Left your weekend plans to the last minute once again this week? Don’t worry, we’ve got an absolutely jam-packed list of things to do.
Read on for our guide to all the events this Friday (October 18) and Saturday (October 19).
Brazilian Friday brunch
If you love Latin music and Brazilian food, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa is where you need to be this weekend. On October 18 the hotel is throwing a Copacabana Friday brunch, complete with a live band and special kids’ corner.
BHD36 (selected beverages), BHD18 (children). Fri Oct 18 12.30pm-4pm. Zallaq (3888 5789).
International music festival
Bahrain’s massive international music festival is back again, and things are all kicking off this weekend. On Saturday Bahrain National Theatre is hosting the L’Orchestre Lamoureux who will be hosting an evening of music from Mozart. And if you’re after something for the kids to do, there’s also a drum making workshop being held by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities.
Sat Oct 19 10.30am. Dar Al Muharraq www.culture.gov.bh/en/events/events/Name,17667,en.php (3546 7979). Sat Oct 19 8pm. Bahrain National Theatre, Manama tickets.virginmegastore.me/bh (1700 1908).
Pink-themed high tea
For the entire month of October, the Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain is hosting a pink-themed high tea to raise money for breast cancer awareness month. Enjoy pastries, scones and cakes while supporting a good cause.
BHD25 (for two). Sat-Wed 1pm-7pm; Thu-Fri 1pm-8pm. The Palm Lounge, Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain, King Mohammed VI Avenue (7770 7070).
Partying up on the 25th floor with fantastic views of the World Trade Centre is always a good idea, and it’s an even better one when it’s free entry. Rooftop bar Alto is hosting a second anniversary event this Saturday, and there’ll be two different DJs plus a belly dancer to keep you entertained.
Free entry. Fri Oct 18 8pm-2am. Downtown Rotana, Government Avenue, Manama (3351 4455).
Tribute act festival
We’ve saved the best till last this week – there’s an entire 12 hours of tribute act performances happening this Friday at the Bahrain Rugby Football Club. Enjoy the music of Maroon 5, The Arctic Monkeys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and David Bowie without the ridiculous prices.
BHD17 (adults), BHD8 (children 12 and under), free (children under three). Fri Oct 18 10am-10pm. Bahrain Rugby Football Club, Budaiya www.tribfestbh.com/ (3388 6952).