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'Untitled' by Remo Ciucciomei, now up at Zico House in an exhibition entitled “Ceci n’est pas une Peinture” (This is not a Painting). (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

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

Summer fashion week

St. Georges Beach and Yacht Club, Ain al-Mreisseh

May 31, 4:30-10:30 p.m.

LIPS modeling and event management is hosting the second edition of its Summer Fashion Week on the outdoor terrace of St. Georges Yacht Club. The show features summer collections from local and regional designers on a 50-meter catwalk.

Teleferique May festivities

Teleferique Gardens, Harissa

Saturdays and Sundays, until June 10

03-323-218

Harissa, Jounieh’s iconic holy site, is offering free teleferique rides every weekend throughout the month of May, as well as live music and art displays.

La Dolce Vita

Venezia, Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace

May 30 until June7

The Hilton has teamed up with the Italian Embassy for a special weeklong celebration of Italian cuisine. Italian Executive Chef, Paolo Rocco, will concoct authentic Italian dishes for an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

Garden Show

Hippodrome, Beirut

May 31, 5-11 p.m.

In its 11th edition, the Garden Show and Spring Festival brings together leaders in the country’s landscaping and flower industry, as well as agriculturalists and top chefs. Read The Daily Star coverage.

Hamra Street festival

Hamra main street

June 1, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

The Ahla Fawda Hamra Festival offers a showcase of exceptional talent from all over Lebanon. Paint on walls or watch artists paint. Enjoy a large selection of art and book on display, or perhaps enjoy a story being read out loud.

FILM

‘Juan’

Metropolis Cinema-Sofil, Ashrafieh

May 31, 8 p.m.

01-204-080

The Danish Feast continues with Kasper Holten’s screen adaptation of Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni.” Holten’s sophomore feature, it focuses on the balance between man’s sexual instinct and destructive drive.

THEATER

‘Mara La Wa7da’

Theatre Monnot, Next to St. Joseph’s Church, Ashrafieh

May 31, 7 p.m.

Dario Fo and Franca Rame’s one-woman play about gender-based violence, “A Woman Alone,” features Kholoud Nasser as a married woman who unmasks the psychological, emotional, and sexual secrets of her private life.

‘Sitt Marie-Rose’

Babel Theater, Cairo Street, Hamra

May 31, 9 p.m.

01-744-033

Directed by Bachir Achkar, this adaptation of Etel Adnan’s novel of the same name explores the story of Sitt Marie-Rose, who is persecuted by her own community for providing help to those from other camps, other nationalities and other religions. Read The Dailr Star review.

‘Dahes wa al-Ghabraa’

Dawar al-SHAMS, Tayyouneh Roundabout

Through June 1, 8:30 p.m.

01-381290

Abdel Nasser Yassin’s black comedy takes its title from pre-Islamic history: the famous 40-year-long contest between the Zubbiyyani and Abs clans to decide who would protect the region’s pilgrimage caravans.

“EPIPHANY: Persephone in Beirut’

Beit Waraq, Ras al-Nabaa

Every Friday to Monday through June 9, 8:30 p.m.

03-763-823

Directed by Hussein Nakhal and starring Dana Mikhael as Persephone, daughter of Zeus, this immersive performance transports elements of Greek mythology to contemporary Beirut. Read The Daily Star review.

‘Znoud al-Sitt”

Theatre Monnot, next to St. Joseph’s Church, Ashrafieh

May 31-June 1, 8:30 p.m.

01-421-870

Directed by Chadi El Zein, Marwa Khalil and Wafa’a Halawi’s “A Lady’s Arms” tells the story of the multiple facets of Amal, a housewife whose life in the service of her husband falls to pieces after someone moves into the place across the street. Read The Daily Star review.

ART

‘All Mother Tongues Are Difficult’

Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Tannous Building, Karantina

Through July 19

01-566-550

In the videos, installations, embroideries, canvases and drawings in Mounira Al Solh’s second solo show, the artist’s wry, playful, performance-embracing practice confronts challenging questions of migration and civil war.

‘Material Remains’

Ayyam Gallery, Beirut Tower, Zeitoune Street, BCD

May 31

01-374-450

Ginane Makki Bacho and Fathallah Zamroud’s works engage with the brutal reality of war and their individual response to its aftermath. Read The Daily Star review.

‘This is not a Painting’

Zico House, Spears Street, Sanayeh

Until June 7

76-908-250

Paintings by Italian artist Remo Ciucciomei show the artist’s take on Magritte’s “Treachery of Images.” Read The Daily Star review.

‘Art & Design In Times of Crisis’

SLAB A, off Monnot Street, near USJ

May 31

76-888-107

An exhibition of art and design featuring such local and international talents as Ara Azad, Cyrille Najjar, Jean Marc Nahas, Purrl Jewelry (sic) and Tom Young. Proceeds apparently will go to the Lebanese NGO Freedom Child Project.

 

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Summary

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

The show features summer collections from local and regional designers on a 50-meter catwalk.

Harissa, Jounieh's iconic holy site, is offering free teleferique rides every weekend throughout the month of May, as well as live music and art displays.

In its 11th edition, the Garden Show and Spring Festival brings together leaders in the country's landscaping and flower industry, as well as agriculturalists and top chefs.

Paint on walls or watch artists paint. Enjoy a large selection of art and book on display, or perhaps enjoy a story being read out loud.

Abdel Nasser Yassin's black comedy takes its title from pre-Islamic history: the famous 40-year-long contest between the Zubbiyyani and Abs clans to decide who would protect the region's pilgrimage caravans.

Paintings by Italian artist Remo Ciucciomei show the artist's take on Magritte's "Treachery of Images".


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