TALK ‘Hunger and Hallucination: Tales from the Great Famine’
Ashkal Alwan, Jisr El Wati Oct. 15, 4 p.m. 01-423-879 Writer Lina Mounzer tells the story of the Great Famine of 1918, stressing the hallucinatory aspects of extreme hunger, the locust plague, reports of cannibalism and the like.
FILM ‘Kharaja Wa Lam Ya’ud’
Metropolis Cinema-Sofil Oct. 15, 7 p.m. 01-328-806 Mohamed Khan’s “Gone and Never Came Back” is a humorous observation of the dehumanizing effects of a big-city life, depicting a depressed urbanite who leaves for the countryside.
Metropolis Cinema-Sofil Oct. 16, 8 p.m. 01-204-080 “Otras Miradas,” Lebanon’s Festival of Iberoamerican Cinema, opens with David Schurmann’s tale of three stories interlocked by a single secret that converges to reveal the tragic yet beautiful lives of three families. (Portuguese with English subtitles)
THEATER ‘So Little Time’
Sunflower Theater Oct. 16-17, 9:30 p.m. 01-426-869 In Rabih Mroue’s latest, Lina Majdalanie recounts the biography of Dib Al-Asmar, the first Lebanese youth to fall in battle for the Palestinian cause. (Arabic with English subtitles)
ART ‘An Unpredictable Expression of Human Potential’
Beirut Art Center, Jisr al-Wati, Near Ashkal Alwan Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m. 01-397-018 Part 2 of “Tamawuj,” Sharjah Biennale 13. A show stocked with work seeking to respond to a present global moment – as frustrated youth protest against an older generation’s decisions, and an inheritance they did not shape.
3Beirut, Beirut Souks Through Oct. 19, 2-8 p.m. 01-368-505 Fadi Mogabgab and Nadine Saddi Zaccour launch “Tree,” an exhibition by Michel Pelloille, which gathers more than 10 years of work on trees painted at Alia’s Residence in Ain Zhalta.
‘Face to Face’
Agial Art Gallery, Hamra Through Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 01-345-213 Springing from Fadia Haddad’s process-based approach, this show’s action paintings revolve around a mask motif.
MUSIC ‘Memorable Soundtracks of Italian Cinema’
Irwin Theatre, LAU, Qoreitem Oct. 20, 8 p.m. 01-786-464 Pier Filippo Barbano (flute) and Roberto Porroni (guitar) perform tunes by Morricone and Nino Rota, as well as De Falla and Paganini. (Free)