Bahrain National Day, battle of the bands and an Amwaj market
Time Out Bahrain staff
Bahrain National Day There’ll be another lovely long weekend when Bahrain celebrates National Day on December 16 and 17 with the following Sunday and Monday (18 & 19) likely to be given as public holidays. Events had not been finalised as we went to press but expect rallies, fireworks and lots of celebrations. Fri 16, Everywhere
Battle of the bands Middle East bands have been battling it out for the chance to perform at what is sure to be one of the hardest rocking events on the island all month. As well as the BD1,000 grand prize the winners will get to chance to perform with international metal group, Skid Row. Expect this to be loud. Tickets start at BD8. Fri 9, Amwaj Beach Arena. Call 17 636 394
Amwaj Market The popular winter Amwaj markets are back. The December event promises to be the ideal place to pick up an unusual Christmas gift, home items and fresh herbs straight from the growers. And when you’ve finished browsing, grab a burger, cooked on-site or take a a short walk round to Amwaj Lagoon try out one of the new restaurants. Sat 10, Amwaj Market
2nd Chance Animal Shelter Fundraiser The Cat Society of Bahrain and Pet Animals is holding a festive fundraiser in aid of Tony the Dogfather’s 2nd Chance Animal Shelter. There will be a brunch, live music and DJ not to mention a warm glow that comes with having done something good. Tickets cost BD15, Fri 9, Bapco Club Terrace, Awali. Call 39 958 487 Catch a flick We’re looking forward to Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible 4 and the new Muppets movie. Thu 15, Bahrain cinemas.