Plus: take the kids for a history show; get your tickets for the Monte-Carlo beachclub's second birthday; enjoy a special menu at Jones the Grocer; and celebrate Oktoberfest.
Make plans to see the Canadian comedian Russell Peters, who will reprise his successful Notorious World Tour in Abu Dhabi. The show will also feature the comedian and singer J Chris Newberg. Starts at 7.30pm, from Dh250, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae, more information at www.thinkflash.ae
Take the kids to see Horrible Histories – Ruthless Romans live on stage. The hour-long production by The Birmingham Stage Company will show us why there’s no place like Rome. From evil emperors to gruesome gladiators, experience the terrible tactics of the Roman army, journey into Roman Britain and meet the sword-slaying Spartacus, at 8.45am and 10.45am, from Dh90, Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, 04 341 4777
Get your tickets to celebrate Monte-Carlo Beach Club’s second birthday this Friday. Entertainment from the Spanish house DJ Kiko Navarro, canapés from chef Paolo Sari, who is flying in from Monaco, live jazz music and an exhibition. Tickets from Dh200, open to the public from 9.30pm for festivities including fire-breathing dancers and a competition to win a trip to Monaco. Saadiyat Island, www.montecarlobeachclub.ae
Indulge in the special menu created by the chef Peter Gordon at Jones the Grocer to celebrate the launch of his cookbook, Everyday. The menu includes breakfast, appetisers, salads, main courses and desserts. Jones the Grocer locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, www.jonesthegrocer.com
Celebrate Oktoberfest with the live band Alpenklang and an extensive buffet of Bavarian specialities, including pretzels, sauerkraut, dumplings, sausages, potato salad and more. From 7pm, from Dh125 for adults, Dh60 for children, free for ages 4 and under, Le Meridien, Abu Dhabi, for reservations call 02 644 6666, www.lemeridienabudhabi.com