Sting tributes and underground music, alongside Spanish fiestas and a mussels festival
The Secret Police Thu 12 The world’s best Sting and Police tribute act is flying in to Bahrain, for the first time ever, from the UK to entertain music fans at The Gulf Hotel’s Sherlock Holmes bar from 9.30pm on one night only. Tickets cost BD5 net. Call 1771 3000.
Ground Rulez presents ‘Rize of the Underground’ Thu 12 Head out to Brazil Lounge for a proper underground music experience which takes you on a journey through deep/tech/tribal/progressive underground house music. Doors open at 9pm and DJs hit the decks from 10.30pm. It’s free entrance. Call 3888 8019.
Cambio de Tercio Thu 12 and Fri 13 A memorable classic Spanish flamenco rendition is being performed by the Rojas and Rodriguez band at the Cultural Hall. The show also features four professional dancers. It starts at 8pm and is free You must be over eight years old to attend. Visit www.rojasyrodriguez.com. Tickets can be bought online through www.springofculture.org and at the Spring of Culture Stand located at City Centre Bahrain, ground floor, entrance 2. For information, call 3990 0630.
Mussels festival Thu 12 and Fri 13 Enjoy specially cooked mussels with five different sauces of your choice, along with a complimentary hops or glass of grape, at Downtown in the InterContinental Regency Bahrain on weekends only. It’s BD11.9++ per person and the deal is available from 4pm to 11pm. Call 1722 7777.
Encounters Thu 12 to June 15
Syrian-American photographer Sueraya Shaheen is presenting her works in a solo exhibition ‘Encounters’ at La Fontaine Centre for Contemporary Art. This collection of documentary-style portraits is of artists contributing to the Middle East’s thriving art scene. The opening reception is on March 12 from 6.30pm followed by a dinner and jazz performance. Call 1723 0123.
Hussain Al Jassmi Fri 13 Famed Khaleeji star Hussain Al Jassmi is performing all of his greatest hits from 8.30pm at Arad Fort. Tickets are available now and you must be over eight years of age to attend. Tickets can be bought online through www.springofculture.org and at the Spring of Culture Stand located at City Centre Bahrain, ground floor, entrance 2. For information, call 3990 0630.
The Magic Ostrich Sat 14 Words BookstoreCafe is hosting an Arabic children’s book signing and story time, as organised by World Beat Fitness Centre and Café, from 11am on Saturday. The Magic Ostrich is the story of an ostrich that visits a small village to teach the children of loving yourself and others around you with no judgment. It also encourages children to use the ‘write-and-wipe’ feature to practice writing over the words and learn their meaning. The author, Muna Rabieh, is a member of the Bahrain Writers’ Circle. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mediterranean / Holland brunch Sat 14
Test out the latest offering from La Vinoteca Barcelona and Café Amsterdam as they host their weekly Saturday brunch from noon to 5pm which fuses the cuisines from both restaurant in a brunch like no other. Eat a la carte tapas from La Vinoteca or enjoy breakfast options from Café Amsterdan, there’s Mediterranean flavours alongside Dutch favourites, as well as a live paella cooking station. There’s also plenty to keep the kids entertained, as well as live music from 3pm to 6pm. It’s BD26++ with selected beverages or BD11++ with soft drinks for children aged five to 12. Call 3200 0171.
Global Warming Until March 26 Saudi Arabian artist Faisal Samra presents this multimedia exhibition, showcased at Bin Matar House, combining three recent projects in video, installation and painting, reflecting on global warming and recent regional political events. It opens at 7pm on March 8 and then is open Saturday to Thursday 8am-1pm, 4pm-7pm. Entrance is free. Call 3990 0630.
The Musician Until March 30 This art exhibition at Albareh Art Gallery showcases works by Fadi Daoud who works predominantly in acrylics, producing portraits characterised by larger-than-life Arab characters. Music is a source of inspiration for the artist as he listens to the classical Arab greats while painting, allowing the harmony to inspire his works and seep into his themes. Overall the pieces are infused with a nostalgia that belies his years. It’s open on Saturday to Thursday from 9am to 1.30pm and 4pm to 8pm. Call 1771 3535.