The month of May means making the most of what Amman has to offer, before the holy month rolls in and the events start to be geared more towards Ramadan nights and suhour activities. We’re featuring the best from live music, arts, food, and of course, nightlife. Here are some of the most exciting things to do around town this week.
Latin Tarab Night with Laila Sabbagh @ Umm Qais Rest House
May 1 @ 7:00 p.m.
The ultimate mash-up is here! Laila Sabbagh, inspired by Latin music, lived in Spain for several years. This enabled her to blossom into a talented singer that performs in Arabic, Spanish, English, and Portuguese. This Latin Arabic extravaganza, supported by Amstel – Jordan, is one you can’t miss out on.
Price: 50 JD / With Transportation
40 JD / Without Transportation
Midweek Tweak @ Kick Sport Lounge
April 30 @ 9:0 p.m.
Served up by Amstel – Jordan, this week has a change up coming your way, at Kick Sport Lounge. Instead of slipping into your party shoes on the weekend, get ready to get down this Monday with a midweek tweak up. Featuring DJs Ameed, EXODA, & DJ MOH playing a mix up of tunes.
Price: Free / Before 10:00 p.m.
10 JD / After 10:00 p.m.
*Free Amstel beer for the first 100 attendees
Komfortrauschen @ The Corner’s Pub
May 1 @ 9:00 p.m.
If you love the euphoric feeling of getting lost in music, then prepare to be awestruck. Komfortrauschen, coming all the way from Germany, will captivate you with a mixture of a guitar, bass, and drum infused beats. This 3 piece minimal techno band is sure to offer up what millennials these days like to call a music-gasm.
Price: 10 JD
Wadi Rum Musical Event @ Photography Trips in Jordan
May 4 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sand dunes, bright stars, and breathtaking views. This weekend, Wadi Rum will redefine your concept of music in the desert. Prepare yourself for an event, not just in a scenic environment but also one that features a band with a fitting name, The Desert Rocks, and their killer tunes. Make sure you bring your own food and camping gear. For more info, click here.
Price: 15 JD
Boiler Nation Opening @ Kempinski Hotel Amman
May 4 @ 11:00 a.m.
With summer at our door steps, we can’t help but obsess over all the great pool parties yet to come. You won’t have to wait much longer because this weekend the temperatures are heating up, and the pool at the Kempinski Hotel Amman is waiting. With several local and international DJs playing, the booze flowing, and the sun shining, all you gotta do is slip into your favorite swimwear and be there.
Price: 15 JD / welcome shot – Early Bird Ticket
20JD / welcome shot – At the Door
Oriental Night @ ThreeSixty
May 3 @ 7:00 p.m.
Hummus, Mashawi, Falafel, Tabouleh… is your mouth watering yet? A night immersed in hot and cold mezzas, savoury Arabic dishes, cooking stations, and unforgettable Arabic desserts, you won’t know where to start and when to finish!
Price: 20 JD ++
Boozy Brunch @ District Urban Rooftop
May 4 @ 12:00 p.m.
Let’s be real, brunch without champagne is just a sad, late breakfast. So hype up those lazy Fridays with omelettes, mimosas and a brilliant start to your weekend.
Price: a la carte
Evening Beginners Yoga Class @ Inner Life Institute
April 29 @ 6:00 p.m.
Considering yoga but not sure where to start? This is your shot. Certified Iyengar teacher, Helen, has designed the ultimate newbie sessions you didn’t know you needed. Join in on these beginners classes and develop the little yogi within.
Price: 12 JD / Drop-in
40 JD / 4 classes
Paper Makes Magic Art Exhibition @ Skyline Sushi
April 29 @ 4:00 p.m.
This inspirational exhibition will include a showcase of more than 30 diverse forms of paper art, “Origami and Quilling”, by a group of Jordanian artists. Featuring Faisal Islim, Alia Shouli, Farah Al Shamis, and Mustafa Halawa, each artist has his or her reason to pursue origami, resulting in an array of beautiful pieces.
The Liminal Space and I @ Darat al Funun
May 5 @ 7:30 p.m.
Artist Mohammad Tayyeb, in collaboration with other artists, reflects on his 21 years of age and how they’ve intersected with cultural and political events that have shaped the Arab region. His work tackles identity, gender and the understanding of the self through one’s surroundings and is expressed through different forms of media.
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