Events in Amman, Feb 13 – 18


Tunisia and Egypt got everyone glued to their television sets and computer screens since the beginning of 2011. In the midst of the political turmoil, the role of new media has grown significantly and is generating an interesting debate about the extent to which it challenges mainstream media and how it reshapes the political discourse. 7iber and Makan are hosting a conversation around this topic in an attempt to create a better understanding of the new media landscape in turbulent political times. Join us for the Hashtag Debate this wednesday.

In arts and culture highlights; Palestinian oud player Nizar Rouhana comes to Amman and performs at Al-Balad theater on Tuesday, and the Amman National Music Orchestra presents a Parisian Night with French conductor Alain Paris and soloist Nabih Boulos on violin. You also have numerous international film screenings at the Royal Film Commission, French Cultural Center, and the Shoman Foundation. The Gaza Graffiti exhibition at the National Art Gallery closes this week, so you have two days left if you’re interested. Check below for details on these events and more happening in Amman this week.

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

Sunday February 13, 2011

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

Oldies Night, with Katya and the Amman Jazz Band, at Canvas/Jabal Luweibdeh, 9:00 pm. For reservations call 06 4632211

Les Miserables

Monday February 14, 2011

Concert organized by Kazakhstan Embassy in Amman, Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 7:00 pm. For more information: 065927954.

Theater: “Zain al Mawaseef, on the occasion of King Abdullah’s Birthrday”, Royal Cultural Center , 6:00pm.

Lecture: “How do Nations Progress?” by Chancellor and Professor of Law at Cairo University, Dr. Yahya Al- Jamal, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

Film Screening “Les Miserable”, at the French Cultural Center, 3 pm, and 6 pm.

Tuesday February 15, 2011

Music: Nizar Rouhana (Palestine), Al Balad Theater, 8:00 pm.

Yacoub Abu Ghosh and the Stage Heroes, post-modern funk fusion, Canvas-Jabal Al Weibdeh, 9:00pm. For more information: 06 4632211.

Japanese Films, RFC in cooperation with the Japanese embassy, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday February 16, 2011

Music: Parisian Night, Amman Symphony Orchestra, Alain Paris, conductor (France), Nabih Bulos, violin (Jordan), Al Hussein Cultural Center-Ras Al-Ain, 7:30pm. Tickets price (10/20 JD). For more information: 06 4746222.

Music: Bayt al-Ruwwad group led by Sakher Hattar, Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 7:30 pm.

Italian Film, Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 7:00 pm. For more information: 06 4640350.

Japanese Films, RFC in cooperation with the Japanese embassy, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 p.m.

Art Exhibition and Book Signing by Saad AlTai; Return to the Unknown, at Orfali Art Gallery, 6:30 pm.

The Hashtag Debate, a conversation around the role of new media in recent events in the region, Makan Art Space, 7:00 pm.

Thursday February 17, 2011

Japanese Films, RFC in cooperation with the Japanese embassy, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 p.m.

Event in celebration of the Prophet’s Birthday (pbuh), organized by the Arab Islamic Culture Association, Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 4:00 pm. For more information: 06 5358353.

Karaoke Night, Cafe Paris, Jabal al Waibdeh-Paris Circle, 8:00pm. For more information: 0779279095.

Lecture: The Arab Radio of Astronomy, Lecturer: Eng. Samer Derbi, JAS Cultural Forum, the Jordanian Writers Association/ Shmeisani, 6:30pm.

Friday February 18, 2011

Event in celebration of the Prophet’s Birthday (pbuh), organized by the Arab Islamic Culture Association, Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 4:00 pm. For more information: 06 5358353.

From Exhibition "Gaza Graffiti", photo by Sandra Hiari

Ongoing Exhibitions

Gaza Graffiti, Messages of love and politics, by the Swedish artist Mia Grondahl, The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Until 15th February.

Urban Exchange, Karin Mayer and Ahmed Al Khalidi, as part of Festival of Alternative Arts, Jacaranda Image. Until 28th February.

Sentences on the banks and other activities, Darat al Funun, until 28th of February 2011.

Gallery 27 I , Yaghmour Architects Offices-Jabal Luweibdeh. Until 31st March 2011.

Exhibition by the Norwegian artist Håkon Gullvåg, The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Until 15th February.

Contemporary Legends by Khaled AL-Hamzeh Art Exhibition, Foresight  Gallery. Until 20th February.