Events in Amman, March 28 – April 2

الإثنين 28 آذار 2011

It’s a good week for theater fans.Sunday was World Theater Day, and it was marked by a shadow theater performance by Fadi Skeiker at Al-Balad Theater tonight. The Amman International Theater Festival kicks off end of the week, and includes, besides theater performances, poetry readings accompanied by music.

The Euromed Cultural Heritage Festival starts on Tuesday at the Jordan Museum and for four days features dabkeh dances, traditional plays, cuisine sampling, screening of short films, and more activities.

There’s more; live music, exhibition openings, interesting talks, and film screenings. So read on, and don’t forget to send us photos of events you attend to share in our weekly slideshow.

7iber’s calendar is compiled in collaboration with Waw al-Balad magazine.

Monday March 28, 2011

Dance: Tango Night, Cafe Paris, Jabal al Waibdeh-Paris Circle, 9:00pm. For more information: 0779279095.

Talk: What is Happening in Our Nation? With Minister of Culture Tareq Masarweh and MP Abla abu Elbeh, at the Arab Cultural Forum/Jabal Luweibdeh (near Paris Circle) 6:30 pm.

Dance Audition for a Hip Hop Performance, Jordan Kuwait bank- Abdali, 5:00 pm.

Exhibition Opening
A Shout out from my city2: “Hello, Salut, Hallo, Hola, مرحبا”
, at Foresight Art Gallery/Um Uthaina, 6:30 pm.

Tuesday March 29, 2011

Stage Heroes

How to Read Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Faisal Darraj, Darat al Funun, 6:00pm.

Live music: Yacoub Abu Ghosh and the Stage Heroes, post-modern funk fusion, Canvas-Jabal Al Weibdeh, 9:00pm. For more information: 06 4632211.

Film: The American friend (Germany), director: Wim wenders, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

Euromed Cultural Heritage Festival in Jordan, Jordan Museum – Ras Al Rin, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Wednesday March 30, 2011

Short Film Screening: Identity, Society and Me, at Cafes des Artistes – Rainbow Street, 7:30 pm.

Music: Bayt al-Ruwwad group led by Sakher Hattar, Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 7:30 pm.

Euromed Cultural Heritage Festival in Jordan, Jordan Museum – Ras Al Rin, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Screening and discussion of the film “Quest for Honor” in the presence of the director, Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, moderated by the Jordanian Attorney Reem Abu Hassan, Activist and President of the Society for Protecting Family Violence Victims, at the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm.

Thursday March 31, 2011

Lecture: Important Astronomy Events in 2011, Lecturer: Eng. Khaled Tell, JAS Cultural Forum-The Jordanian Writers Association/ Shmeisani, 6:30pm.

Friday April 1, 2011

Graffiti Contest & Art Expo, at the Arabian Horse Club (airport road), 3:00 pm.

The 17th Amman International Theater Festival

Play: Late Stage (Tunisia), Royal Cultural Center-Main theater, 8:00pm.

Poetry within Theater, Royal Cultural Center-Round theater, 9:00pm.

Euromed Cultural Heritage Festival in Jordan, Jordan Museum – Ras Al Rin, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Saturday April 2, 2011

The 17th Amman International Theater Festival

Play: El Malira (Algeria), the Royal Cultural Center, 9:00pm.

Poetry within Theater, Royal Cultural Center-Round theater, 8:00pm.