Events in Amman, August 8 – 10


This is going to be a short cultural week, with Ramadan starting Tuesday or Wednesday. But the coming three days are PACKED; Sign of Thyme are playing live at Blue Fig, Bayt Al-Ruwwad is holding a special concert on the International Day for Oud at the Hussein Park, the Jordan Festival continues with a performance by Trio Khoury Nawajazz emsemble at the Citadel, and the Arab Cultural Center in Jabal Luweibdeh is holding a special event to commemorate poet Mahmoud Darwish.

Makan Art Space concludes a one-month student residency with an open studio tonight showcasing the work of four young artists who explore the theme of social media and the internet with different installations. Monday night at the Children’s Museum, children from refugee camps are presenting a musical performance, choreographed by dancer and choreographer Cristina Caponera, with original music by Marco Melia.

The Jordan Media Institute is hosting an open day on Tuesday in the presence of her highness Princess Rym, and the day includes talks by Montaha Al-Ramahi from Al-Arabiya and Muhannad Khatib from Future News TV, so if you’re interested in finding out about the Institute’s MA program in journalism and new media, be sure to attend.

Sign of Thyme

Sunday August 8, 2010
Open Studio/ the Summer Students Residency Program, Makan-Art Space, 7:00 pm.
Jordan Festival: Trio Khouri (Jordan) Nawajazz Ensemble, Jabal Al Qal’a (Citadel), 8:30pm. For reservations: www.jordanfestival.com.

Jordanian Youth Orchestra, Al Hussein Cultural Center, 7:00 pm.

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

Al Ramtha Folklore Group, part of national handicrafts and heritage week, Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm.
Traditional Fashion Show, part of national handicrafts and heritage week, Royal Cultural Center, 6:30 pm.

National Handicrafts, Traditional Food and Heritage Week, Royal Cultural Center, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Sami Khoury - Bait Al-Ruwwad

Monday August 9, 2010

Sign of Thyme live in concert, Blue Fig, 9:00 pm. For reservations call 06 592 8800

International Day for Oud, a special concert featuring Sami Khoury, Sakher Hattar, Tareq Al-Jundi, Dima Sweidan, and Fares Btoush, with Maan Al-Sayyed on percussion. At the Cultural Village/Al-Hussein Park, at 8:00 pm.

Commemoration of Poet Mahmoud Darwish, Arab Cultural Center, Jabal Luweibdeh, 6:00 pm.

Film screening of “Before I Was Me” by Laila Khan
, at the Film Cafe/Royal Film Commission, 8:00 pm.

A musical performance, choreographed by the famous dancer and choreographer Cristina Caponera, with original music by Marco Melia, with refugee children, in collaboration with UNRWA, at the Children’s Museum, at 7:30 pm.

National Handicrafts, Traditional Food and Heritage Week, Royal Cultural Center, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Ministry of Culture Group for Folklore Arts, part of national handicrafts and heritage week, Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm.
Traditional Fashion Show, part of national handicrafts and heritage week, Royal Cultural Center, 6:30 pm.

Tuesday August 10, 2010

Open Day at the Jordan Media Institute, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, with talk by Montaha Al-Ramahi and Muhannad Khatib at 3:00 pm, at the Jordan Media Institute, behind the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Airport Road.

National Handicrafts, Traditional Food and Heritage Week, Royal Cultural Center, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Traditional Fashion Show, part of national handicrafts and heritage week, Royal Cultural Center, 6:30 pm.