8 things to do this weekend

Bahrain Summer Festival kicks off, as does a bootcamp, summer jam and brand new brunch concept

Bahrain Summer Festival launch at Nakhool Garden
Thu 30 to August 31

Our favourite summer mascots – Nakhool and Nakhoola – return to their garden, this time near Sitra Mall, to accompany kids on a month-long journey of fun-filled discovery. The tent provides a family-friendly atmosphere through a wide range of activities, creative workshops and competitions held over the duration of the festival. It’ll be open all month from 4pm to 10pm to anyone aged two and above.
Visit www.bahrainsummer.bh.

A Tribute to Umm Kulthum
Thu 30
To kick off the month-long Bahrain Summer Festival, this tribute to Egyptian singing legend Umm Kulthum is taking place at the Bahrain National Theatre from 8pm. Travel back in time to the days of classic Arabic music with the renowned Cairo Opera House orchestra and a group of notable female vocalists as they pay homage to one of the most celebrated figures in the history of the Arab World. On the 40th anniversary of her passing, these masterpieces promise to move. The concert is open to anyone aged eight and above. Grab tickets online or at Virgin Megastore.
Visit www.bahrainsummer.bh.

Running workshop
Thu 30

A running technique workshop, designed for runners who want to improve their efficiency and performance, is being held at the Bahrain National Stadium from 6pm to 8.30pm, and run by triathlon national coach Vicent Beltran. It’s BD10 to register.
Call 3430 4869.

Fit4Life weekend bootcamp
Thu 30-Sat 1
Enjoy 10 hours of varied exercise with two certified fitness experts over three days at Al Bander Hotel and Resort. It include three healthy dinners, snacks and beverages. The bootcamp will be held indoors. To join in, register today with the below contact details or visit www.fit-4.life.
Call 3965 2007 or email info@fit-4.life.

Le Meridien sparkling brunch – brand new
Fri 31
Try this newly revamped sparkling brunch at Baharat in Le Meridienfrom 12.30pm to 4pm for BD16++ with soft drinks or BD24++ with selected house beverages. There’s live music from the British-South African duo Deux Sons. Currently, you can enjoy a free ride with Uber to the brunch as well. You’ll also get a free after-brunch beverage at Bizarre Lounge in the same hotel.
Call 1717 1441.

Palm Beach summer jam
Fri 31

Night Pro BH and Amwaj Marina presents this special Palm Beach Summer Jam. Head to the Amwaj Marina to enjoy this beach party which features a line-up of four talented DJs: VJMP3, the UK’s Miss Velocity, Samati and DJ Black. In particular, Miss Velocity’s jams cover house, top 40, R&B, mainstream, old school garage, dubstep, chill-out and more. Tickets are BD10 per person and doors open at 3pm. VIP tables are also available, starting from BD120 with a bottle. Strictly beach wear!
Call 3347 4785 / 3927 6249.

LalaLuna performance
Sat 1-Mon 3
This theatrical performance, which comes as part of the Bahrain Summer Festival, hails from Australia and the US and is a surreal and whimsical tale of the moon’s caretaker as he struggles to re-light the moon which just went out. Created by playwright-actor Wolfe Bowart, this family-friendly journey combines circus, theatre and film with poetry and comedy. It’ll take place at the Cultural Hall near Bahrain National Museum and performance timings on each day is 4.30pm and 7.30pm. It’s open to anyone aged six and above. Tickets are available to buy online at the below website or at Virgin Megastore.
Visit www.bahrainsummer.bh.

Tori menu
Sat 1-Mon 31

Explore a brand new promotional menu at Bushido this month that champions the versatility and popularity of poultry. Dishes include the teppanyaki style chicken with asparagus in a homemade kimchi sauce, Japanese duck curry, and robata quail in tonkatsu orange-honey sauce. Prices depend on what you choose.
Call 1758 3555.

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