The party season is just starting to warm up here in Bahrain as the nights grow cooler, and there are plenty of events you won’t want to miss.
Read on for everything from Oktoberfest to the Rugby World Cup.
Museland, which recently held an alternative music night in Juffair, is back, and this time it’s an evening of hip-hop music. Head down to Calexico in Adliya for performances by the hottest local and regional artists including AELI and Xenai.
Fri Sep 20 8pm-late. Calexico, Road 3803, Adliya (1766 6644).
Oktoberfest official starts on September 21 – but don’t worry if you can’t make it all the way to Germany, as Player’s Lounge is hosting a hops-heavy event to mark the occasion this Saturday. Expect Bavarian delicacies such as bratwurst and schnitzel and plenty of local beverages.
Sat Sep 21 noon-2am. Player’s Lounge, Wyndham Garden Manama, Road 4003 (6631 6666).
Peace from Bahrain concert
To mark International Day of Peace, the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities is hosting a free concert this weekend. Oud player Saad Mahmood Jawad will perform at the Cultural Hall alongside seven other musicians from across the globe.
Free. Sat Sep 21 8pm. Cultural Hall, Manama (1729 8777).
Rugby World Cup
The Rugby World Cup kicks off this weekend, with matches between Japan and Russia (Friday 1.45pm), Australia and Fiji (Saturday 7.45am), France and Argentina (Saturday 10.15am) and New Zealand and South Africa (Saturday 12.45pm).
Check out our guide on where to watch the matches here.
St. Practice Day
St. Patrick’s Day is six months away and McGettigan’s has decided to celebrate by hosting an Irish-themed brunch. The bar in Adliya will be filled with folks dressed as leprechauns or wearing all-green outfits, and you’re bound to have a great time no matter your nationality.
BHD29 (five-hour brunch), BHD20 (three-hours of unlimited house beverages). Fri Sept 20, 12pm-5pm. McGettigan’s, Road 3801, Adliya (1700 0415).