Friday May 9 A fun family day out The Bahrain Rugby Club hosts its second annual Swim Gala, with all proceeds going towards The Palm Association. Expect stalls, poolside fun, live DJ and a friendly family vibe. Get in touch for registration and sponsorship forms – and make sure you’re there in time for the adults’ novelty race at noon. Laughs guaranteed. BD5 for adults, BD1 for children six and under, BD15 for families. From 9am. Bahrain Rugby Football Club, Janabiyah (17 695 809).
Friday May 9-10 Watch young golfers tee off Keen young golfers of all abilities are invited to sign up for the 2014 Bahrain Junior Open. The competition is split into three age groups, under-21, under-16 and under-12, with the older sections playing 36 holes over two days on the Montgomerie championship course, and the under- 12s taking on 18 holes across on the Wee Monty par-three course. Entry fees BD15 for members, BD25 for non-members. Tee time 7am daily. Royal Golf Course, Riffa (17 750 777).
Friday May 10 Showcase your talents (or enjoy others) Do you sing in the shower? Crack jokes to colleagues? Doodle in the back of taxis? Or dream of Hollywood stardom? Whatever your chosen talent might be – from singing, painting, dancing, writing, training animals, acting, stand-up comedy, to magic tricks – show your skills to a live audience at the monthly 338’s Got Talent night. Call in advance for an audition. 8pm. Block 338 Garden Restaurant, Adliya (33 304 030).
May 14-16 Laugh at stand-up What happens when a Kiwi and two Brit comedians host a three-night run of stand-up on the island? If previous Chuckle Club bills are anything to go by, we laugh – a lot. This month’s bill features Damian Clarke, Jojo Sutherland and Matt Forde. BD15. 7.30pm start at the following locations: The Capital Club (May 14), The British Club (May 15), Regency Hotel (May 16); for information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (36 663 509).