Day of the Dead Party @ Bushido

THE PARTY

Spend your Halloween at Bushido for Dia de Muertos aka the Day of the Dead! Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the year’s most chilling time with a little Mexican flair at one of Bahrain’s most upscale locations, as this haunted night will definitely be one to remember for a long time! The entire venue will be transformed into a spooktacular celebration with dancers, DJ Ravin and the entire team dressed in Dia de Muertos costumes – imagine, zombies but with way more scare!

DJ RAVIN

DJ Ravin is the mastermind music producer behind the Buddha-Bar compilation albums. In 1997, he played his first sets at Buddha-Bar Paris and greatly contributed to the concept’s unique musical signature, constantly expanding his horizons, before imprinting his unique fusion style on several compilations released by George V Records; including Bushido in Bahrain’s very own compilation album, Geisha, released in 2013. Much like Bushido’s Resident DJ Albert Mauri, DJ Ravin grew up in Mauritius. He later moved to France as a teenager and rapidly focused on his long time passion – music, mixing, playing, and producing, thus creating his own imprint. DJ Ravin’s fame rapidly grew within the Parisian nightlife scene and he began to play in famous celebrity haunts such as the Rex or Les Bains Douches.

No stranger to headlining a variety of memorable events at Bushido, DJ Ravin is one of those artists in perpetual search, with great spirituality. He strives to search for perfection, wisdom and passion in everything that he does.

ALBERT MAURI

Creative and enthusiastic, with years of experience in the international club scene, Alberto was born and raised in the paradise island of Mauritius. The Mauritian 2007 finalist of the infamous DMC DJ Championship was spotted during one of his trips by Buddha-Bar Paris’ resident djs, the very own DJ Ravin. Alberto is also well known for adding a sensual yet ethnic vibe to his energetic tunes. Having performed for Bushido’s biggest events alongside famous djs such as Lost Frequencies, Dj Pantelis, Bob Sinclar and more, plus with over 10 years experience djing for international clubs and radios across Mauritius, Paris, Dubai and Doha the lively vibes of Bushido’s resident DJ will get your body moving every time.

What : Dia de Muertos @ Bushido Lounge
When: October 28, from 9pm until late
DJs: Featuring Buddha Bar’s DJ Ravin, supported by DJ Albert Mauri
Entry: Ladies get free entry from 9pm to 10pm, BD10 thereafter. Gents pay BD10 for advance tickets and BD15 on the door.
Call: 1758 3555 for table or ticket reservations and more information


 

Halloween Hangouts

What : Dia De Los Muertes
Where: Meisei Rooftop, Adliya
When: October 27

This South American festival honouring the dead was never more ghoulish than this year at Meisei, when ghosts from Peru will mingle with Cuban salsa dancers and Mexican skeletons! The new Latin band will bring diners to life with visiting violinist Katie Sharp and DJ Salime giving all the ghouls the moves and grooves, on the rooftop, with their electric energy. Entrance is absolutely free! Diners are given priority seating.

Call 1700 7770 for more info.


What : Monsters University Hallowee FRIDAY Brunch
Where: Crowne Plaza Bahrain
When: October 28, 12.30pm onwards
Price: BD35 net for adults, BD12.750
net for kids aged seven to 12

Taking place across four awesome dining venues at the hotel – La Mosaique Restaurant, The Harvesters Pub, Cappuccino Café, and The Patio – guests can enjoy a bigger and better Absolutely  Fabulous Friday Brunch with a spooky twist, to mark the Halloween festivities. Going with the Monsters University Halloween party theme, discover your inner monster at the scary university brunch and enjoy trick or treating with family and friends!

Call 1753 1122 for more info.


What : Halloween Fancy Dress Party
Where: Royal Golf Club
When: October 28, 6pm to 9.30pm

Brush the cobwebs off your party clothes if your family is up for some spooky Halloween fun! The Royal Golf Club will be holding a poolside Halloween fancy dress party for kids and adults to let their scare-hungry side let loose. The children can enjoy games such as pumpkin golf, boo bowling, and tug of war and there will be a magician, face painting, a scary movie and snacks to look forward to as well. Parents are welcome to join in the fun or they can sit back, relax and enjoy some refreshments
on the Prego restaurant terrace while their kids party. Open to club members, residents of Riffa Views and the general public. There are limited places available and these must be booked in advance.

Call 1775 0777 for more info.


What : Halloween beach party
Where: sofitel bahrain zallaq thalassa sea & spa
When: October 28

The Halloween beach party extravaganza features delicacies from the grill and drink potions to keep you going all night. Jam to the beats of DJ Dana Jasmin and watch a spooktacular musical performance under the stars by the scarily talented guest band! Scary fashion has never been cooler and it’s time to pick out your costumes and get your tickets for a night of devilish fun! The fun starts at BD38 net per person, inclusive of five drinks and food from the grill.

Call 1763 6363 for more info.


What : Baharat Halloween Brunch
Where: Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre
When: October 28, 12.30PM TO 4PM

Come dressed in line with the theme and win a seafood night dinner for two as The Sweetest Brunch invites you to indulge in a sensorial and savoury experience. BD18++ including soft drinks and water or BD30++ including selected free flow beverages. Live music from Colombian Fire Soul Duo. ✤

Call 1717 1144 for more info.


What : Oktoberfest with a Twist
Where: Meisei, Adliya
When: OCTOBER 6
Price: BD30 for six beverages and the evening menu

Fancy a fusion take on Oktoberfest this year? Come and sample Meisei’s quality ales selection combined with a Robata Grill menu. The UK’s stunning improvise musician Chez Taylor top’s off the evening with her chilled sax sounds. It’s going to be a fun and funky night!

Call 1700 7770 for more info.


What : World of Brews
Where: Burlington Club, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
When: October 1 to 31, 12noon to 1am
Price: A la carte

If enjoying some good quality hops in a super stylish, laid back setting sounds like your kind of Oktoberfest celebration – this is the place you’ll find it. Sip on some of the best crafted brews from around the world throughout the month paired with snacks and good company for all-round fun Bavarian vibes.

Call 1758 6499 for more info.


What : German Style Food Promo
Where: An Nada Lounge, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
When: Throughout October
Price: A la carte

If delicious German cuisine is what floats your boat for Oktoberfest, there’s no better place to experience the mouthwatering fare than Sheraton Bahrain Hotel. The special menu features all the Bavarian favourites including sausages, a cold cut platter, lamb shank, königsberger klopse (German meatballs in a creamy caper
sauce), black forest gateau and so much more to keep your taste buds dancing. An Nada Lounge is open daily from 1pm to 1am. ✤

Call 1753 3533 for more info.


What : Air Essence (Anahata)
Where: The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
Price: BD115 for 120 minutes
Info: Call 1711 5000 for bookings

The element of air is associated with the heart chakra and is located in the chest. It is the centre of peace, and governs love and forgiveness, generosity and well being. Balancing this chakra is important for the circulatory system, heart and thymus. It also helps fend off disease and nurture spiritual love and devotion. Healing the heart chakra can help free us from our limits and fears. This tender combination of foot wash, scrub, massage and heart work uses rose oil and warmed rose quartz to gently reconnect the body and mind to inner peace and stillness. Equilibrium is restored, leaving you feeling at one with yourself and those around you. Special  amenity gift will be given at the end of the treatment


What : Tickled Pink
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Spa
Price: BD40 net for 80 minutes
Info: Call 1758 6808 for bookings

Bliss begins with a delicious exfoliation of raspberry and oatmeal to reveal smoothness on your skin like never before. To follow, one of the most intoxicating scents to bring balance and harmony, an application of rose oil is massaged into the skin to help lock and seal moisture in. Your tips are then lightly buffed and polished complete with your choice of pink hue. A refreshing pink grapefruit juice is the final touch; packed with antioxidants this super fruit is known to help prevent the formation of cancer causing compounds. A great way to treat friends or family while spreading awareness of breast cancer, 20% of proceeds will be donated to the Think Pink Bahrain Breast Cancer Society. Available from October 1 to 31.


What : Bolly Zumbathon
Where: Private Island, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
Price: BD5 per person
Info: Call 1758 6808 for bookings

Join the dance fitness party and enjoy Bolly Zumbathon for a cause. In partnership with Think Pink Bahrain, the Royal Beach Club organises the second Zumba marathon class, which will be led by various professional Zumba instructors, including Jeanette Haua, Director of Spa at The Ritz-Carlton. All collected funds will be donated to Think Pink Bahrain. Takes place on October 22 from 6pm to 8pm.


Think Pink: Get Involved!

A number of food-filled offers are also showing support for Bahrain Breast Cancer Society. Here’s where you can go and help the cause…

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay Pink Brunch at Bahrain Bay Kitchen: Head over to one of the most lavish brunches in town to fill up on all your favourite dishes including five unique food stations serving Arabic, Western, Indian, Japanese and Chinese delicacies. Of course, there will be plenty of Pink inspired fare as a nod to the month of Pinktober. Served from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, on October 14, 21 and 28. BD27++ including soft drinks and BD37++ including premium beverages.
Pink High Tea With a View: A cup of quality tea along with gourmet bites is the perfect excuse for a little break during a busy day. Expect many yummy Pink-themed treats as you marvel the stunning views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Served daily in Bay View Lounge, from 3pm to 6pm. One set of afternoon tea for two people is BD15++, two sets for four people is priced at BD28++.

Charity Dinner at CUT by Wolfgang Puck:The ultimate dinner in support of Think Pink will be taking place on October 14 from 7pm to 11pm, as eight of Bahrain’s top chefs come together for a massive seven-course set meal. Including a number of Four Seasons’ very own Executive Chefs alongside Susy Massetti from Masso, Louis Kenji from Maki and Joan Gomez from La Vinoteca Barcelona, this fabulous evening affair is guaranteed to leave you in foodie bliss. BD75++ per person. GO: Call 1711 5500 for more info.

LE MERIDIEN BAHRAIN CITY CENTRE Baharat Think Pink Brunch: Come dressed
in pink and get a chance to win a brunch for two guests in Baharat on October 28 for Halloween. The Sweetest Brunch invites you to discover and indulge in a sensorial and savoury experience of different world cuisines presented in an innovative buffet and live cooking stations. There’s sushi, Indian fare, a carvery station, cheese corner and more. BD18++ including soft drinks and water or BD30++ including selected free flow beverages. Live music from Colombian Fire Soul Duo. Think Pink Brunch takes place from 12.30pm to 4pm . Call 1717 1144 for more info.

ART Rotana , Amwaj Islands Friday Brunch at Choices Terrace: If it’s variety that you want from your Friday Brunch experience, Choices will deliver, and then some. Start your weekend at one of Bahrain’s freshest and tastiest brunches. Featuring a vast array of superb live cooking stations, the one of a kind winery section where you can sample premium vino, plus drinks stands and music entertainment. here’s even a kids club to keep the little ones entertained! Enjoy the bright and open atmosphere and marvel at the beautiful sea views from your table. There will also be raffle prizes on offer so head down and show your support for the charity! Served from 12.30pm to 4pm, on October 14, 21 and 28. Priced at BD34 net. ✤ GO: Call 1600 0111 for more info.

SAKS Fifth Avenue has again joined forces with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Entertainment Industry Foundation for the 2016 Key To The Cure campaign. Now in its 18th year, Key To The Cure is Saks Fifth Avenue’s annual fundraising and charitable initiative to fight cancer. This year, Academy-Award winning actress Halle Berry will act as the official campaign ambassador, wearing an exclusive, limited edition t-shirt designed by Christian Louboutin. The 2016 Key To The Cure campaign officially launches on October 1 at all Saks Fifth Avenue locations in the US and Canada as well as on saks.com and saksoff5th.com.

As campaign ambassador, actress Halle Berry will appear in a Saks Fifth Avenue-sponsored national public service announcement in fashion and lifestyle media outlets throughout September and October sporting the Christian Louboutin-designed t-shirt. Past ambassadors have included Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Hillary Swank, and Nicole Kidman. Halle Berry, said: “I, like so many others, have been touched by cancer, which is why I’m proud to continue to lend my support to the Entertainment Industry Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer in serving as this
year’s Key To The Cure ambassador. I hope everyone will join me in supporting this critical cause by purchasing a Key To The Cure t-shirt.” Stand Up To Cancer, a programme of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, was created in 2008 to accelerate innovative cancer research through collaboration among leading scientists from different institutions and disciplines who work together to deliver new therapies to patients quickly.

By galvanising the support of the entertainment indus¬try, Stand Up To Cancer creates awareness and generates widespread public sup¬port for this effort to combat all types of cancers. Marc Metrick, President, Saks Fifth Avenue, said: “Key To The Cure is one of the most important and valuable fundraising and charitable initiatives that Saks undertakes. We are committed to supporting the causes we believe in, and at almost two decades old, this annual campaign has raised close to $40 million for cancer research and treatment organisations throughout the United States. “This year, we are thrilled to collaborate with SU2C for the second year in a row, as well as have the support of Halle Berry and Christian Louboutin on our extraordinary campaign to fund cancer research and treatment,” he added.

✤ GO:  Saks Fifth Avenue’s annual charity shopping weekend will kick off on October 27th at Saks Fifth Avenue locations in U.S. and Canada as well as on www.saks.com and saksoff5th.com. 100% of sales from the $35 t-shirt will be donated to charity.


 

Inspire: Developing Bahrain’s Talents for Performing Arts

Inspire was founded in 2014 essentially as an arts and events organization with the aim of providing both Bahraini nationals and expatriates of all ages with opportunities to improve their individual and team performance across a broad spectrum of
activities, courses and events. It’s Inspire’s aim to empower this generation and the next to step outside their circumstances and into their destiny. Students are from all walks of life and represent a wonderful cross cultural mix of the melting pot of nationalities that is Bahrain. At Inspire students and clients are given that extra ingredient that sets them apart and puts them one step ahead of the competition. This extra ingredient is the ability to perform.

Director and Founder of Inspire, Lydia Martin, a composer and musician from the UK, arrived in Bahrain in 2002 with a desire to set up a programme that puts socially and financially disadvantaged youngsters on an equal footing with those from more privileged backgrounds. After a successful career in teaching at both St Christopher’s and the British School of Bahrain, Lydia was able to develop her own theatre company MASK (Music And Stage for Kids) before eventually setting up Inspire which successfully combined arts entrepreneurship and community spirit. Through the Inspire project Lydia has been able to live out her original dream by pioneering a scholarship scheme, which selects students based on financial need and individual potential, giving each scholar the kind of opportunity that would never have been available to them otherwise.

This year, Inspire was blessed by a generous donation from the US Embassy, which has been involved since the outset. The programme relies entirely on donations with the cost being around BD700 for each student that Inspire supports. This includes the cost of subsidised examination entry fees as well as a fully comprehensive performance training programme including speech and drama, voice coaching, singing, choir training, learning an instrument, tribal drumming, team building skills and playing in a band. Developing musical and theatrical performance skills is proven to enhance learning and create high levels of self-esteem.

Inspire prides itself on a family atmosphere fostering a safe, supportive and fun environment where students feel part of a team and an extended family. Inspire believes that bringing out the best in people also brings out the best in yourselves, so with this in mind, the organisation never holds back in how much time and energy is invested into young people. When you go looking for gold you will find it!

It is their hope that this generation of Inspire scholars will become positive role models within the society in which they live and work because performing arts bridges the cultural divide, crosses boundaries, both social, organisational and cultural. Individuals, corporations and patrons can donate to make the change in these young peoples lives that will bring together the next generation of leaders and team players in Bahrain.

GO: Visit www.inspirebahrain.com for


Maki: Innovation in Presentation

Terrarium Matcha (Green Tea) Tiramisu! You utter these words to any food lover in the City of London, and you’re more than likely to end up being pointed in the direction of Oliver Maki Restaurant in Soho, which is a sister restaurant of Maki Bahrain. “Why?” You ask. Because Oliver Maki London opened in February 2016 to tremendous acclaim from both media and gourmands looking for an extraordinary contemporary Japanese cuisine meal. On a single culinary website, the Terrarium Matcha Tiramisu alone achieved two million likes!

One of the star dishes on Oliver Maki’s menu is simply a rendering of Matcha Tiramisu which is presented in a spherical terrarium glass container, thus making this dessert look so much like a plant to the naked eye. Lift the top of this container and dig your spoon into the soft layers of green tea powder, mascarpone cheese, Savoirdi Lady Finger cookies, and yet more mascarpone cheese infused with fresh coffee, and you’re quickly transported to cloud nine of culinary heaven! Don’t ignore the chocolate stone on the surface, and the mint leaf springing from the same surface, which intensify both the aesthetics and the flavour of this wonderful dessert.

This sixth Maki installment in London served as the launch pad for a series of new presentations to dishes that were originally created in sister Maki restaurants in Kuwait and Bahrain. The Terrarium Matcha Tiramisu is but one of several dishes that would take on a whole new, sophisticated look. Other dishes include the Oliver Maki, an eight piece Maki which was quickly dubbed tasting menu on a plate representative of eight distinct maki rolls donning different, delectable, secret house-made toppings. The Wagyu Burger Maki would follow, with an elegant circular presentation of this eight piece roll, topped with a glass cover in the shape of a dome. Mount Fuji Maki, Caviaroli Maki, and Dr. Samer Maki, would be some of the other dishes to follow.

The presentation of the aforementioned dishes, and many more would soon be adopted in the Kuwait and Bahrain markets, thus adding even more beauty to the appearance of these tasty dishes. “We constantly strive to perfect our dishes, not just from a flavors perspective, but also from an aesthetic perspective,” explains co-founder and managing partner, Amer Zeitoun.

GO: To enjoy some of these amazing contemporary Japanese dishes and desserts, call 1752 2733 for reservations and more information.