A week has gone by, and there is much leisure to catch up on. De-stress with one (or more!) of these activities.

The Great Outdoors

Run with the Nike Running Club – Thursday 21, 6:30 PM

(Image via Lebtivity)

Get fit and join a worldwide running community in this bi-weekly exercise program. Just head to the Nike Store at Beirut Souks every Tuesday and Thursday and run with Nike!

Stargazing and Camping, Chahtoul – Friday 22, 6:30 PM

Gather around the fire and experience the Lyrids Meteor Shower in an event organized by the AUB Astronomy Club. Tents and rides are provided, but you’ll still need warm clothes and food. Details here.

Guided Hike through Jabal Moussa – Saturday 23, 9 AM

Spanning 8.5 KM, this walk through wildlife is no easy feat, but if you can handle it, you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous scenery, organic breakfast, and inner peace for at least 4 hours. Book your spot before noon on Friday.

Armenia 101: Car Free Day Armenia Street – Sunday 24, 2 PM

In commemoration of 101 years since the Armenian Genocide, and in celebration of Armenian culture, Armenia Street will remain car free this Sunday.

The Art Scene

Minéral – Thursday 21, 6:30 PM

Designer and painter Chirine Sayegh exhibits her work – inspired by her hikes, trips, and treks through Lebanese mountains, at ALBA [link to: http://www.beirut.com/l/22907 ]. The exhibition goes on till Wednesday 27 from 10 AM to 7 PM, except Sunday.

Curro de Candela – Saturday 23, 8:30 PM

Flamenco, Salsa, and Afro music converge for one night only at Platea, Jounieh. Get your tickets from Virgin Megastore.

The Cultural Front

Metro al Madina supports Beirut Madinati with Bar Farouk – Thursday 21, 9:30 PM

Hit two birds with one stone: watch a celebration of Lebanese culture while supporting everyone’s favorite alternative municipal campaign. If you can’t make it on Thursday, Bar Farouk runs independently until April 29.

Rupture à Domicile, Theatre Monnot – Thursday 21, 8:30 PM

If politics isn’t your scene try this comedy (in French) instead. It’s bound to have you rolling off your seat with laughter.

Feijoada, Samba & Pagode – Friday 22, 7:30 PM

Live Brazilian music with a delicious Brazilian dish? Yes, please! More details here.

Beirut Games Day – Saturday 23, 11 AM

A full day of gaming for fans, fanatics, newbies, and seasoned players at Minus 1. Win the FIFA 16 Tournament and get 500$ in cash and prizes. Check out the event here for more info.

Heartbeat: Around the World – Saturday 23, 8 PM and Sunday 24, 5 PM

More than 100 performers take the stage once more for two nights of singing, dancing, and a beautiful cause. Grab a ticket now, it’s almost sold out!

The Intellectual Agenda

Swiss Art Talks – Thursday 21, 7 PM

Not Vital, House to Watch the Sunset, Flores 2013
© Eric Gregory Powell

Hosted by the Sursock Museum, guest artist Not Vital draws upon his work, spanning painting, architecture, and sculpture relating to dreams, narratives, and the surreal, as well as his experience with “SCARCH,” fusing sculpture and architecture. More information here.

Sukoon’s first Beirut reading – Friday 22, 7:20 PM

Artwork by Reem Rashash Shaaban

Published twice a year in Dubai, Sukoon is an online literary magazine that weaves Arab themes with works in English. Their first reading will feature poets, writers, and past contributors at Dar Bistro & Books.

The Seventh Art

Tripoli Film Festival, Wednesday 20-27

With animations, documentaries, feature films, and short movies, this week-long festival has a huge program, three venues, and a local and regional jury.

Screening: Kahlil Gebran’s “The Prophet” – Friday 22, 8 PM

Experience the worldwide phenomenon directed by Roger Allers and voiced by Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek, and Quvenzhané Wallis at Sitti, Jal el Dib, for a chilled out Friday night.

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Hey you forgot TedxNDU! On Saturday, April 23. Tickets still can be purchsed at https://www.ihjoz.com/events/1582-tedxndulouaize-2016-unknown-variables

Vivecca Chatila on Apr 21, 2016 via web