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This week in Jordan: July 27 through August 2, 2008

Below is a calendar of events in Jordan that enumerates and details art & cultural presentations and exhibitions, festivals & religious observances, business & entertainment shows, and sports & adventure events for the week of July 27 through August 8, 2008.

CERAMICS BY PICASSO

Sunday, May 11 – Sunday, July 13
9:00 AM – 7:00 AM
category:
Art & Culture
city:
Amman
location:
Jabal L’weibdeh – Al-Muntazah circle – Husni Fareez street.
Except Tuesdays and Fridays.
admission:
Free
contact:
email:
info@nationalgallery.org
website:
www.nationalgallery.org” title=”click here to visit organizer’s website”>www.nationalgallery.org
phone:
064630128
description:
For the first time in the Middle East, opening at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, an exhibition of original artworks of ceramics, etchings and illustrated books for the well known artist, Picasso, in cooperation with Cervantes Institute.
www.nationalgallery.org

IRBID 1st ECONOMIC CONFERENCE (IEC 1st).

Saturday, June 21 – Thursday, July 24
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
category:
Business
city:
Amman
location:
Kempinski Amman
admission:
Ticket
contact:
Yazan A. faouri
email:
yazan.faouri@jmultimedia.com
website:
n/a
phone:
n/a
description:
IRBID 1st ECONOMIC CONFERENCE (IEC 1st).

FOLLOWING his Majesty King Abdullah Bin Al-Hussein the Second, and as per his instruction to direct the economic activities from the capital Amman towards the Jordanian governorate and badeyah region, we recommend Irbid City, one of the Development Area established according to His Majesty King Abdullah II instructions as an Economic Zone, where it has all the necessities from infra structure essential for establishing all kinds of investment projects and where Irbid is the second largest city in Jordan, as there all the legal and management facilities will be available in which they facilitate all the investors’ businesses in a comprehensible means at all levels.

Investors were invited from and outside Jordan, sponsored by several Governmental Societies in order to participate in this Conference, submit working sheets and to participate in the exhibition.

Along with the conference, there will be an Exhibition for three day to show the Investment Companies’ products and the investment opportunities available at the Private Irbid Economic Zone.
Public Relation Manager / Yazan A. Faouri
0776406010
email: yazan.faouri@multimedia.com

www.jmultimedia.com

Black & White

Thursday, June 26 – Tuesday, November 30
12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
category:
Entertainment
city:
Amman
location:
At The Royal Cutural Center
admission:
Free
contact:
Foresight Art Gallery
email:
foresightart@gmail.com
website:
n/a
phone:
n/a
description:
www.foresight.com

60 Years

Tuesday, November 30 – Friday, August 1
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
category:
Art & Culture
city:
Amman
location:
Jabal Al Weibdeh
Al Saadi str. opposite to Luzmila Hospital
admission:
Free
contact:
Huzaima Basheer
email:
darat@daratalfunun.org
website:
www.daratalfunun.org ” title=”click here to visit organizer’s website”>www.daratalfunun.org
phone:
64643251
description:
www.daratalfunun.org

The Circus Festival

Tuesday, November 30 – Thursday, July 31
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
category:
Festivals
city:
location:
The Children’s Museum
Al Hussein Parks
admission:
Ticket
contact:
email:
eman.suhiemat@cmj.jo
website:
phone:
065411479
description:
We are pleased to welcome you to the 2nd Children’s Museum Jordan Circus festival 2008 to be held from July 1-30th at the Children’s Museum Jordan. This year’s Circus festival includes a circus camp for children between 6-14 years old, and 3 public performances at Al Hussein parks Amphitheater .
During the camp ,Children will learn a variety of circus skills including juggling different items such as plates, diablos, and balls, the trapeze, tight rope and unicycle, and even how to become a clown.

TEATCHERS BIOGRRAPHIES
Zany Umbrella Circus
The Zany Umbrella Circus is a nouveau styled circus troupe based out of the United States of America.
They specialize in physical theater punctuated with clowning, balancing, juggling, aerial acrobatics and
eccentric original music make each show a memorable event for the whole family.
They have performed for esteemed events such as the Three Rivers Arts Festival, First Night Binghamton,
NY, First Night St. Louis, the National Story Telling Convention, the Pittsburgh International Children’s
Festival, and the International Council on Foundations, and various Children’s Museums in America.
So Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages step right up and meet some of the most remarkable performers the circus has ever known!!!!!

Edward Said: The Last Interview

Tuesday, November 30 – Tuesday, November 30
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
category:
Art & Culture
city:
Amman
location:
Jabal al Weibdeh – Saadi Str
Oppesite to Luzmila Hospital
admission:
Free
contact:
Huzaima Basheer
email:
darat@daratalfunun.org
website:
www.daratalfunun.org ” title=”click here to visit organizer’s website”>www.daratalfunun.org
phone:
64643251
description:
A documentary by Mike Dibb

Film in English

Edward Said was born in Jerusalem in 1935. Internationally acclaimed for his books on literature and on the intersection of politics and culture, Said was the most prominent spokesman for the Palestinian cause outside of the Middle East in addition to being an accomplished musician.
www.daratalfunun.org

“Still together” by the late artist Ismail Shammout and Tamam Al Akhal

Tuesday, November 30 – Tuesday, November 30
12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
category:
Art & Culture
city:
Amman
location:
Jabal al weibdeh – Al-Muntazah circle – Husni Fareez street.
Except Tuesdays and Fridays.
admission:
Ticket
contact:
email:
info@nationalgallery.org
website:
www.nationalgallery.org” title=”click here to visit organizer’s website”>www.nationalgallery.org
phone:
064630128
description:
Opening at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts an exhibition entitled “Still Together” by the late artist Ismail Shammout and Tamam Al Akhal, which presents artworks of oil by both artists.This exhibition is in the memory of the late artist Ismail Shammout as he is one of the pioneers in the Palestinian fine art.

www.nationalgallery.org

Amman Summer Festival 2008

Tuesday, November 30 – Tuesday, November 30
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
category:
Festivals
city:
Amman
location:
  1. Queen Rania Park in Al- Quiesmeh
  2. King Hussein Park in Al- Medina Al- tibieh Street
  3. Roman Theater in Down Town
admission:
Free
email:
saba.a@ammancity.gov.jo
website:
www.ammancity.gov.jo” title=”click here to visit organizer’s website”>www.ammancity.gov.jo
description:
After the huge success Amman summer festival witnessed in 2006and 2007, greater Amman municipality organizes for its 3rd years in a row Amman Summer Festival 2008, The festival offers various musical, cultural, folkloric events in addition to play all free and open to the public, Our shows are so colorful that they can suit all age groups and tastes.

Souk JARA

Tuesday, November 30 – Tuesday, November 30
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
category:
Art & Culture
city:
Amman
location:
Jabal Amman, First Circle, JARA Street (Fawzi Malouf Street)
admission:
Free
contact:
Jabal Amman Residents Association
email:
backstage@pro4.com.jo
website:
n/a
phone:
n/a
description:
SOUK JARA is a public event with a variety of activities for you, your family and your friends.
SOUK JARA Market: A wide variety of good deals; handicrafts, antiques, homemade items and many more.
SOUK JARA Cafe: Food, beverages & Shisha.
SOUK JARA Theater: Musical Concerts, short films screened by the Royal Film Commission.
SOUK JARA Games: New games for kids and adults. Contact Number 0776732209

Looking for some happening that occurs sometime after this week? Why not lookup something fun on our Jordanian calendar of events page?

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