Thursday June 12 Get inspired by a business mastermind Best known as the mind behind 1982 game-changing best-seller In Search of Excellence, US author, consultant and all round oracle of inspiration Tom Peters is giving a one-off talk to forward-thinking islanders, entitled ‘The Search for Personal and Business Excellence’. BD380. Gulf Convention Centre, Gulf Hotel, email@example.com (17 552 878).
June 12 Celebrate Philippine Independence Day June 12 marks 116 years of the Philippines’ independence from Spanish rule. Club Buffalo is hosting a special ‘Freedom Fusion’ night to mark the date, with DJ Jett Suarez and DJ Neil dropping hip-hop, R&B, house and more, as well as prizes, giveaways – and an ‘all you can drink’ deal for BD15. Free entry. Club Buffalo, Ramee California Hotel, Juffair (33 731 000).
June 12-July 13 The world cup kicks off A total of 31 days of football madness begins when the whistle is blown at Brazil’s Arena de Sao Paulo, on Thursday June 12 at 11pm local time. To celebrate Overlook is holding an opening match party with music, prizes and a Brazilian-inspired buffet to accompany all the action. 8pm-1am. BD15 for Ritz-Carlton Sports Club members, BD20 for non members.
Various dates Get all bookish Calling all would-be authors – there’s a busy month ahead at The Bahrain Writers’ Circle. Stop by the group’s monthly meeting on Monday June 9, The Second Circle poetry meeting on Tuesday June 10, or the Creative Writer’s Workshop on Monday June 16. All events take place at 7.30pm at Coral Bay. Open to new members. Annual membership fee of BD10. www.bahrainwriterscircle.com