Emirati Films, JOrchestra, 7iber at Startup Grind, and More in Amman This Week

May 31, 2015

This week, Shoman Foundation hosts Emirati Film Nights, with three screenings of films by young pioneering directors. “Sea Shadow” will be screened on Sunday, “The Sound of the Sea” on Monday, and “From A to B” on Tuesday (8:00 pm).

On Wednesday, 7iber co-founders Lina Ejeilat and Ramsey George will be hosted by “Startup Grind” to talk about the secrets and tips to start a successful website (6:30 pm).

Naqsh restaurant and cultural space organizes a “Tapas and Poetry” night, dedicated to Spanish culture, in which Tapas food will be served, literature and poetry in Spanish will be read and a small guitar concert will be performed (Thursday, 7:00 pm).

At Darat Al Funun’s Lab, Omar Al Zo’bi’s art exhibition “Rasbras” opens on Tuesday. Following a series of intensive interviews with participants, Omar Al-Zo’bi experiments with creating made-to-measure headpieces that respond to personal narratives (6:30 pm).

In the unique, atmosphere of the Roman Amphitheatre, JOrchestra strings musical talents will perform a rich program ranging from the Cello Concerto by the great master Bach, the notes of the renowned Adagio of Albinoni, the melody of the Simple Symphony by Britten, the rhythm of De Falla’s Danse Espagnole, the well known Holberg suite by Grieg to a composition by conductor Mohammad Sidiq (Saturday, 7:30 pm).

As part of the movie series “Global Music”, Goethe-Institut screens the German documentary “Trip to Asia. The Quest for Harmony”. The film follows the 126 musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in their tour to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo, and Taipei, accompanied by the filmmaker Thomas Grube (Wednesday, 7:00 pm).

Souq el Sodfeh comes back this weekend to Khorda’s graden in Jabal Al Lweibdeh, where you can buy local food products and crafts, and enjoy many activities, such as Shalabiya Al Hakawatiya’s children story-telling session (Saturday, 3:00 – 9:00 pm).

For more information on arts and culture events in Amman, visit 7iber’s cultural calendar. To add related events to our agenda, please write us at [email protected]