Events in Amman, Feb 7 – 13


Watch films from Arab and Latin women directors every evening this week at the Royal Film Commission’s Film House. Get Rana Husseini to sign you a copy of her book “Murder in the Name of Honour”. Listen to an interesting art talk by critic Sybille Omlin at Darat al-Funun. Enjoy live jazz by Chapter 11 twice a week. See Ghannam Ghannam’s play “Return to Haifa” on Friday, and don’t miss an exciting group of local artists and musicians performing in support of Gaza’s children on Saturday. Check out the large number of ongoing exhibitions in Amman’s art galleries, and more in our weekly roundup below:

Sunday February 7, 2010

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

Emad Alaeddin’s Farewell concert for drummer Erik Kreft, at Dubliners, 9:00 pm.

Entre Cineastas – Arab and Latin Women’s Film Caravan:

Take Me Home/documentary by Mais Darwazeh, and Behind the Road/documentary by Franca González Serra. Film House, Royal Film Commission. 7:00 pm.

Take me Home

Monday February 8, 2010
Entre Cineastas – Arab and Latin Women’s Film Caravan:

Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar/documentary by Eva Patricia Fernández and Mario de la Torre, and I Loved You So Much/documentary by Dalila Ennadre. Film House, Royal Film Commission. 7:00 pm.

Lecture: The Umbilical Cord : A Devine Scientific Well – Kept Secret, by gynecologist Dr. Jameel Sha’ban, at Abdul Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:00 pm.

Book Signing: Rana Husseini signs her book “Murder in the Name of Honour,” at Readers bookstore. 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

Book signing invitation card

Tuesday February 9, 2010
Entre Cineastas – Arab and Latin Women’s Film Caravan:

Women in Correspondence/Short Films, Live/Documentary by Amal Ramsis, and Rando/documentary by Arab Lotfi. Film House, Royal Film Commission. 7:00 pm.
Korean Film “Treeless Mountain”, Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm

Art Talk
Understanding and Minunderstanding: What Art Can Do to it? by art critic Sibylle Omlin. Darat Al-Funun. 6:00 pm.


Chapter 11 – Live Jazz, Canvas, 9:00 pm. For reservations and more information: 064632211

chapter 11 poster II

Wednesday February 10, 2010
Wednesday’s Culture Forum. This week’s guest is Dr. Abdul Hameed Hamam, music professor at the University of Jordan. At Department of the National Library, 5:30 pm.

Entre Cineastas – Arab and Latin Women’s Film Caravan:

Good Morning Qalquilia/documentary by Dima Abu Ghosh, and I am the One who Brings Flowers to Her Grave/documentary by Hala Abadallah and Ammar Al Beik . Film House, Royal Film Commission. 7:00 pm.

Music: 
Bayt Al-Ruwwad Group led by Sakher Hattar, Classical Arabic Music, Prince Hashem Park/Al-Hashmi Al-Shamali, 7:30 pm.

Bayt Al Ruwwad

Thursday February 11, 2010


Entre Cineastas – Arab and Latin Women’s Film Caravan:

The Unveiled Views/documentary by Alba Sotorra-Clua, and This is Lebanon/documentary by Eliane Raheb. Film House, Royal Film Commission. 7:00 pm.

Lecture
: The Culture of Energy Conservation, Lecturer: Dr. Ayoub Abu Dayyeh (President of Energy Conservation and Sustainable Environment Society), Jordanian Astronomical Society/Haya Cultural Center, 6:30 pm. For more information 06 5534754.

Friday February 12, 2010
Chapter 11 – Live Jazz, at Cafe de Paris / Jabal Luweibdeh, 9:00 pm. For reservations and more information call 0795152036.

Exit to… School – Fundraiser for Gaza
Return To Haifa, play by Ghanam Ghanam. At The Ahliyyah School for Girls Theater (CMS)-Jabal Amman. 7:00 pm. Tickets JD5. To book and for more information: 0796674261 – 0779266548 – 0788812378

Exit to school

Saturday February 13, 2010

Exit to… School – Fundraiser for Gaza
Concert by Hanounah Group, Sahar Khalifeh, Tareq Al Jundi, Psycholas, Samm, El Morabba3, Autostrad. At The Ahliyyah School for Girls Theater (CMS)-Jabal Amman. 7:00 pm. Tickets JD5. To book and for more information: 0796674261 – 0779266548 – 0788812378.

morabba3

Ongoing Exhibitions

Wild Order – Photographs by Sami Nabeel, at the National Gallery of Fine Arts, until February 18.

Song of the Equinox, by Mona Saudi. At Jacaranda Images. February 2 until February 28.

Hidden Revelations, by Laila Masri. At Blue Fig. February 7 until February 28.

The Girl Splendid in Walking, video art and paintings by Doa Aly. Darat Al-Funun. Until April 29.

“Why did you Leave the Forest Empty?” Photographs by Ahlam Shibli. Darat Al-Funun. Until April 29.

Jus Sanguinis, Installation Art by Raed Ibrahim. Darat Al-Funun. Until April 29.

Winter, Sea, and Other Things, by Iyad Kanan, Foresight Art Gallery. Until February 15.

Solo Exhibition by Elmer Dumlao, Zara Gallery, until February 28.