Events in Amman, July 25 – 31

الأحد 25 تموز 2010

This week is packed with an exciting variety of cultural events; the Amman Summer Festival brings you daily performances by local artists in the beautiful outdoor theater of the Hussein Park. The Jordan Festival features the Palestine Youth Orchestra on Wednesday, and battle of the Bands continues at the Crown Plaza with some new faces and young local bands.

UNESCO along with the Jordanian Caucasian Cultural Society are organizing a “Night of Cultural Diversity in Jordan”, featuring   Jordanian folkloric dance, Circassian dance and music, Bukhari poetry from Uzbekistan, Kazakh music, Turkish music and dance,  Chechen music, Armenian folkloric dance and music, and poetry from Daghestan. Be sure to check it out on Friday at the Roman theater downtown.

Tonight and tomorrow, hop to Mohtaraf Remal in Luweibdeh for “Jayeen min Falasteen” (Coming from Palestine) where a group of artists from Palestine and Jordan will present art work, music, and stand up comedy.

Did you know that there’s a new bilingual font marketed worldwide called Amman FF, as one of the largest bilingual font families ever? It was designed by German type-design rising star Yanone for the Amman Municipality’s “Amman Brand” project in collaboration with SYNTAX, and you can hear all about it from him at a special talk on Tuesday at Al-Balad Theater.

Also, don’t miss the screenings of documentaries that tackle the political and environmental situation in Lebanon, by director Hadi Zakkak, at the Royal Film Commission, in the presence of the director.

There’s a lot more, so read on, enjoy the events, and send reviews, videos and photos to editor[at]7iber[dot]com.

Sunday July 25, 2010

Music: Hashemite Group, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 7:00 pm.

Music: Jehad Sarkis, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 9:00 pm.

Dabkeh show, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater,8:00 pm.

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

Battle of the Bands: Dream State, Crown Plaza hotel – Hot Spot, 8:00 pm.

Corners: Exhibition by Natasha Dahdaleh, at the Shepherd Hotel/meeting room (2nd Circle – South Gate of Islamic College), 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Jayeen min Falasteen (Coming from Palestine): photo exibition for Malak Abu Kan’an, Segments from Nisreen Faour’s works, and music performances by Damar and El Far3i, at Mohtaraf Remal/Jabal Luweibdeh, 8:00 pm.

Tareq Abu Kwaik - el Far3i

Monday July 26, 2010

Jayeen min Falasteen (Coming from Palestine): music by El Far3i and stand up comedy by WE7 and Adi Khalifeh, at Mohtaraf Remal/Jabal Luweibdeh, 8:00 pm.

Battle of the Bands: Gazdara, Crown Plaza Hotel – Hot Spot, 8:00 pm.

Music: Ma’an Group, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 7:00 pm.

Bayt al-Ruwwad Group, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 8:00 pm.

Theater: “Sajjel Ana Arabi”, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 9:00 pm.

Tuesday July 27, 2010

Music: Bashar al-Sheikh, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 7:00 pm.

Music: Majed Zraikat, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 9:00 pm.

Dance: Women of Salt Group, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 8:00 pm.

Talk: Amman’s New (Type)Face, Al-Balad Theater, 7:00 pm.

Documentary Screenings: History Lesson, and the Oil Spill in Lebanon, in presence of director Hady Zaccak, Royal Film Commission, 8:00 pm

Wednesday July 28, 2010

Documentary Screening: War of Peace, in the presence of director Hady Zaccak, Royal Film Commission, 8:00 pm.

Yazan al Roussan and Autostrad

Palestine Youth Orchestra, Jordan Festival, Jabal Al Qal’a (Citadel), 8:30pm. For reservations: www.jordanfestival.com

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

Yazan al-Roussan and Autostrad, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 7:00 pm.

Amman Municipality Group, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 8:00 pm.

Theater: Za’al and Khadra, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 9:00 pm.

Exhibition: The Migration of Ideas, Dar Al Anda. until 11 August.

Thursday July 29, 2010
Concert by Local Band, Jamm/Jabal Amman, 8:00 pm. For more information: 0795877970.

Nahawand and Amman Municipality Group, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 9:00 pm.
Dabkeh by Hashmi Group, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 8:00 pm.

Lecture: The Scientific Culture Project, Lecturer: Prof. Hisham Ghassib, JAS Cultural Forum at The Jordanian Writers Association/ Shmeisani, 6:30pm.

Friday July 30, 2010

Souq Jara, Spring and Summer Market, Jabal Amman – First Circle – JARA Street (Fawzy Malouf St.), 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

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

Music of the Armed Forces, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 7:00 pm.

Egyptian Tannoura Group, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 8:00 pm.

Bashar and Salma, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 9:00 pm.

Night of Cultural Diversity in Jordan, Roman Theater, 7:00 pm.

Saturday July 31, 2010

Karakeeb Flea Market for used books, toys, antics, houseware and more, at Selwan Society – Bayader Wadi Elsir, near AlQuds Rest. 11 am to 7 pm. To know more or sell your items contact Khebrat Women Society at khebrat.turathcom.com.

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

Talal Abu Al Ragheb & Zohrab, Jordan Festival, Jabal Al Qal’a (Citadel), 8:30pm. For reservations: www.jordanfestival.com

Hail Group, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 7:00 pm.

Hussein al-Salman, part of Amman Summer Festival, Hussein Park Outdoor Theater, 8:00 pm.