BBQ at Tony the Dogfather’s tomorrow (Friday January 24) fundraising, meet some animals noon-4pm. There’ll be bric-a-brac, entertainment from Seasick Steve and of course lots of yummy grub – veggies too. It’s donation based so be prepared to put your hands in your pockets and please confirm attendance at The Dogfather’s Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre Facebook page for catering.
Tomorrow (Friday January 24) is a big rugby day at Bahrain RFC as firstly, club stalwart Mike Burton celebrates his 70th birthday with an exhibition match from 2pm. Following that, the first XV will be out to make amends for last week’s disappointing loss when they take on old rivals Doha in the third round Gulf Top Six clash at 4pm.
The annual autumn fair is running at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre until Wednesday (January 29) so loads of bargains there but beware, parking can be somewhat chaotic.
40th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition at Bahrain National Museum – lots of stuff from both established and up and coming artists, great to see. The museum is open daily from 8am-8pm.
There’s also a very cool exhibition running at Albareh Gallery, 50 Years of Printing which is an etching retrospective from Mohammed Omar Khalil, Sudan’s most prolific artist – you can find details in this month’s issue under its former name Metaphor of Blackness.
There’s a new weekend market running at the BIC – Check out the Al Basta Market which opened at the BIC last week and will run every Friday and Saturday until the end of March from 3-8 on Fridays and from 10am-8pm on Saturdays. There are 50 stalls and around 400 traders taking part on a rotation basis offering all sorts of items from trinkets and jewellery to clothing and household items. There’s also a children's section, prayer room and an open air theatre.
Omar Al Rashid exhibition The Knight is at Al Riwaq until January 30, this features gorgeous creations celebrating the Arabic love affair with horses. For more see the Al Riwaq page on Facebook.
The Ministry of Culture’s exhibition In Dialogue is at the Art Centre, which is down on the Corniche near the museum and the cultural hall. It’s running till Feb 15 and investigates the influence of social change on the work of Rashid Al Khalifa, Abdulrahim Sharif, Modhir Ahmed and Walid Siti. For more info see www.moc.gov.bh.
The farmers’ market is on again on Saturday morning from 8am-noon at Budaiya Garden, towards the end of the Budaiya Highway past the Janabiya roundabout.