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‘Hussein Madi, a Boundless Life’ is on display at the Beirut Exhibition Center.

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

ART

‘Material Remains’

Ayyam Gallery, Beirut Tower, Zeitoune Street, BCD

Until May 31

01-374-450

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.

‘Stacked’

Art Factum Gallery, Karantina

Until June 7

01-443-263 or

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

01-494-331

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

76-924-431

This art space displays works by such artists as Paul Guiragossian, Shafik Aboud, Saliba Douaihy and other Lebanese modernists.

 

MUSIC

Nawal

Dawar al-Shams, Sami al-Solh Avenue, Tayyouneh Roundabout

May 17, 8:30 p.m.

01-381-290

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.

‘French Song’

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.

 

THEATER

“Znoud al-Sitt”

Theatre Monnot, next St. Joseph’s Church

May 18, 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 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.

03-763-823

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.

 

FESTIVAL

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.

 

WORKSHOPS

‘Research, Writing & Improvisation Theater Techniques’

Zoukak Studio, Azouri Street, Ashrafieh

Until May 18, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

70-910-339

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.

01-421-860/2

The museum will welcome children for this workshop on excavation methods.

 

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Summary

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

This art space displays works by such artists as Paul Guiragossian, Shafik Aboud, Saliba Douaihy and other Lebanese modernists.

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.

For the seventh year running, the French Embassy in Lebanon and CCF present a concert based on the wide repertoire of French songs.

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.


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