It’s time to show a little strength: be bold, be tough, be intimidating… but never stop having fun! You’ve got to play to win, so put your game face on, get out there, and have a great time. With the awesome line-up of events featured in this edition of the Daydreamer, you’ve already got the upper hand on an unforgettable week.

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2016 Mr. Olympia Amateur Jordan Championship & Expo @King Hussein Sports City (Prince Hamzah Hall)

Friday, November 18th – Saturday, November 19th

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When it comes to demonstrating strength and power, Mr. Olympia is the definitive measure of achievement. And for the first time ever, the world’s most important and prestigious bodybuilding competition is coming to Jordan, thanks to a partnership between the International Federation for Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) and KABS FitFactory. Bodybuilding competitors from Jordan and beyond will compete for a number of titles in several different competitive categories.

On the periphery of the actual competition, you’ll be able to attend the first-ever Mr. Olympia Amateur Jordan Expo, an engaging exhibition event featuring numerous booths, stations, and activities. You’ll get to meet some of the world’s most renowned bodybuilding legends, enjoy awesome entertainment, and even take part in a strongman competition. And, of course, you won’t want to miss the spectacular closing ceremony, which begins at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

SheFighter Self-defense @SheFighter

Friday, November 18th at 9:00 p.m.

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Ladies, it’s time to get tough. In this women-only self-defense session, you’ll learn how to defend yourself against physical aggression or attack. Over an hour and a half, Coach Nour Abu Rahmeh will be teaching easy, smart, and potentially life-saving defense techniques that all women can use to protect themselves. Visit the SheFighter website to sign up.

Price: 7 JD for members, 10 JD for non-members

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Queen Mab @Murphy’s Pub

Tuesday, November 15th at 9:00 p.m.

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Rock out hard on Tuesday at Murphy’s, where Queen Mab will be performing covers of all your favorite artists. Whether you’re looking to reminisce to some Nirvana, Journey, Muse, or even Amy Winehouse, Queen Mab delivers with a high-energy performance you’ll love.

Frankey & Sandrino @Kempinski Hotel Amman

Thursday, November 17th at 9:00 p.m.

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Get lost in some powerful, hypnotic electronic beats! Head to the new Kick Sport Lounge at the Kempinski Hotel Amman on Thursday night to check out Frankey & Sandrino. This European duo will have you feeling the energy all night. Local favorites Raed and Avidbold will also be spinning the positive vibes, guaranteeing that you’ll be dancing until the early morning hours.

There’s no entrance fee if you get there before 11:30 p.m.

For reservations, email ammanoverground@gmail.com with your guest list.

Autostrad & Sotu @Canvas

Friday, November 18th at 8:00 p.m.

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Two of Amman’s strongest musical acts will be performing together on Friday, and you won’t want to miss out. Make your way over to Canvas to see Autostrad and DJ Sotusora perform live. Talk about a powerful line-up!

Stage Squad feat. Qabeela @Republic Bar & Grill

Friday, November 18th at 9:00 p.m.

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There’s always strength in numbers, and the large, diverse group of musicians in Qabeela puts on some seriously powerful performances, playing in their uniquely eclectic style and blending various global influences. Enjoy an upbeat show by this incredible band at Republic on Friday.

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“Father of the King” Photo Exhibition @The Duke’s Design Center

Monday, November 14th – Sunday, November 27th at 5:30 p.m.

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On the occasion of the late King Hussein’s birthday, attend a photo exhibition commemorating his incredible life. Mamdouh Bisharat and Zohrab are hosting a beautiful exhibit beginning on Monday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Duke’s Design Center, Downtown. Come celebrate a man whose legacy and strength will live on forever.

A Movie Night Under the Stars: Deadpool @Subshop

Thursday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m.

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Who says you can’t be both hardcore and hilarious? Head down to Subshop on Thursday night for another Movie Night Under the Stars, where you can watch everyone’s favorite superhero/antihero take sweet, sweet revenge. Don’t forget to make your reservations in advance: we’re sure this one’s going to be very popular.

Price: 5 JD, including free popcorn and drink

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Dinner in the Dark @Landmark Amman Hotel

Saturday, November 26th

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It’s time to take part in a powerful sensory experience you won’t soon forget. On Saturday, November 26th, the Rotary Club of Amman will be hosting its annual Dinner in the Dark, a dining adventure that takes you on a journey of taste, sound, and touch. You’ll feast in pitch darkness, relying on your other senses to guide you through your meal. There are four one-hour dinner sessions being held, at 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m., and all guests will be accompanied by a blind host throughout the experience.

Best of all, by attending one of these dinners, you’ll be benefitting the Rotary Club’s numerous community projects, while raising awareness about the blind and visually impaired.

Tables are limited (which is why we’re telling you about this event ahead of time)! To reserve your tickets, call 077 560 8007.

The ball’s in your court, Tipsters!

Lemur Love,

The Tip n’ Tag Team