Italian night Tuesdays, Marriott Executive Apartments: Dine on good grub just like mama used to make at Italian Night every Tuesday from 6.30pm at the Skyw@lk Café, Juffair. It’s all you can eat from the Italian buffet, including freshly made pasta and pizza at the live cooking stations. Soft drinks and internet access are included all for BD8++ per person. Just like mama used to make: Italian treats! Call 17363999.
Boot sale bargains Fri 27, Bahrain Rugby Football Club: Bag bargains galore at a car boot/table top sale to raise cash for Tony the Dogfather’s animal shelter friom 10am to 1pm. BD5 per car. Call 39028016 or 33363352.
24-hour coffee people After a night on the tiles, knowing where to find munchies in the early hours will make you mega popular so take your pals and check out La Brasserie by the pool at the Elite Muharraq. There’s a relaxed vibe with buffet and a la carte options and a good drinks selection to help keep the party going.
Skate away Western ex-pats missing the wintry weather at home can get an icy blast trying ice skating at Funland on the Corniche. Open from 9am to midnight daily, the cost per session is just BD3 – but be warned, wear your woolies, it really is cold in there. And if you fancy getting a bit more serious about it, there’s also ice hockey for adults and kids with weekly practice sessions (call Saleh on 36466449 for information). Call 17292313.
Channel your inner blonde If you’re among those, and we certainly are, who still can’t get enough of the ultimate blonde bombshell, then you’ll love My Week With Marilyn. The film’s due for release in Bahrain this month and we can’t wait to get reacquainted with one of cinema’s most enduring icons through the eyes of Brit Colin Clark, who spent time with Marilyn when she filmed the The Prince and The Showgirl in the UK in 1957.