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14 Free(and Fun!)Things to Do in Beirut This June


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Beirut provides endless entertainment year round. The catch? It can get pretty expensive. Luckily, there are a ton of awesome free events going on, so you can still enjoy a night out on the town without breaking the bank.

From live music to screenings, workshops, exhibitions and more, here is a list of all the good stuff. And by good stuff I mean free



Mabrad: Nice to Meet You, Beirut at Metro Madina

Tuesday, June 3
(10:00pm to 11:30pm)

Join the Syrian rock band Mabrad for their first performance in Beirut as they try to inspire hearts by abrading the mind.

Metro Al Madina
Hamra Street
Hamra
Tel.: +9611753021




Salt and Blood Concert at the Beirut Spring Festival

Saturday, June 7
(9:00pm to 11:00pm)

Enjoy a rap concert with Nasserdeen from the Baalbek hip hop group, Al Touffar, plus Sayed Darwish and Hello, Psychaleppo!

Samir Kassir Square
Wegan Street
Downtown




And… Action! At Oddfish Boutique

From June 9 to June 15
(10:00am to 5:00pm)

Your favorite action heroes like you’ve never seen them before. This is a collector’s exhibition featuring more than 50 highly detailed 1:6 action figures of your all-time favorite themes: Star Wars, DC and Marvel Icons, Terminator, Bruce Lee and more.

The Oddfish
Bohsali Bldg., Port Street (Facing Charles Helou Station)
Port of Beirut
Tel.: +9611566302




'Tree Of Love' Exhibition by Bokja

Monday, June 9
(6:00pm to 11:00pm)

As part of Beirut Design Week, Bokja has the pleasure to invite you to their Saifi village shop for a special exhibition. Come and share your wishes and happiness on their Tree of Love tapestry.

Bokja
Saifi Village
Saifi
Tel.: +9611975576



'Freshly Baked Today' Exhibition at Rapidmanufactory

Friday, June 13 to June 15
(From 9:00am to 7:00pm)

Rapidmanufactory launches its collaborative gallery and exhibition called, 'Freshly Baked Today.' The exhibit is born of a new concept: a participant 3D printing gallery that allows designers from around the world to submit their creations online. The selected designs will be manufactured live in the workshop and exhibited in the gallery.

RapidManufactory
Salah Labaki Street, On Top of the Gholam Stairs
Mar Mikhael
Tel.: +9611566241
Mob.: +9613566601




Open Studio at Creative Space Beirut

Tuesday, June 10
(6:00pm to 10:00pm)

The Creative Space Beirut, a free school for fashion design, will open their studio during Beirut Design Week to the public. Student work will be displayed and the creative process will be explained.

Creative Space
Lazarieh Bldg
Downtown
Tel.: +9611980089 (Ext. 117)




Create and Wear with Sibylle Tamer

Wednesday, June 11
(4:30pm to 9:30pm)

At Atelier S/Z, Sibylle Tamer will show you how to design your own and unique bracelet out of rubber. This workshop, held in the showroom, will also include cocktails. Anyone can join, no need to register ahead of time.

Atelier S/Z
Behind Red Cross Center
Gemmayzeh
Tel.: +9614523970
Mob.: +9613727929



Graphic Design Skill Set Workshop with Walid Nasrala

Wednesday, June 11
(6:30pm to 9:00pm

) Every designer needs a strong skill set to create powerful designs. Walid Nasrala will reveal a set of tips and tricks using computer tools to enhance your graphic designs and visuals. With 16 years of experience in illustration, animation and design under his belt, Nasrala will show participants how to reinvent their work. This is a short but insightful workshop that will boost your design arsenal.

WonderEight
Hazmieh - Jisr El-Bacha Street
Jisr El-Bacha
Tel.: +9611494552
Tel.: +9611494331
Tel.: +9611494332




Lighting Design Workshop With Hilights

Friday, June 13
(5:00pm to 11:00pm)

Hilights will host a workshop where participants will be presented with the opportunity to "express with light," while getting a full hands-on experience with a team of professional lighting designers. The workshop is open to anyone.

Hilights
64th Street, Samaha Building
Achrafieh
Tel.: +9611562355




Tour: Discover the Mar Mikhael Stairs

Friday, June 13
(11:00am to 12:30pm)

Between the main street of Mar Mikhael and the area know as Jeitawi lie eight major stairs and a few other hidden ones, most of which date back to the Ottoman era. These stairs are the witnesses of how life used to be in the Beirut in the 1950's and 1960's, back when the train was still running down the coast. Today, they are forgotten elements of our heritage. In an effort to revitalize these neglected public spaces, the Design Department at A.L.B.A. (Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts) is offering guided tours to rediscover the stories and pathways hidden among those stairs.

Mar Mikhael
Near the main Mar Mikhael Stairs



The Outpost House-Warming Party

Friday, June 13
(6:00pm to 10:30pm)

The Outpost is having a house-warming party at its new Beirut space that’s currently under construction. All are welcome to stop in and say "hi!"

Khatchadourian Street
Radio Sevan Bldg.
Mar Mikhael




Dekkenet Waraq Open Studio

From June 14 to June 15
(12:00pm to 6:00pm)

Beit Waraq is hosting an open studio weekend during Beirut Design Week. A compilation of the collective's work will be displayed around the house, revealing videos, animation, and installations. "Dekkenet Waraq” will also be launched, introducing local merchandise of illustrations, postcards, notebooks and more. A table of kaak, lemonade and visual treats awaits!

Waraq
Nabaa El Laban Street
Ras El-Nabeh
Tel.: +9611659848




Violin and Piano Concert by Ihab Jamal and Liana Harutyunyan

Wednesday, June 25
(8:00pm to 10:00pm)

Check out this concert by Ihab Jamal on the violin and Liana Harutyunyan on the piano, playing a repertoire of classical music. The duo will perform a number of works, including Bach, Weiniawski, Chausson, Paganini and Khachaturian, under the direction of Professor Arthur Ter-Hovhanessian.

Assembly Hall
AUB
Hamra
Bliss Street
Tel.: +9611340460
Tel.: +9611350000




'A World Not Ours' Film Screening

Monday, June 30
(6:30pm to 9:30pm)

'A World Not Ours,' is a film by Mehdi Fleifel produced in 2012. It is an intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, the film is a sensitive and illuminating study of belonging, friendship, and family in the lives of those for whom dispossession is the norm.

Metro Al Madina
Saroulla Building
Hamra
Mob.: +96176309363



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