Events in Amman, May 9 – 15

الأحد 09 أيار 2010

If you missed Hakaya’s storytelling performances last week, you still have a chance tonight and tomorrow before the festival wraps up. This week also brings you the first Spring Theater Season, with plays and performances until the 24th of May.

JARA Market kicks off this coming Friday, officially ushering in Amman’s summer with a fun outdoor experience along with music performances on an open-air stage in the evenings.

You have poetry readings, concerts, exhibition openings, films, farmers market, and more in Amman’s agenda this week, so read on, and don’t forget add your public events directly to our Google Calendar.

Sunday May 9, 2010

Education in Europe Fair, on the occasion of Europe Day, at al-Balad Theater, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

Hakaya Festival

Book presentation by Faiha’ Abdel Hadi about Palestinian Women in the 50s and 60s, at Women for Jerusalem Association, 6:00 pm.

Souq Al Hikayat, al-Balad Theater, 7:00 pm.

Storytelling: Melodrama, Prova group the twins Ahmad and Mohammad Malas, Syria, the Duke’s Diwan, downtown, 6:00 pm. For more information: 06 4652005.

Melodrama by the Twins Ahmad and Mohammed Malas, Syria

Melodrama by the Twins Ahmad and Mohammed Malas, Syria

Monday May 10, 2010

Urban tales, city scripts, Al-Balad Theater, 8:00 pm. For more information: 06 4652005.

Music: Manam Album Launch Concert, Dar Al-Anda/Jabal Luweibdeh, 8:00 pm. Music written, produced & mixed by Yousef Kawar. Vocals & lyrics by Reham Samerai, Guitars & electronics by Yousef Kawar. For more info: http://www.manammusic.com/

Spoken Word Poetry Night with Palestinian-American poet and writer Remi Kenazi, at JAM, above Mountain View/off Rainbow Street, 8:30 pm. Annemarie Jacir, Deema Dabbis, and Tareq Abu Kwaik will perform short sets prior to Remi’s performance.

Lecture: The Arab Economics & the Challenges After the Crisis, by Dr. Nabil Hashaad, head of the Arab Center for Studies and Financial & Banking Consultation/Egypt, Abdul Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:00 pm.

Opening of exhibition by Mohammed Muhraddin, Orfali Gallery, 6:30 pm.

Opening of solo exbihition by Saba Innab, Zara Gallery, 6:30 pm.

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Work by Saba Innab

Tuesday May 11, 2010

YesterdayFilm: Yesterday/South Africa, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

Launch of “Arab Shorts”, Darat Al-Funun, 6:00 pm.
Italian Film Screening, Hussein Cultural Center/Small Theater, 8:00 pm.

Chapter 11 – Live Jazz at Canvas/Jabal Luweibdeh, 9:00 pm. For reservations call 064632211


Wednesday May 12, 2010

Bayt Al-Ruwwad Group led by Sakher Hattar, at the Prince Hashem Park/al-Hashmi al-Shamali, 8:00 pm.

Thursday May 13, 2010

Souq I’tlaf, a showcase of the community development projects and a bazar of the goods produced by the I’tlaf Alliance of Community based organizations. Landmark Hotel, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening of First Spring Theater Season, Osama al-Mashini Theater, 8:00 pm

Friday May 14, 2010

Souq I’tlaf, a showcase of the community development projects and a bazar of the goods produced by the I’tlaf Alliance of Community based organizations. Landmark Hotel, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Spring Theater Season: Performance of “Helm”, a play directed by Samir Khawaldeh, at the Royal Cultural Center/Main Theater, 8:30 pm.

Souq Jara, with Rum-Tareq al-Nasser Group opening the Jara Theater at 7:30 pm. , Jabal Amman – First Circle – JARA Street (Fawzy Malouf St.), 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Jara Market, photo by Roba Assi

Jara Market, photo by Roba Assi

Saturday May 15, 2010

Souq Al-Balad, Farmers Market, Ras al-Ain/Jordan Museum Site, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Spring Theater Season: Performance of “Helm”, a play directed by Samir Khawaldeh, at the Royal Cultural Center/Main Theater, 8:30 pm.

Film screening about cinema, literature and football: El Portero, National Gallery of Fine Arts, 6:00 pm.