Check out the latest happenings on the agenda this weekend around Beirut.
Ayyam Gallery, Beirut Tower, Zeitoune Street, BCD
Until May 31
This exhibition displays Ginane Makki Bacho and Fathallah Zamroud’s unique engagement with the brutal reality of war and their responses to its aftermath. Read The Daily Star review.
Art Factum Gallery, Karantina
Until June 7
This exhibition displays works of Mary-Lynn Massoud and Rasha Nawam, who stacked and disassembled objects to give them new meaning.
‘Left Right, Right, Right’
Workshop Gallery, Jisr al-Basha
Until June 27
Chaim Van Luit’s work begins with “seeing” the world around, instinctively and almost carefree. His work thus gets its own coherence.
‘Hussein Madi, a Boundless Life’
Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut Waterfront
Until June 1
01-980-650 ext. 2883
In association with Aida Cherfan Art Gallery, the BEC is hosting a retrospective on Hussein Madi’s artworks from 1959 until now. Read The Daily Star review.
KA Modern & Contemporary Art Space
Residence Marina Bay, Dbayyeh
Open Saturdays, upon appointment
This art space displays works by such artists as Paul Guiragossian, Shafik Aboud, Saliba Douaihy and other Lebanese modernists.
Dawar al-Shams, Sami al-Solh Avenue, Tayyouneh Roundabout
May 17, 8:30 p.m.
Comoros Islands’ native Nawal, whose music draws upon local popular and spiritual traditions, will give a performance of songs interpreted through African and Arab instrumentation.
UNESCO Palace, Unesco
May 17, 6 p.m.
For the seventh year running, the French Embassy in Lebanon and CCF present a concert based on the wide repertoire of French songs. The chorus will be comprised of elementary school students, as well as the soloists.
Theatre Monnot, next St. Joseph’s Church
May 18, 8:30 p.m.
Directed by Chadi El Zein, Marwa Khalil and Wafa’a Halawi’s “A Lady’s Arms” tells the story of three housewives, whose lives in the service of their husbands gradually falls apart after someone moves into the place across the street.
‘EPIPHANY: Persephone in Beirut’
Beit Waraq, Ras al-Nabaa
Every Friday to Monday until June 16, 8:30 p.m.
This immersive performance is directed by Hussein Nakhal and stars Dana Mikhael as Persephone, the daughter of Zeus and queen of the underworld, transporting elements of Greek mythology to today’s Beirut.
Evening Souk el-Tayeb
Saifi Village, Downtown Beirut
May 17, 4-8 p.m.
Souk el-Tayeb has expanded its farmers market into the evenings at Saifi Village. Focused on ready-to-eat foods, arts and crafts and entertainment, the market creates a platform for supporting local farmers and producers.
‘Research, Writing & Improvisation Theater Techniques’
Zoukak Studio, Azouri Street, Ashrafieh
Until May 18, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Nathalie Garraud presents the occasion to thoroughly work on research, improvisation, and writing around the perception that local actors may have of the status of the foreigner in Europe, the maintained relationships between Europe and the Middle East, as well as the clichés of both sides on the issue of being foreign.
‘From excavations to Publication’
Museum of Lebanese Prehistory, University St. Joseph
May 17, 8:30 a.m-5 p.m.
The museum will welcome children for this workshop on excavation methods.