The moment the temperatures in Amman rise ever so slightly, the event scene seems to exponentially pick up. With the weather still hanging on to some glimpse of warmth for the week, it’s time to snap out of your winter hibernation and find some hustling and bustling places to let loose before it gets cold again. Who else would help you see to that besides your one and only Tip n’ Tag Team? We’ve got a list of diverse and captivating events that will guarantee you a busy week full of life. Pull out your phones and mark your calendars!
Ambush (Opening) @ Zorba
February 1 @ 9:00 p.m.
Known for hosting dedicated artists that take you on euphoric journeys of curated sounds, Ambush seems to continue living up to its name. The season opening this Friday presents you with non-stop electronic music by DJ Ameed, Etchar and ODDZ. There isn’t a better way to light up your weekend.
Price: 10 JD | Includes 1 free beer for the first 50 attendees
Nick Warren @ CLSTR
January 31 @ 9:30 p.m.
You know that feeling when you’re on the dance floor, an incredibly good mix is playing, and your body is just involuntarily moving to the beat? You’ll be feeling that way all night long at CLSTR this Thursday. A line-up of local DJ’s will be psyching up the crowd before none other than the legendary Nick Warren takes over the stage.
Price: 15 JD
Night of Ideas @ Institut Français
January 31 @ 5:00 p.m.
Institut Français is hosting its third Night of Ideas, a unique event taking place in France and all around the world at the same time. This year’s theme, “Shaping Her Future”, will feature talks by successful Jordanian women who decided to become leaders of their own lives, followed by a speed-dating session to swap ideas, a brilliant dance performance and refreshing cocktails. This inspirational night isn’t one you wanna miss.
Chilean Grill Fork & Cork @ V Lounge & Restaurant
January 28 @ 9:00 p.m.
Overcome your mid-week crisis with an evening of food, wine, and live music. Head to V Lounge & Restaurant this Monday to savor delicious meat carvings paired with the finest Chilean wines around. Forget all your troubles and make a toast to the weekend waiting just around the corner.
Price: 35++ JD
English Breakfast @ The Winemaker
February 2 @ 12:00 p.m.
Whether you’ve got a big day ahead or you’re nursing a serious hangover from the night before, the Winemaker’s breakfast will meet all your expectations of what a hearty meal should be. Satisfy your cravings with the their delicious menu items, including eggs, bacon, beans and pan roasted tomatoes, in a friendly, cozy atmosphere.
Price: 15 JD
Tree Planting @ Jordanian Scandinavian Association
February 1 @ 11:00 a.m.
Looking for a fun way to do a good deed? The Jordanian Scandinavian Association is organizing a tree planting event this weekend. You’ll get to enjoy the green scenery at the Scandinavian forest while getting hands-on to help the environment. Don’t forget to bring a packed meal alongside your planting tools, you’ll have earned that picnic after a morning of hard work. For more info, click here.
Cycling Dabouq @ Amman Cycling Club
January 30 @ 4:00 p.m.
Join this heart-pumping exercise through the beautiful Dabouq neighborhood and kick off your week in a healthy way. You’ll have professional guides to ensure your safety in this two-hour light distance tour of ten kilometers. Cruise around the streets of Amman while the weather allows it. Rumors have it temperatures will be dropping again soon. For more info, click here.
Price: 5 JD | Includes bike, helmet, and yellow vest rental
Shamanic Breathwork with Madiha Bee @ Over The Rainbow
February 1 @ 4:00 p.m.
Shamanic Breathwork is a transformational meditation technique that allows you to let go of whatever is no longer working in your life. It inspires you to reconnect with your own inner healer to help you break free from blockages and dysfunctional patterns. This powerful ritual functions through simple breathing techniques done while laying down in a ceremonial space with energetic drumming and chakra-tuned music.
Price: 35 JD
5 Animals Qigong @ Prana Space
February 2 @ 6:00 p.m.
Qigong is a holistic system of flowing movement, breathing and meditation aimed at cultivating the natural flow of energy in one’s body, known as Qi. With deep stretching and breathing exercises, this form of Qigong focuses on imitating the actions of 5 animals that correspond to the 5 elements of traditional Chinese medicine: earth, water, wood, fire and metal.
Price: 20 JD
Japanese Film: Ugetsu @ Shoman Foundation
January 29 @ 6:30 p.m.
Set amidst a war-torn Japan in the 16th century, this film tells the tale of two peasants who yearn for success, one in terms of fortune, the other as a samurai warrior. Follow their story as they disregard the welfare of their families and chase after their dreams, learning the hard way the folly of their desires. If you’re in the mood for conversation afterwards, be sure to stick around as a discussion will follow the screening.
Village Market @ Village Market
February 2 @ 10:00 a.m.
Everybody knows that the secret ingredient to a delicious, hearty meal is fresh, organic produce. That’s why farmers’ markets tend to be packed. This Saturday, stock up on groceries for the week ahead and enjoy delicious bites from the numerous food stalls and eateries, all while supporting local farmers and artisans.
As always Tipsters, stay curious!
The Tip n’ Tag Team