Thursday May 1 Dine out for a good cause We’re good friends with Tony the Dogfather’s Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre – and big fans of the tireless work they do for the island’s less fortunate animals. Now’s your chance to give something back with the 4 Corners fundraising buffet dinner, which also features a silent auction and tunes from DJ/MC Paul Fraser. BD15. 7.30pm-late. The Dilmun Club, Saar (17 690 926).
Thursday May 1 Dance like mad (to Madness) Remember Madness? That bunch of sharp-dressed ska revivalists who conquered the UK charts at the turn of the ’80s with huge hits like ‘House of Fun’? Well now you can dance like it’s 1982 with a seven-piece tribute band to the lovable Londoners landing on the island. Price includes dinner from a variety of live cooking stations throughout the club. BD23 for members; BD25 for guests. The British Club, Um Al Hassam (17 728 245).
Friday May 2 A street culture showcase After a week of hip-hop related workshops, performances and more, Bahrain’s first Urban Culture Week wraps up with the third annual Red Bull BC One Bahrain Cypher. Expect a breakdancing showdown and more showcasing talents from across the region. Free. 3pm-10pm. Alumni Club, Adliya, www.redbull.com/urbancultureweek
Friday May 2 Have your cake and eat it (for free) Hip Japanese restaurant Maki this month celebrates its fourth birthday. And you can celebrate too – as every group of four or more dining on May 2 (who have reserved a day in advance) will be served complimentary cake. Yum. Open noon-midnight. Bahrain World Trade Center, West Tower, King Faisal Highway, Manama (17 522 733).
Friday May 2 Candee Beach returns Having billed itself as ‘Bahrain’s original beach party’, hardened island party folk should be no strangers to Candee Beach’s epic Ibiza-esque shindigs. Opening its fourth summer season in a new home, fresh features include a floating lounge and more ‘surprises’. On the decks is Club Space Sharm resident Gareth Stirling, who has shared turntables with the likes of Judge Jules and Ferry Corsten over a storied career. Expect a fun party vibe in the sun. BD10. 4pm-late. Coral Bay, Manama (66 337 471).