Have an energetic weekend with summer closing parties, salsa dancing and kite surfing
Bouncers on stage Wed 3 to Fri 5 The Manama Theatre Club is putting on a rendition of John Godber’s multi-award winning cult comedy show ‘Bouncers’ at The British Club. It’s set in an English night club in the 1980s and depicts the gritty world of grimey dance floors and cheesy DJs. It follows the bouncers as they morph from motionless doormen. A dinner theatre is on tonight (Wednesday) for BD12 (members) or BD14 (guests). It’s a show only on Thursday and Friday for BD6 (members) or BD8 (guests). Tickets are available from The British Club reception (over 18s only) and it starts from 7pm on each night. Call 1772 8245.
Brazilian party Thu 4 Samba is permeating the humid air this month at The Ritz-Carlton’s Overlook where they’re hosting a Brazilian party all night long. Prepare for a carnival of colours and flavours while indulging in a complimentary buffet selection and unlimited selected beverages. The party starts from 8pm. Tickets are BD20 net (members) and BD25 net (non-members). Call 1758 6612.
HedKandi at Meisei Thu 4 UK super brand HedKandi is in Bahrain to bid adieu to Meisei’s rooftop parties this summer. DJs and live musicians are on hand to energise you for the hotter months. It starts from 9pm and tickets are BD15 for men or free for ladies. Diners at the restaurant can also attend the party free of charge. Call 1700 7770.
What do you get when you cross Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids; The Heat) and 007? Paul Feig’s ‘Spy’, that’s what (he’s the man responsible for hilarious films such as The Heat and Bridesmaids). Susan Cooper (McCarthy) is a near-invisible CIA analyst bound to her desk who, when a top agent goes missing, volunteers to go undercover and infiltrate the world of deadly arms dealers. What ensues is a thrilling, laugh-a-minute action-comedy with an intriguing cast including Jason Statham, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart and even 50 Cent (who plays himself). It’s out in Bahrain cinemas this weekend.
Ladies night at Cellar 59 Thu 4 Gals can enjoy three complimentary mixed beverages at Spanish lounge Cellar 59 in Art Rotana from 5pm until 2am. This is a new deal available every Thursday. Call 1600 0111.
Amateur kite surfing competition kicks off Thu 4 to Sat 6
For the second year in a row, kitesurfers from across the region are heading out to Amwaj Islands for the Middle East’s only amateur kitesurfing competition – Red Bull’s Kite TheWaj. Sixteen teams of two riders each are competing to reach the top-two grand finale as Ruben Lenten, the international Red Bull athlete and renowned freestyle kitesurfer, oversees and judges the event. They’ll have to impress him over four rounds with their air time, grabs, rotations and their best tricks in the free-ride round. It starts from 8am on Kite Beach each day. Visit www.redbullkitethewaj.com.
Middle East Grand Circuit of photography Thu 4 to Wed 10 The first of its kind in the Arab World, the Middle East Grand Circuit of photography has been rlled out in three stages across three countries – Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. This competition covered five themes including children, travel and nature. This exhibition in Bahrain at The Art Centre features 94 images and it opens on Thursday at 7.30pm. From June 5 to 10 it’s open for viewing at 9am until 8pm. Visit www.culture.gov.bh.
JJ’s 16th anniversary Fri 5
Celebrate JJ’s birthday with Irish icon Paddyman, who’s performing live on the big night. Resident DJ Tripz is warming up the crowds (and after-brunch lot) from 6pm until Paddyman takes centre stage from 8pm, singing and dancing well into the wee hours. While enjoying the ambience, you can also indulge in all the food and beverages you like – because, well, it’s an Irish pub after all and they’re in celebration mode!The party starts from 6pm. Tickets are BD5 on the door. Call 3932 9083.
Elements’ last pool party Fri 5 Elements Pool and Lounge are gearing up to celebrate the last pool part of the season with a DJ playing from 1pm to 4pm.Food and refreshments are also available. The party runs from 1pm to 4pm. There’s a minimum spend of BD15. Call 1722 7777.
Salsation by Salsabor Fri 5 Don’t forget to check out the penultimate Friday salsa session at Coral Bay before this season ends. Enjoy a Latin dance class from 7.30pm to 9pm, followed by plenty of dancing late into the night. It coincides with ladies night where the gals get complimentary grape from midnight to 2am. It’s all free! Call 3963 3800.
Skyline beats Fri 5
Head to Skybar’s rooftop at Hotel Diva in Juffair from 9pm to enjoy their season closing party. It’ll be a long, hard night of dance music with special guest from Dubai DJ Ed Wolf, alongside resident DJ Mysterioo and Geo Safix live on djembe. It’s BD10 entry for gents and free for ladies (couples and mixed groups only). Call 3624 6462.
Saxy sunset Fri 5 Ladies make your way to Zoe Lounge where there’s a special night just for you. Enjoy free flowing bubbly, grape and canapes as you bounce to the tunes of resident DJ Youss and saxophonist FrankyFlowerz. The first 50 ladies to arrive will also get a lovely gift – so make sure you get there sharpish. Doors open at 10pm. Call 1771 6400.
After brunch with DJ Swing Fri 5 Rock with DJ Swing at Brazil Lounge this Friday, as he spins some signature hip hop and RnB tunes. Happy hour is from 3pm to 9pm with 20 percent off on all beverages. And if it happens to be your birthday, you’ll get some complimentary sparkling. Call 3347 4785.
Bahrain Sharks hit the ice Fri 5 and Sat 6 Join in the fun at the three-on-three Bahrain DHL Ice Hockey Cup where nines teams are participating from all GCC countries, and for the first a team from Germany’s top hockey league. They’ll all be battling it out to win the Sharks trophy. It’s the biggest tournament of its kind to take place in Bahrain so far! Catch the action at Funland Centre between 8am and 5pm on each day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiddy story time Sat 6 Take the little ones to a free story reading session at Pingu’s English where a VIP guest reader is present and plenty of fun activities are planned. Call in at the Seef Mall store to pick up your free invitation. Call 1700 2977.
Cooking demo for Ramadan Sat 6
Learn some exciting yet traditional Ramadan recipes from NariseQamber, owner of Saffron by Jena and Jena Bakery, at this cooking demonstration in Words BookStore Café, Budaiya. It costs BD5 to get involved and all funds will be donated to the Palm Association to provide food packages for needy families during the Holy Month. Call 1769 0790.
Champions League final Sat 6 Catch all the Champions League action on the pitch as the final battle between FC Barcelona and Juventus is shown on a screen near you. Numerous sports bars and restaurants will be showing the match, including Nicole’s Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge from 9.45pm. They’re also offering a special deal whereby you can order a pizza and two hops for BD8.5. Plus, get the chance to win a T-shirt from the winners team if you guess the right score. Cal 1728 0700.