Events in Amman, June 13 – 19

الأحد 13 حزيران 2010

You might want to pull yourself away from some of the World Cup games this week (or rejoice if you’re not watching to start with), because there are some very interesting events taking place around town.

it is promisedOn Tuesday, make sure you stop by Makan for Eric Gottesman’s exhibition “It is (Promised and) Written”, where he explores the idea of broken promises and shares broken promises he’s been collecting from people of all ages and walks of life.

It’s a great week for film lovers; “Critical Mirror; America Looks at the Iraq War” continues until tomorrow, then you have three days of documentaries on the occasion of World Refugee Day, before the Franco-Arab Film Festival kicks off on Saturday.

If you’re into theater (and speak French), don’t miss the play “Avec mes Meilleurs Voeux” tonight at al-Balad Theater. Tomorrow enjoy food and wine tastings at the National Gallery Park in Jabal Luweibdeh in support of “Gift of Life – Amman”, which finances life-saving heart surgeries to underprivileged children with congenital heart defects.

Read on for details on these plus live gigs, talks, concerts, and more…

Sunday June 13, 2010

Play: Avec mes Meilleurs Voeux, a piece by Jean-Pierr Hane (in French). Al-Balad Theater, 7:00 pm. Tickets 5 JDs (free for students of French Cultural Center).


Book of the Week, presentation and discussion
, Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm.

A Critical Mirror: America Looks at the Iraq War
Screening of: Meeting Resistance, Columbia University Middle East Research Center, 8:00 pm.

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From Film: Meeting Resistance


Monday June 14, 2010

A Critical Mirror: America Looks at the Iraq War
Screening of: My Country, My Country, Columbia University Middle East Research Center, 8:00 pm.

Lecture: ” Discoveries of Religious Tourism .. Al – Raqeem Cave as a sample” by Dr. Moh’d Wahab, The Dean of Queen Rania College for Tourism & Heritage at Al-Hashimiya University, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:00 pm.

Second Annual Tastings, Food and Wine Tastings in support of GOLA (Gift of Life – Amman). National Gallery Park, 7:00 pm. Call 078 8300003 to reserve tickets.

il divoTuesday June 15, 2010
Italian Film “Il Divo”, Abdul Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.
Film: Al Mon’ataf (The Curb), by Jafaar Ali (Iraq), in the presence of actor Youssef Al-Ani, Darat al-Funun, 6:00 pm.

Documentaries on the occasion of World Refugee Day: Screening of “Refugees for Life”
Directed by Hady Zaccak, Lebanon,
Film House/Royal Film Commission, 8:00 pm.

Talk: “Amman 2025 and Slumlab Report Launch Tentative Agenda”, organized by the Greater Amman Municipality, Amman Institute, and CUMERC, Columbia University Middle East Research Center, 6:30pm.

Exhibition Opening
Waad Wa Maktoub (It is Promised and Written), installation by Eric Gottesman
, Makan Art Space/Jabal Luweibdeh, 7:00 pm.

Wednesday June 16, 2010

open shutters

From Film: Open Shutters

Documentaries on the occasion of World Refugee Day, screening of: “Open Shutters”, directed by Maysoon Pachachi, Iraq/UK, Film House/Royal Film Commission, 8:00 pm.

Concert: Bayt al-Ruwwad group led by Sakher Hattar, Prince Hashem Park/al-Hashmi al-Shamali, 8:00 pm.

Amman Symphony Orchestra with Fouad Fakhouri, visiting conductor and Fadi Hattar, Cello Soloist, Hussein Cultural Center/ Ras Al Ein, 7:30 pm. Ticket JD 20 and JD 10.

Thursday June 17, 2010
Lecture: Saturn’s Rings, lecturer: Eng. Samer Derbi, Jordanian Writers Association/Shmeisani, 6:30 pm.

Live gig at JAMM, 9:00 pm.
Documentaries on the occasion of World Refugee Day, screening of: “A Candle for the Shahabandar Café”, directed by Emad Ali Abbas, Iraq, and “Leaving,” directed by Barham Al Zuhairi, Iraq, Film House/Royal Film Commission, 8:00 pm.

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Friday June 18, 2010

Souq Jara, Jabal Amman, JARA Street (Fawzy Malouf St.), 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Kima Live in Concert, Souq Jara Theater, 7:30 pm.

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Saturday June 19, 2010

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

Antiques Market, 6 Ba’ounieh street/Jabal Luweibdeh, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Dinosaurs & Astronauts Live at Turtle Green(Tea Bar), Rainbow street. 7:00 pm.


16th Franco Arab Film festival

Son of Babylon by Mohamed Al-Daradji (Fiction – France/Iraq), Al Hussein Cultural Center, 5:00 pm.

Harragas by Merzak Allouache (Fiction – France/Algeria), Al Hussein Cultural Center, 8:30 pm

  • Moey – www.moeys.net

    There's also a live gig at Turtle Green Tea Bar 🙂

  • Moey – www.moeys.net

    There's also a live gig at Turtle Green Tea Bar 🙂