W Night for ladies Thu 21 Ladies head out to Bushido Lounge for W Night when there’s free entry and complimentary beverages waiting for you from 9pm until late. Enjoy the vibe as resident DJ Albert-L spins the decks. Call 1758 3555.
Mussels and hops Thu 21 and Fri 22
Specially cooked mussels with five different dips of your choice are on offer at Downtown Lounge in InterContinental Regency, alongside a free hops or grape beverage for BD11.9++ per person from 4pm to 11pm. Call 1722 7777.
Tara McDonald and DJ Adam Trigger Fri 22
This week’s after brunch party in JJ’s Irish Restaurant presents ‘The Queen of Dance Music’ Tara McDonald from the UK and French DJ Adam Trigger. Warming up the crowd from 6pm is JJ’s resident DJ Tripz. Tickets are BD10, available at the door. Call 3932 9083.
In the spirit of France’s ‘Fête de la Musique’, Make Music Bahrain is a one-day music festival happening this weekend from 5pm to 10pm. Professional and amateur local and international musicians are performing for free, with the aim of sharing their skills with the public. Bands include the worldly Trio Aalaat (who also performed at the Time Out Bahrain Restaurant Awards 2014) and baroque folk group The Belly of Paris (featured recently in Time Out Bahrain). The event is at Maison Jamsheer in Muharraq and it’s free admission. Email email@example.com.
Secret soiree Fri 22 Zoe Lounge is hosting another secret rooftop sesh to showcase some of Bahrain’s most talented DJs. Head out for a night of dancing and great music, as a number of DJs spin one-hour sets back-to-back from 9pm onwards. Call 1771 6400.
Salsa nights are so Bizarre Fri 22 Salsa fever returns to Le Meridien’s Bizarre Lounge so you can pop on the dancing shoes and let rip to some hot Latin rhythms. Entrance is BD3 and the nights run from 8pm to 2am. Call 1717 1441.
Choices brunch Fri 22 An innovative spread of culinary delights from across the world is available for BD29++ per person during this new Friday brunch in Art Rotana, inclusive of selected house beverages. Kids have their own corner featuring fun activities, while the resident duo keeps the crowds entertained. It’s on from 12.30pm to 4pm. Call 1600 0111.
Secret Garden market Sat 23
Enjoy an afternoon in the sunshine while rummaging around market stalls at this ‘secret garden’ market. A range of eclectic locally designed and made garments, rare vintage collectibles and handicrafts from around the world are on show, while healthy snacks and cold refreshments are also available. The market will feature goods from local brands Erwin and Jaffa, minimanama, rockybyrose and Boho Baha – to name a few. Nadia Khalaf of minimanama will also be selling secondhand goods in order to raise money for Nepal relief. It’s located in Barbar and running from 10am to 5pm. Check out the Facebook page for location details – ‘The Secret Garden Market.
La Mosaique family brunch Sat 23 Try the new Saturday family brunch at La Mosaique in Crowne Plaza Bahrain from 12.30pm to 4pm for BD18.5++ or BD23.950++ inclusive of selected beverages. Kids aged seven to 12 go for BD9.5++ while children under seven eat for free. Call 1753 1122.