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The Daydreamer – July 2017: Week 3 Events

The summer is in full swing and so are the events this week in our lovely Amman! Yes, the heat may keep you recluse but the events this week will surely bring out your social side. From live music events, festivals, good food, socially responsible activities and exploratory hikes… we’ve got you covered!

Metanoia Fest @ Amman Exhibition Park 
Friday, July 21 @ 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 

This has been a project in the works! Come celebrate the first Metanoia Fest this Friday! The event is going to bring the entire Ammani community together while promoting well-being and overall positive vibes. With cooperation from Humans of Gaza CampProceeds from the festival will go the Gaza Camp to help thousands of refugees. Bonus fact: AMSTEL is sponsoring the event and will be giving away two tickets to two lucky winners worth 65JD each! All you need to do is visit the Metanoia Festival page, comment on the main flyer with Kid Ink on it, tag a friend and AMSTEL-JORDAN for a chance to win! This is going to be an event of a lifetime!

Price: 30 JD

The First Opera Festival in the Arab World @ The Roman Theater
July 19 – 23 @ 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 

Opera is a wonderful thing. Many of us have images of fancy Opera houses in Europe, and watching an Opera usually seems to entail a flight. But no more. The First Opera Festival in the Arab World is right here, in the Roman Theater in Amman! The opera will include a full production  of La Traviata by Italian composer Verdi on 19 and 22 July 2017. And what better setting than the 2000 year old theater? Check the page for more information and tickets.

Price: 35 – 60 JD

Ladies Night @ EVOO Restaurant & Garden 
July 16-22 @ 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. 

Need a girl’s night out? Why not check out the Ladies Night at EVOO Restaurant & Garden every night at Sheraton! Starting post-work at 7:00 p.m., ladies night runs till 1:00 a.m. and will really make the women feel special. No cover charge for the ladies, and a free drink is a great way to kick off a night out with your girlfriends to the sick beats of resident DJ Liona (everyday except Tuesday)! Check out the page for more information.

Price: 10 JD for men

Rovers Return 20th Anniversary @ Golf Club
Friday, July 21 @ 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 

If you’re thinking what to do on Friday, think no more. Rovers Return is celebrating their 20th Anniversary of awesome memories, tasty food and drinks, and live music! Come and hear the musical beats of Autostrad, Nomads, Marrat, and DJ Moe and DJ Shadi Zureikat. And if beer is your go-to drink, you’ll love that AMSTEL is sponsoring the event with their signature taste! Check out the page to get your ticket which includes a free drink, open food and a Rovers T-Shirt to mark the occasion!

Price: 25 JD

Karaoke Night @ Jadayel Hawa
Tuesday, July 18 @ 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 

Got a hidden talent for singing? Or maybe you just really like belting it out to awesome songs. Whatever it is, head over this Tuesday for a mid-week break with your friends for a fun Karaoke Night at Jadayel Hawa! You’ll meet new people, sing to your favorite songs and enjoy a nice cold drink on these hot summer nights. Check out the page for more information.

Price: 5 JD

Farmers Market Amman @ The Orthodox Club
Friday, July 21 @ 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

How about spending a half day walking around, and checking out the best Farmers Market Amman has to offer? With fresh harvest, organic and chemical free produce, handcrafted items and more, from over 30 vendors, you’ll have plenty to choose from. There will be a playground and a trampoline for kids and a food corner to sit down and chill as you shop!

Price: Free

Dana Designs Bazaar @ Zaha Cultural Center
July 20-22 @ 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Who doesn’t love unique jewelry? Come and check out new and distinctive designs from Dana Designs! There will be awesome offers and discounts, and you’ll get to check out the variety of pieces you’re sure to love at the bazaar. And who knows? Maybe you’ll find that one lifetime rock too…

Price: Free

Cabaret 7awi @ Jadal for Knowledge and Culture
Thursday, July 20 @ 7:30 p.m. 

In collaboration with Firas Hamdan, JKC is happy to showcase Cabaret 7awi. Playing tunes from the 40’s all through the 80’s, Cabaret is a remix of constructed images, scenes and tunes that seem to constitute the collective memory and pop culture identity of generations. Cabaret is part of DJ 7awi’s research on the discourse behind the entertainment industry in the contemporary Arab world; from theater to film, commercials and TV shows. Come enjoy an awesome night of music and dance!

Price: 5 JD

Summer Nights @ Little Italy Pizzeria
Monday, July @ 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

It’s that time of the week again! The much demanded Summer Nights at the Little Italy Pizzeria is back! Come as you are, and enjoy the amazing food and fairy light ambience that will transport you. DJ Plot Thickens will be on the decks, spinning your favorite tunes. We don’t need to mention how amazing the food will be. Call to reserve, and check out their event page.

Price: 21.5++ JD

Mongolian Night @ The Grand Hyatt
Wednesday, July 19 @ 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Looking for an event where your tongue is getting the most action? We don’t mean wagging it around…we’re talking about food. Mongolian food to be specific. This Wednesday, The Grand Hyatt is hosting a delicious night of all-inclusive Mongolian BBQ; boasting a variety of grilled meats, seafood, and vegetables along with your favorite sauces to accompany your dish. Expert Chefs will prepare the meal on a hot griddle, stir it up, and have your mean ready within a few minutes!

Price: 20 JD

Sunset Walk: Afana to Rasoun @ Experience Jordan 
Friday, July 21 @ 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Up for a mini-adventure? This Friday, Experience Joran is hosting a hike from Afana to Rasoun across Jordan’s beautiful northern landscape. Known as “one of the best walks in the north of Jordan!”, the hike will take you through Roman underground cisterns and numerous cave dwellings and tombs, trees and tended fields with rock walls and gorgeous views overlooking the village of Rasoun. The hike ends with a dinner at a local Jordanian family’s home, for a relaxing and scrumptious meal! Experience true Jordanian hospitality, meet new people, and support the local community by signing up. 

Price: 30 JD

Swim & Hike in Wadi Hidan @ Experience Jordan
Saturday, July 22 @ 7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

If you’re looking for something a little cooler (literally), then opt for a swim and hike in Wadi Hidan. The trip trails alongside the King’s Highway near Madaba. Experience the Wadi that includes some dramatic wild mountain scenery, and a surprising amount of vegetation and water. You’ll explore a beautiful black basaltic canyon filled with narrow gorges, surprising amount of vegetation and fresh natural pools. Expect to get wet and muddy…and waterproof all your things!

Price: 50 JD

Story Time for Ages 3-5 @ Books and More Jordan 
Saturday, July 22 @ 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 

Stories are important to learning. Why not take your little ones this Saturday to Books and More for Story Time? Short stories will be read to keep your kids engaged, and an activity will be held post-ending. Come and enjoy interacting with other moms and find play dates for your kids! Check out the page for more information.

Price: Free

Let’s Recycle! @ Wild Jordan
Sunday, July 16 @ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

They say the best way to teach is to exemplify. Teach your kids to be responsible by showing them how everyone can make a difference. As part of the “I am Responsible” campaign, and in collaboration with Green Wheelz and Little Volunteer, Wild Jordan is hosting together an environmentally and socially responsible activity. Kids will have a short informative and educational introduction about Green Wheelz and their environmental and social role and how they can act responsible towards plastic waste. They will then use their artistic touches to decorate their reusable shopping bags and recycling collection bags. It’s fun, educational and a perfect combo for the kids!

Price: 10 JD

As always Tipsters, stay curious!

Lemur Love, 

The Tip n’ Tag Team