Have you neglected planning for the rest of your week after the Game of Thrones premier? We’ve got you covered Tipsters. This week, we’ve got a bunch of exciting events for everyone from Otakus to jazz enthusiasts. So mark your calendars and soak in the good weather while you can!
Switch the Night: Arabic Delights @ Trader Vic’s
April 17 @ 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate the weekend earlier and dance to your heart’s content at Trader Vic’s this Wednesday. Tempo Dance Academy is bringing you another hot salsa night, and this week’s twist is Arabic Delights. Dress appropriately, and bring your freshest moves to impress all your friends at your favorite tropical bar.
Price: 10 JD including a free drink.
Amman Jazz Festival @ Shams Theater
April 19 @ 7:00 p.m.
Amman Jazz Festival has returned for its 8th year, and with it, an amazing lineup of jazz musicians. The week-long festival launches on Friday at Shams Theater with the progressive tunes of Omar Faqir and his international ensemble. Keep an eye out for the other concerts, where artists like Eric Truffaz who featured on Mashrou’ Leila’s albums will also be playing on Tuesday.
Price: 10 JD | Must be bought through Karasi.com
MO in the House @ Opera House
April 20 @ 8:00 p.m.
Palestinian-American Comedian Mo Amer is in town for a one-man comedy show at Opera House this Saturday. If you haven’t had enough of his hilarious Netflix special, The Vagabond, Amer will likely regale you with his light-hearted take on the reality of being Middle Eastern in this day and age. Give the Opera House a call, and let them know you’ll be coming, and laugh your head off this weekend.
Price: 50 JD | VIP Ticket
40 JD | Normal Ticket
Italian Night @ Salt Steakhouse
April 16 @ 8:00 p.m.
Fairmont is hosting an Italian Night at their Salt Steakhouse this Tuesday. Prepare your palate for a delicious 4-course meal journey inspired by the cuisine of the Mediterranean country we all know and love. The cherry on top? Your food will be paired with Italian wines from the Bastianich Winery in Italy. Book a table and thank us later.
Price: 45 JD ++
A Flavor of the Middle East @ Grand Hyatt Amman
April 18 @ 1:00 p.m.
Do you ever feel like you never have enough of local cuisine? Make up for all the lost time and dishes, and catch the flavors of the Middle East this Thursday at Grand Hyatt Amman with an open buffet as grand as the hotel itself. Indulge in dishes ranging from delicious mezzehs, to our national treasure: mansaf.
Price: 23 JD ++ | All you can eat!
King Hussein Park Group Run @ Running Amman
April 15 @ 7:00 p.m.
Feeling those Monday blues? Keep them at bay, and start your week the right way by running through King Hussein Park this Monday. Join the friendly and seasoned runners of Running Amman and run through the city’s largest park this Monday. It shouldn’t be too much of a challenge, but we can guarantee you’ll walk out of it refreshed and ready to face the week.
Amman Flea Market @ Bisharat Golf Club
April 19 @ 10:00 a.m.
Is your old stuff just taking too much space at your pad? Are you looking to sell any of your own hand-crafted wares? Now’s your chance to let to give away your old stuff to people who might appreciate it more. Registration is now open for vendors at the Amman Flea Market! This Friday, if you’re not going to be manning your own storefront at the Bisharat Golf Club, you can browse through the wares of others and find a hidden treasure or two.
Pet-Friendly Area @ Wild Jordan
April 20 @ 11:00 a.m.
Take your dog out for a pawsome trip to Wild Jordan’s outdoor area, which will be open to pets until 3 p.m. on Saturday! You and your best friend are promised interesting activities to top off the joy of being out in the open together. Meet other dog-owners and plan future playdates with no reservations required. All you need to do is to follow the instructions left by Wild Jordan on the event page.
A Retreat to Wadi Rum @ Thea Soul-Chology
April 18 @ 3:00 p.m.
Take some time out of your week and enjoy a two-day retreat in the gorgeous mountains and deserts of Wadi Rum. Prepare for inner-healing as you learn how to let go of all your burdens and fears through meditation. Soul-Chology promises to help you discover and empower the real you, in order to shine as bright as you’re meant to be.
Price: 145 JD
Game of Thrones viewing party @ Gamerz
April 15 @ 7:00 p.m.
Who do you want to see on the throne of Westeros? Catch the premier of the final season of Game of Thrones tomorrow at Gamerz, where there’ll be Game of Thrones-themed activities and libations. Bring your A-game to their trivia competition, prove your loyalty to your House, and pray that the night doesn’t end like a Frey wedding.
Price: 5 JD | Includes popcorn and refreshments
JOtaku Anime Con 2019 @ Haya Cultural Center
April 18 @ 12:00 p.m.
Jordan’s biggest and only anime con has returned this year to celebrate the Japanese medium. Unleash your inner-otaku, whether you’re a diehard fan of the most obscure of all shows, or a casual indulger of mainstream anime. Show off your great cosplay, partake in many activities, and win cash prizes! If you wanna sign up for any of the planned competitions for this year’s convention, check out their event page for more information.
Price: 10 JD
Locals’ No Smoking Wednesday @ Locals’ Boardgames Cafe
April 17 @ 2:00 p.m
Your favorite board games cafe is airing out its venue this Wednesday for their very first smoke-free night of games and good coffee. If you’re trying to escape the relentless smoke that shrouds Amman, or if you’re trying to cut back on the habit yourself, grab a bunch of friends for a round of your favorite board game. If that isn’t enough to sate your non-smoking needs, check out this blog for more places sheltered from cigarette smoke.
As always Tipsters, stay curious!
The Tip n’ Tag Team