Events in Amman, June 6 – 12

الأحد 06 حزيران 2010

The start of the World Cup this Friday will mean that Amman will see less concerts and cultural events than it normally would in June, but if you compare it to the 2006 World Cup, you’ll find that there’s a lot still going on in the arts and culture scene this month.

SoA- CUMERC Film FestivalThis week Columbia University’s School of the Arts and the Columbia University Middle East Research Center are hosting a film festival titled “A Critical Mirror: America Looks at the Iraq War” with screenings and discussions of contemporary films about the US war in Iraq is to convey how Americans have confronted the US-led invasion of Iraq in their critical reflections and creative work.

This weekend will be the last for Souq al-Balad; Amman’s farmers market, so check it out at the YWCA for some healthy products and other crafts. On Friday, head out to Wadi Seer for a tag sale where you can also take your own things that you’d like to sell.

Read on for details on these and more events happening in Amman this week; concerts, exhibitions, theater, film, and more.

Sunday June 6, 2010

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

Play: Lorca’s Blood Wedding, Royal Cultural Center, 8:30 pm.

Monday June 7, 2010

Concert: Beautiful Movie Songs by Amman Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by Sakher Hattar, Hussein Cultural Center –  Ras Al Ein, 7:30 pm.  Ticket JD 20 and JD 10

Play: Lorca’s Blood Wedding, Royal Cultural Center, 8:30 pm.

Exhibition Opening:
Sima Bustami Solo Exhibition, Zara Gallery, 6:30 pm.
nasser percussionTuesday June 8, 2010

Drum Clinic with Nasser Salameh and Maher Hanhan, Al-Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al-Ain, 7:00 pm
Film Screening:  Said Effendi, by Kameran Hassani (Iraq), in the presence of actor Youssef Al-Ani, Darat al-Funun, 6:00 pm.

Film Screening:  Sita Sings the Blues, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.



Wednesday June 9, 2010

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

A Critical Mirror: America Looks at the Iraq War
Film: The Hurt Locker, Columbia University Middle East Research Center, 8:00 pm.

Thursday June 10, 2010

Lecture: An Introduction to Celestial Movements, Lecturer: Mr. Hani Dalee, Jordanian Writers Association/Shmeisani, 6:30 pm.

A Critical Mirror: America Looks at the Iraq War:
Film: The Situation, Columbia University Middle East Research Center, 8:00 pm


Friday June 11, 2010

Wadi Seer Tag Sale, Wadi Seer Farm (click for details), 10:00am – 5:00pm

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

Concert by Local Band, Souq Jara Theater, 7:00 pm.

Saturday June 12, 2010

Souq Al-Balad, Farmers Market, YWCA/near Third Circle, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

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

Rock Concert: Dreamstate, Mohtaraf Remal, 7:30 pm.

A Critical Mirror: America Looks at the Iraq War
Film: Gunner Palace, Columbia University Middle East Research Center, 8:00 pm

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