The social scene’s really picking up and we’ve got all the details
Time Out Bahrain staff
1 Pink Moon Slumber Party Yayy, it’s back! Those clever people at Al Dar have come up with a brilliant way to beat the sea curfew that’s meant no Full Moon parties since last year. Instead Lunar Events is introducing the Pink Moon Slumber Party which basically means you need to arrive on the island between noon and 4pm, which is when the last boat goes out from the mainland, and then you don’t leave again (except medical emergencies) until 4am the next morning when the curfew lifts – course you can stay all the next day too if you’re in full-on party mode.
Chalets, huts and beds are available to hire and camping’s allowed plus you can bring your own food and beverage and barbeque areas can be hired too.
So far, what’s planned is a movie and barbeque on Friday evening followed by live shows and entertainment (artists to be announced) from 9pm Friday to 9am Saturday. There’ll also be a jam session with participating musicians getting cut-price entry.
The island’s capacity is only 150 so this will be a pretty select event with tickets limited to mixed groups and couples and strictly advance booking. Pink Moon Slumber Party, Al Dar Island, April 6/7 dusk till dawn. Tickets BD20. Call (17 704 600/39 991 377).
2 JJ’s goes live Bahrain’s favourite Irish bar is ditching the DJ, well alright not totally, but for three nights a week there’ll now be live music at JJ’s courtesy of UK band The Noise, who appeared at the venue before in their former incarnation as Hard Talk.
Billed as one of the UK’s favourite cover bands they promise a mix of sounds from rock to pop and indie, which will go down well with the JJ’s crowd. There are also plans to introduce a house night onThursdays in BJ’s but as yet this hasn’t been confirmed. JJ’s Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays. Call (39 329 083).
3 We’re talking talent Bahrain’s full of talented people, from poets to magicians, with a limited number of venues willing to take a chance on untried acts.
So Block 338 in Adliya has decided to give them a stage with a monthly talent night.
Recent performances have included musicians from Battle of the Bands winners Atom and lots of other talented artists.
DJ Kaz, who’s organising, says: “If people want to perform, they just need to get in touch and come and show us what they can do. We could see there was a lack of space so we want to bring on new talent – magicians, dancers, poets, you name them, we want to hear from them.” Talent night, Block 338, April 6, 9pm-12.30am Call (33 304 030).