As the winter season rolls in, there are more and more events in Bahrain threatening to overwhelm your diary.
If you’re struggling to decide which events are a dud, and which will be the highlight of your month, Time Out have you covered.
Read on to find out our top five picks of what to do this weekend.
There’s nothing quite like a night at the ballet to feel cultured, and this weekend the Suzhou Ballet Theatre are putting on a special show in Bahrain. Expect pieces including Chopin’s Poem, Tang Yin, The Nutcracker and Tchaikovsky’s Giselle with an added Far Eastern vibe.
From BHD21. Age 10+. Fri Sep 27, doors open 7pm, begins 8pm. Bahrain National Theatre, Shaikh Hamad Causeway, Manama https://tickets.virginmegastore.me/bh/theater/8009/suzhou-ballet-theatre-gala (1700 1908).
Free jazz performance
To get you hyped up for the upcoming jazz festival in November, the bands involved in the event are putting on a number of free performances. This Friday, Bahraini rock and blues band The Relocators will be performing at the Virgin Megastore in Bahrain City Centre alongside Mr Fari.
Free. Fri Sep 27, 6.15pm-8pm. Virgin Megastore, Bahrain City Centre, Road 4650, Manama www.facebook.com/events/497693297697716/ (1717 7771).
Despite the name, the majority of Oktoberfest actually takes place in September, as the German hops festival traditionally ends on the first Sunday of October. In honour of the occasion, Bahrain Bay Kitchen is throwing a huge brunch in true Bavarian fashion this Friday, complete with Kalbsbratworst and Schnitzel, and plenty of hops.
BHD30 (soft drinks), BHD43 (house beverages), BHD15 (kids under 12). Bahrain Bay Kitchen, Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5500).
The Bahrain Writer’s Circle and its sister group, The Second Circle, has been organising the Colours of Life poetry festival every year since 2012. The free event will see 20 people recite their poems in Arabic or English alongside music and visual accompaniments.
Free. Sat Sep 28 7pm-8.30pm. LEVEL 5, Riffa Views International School, Mazrowiah https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bahrain-writers-circle-colors-of-life-registration-70607907151 (no number).
Sunset beach party
Now that the weather’s cooling down, beach parties are hotting up. Head to the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay this Friday for its sunset beach party, and enjoy views of the Manama skyline with a drink in your hand and the sand between your toes.
BHD10 (ladies), BHD15 (men). Fri Sep 27 3pm-midnight. Four Seasons Bahrain Bay, Manama (1711 5500).