Events in Amman, Feb 21 – 27

الأحد 21 شباط 2010

This week’s highlight is Amman’s home-grown comedy festival featuring 14 young local comedians. You also have a great variety of live music throughout the week, and a number of lectures, book events, and film screenings.

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Sunday February 21, 2010

Book of the Week: Access to Information, comparative study. Presentation and discussion by author Ashraf Al-Raie. Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm.

Monday February 22, 2010

Lecture: Hindrance and Assistance in the Development of Historical Course in the Arab Culture Between the Past and the Present, by Dr. Wajeeh Kawtharani, Professor of History from Lebanon.
Shoman Cultural Forum, Abdul Hameed Shoman Library, 6:30 pm.

Book Signing: Fikri Badawi Alami’s Autobiography. At the department of the National Library. 5:30 pm.

Live Music: Ehab Murad at BazzMent, Sweifieh/Hamra street. For info call 079-500-55-99.

Tuesday February 23, 2010

Chapter 11, Nov 24_10Chapter 11 – Live Jazz. Yacoub Abu Ghosh: Bass, Shadi Khashram: Guitar, Aram Hairabedian: Soprano Sax, David Tadevossian: Trumpet, Tareq Abu Kwaik: Drums. At Canvas. 9:00 pm.For reservations and more information: 064632211

So You Think Amman Can Laugh

Presented by the Comedy Factory, featuring 14 Stand up Comedians. 23 – 24 – 25 of February 7.15pm at Al Balad Theater. Tickets are for 10 JDS and are sold at Music Box – Abdallah Ghosheh Street. For tickets and info please call: 0797 526 670, 06 585 23 50

Chinese Film “The World”, Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

The Adventure of Photography, 150 Years of the Photographic Image, Part I. Darat Al-Funun. 6:00 pm.

comedy factoryWednesday February 24, 2010

So You Think Amman Can Laugh
Presented by the Comedy Factory, featuring 14 Stand up Comedians. 23 – 24 – 25 of February 7.15pm at Al Balad Theater. Tickets are for 10 JDS and are sold at Music Box – Abdallah Ghosheh Street. For tickets and info please call: 0797 526 670, 06 585 23 50

Music
: Bayt Al-Ruwwad Group led by Sakher Hattar, Classical Arabic Music, Prince Hashem Park/Al-Hashmi Al-Shamali, 7:30 pm.

Documentary Screening “The Order of Myths”, in celebration of African-American History Month. 7:00 pm. At the Film House/Royal Film Commission.

Thursday February 25, 2010

So You Think Amman Can Laugh
Presented by the Comedy Factory, featuring 14 Stand up Comedians. 23 – 24 – 25 of February 7.15pm at Al Balad Theater. Tickets are for 10 JDS and are sold at Music Box – Abdallah Ghosheh Street. For tickets and info please call: 0797 526 670, 06 585 23 50

Lecture: The Most Important Astronomy Events in 2010, Lecturer: Eng. Khaled Tell, (Vice-President of the Jordanian Astronomical Society), Jordanian Astronomical Society/Haya Cultural Center, 6:30 pm. For more information 06 5534754.

Friday February 26, 2010
Chapter 11 – Live Jazz. Yacoub Abu Ghosh: Bass, Shadi Khashram: Guitar, Aram Hairabedian: Soprano Sax, David Tadevossian: Trumpet, Tareq Abu Kwaik: Drums. At Cafe de Paris/Jabal Luweibdeh. 9:00 pm. For reservations and more information call 0795152036.

Macadi Nahhas & Emad Alaeddin Live in Concert. Courtyard/Al-Qasr Hotel. 9:00 pm. Tickets JD5.

EmadAlaeddin macadi

Saturday February 27, 2010

Aziz Maraka’s newest Fusion Jazz Formation. Aziz Maraka – Piano, Munzer Jaber – Bass, Yarub Smairat – Violin, Rebal Elsayed – Drums, Guest Member, Mohammad Jaber – Percussion. 9:00 pm, at Canvas. For reservations call 06 463 2211.

Ongoing Exhibitions
Song of the Equinox, by Mona Saudi. At Jacaranda Images. February 2 until February 28.

Hidden Revelations, by Laila Masri. At Blue Fig. February 7 until February 28.

The Girl Splendid in Walking, video art and paintings by Doa Aly. Darat Al-Funun. Until April 29.

“Why did you Leave the Forest Empty?” Photographs by Ahlam Shibli. Darat Al-Funun. Until April 29.

Jus Sanguinis, Installation Art by Raed Ibrahim. Darat Al-Funun. Until April 29.

Jordan in the Eyes of Dumlao, Solo Exhibition by Elmer Dumlao, Zara Gallery, until February 22.