May 20-22 Women’s Expo 2014 Billed as ‘Bahrain’s biggest and most important show for women’, it’s safe to say that this is one event most members of the fairer gender should take note of now. Over three days the Women’s Expo 2014 will showcase everything from beauty, fashion and lifestyle to health, wellness, skincare, childcare, home decor and education. The 2014 event also features a Pavilion for Women Entrepreneurs, where local businesswomen can introduce projects and share success stories. The Ritz-Carlton, Manama, www.womens-expo2014.com
Every Saturday Eat Irish in the morning Aiming to give a hearty kick-start to anyone feeling a tad weary on weekend mornings, JJ’s is now hosting a special Irish-themed recovery breakfast menu every Saturday before noon. Necessary for some, scrummy for everyone else. Items a la carte. Saturdays 9am-noon. JJ’s Irish Restaurant, Manama (39 329 083).
Thursday May 22 Get hypnotic on the Bedrock Nightspot Bedrock hosts a Hypnotika Night Vision party, which promises a mix bag of tunes with DJs Jett Suarez and Neil dropping everything from modern EDM smashes to techno, urban grooves and pop cheese. Free for ladies, free for men before 11pm, BD5 (with one drink) for men after. Bedrock, Road 2421, Manama (17 826 001).
Thursday May 22 Celebrate the end of the sporting season Is it that time of year again? Celebrate the end of another successful winter with the official Bahrain RFC End of Season Ball. It’s guaranteed to be a grand bash, but was filling up at the time of press – get in touch quick for hope of tickets. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Diplomatic Area, Manama. Email Administration2@bahrainrfc.com
May 30-31 Shop your socks off Looking to pick up something special? Head down to the Corniche for the two-day Kingdom Shopping Festival, which promises bargains galore on fashion, jewellery and household items, and a family-orientated theme. Marina Corniche, Al Fateh (17 713 716).