The Chuckle Club Wed 18 to Fri 20 Comedians Johnny Pemberton, Andrew Ryan and Jojo Sutherland are flying in for a stand-up tour of Bahrain starting at the Bahrain Rugby Club and moving on to the British Club and InterContinental Regency Bahrain. Tickets are BD15 or BD10 (military personnel) for the two-hour show. The gigs start at 8.30pm on each night. Call 3666 3509.
St Patrick’s Day Ball Thu 19 The Bahrain Irish Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the St Patrick’s Day Ball at Diplomat Radisson Blu. The evening starts with the traditional bubbles and black stuff reception in the foyer before the entertainment kicks off in the main ballroom. Think live Irish dancing and music, followed by speeches and the best of Irish and international cuisine in an extensive buffet. Dejaboo, Niamh Collins and DJ Ralph are there to entertain, alongside a charity raffle with fantastic prizes to be won. Tickets are BD40 for members and BD50 for non-members. Call 1753 1666.
City Glow Thu 19 SkyBar at Hotel Diva is hosting a ‘City Glow’ soiree with great atmosphere, mixed beverages, grape and food. Geo Safix is there to deliver a crazy LED light show and Mysterioo Arif is playing alongside, bringing you fresh and funky tunes. It’s BD10 entry for gents and free for ladies. Call 3624 6462.
Thu 19 Bahrain’s own DJ Riddler is spinning the best of R&B and hip hop in Ibrida at this supperclub night. There’s an opening et by Beat Elite and DJ Paul Rees. Entrance is BD5 and happy hour runs from 7pm to 10pm with 50 percent of selected beverages. Call 3689 7378.
St Paddy’s at Warbler Thu 19 and Fri 20 Warbler is keeping up the St Paddy’s spirit with a traditional Irish feast and hops. Get a three-course menu for BD10 with one beverages or head over for a special St Paddy’s brunch on the Friday for BD18 with unlimited food and beverages (noon to 4pm). Resident band Girlz Ink are providing the entertainment. The dress code is green and white. Call 3838 1631.
The Magic Chicken
Thu 19 to Wed 25 This slapstick treat of culinary chaos depicts two under-lectual chefs mixing up a hilarious concoction of comedy cookery when a magic chicken flaps in, turning the stage into a kitchen nightmare. This event comes as part of the Spring of Culture festivities and is one for all the family (minimum age is six). Timings are 4pm to 6.30pm on the 19th and 22nd, and 10.30am and 3.30pm on the 20th and 21st, and it takes place at the Salman Culture Centre. 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.
Iranian New Year Thu 19 to Fri 27 Indulge in the traditional Norouz cuisine as Takht Jamsheed Iranian restaurant in the Gulf Hotel Bahrain celebrates the first day of spring in Iran and Persian New Year. Call 1771 3000.
Paddy’s Picnic Fri 20 Carry on the St Patrick’s Day festivities at the Bahrain Rugby and Football Club where they’re playing host to the second annual ‘Paddy’s Picnic’, making it one for the whole family. Take your own homemade picnic lunches and barbecues to enjoy on the open grass pitch, while the annual kid’s parade takes place. The day also features a feast of live music and entertainment from local bands such as The B-Side, The Accidentals and Hot Lazer. It’s free for members to enter and BD2 for non-members. Call 1769 5809.
St Patrick’s week-long party Until Fri 20 Dublin Club is staying green and presenting a few more days of party mania, offering 20 percent discounts on Irish beverages and a three-course Irish dinner with a drink for BD10. Resident band The Volume and DJ Andy Gates are there to entertain. Call 3973 6547.
SneakBall II Fri 20 Project X Productions and Brazil Lounge present SneakerBall II from 4pm to 2am with hip hop and R&B sounds from DJ Swing. March birthday folk get free sparkling and VIP tables are available for BD100 including one bottle. Call 3328 2727.
Saxy Sunset Fri 20 Zoe rooftop is getting saxy with the ladies with free flowing bubbly, grape and canapés while resident DJ Youss and saxophonist Franky Flowerz entertains. The first 40 girls who attend will also be treated to a Dessange voucher. Doors open at 10pm. Call 1771 6400.
The mother of all brunches
Sat 21 Marking the local date for Mother’s Day is La Med at The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain with a specially themed Saturday brunch for all the family from 12.30pm to 4.30pm. It’s BD29 net per person and BD14.5 net per child. Call 1758 6499.
Mardi Gras Sat 21 Get dressed up to the nines as Club Buffalo gears up to celebrate Mardi Gras. Get unlimited beverages when you pay BD20 and enjoy while dancing to the tunes of resident Sky Band and DJ Trixta. It’s open from 4pm to 2am. Call 3555 9391.
Teddy bear picnic Sat 21 Celebrate mother’s day with your family at this activity-filled teddy bear’s picnic in Enma Mall (second floor, opposite the food court near Paparotti). Fun includes a tea party, face painting, a cupcake decorating competition and a teddy bear treasure hunt. There are plenty of exciting prizes to be won. It’s on from 10am to 1pm. Call 1753 6092.