7 Art & Culture Events Happening In Beirut


Art, music, dance, theater, and more - here’s an agenda of only a few of the things happening around Beirut:


1. Al Bustan Festival 2017

What: Arguably Lebanon’s biggest music and arts festival, this year’s theme is 'Queens and Empresses of the Orient’. The festival is jam-packed with incredible performances like the Quatuor Saxophone Morphing, Sheherazade's Rimsky Korsakov, and Jacaranda Ensemble. Don’t miss out!

When: Feb 15 - March 19

Where: Emile Bustani Auditorium


2. Lucy in the Sky Exhibition

What: Influenced by lyrical abstraction, artist Ghassan Zard’s large-scale canvases depict a coloured rhythmic universe reminiscent of music partitions.

When: Until March 4.

Where: Galerie Tanit

3. “Manal” Art Exhibition

What: A unique art exhibition for artist Anas Albraehe and his muse, his neighbor with down-syndrome, Manal. Manal with her many expressions that frequently change like reflections on water, captured the attention of the artist. The show features paintings, film and installations by the artist.

When: Until February 18.

Where: Artspace Hamra


4. ‘The Wait’ by Mohamad Omran

What: A contemporary art show by artist Mohamad Omran, showcasing paintings and sculptures.

When: Until March 4.

Where:Art on 56th


5. Kelkon Sawa-كلكن سوا

What: A moving Lebanese play about love, friendship, loss, and the power of memories.

When: Until Feb 16

Where: Sunflower - Douwar el Shams


6. ‘May He Rise’ Dance performance by Ali Chahrour

What: “May He Rise” is an interpretive dance performance and a ceremony, where death, in all its primitiveness and violence, emerges from the depth of the earth to become a rite for life. The woman, the mourning priestess, summons the men so that they may experience grief and the pain of loss.

When: February 16 – February 19

Where: Masrah Al-Madina


7. Metropolis Youth Film Festival | 2nd edition

What: Movie screenings and free workshops geared towards the youth (ages 8-18). The perfect opportunity for the younger generation!

When: February 23 – February 26

Where: Metropolis Empire Sofil.