Events in Amman, March 6 – 12

March 6, 2011

Film: “Kingdom of Women”

Spring is here and Amman’s arts and culture agenda is getting packed. Aat (the network of women artists in Jordan) and Al-Balad Theater are organizing the International Women’s Day Festival, with activities throughout March; film screenings, workshops, and dance performances.

Indie film lovers are in for a treat, as the Royal Film Commission hosts Egyptian Film Days at the Royal Cultural Center, with award winning feature films, shorts and documentaries.

On Saturday “Land &Dignity: Israeli Apartheid Week” kicks off with two exhibitions at Darat al-Funun: Mapping Apartheid, and Falasteen as I see it, as well as a photo and graffiti exhibition at the Studio, experimental shorts, and a seminar.

It’s a busy week for exhibition openings; Zara Gallery presents a solo exhibition by up-and-coming Jordanian artist/architect Dina Haddadin, titled “Beyond Emptiness; Demarking Absent Grounds, and Lingered Nothingness”. Darat al-Funun hosts Iraqi Finnish artist Adel Abidin. The Image Festival continues with new openings: Jordanian artist Ammar Khammash at Jacaranda Images, “Balades a Paris” at Paris circle and the French Cultural Center, photography by Linda al-Khoury at Al-Balad theater, and more.

Read on for details on these events and a bunch more.

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

Sunday March 6, 2011

Book of the Week, presentation and discussion, Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm. For more information: 0788541166.

Live Music, Oldies Night with the Amman Jazz Band, at Canvas/Jabal Luweibdeh, 9:00 pm. For info and reservations call 064632211

Image Festival: “From Our Land”, celebration gathering at Wild Jordan, 8:00 – 10:00 pm.

Photo by Mohamad Nayef – From Our Land

Monday March 7, 2011

Lecture: Shoman Cultural Forum, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

Hashtag Debates on #ReformJO, hosted by 7iber at Makan Art Space/Jabal Luweibdeh, 7:00 pm.

Best of Kasabji’s Compositions, by the Amman Arab Music Ensemble, Sakher Hattar, conductor, Al Hussein Cultural Center-Ras Al-Ain, 7:30pm. Tickets price (10/20 JD). For more information: 06 4746222.

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

“Balades à Paris” #1 – 100 Years in Paris, Jebal Al Weibdeh-Paris Circle. Until March 28.
“Balades à Paris” #2 – 3D Experiences, French Cultural Centre. Until March 28.

Exhibition Opening
Beyond Emptiness: Demarking Absent Grounds, and Lingered Nothingness, by Jordanian artist Dina Haddadin, Zara Gallery, 6:30pm.Until 28 March.

Work by artist Dina Haddadin

Tuesday March 8, 2011

Exhibition Openings:
Fossils of Time and Light, by Ammar Khammash, Jacaranda Images, 6:00pm. Until 31 March.

An exhibition by Iraqi/ Finnish artist Adel Abidin, Darat al Funun, 6:00pm. Until 26 May.

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

A Concert by Swiss Embassy, Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 7:00 pm.

Workshop: “Language of Gesture,” by visiting Algerian Artist Taous Khazem. Part of International Women’s Day Festival, Al-Balad Theater, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Egyptian Film Days
“Hawi,” director: Ibrahim Batout, 112 minutes, Fiction, in Arabic with English subtitles, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00pm.

Film: Kingdom of Women, director : Dahna Abuorahme, Al Balad Theater, 8:00pm.

Film: The scent of Green Papaya (Vietnam/ France), director: Anh Hung Tran, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

Screening of “This is my Picture when I was Dead,” directed by Mahmoud Massad, at the Hannouneh Society/Sports City Circle, 7:00 pm.

Wednesday March 9, 2011

Egyptian Film Days, documentary and shorts by Mahmoud Suleiman, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00pm.

Talk: “Revolutions in the Arab World – How and Where to?” organized by the Alternative Culture Association, at the Jordanian Writers Association/Shmeisani, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Activity: World Read Aloud Day, Goethe-Institute-Jabal Amman, 10:00am – 6:00pm. For more information: 06 64641993.

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

Image Festival: Mixed Passions, celebration gathering at Darat al-Tasweer, 8:00 – 10:00 pm.

Workshop: “Language of Gesture,” by visiting Algerian Artist Taous Khazem. Part of International Women’s Day Festival, Al-Balad Theater, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Film: The Absence of Mr. and Mrs. B, directed by Fima Emami and Reza Daryanoush, part of International Women’s Day Festival, Al Balad Theater, 8:00pm.

The Absence of Mr. and Mrs. B

Thursday March 10, 2011

Film: Everyday’s a Holiday, part of International Women’s Day Festival, Al Balad Theater, 8:00pm.

Egyptian Film Days, shorts by Sherif Bendary, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00pm:

Lecture: Mind & Method in the Great Scientific Revolution, lecturer: Prof. Hisham Ghassib, JAS Cultural Forum – Jordanian Writers Association/ Shmeisani, 6:30pm.

Exhibition Opening
Stories from Al Weibdeh, Linda Al Khoury Solo Exhibition
, Al Balad Theatre. Until March 31.

Workshop: “Language of Gesture,” by visiting Algerian Artist Taous Khazem. Part of International Women’s Day Festival, Al-Balad Theater, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Kalam Mazzika – Poetry & Music from Egypt & Jordan, at the Royal Cultural Center, 7:30 pm.

Friday March 11, 2011

The image Festival Wall (daily Photo slide projection), Al Hussein Cultural Centre. Until March 20.

Workshop: “Language of Gesture,” by visiting Algerian Artist Taous Khazem. Part of International Women’s Day Festival, Al-Balad Theater, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Saturday March 12, 2011

Land and Dignity Week

Exhibition Opening
Main Art Week: Photos & Graffiti by local artists
, at the Studio – Prince Mohammed Street, 5:00 pm

Seminar: 1948 Palestinians – Reality & Future, with Haneen Zubi, Landmark Hotel, 7:00 pm.

Short Experimental Films on the Palestinian Issue, Darat al Funun, 5:00pm.

Exhibition Opening
Falasteen as I see it, as part of Israeli Apartheid Week Art, Darat al Funun. Until March 18.
Mapping Apartheid, Israeli Apartheid Week Art, Darat al Funun- Workshop space. Until 18 march.