11 things to do this weekend

As the month kicks off so do Oktoberfest festivities and breast cancer awareness activities

Oktoberfest commences
Thu 1

Catch live German tunes by the LasterbacherMusikanten Band at The Gulf Hotel Bahrain’s Gulf Convention Centre, while sampling a buffet of German specialties, to celebrate Munich’s Oktoberfest. It costs BD24.5++, inclusive of the show and food. Doors open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8.30pm.
Call 1774 6412.

Think Pink opening party
Thu 1

The annual, month-long awareness campaign for breast cancer officially kicks off in Bahrain with a Pink Party at The Ritz-Carlton’s Overlook where pink beverages and a buffet are on offer while you enjoy the DJ’s tunes. There’s also chance to takeaway homemade creations and help raise funds for Think Pink Bahrain. It’s BD20 net for members and hotel guests or BD25 for non-members, inclusive of drinks and food.
Call 1758 6499.

Family movie nights
Thu 1
Head out to the Country Club gardens, at The Royal Golf Club, where they’re hosting a series of weekly family movie screenings. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome from 6pm.
Call 1775 0777.

Wagyu promotion
Thu 1-Sat 31

Experience the essence of luxury Japanese cuisine as Bushido launches a special wagyu menu this month. This presitigious Japanese cut of beef is renowned for its high-grade marbling of soft, melt-in-your-mouth fat. Dishes on the promotional menu include the wagyu and foie gras sushi, wagyu wrapped scallops and a wagyu avocado roulade.
Call 1758 3555.

Oktoberfest continues

Fri 2
Celebrate Germany’s most festive day with hops and traditional food at La Med restaurant in The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain. This themed brunch runs from 12.30pm to 4.30pm and costs BD35 net per person including all special beverages.
Call 1758 6499.

Sparkling brunch
Fri 2

Japanese restaurant Ruka is hosting a luxury brunch with bubbly, premium drinks and a la carte food selection from noon to 4pm. It costs a lavish BD59.
Call 1711 1999.

Films under the stars
Fri 2
Sit among the stunning landscaped gardens at The Ritz-Carlton while watching family-friendly movies every Friday from 6pm. Entrance is free.
Call 1758 6499.

IGN Convention
Fri 2 and Sat 3

Bahrain’s biggest gaming convention is back in town for two days only, along with international celebs such as WWE wrestling legend Booker-T, cosplay personality Riddle, and famous voice actors Adam Harrington and Dave Fennoy. The popular annual cosplay competition is going on, as well as gaming tournaments, stage perforamances and a variety of other family-fun activities. It’s being held at the Bahrain International Circuit. Ticket prices start from BD7.
Visit www.ignconvention.com/bahrain.

LM pink sparkling brunch
Fri 2, 9 and 16
For the first three Fridays of this breast cancer awareness month, the revamped LM sparkling brunch at Baharat in Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre is going for the Think Pink theme. It’s on from 12.30pm to 4pm and costs BD16++ with soft drinks and BD24++ with house beverages. Twenty percent of your bill will be donated to the local breast cancer awareness society.
Call 1717 1144.

Tatsuo Yamamoto returns
Fri 2-Dec 31

Japanese artist and designer Tatsuo Yamamoto has brought his re-designed ‘Resonance’ installation back to La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art. This promising designer has installed thin rods, placed in the serene exhibition space with geometrical settings. They seem static but a mere breeze can create ripples and enhance its roots in nature.
Call 1723 0123.

Photography workshop
Sat 3 and 10

Head to Words BookstoreCafe where local photographer Moe Ramadan is hosting workshops on three Saturdays. It’s aimed at beginners looking to improve their photography knowledge and skills, covering the technical aspects of your manual camera. The workshops run from 3pm to 4.30pm and costs BD66 in advance. You’ll need to take your own camera. Another workshop called ‘Photography 2.0’ takes place on the 3rd and 10th from 5pm to 6.30pm and costs BD44. This takes you through the manual settings such as aperture and shutter speed priority modes, as well as exposure compensation and white balance.
Email info@wordsbookstorecafe.com

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