Beach weather all around! Bask in it all you want, it’s going to be a busy weekend!

The Great Outdoors

Massive Night Ride – Thursday 16, 8:30 PM

Grab your bike for a trip around the city with fellow cycling enthusiasts! Beginner (15 km), intermediate (25 km), and advanced (28 km) levels are available to get you pumped for the weekend. Book your bike here.

Indoor Slack Jam – Thursday 16, 6:30 PM

Not an outdoor event, but a skill you can definitely take outside. Test your balance, build agility, and practice with seasoned slackliners at cirquenciel. It’s open to everyone, no matter the level.

Ollie Daze Slip n Fly vs Blob Bag II – Saturday 18 through Sunday 19

The first edition of Slip n Fly vs Blob Bag was so crazy that Ollie Daze brought out another one. Camp out and join the party all weekend, food and drinks provided.

Musical evening in Horsh Beirut – Sunday 19, 5 PM

Horsh Beirut has been (more or less) open to the public for almost two weeks now. For that occasion, several musicians are organizing an outdoor jam session. Join the fun or enjoy the music in the Green School at the center of the park.

The Rave

A lot is going down this weekend with Decksonthebeach and The Pop Up Hotel on Friday, The Gärten on Saturday (Note: if you attend All the Madmen’s screening, you get in for a third of the price *wink*), but here are the odd ones out.

Beirut & Beyond presents Maurice Louca – Thursday 16

It’s not the first time the game-changing Maurice Louca performs for the Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival, but he wows his crowds every single time.

Lime Party – Friday 17

A party powered by music we’re not used to hearing around here: hip hop, electro, synth-pop, trap and more. It’s bound to be a night full of surprises.

Niconé + Wake Island (Live) at Sporting – Saturday 18

A wild night for electronic music: a set by the sensational Niconé and a live performance by Wake Island, coming in from Montreal. And it’s all on the deck at Sporting.

Fete de la Musique at Colonel Batroun – Sunday 19

Colonel is starting Fete de la Musique early. Celebrate music and end your weekend with a lovely sunset with their one-of-a-kind beer.

The Art Scene

Open Studio by Pia Valär – Thursday 16, 5 PM

Illustrator Pia Valär has been illustrating her impression of Beirut on postcards at Zico House for the past month. Her residency ends this Thursday, where she will exhibit her works.

Sursock Collection Tour – Thursday 16, 7 PM, and Saturday 18, 4 PM

Take a walk through Lebanon’s history with a guided tour of the Sursock Museum’s permanent collection. Places are limited, so make sure you’re there early.

Secret Walls x Beirut: Innovation Factory Edition – Sunday 19, 3 PM

A live graffiti battle between members of the same crew! They have 90 minutes to come up with a piece in all-black paint. This time, it’s the Quarter Finals.

The Cultural Front

Concert: From Handel to Strauss – Thursday 16, 5:30 PM

An evening of piano melded with the mesmerizing Bass and Baritone voices of Wassim W. Ayass and Matthias Gerchen at the Bathish Auditorium, AUB.

UNO – Thursday 16 to Saturday 18, 8 PM

A dance performance resulting from a collaboration between Lebanese and European artists, headed by dancers Ivana Villada Alday (Argentina) and Pierre Geagea (Lebanon). Find it at Babel Theater this weekend.

Garage Sale on the Stairs – Saturday 18, 3 PM

Food, clothing, accessories, garden equipment, gadgets, books, … You can find it all, and more, at the Garage Sale on the Massaad Stairs in Mar Mikhael this Saturday.

The Intellectual Agenda

Talk: The Accident Waiting to Happen – Thursday 16, 6 PM

Thomas Hoepker

Young People on the Brooklyn Waterfront on September 11, 2001

Matthew Gumpert, associate professor in the Department of Western Culture and Literature, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, gives a talk on how the 9/11 catastrophe was an “accident waiting to happen.”

The Seventh Art

All the Madmen: Purple Rain – Saturday 18, 8:30 PM

Metropolis Cinema and The Gärten’s yearly outdoor movie cycle returns, dedicating its season to all the legends we lost over the last few years. The first installment is Purple Rain starring none other than Prince.

Cinemix – Sunday 19, 8 PM

In celebration of Fete de la Musique, Onomatopoeia hosts a screening of music documentary “Django Reinhardt” by Paul Pivot followed by Adel Minkara’s musical adaptation of “Voyage dans la Lune” by Georges Méliès while it’s projected.

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