This week is all about a little self-care. Whether that means taking care of your mind and your body, learning something new, or even digesting good music for your soul. We’ve got you covered with events that will hit the right notes…whatever you may fancy; from ballet, rock, talks, meditative love and more.
Concert for the 190th Anniversary Death of L.V. Beethoven @ The Al-Hussein Cultural Center
Sunday, February 19 @ 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
In honor of the great Ludwig van Beethoven, The Jordanian National Orchestra Association and the German Embassy are commemorating the 190th anniversary of the death of the great pianist with a concert conducted by George Mais. Mais, conductor and musician, will lead the orchestra in a symphony of musical homage under the patronage of the German Ambassador to Jordan HE Ms. Brigitta Siefker Eberle and HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh. Tickets can be bought online at www.sajilni.com, at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University, and at the National Music Conservatory.
Price: 25 JDs Normal, 15 JDs for Students
Bird in Hand-Piano & Ballet Concert @ Al-Hussein Cultural Center
Monday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
If you’d like a little more diversity when it comes to classical music, and enjoy engaging your eyes as well as your ears, then Bird in Hand is for you. Zina Asfour will be playing piano pieces by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Gibran. Paired with the recital, ballet dance sketches by Tamara Haddad will simultaneously stimulate your visual senses along with your auditory ones. Tickets can be bought at www.sajilni.com.
Price: 10 JDs Class B, 15 JDs Class A
Hind Hamed @ Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation
Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m.
As part of their Musical Evenings initiative, Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation Presents the warm vocal talents of Hind Hamed. Creatively singing of the plights of children and refugees around the world, this international singer will surely woo with her versatile talents and inspirational song. Tickets will be available at the Shoman Public Library.
Tense N’ Tension Live @ Murphy’s House of Rock
Tuesday, February 21 at 9:00 p.m.
Feelin’ the rock n’ roll vibe? Murphy’s is hosting a Rock n’ Roll party this Tuesday. Featuring local Jordanian heavy metal band, Tense N’ Tension will be covering the greats such as Metallica, Guns n Roses, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and more! Make sure to make your reservations early, and get your rock on!
Dolmens and the Landscape in Bronze Age Levant @ The American Center for Oriental Research
Wednesday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dr. James Fisher is a Curator for the Levant at the British Museum, and Australian archaeologist. So if you’re into history, archaeology or just have a curious mind…check out his public lecture at The ACOR this Wednesday. The lecture will discuss megalithic dolmen tombs in Jordan; striking and frequented by tomb robbers making them mysterious to their true cultural contexts for archaeologists the world over. This lecture will discuss recent fieldwork, new theories and explorations on the way in which people engaged with the landscape.
FUN Amman Volume 1 @ Maestro Restaurant and Bar
Tuesday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.
They say the best way to learn is from other’s mistakes, and that’s exactly what FUN Amman is banking on. FUN, or rather, FuckUp Nights is a global movement that started in Mexico in 2012 that shares business failure stories publicly. If inspirational success stories is what you seek, then this event isn’t for you. But if you want to learn, then entrepreneurs are going to share their real life experiences and give you a first-hand point of view of the world of business.
Early Settlements and the First Cities in Historic Jordan and Palestine @ Darat Al Funun
Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.
As part of the “Falastin al Hadara” program, Darat al Funun is hosting a talk by archaeologist, ancient Eastern linguist, and historian Dr. Mo’awiyah Ibrahim. The talk showcases the history of the area through understanding early settlements and first cities in Jordan and Palestine. With deep roots in this region, this talk will be an eye-opening experience to those wanting to understand their origins and take a little trip back in time.
Jordan Trail: Ajloun to Baoun @ Experience Jordan
Friday, February 24 at 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Up for a Friday trek? Experience Jordan is going on a 12km, 5 hour moderate hike through the countryside on the scenic route from Ajloun Castle to Baoun. Exploring the beautiful wadi and ancient ruins, the walk will culminate in the ancestral hometown of a local family, where hikers will get to enjoy a traditional Arabic meal prepared by a local Jordanian family at their home. Transportation will be provided. Check out their page for all the details and to reserve a spot!
Price: 30 JDs per person
Messages From The Universe Meditation for Clarity @ Thea Soul-Chology
Monday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.