Events in Amman, September 19 – 25


Culture vultures can brace themselves for an exciting week in Amman, jam packed with interesting events. The Directorate of Theater and Art is launching Theater Season tonight at the Royal Cultural Center with two daily performances throughout the week (check Rima Saifi’s preview of one of the plays here).

Makan hosts an exhibition by filmmaker Annemarie Jacir and caricaturist Nidal Khairy, curated by Eric Gottesman, that explores themes of censorship and risk in expression of ideas. The Amman International Book Fair opens on Wednesday at the Automobile Expo on airport road with a large group of local, regional and international publishers.

Head out to Zara Center’s rooftop this weekend for the Amman Street Art Fair. Check out some Armenian Traditional Folklore dance at Al-Jeel Al-Jadeed Club tonight. Enjoy some Italian folk music at the Citadel tomorrow. Take a look at interesting exhibitions opening at Nabad and Orfali gallery tomorrow. And don’t miss the opening of the European Film Festival on Saturday.

There’s plenty more, so read on, and enjoy. Don’t forget to share your reviews, photos, and videos of the events on 7iber (drop us a line here).

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

Sunday September 19, 2010

Opening of Summer Theater Season with “Three Cents Opera”, directed by Zaid Khalil Mustafa, Royal Cultural Center, 8:30pm. For more information: 06 4636391.

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

Evening of Poetry Reading, part of Shabib Festival, Hussein Cultural Center/Small Auditorium, 4:00 pm

Spitak – Armenian Traditional Folk Dance Group, at Al-Jeel Al-Jadeed Club, 8:30 pm. Tickets JD 5, For more info please call: 079 560 5939.

Monday September 20, 2010

Let it be Mediterranean — Italian folk music concert
by Eugenio Bennato and his band at the Amman Citadel on September 20 at 7:00pm.

Lecture: “Reflections on the Nation and Citizenship,” by Dr. Abdullah Al-Othymeen, Secretary-General of King Faisal International Award/Saudi Arabia, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

Summer Theater Season
Ghazalet Al-Mazyoon, directed by Ghannam Ghannam, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00-8:30pm. For more information 06 4636391.
“Three Cents Opera”, directed by Zaid Khalil Mustafa, Royal Cultural Center, 8:30pm. For more information: 06 4636391.

Print Etching by Juman Nimri

Exhibition Openings:
The Soul’s Repose by Juman Nimri, Nabad Art Gallery, 6:00pm. Until 20th October.

Joint art exhibition by Najlaa Ramahi, Ghandi Jibawi, Falah Saeidi, Ali Amr and Adel Rasheed, “Takweenat“, at Orfali Gallery/Um Uthaina, 6:30 pm.

Dialogues, a part of EU Film Festival, the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, 6:30 pm, until 5th October.

Evening of Poetry Reading,
part of Shabib Festival, Hussein Cultural Center/Small Auditorium, 4:00 pm

Tuesday September 21, 2010

Summer Theater Season
Ghazalet Al-Mazyoon, directed by Ghannam Ghannam, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00-8:30pm. For more information 06 4636391.
Cannibal, directed by Ali al-Jarrah, Royal Cultural Center/main theater, 8:30pm. For more information 06 4636391.

Exhibition Openings:
Sculpture Art Exhibition, Dar Al Anda, 6:30 pm. Until September 27.

Annemarie Jacir and Nidal al-Khairy at Makan Art Space/Jabal Luweibdeh, 7:00 pm. Exhibition runs until October 6.

French film – Black Orpheus (1959), directed by Marcel Camus, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 7:00 pm.

From French Film: Black Orpheus
Wednesday September 22, 2010

Summer Theater Season
A Citizen Named “H” (Muwaten Ismuhu Ha2), directed by Mohammad Dmour, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 pm. For more information 06 4636391.
Cannibal, directed by Ali al-Jarrah, Royal Cultural Center/main theater, 8:30pm. For more information 06 4636391.

13th Amman International Book Festival, Amman Automobile Expo/Airport Road, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. For more information 06 5159630

Ta3leeleh – an open exchange of ideas, at Mohtaraf Remal/Jabal Luweibdeh, 8:00 pm.

Music: Bayt al-Ruwwad group led by Sakher Hattar, Prince Hashem Park/al-Hashmi al-Shamali, 8:00 pm.

Amman Symphony Orchestra Opening Concert of 2010-2011 Season, Hussein Cultural Center, 7:30 pm.

Thursday September 23, 2010

Film: The Elegant Universe: Einstein’s Dream, Commentator: Dr. Hanna A. Sabat, JAS Cultural Forum at The Jordanian Writers Association/ Shmeisani, 6:30pm.

Book Fair
13th Amman International Book Festival,
Amman Automobile Expo/Airport Road, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. For more information 06 5159630

Summer Theater Season
A Citizen Named “H” (Muwaten Ismuhu Ha2), directed by Mohammad Dmour, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 pm. For more information 06 4636391.
Life is a Dream, directed by Hussein Nafe’, Royal Cultural Center, 8:30pm. For more information 06 4636391.

Concert: Requiem by Nils Lindberg, Requiem for Soli, Choir, and Big Band. Osnabruck Youth Choir in cooperation with the Syrian Big Band, at Terra Santa Theater, 7:00 pm. Tickets 2 JDs, at Books@ cafe and Goethe Institute.

Friday September 24, 2010

Amman Street Art Fair, Zara Center Rooftop/Wadi Saqra Street, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Souq Jara, Spring and Summer Market, Jabal Amman – First Circle – JARA Street (Fawzy Malouf St.), 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Book Fair
13th Amman International Book Festival
, Amman Automobile Expo/Airport Road, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. For more information 06 5159630

Summer Theater Season
Life is a Dream, directed by Hussein Nafe‘, Royal Cultural Center, 8:30pm. For more information 06 4636391.

Saturday September 25, 2010


Opening of European Film Festival,
with screening of Khadak, Directed by Brosens & Woodworth (Belgium), The Royal Film Commission, 9:00pm.

Amman Street Art Fair,
Zara Center Rooftop/Wadi Saqra Street, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Amman Peace Bike Ride, starting at Wakalat Street/Sweifieh, 4:00 pm.

Cultural Event on the occasion of International Peace Day/organized by Follow the Women for Peace and Bike Rush, featuring a film about follow the women, a talk by Mary Nazzal-Batayneh from the Palestine Legal Aid Fund, a performance by Al-Quds Folklore Dance Group, and a screening of “I am Gaza,” at al-Balad Theater, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

13th Amman International Book Festival,
Amman Automobile Expo/Airport Road, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. For more information 06 5159630

Summer Theater Season
Cave Dwellers, directed by Khalil Nuseirat, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 pm.
Glasses of Love (Kassat al-7ob), directed by Khaled Al-Turaifi, Royal Cultural Center, 8:30 pm.

Jam session with Kamal Musallam (guitar), Yacoub Abu Ghosh (bass), and Tareq Abu Kwaik (drums), at Las Tapas – Bonita Inn, 9:00 pm.




  • Saleh Shaikh

    [bold]Great.. have nice day and and everyday :P [/bold]