I am pretty sure a lot of movie fans are eagerly waiting to watch Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, so here’s your chance to win avant-premiere tickets and watch it before anyone else. This $165M movie, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, is set to be a front runner in this year’s Oscar race and has been rated 9.5 on IMDb so far.
The Avant-Premiere is taking place on November 3 at VOX Cinemas BCC starting 7:30pm. In order to get in the competition, you have to answer the below:
1- For which recent movie did Matthew McConaughey earn the best Actor Oscar for?
2- Name two other movies directed by Christopher Nolan.
I will draw 5 names by Thursday night and announce the winners on Friday morning.
NB: You need to put your proper email in the email field while commenting since winner will be contacted by email. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.
The Beirut Marathon Association has opened two extra days for registration for an exceptionally awesome lady, Sarah el Khatib. Sarah was at TEDxLAU this year and delivered an inspiring talk on her fight with cancer, before she died two weeks later. I will be at the Beirut Marathon this year just like every year, and I will be running for Sarah.
For those who missed the deadline and still want to register, here’s a [link] to do so.
For those who missed Sarah’s talk, check it out:
March and Lucien Bou Rjeily’s play on censorship will be showing tonight at 6pm at the Bathish Auditorium, American University of Beirut. The play is about censorship and freedom of speech in Lebanon and has only been approved a week ago after a long struggle with the censorship bureau.
Check out more info [Here].
ABAAD and Esposa Beirut are asking female participants in the Beirut International Marathon to participate and run the 10KM fun run in a wedding dress in order to raise awareness on early and forced marriages in Lebanon and the Middle East and North Africa region. That’s a pretty cool and fun idea. I just hope women will be able to find cheap wedding dresses.
You can find more information [Here].
The car-free day in Sodeco and Abdel Wahab that was cancelled previously due to security concerns will take place on October 19 from 10 am till 7 pm.
I always look forward to these car-free days and I am definitely going next Sunday. See you all there!
Check out this [link] for more info.
Beirut’s wine festival (Vinifest) kicked off yesterday and will go on till Saturday 11th of October 2014 from 6:30 pm till 11:30 pm at the Beirut Hippodrome. Last year’s edition attracted over 60 exhibitors and 23,000 visitors and this year promises to be even better, despite the bad weather. If you like wine and wish to sample some of the best wines in Lebanon, Vinifest is where you should be going.
I will be there on Saturday. See you all and cheers!
I think she deserves the win as she was the most beautiful among all contestants. However, she doesn’t look like Georgina Rizk like some people are suggesting online. Sally will represent Lebanon at the Miss World 2014 contest in London on December 14th and at Miss Universe contest in Doral on January 25th.
Before Sally was announced a winner, Miss Lebanon 2013 Karen Ghrawi slipped and fell on stage but she wasn’t hurt in the process.
Here’s what the new Miss Lebanon had to say about her projects and the importance of social media after she won, which is pretty much the same cliché we hear every year. Speaking of social media, LBCI should consider adding the contestants’ social media accounts somewhere because they are always impossible to find.
The event took place today at the Charles Helou station and I was there to enjoy it. Bassam Zahalan was crowded winner, while Kifah Hilal and Mohammad Baalkabki finished second and third respectively. I took a lot of pictures and small videos which I will share tomorrow.
Check out the winning run [Here].
The Bikeathon was launched last year and is a nice initiative to encourage Lebanese to bike for peace and encourage a more eco-friendly form of transportation. It’s happening this year at the Beirut Water Front on October 5th and you can register [Here].
We desperately needs more bikes and bike lanes in Lebanon to cut down the pollution and the traffic.
The 2014 edition of the Beirut International Film Festival is taking place between 1 and 9 October at Planète Abraj Cinemas. The opening film will be “Clouds of SILS MARIA” by Olivier Assayas and the closing film is “A Most Wanted Man” By Anton Corbijn.
You can check out the full screening schedule [here].