Archive for the ‘Events’ Category
The Alliance, organizers of the hugely successful Middle East Film and Comic Con, and GAMES Middle East event is announcing a collaboration with Yas Island that will see the launch of ANI:ME, their third premiere project to hit the region. Taking place at du Forum, Yas Island from 27th to 29th of October, ANI:ME is expected to draw thousands of pop culture fans for what will be a celebration of Japanese entertainment & popular culture.
Featuring some of the best Japanese anime, manga, cinema, music, games, fashion and culinary delights that make Japan a cultural sensation and a truly fascinating nation, The ever popular art of Cosplay will also be a massive component at ANI:ME! For the first time in the region, a competition that will send the best cosplayer from the event to Japan, to compete in the world finals of the World Cosplay Summit.
Im a big fan of Harley-Davidson, they are cool, powerful and badass men’s toys, but unfortunately I don’t own or ride one. Just last week they hosted the premiere of acclaimed film ‘BEING EVEL’ at their headquarters in Shuwaikh.
The Harley-Davidson Kuwait dealership hosted the exclusive screening of the much-heralded ‘Being Evel’ documentary movie – the incredible untold story behind iconic daredevil Robert ‘Evel’ Knievel.
The critically acclaimed documentary film had its Middle East premiere at the official Harley-Davidson Kuwait dealership on 31st March as part of their ‘Good vs. Evel’ event, which was open to those with a passion for motorcycling or motorcycling genre films alike. Attending Harley-Davidson enthusiasts, custom bike fans, aspiring motorcycle beginners and general ‘culture-vultures’ also saw and test-rode the latest Harley-Davidson models.
Harley-Davidson Kuwait also revealed their own custom bike entry to the 2016 ‘Battle of The Kings’ competition at the event. The contest, now in its second year, has over 200 authorized dealerships across Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA) competing against each other to demonstrate their originality and creative customization skills using a new Sportster® Iron 883™. The dealership’s participation marks the first time the GCC has been represented and is testament to Harley-Davidson’s increasing custom expertise in the region.
“We’re thrilled to introduce the ‘Being Evel’ movie to Kuwait as part of our ‘Good vs. Evel’ program,” said Elsa Abi Nader, Marketing Manager Middle East and North Africa, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “Evel Knievel was a motorcycle rider – and a man – who took a different route, a rebel at heart that truly embodied the spirit of Harley-Davidson.
“Our dealer network has rallied behind this year’s Battle of the Kings campaign with even more enthusiasm than last year. These ‘Custom Kings’ and the premiere of this incredible movie showcase custom culture to a wider audience.”
Harley-Davidson collaborated with up-and-coming visual artist, Ryan Quickfall to create a series of exclusive ‘Good vs. Evel’ prints, inspired by Evel Knievel and Harley-Davidson’s unique custom culture. Just 100 art sets, containing four posters, have been created for each dealership and given to the first 100 guests to attend the ‘Good vs. Evel’ events. Each dealer also has one limited edition framed print of Quickfall’s Harley-Davidson XR750 artwork to giveaway.
Being Evel || Directed by award-winning filmmaker Daniel Junge and starring George Hamilton, Johnny Knoxville, Tony Hawk and Evel Knievel himself, ‘Being Evel’ tells the incredible story behind the American daredevil icon – Robert “Evel” Knievel. The previously untold tale of the man behind the flamboyant cape is brought to life in a fantastic documentary that spans Evel’s wildly dangerous career from one-time outlaw to ramp-to-ramp motorbike jumps on a Harley-Davidson XR-750.
The movie has enjoyed widespread positive reactions from festival audiences since its world premiere at Sundance in 2015 and subsequent screenings at SXSW and Miami film festivals. The film has described as “rambunctious and entertaining” with critics saying it literally “soars”.
Battle of the Kings 2016 || The ‘Battle of the Kings’ contest involves staff from 240 authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships across EMEA, competing to demonstrate their originality and creative customization skills using a 2016 Iron 883. The maximum price of the finished customized bike must be under 5,800 KWD, which is within financial reach for plenty of custom bike fans.
The contest for the Kuwait entrant is made up of a number of stages, starting with a MENA-based competition where the region’s Custom King will be determined via a combination of public votes and input from a panel of motorcycle experts. Voting to crown the region’s Custom King began on 15th March 2016 and is due to run for one month.
The next stage will include a head-to-head contest between the MENA and European champions and the presentation of the prestigious award at the ‘Wheels & Waves’ custom lifestyle event in Biarritz, France in June 2016. A jury of experts will choose the EMEA Custom King.
The iconic Sportster family has been an American motorcycling icon since 1957. It is one of the most popular Harley model ranges for customization in the new wave custom scene, and like its predecessors, the new Iron 883 represents the ideal blank canvas to demonstrate the customization skills of the Harley-Davidson dealer network.
Its good to see comedians are coming back to Kuwait for a second run. Marlon Wayans was in Kuwait few years back, and last time he is here he was with MadStand, it was a great event.
This time he is in The Urban City Tour along side Godfrey & Tony Woods. The Urban City Tour organized by Vibrantinco and tickets sold at eventat.com
The event is on Friday 13th May 2016 in Kuwait Sporting Club, Kaifan. Tickets prices are 60kd, 50kd, 40kd and 20kd which is very reasonable.
Once again Dubai is hosting The Middle East Film and Comic Con 2016 (www.mefcc.com). With tickets on sale now, the MEFCC 2016 is confirmed to be help on 7th to 9th April 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) featuring the best regional & international talent, celebrity guests and more for some of the best fans in the world!
You can purchase your tickets online and at Virgin Megastore outlets across the GCC region. A limited quantity of early bird tickets gives fans the opportunity to get their hands on the coveted Gold 3 day passes for a special rate until sold out.
Tickets prices as follows :
|VIP – 3 DAY||500 AED|
|Gold- 3 DAY||250 AED|
|Bronze- 1 DAY||100 AED|
|Steel- Early Bird Limited (3 day)||200 AED|
- Chat with the Godfather of comic book Super Heroes himself!
- Meet Doc Brown, Ash Ketchum and the co-creator of Deadpool
- Tickets are on sale including a limited number of early birds.
- Win 2 tickets to fly to Los Angeles and walk the red carpet with Stan Lee for the premier of Captain America: Civil War!
Last week I participated in twitter competition with #RedBullKuwait and won a trip for Car Park Drift final in Dubai which I went to last weekend. I’m not into cars and racing, but I love extreme sports and Red Bull sport events, so I was very excited about this trip.
We stayed at The Meydan Hotel which was amazing in everything. It was a gigantic hotel with spacious rooms and view on horses track. And the beds, the beds were the best I slept on.
Red Bull CPD was staged at The Meydan Hotel car park, and its huge car parking. The track was well-organized/planned which is a usual thing for Dubai. There was DJ music and two big screens playing over and over some of Red Bull sportsmen skydiving over Egypt pyramids and climbing Avaatara in Lebanon. Watching those videos gives you adrenalin rush, Just love to do something like it. Then there was food and plenty of red bull drinks for sure.
Red Bull CPD started with 16 cars then to 8 then 4 and finally the final was won by Ahmad Daham from UAE. It was great night, an amazing event, well planned and organized.
Thanks Red Bull for an amazing experience. Would love to try it again.
Last night was invited to attend Film Review organized by Kuwait Cine Club and hosted by National Library of Kuwait featuring special guest Mr Farouq AbdulAziz.
It was my first time to visit National Library of Kuwait. It’s such a great facility, really neat and have really good library with great collection of books, definitely I will visiting again to read some.
The night started with small introduction of Mr. Farouq AbdulAziz followed by few remarks on writing scenarios and scripts and afterward they started the film Night Crawler.
It was good pick, I really enjoyed the film, but i enjoyed Mr. Farooq review even more.
I grow up watching him on Kuwait tv, showing and reviewing films like the Blues Brothers, The King and I and many other films. Seeing him last night doing what he do best live, really gave me a great pleasure to be there. That was the highlight of eventful night. I hope they do it again.
I’ve got along my colleague an invitations from Food Fund International to attend The Meat Co. taste-off for their new menu.
The event was different from what I used to attend, it clearly wasn’t a Kuwaiti organizer, but it was good event nonetheless. We met really important and interesting people in The Meat Co. and socialized with the marketing team which I think That’s what events all about.
We came under the impression we will be trying the new The Meat Co. menu, but it wasn’t the case. They aren’t changing whole menu, they are only changing dessert and beverages menu and adding new items to the entree. My friend Salah Behbehani will elaborate more ..
Where I s the Main Core!?!
Great welcome; nice seating was next to the dessert display table.
We were welcomed with a nice sour red colored drink; the second drink was amazingly good with a sweet and spicy taste which tangles your taste buds. Both drinks were beautifully presented.
I could not resist the sweet. Nice dessert sampling taste varies between sweetness, saltiness and bitterness you don’t know what you are getting expect next. Except for the Apple crumble was tasteless.
Last was the finger foods, 5 items we tried; for my taste they were ok, not new!
Where is the new menu? I asked. Is it a secret not out yet. Why we were invited!!!?? Where is the main core of The The Meat Co. (ie TheSteak) Maybe next time !!!
The Meat Co. will be having a new menu coming out soon in 360 Mall, they have not exactly have a date but I think it will come up in Eid. I think you should try it.
No good deed goes unnoticed, and this is how i felt when i got an invitation from Zain for those who continued to blogging rather than shifting to Instagram and Snap Chat. When I started blogging I wanted to blog, nothing else and thats why I didn’t shift to any different platforms.
It was good to see everybody, it’s been a while since i last saw iTunesQ8, HiKuwait, Aljalawi, PinkGirlQ8 and others.
Pintxos restaurant hosted Zain #Bloggers_3asha and here is a review of ‘Food and Seating’ By Salah Behbahani.
Does comfortable seating in a restaurant affects your mood of food? Tapas style food munches of Pintxos was not enjoyable experience; simply because we was not setting comfortably. The seating were neither for sitting nor for sleeping!
Food presentation was amazing the names likewise, but, the taste!? Out of 12 different tapas I liked 2 to 3 kinds only. Oh… the drinks are another story, I do not know from where to start. They had fancy names, but unfortunately they do not stand for the name. There are mix of different from KDD juices (with KDD I know what I am getting).
Salah’s Personal note: Everyone deserves second chance, maybe if I had a more comfortable seating my mood well taste the food better. See again Pintxos.
Thanks to Zain for organizing the evening with live music at Pintxos it was lovely.
The Scientific Center of Kuwait will be celebrating its 15th anniversary TODAY with programs from Discovery Place, Aquarium and IMAX for the visitors that will start at 5:30pm and end with a spectacular Fire Works show at 10:15pm. Please see the schedule below for details of the program:
|Science Show||Canopy||7 & 8|
|Dhow Harbor Show||Fateh Al-Khair||6:30 – 7:30 – 8:30|
|DP Art-and-craft||Arcade||5:30 to 8:30|
As well there will be an animal handling in central court at those times: