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Giveaway: 10 Tickets (Standing) + 4 Golden Circle Tickets To The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show At The Forum De Beyrouth

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I know that there are a lot of Pink Floyd fans in Lebanon, including myself, so here’s your chance to attend the world’s greatest Pink Floyd show that’s taking place on Saturday December 21st 2013 at the Forum De Beyrouth. The P-U-L-S-E 2013 will be Brit Floyd’s biggest show yet and is inspired by the record breaking 1994 ‘Division Bell’ Tour and including the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle light show.

All you have to do is the following:
1- Like BlogBaladi’s Facebook Page.
2- Leave a comment on the blog post with your favorite Pink Floyd song.

5 people will win 2 standing tickets and two lucky winners will get 4 Golden Circle Tickets. The competition ends tomorrow at midnight.

Update: Competition extended till Thursday Noon.

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.

Launch of Joumana Haddad’s “Superman is an Arab” in Arabic

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It’s happening today at Biel in Beirut between 7pm and 9pm. For those of you who don’t know who Joumana Haddad is, you can check out my previous post [Here].

Joumana is a quite an exceptional woman and she’s been bravely fighting sexism in Lebanon and the way women are perceived in our society. She’s got loads of death threats but nothing seems to be slowing her down and I truly admire her and love her for that!

I won’t be able to make it to the book signing today but I am definitely getting my book signed.

In Pictures: Discover Gemmayze by Achrafieh2020

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Discover Gemmayze was amazing today! Thousands of people in the streets, plenty of artists, lots of fun and activities and more importantly no cars polluting the air. I am still holding high hopes for the Achrafieh2020 initiative and I wish we could have monthly car-free days in several streets in Beirut and outside it.

Here are few selected pictures from today’s event:

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Achrafieh2020 committee around MP Nadim Gemayel – via Achrafieh2020

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Lebanese food stands all over the streets

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Awesome paintings – Very Talented Artist

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Le Chef in person

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The Awesome people of Donner Sang Compter

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Kaak Kaak

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Gemmayze Car-Free Day: Full Program

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Here’s the full program for tomorrow’s Discover Gemmayze. This is a great event and a great initiative so I hope to see you all there!

PS: Don’t forget to use the hashtags #Achrafieh2020 and #DiscoverGemmayze in your tweets and IG Photos. I will be posting a lot of pictures on my Instagram @LeNajib and BlogBaladi’s Facebook Page.

Full Program:
Stage One Facing Tabkha
11:00 to 12:00 – DJ Marc
12:00 to 1:00 – DJ Kiks
1:00 to 2:00 – DJ Fouad
2:00 to 3:00 – DJ Chris
3:00 to 4:00 – DJ Rodge
4:00 to 6:00 – DJ Kiks/DJ MiniB

Stage Two Facing the Stairs
11:30 to 12:30 – ZUMBA With Pia Afif
12:45 to 1:15 – Elie Hajj’s Kids show for 1/2 hour
1:30 to 2:45 – Uprising (Band)
3:00 to 3:30 – Hip Hop Show
3:30 to 4:30 – Jack and the band
4:30 to 5:30 – Odd Man Out
5:30 to 6:30 – Joey & Co

Entertainement and Animations:
10:00 to 7pm – Painters exhibition near Chez Paul
12:00 to 4pm – Graffitis with Eps and M3allem
10:00 to 7pm – Wine Tasting – St Nicolas Stairs
10:00 to 7pm – Love Lock wall – St Nicolas Stairs
2:00 to 3:00 – 161st Live Painting with Bernard Renno – St Nicolas Stairs
10:00 to 4:30 – Games near the Red Cross
10:00 to 7:00 – Red Cross First Aid Classes – Red Cross Quarters
10:00 to 1:00 – Mime in all the street
3:00 to 6:00 – Stilt walkers and Laser man
1:00 to 2:00 – Fanfare
10:00 to 5:00 – Kid’s Corner near Santa Church and Corner of Dagher Villa
4:00 to 5:00 – Tribute to Maroun Naccache near Santa Church – Excerpts from “L’ Avare” de Moliere with Mike Ayvazian and Joe.

Lebanese Designers Marc Dibeh and Marc Baroud’s Wires Series Among The Best of Design Miami 2013

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The Wall Street Journal named Marc Dibeh and Marc Baroud’s Wires Series as one of five standout attractions from the annual exhibition of contemporary design, which is taking place in Miami between December 4 and 8.

Marc Baroud and Marc Dibeh, two well established Lebanese designers, are bringing forth a display of household items in a series titled ‘Wires’, where, quite literally, an industrial metal pipe is used to create each item; from a mirror, to a tray, to a series of differently designed shelves, this single tube of pipe is cut, bent, and melded into intricately curved shapes, thus cre- ating a minimalistic design that rids the eye of any excess aesthetic additions.

My favorite object by Marc Dibeh is the Love Bird. It’s a table-top lamp that has a sexy toy (Dildo) stowed in its side.

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You can read the full article [Here] and check out their works [Here].

The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show At The Forum De Beyrouth

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It looks like we have a lot of Pink Floyd fans in Lebanon as Brit Floyd is coming back for the third year in a row. Even though I am a huge fan, I haven’t been able to attend the past couple of years but I am not missing it for the world this year!

Here are some of my favorite Pink Floyd songs:
- Hey You
- Wish You Were Here
- Run Like Hell
- Comfortably Numb
- Another Brick In The Wall
- Us and Them

You can buy tickets [Here].

P-U-L-S-E 2013, The Pink Floyd Ultimate Light & Sound Experience, a stunning new three hour show featuring note-for-note performances of five full album sides, including ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Animals’, ‘The Wall’, ‘The Division Bell’, and, in celebration of the 40th anniversary, Pink Floyd’s classic defining album, ‘The Dark Side of The Moon’. Inspired by the record breaking 1994 ‘Division Bell’ Tour and including the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle light show, and brand new Floydian animation and projection, P-U-L-S-E 2013 will be Brit Floyd’s Biggest Show Yet !!!

The 20th European Film Festival In Beirut

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If you are interested in attending, check out the full program [Here].

The 20th European Film Festival will be held from 20 November to 2 December 2013 in the two theaters of Cinema Metropolis Empire Sofil (Ashrafieh). The European Film Festival is organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon in collaboration with the Embassies and Cultural Institutes of the European Union Member States, under the patronage of H.E. the Minister of Culture. [Link]

BANFF Mountain Film Festival In Beirut

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The Banff Mountain Film Festival is one of the most prestigious mountain film festivals in the world and is a founding member of the International Alliance for Mountain Film. The festival will showcase the best film productions in climbing, snowboarding, cycling, skiing, kayaking and mountaineering at Metropolis Empire Sofil on November 18 and 19 at 7:30pm.

You can check out more details [Here].

For the third year, l’Association du PolyLiban will be organizing the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Beirut. The BANFF festival will showcase the best film productions in climbing, snowboarding, cycling, skiing, kayaking and mountaineering selected from last year’s festival.

If you want to discover new mountain activities , don’t miss this unique opportunity to catch more than 15 movies for a duration of four hours over two consecutive nights!

Join us to witness the finest outdoor adventure films on big screen.

Come celebrate the great diversity of the mountains with the ever growing community of Lebanese outdoor enthusiasts and professionals.

Furthermore, you can get the chance to participate in the “PolyLiban Photo Exhibition” which aims to promote the Lebanese natural heritage through outdoor sports while raising awareness about the importance of preserving the natural environment. [BanffLebanon.com]

Thanks Karim!

A Car-Free Day In Gemmayze On December 1st

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A car-free day will be organized on December 1st in Gemmayze as part of the Achrafieh2020 initiative. This is the 4th pedestrian day organized by Achrafieh2020 after Achrafieh, Rmeil & Geitawi and Mar Mikhail.

These successful events have been attracting a lot of people and I hope we will be seeing more and more car-free days all over Lebanon.

See you all there!

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Gemmayze street brings back a lot of memories

Giveaway: 6 Tickets To The Red Bull SoundClash in Lebanon

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The Red Bull SoundClash is a week away and I’ve got 6 tickets to give away to 3 lucky readers. The event will take place at the Forum De Beyrouth featuring Mashrou’ Leila vs. Who Killed Bruce Lee, who will be on two opposing stages fighting for the same crowd through 6 crazy rounds.

All you have to do to get in the draw is leave a comment and mention a song for one of the two bands on this post. The competition ends tomorrow morning at 9:00am.

See you all there!

Red Bull SoundClash is a once-in-a-lifetime musical collaboration that brings two bands with different sounds, styles, and influences together. The event will feature two opposing stages, and six rounds that are guaranteed to showcase the bands in a way that you’ve never seen. Fighting for the same crowd, the bands will explore different genres and sounds, highlighting the skill set needed to keep you up on your feet. Electro Indie Pop to Arab Rock and Reggae, prepare to get Funked up, & Folk-ed out of your mind… Let the clash of sounds begin.

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