Make this weekend one to remember with these summer happenings
Chuckle Club Wed 10-Fri 12 Australian comic Damian Clark, British stand-up Ed Gamble and rising Egyptian-American star Eman Morgan are the three comedic talents hopping over to Bahrain this month for the Chuckle Club tour. They’re hitting the Bahrain Rugby Club, British Club and InterContinental Regency from 8.30pm each evening. Tickets cost BD15 and you can buy these online. Visit www.amiando.com/chuckleclubjune2015 or call 3666 3509.
DJ Crow in Meisei Thu 11
Lebanese singer, songwriter and producer DJ Crow is in town for a pre-Ramadan fusion evening at Meisei. The Kuwait-born DJ is an emerging voice in the international music scene, having opened sets for big names such as 50 Cent, Ciara, Craig David and LMFAO. Hear his Arabic and international fusion mixes with a spot of fusion food from 9.30pm. Call 1700 7770.
Turn it to the B-Side Thu 11 Popular local band The B-Side is performing live at Palace Boutique’s Polo Gastropub from 8pm. Get in the spirit of summer with some traditional Irish tunes, and a bit of rock and pop. It’s free entry for all. Call 1772 5000.
Ibrida is hosting a summer closing party with Swiss DJ Antoine this Thursday night. The sought-after European DJ is set to perform hits such as ‘Bella Vita’, ‘Ma Cherie’ and ‘Welcome to St Tropez’. Tickets are BD10 in advance or BD15 at the door. Call 1711 1999.
Waveform presents Robbie Van Doe Thu 11 To finish off this season of Brazil Lounge soirees, Waveform presents trance DJ Robbie Van Doe in his Bahrain debut, alongside support acts Gareth Weston and Andy Collins. The night starts from 8pm. Search ‘Waveform Presents – Robbie Van Doe’ on Facebook.
The World through Aceslens Thu 11 Ella Art Gallery is launching a three-day solo exhibition called ‘The World though Aceslens’ by Bahraini photographer Abdulla Alhamdan, showcasing 30 pieces ranging from portraits to landscapes. It the exhibit opens at 4pm on Thursday. Visit www.ellagallery.com.
Afro-Caribbean brunch Fri 12 Take your family and friends to this one-off Afro-Caribbean buffet brunch at Upstairs Downstairs restaurant in Adliya from noon to 4pm. The brunch buffet features an African/Caribbean mix, while the entertainment is provided by DJ Swing and Mr Paul Adams. Also hang around from 4pm to 6pm for the after brunch party. Tickets are BD20 in advance or BD23 on the door. Call 1771 3093.
Russian Day Fri 12
To celebrate the annual ‘Russia Day’, Nicole’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Lounge is bringing back its Russia Night from 9pm to 2am. Get a complimentary Russian beverage, while ladies enjoy three select beverages on the house. There will also be a selection of canapes to munch on. Call 1728 0700.
Asado – Argentinian BBQ Until Fri 12 Chef Rohit from Fusions in the Gulf Hotel has created a special menu with beef, lamb and sausages, as well as no-meat options like white salmon, Chilean sea bass and vegetarian dishes. Call 1771 3000.
Tron at Mai Tai Sat 13
Mai Tai Lounge, at The Ritz-Carlton, is closing for the summer and to say goodbye they’re putting on a very unique soiree based on the 1982 sci-fi blockbuster Tron. With visuals like the world had never seen before, Tron put special FX teams on the map. Inspired by this, a group of talented dancers, who you’ll have the joy of seeing at this summer closing party, deliver a spectacular display connecting lights, music and movement to hypnotise onlookers. Meanwhile, British DJ Erin Campbell is on the decks mixing a selection of lively house music through the night. The party starts from 9pm. Tickets are BD45 for entrance and unlimited beverages. Call 1758 6555.
Reggae beach party Sat 13 It’s time for another reggae beach jam at the Novotel Al Dana Resort, featuring East Africa’s award-winning DJ Kalonje playing reggae, dancehall, ragga and socca. Enjoy the tunes all day from 3pm to 2am. Entrance is BD5 inclusive of a complimentary beverage and food will be available at the barbecue. Call 1729 8008.
The Three Fish Workshop Sat 13 As part of the Bahrain National Museum’s ongoing exhibit ‘Kalila and Dimna’, this Saturday families have the opportunity to explore this ancient fable in a creative workshop for kids using recycling material to create their favourite fish from the Three Fish story. The workshop starts from 5pm. Cal 3999 8781.
First edition art forum Sat 13 to Sat 20 Head out to sculptor Ali Al Mahmeed’sHend Gallery in Muharraq where their first ever art forum is taking place. This weekend the gallery is open to the public from 7pm on Saturday, as they’re hosting around 20 artists who are producing live paintings for the gallery opening. Call 3966 7751.