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Erica Moukarzel 02 Jun 2016

June 2-5: What’s Happening Beirut?

Sunny skies are gracing us this weekend, and things are happening all over Lebanon! Warm up and stimulate your senses with these crazy events.

The Rave

Beirut never sleeps. And it has no reason to when its nightlife is so busy! You’ve got your usual dish of , Decksonthebeach Electric Sundown, The Gärten, and All Day I Dream’s second installment(out of five), as well as these special events:

The Pop Up Hotel – Friday 3

Checking in through the St. Georges seaside terrace , the Pop Up Hotel is open for the summer.

Sandance: The Beach Camp ‘imagine’ – Saturday 4 through Sunday 5

The annual beach camp and festival features live music, food and drinks, crafts, yoga and AcroYoga for two days of re-imagining “peace, love, and music.” Grab your swimsuit and camping gear.

Ollie Daze Slip n Fly – Saturday 4 through Sunday 5

Extreme sports x party enthusiasts Ollie Daze are back, pairing a Slip n Slide with their already insane Blob Bag. More surprises are planned so head over to Laqlouq this weekend for an outdoor daytime party like no other. Camping is also optional.

Stir It Up! – Saturday 4

Follow the motion of the waves to the tune of White Beach’s ultimate Reggae party. Head-bobbing guaranteed.

CU At The Beach – Saturday 4

Sunset beach party? Yes please! CUNXTSAT brings Crew Love to the beach.

The Great Outdoors

Bungee Jumping in Ain el Mraysseh – Friday 3 through Sunday 5, 9 AM

Dive headfirst from a platform 100m above the sea, under the supervision of the Finland Bungee Team.

Belou Balaa Rappel and Climb – Saturday 4 through Sunday 5, 8 AM

Meters and meters to climb up and rappel down Lebanon’s famed sinkhole, and several levels to try out at this exciting event! You can also camp out until the next morning.

108 Sun Salutations – Sunday 5, 10 AM

Send out positive energy to our city and the world with a 3-hour yoga session in Martyrs’ Square. Grab your mat, and a friend, for the second edition of this yearly practice.

The Food Sector

Burger Fest – Saturday 4 and Sunday 5, 12 PM

Beirut’s favorite burger joints, all in one place, with shows and competitions to boot! It’s all happening at Saifi Village.

International Food Festival – Friday 3 through Sunday 5, 10 AM

Food from all over the world comes to Saida for the weekend. If you decide to go on Friday, you can head to Tyr for dinner because they’re hosting:

تعشى و تمشى Food Festival – Friday 3, 7 PM

Live music, the beach, good food… What else can one ask for on a warm Friday evening?

The Art Scene

7 Rooms, 7 Artists Beirut Conversations

Seven non-Arab, non-Lebanese artists exchange their attraction to Beirut, a city they all live in by choice; until until June 14.

The Doors of Perception

Works on Paper by Etel Adnan, Huguette Caland, and Laure Ghorayeb come together at Galerie Janine Rubeiz until June 30.

The Cultural Front

Barock-ensemble Concert – Thursday 2, 8 PM

The Barock-ensemble orchestra will play pieces by Vivaldi, Schumann, and Accolay, among others at the Theatre Montaigne across USJ.

Fashion for a Cause – Friday 3 through Sunday 5, 10 AM

The Lebanese Red Cross Center in Rabieh hosts a 3-day vintage sale of secondhand clothes in mint condition. All proceeds help prepare food parcels for underprivileged families.

Clashes of Laughter – Friday 3, 7 PM

Comedy sketches inspired by the lives of young men and women who fought in opposing sides of Tripoli’s front lines. The fighters prepared their plays, becoming actors and friends in the process. The project was organized by MARCH and will be followed by a screening of the documentary “Love and War on a Rooftop”.

Souk Abou Rakhousa – Saturday 4, 3 PM

The satirical souk returns to Martyrs’ Square this month, bringing local products for the cheapest of prices. It’s on till midnight.

Let it Flow – Sunday 5, 10 AM

A blood drive and flash mob (5 PM) under the #BloodConnectsUsAll campaign raising awareness about the importance of blood donation. Donate, donate, donate!

The Intellectual Agenda

سؤال وجواب – Thursday 2, 4 PM

A live Q&A session with the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections (LADE) regarding the Municipal Elections and policies tied to them.

Innovating Response – Beirut Hackathon – Friday 3 through Sunday 5, 5:30 PM

A hackathon inquiring “If you could redesign today’s response to a humanitarian crisis, what would it look like?” organized by humanitarian organizations working with refugee communities.

Bookmarket in Byblos

Postponed last week due to weather conditions, the Spring Book Market is finally happening. Find books, book-related products, talks, workshops, and more.

Monot Street Bookmarket – Saturday 4, 10 AM

Find all sorts of books and exchange your own across from Recto Verso this Saturday!

The Seventh Art

Lebanese Film Festival – Thursday 2, 6:30 PM

Without a (thankfully) successful Zoomal crowdfunding campaign, it could have never happened. The 12th edition of the LFF has been running all week but ends this Friday, so make sure you catch the last few screenings.