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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – May 25th 2016

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Here are my selection from Lebtivity for this week. Do not miss the Cabriolet film festival on 27, 28, and 29 May at St. Nicolas stairs in Gemmayze.

  1. Recruitment Skills Workshop
  2. Champions League Final by the Beach at Eddesands
  3. Lebanese Film Festival 2016
  4. PechaKucha Night Vol.25
  5. Energy Lebanon 2016
  6. Cabriolet Film Festival 2016
  7. Project Lebanon 2016
  8. Babysitting Training by Blast’inc
  9. Les Poissons Fossiles du Liban
  10. FAMILY FUN DAY
  11. Le Marché Saifi

Make sure to check Lebtivity.com for much more options.

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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – May 18th 2016

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Here are my picks from Lebtivity for this week. It’s gonna be a packed one with many cool events taking place this week from The Garden Show, to AUB Outdoors, Beirut Cultural Festivals and many others!

  1. Middle East Social Media Festival 2016
  2. The Garden Show & Spring Festival 2016
  3. Beirut Design Week 2016
  4. Retrieving Beirut
  5. Wines of Bordeaux: Tasting Course at Enoteca
  6. AUB Outdoors | The Big Race
  7. Beirut Cultural Festivals 2016
  8. Le Prénom – Piece de Theatre de Nadine Makdessi
  9. Another Night On Broadway By Roy Khoury
  10. SPRING Festival 2016 | Beirut
  11. Clement Francomme from Blockchainiz at BDD
  12. Sacoche Leather Works at Urbanista

Make sure to check Lebtivity.com for more options.

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Nescafé Acting A Little Naughty?

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Is it my dirty mind only or does this new ad by Nescafé get a bit suggestive towards the end?

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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – May 11th 2016

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Here are my picks from Lebtivity for this week for a little bit of everything for everyone!

  1. ‘The Moment’ by Milad Hadchiti – The Rerun
  2. Escape Games Beirut – The new smart fun activity!
  3. Johar… Up in the air- A Theatre play in Roumieh Prison May 2016
  4. 3azimetna Theatre Play
  5. Hike For CHARITY with Wild Adventures
  6. Beirut Vocal point presents The Beatles at Blue Note Cafe
  7. Postcards in Concert
  8. NAWF – New Arab Women Forum 2016
  9. Iceland: Aurora & landscape photography exhibition
  10. Rabih and the playmates at The Back door
  11. Celebrating Colors 2016

Make sure to check Lebtivity.com for much more options.

 

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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – May 4th 2016

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Here are my picks from Lebtivity for this week. The weather promises to remain good over the next few days for some outdoor activities like Marche aux Fleurs in Bikfaya or a trip to discover Baskinta, so make the most of it!

  1. IMPOSSIBLE “Be Part of the Magic” Show in Lebanon
  2. Venezia Cinema Beirut 2016 at Empire Sofil
  3. Marché aux Fleurs – Bikfaya 2016
  4. Recycling at Makan
  5. German Spring Market 2016
  6. Beirut International Tango Festival 2016
  7. CENTRICO – Grand Opening
  8. Baskinta Literary Trail with Adventures in Lebanon
  9. Let’s be confused on the fact we are not together but have official emotions for each other
  10. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, DVD
  11. Exhibition for a Cause
  12. Culinary Heaven – Horeca Night at the Titanic Piano Bar

Make sure to check Lebtivity.com for much more options.

 

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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – April 27th 2016

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Yet another round of cool outing ideas from Lebtivity! We’re in for a long weekend so here my picks for you to inspire your plans.

  1. Spring Family Lunch Buffet & Easter Egg Hunt at Beit Wadih
  2. Escape Games Beirut – The new smart fun activity!
  3. Spring at the Roof Market – Citymall
  4. Cannes Coup de Coeur
  5. Easter at CityMall
  6. Nemr Abou Nassar New Stand up Comedy Show LIVE at BIEL
  7. Meen the Band Live at Publicity
  8. Jeane Manson en Concert au Casino du Liban
  9. SPRING Festival 2016 | Beirut
  10. Startup Grind Beirut hosts Majed Al Tamer (WSI)
  11. Arthur Satyan 4-day Jazz Master Class
  12. BIPOD 2016
  13. The Beirut International Jazz Day 2016

Make sure to check Lebtivity.com for much more options.

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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – April 20th 2016

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Here are my picks from Lebtivity for this week. The annual heartbeat concert is happening this weekend and I highly recommend you book your ticket to help children suffering from heart diseases.

This year’s concert will feature 100 singers, dancers, musicians and comedians, performing live on stage, with decors, costumes, screen projections and lighting effects inspired from several countries. And if you’re unable to attend but still want to donate to heartbeat, you can do so through their website.

  1. The Moment (Sar wa2ta) with Milad Hadchiti
  2. Startups Success Stories: A Hands-on Experience from IE & Friends
  3. Stress Management workshop at Skillz
  4. Heartbeat Concert 2016
  5. Curro De Candela
  6. TEDxNDULouaize – Main Event 2016 – Unknown Variables
  7. The Voice Kids Tour 2016 in Lebanon
  8. The Happiness Program With The Art of Living Foundation
  9. Walk with Al Younbouh 2016
  10. The French Macaron – Cooking class with Lamina’s Kitchen
  11. Carina Live at Zico House
  12. Live Concert at l’appartement
  13. Braderie du Livre à la Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture a Zouk Mikael
  14. Rupture à Domicile – Comédie

Make sure to check Lebtivity.com for much more options.

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Lebanon Has The Highest Number of Billionaires Per Capita

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Forbes Middle East released their list of the world’s richest Arabs in 2016 headed by Prine AlWaleed Bin Talal (17.3 Billion) and 7 unsurprising names from Lebanese made it to the list this year.

12. Najib Mikati, 2.5 Billion
12. Taha Mikati, 2.5 Billion
15. Bahaa Hariri, 2.2 Billion
23. Robert Mouawad & family, 1.5 Billion
25. Saad Hariri, 1.4 Billion
31. Ayman Hariri, 1.2 Billion
32. Fahd Hariri, 1.2 Billion

With these figures, Lebanon turned out to be the country with highest number of billionaires per capita in the Arab world.

But for some reason I always have a hard time believing that these lists report the exact number of billionaires in Lebanon and the other countries simply because we lack transparency here in our region. The Mubarak family of Egypt for example never made it to any “Richest Arabs” list, and we only knew about their billions after they were overthrown.

In our case, we have politicians who have been active for more than 30 and 40 years now like Berri and Joumblat, and I highly doubt these two have not been able to make a couple billions throughout their long years of “serving” the nation.. so yeah there’s definitely more to add to that Forbes list.

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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – April 13th 2016

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Here are my picks from Lebtivity for this week. The 5th edition of Beirut International Platform of Dance is taking place this week and Souk El Akel lands is landing in Zouk Mikael!

  1. Rupture à Domicile – Comédie
  2. BIPOD 2016
  3. Celebrate Spring in Zouk Mikael with Souk El Akel
  4. AUB Job Fair 2016
  5. Avo Demirdjian live in Concert
  6. Beirut Corporate Games 2016
  7. Clue Club – Save the world
  8. Low calorie desserts workshop
  9. Kirtan, Calming Chants in a Chaotic World
  10. Stress Management workshop at Skillz
  11. “After School: What’s Up?” Fair

Make sure to check Lebtivity.com for much more options.

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Remembering the Lebanese Civil War Day by Day

Today marks the 41st anniversary of the Lebanese civil war which lasted 15 years from 1975 to 1990 resulting in 150,000 people killed and thousands of disappeared.

On this occasion I thought it would be good to share with you an interesting group on Facebook called “La guerre du Liban au jour le jour” where Georges Boustany and Kheireddine El-Ahdab share on a daily basis old videos, images, and news articles from war time to recollect both major and tiny events that happened during those 15 years.

I highly recommend you join the group not only to learn more about the Lebanese civil war but also because Georges and Kheireddine sometimes shares rare videos that were not shown in the released war documentaries so far. I once saw a video showing the neighborhood we used to live in during the 1980s, so you never know what’s in it for you!

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