Leisure Guide


November 15 - 21,2017

A Bon Jovi tribute performance by Bon Giovi will be held at Sherlock Holmes Restaurant in Adliya on November 23.

For details, contact 17713000.


The Parent Community Association is organising the International Family Fair at the British School of Bahrain (BSB) Hamala campus for November 24.


The Bahrain Light Festival, hosted by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority at Bahrain Bay, will be held from November 23 to 30 introducing the latest lighting innovations by international contemporary artists. The festival will feature the work of artists from France, Japan and the US with artistic performances.


IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East Championship Bahrain will take place on November 25 with athletes flying in from all over the world to compete. IRONGIRL’s 5km run will be on November 24 at 4pm followed by IRONKIDS at 5pm. IRONGIRL is open to competitors aged 15 and above. IRONKIDS is open to all boys and girls. It will be staged over 100m to 2.2km distances depending on the age of entrants.

For details, visit http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman-70.3/bahrain.aspx#axzz4yJ1m26vf


The Bahrain Marathon Relay will take place on November 24 and will start and finish at the Bahrain International Circuit in Shakir. Entries will be strictly limited to 225 teams and the fee is BD215 per team. The closing date for entries is midnight November 22.

To register, email bmr_registrar@hotmail.com


There will be a fun Zumbathon event at the Gulf Hotel Convention Centre on November 29 in support of Think Pink Bahrain and the Smile charity. Details for the ladies-only event will follow shortly.

For more information, contact event organiser Fatima Bader on 39113333 or Think Pink Bahrain on 39076717.


The 11th Annual Shahrazad Charity Sale Bazaar will be held on November 25 in the Shahrazad Hall located behind Zait Alzaytoon in Budaiya Road. The bazaar will be open from 9am to 7pm and will feature clothing, books, furniture, toys, household items, electronics, plants, antiques and more. The event will support the Bahrain Breast Cancer Society - Think Pink Bahrain and other charities. It’s free to the public.


The BSPCA will be hosting its Thrift Shop Festive Fayre on November 25 at its thrift shop in 6 Busheiri Gardens from 1pm to 5pm. The fayre will feature designer clothing, accessories, costume jewellery, festive decorations and more.

For details, email anabspca@hotmail.com


The Bahrain Boomz Cricket Quiz 2017 with Charu Sharma will test sport lovers cricket knowledge in a battle of wits. A preliminary round will be held on December 1 at the New Millennium School Bahrain in Zinj. 

This quiz event aims to provide a fun and intellectual work-out for teams of two, split into Inter-School and Open categories.

For the Inter-School category, both team members should be from the same school. For the Open category, there are no restrictions.

The Inter-School category will take centre-stage during the afternoon with the Open category preliminary round set for an evening slot. The first round will comprise two written sessions of 20 questions each and the top six teams in each category will qualify for a Grand Final.

The Grand Final will be held one week later on December 8 at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Isa Town.

The teams in each Grand Final will face six fast-paced rounds to test how up-to-date their cricket knowledge is, including written, oral and visual questions.

The Quizmaster will be Charu Sharma, a celebrated Indian media commentator and sports personality. He will be joined by a range of VIP guests from Bahrain and the cricket world, including Syed Kirmani, former Indian international wicket-keeper and a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team. 

Registration entries end on November 27. Entry is free for the Inter-School category and BD2 per team, payable at the start of the preliminary round, for the Open category.

For more details and how to register, visit www.bahrainboomz.com or contact Anand Lobo on 3434 5000.


Women footballers and basketball players will be competing in ‘The Bahrain Women’s Day Sportsfest 2017’ on December 1 at The Umm Al Hassam Sports Stadium.

The one day event, organised by Out of the Box to celebrate ‘Bahrain Women’s Day’, is an inaugural edition of what will hopefully become an annual event. 

Teams will get the chance to compete in futsal and 3-on-3 basketball for a range of trophies. Ten teams are expected to battle it out for the futsal title, while as many as 24 teams will be shooting hoops.

Alongside the sporting action, there will be a market with stands showcasing arts and crafts from a number of female entrepreneurs, a range of children’s activities and food stalls.

There is still time to register. For details for futsal, contact Ali on 39454403 and for basketball, contact Jalil on 33266625, or call Sarva or Godwin on 36677719 or 36677019.

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