Events in Amman, July 10 – 16


Jordanian theater director Joyce Raie

Festival and summer activities are here in full swing, and there’s something for everyone in this week’s arts and culture agenda.

The Youth and Children Theater festival kicks off at the Royal Cultural Center and includes the play “Memoires of Solitude” by Jasad Performing Arts Group, and the play “Age of Madness” by Jordanian director Rami Shawabkeh.

Foresight32 Art Gallery presents the exhibition “City | Thirdspace” by Jordanian architect/artist Rawan Kakish, exploring places that are “anchors” of community life, informal meeting places and creative interaction.

Iraqi musician Khyam Allami will launch his latest work Resonance/Dissonance at the Balad Theater, tomorrow Monday. It’s a boundary-crossing musical work for fans of Middle Eastern, Classical, Progressive, Jazz, Improvised, World and Avant-garde.

The German Women’s Jazz Orchestra is in Amman this week, and will be performing on Tuesday at the Hussein Cultural Center. You also have European film screenings, the Amman Summer Festival at the Hussein Park, the Shabib Arts and Culture Festival, sale on art works at the Studio and at Jacaranda gallery, Shou Hal Ayyam group at Jara Theater, and more.

Read on for details, and don’t forget to share photos, videos, and reviews of events you attend. Email to editor[at]7iber[dot]com

Sunday July 10, 2011

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

Ongoing:
Art Sale at the Studio (Prince Moh’d Street, Bldg 89)

Jacaranda Art Sale (Omar Ben Khattab street (off Rainbow st.), open 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. For info call 06 4644050

Monday July 11, 2011

Exhibition Opening: “City|Thirdspace” by Rawan Kakish, at Foresight32 Art Gallery, 6:00 pm.

Concert: Khyam Allami Launching Resonance/Dissonance, at Al-Balad Theater, 8:00 pm. Tickets JD 5

Tuesday July 12, 2011

Italian Film: La casa sulle nuvole, at the Hussein Cultural Center, 7:00 pm. For more information call: 064640350/0796345129

Theater: Mémoires of Solitude, based on short stories by Hisham Bustani, directed by Joyce Raie and presented by Jasad for Performing Arts, at the Royal Cultural Center, 6:30 pm. Free Entry

Opening of Amman Summer Festival
Performance by Armed Forced Band, followed by opening speech, and concert by artist Yahya Sweis, Al-Hussein Park/Main Theater, 6:00 pm.

Concert: German Women Jazz Orchestra, Al Hussein Cultural Center, 7:30 pm. Free Entry.

Wednesday July 13, 2011

Dance Festival at Paris Circle/Jabal Luweibdeh, with an open market, performance by French Folklore group, and a DJ party. 7:00 pm

Amman Summer Festival
Modern Dance Performance, and performance by Nadim Al Werr, at the Hussein Park/Main Theater, 8:00 pm.

Piano Recital by Iyad Zughayer, at Mashrek International School/auditorium, 8:00 pm. Ticket price: 15 JOD (Special price for college students and children: 10 JOD). For info call Friends Of Jordan Festivals (FJF) office – Zara Expo Building Tel. 4613300

Theater: Mémoires of Solitude, based on short stories by Hisham Bustani, directed by Joyce Raie and presented by Jasad for Performing Arts, at the Royal Cultural Center, 6:30 pm. Free Entry

Theater: Age of Madness, directed by Rami Shawabkeh, at the Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm

Film Screening: One Day in Europe (German/English/Spanish/Turkish/Russian, with English
subtitles (2005)), at the Royal Film Commission, 8:00 pm. Free entry.

Shabib Arts and Culture Festival:
Concert: Omar Al-Saqqar, Ahmad Bassam, and the Choir of the University of Jordan, Al Hussein Cultural Center, 6:00 pm

Thursday July 14, 2011

Amman Summer Festival:
Dance performance by Ramtha group, and show by artist Haitham Shomali, at the Hussein Park/Main Theater, 8:00 pm

Theater: Age of Madness, directed by Rami Shawabkeh, at the Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm

Shabib Arts and Culture Festival:
Performance by Al-Sahel Group, Ma’an Youth, Amman Municipality Group, and artist Abdel Mawla Zawahreh, at the Hussein Cultural Center, 6:00 pm

Friday July 15, 2011

Concert: Shou Hal Ayyam live at Jara Theater, 7:00 pm. Tickets JD 3.

Amman Summer Festival
Philadelphia University Group, and Jordanian artists Hussam and Wissam Al-Lawzi, at the Hussein Park/Main Theater, 8:00 pm

Saturday July 16, 2011

Amman Summer Festival:
Saad Abu Tayeh and the GAM Folklore Art Group, Al-Hussein Park/Main Theater, 8:00 pm

Ayam Beit Shocair, exhibition/poetry/music performances, at Beit Shocair (End of Rainbow st. Khirfan st #38). For more info: 064650308