Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more interesting in Amman, this edition of the Daydreamer is ready to open your eyes to the endless possibilities that lay before you in the week ahead. From a unique multi-sensory exhibition to unbelievable workshops, a night under the full moon to global dances and day-long conundrums… you’re in for a treat! The weather is gorgeous, life is short and we invite you to make the most out of this great city. So strap in and get excited because this week is going to be majestic.
432 Hz: An immersive furniture exhibition @ Zara Centre
May 12 @ 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. / May 13 – 25 @ 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
We all know the impression a great piece of furniture can make. You know what we’re talking about… something catches your eye and you can’t help but stop and stare. Well, you’ll be doing a lot of stopping and staring at 432 Hz. Artist and furniture designer Basel Naouri is launching his independent furniture line, and it’s going to be something to remember. Basel will feature 25 of his modern yet rugged original furniture designs, highlighting the versatility and raw beauty of steel and reclaimed wood that’s been collected from old homes, schools and other structures around the Kingdom. And the twist? The soundtrack to the event is actually a set of tracks composed from the sounds of hammering, welding, and cutting recorded while working with a local blacksmith and carpenter to actualize his designs, fused into an electronic, synthesized sound! This multi-sensory exhibition will take you on a journey, bringing you closer to the creation of these pieces, bringing them to life. To find out more about Basel and his work, both as a designer and music producer, as well as all the cool happenings with the event, check out the page here. Intrigued enough? We are, but just in case that’s not enough, opening night will include wine and cheese to complete your sensory adventure.
Watercolor Basics Workshop by Nour Shalabi @ P.S. I Made This
Saturday, May 13 @ 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Want to try your hand at the arts for a change? This week, Nour Shalabi is hosting a Watercolor Basics Workshop! She’ll cover topics like watercolor medium and materials, (which brush to use, paints that will work and paper that is needed), as well as demonstrate the basics of watercolor painting techniques in a fun, painting session! You’ll get a watercolor palette, brush set and 300gm watercolor papers. Discover the artist within you and register via their page…what have you got to lose?
Price: 20 JDs
Napercise Classes @ Amanah Wellness
Sunday, May 7 @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Yep, you read that right. Sounds too good to be true? Welcome to the dream people. This class is actually an exercise class for napping. It will teach you how to relax and sleep your way to better health and more energy. Ahhh… words cannot describe the joy. It is ladies only (sorry boys), and you have to reserve a spot. But in case you miss today’s epic class, worry not because additional class days, timings and locations are available. Just check out their page for more information.
Price: 10 JDs
The Full Moon Desert Marathon @ Flashback Adventures – Wadi Rum
May 12-13 @ 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m Next Day
Now, on the complete opposite spectrum for those of you with crazy energy and who love to run… The Full Moon Desert Marathon hosted by Flashback Adventures is just your thing. Come howl at the mood in this unforgettable marathon adventure and fun run in Wadi Rum (or walk if you’re not up to running). There will be everything you need, hilariously spelled out on the event page. You can opt to do a 5KM walk, or a 10k, 21k or 42k run and sign up for what is sure to be an event of like-minded peeps that are crazy enough to run in the desert under the full moon just because.
Price: 25 JDs for the walk, 50 JDs for the run
Jordan HipHop Fusion @ The National Center for Culture and Arts
Friday, May 12 @ 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
If you’re a hip hop fan, you’re not going to want to miss this event. For real, what says hip hop like an event that includes Jordan’s first BeatBox Championship, Breakdance battles, funky beats and a special guest performance from Jazz Tha Process? This one-of-it’s-kind event will be hosted by Jordan Beatbox and will for sure get you off your seat, and on your feet…ebbing and flowing with the sick beats of Jordan’s hip hop scene.
Price: 5 JDs
To Fairouz with Love by Amaan Choir @ Haya Cultural Center
May 11-12 @ 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Price: 5 JDs – 20 JDs (depending on if you’re a student, and seat preference)
What the Hills?! @ Seven Hills
Friday, May 12 @ 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
What the Hills is back for yet another week of their picnic conundrum, and it’s on fire for a reason. The all-day event is the perfect go to location for a picnic with your favorite people, filled with good food (we recommend trying the brisket from Shibli Salti), drinks (Gerard’s mixed fruit smoothie is to-die for), and the beautiful outdoors space that is our gorgeous country. Events for kids and picnic goers will keep you busy till the main event starts at night. So bring your kids, enjoy the outdoors and have a fun filled Friday!
Price: 10-25 JDs depending on your zone!
Dance Around the World by RDA @ Al Hussein Cultural Center
Friday, May 12 @ 6:00 p.m.
Price: 10 JDs
So, get out your calendars and get to planning.
And as always Tipsters, stay curious!
The Tip n’ Tag Team