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The Daydreamer – January 2017: Week Two Events

Some things are just better enjoyed with a crowd: music is more powerful, jokes are much funnier… even food tastes better in the company of others! It’s time to snap out of your winter hibernation and go find some busy, bustling places where you can really let loose. Whether you want to dance the night away, enjoy some killer tunes, or laugh until you cry, this week is filled with events that will make you appreciate the presence of a like-minded crowd.

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Jam Session with Yacoub Abu Ghosh @Maestro Restaurant and Bar

Monday, January 9th at 8:30 p.m.

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Maestro’s Jam Sessions are a great way to introduce yourself to Jordan’s incredible musical talents. Every Monday, you can enjoy live music and a fantastic atmosphere! This week’s Jam Session is being led by local favorite Yacoub Abu Ghosh, so you won’t want to miss it.

Tense n’ Tension @Murphy’s House of Rock

Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00 p.m.

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Ready for some really rocking cover tunes? Don’t miss Tense n’ Tension live at Murphy’s on Tuesday night! They’ll be playing covers from everyone from the Scorpions, Metallica, and Bon Jovi to Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, and Motorhead. There’s no entrance fee, but you’ll want to get there early before it gets packed!

Metal Mania III @Rainbow Theater

Friday, January 13th at 5:00 p.m.

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Metal fans, rejoice! Metal Mania III is finally here, with an incredible lineup of local and international talents. Head to Rainbow Theatre to check out Jordanian metal bands Exile and Ebrazus, alongside Dimlight (from Greece) and Verdict (from the UAE). We’re sure it’ll be a head-banging good time!

Price: 10 JD

DJ Sotusura & El Far3i @Salute

Friday, January 13th at 9:00 p.m.

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It’s time for a Hip Hop Night! Head over to Salute on Friday night for some killer beats by DJ Sotusura and El Far3i, with special guest Satti. With so much talent taking the stage, you can bet it’s going to be one wild, high-energy night.

Price: 10 JD

GuitaNai Live @Republic Bar & Grill

Friday, January 13th at 9:00 p.m.

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The guys of GuitaNai always deliver incredible, high-energy live performances, and there’s no doubt that Friday’s show at Republic will be no exception. You won’t want to miss the unique ‘Middle Eastern with a twist’ style of one of Amman’s most beloved local bands.

Price: 10 JD

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Stand-up Comedy Night: Kevin Hart’s “What Now” @Subshop

Thursday, January 12th at 7:00 p.m.

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Subshop is injecting some laughter into its weekly Movie Night Under the Stars! This week, they’ll be showing Kevin Hart’s latest stand-up special, “What Now.” This hysterical comedian will undoubtedly have you rolling on the floor.

Price: 5 JD (including popcorn and drink)

An Evening with Bassem Youssef @The Royal Cultural Palace

Thursday, January 12th & Friday, January 13th at 8:00 p.m.

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The event of the season has finally arrived! Much-loved Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef is in Amman for a two-night gig you don’t want to miss. The opening acts for the night include “Streets Theater” (Ahmad Srour, Odai Hijazi, and Ahmad Massad) and Palestinian Adi Khalefa, promising a hilarious evening from start to finish! If you haven’t already bought your tickets, you’d better get on it ASAP! Book your seats on Sajilni now.

Price: 30 JD (benches), 50 JD (Class A), 70 JD (VIP)

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“Tale of Light” Exhibition @Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts

Sunday, January 8th at 6:00 p.m.

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If you’re a lover of photography, you’ll definitely want to attend the opening of the “Tale of Light” Exhibitions at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Art. Jordanian photographers Hadeel Al-Ramahi and Mohammad Anabtawi will have a diverse selection of their works on display. The exhibition kicks off today and lasts until January 26th.

Artist Talk: Firas Shehadeh @Darat Al Funun

Tuesday, January 10th at 6:30 p.m.

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After spending the last several years invading the art scene across Europe, artist Firas Shehadeh is taking a trip back to Darat Al Funun (where he worked from 2010 to 2013) to share his insights about the development of his artistic practices and present his latest research. He’ll also be talking about his time at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he’s currently a student.

Feel free to go with the crowd this week, Tipsters, but don’t get lost in it!

Lemur Love,

The Tip n’ Tag Team