Events in Amman, May 29 – June 4


This coming Friday is World No Tobacco Day Celebration, and it’s marked with a special event here in Amman with music and dancing with DJ Tully, and performances by the Harley Owners Group, Al-Riyadi Basketball Team, the Source MMA, Freeway Dance Studios, and our National Football Team stars. Don’t miss it this weekend at the Riyadi Aramex club playground in Abdoun.

After the huge success of their last concert, Mozart Requiem, Dozan wa Awtar are back with a night of favorite Arabic songs, titled “Lamma Bada”, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at the Ahliyyah School for Girls in Jabal Amman.
On Monday the Royal Film Commission is screening the Palestinian documentary Maria’s Grotto, which explores the issue of honor killings through the stories of four women and exposes the magnitude of this issue in Palestine. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with Director Buthina Khoury.

Darat Al-Funun hosts a workshop titled “Towards the Third Ear,” which aims at developing ideas and skills around listening and working with sound, led by renowned sound artist James Webb.

7iber’s book club, Inkitab, meets again this week for a second discussion of Mustafa Khalifeh’s Al-Qawqa3a (the shell), the memoirs of a Syrian political prisoner.

You also have more film screenings, music, Souk Jara, stand up comedy, and more. Read on for details.

Sunday May 29, 2011

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

Monday May 30, 2011

Film Screening: Maria’s Grotto, followed by a Q & A with Director Buthina Khoury, at the Royal Film Commission, 8:30 pm.

Tuesday May 31, 2011

Film Screening: “Wild Field” (2008) Russia, at the Shoman Foundation (between 1st and 2nd circles), 7:00 pm.

Wednesday June 1, 2011

Book Discussion, Paolo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed (in Arabic), University of Jordan Library/Amman Hall, 6:30 pm.

Film Screening: Grandma, a Thousand Times, followed by a Q & A with Director Mahmoud Kaabour, at the Royal Film Commission, 8:30 pm.

Concert: Bayt Al-Ruwwad group led by Sakher Hattar, playing classical Arabic music, at the Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al-Ain, 8:00 pm.

Inkitab Book Club Meeting, Makan Art Space, 7:00 pm.

Thursday June 2, 2011

“Towards the Third Ear,” a workshop by James Webb with Darat al Funun, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. To sign up for the workshop please contact petra@thekhalidshomanfoundation.org or call 4643252

Friday June 3, 2011

World No Tobacco Day Celebration, Al Riyadi Aramex Playground (Japanese Gardens formerly) Abdoun, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Souk Jara, summer street market, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Concert: Kazdara group at Souk Jara Theater, 7:00 pm. Tickets JD3.

“Lamma Bada”, evening of Arabic music with Dozan wa Awtar, Al-Ahliyyah School for Girls/Jabal Amman, 8:00 pm. Tickets JD15, for info and reservations call 079-613-3300

“Towards the Third Ear,” a workshop by James Webb with Darat al Funun, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. To sign up for the workshop please contact petra@thekhalidshomanfoundation.org or call 4643252

Saturday June 4, 2011

“Lamma Bada”, evening of Arabic music with Dozan wa Awtar, Al-Ahliyyah School for Girls/Jabal Amman, 8:00 pm. Tickets JD15, for info and reservations call 079-613-3300

“Towards the Third Ear,” a workshop by James Webb with Darat al Funun, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. To sign up for the workshop please contact petra@thekhalidshomanfoundation.org or call 4643252

Stand Up Comedy Show, at Al-Ahli Club, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.




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  • Guest

    Huge events will take place at The Royal Cultural Center from 255 to 136 in celebration of The Independence Day, Army day and Great Arab Revolt Day.

    http://www.rcc.gov.jo/uploads/event_file_1305724877_2803.pdf

    I wonder why you missed that!! hummm!!

  • Guest

    Huge events will take place at The Royal Cultural Center from 255 to 136 in celebration of The Independence Day, Army day and Great Arab Revolt Day.

    http://www.rcc.gov.jo/uploads/event_file_1305724877_2803.pdf

    I wonder why you missed that!! hummm!!