Bahrain City Centre turns five, and Arab Idol is in town
Time Out Bahrain staff
Happy birthday Bahrain City Centre The island’s biggest shopping centre celebrates its fifth anniversary this month and to mark the occasion there’ll be a cake cutting today with special cup cakes for mall visitors. Today also sees the start of a month-long anniversary prize promotion in which anyone who spends more than BD30 at one of the mall’s outlets will be in with a chance to win one of 185 prizes. There are daily and weekly prizes and at the end of the month five lucky shoppers will walk, or rather drive, away with brand new cars! Sun, September 1, Bahrain City Centre mall
Kids activities galore There are still loads of kids’ activities happening as part of the Ministry of Culture’s Summer Festival. From shadow puppet workshops to children’s song and dance and candle-making, there’s something for kids of all ages every day this week. Check out www.timeoutbahrain.com for all the details which featured in our August issue. Until September 7, Bahrain International Exhibition Centre.
Arab Idol comes to Bahrain Palestinian songster and Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf makes his island debut tonight with a concert that will delight the legions of Bahraini and expat fans who voted for him in the TV competition. Singing in Arabic, he’s been likened to Egyptian legend Abdulhalim Hafez so now’s the chance to see if he lives up to that likeness. Sun, September 1, Bahrain International Exhibition Centre, Tickets are from BD5 from tickets.virginmegastore.me.
Cook like a Ritz chef Every Monday there’s the chance to dig out your chef’s hat and learn cooking from some of the best chefs on the island. Sessions start with an introduction to the recipe and ingredients followed by interactive cooking and demonstrations. And each week’s session wraps up with a grape tasting and thoughts on how to match grape with your culinary creations. Mondays 4.30-6.30pm, La Med at the Ritz-Carlton, Call (17 580 000)
Mosaic for kids Get your kids ready to go back to school with a fun and colourful paper mosaic workshop with expert Faiza Saeed. They’ll learn the basic techniques and methods to make a beautiful picture using shredded pieces of paper while they qualify to become a junior mosaic artist! No sharp tools - No sharp tiles – 100 per cent child safe. The session’s suitable for kids aged five and upwards and costs BD10. Sat, September 7, 10am-noon, Organic Foods & Café, Seef Mall, Call (16 536 094)