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  • “Znoud al-Sitt," on stage at Theatre Monnot, stars co-writers Wafaa Halawi and Marwa Khalil, and Patricia Nammour. (The Daily Star / Hasan Shaaban)

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

FESTIVAL

AUB Outdoors

American University of Beirut, Ras Beirut

May 24 & 25, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tickets sold for LL5,000 at the door

Under the theme of "Take me to New York," the annual student-organized festival at AUB offers a jam-packed weekend of activities. From comedy acts to music performances, there are activities for all ages - and mouth-watering food. All proceeds go to student organizations at the university.

FILM

Arab Short Film Festival

Masrah al-Madina, Saroulla Building, Hamra Street

Until May 27, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. daily

info@nadilekolnas.org

For this edition of its yearly festival, Nadi l'Kul al-Nas will screen 46 shorts from Lebanon and around the Arab world, with each session beginning with a work by one of the jury's Lebanese filmmakers. The festival winds up with a concert by Mohammad Mouhsen and his band.

 

MUSIC

Zaki Ibrahim

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

May 24, 8:30 p.m.

01-381-290

This Canadian-born, South Africa-based singer-songwriter will perform a unique selection of work, mingling such cultural influences as R’n’B, jazz and soul.

 

THEATER

'EPIPHANY: Persephone in Beirut'

Beit Waraq, Ras al-Nabaa

Every Fri to Mon through June 9, 8:30 p.m.

03-763-823

Directed by Hussein Nakhal and starring Dana Mikhael as Persephone, daughter of Zeus and queen of the underworld, this immersive performance transports elements of Greek mythology to contemporary Beirut.

'Znoud al-Sitt'

Theatre Monnot, next to St. Joseph Church

Until May 25, 29-31 and 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 gradually falls to pieces after someone moves into the place across the street. Read The Daily Star review.

‘Sitt Marie-Rose’

Babel Theater, Cairo Street, Hamra

Until May 25, 29-31, 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 Daily Star review.

 

ART

‘Art & Design In Times of Crisis’

SLAB A, off Monnot Street, near USJ

Through 31 May

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.

‘The Recounted Ceramics’

SV Gallery, Saifi Village

Through May 24

01-975-655

Ceramic works by Hana Kaaki, Ibtissam Rifai and Joseph Honein are gathered in one exhibition. Read The Daily Star review.

‘Falling Dreams’

392Rmeil393, Gouraud Street, Gemmayzeh

Through May 25

01-567-015

Omar Ibrahim’s artworks ponder what the Syrian crisis can say about the human condition.

‘World (Ex) Change’

ArtLab Gallery, Gouraud Street, Gemmayzeh

Through May 24

03-244-577

The art works of Severine Deslions dwell upon themes of change and evolution. Read The Daily Star review.

 
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Summary

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

All proceeds go to student organizations at the university.

For this edition of its yearly festival, Nadi l'Kul al-Nas will screen 46 shorts from Lebanon and around the Arab world, with each session beginning with a work by one of the jury's Lebanese filmmakers. The festival winds up with a concert by Mohammad Mouhsen and his band.

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.

Ceramic works by Hana Kaaki, Ibtissam Rifai and Joseph Honein are gathered in one exhibition.

The art works of Severine Deslions dwell upon themes of change and evolution.


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