Keep yourself busy this weekend with these fun goings-on
Ilham Al-Madfai concert Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14
The ‘Baghdad Beatle’ aka Ilham Al-Madfai is performing at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre as part of the Bahrain Summer Festival. This international-acclaimed, award-winning musician is noted for his eclectic signature blend of Western rhythms and Eastern folk songs and he’s treating us to two live performances free of charge from 8pm. Visit www.bahrainsummer.bh
A taste of France Thursday 14
Enjoy a refreshing themed buffet at Saraya in from 12.30pm to 3.30pm featuring a range of French delicacies to kick off the weekend nice and early. It’s BD18 net per person inclusive of soft drinks or BD22 net per person inclusive of selected house beverages. Oui oui. Call 1763 6363.
Indian food festival Thursday 14 and Friday 15 Nattinpuram in Baisan International Hotel is making Indian Independence Day (August 15) with a two-day food festival starting this Thursday that showcases specialty dishes from various parts of India. Call 1729 0600.
DJ Karine Larre live Thursday 14 International female DJ Karine Larre is performing live at Ibrida in Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, spinning the best of commercial tunes, for one night only. The resident of Café de La Musique and Green Valley (voted as the best nightclub in the world by DJ Mag) is making her debut appearance in Bahrain from 7pm to 3am. To get you in the mood, you can check out her music here: www.youtube.com/user/carinelarre Call 1711 1999.
Independence Day Friday 15
To celebrate India’s 67th Independence Day, Baharat in Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre is hosting a unique brunch experience. Sample street snacks such as chaat, dosa, tikka and much more while enjoying the entertainment and atmosphere. Kid’s have their own dedicated buffet and activities too. The afternoon runs from 12.30pm to 4pm with packages starting from BD20++ with soft drinks. Kids six to 12 can go for half price while under-sixes go for free. Call 1717 4401
Laughter and Love Affair Friday 15 This event being held at the Gulf Hotel is being hosted by ‘Celebrity the Comedian’ and features urban soul singer-songwriter Darrius Willrich. Head over for a reception at 6pm and then enjoy an international dinner buffet from 7pm alongside some gentle comedy until the concert kicks off at 9pm. Tickets are BD40, available from the Gulf Hotel front desk, and doors open at 5pm. Visit www.quietstormentertainment.com
The magic of a wok Sat 16 Get involved in a cooking lesson with Chef Minh Duong from the award-winning Wok Restaurant at Sofitel Bahrain as he takes you on a culinary journey through Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia from 10am to noon. He’ll teach you the secrets of making delicious South East Asian cuisine for BD18 net per person inclusive of lunch and soft drinks. Call 1763 6363
Street dance sensation Sat 16 and Sun 17
Blaze The Show, a wildly popular UK street dance act, is performing this weekend as part of the Bahrain Summer Festival at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre. The performance merges nightclub scenes with West End production values and has been directed and choreographed by some of the world’s best modern-day talents. Visit www.bahrainsummer.bh