Beit Beirut’s doors are set to open at the end of 2015

photo by REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
photo by REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
A few years ago we were invited to attend a dance performance in the historic Barakat building, also known as the yellow house. It was eerie and amazing at the same time, quite difficult to describe. This historic building will become a museum, and is set to open it's doors to the public at the end of this year. We are anxiously looking forward to more projects like this one. Read the article here...

Weird architecture in Northern Lebanon

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Photo by: Gaia Squarci
When we were kids, we always heard about the village in Northern Lebanon that had weird looking houses. We never planned a visit, but we think the time is now. Laurence Cornet from Vice recently made a trip up there and wrote an interesting article about the village of Miziara and it's strange buildings. Read the article here.  

Beirut speaks jazz next week

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You may have realized that here at BBS we love the good music, and this is an event worth mentioning. Next week local artists from various backgrounds (rock, hiphop, tarab, pop and blues...) will come together under Musichall's roof to bend some Jazzy rules. We can safely say that this will be the most versatile Jazz event in town. You do not have to be a Jazz fan to check this out! Read more about Beirut Speaks Jazz here, and do not forget to check out the event page.

The massive weekend that was

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Photo by Roland Ragi
A few weeks ago the Red Bull Music Academy in collaboration with Audio Kultur organized a 2 day event with musical acts from around the region. The bands and the djs came from all different musical backgrounds which was quite unusual for Beirut. It was beautiful. It was a breath of fresh air. It was a game changer. Watch the video.

FREE museum action this Friday

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Bright things to do in Beirut come in many different forms, and to wrap up Francophone month, the cultural Ministry organized “The Night of the Museums” (Nuit des Musées) for the second year after last year’s success. More Museums across Lebanon agreed to open their doors for FREE at night, in other words, 10 museums will open from 5pm till 11pm. on Friday March 27. Read more...