If you’re interested in architecture and urban planning, you’re in for a treat this week; there are two very interesting lectures taking place – the first by renowned architect and writer Michael Sorkin titled Eutopia Now, and the second by Columbia University Professors Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, on their past experiences directing the SLUM Lab project in parts of Latin America.
There’s music to satisfy every taste this week – from western classical, to Jazz, classical Arabic music (tarab), and hip hop. There are a number of exhibition openings, film screenings, stand up comedy Open Mic Night from Talasim, and more.
If there’s any event you know of that we’ve missed, drop us a line or add it directly to 7iber’s google calendar. And if you go to any of these events and feel like sharing your thoughts on it, you can always send us a review, photos, or video.
So here we go:
Sunday January 10, 2010
Screening of Indian Film “Taare Zameen Par” (Like Stars on Earth), at the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm
Opening of exhibition “Photos from Andalusia“, by artist Salman Madanat. 5:30 pm, followed by Book of the Week: presentation and discussion of “Zaman Al-Wasl” – by Dr. Salah Jarrar, at 6:00 pm, at the Department of the National Library.
Eutopia Now – lecture by renowned architect Michael Sorkin, at Al-Hussein Cultural Center/Ras Al-Ain. 7:00 pm. For more information 06 47 85 358
Monday January 11, 2010
Concert by Elisabet Vilaplana (Soprano), Jordi Mas (Tenor), Miguel Rosales (Baryton), and Joseph Buforn (Pianist), on the occasion of the Spanish presidency of the EU, at the Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 pm.
“Factuality of Arab World between Development & Democracy,” given by Dr. Sameer Maqdisi – the former Lebanese Minister of Economy, at Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:00 pm.
Tuesday January 12, 2010
Open presentation, given by Columbia University Professors Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, on their past experiences directing the SLUM Lab project in parts of Latin America. 6:30 pm at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center (5 Moh’d Al Sa’ad Al Batayneh Street, King Hussein Park).
“Laugh me Loud” – Open Night Mic from Talasim Comedy Productions, at Atelier Cafe/Sweifieh. 7:30 pm. For more information call 0797526670
Mexican Film “Sleep Dealer”, Abdul Hameed Shoman Library, 6:30 pm
Opening of exhibition by Jordanian artist Iyad Kanaan, Foresight Art Gallery, at 6:00 pm.
Opening of exhibitions by: Doa’a Ali, Photography, Ahlam Shibli: Video Art and Paintings, and an installation by Raed Ibrahim. At Darat Al-Funun. 6:00 pm. Exhibitions run until March 31st.
Chapter 11 – Live Jazz at Canvas. 9:00 pm.
With Yacoub Abu Ghosh on Bass, Tareq Abu Kwaik on Drums, Shadi Khashram on Guitar, Aram Hairabiddian on Soprano Sax, and David Tadevossian on Trumpet. For reservations call 079 – 5328301.
Wednesday January 13, 2010
Bayt Al-Ruwwad Group led by Sakher Hattar, Classical Arabic Music, 7:30 pm, at the new location: Prince Hashem Park in Al-Hashmi Al-Shamali.
Thursday January 14, 2010
Internet Search Engines in the Service of Amateur Astronomers, lecturer: Dr. Ghaith A. Abanda, Jordanian Astronomical Society/Haya Cultural Center, 6:30 pm. For more information 06 5534754.
Friday January 15, 2010
Brooklyn Beats to Beirut Streets : the redux comes to Amman. Live Hip Hop featuring The Human Writes Project: Omar Offendum (The N.O.M.A.D.S.), Ragtop ( The Philistines), Mark Gonzales (HBO Def Jam Poet Supreme). Plus DJ/Turntablist: DJ Lethal Skillz (Lebanon), and from Los Angeles – MOCHILLA. 9:30 pm, at Flow. For tickets call 0799787777.
Saturday January 16, 2010
Contemporary Calligraphic Art in the Arab World, Nabad Gallery. Until February 10.
The Ultimate Journey, a collective exhibition by 19 Arab and Islamic artists, National Gallery of Fine Arts. Until January 21st.
Doa’a Ali, Photography, Ahlam Shibli: Video Art and Paintings, and an installation by Raed Ibrahim. At Darat Al-Funun. Until March 31st.
Eyad Kanaan, Foresight Art Gallery. Until January 31st.
“Sculpting Water” by Bader Mahasneh. At Jacaranda Images. Until January 31st.