Get ready for an action-packed weekend in Lebanon as a diverse array of events take center stage. From cultural festivals and live performances to outdoor adventures and culinary delights, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Here are some of the events happening this weekend:
Batroun Photography Awards “Capture the Soul of Batroun”
As part of the 2023 Batroun International Festival, this exhibition will gather pictures from hundreds of photographers that entered a competition at the beginning of July to showcase their work at Mina Batroun. The exhibit will open on July 15 at 6:30 PM and runs until August 8.
This street festival will take place in the gorgeous town of Ehden starting July 13 until July 16 from 5 PM until midnight. The night is promising with entertainment, food trucks, music, crafts, plus art for kids, families, and people of all ages.
Chocolate Hall is THE place to be for all chocolate lovers. Experience the process of producing chocolate from raw material to the end product. You will get to see, smell, touch, and (of course) taste the delicious chocolate. The tour happens every Saturday from 11 AM until 1 PM, and the entrance fee is $5.
This is your chance to immerse yourself in Italian Baroque music completely. Expect performances of timeless masterpieces of Italian Baroque music in the heart of the beautiful NABU museum as part of the ongoing exhibition “Mediterranea”. The event is free and will occur on July 16 at 7 PM.
“Mon Patrimoine en couleurs” Art Exhibition by Darwiche Chamaa
Saturday, July 15, will be the last day you can check out this exhibition, and you do not want to miss out. In “My Heritage in Colors”, Dawriche Chamaa takes viewers on a ride to discover the landscape of his childhood in oil and pastel. The exhibition, at Gallery Cheriff Tabet in Achrafieh, will run from 11 AM until 2 PM.
Slumber’s Tongues by Hatem Imam at Metro Al Madina
Imam’s show is the most ambitious to date and uses intricate installation techniques to present the fruits of his labor and the worries that permeated his process. Hatem Imam has been painting for six months and finally shows his work at Metro El Madina from noon to 8 PM until July 20.
Imany Voodoo Cello Sunday at Baalbeck International Festivals
Imany, a French singer and cellist, works with eight cellos to hypnotize the audience with her rendition of pop hits from Madon Bonnie Tyler to Ed Sheeran and Imagine Dragons. Imany is radiant throughout her performances and carries the power of female energy, making it an unforgettable experience. Her concert is set on July 16 at the steps of Bacchus Temple.
Jounieh continues the tradition of shutting streets in the middle of the city every year to host food stalls, entertaining events, and live music. Over this weekend, Lebanese bands are taking center stage at 9:30 PM with Wahdon on Saturday 15 and Ashkara the following Sunday.
Take the chance to experience the mesmerizing performance of Caracalla’s Finiqia as it continues to captivate audiences until August 18. This production has created a world of extraordinary theater that must be witnessed to appreciate truly. Immerse yourself in this exceptional performance and discover the magic that unfolds on stage.
This is not Adriatique’s first time in Lebanon, but this time they are arriving with a brand new concept as Future X lands in Beirut. The show will take place at Sea Side Arena on July 15. Be prepared to dance to fresh beats until the early morning hours.