World-Renowed Street Artist Retna Paints Ashrafieh and Ouzai

Marquis Lewis, known as Retna, is an American contemporary street artist of African-American, El Salvadorian and Cherokee descent. During the holidays, Loft Investments by Ayad Nasser in partnership with curator19.90 flew in Retna to Beirut as part of Urban Dawn Vol II, the largest contemporary and street art exhibition in the region. Urban Dawn, Vol. II showcased work by 60 artists – 50 international and 10 local – all inspired by environmental issues, urban regeneration…

#IndeedBetterTogether: Tripoli Kicks Off its Christmas Festivities

#TripoliLB unveiled yesterday its stunning Christmas tree at the Rachid Karameh expo under the #IndeedBetterTogether slogan to send out a message of unity and hope to all the Tripolitans and Lebanese. The tree was set up on one of Oscar Niemeyer’s landmarks and lit up the expo area along with a large Christmas village. Tripoli's end of year festivities will continue till December 22. Here's the detailed schedule: Friday December 16: 4 PM scientific show…
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Beirut Chants: 29 Free Concerts Celebrating Diversity & Promoting A Culture of Peace

1 month ago
This year marks the 9th edition of Beirut Chants, a festival that has become one of the Christmas season’s most anticipated events. Every year during Christmas, concerts are organized in all of Beirut’s historical churches ...
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Four Reasons To Attend Christmas In Action Next Week [December 14-18]

1 month ago
I was introduced to Christmas in Action last year by a friend and had the honor to meet Cynthia Bou Khater few weeks back, the woman behind this year’s biggest Christmas event and IN Action, ...
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Lebanon’s National Library is Open Till November 20

2 months ago
The rehabilitation project of the National Library is supposedly complete but it won’t be opening (officially) anytime soon because the cabinet has yet to appoint an executive board and director. Nevertheless, there’s an ongoing exhibition ...
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“Kafas” By Joumana Haddad: Rawness, Boldness, Comedy and Anger

2 months ago
“Kafas” (“قفص”) is the most recent play by the one and only Joumana Haddad. Haddad is a Lebanese journalist, activist, poet, instructor, author and the head of the cultural pages for An Nahar newspaper. She’s ...
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The National Museum’s Underground Floor Officially Reopened!

3 months ago
The National Museum of Beirut’s underground floor has finally risen from the dead after being closed for over 40 years. Rehabilitating the 700 square meters basement was kicked off in 2014 by Lebanon’s Culture Minister ...
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An Exhibition on how #Lebanon Shaped The Modern World

3 months ago
An exhibition on “The Daily life in Ancient Lebanon”, supported by by the British Museum, the American University in Beirut and the National Museum of Beirut, was hosted by Durham University’s Oriental Museum from June ...
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ASHEKMAN Unveil Their Largest Calligraffiti Mural Ever in Kuwait City

3 months ago
ASHEKMAN were off to Kuwait city this weekend to unveil their newest and largest calligraffiti mural ever as part of the city’s urban cultural week. The #Grandizer mural is ASHEKMAN’s first building mural as well ...
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World’s Oldest Scale Found Near Kfaraabida, North Lebanon (Via Beirut Report)

3 months ago
The world’s oldest scale beam as well as other fascinating archaeological finds are currently on display at the American University of Beirut Archaeology museum. The scale beam “dates back to the early third millennium BC ...
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