A Walk in Ulysses’ Garden

Art fans, get over to Café La Ventana from March 12 onwards as the venue will play host to a small exhibition by award-winning Australian artist, Matthew Sansom. Titled Ulysses’ Garden, the showcase depicts glorious Australian flora and fauna from the stunning landscape around Matthew’s studio in Byron Bay. Persian and Oriental art has influenced Matthew’s style featuring lush, metallic leaf backgrounds.

A poem called Story Water by Persian poet Rumi is the theme of the exhibition. Produced over the Australian winter of 2015, Matthew’s inspiration was derived from morning walks in nature and the beach. He says: “The environment offers themes of thriving, being, expansion and renewal. The Ulysses butterfly became a symbol for creative transformation. Through these paintings I was able to express the beautiful things I saw and felt when walking in the garden.”


GO: Ulysses’ Garden will be on display at Café La Ventana from March 12 to April.

Visit www.mattsansom.com to view more of Matthew’s work.

Welcome to Tahiti

Especially for March, Trader Vic’s Bahrain presents Tahitian fire performances to dazzle evening diners. Traditional Tahitian dancing tells the ancient legends and folklore of the Polynesian culture. Costumes are handmade from grass, palms, tropical flowers, mother of pearl, sea shells, feathers, and coconuts with colorful skirts, belts, tops, jewellery and large headdresses worn by the dancers.

Tahitian dance, moves to the beat of drums, flutes, conch shells and ukuleles. Polynesians express everything from relaxing island-style to intense warrior sounds through dance. Throughout the month, to accompany the special performances, a Tahitian menu will also be available, featuring Eia Ota Lime marinated Tuna and Salmon Tartar, Sea scallops in yellow curry, Vic’s Good Tahitian Salad and more delicious dishes.

GO: Trader Vic’s Terrace Entertainment & Tahitian Menu is available until March 25, every evening from 8.30pm. Call 1758 6555 for reservations and more information.


Hed Kandi at Bushido

If you love a good party, get down to Bushido for Hed Kandi later this month. Irish DJ and Producer Eibhlín (pronounced Evelyn) will be taking to the decks and spinning some of the best international dance and house music for partygoers to enjoy. From a very early age, Eibhlín was heavily influenced by the dance music scene. Her mother has been running a well renowned nightclub for the past 30 years in her home town of Tralee. Eibhlín would often sneak in the back door to watch many top DJs perform and tinker with the turntables during the downtime.

Her obsession with dance music and events grew rapidly and eventually she made the decision to move to London to pursue her passion full time. Her superior tune selection, turntable finesse, uplifting nature and magnetic personality was spotted by global music brands Hed Kandi and Ministry of Sound where she was asked to become one of their main international residents. Embracing the opportunity whole-heartedly, Eibhlin has gone from strength to strength and now has become a regular fixture on the international dance music scene. This is one party that you don’t want to miss out on!

GO: Hed Kandi at Bushido takes place on March 25, from 10pm until late. Free entry for ladies, gents pay BD15 including welcome drink. Call 1758 3555 for reservations and more information.

March at Meisei

On March 10, Meisei will play host to Arabic Fusion with Mohammed Sami, another exciting musical talent, to join DJ Salime for the popular night! Local artist Mohamed Sami will be performing live percussion inspired by beats and instruments of the Middle East while DJ Salime mixes the latest international- Arabic fusion beats.

Join the crowd for dinner and drinks, and enjoy Arabic Fusion night at no additional cost, from 9pm to 2am. March also marks Meisei’s third birthday and you can take part in the celebrations as the restaurant has a special birthday treat lined up for guests. Sarah
Chandler, creator of the now famous UK Saxation girls, will be entertaining you, and of course, the chefs will be creating a masterpiece giant cake for all to indulge in, with special gifts for the ladies at no extra charge. A night not to be missed on March 17, from 9pm to 2am.

GO: Call 1700 7770 for reservations and more information.