Listen Up: Bahrain May Happenings

Happy Birthday Bushido

Roll up! Roll up! And step inside a surreal circus world. Bushido is bringing Cirque Le Soir to celebrate its 7th anniversary and it’s set to be one of the biggest parties that Bahrain has ever seen! With performances unlike anything you have ever witnessed before, prepare to behold a unique show as you’ll be transported into a fantastical world of crazy costumes, dwarves, magicians, clowns, sword swallowers, fireeaters, contortionists and stilt walkers, amongst a host of weird and wonderful entertainment.

The first Cirque Le Soir opened in London in 2009 and it has evolved into one of the most successful clubs in the world, attracting a galaxy of stars including Lady Gaga, Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, Kanye West, Madonna, Jessie J, Princess Eugenie,, Katy Perry, Jude Law, Gerard Butler, Usher, Russell Crowe and Nicole Scherzinger. It is also famed for its international DJs, top mixologists and dazzling circus decor.

The daring entertainment house offers a new insight into the world’s club scene. Cirque Le Soir’s incredible circus atmosphere makes it incomparable to any other night club experience. Guests are paraded with live world-class circus performances, amazing music is also provided by international DJs playing multiple genres, eclectic and experimental sounds that intensify the venue’s offering. Stimulate your senses, push the boundaries of entertainment, and revel in a clubbing experience like you have never experienced before. Iron your coat tails, dust off the top hat and prepare for a night that will be the talk of the town! We’ll see you all there!


Time for Temaki

Perfectly wrapped in a seaweed sheet there lies a host of sumptuous ingredients that are sure to make any gourmand excited at the mere mention of the exotic and perfectly paired ingredients at Maki, Bahrain. Healthy brown rice, combined with mildly ‘spiced’ salmon, cool avocado, chilli oil, and ikura (salmon roe) – how delicious does that sound? This is the Oliver Temaki! The Temaki (hand-roll) concept is an age-old notion of a seaweed sheet, filled with solely sushi rice, and seafood, typically salmon, white fish, or tuna. Then the sheet is rolled into a Temaki (handroll) and handed to the guest to eat it as a sandwich, a Japanese take on the concept of the sandwich.

Maki took the same concept and kicked it up a few notches by introducing the namesake Oliver Temaki, and a star on the Maki menu named Fusion Temaki. This revolutionary Temaki substituted the traditional seaweed sheet with an equally yummy soya wrap, and the rice with delicious vegetables such as lettuce, avocado, carrots, and cucumber, while adding an extra taste dimension of shrimp tempura, and Maki’s special sauce. Yes, it’s as mouthwatering as it sounds, so make sure you go and try it!


GO: Visit Maki at Bahrain World Trade Centre. Call 1752 2733
for more information.

May at Meisei

Summer will soon be upon us and Meisei has the perfect antidote to the hot weather – Meisei Sub Zero! The event on May 5 will feature the electric Sally Potterton on her neon violin, with ice bar, dragons and shots! Sample the liquid nitrogen deserts and iced cocktails – it’s cooler than cool at Meisei Sub Zero. On May 26, Meisei gears up for Tropical Splash, marking beach season in style. Back by popular demand, T-Paul combines his eclectic DJ mixes with live sax improv, as everyone dons their hawaiian shirts, garlands and boardies for a night on the Meisei beach! Both events are free to attend and dining is on as usual from 7pm, with entertainment starting at 9pm. Have fun y’all!


GO: Visit Meisei in Adliya. Call 1700 7770 for more information.

Boho Baha The Electro Swing Masquerade

Slip into your most elaborate mask and finest dancing shoes for a night that will most surely satisfy your hunger for the spectacular. Headlining is the bewitching Electric Swing Circus, a musical performance you will not forget anytime soon! Along with the awesome musical offerings, there will be a costume/ mask contest, awarding those who are outstandingly dressed for the occasion.

The Electric Swing Circus is a six-piece fusion of 20’s swing and stomping electro beats. They have an explosive sound that reverberates back through time, and they play everything from breakbeat and house to reggae, all with their own unique style of swing. They have been ruling stages on the UK  Europe festival circuit with their live sets that include electric double bass, vintage samples, gypsy-jazz guitar, keys, drums, synths and electro beats. Fronted by a sassy female double-act, Electric Swing Circus deliver a consistently dazzling show. Their debut, self-titled album is available now on Ragtime Records. With a new album on the way! This is one party you want to be at!


ESC 2016 press shot



Say ‘O’ for Omarion


When he wasn’t busy with B2K singing about What a Girl Wants, he was paving the path to a successful solo career with hits like Ice Box (yessss, remember that MEGA hit?), and Girlfirend (featuring Bow Wow). Undoubtedly, Omarion was one of the biggest r&b artists of the noughties, and if your teenage self is longing for a flashback to the music of yesteryear, get ready for one of the most exciting events this month. Omarion himself will be taking to the stage at the grand opening of MJs Bowling Lounge on May 12, with a warm up by DJ Arwin, and closing the night will be AUDEH OverDose! Omarion be performing his mega hits, which fans and music lovers will surely sing along with (we definitely will!). For every teen who thought every r&b song was about their life, and anyone who misses the good ol’ sound of tunes from the early 00s.

THIS event will take you right back to those days, if only for a few hours, with its sophisticated set-up. We CANNOT wait – see you there!


GO: Omarion will perform live at the grand opening of MJs Bowling Lounge on May 12. Doors open from 8pm. Tickets are available at Call 3416 2600 or 3659 1078 for more information.


Put Your Hands Up

for Fatman Scoop! The American hype man, hip-hop promoter and radio personality famed for his on-stage rough, raw and loud voice, will be in Bahrain later this month. Known for his hit single Be Faithful, the vivacious artist will surely put on a performance that the crowd will remember for a long time!


GO: Fatman Scoop will perform live at Ibrida, Ramee Grand Hotel &
Spa, on May 26. Pre-sale tickets are BD15. On the door it’s BD25. Free
drinks for ladies upon buying pre-sale tickets only. Call 1711 1999 for
reservations and more information