It’s nearly the end of November, meaning we are firmly in the festive season.
For the next four weeks, there’ll be Christmas party after Christmas party, with more tree lighting events and mince pies than you can handle.
But for now, there are still some non-Yuletide related events going on in Bahrain for the Grinches among you.
Read on for our top things to do this Friday (November 29) and Saturday (November 30).
Stuff your face at a Thanksgiving brunch
While Thanksgiving is on Thursday November 28, there are still plenty of brunches going on across the Kingdom. You can enjoy turkey with all the trimmings at Big Texas Barbeque and Waffle House, Four Seasons Bahrain Bay or Brasserie Royale this weekend.
Celebrate McGettigan’s first birthday
If you’re in the mood for brunch, but not a turkey fan, why not head over to McGettigan’s in Adliya? This Irish pub is celebrating its first anniversary by adding an extra hour to brunch, and drunch after. Bargain.
BHD29. Fri Nov 29 noon-5pm. McGettigan’s, Adliya (1700 0415). Drunch: BHD20. Fri Nov 29 5pm-9pm. McGettigan’s, Adliya (1700 0415).
Listen to carollers at Manama Singers’ Christmas concert
Not in the festive spirit yet? Go to the Dilmun Club this Saturday for the Manama Singers Christmas concert. You’ll hear all the classic carols, plus a few new songs.
BHD12 (members), BHD14 (members). Sat Nov 30 6pm-9pm. Dilmun Club, Saar (1769 0926).
Go to a rave at La Fontaine
Soundscapes is back with yet another night of electronic music at La Fontaine Centre for Contemporary Art this Friday. There’ll be a solid 11 hours of tracks from artists including Desolat label co-owner Martin Buttrich and Watergate resident Matthias Meyer.
BHD19. Fri Nov 29 3pm-2am. La Fontaine Centre for Contemporary Art, Manama www.residentadvisor.net/events/1334070 (1723 0123).
Get a huge discount at Sofitel Bahrain (if you’re a teacher)
There are few professions more deserving of a discount than teachers. This Friday, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa are giving teachers 25 percent off brunch, meaning it will set you back just BHD27. All you need to do to redeem your discount is show your ID card.
BHD27 (teachers), BHD36 (non-teachers). Fri Nov 29 12.30pm-4pm. Zallaq (3888 5789).