Things to do: Nov 1-7

Poppy ball, lantern festival, calligraphy show and more Bahrain fun

Things to do: Nov 1-7

Calligraphy and frames
Saudi artist Khulood Al Gosaibi is showcasing works at The Art Centre that highlight forgotten styles of Arabic calligraphy, which are framed as hanging scrolls and decorative Oriental ornaments. Everything is up for sale and 30 percent goes to Rahma charity. Visit
Sun 1-Fri 6

Le Café des images
This monthly movie night sees Bahraini and regional short films screened in the directors’ presence at Alliance Française from 7pm. This month French-Belgian romance ‘Pas son genre’ by Lucas Belvaux is being shown with a French food tasting during intermission. It’s BD2 for non-members. Call 1768 3295.
Tue 3

Jazz weekend
Head out for a toe-tapping weekend at the Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain where Professor Cunningham and his Old School are performing live jazz during Thursday Night Out, Friday brunch and a Saturday poolside breakfast. Prices are BD27, BD35 and BD12 respectively. Call 1746 0017.
Thu 5-Sat 7

The Poppy Ball
Just in time for Remembrance Day on November 8, the BBBF (Bahrain British Business Forum) is hosting their annual Poppy Ball at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The welcome reception kicks off at 7pm, followed by a dinner buffet and then DJ entertainment through the night. It costs BD30 per person. Buy tickets at The British Club, The Bookcase (Budaiya) and Bahrain Rugby Football Club. Email
Fri 6

Spirit lantern festival
Meisei is lit up with the colour of hundreds of lanterns while you enjoy food and beverages and saxophonist Laura Sutherland entertains. There is no entrance fee and the venue opens from 7pm-2am. Call 1700 7770.
Fri 6

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