This week is filled with fun events that will kick April off with a bang! The city is bustling with activities, whether you’re into music and dancing, learning something new, giving back, or exploring new grounds… there’s a lot to do! So share in the list with a friend or family member, and get up and out this week and engage!
Tarabband @ Royal Cultural Center
Tuesday, April 4 @ 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tarabband is the creation of Iraqi musician Nadin Al Khalidi and Swedish musician Gabriel Hermansson, that is a cross-cultural collaboration to create Tarab. In Arabic, Tarab means “ecstasy through music”. That’s exactly what this 6-member band aims to deliver as they playing once again in Amman after winning Sweden’s Best Group prize at The World Music Awards 2017. Fusing Middle Eastern, Nordic Folk, Jazz, Persian and Latin music…it’s a pastiche of sounds for your ears! Get your tickets at Sajilni.
Price: 10-20 JDs depending on Class
Mahmut Orhan @ Republic of Entertainment
Thursday, April 6 @ 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Famous for his GOT (that’s Game of Thrones) mix, as well as the summer hit ‘Feel’ with Sena Sener, Mahmut Orhan is going to spinning at ROE this Thursday! Bringing his unique Deep House, Indie Dance and Nu Disco sounds to Amman, this is one DJ’s symphony you won’t want to miss! Check out the event’s page for reservations and more information.
Price: 20 JDs
Le Tour De Oak @ Bike Rush
Friday, April 7 @ 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
If you can’t make it to the Tour De France, worry not because Le Tour De Oak is back! This project is an initiative collaboration promoting the new Bader region tourism. Bader village a.k.a ‘Oak Village’, is a beautiful region with perennial forests of Oak, refreshing nature, local culture and more. The aim is to preserve the Oak forests, an idea originally thought up by local young volunteers and activists in partnership with Jordanian environmental, sports and cultural organizations. So go on and check out the event page for detailed group memberships, important information, scheduling and reservations!
Price: 15 JDs, or 8 JDs for those who bring their own bikes
Wadi Thahab Hike @ Walk & Hike
Friday, April 7 @ 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Looking for your next hiking adventure? Well, Walk & Hike has got you covered. Unique in their adventure experiences, Walk & Hike will take you to the hidden gems of Jordan’s natural landscape with a safe, outdoor experience to remember. This Friday is set to be sunny, so the Wadi Thahab hike is the perfect opportunity to explore new grounds, meet new people, eat good food and get in some exercise. Check out their event page for more information!
Price: 30 JDs all inclusive
‘If You Meant to Kill Me’ Jordanian Documentary @ Shoman Foundation
Thursday, April 6 @ 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The ever so wonderfully talented Widad Shafakoj is directing the much anticipated film, ‘If You Meant to Kill Me’. The documentary is part of the Nights of Arab Documentary Film screenings at the Shoman Foundation. The film follows the stories of three women detained in a Jordanian prison due to the lack of alternative facilities to protect women from honor killings. The film walks you through the story behind their lives and the reasons they were imprisoned. It highlights the misery and horror of their journey, featuring interviews with legal and human rights specialists that discuss what the future holds for these women. For more information, check out the event here.
Jason Silva @ King Hussein Business Park
Wednesday, April 5 @ 7:00 p.m.
If you’re into talks, you’re in for a treat. The Speaker Sessions is going to present the one and only Jason Silva live in Amman! The National Geographic host and creator of Shots of Awe will give a live talk about science, technology and human wonder. Mesmerizing with his dynamic charisma and beautiful way in which he interprets the world and our experiences, Jason Silva’s talk will be the perfect thing if you’re looking for some inspiration. Tickets are available at www.sajilni.com.
Price: 65 JDs
Saturday, April 8 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What better way to teach your kids about the earth than through stories, activities, and the arts & crafts? This fun-filled event is geared to be both informative and fun. Kids will learn about the earth, animals and space without even realizing they’re being taught! Win-win. Space is limited so check out the event page to book your spot!
A Happy Place Fun Fair & Talent Show @ Zaha Cultural Center
Friday, April 7 @ 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
A Happy Place is hosting a Fun Fair & Talent show for kids this Friday! The event will host a talent show, have happy corners for the kids, rides, games, food stalls, a raffle, characters, competitions, a happiness mural and even a designers bazaar for moms and dads tagging along. The fundraising charity is hosting this event to raise funds for Masarrah, an initiative that grants wishes children with incurable illnesses. The happiness in giving back is a great lesson for both children and adults. Plus you’re helping support the less privileged children in need. So what are you waiting for?
Price: 2 JD Entrance Fee
So as always Tipsters, enjoy and stay curious!
The Tip n’ Tag Team