It seems like everyone in town has got something going on this week, so finding a cool event to go to is not going to be an issue! That’s why we’ve gathered the hottest of events and put them all in one comprehensive ultimate list for you. From breakdance battles, to epic parties, mind-expanding art works, to thousand year old yoga techniques and wicked workshops…we’ve got it all. Get out your calendars and start blocking out time slots Tipsters!
Kenny Glasgow and Akladios @ CLSTR
Thursday, May 18 @ 9:30 p.m.
Amman’s first pop-up club concept is coming to an end, and you won’t want to miss their closing weekend with Kenny Glasgow and Akladios, Thursday, May 18th. CLSTR is closing their doors with a bang, the same doors that open up at 9:30 p.m. and take those who get there first. And if beer’s your drink, AMSTEL is the proud partner of CLSTR … so don’t forgot to pass by the Amstel Garage one last time this season. It’s time to put your dancing shoes on and groove to some sweet, sweet beats. For more information, check out the event page.
Price: 15 JDs
BAB Music Fest 3 @ The Dome
Friday, May 19 @ 1:00 p.m.
Bands Across Borders is bringing your their 3rd volume of their epic indie festival right here in the heart of the Kingdom! This full day event is going to feature the sickest of bands in the Middle East, including; Aziz Maraka, Sharmoofers, Autostrad and Qabeela. There will be delicious food, the beer is exclusively provided by the one and only AMSTEL, and you’re guaranteed to have a world of fun! Check out their event page, and buy your tickets via Sajilni.com.
Price: 15 JDs
432 Hz: An immersive furniture exhibition @ Zara Centre
May 14 – 25 @ 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Artist and furniture designer Basel Naouri is featuring 25 of his modern yet rugged original furniture designs in the 432 Hz exhibition, with a soundtrack to the event of tracks composed from the sounds of his work! This multi-sensory exhibition will run until May 25th, from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and items are limited edition and selling fast (hint, hint).
This week, talks by two prominent creators in Jordan will contribute to this already dynamic exhibition. Renowned Architect Ammar Khammash of Khammash Architects will be discussing new trends and movements in the Jordanian youth generation, and the importance of investing in creativity. Khammash will address “the way we deal with materials/space/intangible compositions, including order, sound, and light; taking human senses into new and previously unvisited territories”, on Tuesday May 17 at 7:00 p.m.. Feras Takriti, founder of The Color Experiment, will give a talk about “anticipating new mediums in communication: Exploring the hybrids of experience design and technology building on landscapes of emotions and belief” on Saturday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.. Check out their page for more information.
Red Bull BC One Jordan Cypher 2017 @ CLSTR
Friday, May 19 @ 2:00 p.m.
Head on over to CLSTR this Friday for something other than clubbing. The legacy continues with the world’s premier B-Boying competition in Jordan hosted by no other than MC Thaer! Red Bull BC One is at it again with a thrilling show of explosive moves, crazy energy and a lot of breaking. Jordan’s top B-Boys will battle it out in a showcase of their best moves and techniques, all in pursuit of the coveted championship title! Head over and see international All-Star B-Boy Hong10 along with Lil Zoo and Nabil who will be judging the performances, while DJ Flash B spins music for the event!
Salsa with a Hip Hop Twist @ Trader Vic’s
Wednesday, May 17 @ 8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Tempo Dance Academy is preparing for their Ramadan hibernation with a “bomb twist” party! This lethal battle between team Salsa and team Hip Hop is set to be explosive. DJ Arsh, a.k.a the “Kung Fu Master of scratching and chopping” will be spinning the beats for this battle scene. To attend, apply for your free invitation here and beat having to pay!
Price: Invitation, 10 JDs (includes one drink) or 25 JDs (for dinner)
Habibi Funk & Sotusura @ Salute
Thursday, May 18 @ 8:00 p.m.
This Thursday, Salute’s Beer Garden is going to be the spot for the live performances of Habibi Funk and DJ Sotusura! Playing both Arabic beats and Arabi Sampled Funk music, this twisted fusion is a definite option for your to-do list. So head on over, grab a few friends and explore the ways in which our culture is permeating with hip melodies and funky twists. Check out the event page for more information.
Price: 10 JDs
Luis & The Amigos @ Murphy’s House of Rock
Tuesday, May 16 @ 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Looking for a little fiesta? Luis & the Amigos is a Spanish-Arab cover band formed in Amman, Jordan that will playing live at Murphy’s this Tuesday! Lead vocalist Luis Llamas heads the five-member band, comprised of Rami Khoury (electric guitar), Sa’ad Hudairi (guitar), Baha Lahham (drums, backing vocals) and Sufian Al Said (bass guitar). Playing a fusion of music genres, Luis’s husky vocals harmonize beautifully with his “amigos'” rhythmic beats. Why not take advantage and do a little something different mid-week?
Harget Kart Live @ Bronze
Friday, May 19 @ 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Friday nights are perfect for music, food, drinks and friends. This Friday, Bronze is hosting the musical performances of Harget Kart! The Jordanian band will be playing their unique blends of East West Music Fusion beats. If you’re down to hear something different and new, you’ll want to head over and give them a listen. Make sure to call for table bookings!
Price: 15 JDs
Family Fun Day @ Kids Allowed
Friday, May 19 @ 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Need a great idea for a family day? Well, the title says it all. Family Fun Day is just that! Hosted by Shi Shawerma, VBurger, Kids Allowed, Shuffle & Waffle, and Shish Banana, this is going to be a special fun day for the whole family filled with; game booths, jumping castles, delicious food, tele-match games, face painting, balloon shaping, live performances and clown shows all day long! What more do you need? Check out their page for more information and where to buy tickets.
Price: 5 JD Entrance Fee
Tips & Techniques for Your Child’s Sleep @ Ayass Hotel
Saturday, May 20 @ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Are you a new mommy? If you are, congratulations! Also, we feel you. We know it isn’t easy. That’s why 360Moms is hosting a workshop on Tips & Techniques for Your Child’s Sleep. The workshop will be conducted by Luma Fawwaz, a Family Sleep Institute certified child sleep consultant, and a member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants. You’ll learn about sleep training, cycles, night feeds, safety, and even changing sleep habits for Ramadan. Everyone could use a little helping hand! Check out Sajilni for tickets, and bring along dad to learn a thing or two, too.
Price: 30 JDs (Husbands are welcomed for free!)
Farmers Market @ The Orthodox Club
Friday, May 19 @ 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Who doesn’t love a good market? This beautiful Friday, May 19th, The Orthodox Club is boasting the best Farmers Market in Amman for fresh harvest, organic produce and handcrafted items made in Jordan. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m, and this free event will have a trampoline for kids (I’m sure you can get a bounce in) as well as a food corner to chill and relax. Meet farmers, artisans and explore foods from 30 different farms and vendors!
Reduce Stress Increase Vitality Workshop @ The Pink Elephant Space
Sunday, May 14 @ 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Kundalini Yoga combines dynamic movement, sound vibration, inward focus, meditation and conscious breathing to take you deeper into your authentic self, your truth. It is said to work faster than other schools of yoga. Kundalini Yoga strengthens the nervous system and circulatory system, balances the endocrine system and releases tension in the muscular system; perfect for eradicating emotional blocks, breaking through negative patterns, expanding lung capacity, strengthen muscles and nurture a deep sense of self-awareness. Kundalini Yoga can be practiced at any age or fitness level. No previous experience is needed. If you’re feeling stressed out, having a hard time coping or managing the demands of life, this workshop is for you.
Price: 30 JDs
Sab’een Art Exhibit @ Gallery Ras Ain
May 14-16 @ 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sab’een Art Gallery, caters to the young innovative artists’ creativity and ingenuity. This time around, they’re celebrating the talents of 7 artists and the gallery will include 70 artworks, including Calligraphy, Mandala, Pencil sketching and Body art. The project was initiated for the objective of promoting young artists and their original work, cultivating cultural activities, and contributing to charity (5% of sale proceeds). It’s the perfect event if you want to flex your artistic and cultural muscles. Check out their page for more info.
Hello Summer! Pool Party @ Holiday Inn
Friday, May 19 @ 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Maxximize is welcoming in the summer season with a pool party (is there any other way?)! The weather is getting hot, and we can all relate to the appeal of being able to get a tan, and jump into cold water and cool off in these rising temperatures. But what’s even better than that? Having Dj Exoda, DJ Dodic and DJ MOH spin groovy beats under the sunshine! Check out the page for more information.
Price: 25 JDs pre-sale, 35 JDs at the door (includes 1 drink either way)
The Lost Picnic – Chapter 3 @ The Boulevard
Friday, May 19 @ 1:00 p.m.
There’s nothing like chilling in lush greenery and indulging in a little flower-power attitude on a beautiful sunny day. This Friday, BrainWash Co. and Global Entertainment are partnering up with Freedom Music to bring you The Lost Picnic – Chapter 3. A mouthwatering BBQ, live performances by the talented Turkish Percussionist, Djenk, beloved DJ MadJam all the way from Beirut and the awesome vibes of DJs AmRAY and AZONE will make this event one you won’t want to miss! Register for invitations at http://
Price: Invitation Only
What the Hills?! @ Seven Hills
Friday, May 19 @ 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
What says summer more than a picnic conundrum? There really is something special about lazing around under the sun on grass and listening to good music and grabbing a cold sweet ice cream cone to melt your worries away. So here’s our 2 cents; this Friday head over to What the Hills?! and enjoy the picnic conundrum like Jordan has never seen. The event is an all-day extravaganza of games, a food corner, live music performances (Lucien the Groovecollector, Supersan, The Flowery Twats) and a beautiful picnic area you won’t want to miss!
Price: 10-25 JDs depending on your ticket type
As always Tipsters, stay curious!
The Tip n’ Tag Team