It’s the second week of February and we all know what that means: Valentine’s Day, the holiday that rolls around leaving you anxious every year regardless of your relationship status. Fear not though Ammanis, singles and couples alike, the Tip n’ Tag Team is here to save the day. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic, you’re someone who tends to hide away every February 14, or you’re somewhere in between, you’re sure to find something to look forward to in this week’s round-up.
Gharam Wa Intiqam @ Shams El Balad
February 14 @ 7:00 p.m.
There isn’t one thing about this party that you won’t fall in love with. Dress to impress, get your dancing shoes on and head to Shams El Balad with your loved one. Live music, a delicious 5 course menu and an open wine, beer, and arak bar await you.
Price: 45 JD per person
Experience Valentines @ El Housh Lounge
February 14 @ 7:00 p.m.
Are you still an old school romantic at heart? Housh Lounge is hosting a Valentine’s experience you and your better half won’t soon forget. They’ve thought of everything down to the smallest detail, from a movie to dinner, art, and even roses.
Price: 35 JD | Per person
65 JD | Per couple
Anti Valentine’s Day Fiesta @ The Nub
February 14 @ 8:00 p.m.
This event is for those of you going solo or just opting out of the cheesiness. Leave your heart and your ‘Why I hate Valentine’s’ list at home and jam the night away at the Nub this Thursday.
Price: Free entrance
Autostrad Concert @ Grand Millennium Hotel
February 15 @ 8:20 p.m.
Autostrad is one of Amman’s first and biggest alternative rock bands. Not seeing them live would be a missed opportunity. You’re in luck – the musical OG’s will be performing at the Sky Hall on the 21st floor of the Grand Millennium Hotel for your amusement.
Price: 25 JD
Massar Egbari @ Maestro Restaurant and Bar
February 16 @ 9:30 p.m.
One of Egypt’s and the region’s hottest alt-rock acts is having a launch concert for their latest and appropriately titled album, El-Album this week! Clear your calendar this Saturday and catch them playing at Maestro for an evening of top notch Arabic indie music and unapologetic social commentary.
Price: 15 JD
Truffle Night @ Il Terrazzo Restaurant
February 11 @ 6:00 p.m.
Truffle is the word at Il Terrazzo this Monday. Enjoy a set 3-course truffle-based menu paired with the their red, white, or sparkling wine of the month. For any true lover of the gourmet mushroom, their tenderloin with a black truffle crust and their spicy pasta with black truffles are what dreams are made of.
Price: A la carte
Let’s Mesh Around Brunch @ W Amman
February 15 @ 12:30 p.m.
From mana’eesh and sushi stations to salads and a delicious chocolate fountain, you can’t go wrong with Mesh’s Friday brunch. Satisfy all your international cravings with their unconventional twists on classic dishes and chill out to the live beats of their in-house DJs once your food coma hits in.
Price: 37 JD per person
Hiking Jesus Cave to Pella (Ajloun) @ Zone-Out For Outdoor Activities
February 15 @ 8:00 a.m.
This weekend, Zone-Out promises a fun and easy hike in the northern hills of Jordan, passing by the ancient city of Pella among other historic sites. Here’s what you need to do: grab your phone and book your spot, because they’re limited. Once that’s out of the way, put on your most comfortable pair of shoes and meet up with them at the 7th Circle. For more info, click here.
Price: 25 JD | Includes transportation & lunch
Young Voices of Ajloun @ Shoman Foundation
February 16 @ 4:00 p.m.
This Saturday, drop by Shoman Library and show the youth of Ajloun some support. I-Dare and Oxfam are hosting an evening of film and discussion, featuring short movies produced and directed by young Ajlouni men and women. Learn more about Ajloun’s culture, including the proper way to eat mansaf, and meet the inspiring young filmmakers behind this project.
A Chicken’s Diary: Book Reading & Signing with Rawand Issa @ FADA 317
February 12 @ 7:00 p.m.
Lebanese comic artist and writer, Rawand Issa is in Amman to launch her latest book, A Chicken’s Diary. Be sure to catch Issa’s charming and sincere stories and artwork at Fada 317 in Jabal Amman.
As always Tipsters, stay curious!
The Tip n’ Tag Team