Jazz and art at La Fontaine Tonight sees the opening of a new exhibition by British artist Adam Ball with a dinner concert by Franco-American duo Oui Deux Jazz who take their influences from classic jazz, bossa nova, bebop and swing with a few contemporary original compositions thrown in. Tickets are BD30 including a glass of grape. Thu, October 24, La Fontaine. Call (17 230 123).
Live cricket Awali Taverners descend on the rugby club today for the first of a series of games against touring Darjeeling CC from Dubai. If you’re missing the sounds of ball on willow, here’s the chance to get your fix. Fri, October 25, Bahrain Rugby Football Club.
Mussel mania If you’re a mussel fan, this is the one for you. For one week only the Mövenpick plays host to chef Paul Vanlancker, the Belgian master of Leon de Bruxelles, which has more than 70 mussel restaurants across Europe. He’s the fifth generation in this family business, which was founded in 1893, and will be showcasing his creations every evening with the best quality mussels brought in from Holland. Chat to the chef and try the cuisine that has taken him from Brussels to Montreal, Boston, New York and beyond. Price BD15.500++. October 25-November 2, poolside terrace Mövenpick Hotel. Call (17 460 000).
Fight Night Cage Warriors Fighting Championship returns to the island for Fight Night 9 with some of the sport’s big names, including Bruno Carvalho and Gael Grimaud taking to the ring, or rather cage. Fight card and ticket details are still to be confirmed. See www.cagewarriors.com for more information. Fri, October 25, Khalifa Sports City, Isa Town.