Events in Amman, April 24 – 30


This week Al-Balad theater in collaboration with a group of volunteers is screening Arna’s Children, by Juliano Mer Khamis, who was killed in Jenin last week. Proceeds from the screening will go towards continuing Juliano’s work with the Freedom Theater group in Jenin.

This week’s calendar also features two interesting artist talks, one with resident artist Suruq Harb at Makan, who will talk about the project ArTerritories, and the second with artist Ammar Khammash, at Cafes des Artistes.

The Amman Contemporary Dance Festival continues with two performances this week. The Royal Film Commission screens Lebanese film “Malaki” in the presence of the director. And The Jordan Museum hosts an exhibition of crafts by the women of Ruwwad in Jabal Al-Natheef.

And you have more; exhibitions, films, music, and theater. So read on, and enjoy what Amman’s art and culture scene has to offer.

Happy Easter from 7iber to all of you celebrating.

Sunday April 24, 2011

Theater: Papers of Love, directed by Majd Al-Qassas, Royal Cultural Center-Main theater, 8:00pm.

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

Exhibition Opening: Handcrafts by women of Ruwwad/Jabal Al-Natheef, at the Jordan Museum, 4:30 pm. (Exhibition continues until Tuesday April 27)

Monday April 25, 2011

Theater: Papers of Love, directed by Majd Al-Qassas, Royal Cultural Center-Main theater, 8:00pm.

Artist Talk: Resident Shuruq Harb presents ArtTerritories, at Makan Art Space/Jabal Luweibdeh, 7:00 pm.

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

Tuesday April 26, 2011

Amman Contemporary Dance Festival

De Stille–ALICE (Holland), Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 6:00 pm. For more information: 06 5690292.

Documentary screening: “Malaki: Scent of an Angel,” in the presence of Lebanese Director Khalil Zaarour, at the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm.

Charity Film Screening: Juliano Mer Khamis: Arna’s Children, at Al-Balad Theater, 8:00 pm. Ticket price JD5, all proceeds go to support the Freedom Theater in Jenin.

Film: Antonia (Brazil), directed by Tata Amaral, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

Wednesday April 27, 2011

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

Artist Talk with Ammar Khammash, at Cafes des Artistes/Rainbow street, 7:30 pm.

Thursday April 28, 2011

Inkitab – Discussion of Amin Maaloof’s “On Identity,” Makan Art Space/Jabal Luweibdeh, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Amman Contemporary Dance Festival
Maps (Spain), Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 6:00pm.

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

Friday April 29, 2011

Perfect and Insane live in Alternative Music Festival II, Mohtaraf Remal/Jabal Luweibdeh, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Harrer, Harrer! Film workshop by the Doha Film Institute, application open until Monday April 25. Check here for details.

Saturday April 30, 2011

Where Art Thou? Celebrating the Studio’s first anniversary with a group exhibition by a selection of talented young artists, at the Studio (Prince Mohammad Street Bldg. 89), 7:00 pm.