Events in Amman, Nov 28 – Dec 4

الأحد 28 تشرين الثاني 2010

The Fuuls

This week features lots of interesting music; Canadian rock group “The Last Supper” are performing tonight and tomorrow, after they cancelled their show in West Jerusalem which was scheduled for later this week (join the discussion on cultural boycott here). American folk/rock group the Fuuls are playing at Zara Expo on Wednesday. Jazz/Funk nights continue every Tuesday at Canvas with Yacoub Abu Ghosh and the Stage Heroes. Bayt al-Ruwwad’s Wednesday concerts of classical Arabic music and Jordanian oldies are on, this time at the Hussein Cultural Center. Acclaimed NY-based Japanese choreographer and director Ryuji Yamagochi comes to Amman with a dance and theater performance titled “Gathering Space,” featuring Japanese vocalist Sizzle Ohtaka and performers from El Funoun Dance Troupe of Palestine, and borrowing text from Geichiro Takahashi’s “Sayonara Gangsters,” one of the most important works of post-war Japanese literature. Documentary Film Days organized by the French Cultural Center and the RFC continue until Tuesday with five interesting documentaries, including “Selves and Others”, a portrait of the late Palestinian thinker and writer Edward Said. There’s a lot more, literary readings on Thursday, films, theater, and the Standup comedy festival which kicks off at the end of the week. 7iber’s calendar is compiled in collaboration with Waw al-Balad Magazine. Sunday November 28, 2010 Documentary Film Days A Mirror to Life, directed by Eliane de Latour, 30 minutes, French with English subtitles, Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm. Selves and Others, a portrait of Edward Said, directed by Emmanuel Hamon, 52 minutes, English with Arabic subtitles, France, 2002, at the Royal Film Commission, 7:30 pm. The Last Supper, concert by Canadian Rock group, at the Terra Santa Theater/Jabal Luweibdeh, 8:00 pm Talk with Film Critic Adnan Madanat at the Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm Monday November 29, 2010 Documentary Film Days Last Grave in Dimbaza, directed by Nana Mahomo, 55 minutes, English with French subtitles, South Africa, 1972. At the Royal Film Commission 7:00 pm. In Memory of Rwanda, directed by Samba Felix N’Diaye, 68 minutes, Documentary, French with English subtitles, France-Senegal, 2003. At the Royal Film Commission, 8:00 pm. Ta3leeleh – an Open Space for Ideas, at Mohtaraf Remal/Jabal Luweibdeh, 7:00 pm. The Last Supper, concert by Canadian Rock group, at Blue Fig/Abdoun, 8:30 pm Yacoub Abu GhoshTuesday November 30, 2010 Yacoub Abu Ghosh and the Stage Heroes, jazz/funk music at Canvas/Jabal Luweibdeh, 9:00 pm. For reservations call 064632211 Documentary Film Days Dark Side of the Moon, directed by William Karel, 52 minutes, English with French subtitles, France, 2002. At the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm Japanese Dance and Theater Performance: Gathering Space, by choreographer and director  Ryuji Yamagochi, Al Balad Theater, 8:00pm. Wednesday December 1, 2010 The Fuuls in a concert of Folk, Alternative and Rock music, Zara Expo Auditorium, 7:30pm. For more information: 06 5906573. Bayt al-Ruwwad group led by Sakher Hattar, Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al Ain, 7:30 pm. Kazakhstan Film Days, The Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 pm. Japanese Dance and Theater Performance: Gathering Space, by choreographer and director  Ryuji Yamagochi, Al Balad Theater, 8:00pm.

Japanese Performance "Gathering Space"

Thursday December 2, 2010 Poets and Satirists, University of Jordan/Small Auditorium at the Deanship of Student Affairs, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Storytelling by Denise Asaad, Dukkan al-Hakaya/Al-Balad Theater, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Literary Readings, Mohtaraf Remal/Jabal Luweibdeh, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Gig by Local Band, Bazzment/ Sweifya, 8:00 pm. For more information: 0797222291. Theater: Haretna, The National Center for Arts and Culture, 11:00am. Kazakhstan Film Days, The Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 pm. Documentary: The Unfolding Universe, Commentator: Dr. Hanna A. Sabat , JAS Cultural Forum at the Jordanian Writers Association/ Shmeisani, 6:30pm. Kids Cultural Festival, Department of the National Library, 5:30 pm. Friday December 3, 2010 Jordan valley Morning ride with Cycling Jordan, for more information call 0785552525 Karaoke Night, Paris Cafe, Jabal Luwaibdeh-Paris Circle, 9:00pm. For more information: 0795152036. Saturday December 4, 2010 Amman Stand – Up Comedy Festival Gabriel & Friends (Gabriel Iglesias, Larry Omaha, Edwin San Juan, Dean Obeidallah, Aron Kader), Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 8:00pm. Ticket price: 25 JDs. Fore more information: 06 4790434.