Ella Art Gallery Wednesday 6 to Sunday 10 Head over to Adliya where you’ll find Ella Art Gallery which is presenting an exhibition on cubism this weekend. ‘Passion of Cubism’ presents 14 paintings of acrylic on canvas each day from 10am to 1pm or 3.30pm to 7.30pm. Building 938, Road 2719, Adliya 327 (1729 2815).
Barbeque rib night Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7
Head to Le Sauvage at The Domain Bahrain either night and get unlimited juicy beef short ribs seasoned with the Chef’s special spices and slow cooked with the kitchen’s signature barbeque sauce. It’s BD12++ per person. The Domain Bahrain, Diplomatic Area (1600 0222). Dora the Explorer Thursday 7 to Sunday 10
This American animation series first aired in 2000 with the aim of being an educational yet fun watch for kids. Since then, Dora the Explorer has become a worldwide success with eight seasons under the creators’ belt. Now her and her friends are coming to Bahrain to showcase Dora’s Pirate Adventure, a family musical performance and interactive journey through Treasure Island. The kids can help her solve puzzles and navigate her pursuit of the ‘Pirate Kitties’, and the ultimate treasure, while avoiding the baddies. August 7 and 10 (5pm to 7pm), August 8 and 9 (10am-noon and 5pm-7pm). Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Tickets cost between BD2 and BD10 and are available from Virgin Megastore in-store or online. Visit www.bahrainsummer.bh.
Nakhool City All weekend
Nakhool and Nakhoola are the Bahrain Summer Festival’s mascots and the duo is welcoming families and friends to their base at Nakhool City in the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. A full slate of activities, shows, educational activities and other interactive attractions, including workshops with globally renowned talents, are taking place all month with a focus on entertainment, learning and development. This weekend you can join in a range of activities such as a mixed media workshop by Bahraini artist Hassan Al Saari or printmaking workshops with Ahmed Emam or classes in digital illustration. Open daily until August 30 from 10am to 4pm. Visit www.bahrainsummer.bh/events_category/nakhool-city for a full schedule of events
Thursday night brunch Thursday 7 This brand new addition to the week’s brunches at Movenpick Hotel Bahrain starts on Thursday August 7 from 7.30pm until 11pm offering a great way to kick start your weekend. Sip on mixed beverages while a resident DJ plays popular tunes and you indulge in an all-you-can-eat buffet. It’s BD22++ per person and takes place in the Gallery Lobby Lounge. Movenpick Hotel Bahrain, Muharraq (1746 0017).
Ladies nights Thursday 7 and Saturday 9 Gals won’t go thirsty this weekend with all the drinks deals they can avail. On Thursday, head to Downtown in the InterContinental Regency (1722 7777) where the fairer sex get three selected complimentary mini beverages from 9pm to midnight. Then on Saturday, girls get the choice of going to Camelot Restaurant (1771 7745) for three free mixed beverages or again to Downtown for an unlimited selection of Sarah Jessica Parker and co’s favourite tipple (9pm until midnight). Finally, head to JJ’s Irish Restaurant (3932 9083) for unlimited selected beverages for BD4 from 9pm.
Catch African Tunes Friday 8 A brand new band is on the weekly bill at 338 Garden Restaurant called African Tones. The group is on stage from 8pm playing the best of reggae, jazz and R&B to keep you in the Friday spirit. Head down a bit earlier, from 4pm to 7pm, and get discounted prices on selected drinks as well. Block 338 Garden Restaurant, Adliya (1771 0338).
Red Bull King & Queen of the Rock Saturday 9
Sixteen men and 16 women are preparing to take on the basketball court for a chance to represent Bahrain at the 2014 Red Bull King of The Rock World Finals which will take place in Taiwan on September 16. The local qualifier is this weekend at Al Ahli Club in Zinj from 7pm. Entrance is free and the event is open to the public. Visit www.redbull.com/kingoftherockbh