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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.

‘Lit­tle Se­cret’

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)

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