Fabulous jewellery, hula dancers, Jordanian art, Irish comics and much more…
Gulf Night Out Wed 18 and 25
The popular annual pool party at the Gulf Hotel is back! Head over to enjoy the great open air, various cuisines from live cooking stations and a barbecue, as well as some live Arabic entertainment. It’s BD18++ per person with special discounts for Prestige Club members, NSA and Gulf Air. Call 1771 3000.
Frost yourself Tue 18 to Sat 22 Jewellery Arabia is back, bringing to the island the largest exhibition of its kind in the Middle East. Prepare to be dazzled by sparkling jewels and stunning precious gems as international jewellery houses fly in to showcase their wares. Anyone over 16 can attend but you must pre-register online. Visit www.jewelleryarabia.com.
Pitch your start-up Thu 20 A global grassroots movement supporting empowered entrepreneurs has infiltrated the island. This non-profit organisation organises Startup Weekends all over the world and now is our turn. Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and get feedback from peers. Top ideas are determined by popular vote and then a session of business model creation, coding, designing and marketing ensues. It’s a great place to network with like-minded individuals. Visit www.bahrain.startupweekend.org.
Celebrate the first harvest of the season with fresh and fruity French beverages and generous food selections at the brand new Repartee Lounge in the Royal Golf Club. It’s open to all for BD16 net (members) and BD20 net (non-members). Call 1775 0777.
80s flash back Thu 20 Popular Seef-based bar Ibrida is presenting the best of the 80s, hosted by The Weather Girls, with classic tunes such as ‘It’s Raining Men’ and ‘I Got the Feeling’. Expect some chart toppers from the 70s and 90s to make an appearance as well. It starts from 7pm. Don’t forget to make an dress-up effort as the club will be suitable decked out too. Call 1711 1999.
An Irish affair Fri 21 Spend an evening with football legends Jason McAteer and John Aldridge at the Diplomat Radisson Blu hotel main ball room from 8pm to 2am where they’re hosting an evening of raucous entertainment. They’re joined by Irish funny man Rory O’Hanlon who is set to perform a bit of stand-up, alongside the favourite Irish Shin Dig band for a spot of live music. Book tickets in advance. Call 3451 6455.
Animal crackers Fri 21 The BSPCA animal welfare charity is hosting an Animal Crackers Quiz at the Dilmun Club’s poolside from 8pm with a buffet supper at 7pm. There are lots of prizes to be won in the raffle and lucky draw. It’s BD5 per person, teams of six allowed. It’s BD7 with the buffet. Search BSPCA Bahrain on Facebook.
Jordanian contemporary art Until Sat 22 Al Riwaq Art Space is running an exhibition featuring selected works from various Jordanian artists in collaboration with Bahrain’s women’s charity The Aisha Yateem Centre and Jordan’s Wadi Finan For Arts. All proceeds go to supporting the Aisha Yateem Centre in Bahrain. It’s open daily from 10am to 10pm. Call 1771 7441.
Hula dancing at Traders Until Mon 24
In celebration of Jewellery Arabia 2014, Trader Vic’s is presenting talented hula dancer Anna Pipoyin (who made an appearance on America’s Got Talent) who is entertaining guests with professional performances on the outdoor terrace every evening. Call 1758 6555.
The Perfumer Until Tue 25 Mixed media works by Iraqi artist Nedim Kufi are being showcased at Albareh Art Gallery this week in an exhibition called ‘The Perfumer’. This solo exhibition is a lyrical indulgence in escapism, honouring the cycle of life, reclaiming organic elements from nature and weaving them into art works. Call 1771 7707.