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Marvel Exhibition at Geek Express

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Here’s some cool news for the superheroes lovers. Geek Express, located in Beirut Digital District, will be hosting the Marvel Exhibition for two weeks starting May 2nd, with over 400 official and rare original items from Iron Man, Hulk, Spiderman and other Marvel comics that will be on display for people to enjoy.

Moreover, if you’re excited about the new Iron Man movie, make sure to attend the opening of exhibition on Thursday at 6:30PM since Grand Cinemas will be awarding each of the first 50 fans to enter Geek Express a free ticket to any showing of Iron Man 3 at any of their theaters.

For more information, you can check Geek Express’ Page on Facebook.

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Beirut Spring Festival – The fifth edition

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The Beirut Spring Festival was created in 2009 by the Samir Kassir Foundation to commemorate his assassination, and was inspired by one of the last articles written by him.

This year’s version of te festival starts on May 26th and will last for five days, featuring several artisits at different venues around Beirut, and below is the festival program.

  • May 26: Tania Saleh in concert at Samir Kassir square
  • May 27/28: Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad at Al Madina theater
  • May 29: Corss encounter with Wajdi Mouawad and Paul Chaoul at Bank Audi headquarters in Downtown
  • May 29: The Sentinel at The Roman Baths in Downtown
  • May 30/31: Alone at Monnot theater

For more information you can check Beirut Spring Festival’s website or Facebook page.

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Photos of Discover Mar Mikhael

Discover Mar Mikhael is an event organized by Achrafieh 2020 that turned the Mar Mikhael neighborhood into a car area yesterday in order to motivate people to discover it either walking or by bike, and enjoy the cultural and artistic events that were taking place.

Below are some photos shared by Achrafieh 2020 showing how was the event like.

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Ziad Rahbani in concert at Las Salinas Anfeh

For those of you who live in the north, Ziad Rahbani and his band will be performing for 3 nights on March 14, 15, and 16 at Las Salinas Anfeh.

Tickets will be on sale at Sa7 Se7 Cafe Tripoli, Boueri Press Kaslik, and Las Salinas.

Ziad Rahbani in concert

via MWNader

Update:

As per the below comments, tonight’s concert (March 14th) has unfortunately been canceled due to security reasons, and tickets can be either refunded or used at the 2 upcoming concerts on Friday and Saturday.

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Yanni is coming to Lebanon

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I just learned Yanni will be performing at Byblos Festival on June 30th and July 1st as part of his world tour this year. He’s absolutely one of my favorite musicians and I’m really glad we will finally get to see him live here.

In case you’ve never heard of him, chances are you have definitely heard some of his work since a lot of Lebanese radio and TV shows use some of the music he composes.

Tickets will be on sale for 50, 75, 100, 150 and $200, and can be purchased from all Vigrin branches or online here.

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Ziad Rahbani & co. at the Blu Note Cafe Hamra

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Here’s some good news for Ziad El Rahbani lovers. He started performing earlier this week at the Blue Note Cafe in Hamra with a band of 11 musicians and will continue until January 29th.

The program called “Orthoizoks und Rahbani Ziach” is comprised mainly of jazz music with lyrics in Arabic, French and English. Make sure to reserve early if you’re planning to attend one of the evening as I believe places must be running out fast (The Blue Note Cafe’s number is 01 743 857).

On Monday night the Blue Note Café hosted “Orthoizoks und Rahbani Ziach,” an evening of original compositions by Ziad Rahbani – Assi and Fairouz’s son. From his piano, Rahbani the younger led an 11-person ensemble of musicians and vocalists before a capacity audience.

“Orthoizoks und Rahbani Ziach” is comprised of such Rahbani tunes as “Spiral,” “Smooth Talk” and “Viva de Funk.” Those familiar with Rahbani’s oeuvres may have found the evening’s playlist echoed the one he staged for his UNESCO Palace performance in December 2012.

This multilingual program – with lyrics in Arabic, French and English – transported the Blue Note through several distinct moods. From romantic ballads to cool jazz, Rahbani and Co. worked to sate the eager audience’s thirst for soulful groove. Source

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Video of Dubai new year’s eve fireworks

Meanwhile, douchebags in Lebanon were shooting their guns in the air at midnight. Happy new year everyone!

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TEDx Beirut Talks 2012

If you missed TEDx Beirut’s event last November you can still watch the recorded talks as the organizers are currently gradually uploading them to the TEDx Talks channel on Youtube. Just make sure to follow this playlist that includes all the talks from Beirut. There are currently 7 videos by Suzanne Talhouk, Christopher Littlefield, Farid Chehab, Zeina Saab, Walkabout Drum Circle, Sareen Akarjalian, and Hani Asfour.

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Ziad Rahbani in concert next week

I was so glad to read that Ziad Rahbani will be performing in a concert next week as I’m a big fan of him. The concert will be held at a place called Event Hill near Le Royal Hotel on December 20th and 21st at 9PM.

Ziad El Rahbani in concert

Tickets will be available as of Monday at Boueiry Press Kasklik, Maarouf Saad Center, and possibly at Al-Akhbar as mentioned in Elie’s post, and will be priced at $40, $50, and $60 including an open buffet and regular drinks.

I trust the tickets will run out so fast but I hope I’ll get one for myself!

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A directory for 2013 new year’s eve parties in Lebanon

Make sure to check this directory if you’re currently searching for a place to celebrate the new year’s eve.

NewYearInLebanon.tel allows you to search for parties either by location or budget which makes it much easier for you to pick the place to go to.

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