Events in Amman, April 10 – 16


This week is packed with interesting events. TEDxRamallah takes places this Saturday and will be livestreamed in 20 cities, including Amman. Watch it at the Landmark Hotel and enjoy three live local speakers in addition to 20 speakers in Ramallah.

It’s Women’s Football Week, and the first team of FC Bayern Munchen will be in Jordan for two friendly matches against Jordan’s women’s national football team, as well as a day of football training for girls between 12 and 16 years old.

There’s a lot happening in theater, film, and music; the shadow theater performance “Shadows” will be performed at Al-Balad theater for three nights. Sunday and Monday, the Theater Salon presents the Dutch play “45 Minutes to Mary” at the Royal Cultural Center. The US Embassy presents Poetica Musica Chamber Music Ensemble at the Hussein Cultural Center on Wednesday. The French Institute hosts an exhibition, film screening, and theater performance, and the Cervantes Institute hosts a talk on Islam in Latin America and an evening of Spanish storytelling.

Don’t miss 7iber’s Hashtag Debates on Monday, this time talking about the interference of the General Intelligence Directorate in political life.

There’s plenty more, so read on, and don’t forget to email us photos of events you attend for our weekly slide show.

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

Sunday April 10, 2011

Shadows, shadow theater performance for children/outcome of workshop led by Dr. Fadi Skeiker, at Al-Balad Theater, 6:00 pm.

Lecture : The Presence of Islam in Latin America, Instituto Cervantes- Lectures Hall, 6:30pm.

Book of the Week, presentation and discussion, Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm. For more information: 0788541166.

Exhibition Opening: Carnets de Voyages, at the French Institute (French Cultural Center), 6:00 pm.

Theater: Forty-five Minutes to Mary, Royal Cultural Center-Round theater, 6:00pm.

Monday April 11, 2011

Shadows, shadow theater performance/outcome of workshop led by Dr. Fadi Skeiker, at Al-Balad Theater, 6:00 pm.

French Film Screening: Cyrano, at the French Institute (French Cultural Center), 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Theater: Forty-five Minutes to Mary, the Royal Cultural Center-Round theater, 6:00pm. For more information 4767222 06.

Book Signing: Madaba in the Past, Royal Cultural Center-Main theater, 6:00pm.

Tango Night, Cafe Paris, Jabal al Waibdeh-Paris Circle, 9:00pm. For more information: 0779279095.

Hashtag Debates, Makan, Jabal Luweibdeh, 7:00 pm.

Tuesday April 12, 2011

Shadows, shadow theater performance/outcome of workshop led by Dr. Fadi Skeiker, at Al-Balad Theater, 6:00 pm.

The Museum of Everything: Presentation by James Brett and Tamara Corm, Darat al Funun, 6:00pm.

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

Film: Altiplano (Belgium), directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Hope, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

Wednesday April 13, 2011

Friendly football match: FC Bayern Muenchen women’s team versus Jordanian National Women’s team, at Petra Stadium Amman, 6:00 pm.

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

Concert: Poetica Musica Chamber Music Ensemble (Robi Kani on Flute, Oren Fader on Guitar, and Eleanor Valkenburg, Soprano). At the Hussein Cultural Center, 7:30 pm. Free admission.

Film: Due Partite (Italy), Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 7:00pm. For More information: 064640350.

Film: The World According to Ion B, at the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm.

Thursday April 14, 2011

Spanish storytelling, Instituto Cervantes- Lectures Hall, 4:30pm.

Evening with Jordan’s Byzantine Choir, Hussein Cultural Center – Ras al Ain, 6:00 pm. For more information 0777824982

Oldies Night, Canvas-Jabal Al Weibdeh, 9:30pm. For more information: 06 4632211.

Friday April 15, 2011

Girls’ Football Day – workshop guided by FC Bayern Muenchen for 100 Jordanian girls (12 to 16 years old). Qweismah Stadium, Amman. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Saturday April 16, 2011

TEDxRamallah in Amman, Landmark Hotel, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

French Play: Sorciere Sorciere, at the Terra Sancta Theater, 6:00 pm.

Theater: Leaves of Love, Royal Cultural Center-Main theater, 8:00pm.

ItaliAmman Challenge: Discover the Italian Side of Amman, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. To participate send an email to info@hamzetwasel.com




  • Ehab

    The calendar says the football match is on Thursday, don’t mean to bother…

  • Ehab

    The calendar says the football match is on Thursday, don’t mean to bother…

  • Ehab

    Sorry, make that the whole calendar is shifted one day forward

  • Ehab

    Sorry, make that the whole calendar is shifted one day forward