Fly Me To…St. Tropez

Bahrain’s summer party calendar has just gained one of its biggest dates with the Fly Me To… St. Tropez Beach Party at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa on May 4. Headlined by the hottest UK DJ, Natalie Brogan, an opening act for celebrity DJ David Guetta and a House music sensation. Fly Me To… is the first in a series of themed beach parties to hit the shores of Sofitel Bahrain, bringing this summer the notorious party flares of St. Tropez, the Riviera that founded the beach clubbing scene. With a perfectly-placed breathtaking beach stretch, accommodating over 1,000 partygoers, the one of a

kind event kicks off with high-energy musical and dance performances by supporting acts at sundown, leading into an incredible and unmissable set of House Therapy mixes by DJ Natalie Brogan, a master in the art of filling dance floors globally. The party ambiance of St. Tropez will resonate throughout Bahrain with a weekend beach party scene to remember. BD38net inclusive of five selected beverages and beach bites. From 6pm to ‘til late.

GO: Call 1763 6363 for reservations and more information


Party at Meisei

Enjoy a cooler than cool evening at Meisei Sub Zero on May 4. The Bahrain summer is fast approaching but don’t sweat it, Meisei is fully prepared to keep you cool with a range of iced cocktails and frozen margaritas! Back by popular demand, the electric Katie Sharp will serenade Meisei guests with her improv violin music long into the evening. Dine on a feast of award-winning Asian fusion delights and enjoy the party. On May 17, it’s the Salsabor White Party! Salsabor Bahrain will be holding an extra special Miss Meisei salsa ‘white’ partywhere you can join in the fun one last time before the summer break and party South American-style until the early hours! Ladies can enjoy complimentary sparkling vino from 8.30pm to 10.30pm while practicing their Latin dance moves. The next day, Summer Sun Splash party with Saxophonist Laura Sutherland will blow you away! Back by popular demand, saxophonist Laura Sutherland will be performing live sax improv alongside DJ Salime on the Meisei Rooftop to keep you dancing into the early hours. Dress code; Hawaiian shirts, garlands and board shorts. Enjoy!

Call 1700 7770 for reservations and more information.


Transcend

Modern Road Art Show will present its first exhibition with work by international artist Taline Temizian at La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art.

A curated art show featuring series of new and recent works as well as the unique The Cardiac works by London based artist Taline Temizian will open at La Fontaine on May 2. In this show, 52 works will be presented that range from paper, multi-media pieces and sculpture to projection and canvases, all of which talk about the transcendental state of the heart and it’s relationship to the brain in a complex world of stories and networks – hence endless possibilities and consequences that surround us. Rethinking these boundaries and possibilities to expand the horizon into new, hopeful and happier realities. Showcasing The Cardiac series – Stage 1, this body of work is made up of conceptual pieces and more minimalist post-conceptual works that draw inspiration from a long autobiographical journey that tells the story of the Middle East from the artist’s looking glass, immigrating these stories and imagery to the West and to a New World.

The pieces examine Memory in the New World Order through a super-connected planet and networks but lonelier and more somber. Taline explains: “The Cardiac theme (the anatomical heart) has travelled years through my artistic experimentations and entered a rather algorithmic terrain, a new network and a new universe with unpredictable set of processes and systems, autobiographic and academic inputs and numerous destinations with happier and darker tones simultaneously, celebrating and embracing a Transhumanist future that comprises of science, nature and technology – having love on top of this agenda!” The show aims to take the viewer on a journey that transcends the daily perception into the deeper levels of the brain, soul and imagination, explaining reality from a completely new perspective, offering new insights and therefore new possibilities.

GO: Visit www.modernroad.com for more information.


House of Afrika in Bahrain

The Red Bull Music Academy and Café Amsterdam present Black Motion for a one-night only party that you don’t want to miss!

House of Afrika is a Dubai based event of Afro-tinged House Music in many shapes of Deep-Soul-Tek grooves by local and international guest DJs. Now, the hottest UAE concept is coming to the shores of Bahrain for a special night of music with Black Motion – the world renowned duo of Robert ‘DJ Murda’ Mahosana and percussionist Thabo ‘Smol’ Mabogwane. The two have been been working together since 2010; they had already produced music separately for years prior to joining forces. From the onset, this partnership led to a string of respectable production that has been lighting up the dance floors in Southern Africa. Black Motion has enjoyed support from big name south African DJs and party-goers alike, Their music has been featured on a number of CD compilations in South Africa – two of their biggest tracks, Bhana Shilolo and Set Me Free are on healthy rotation at leading commercial radio stations.

On may 12, Black Motion, joined by Craig Massive and our very own DJ Costa, will be taking revellers into the early a.m at Café Amsterdam. The venue will be themed to depict a South African Safari for guests to fully embrace the Afro-house beats blasting out from the speakers! If you like a GOOD night out with quality music to get down to – this is the one event you’ll want to be at – see you there!

RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY
The Red Bull music academy is a global institution committed to fostering creativity in music. Established in 1998, the principal idea of the academy is to enable today’s most daring new music makers to and their own ways of expressing themselves by bringing them together with accomplished artists from varied styles, methodologies and cultures to exchange personal experiences, professional expertise and ideas about making music.

GO: Taking place on May 12 from 9pm ‘til late at Café Amsterdam. Tickets are priced at BD10 pre-event until 10pm on the night. BD15 from 10pm onwards on the night.


Cultural Happenings

WHAT: NIGHT OF ARABIC CLASSIC FILMS: BY HUSSEIN HILMI: ME AND MY DAUGHTERS (1961)
WHEN: MAY 4, 7PM

Egyptian movie starring Fayza Ahmad and Salah Thulfiqar. A widow man lives with his four daughters and creates strict rules on their social and work choices. When the father receives a work reward he decides to invest it in a new company but later discovers that he got ripped off and has no money left. The daughters find themselves in big trouble and find ways to earn money.

WHAT: LECTURE: THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MYSTERIES OF BAHRAIN FORT: DR. PIERRE LOMBARD
WHEN: MAY 9, 7PM

Dr. Pierre Lombard is the Head of the French Archaeological Mission, and is in charge of the excavations at the Bahrain Fort Museum Site (Qal’at al-Bahrain site) since 1989. He is also the Adviser for Archaeological Affairs at the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities. His lecture will focus on the origins of the Tylos grave-stones displayed in the site’s museum, and the functions of two stone blocks from the Islamic layers and the functioning of the famous “toilets” of the Late Dilmun Palace. The lecture is in English.

 

WHAT: INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
WHEN: MAY 9, 8AM TO 8PM

To celebrate International Museum Day, Enkiru Kids Club will organise workshops all day. Workshop: A conversation between the friends of Enkiru Kids Club to learn more about the historical collection of the Bahrain Fort Site Museum. Live music by little artists and make a Dilmuni seal by stencil. Perfect for seven to 12-year-olds. Pre-registration is required on www.culture.gov.bh.

WHAT: THE PEARLING PATH EXHIBITION
WHEN: UNTIL AUGUST 4

Four years after the inscription of the “Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy” site on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the exhibition will showcase the built vision for the site through architectural models, images, studies and mockups of the different components of the project. From the conservation aspects to the new architectural interventions, the exhibition will give an indepth overview of this unique project that aims to spearhead the rehabilitation of the Old City of Muharraq. Running at Bahrain National Museum.

 

WHAT: OPERA RECITAL WITH MAESTRO GIANFRANCO PAPPALARDO FIUMANA AT THE PIANO AND TENOR ROBERTO CRESCA
WHEN: MAY 18, 8PM

Taking place at the Bahrain National Museum foyer, this free public eventi s hosted on the occasion of International Museum Day and in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Manama.

 

WHAT: THE LASTEST RESULTS OF THE DANISH MISSION EXCAVATIONS AT AALI’ BY DR STEFFEN LAURSEN, HEAD OF ORIENTAL DEPARTMENT – MOESGAARD MUSEUM, DENMARK
WHEN: MAY 24, 7PM

A free for the public Bahrain National Museum Talk series taking place in the museum’s lecture hallTHE LASTEST RESULTS OF THE DANISH MISSION EXCAVATIONS AT AALI’ BY DR STEFFEN LAURSEN, HEAD OF ORIENTAL DEPARTMENT – MOESGAARD MUSEUM, DENMARK WHEN: MAY 24, 7PM A free for the public Bahrain National Museum Talk series taking place in the museum’s lecture hall.