x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

5 Things to Do Today: watch a tap dancing theatrical show

Plus: listen to a talk by the unique sculptor Stephen Rew, enjoy some international cuisine, eat foie gras or take a workshop on face-reading.

The tap dancing and live music show, Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs. Courtesy Brinkhoff-Moegenburg
The tap dancing and live music show, Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs. Courtesy Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

See Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs. The tap dancing and live music performance has been described by the BBC as “part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site”. At 7pm, from Dh250, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6546. Visit www.madinattheatre.com for more information.

Listen to the London-based artist Stephen Rew talk about his sculptures and the unusual technique of forging Damascus steel, which he uses to create antelope horns. He honed the process by working with craftsmen in Rajasthan, India. At 7pm, Ikon House, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Visit www.ikonhouse.com or www.damascussteelsculpture.com for more information.

Enjoy a wide array of culinary experiences at the Dubai Food Festival, which features food inspired by the cuisines of more than 200 nationalities. Various venues across Dubai, for a complete schedule, visit www.dubaifoodfestival.com.

Indulge in the French delicacy foie gras for a limited time. From soups, salads and hot appetisers such as pan-fried foie gras with mushroom and risotto to mains and desserts such as poached pear stuffed with foie gras and honey, the Foie Gras Festival at Le Beaujolais has dishes to sate every whim. Until March 20, Mercure Abu Dhabi Centre Hotel, Hamdan Street, 02 659 2831.

Book a spot at the face-reader Eric Standop’s workshop, where he’ll offer an insight into face-reading and skills that will allow you to use the technique for personal and professional purposes. On Saturday, from 10am to 4pm, Dh950 for lunch and workshop, Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6818, mjtalise@jumeirah.com.