1) Wig Party 2013 on Thursday, April 18th From the press release: “Oman’s first annual big hair party parades into Muscat on Thursday evening 18 April in the city’s Grandest hotel. Rock-up wearing a wig and you’ll be rewarded with free entry and a complimentary beverage. But don’t worry if you are without a wig – you can buy one when you arrive at the party for OMR 6. Since wigs are a little thin on the ground in Muscat, the hotel has flown-in a selection especially for party goers to choose from! No wig, no entry! The uplifting vocal house music soundtrack, to shake your beehive to will be provided by international DJ CARL ROBERTS flying in especially for the occasion, accompanied by Tamas playing live saxophone and Ferdinand on drums and percussion. The best wig of the party will win a free one-night weekend stay for two people at Grand Hyatt Muscat complete with buffet breakfast and late checkout. And thanks to our lovely friends at Oman United Agencies you can drink as much as you like from 7pm ‘til your wig falls off at the end of the night for just OMR 25 per person. The main event will run from 7pm ‘til 10pm poolside on the terrace of Marjan. The after party and fun continues from 10pm in JohnBarryBar where DJ Carl Roberts will spin funky music until midnight. To reserve a table for Wig Party please call +968 2464 1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the hotels Facebook page for more updates https://www.facebook.com/events/125588124300184/.
2) An Evening with Matthew vanKan for all jazz lovers on Friday, April 19th “Quintessentially British crooner Matthew vanKan’s last appearance in the Middle East was in Doha exactly two years ago. Those who attended that extravagant event will remember Matthew well – his suave good looks, velvet voice and charismatic personality charmed every person in the room that night. Matthew is resident singer at The Savoy in London and The Grand in Brighton, two of Great Britain’s most prestigious hotels, and he has performed for a host of celebrities in the UK and overseas including Elton John and Ian McKellan. Matthew returns to the Middle East to perform at Grand Hyatt Muscat on Friday, 19 April 2013 for an exclusive concert of upbeat jazz and swing classics, including Fly Me To The Moon, Under My Skin, The Girl From Ipanema, All Of Me and more, accompanied by his British pianist Gabriel Mantell. Tickets are OMR 10 each including a welcome Peach Bellini drink on arrival, VIP seating OMR 20 inclusive a glass of Moet & Chandon. To ensure that everyone has a great view of Matthew on the night only 200 tickets will be sold. This event will be held at Muscat Jazz Club, also known as Copacabana. The venue will be completely transformed, from top to toe, especially for this exclusive event. To reserve your seat for An Evening with Matthew vanKan please call +968 2464 1234 or email email@example.com, call +968 2464 1234.”
This sounds like a lot of fun. If you want a small sample of this gentleman’s voice, here’s a video from his youtube channel singing, “My Funny Valentine“:
3) Friday, April 19th is the launch of “Beverly Hills Brunch“: “Indulge with unlimited Möet & Chandon champagne while listening to live music courtesy of international DJ accompanied by musicians for Muscat’s most lavish Friday brunch. Enjoy a buffet of delicious appetisers, continental charcuterie, smoked salmon and fresh salads, complemented by a huge selection of main dishes prepared at live cooking stations, ranging from roasted rib eye of beef to grilled seafood and lobster. A sumptuous choice of decadent desserts completes this feast. Attentive staff will attend to your every whim. And your children will be entertained and looked-after while you kick back and relax. Beverly Hills Brunch with soft drinks OMR 22, Brunch with unlimited De Bortoli wines and beer for OMR 35 and brunch plus unlimited Möet & Chandon champagne OMR 49. Children under 12 eat for free. All prices in Omani Riyal inclusive of 17.4% service charge & tax. You will not find a brunch like this anywhere else in Muscat. Book early to avoid disappointment. Beverly Hills Brunch 12:30 – 15:30 every Friday at Mohka Café. For reservations please call +968 2464 1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit muscat.grand.hyatt.com. Check the hotels Facebook page for more updates facebook.com/GrandHyattMuscat.”
I normally wouldn’t post the entire press release of each event, but it’s nice to know all the details, right?! Always something exciting happening in Muscat! Thanks for sending this, Nicole! 🙂