The Nutcracker Thu 18 and Fri 19 The Perm Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker. The play is headlined by ballet duo Anastasia Matvienko (Marie) and Denis Matvienko (the nutcracker) and features the famous score by composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky who composed it specifically for this play when it debuted in 1892. It’s taking place at the Bahrain National Theatre from 8pm. Tickets can be bought at Virgin Megastore in City Centre. Call 1717 2300.
PussyCat Dolls Thu 18 Well, not quite but Europe’s official tribute band are certainly performing at The Warbler tonight. The Kittycat Dolls will perform monster hits like ‘Don’t Cha’ and ‘Jai Ho’ as you enjoy the evening from 10pm. Gents can get an all-you-can-drink deal for BD17 and ladies for BD15. There’s also a buffet dinner on for BD8.9. Call 3909 8607.
art.haus Chicago edition Thu 18 Head down to Brazil Lounge for another edition of the art.haus series which will see DJs Sami Dee and Chitronix play the best of house, techno and disco from 10pm onwards. It’s free entry so all you have to take are your dancing shoes. Call 1782 6686.
Salsa nights Thu 18 The K Hotel salsa parties are back in Kenza restaurant with no cover charges and live music by DJ Ali. It’s on from 8pm onwards. Call 3975 5503.
Biru Garden Sat 20 (6, 13 and 27)
Stylish Japanese restaurant Imari at the Domain Bahrain is offering a night of free-flowing hops and grape alongside plenty of Chef Riichiro San’s favourite Izakaya style dishes for BD23++ or BD17++ (soft drinks) from 5pm to 9pm. Call 1600 0000.
Try out your wok Sat 20
Chef Minh Duong of the award-winning Wok restaurant will teach the secret techniques to creating delicious South East Asian dishes in this class from 10am to noon. It’s BD18 net per person inclusive of lunch and soft drinks. Call 1763 6363
#fashionforcharity Until October 12
Amateur photographer Kanwal Hameed takes a playful approach to serious questions regarding identity and the privileged generation of Gulf Society in her new exhibition #fashionforcharity at Al Riwaq Art Space. She’s used iconic images from popular movements in modern history from around the world and recreated those in a playful manner. The exhibition launched this week and will run until October 12. Call 1771 7441.
India through the lens Until November 1 A new photography exhibition has recently launched at the Bahrain National Museum showcasing the works for four artists who portray the contrasting faces of India. Photographers Jyotti Bhatt, TS Saytan, Maimouna Guerresi and Karen Knorr depict life in India from street scenes to historic events, from the common back to prominent figures. It launched this week but you can take a stroll through any time until November 1 from 8am to 8pm. Call 1729 8718.