Reviving Beirut’s Grand Theatre with a Live Cello Concert

A Cello concert was organized yesterday at Riad el Solh square facing the Grand Théâtre de Beyrouth in an attempt to revive this abandoned and forgotten gem. Here are some pictures and videos I got my hands on from the concert. Le Grand Théâtre de Beirut is one of the last remaining relics of pre-war Beirut. This landmark building was built in the late 1930s and was a venue for performances of all kinds from…

Whisky Live Beirut At Seaside Pavilion Till October 12th

Whisky Live Beirut is back for the fourth year in a row at the Seaside Pavilion from October 10th till October 12th. More than 60 specialist producers, distributors and suppliers will be offering you the opportunity to sample whiskies, including premium single malts, bourbons, Scotch, Irish and Japanese whiskies. There are also 20 small-group masterclasses that will take place during the three-day event. I attended a couple last year and you get the chance to…

A #ClimateMarch was Organized Today at Martyrs Square

2 months ago
I asked today on Facebook whether we had any climate marches in #Beirut, and someone linked me to an event planned by AUB students. The group is called Fridays for Future Lebanon, in reference to ...

Paul Van Dyk To Perform on September 9th at The Gärten Beirut

3 months ago
The last time PVD was in town, Pier 7 was still open and he was performing there. Five years later, The international DJ & producer is coming back to Lebanon to perform at The Gärten ...

Broken Wings: A Musical Adaption of Gibran Khalil Gibran’s 1912 Masterpiece

4 months ago
Gibran Khalil Gibran’s masterpiece “Broken Wings”, a story laden with Gibran’s views on morality, love, marriage, children, pain and loss, has been turned into a musical that premiered at the Theater Royal Haymarket, London, in ...

Marcel Khalife Refuses to Perform National Anthem at Baalbeck Festival Opening Night

5 months ago
Acclaimed singer & composer Marcel Khalife refused to perform the Lebanese National Anthem, as is the tradition, on the opening night of the Baalbeck International Festival. Khalife said (quoting AlJaras) “I won’t be performing the ...

Oscar Winner Gabriel Yared & Asmahan’s Grand Daughter in Lebanon soon!

7 months ago
The Beiteddine Art Festival is celebrating 35 years of arts & culture by hosting a world premiere on its opening night on July 18, joining Oscar winning composer Gabriel Yared and Yasmina Jumblatt; a talented ...

#BikeToWork on April 17!

8 months ago
On April 17 and for the third year in a row, The Chain Effect is organizing a Bike to Work event under the Patronage of the Ministry of the Environment, with the support of the ...

Go Visit #MessageDePaix’s Christmas Exhibition This Weekend!

1 year ago
I love “Message de Paix” and what it stands for, and I invite everyone to participate in their ongoing Christmas exhibition at Le Royal Hotel – Beirut from the 6th till the 9th of December. ...

The first Lebanese “Broadway Musical” sees the light this October at the Casino du Liban

1 year ago
Many of you have dreamed of watching one for years. Here’s your chance to do so in Lebanon, at the Casino du Liban, on October 12, 13 and 14. Majnoun Leila – مجنون ليلى is ...