What's on this weekend in Beirut

Directed by Nadine Mokdessi, Pierre Chesnot’s ‘A Beautiful Bastard’ is being performed at Theatre Monnot through June 16. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

Check out the latest happenings on the agenda this weekend around Beirut.


‘Music is our Sun’

June 14-15, 8pm, Palais des Congrès Emile Lahoud, Dbayeh.

The Italian Cultural Institute presents an evening of operat-ish tunes by featuring the pipes of the four young Italian sopranos who call themselves "The Div4s."


‘Pink Floyd – The Wall’

Die Garten, BIEL, June 14, Doors open 7 p.m., projection at 8:30, 71-231-307,

Alan Parker’s 1982 feature is a neo-surreal romp through the UK art band’s 1979 album, mingling mind-altering animation with a surprisingly convincing live-action performance by a pre-Live Aid Bob Geldof. Screening as part of the ‘Troubled Symphonies’ cycle.

‘The Human Scale’

Cinema Metropolis-Sofil, facing Foreign Affairs Ministry, June 15, 6:30 pm.

Having documented how modern cities repel human interaction, Danish architect Jan Gehl argues that we can build cities that take human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. Andreas Dalsgaard’s 2012 film is the first of three screening in the context of a Beirut Design Week cycle.


‘Un Beau Salaud’

Theatre Monnot, next to St. Joseph’s Church, Through June 16, 8:30 pm, 01-421-870

Directed by Nadine Mokdessi, Pierre Chesnot’s ‘A Beautiful Bastard’ tells the story of the philandering François Dumoulin and the women in his life, on the night of his birthday party. Read The Daily Star review.


‘Silence in Damascus’

Art on 56th, Youssef Hayeck St., Gemmayzeh, Through June 21, noon-7 p.m., 01-570-331

The black-and-white photography of Damascene artist Nassouh Zaghlouleh, the featured artist of this solo show, is composed to reveal the beauty of his hometown. Read The Daily Star review.


‘Art in Office’

AUB Art Gallery, Sidani Street, Ras Beirut, Through Sept. 30, 01-350-000 ext. 4345

During its long history, AUB has accumulated many works of art that one encounters daily. “Art in Office” displays several works found in the university’s various academic and administrative buildings.

‘Syria’s Apex Generation’

Ayyam Gallery, Beirut Tower, Zeitoune Street, Through Aug. 2, 7-10 p.m., 01-374-450/51;

Curated by Maymanah Farhat, this exhibition - featuring recent works by Nihad Al Turk, Abdul Karim Majdal Al-Beik, Othman Moussa, Mohannad Orabi, and Kais Salman - spotlights a new school of Syrian painting still growing despite the disintegration of Damascus’ scene. Read The Daily Star review.

‘Collective Exhibition’

Emmanuel Paul Guiragossian Museum, Jdeideh,, Through June 15, 4-10 p.m. daily, 03-711-755

The debut show Beirut Art Discovery features paintings, sculptures and photography by Lebanese artists.





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