11 best parties in Bahrain this month

Tax dodger after brunch party, tribute madness, The Wailers and more

After brunch with The Tax Dodgers
May 1, 15 and 29, JJ’s Irish Restaurant, Adliya (3932 9083)
JJ’s is hosting after brunch parties each Friday with local classic rock and blues band The Tax Dodgers from 9pm. Kicking off the event is JJ’s resident DJ Tripz from 6pm. There’s free entry for all.

Cinco de Mayo
May 5, Harvesters Bar & Terrace, Crowne Plaza Bahrain (1753 1122)
The traditional Mexican festival to mark their national day of pride has come to Bahrain as Harvesters Bar & Terrace hosts special drinks promotions and fun celebrations. There’s free entry from 9pm onwards.

UEFA Champions League semi finals
May 5, 6, 12 and 13, Sherlock Holmes, Gulf Hotel (3375 1144)
Catch up with the semi finals of the UEFA Champions League at Sherlock Holmes where they’re screening the matches live. The final kicks off at 9.45pm on June 6.

Madness tribute
May 7, Sherlock Holmes, Gulf Hotel (3375 1144)
The UK’s premier and longest surviving Madness tribute band, One Step Behind, is performing for one night at Sherlock Holmes pub. Entrance is BD7 net.

DMC in Wrangler
May 8, Email info@jamup.me and call 3965 8618
Hip hop pioneer DMC of iconic rap duo Run DMC is performing at The Wrangler in Juffair Grand Hotel for one night only from 9pm alongside local rappers DJ Outlaw and Flipperachi. Tickets cost BD20.

Salsa Nights at Bizarre Lounge
May 8 and 22, Bizarre Lounge, Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain (1717 1441)
The iconic dance of Latin America returns to Bizarre Lounge every second Friday of the month. Get out your dancing shoes and let the hot Latin rhythms take you away from 8pm to 2am. It’s a BD3 entrance fee.

Chuckle Club
May 13-15, Various locations, info@punchlineme.com (3666 3509)
Join the Chuckle Club team as Tiff Stevenson, Gareth Richards and Billy Wayne Davis entertain for two hours of comedy gold. They’re performing at the Bahrain Rugby Club, British Club and InterContinental Regency Hotel respectively, with 8.30pm starts. It’s BD15 per person or BD10 for military personnel.

The Wailers
May 14, Coral Bay, Al Fateh Corniche (1731 2700)
Bob Marley’s band The Wailers is playing on the beach at Coral Bay. Having sold over 250 million albums worldwide with Bob Marley, The Wailers are one of the most recognised reggae bands in the world. This is your chance to see them perform live in a fantastic, soulful reggae setting with cool vibes and groovy tunes with hit songs like ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ and ‘Redemption Song’ among other worldwide hits. The show starts from 9pm onwards and tickets are available for BD12.

Trib Fest
May 15, Bahrain Rugby Club, Saar (www.tribfestbh.com)
Trib Fest is Bahrain’s first open air family-friendly music festival made up solely of tribute acts from the UK. The festival is being held on the grass area of the Bahrain Rugby Club from 10am to 10pm and will have additional attractions such as fairground rides, carnival attractions, market stalls and a plethora of food and beverage attractions to peruse. Twenty-four tribute acts such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Oasis, The Beatles and more are being flown out for the occasion. Tickets are BD12 for adults while entry is BD5 for children.

After brunch with Tara McDonald and DJ Adam Trigger
May 29, JJ’s Irish Restaurant, Adliya (3932 9083)
‘The Queen of Dance Music’ Tara McDonald and French DJ Adam Trigger are the stars of this week’s after brunch party in JJ’s Irish Restaurant. The night starts from 6pm with a warm-up set by JJ’s resident DJ Tripz. Tickets are available at the door for BD10.

Bushido sixth anniversary
May 29, Bushido, Seef (1758 3555)
To celebrate Bushido’s sixth anniversary, the team have brought American singer and actress Christina Milian, Buddha Bar’s DJ Ravin and Barrio Latino’s DJ Carlos Campos to entertain the crowds from 9pm until late. Entrance is at the bargain price of free for all.

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