Events in Amman, July 4 – 10

الأحد 04 تموز 2010

Kamal Musallam

Kamal Musallam

When you’re not watching the World Cup semi finals this week, you have a range of interesting events to enjoy and help you deal with football withdrawal. This month’s concert by the Amman Arab Music Ensemble features compositions by Sabah Fakhri, the Jordan Festival brings you Il Divo and Pink Martini, and a special little show is taking place at Las Tapas tomorrow with musician Kamal Musallam visiting town and jamming with Yacoub Abu Ghosh and Tareq Abu Kwaik.

The Royal Cultural Center has been hosting a lot of theater lately, and this week you have a Jordanian play directed by Shaban Hameed on show for three nights. You also have an exhibition of contemporary art by Shereen Audi and Ahmad Sabbagh and Typism opening at Zara tomorrow.

Don’t miss the installation by artist Trish Edelstein at Makan tonight and all through the week, the Indian film screening at the RFC on wednesday, and live gigs at Jamm, plus more on this week’s calendar in Amman.

Sunday July 4th

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

Exhibition Opening

All Systems Leak, installation by Trish Edelstein, Makan Art Space, 7:00 pm. Exhibition continues until July 11

Pink Martini, Jordan Festival, Jabal Al Qal’a (Citadel), 8:30pm. For reservations:

Pink Martini

Pink Martini

Monday July 5th

Yacoub Abu Ghosh

Yacoub Abu Ghosh

Jam by Kamal Musallam (Guitar), Yacoub Abu Ghosh (Bass), and Tareq Abu Kwaik (Drums), Las Tapas, 9:00 pm.

An Illustrated Journey through Outstanding Traditional Houses in Iraq, a lecture by Dr Ihsan Fathi,
Orfali Gallery (at the gallery’s garden), 8:00 pm

Masterpieces of Sabah Fakhri, Amman Arab Music Ensemble, Sakher Hattar conductor, Al Hussein Cultural Center, 7:30 pm, tickets 10 & 20 JD. For more information:  06 4767222.

Exhibition Opening
Shereen Audi & Cattle Republic by Ahmad Sabbagh and Michael Schinkoethe (Typism), Zara Gallery, 6:30 pm.

Theater: “Blessed are the Peaceful” directed by Shaban Hamid, Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm.
Tuesday July 6th

Film: Salt of the Earth, director : Herbert.J.Beberman (USA),
Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 7:00 pm.

Theater: “Blessed are the Peaceful” directed by Shaban Hamid, Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm.

Lage Raho MunnabhaiWednesday July 7th

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

Film: Lage Raho Munna Bhai, by Rajkumar Hirani (India)
, Royal Film Commission, 8:00pm.

Theater: “Blessed are the Peaceful” directed by Shaban Hamid, Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm.

Thursday July 8th

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

Lecture: Superluminal Jets in Astrophysics
, Lecturer: Dr. Hanna A. Sabat, JAS Cultural Forum at the Jordanian Writers Association/ Shmeisani, 6:30pm.

Friday July 9th

Il Divo

Il Divo

Souq Jara, Spring and Summer Market, Jabal Amman – First Circle – JARA Street (Fawzy Malouf St.), 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.

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

IL Divo, Jordan Festival, Jabal Al Qal’a (Citadel), 8:30pm. For reservations:

Saturday July 10th

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

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