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Nay El-Helou 02 Oct 2014

10 Free (And Fun!) Things to Do in Lebanon This September

Summer will be over soon but this doesn’t mean it’s time to stop doing fun activities. Our pockets are empty but this doesn’t mean we’re doomed.
If you want to know what to do for the rest of the summer, go through the slideshow. The best part? It’s all for free!

1. Beirut Art Fair 2014

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If you want to enjoy the works of artists from 15 different countries, do go to The Beirut Art Fair. The fair at BIEL will be reflecting the region’s contemporary artistic creations. Don’t miss it.

September 18 to September 21
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/191516457704447

2. Lebanon Water Festival

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It’s hot, people are going crazy over the Ice Bucket Challenge, and the Lebanon Water Festival is back! The festival will be in both Tyre and Dbayeh, and it will include water shows by internationally renowned water skiers and fantastic fireworks.

September 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Tyre
September 21 at 3:30 p.m. in Tyre
September 27 at 12:30 p.m. in Dbayeh
September 28 at 4:00 p.m. in Dbayeh
Website: https://www.facebook.com/lebanonwaterfestival/

3. Khaled Takreti’s ‘LOL’ Exhibition at Ayyam Gallery

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To all art lovers, Ayyam Gallery is presenting Khaled Takreti’s ‘LOL’ Exhibition at Ayyam Gallery. The exhibition will feature the artist’s latest paintings and highlight the development of his painting style.

September 12 to October 24
For more information: 01.374.450 or 01.374.451
Website: http://www.ayyamgallery.com/exhibitions/khaled-takreti_2/press-release

4. “Breath is a Sculpture” by Giuseppe Penone

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Calm down, take a deep breath and make sure you attend Giuseppe Penone’s “Breath is a Sculpture.” Beirut Art Center will feature works photographs, sculptures, drawings, and installations by the artist.

September 15 – November 29
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/285655104960738/?ref=22

5. Chucrallah Fattouh’s Solo Show

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The Cynthia Nouhra Art Gallery presents a solo show by Chucrallah Fattouh. The exhibition will feature different works and paintings by Fattouh.

September 16 – October 02
Monday – Friday: 11am – 7pm
Sat: 11am – 2pm
Website: http://cnag.me/?r=cnagExhibition/upcoming

6. Beirut Bike Festival

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Bikers!! This is YOUR festival! Join other bikers this September at Beirut Water Front, and have an amazing time. The activities include music, bike stunts, and bike challenges.

September 15 – September 21
4:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Website https://www.facebook.com/BBF14

7. “Art in Office: Artworks from around AUB Campus”

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Who wants to be on campus when s/he doesn’t have to? Well, this time everyone who appreciates art should go to AUB’s exhibition “Art in Office: Artworks from around AUB Campus”

August 29 – September 30
Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Website: http://www.aub.edu.lb/art_galleries/Pages/index.aspx

8. “Atholhu”

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WORKSHOP Gallery is presenting the exhibition “Atholhu.” It will feature works by the talented Cathérine Lommée and Thomas l’Anson. You also get to meet the artists during the opening ceremony on Sep 3rd. Don’t miss it!

September 03 – October 24
Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm
Website: http://www.workshop-gallery.com/

9. ‘Beirut Time Without Consequences’ Exhibition

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Do not waste any more time and make sure you attend the ‘Beirut Time Without Consequences.’ The exhibition at Exode is by the award-winner Mohamad Rifaii’s and will feature his new works.

September 3
From 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
September 4 – September 13
From 11:00 am until 6:00 pm
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/643113055796875
For more information: 01/336 464

10. ‘Breaking the Waves’ Film Screening

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Who would say ‘no’ to watching a free movie on the big screen? Head to Metro Al Madina for a free film screening every Monday. This month, it’s all about “ A Married Woman.”

Monday 1st: “Breaking the Waves” by Lars Von Trier
Monday 8th: “Far From Heaven” by Todd Haynes
Monday 15th: “حكاية الجواهر الثلاث” (The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels) by Michel Khalifeh
Monday 22nd: “A Woman Under the Influence” by John Cassavetes
Monday 29th: “A Gentle Woman – Une Femme Douce” by Robert Bresson
Website: http://metromadina.com/events/film-in-metro-presents-a-married-woman-2014-09-08/