June 12-July 13 Unless you plan on digging yourself a hole in the desert and hibernating for close to five weeks, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to avoid the football World Cup this summer – even here in Bahrain. Frankly we can’t wait for all the action in Brazil to kick off, so expect to see us out and about glued to the screens throughout the tournament. Predictions? Check next month’s issue for a World Cup special.
June 22-23 We’ve always been slightly peeved regional comedy specialists The Laughter Factory don’t bring the giggles to the Kingdom, instead focusing their energies on our neighbours in the UAE and Qatar. Still, as the brand celebrates 18 years in the GCC with a special double header of Dubai gigs from top UK comedian Jason Manford, it’s hard to hold too much malice.Check www.timeouttickets.com for more.
June 27 By this time of the year it’s getting pretty toasty out of doors, which means just one thing – cinema! Escape into the AC and embrace the world of what they call summer blockbusters. There’s loads on the horizon – check page 22 for our full upcoming cinema round-up – but among the biggest is clearly Michael Bay’s fourth Transformers movie, Age of Extinction. It looks more silly than the last three put together, so hopefully thrice as fun, too.