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New things are slowly taking shape here at BBS. We are starting a weekly pick of events we think you should attend. We will focus mainly on music related events for now, events which we find interesting and stand out from the crowd. Tomorrow we highly recommend you head down to Radio Beirut. They have …

This is Lebanon

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We get super excited when someone puts the effort into promoting the beauty of Lebanon, properly. This has to be one of the best videos we have seen so far. Share it with the world. This is what keeps us going and keeps us smiling. This is Beiruts bright side. Thumbs up to the Lebanese ministry of tourism, Live Love Lebanon, and  Rise Above Lebanon for making this happen. Watch the video here...

Not your average cafe

You may have noticed that we have been off the grid for a little while now. We took advantage of the holiday season, sat down, and planned our next moves for 2016. We have some exciting surprises coming up on Beirut’s Bright Side that should keep those spirits up and smiling. Until then, we leave you with a …

Live music this winter? Yes please

Live music this winter? Yes please

In the past few years the good people from Beirut Jam Sessions have been working very hard on nurturing the LIVE music scene in a city that is dominated by a large Dj culture. They have flown in foreign acts, dabbled with music festivals, and assisted local talents to rise and share their music with the world, making our city a brighter place.

This winter season, the Beirut Jam Sessions have decided to lineup the bands early, on Thursdays mainly. We are looking forward to these shows, and hope you help spread the word. The local acts need everyone’s support, and the international ones can easily inspire us to create more.

Here is a breakdown:

Time for T (UK)
Thursday November 26
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To Kill A King (UK)
Thursday December 3
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Postcards (LB)
Thursday December 10
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LUMI (LB)
Thursday December 17
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Gurumiran (LB)
Tuesday December 29
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Is Tropical (UK)
Thursday January 7
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The natural bridges of Balaa

October in Lebanon is one of our favorite months. The weather is perfect and everyone is gearing up for the winter season. If you are wondering where to go this weekend, below is a ridiculously beautiful location. The natural bridges of BALAA near the village of Tannourine El Fawqa are some of the most beautiful in the world and look like something straight out of a Nat Geo Magazine. If that is not exciting enough, check out this breath taking video of pro rock climber David Lama pulling a first ascent in this gorge. Watch the video here…

Photo by ©missakassim
Photo by ©missakassim
Photo by © Institut français du Proche
Photo by © Institut français du Proche
Photo by © Nicki Hill
Photo by © Nicki Hill
Photo by © Lightreaver
Photo by © Lightreaver
Photo by © Serge Melki
Photo by © Serge Melki
Photo by © Loai El Nomeiry
Photo by © Loai El Nomeiry

The boys at Beirut Cafe Racers

We are not going to spoil this video with words that describe what it is all about. What we can say is that it is always beautiful to see people pursue their deepest passions, and get their hands dirty. We see a lot of these things on tv, but this is happening right here in …

The Lebanon Mountain Trail back in BBS

A few months ago we shared a great a video that describes the epic Lebanon Mountain Trail which extends from the North to the South of the country. Yesterday we stumbled on a new video about this trail which reminds us yet again about the natural beauty that exists here regardless of all the problems …

Free Shawarma for the hungry

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                    A few days ago we saw a touching video of a brilliant act of kindness from Al Soussa shawarma restaurant in Beirut. The owner put up a pin board where customers could pay for extra sandwiches and pin the receipt on the wall for the hungry and needy. The idea of paying things forward using this method is nothing new, but seeing it done in Beirut is. We give this initiative four thumbs up and hope this can inspire all fast food restaurants all over the country. This is what keeps our spirit up. This is Beirut's bright side. Watch the video here...
  Below is a similar video we saw a while back about a small pizza place in Philadelphia. Beautiful!
     

Wickerpark, here we come.

It is that time of the year again when thousands flock North for the Wickerpark music festival in Batroun. The good folk from Soularch have been organizing and fine tuning this family affair since 2011. Their goal is to raise funds that will go into enhancing the underwater habitat of the Lebanese coast. Their other goal …