Kuwait’s 43rd International Book Fair

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The 43rd International Book Fair launched last week during the big storm and is going to be on until the 24th of this month at the Mishref Fairgrounds. I dropped by on Friday and it was extremely packed, like I’ve never seen the fairgrounds that packed in my life.

This is the largest book fair that takes place in Kuwait and its spread out across three halls. Around three aisles in one of the halls are dedicated to just English books but the rest is all in Arabic. For more information on the fair, click [Here]


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Kuwait’s New Urban Infrastructure: Benefit or Inconvenience?

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The Cross Cultural Diwaniya have a discussion coming up this Wednesday on Kuwait’s urban infrastructure. It’s a perfectly timed discussion after all the chaos that occurred last week because of the rain. So if have an opinion or want to hear other peoples opinion on this subject, register for this event. For more info, click [Here]


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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Below is a list of this weekends events. There also is a rallycross event taking place at 1:30PM today at Kuwait Motor Town. I don’t have it listed below because I don’t have much more details on this. Check out this weekends list of events below:

Thursday
Exhibition: Memory of Peru
The Divan’s Movie Night – Moon
Japanese Short Movie Night

Friday
Exhibition: Memory of Peru
Saracen Race 2018
Battle of the East 2018

Saturday
Exhibition: Memory of Peru
Battle of the East 2018
Madeenah Tour: Places of Unlearning
Music Festival: NNF First Anniversary
Shinsawi: Doggie Meetup
COMMUNITY COLLAB. 03

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Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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An extremely busy weekend filled with different things to do. If you’re not going to be home on the couch playing Red Dead Redemption 2, below is a list of other things you could do:

Thursday
Exhibition: 50 Years of Architecture in Kuwait
Exhibition: Cultural Narratives
Exhibition: Memory of Peru
Exhibition: Hurricane PM / My Life from October to October by Ghadah Alkandari
The Illusionists
Shinsawi: Outdoor Volleyball 2
The Peace Festival: Cairo Steps
Van Boom at Bunka
Richard’s Screening: Back to the Future

Friday
Exhibition: 50 Years of Architecture in Kuwait
Exhibition: Cultural Narratives
Exhibition: Memory of Peru
The Illusionists
AlSouq Market

Saturday
Exhibition: 50 Years of Architecture in Kuwait
Exhibition: Cultural Narratives
Exhibition: Memory of Peru
Exhibition: Hurricane PM / My Life from October to October by Ghadah Alkandari
The Illusionists
Breakfast / Sunset Dinner Cruise
Shinsawi: Fishing Trip
Community Collab 1.0
The Peace Festival: Faia Yonan

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Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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The Eddie Griffin Event has Been Cancelled

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Last month I posted that the Ministry of Interior had decided not to allow the comedian Eddie Griffin entry into Kuwait and then retracted my post since the incident was denied by the event organizers. Today though, the event organizers shared the bad news that the event has in fact been banned. Below is the statement from the organizers:

For the last 8 years we have been working hard to bring world class entertainment and educational gurus to Kuwait.

Our last entertainment project was the Eddie Griffin stand up comedy show which unfortunately was banned today the 21st of October 2018 by the Ministry of Interior in Kuwait.

We respect all the rules and regulations of the state of Kuwait and hope that we can progress in our already existing rights and freedoms.

We would like to thank everyone who’s supporting us and believes in what we are doing and we promise that we will keep working hard to bring world class entertainment to Kuwait while still protecting our values as a society.

Also, for everyone who bought tickets to attend the Eddie Griffin show, you will be reimbursed through your bank accounts by our ticketing partner Eventat.com [Source]

No reason was given for the ban but most likely it has to do with Eddie Griffin’s religious beliefs (he’s an atheist) and previous religion-related sets which he’s performed. The strange thing is, Eddie Griffin had previously performed in Saudi Arabia which many believe to be more conservative than Kuwait, and Eddie Griffin is currently set to perform in three different Saudi cities over the next few days. So bizarre!


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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Below is a list of this weekends events, there are more events listed on the events page so make sure you check that out as well. Have fun!

Thursday
Exhibition: 50 Years of Architecture in Kuwait
Exhibition: Cultural Narratives
Exhibition: Memory of Peru
A Night of Musical Theatre Classics
Shinsawi Outdoor Cinema: Baby Driver
IFK Garden – Omrani and Fabrice
DJ Boi Skout at Bunka

Friday
Exhibition: 50 Years of Architecture in Kuwait
Exhibition: Cultural Narratives
Exhibition: Memory of Peru
A Night of Musical Theatre Classics

Saturday
Exhibition: 50 Years of Architecture in Kuwait
Exhibition: Cultural Narratives
Exhibition: Memory of Peru
Korea-Arab Friendship Caravan

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Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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The weekend is here and there are quite a few things to do including a vinyl pop-up on Saturday. Check out the full list of this weekends events below:

Thursday
Exhibition: 50 Years of Architecture in Kuwait
The Michael Jackson Sing-Along Concert
DAI Movie Night: The Ballad of Narayama
Exhibition: The Human Experience

Friday
Exhibition: 50 Years of Architecture in Kuwait
The Michael Jackson Sing-Along Concert
Shinsawi: Dodgeball Battle

Saturday
Exhibition: 50 Years of Architecture in Kuwait
Guided Tour: Grand Mosque
Vinyl Destination Pop-up

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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Not a lot happening this weekend but the Hot Dog Pop-up Party tonight seems like something fun and you’ve got Herbie Hancock performing this weekend. Check out the full list of this weekends events below:

Thursday
Hot Dog Pop-up Party! (Pet Friendly)
Shinsawi: Wild Game Night

Friday
Concert: Jazz Legend – Herbie Hancock
Extreme Challenge

Saturday
Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photowalk
Messages of Coexistence
Concert: Jazz Legend – Herbie Hancock

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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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It’s been a while but the weekend list is back! I’m personally going to The IMPROVengers tonight, the opera tomorrow, and then the carnival on Saturday and Marketspace as well since its taking place down the street from where I live. Check out this weekends list of events below:

Thursday
Opera: The Magic Flute
Exhibition: The Graphic and Typographic work of Tarek Atrissi
The IMPROVengers – An Evening of Killer Unscripted Comedy

Friday
Opera: The Magic Flute
Exhibition: The Graphic and Typographic work of Tarek Atrissi
Exhibition: Rebel Against Skin Cancer
Iredecent, Live with Skyhope

Saturday
Exhibition: The Graphic and Typographic work of Tarek Atrissi
Exhibition: Rebel Against Skin Cancer
Guided Tour: Arab Organization Headquarters
British Academies Carnival 2018
Marketspace
Yerevan Opera House – Classical Music Concert

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Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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Giveaway: Win Platinum Tickets to Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock!

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When JACC first told me Herbie Hancock was coming to Kuwait, the name sounded familiar but it didn’t ring a bell until I was going through some of his songs and came across Cantaloupe Island and Rock It. That’s when I realized, I already knew his songs, I just never knew they were his!

Herbie Hancock is considered a jazz legend whos been making music since the early 60s. He’s won 14 Grammy Awards including album of the year as well as winning an Academy Award for original soundtrack. Next weekend, Herbie Hancock will be performing live over two nights, Friday October 5th and Saturday October 6th at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre. Tickets start at KD35 for the bronze and go up to KD75 for the VIP seats. Once again I’ve teamed up with JACC to giveaway 4 platinum seat tickets worth KD265 to two of my blog readers. So there will be two winners for this giveaway and each one will get two platinum tickets for the Saturday evening show!

To win tickets for this giveaway I’m trying something new this time. The previous method of leaving a comment was driving me insane because I’d get an email for every comment left here. So imagine getting over 400 emails in under a day, it made me hate holding giveaways. So for this one, I’m trying something new so check it out below.

Win Platinum Tickets to Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock!

As usual, please make sure you use a working email since that’s how I will be contacting the winners. If a winner doesn’t respond within 24 hours, another winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck!

For more information on the concert, click [Here]


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