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Top 10: Catch a performance of Amazing Dubai, see The Mars Generation and learn how to attend Space Camp
See Amazing Dubai, a musical performance that takes audiences on a journey from city’s beginnings as a small fishing community in the 1800s to one of the world’s most modern metropolises. The multinational cast present an upbeat script and production that will run twice a day, year round, sharing the story of the resilience and strength of the Emiratis and their leaders’ vision to triumph against all odds.
Shows noon and 2.30pm daily (except Fridays), from Dh100; from Dh75 for UAE residents with Emirates ID, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6546, madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com
Jamaican-American pop star Sean Kingston (Beautiful Girls, Fire Burning) will headline the Caribbean Beach Festival at Yas Beach, which celebrates Caribbean culture through art, food and music. Jamaican crooner Jah Cure will also perform contemporary reggae music, and there will be food trucks serving authentic dishes.
Today, 4pm to 3am, from Dh120, 21+, Caribbean Beach Festival, Yas Beach, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.reggae-beachfest.com
Attend the launch of Food Truck Jam Abu Dhabi, featuring delicacies such as burgers, shawarma, and regional flavours from top homegrown food trucks. Plus, enjoy dining in the cooler weather in the chill-out zone.
Tomorrow, from 4pm, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/truckersdxb
Make plans to visit the reopened Giraffe World Kitchen at Yas Mall on Saturday, when the first 100 visitors will be given a free main course to celebrate its new menu, which includes items such as pulled beef brisket skillet and the rodeo chicken burger.
Saturday, from noon, various prices, Giraffe World Kitchen, Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, 02 565 0711, www.yasmall.ae
Catch the documentary The Mars Generation presented by the US embassy Abu Dhabi as part of its American Film Showcase series. The film follows teenagers as they train at the US Space and Rocket Center, while experts including Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye touch on Nasa’s history and future. The film’s director Michael Barnett will speak, as will Dr Deborah Barnhart of the space centre, who will explain how students can attend Space Camp.
Tomorrow, 7pm, free screening; Dh5 to enter park, Children’s Garden, Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, Instagram @USAinUAE
Register to attend two film screenings presented by Cinema Space on Saturday. The Iron Giant is set in Maine during the Cold War, when a weapon from another planet is sent to destroy Earth, but loses his memory along the way. He meets a 9-year-old boy who rescues him, and the two teach each other what is important to them while the suspicious government plans to destroy the giant. Catch a screening of the newly-restored version of the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, who lives in a dystopian Los Angeles where he hunts for bioengineered fugitives.
Saturday, 4pm for The Iron Giant; 7pm for Blade Runner, free with registration, Cinema Space, auditorium, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Register to take part in the Ladies-Only Pink Party Zumba Marathon at Fitness First, in an event that brings awareness of breast cancer to the community. The event features Zumba for kids ages 15 and younger, followed by a two-hour Zumbathon for ladies. The dress code is pink and there will be prizes for the best-dressed child and woman. The first 200 adult participants will receive a Pink Party Adidas T-shirt.
October 22, from 5.30pm for Zumba for kids; 7pm to 9pm for Zumbathon, Fitness First, The Meadows, Dubai, uae.fitnessfirstme.com
Ayyam Gallery presents Thresholds 2.0 featuring works by painter Mouteea Murad that experiment with the use of mathematics in geometric abstraction. The large-scale paintings allow the viewer to explore the artist’s emphasis on space and dimension.
Daily until October 26, 10am-8pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon-8pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC, Dubai, 04 439 2395, www.ayyamgallery.com
Register your children for hip-hop choreography classes with Nader Musharbash, who will teach kids routines set to top tracks from the past and present. Musharbash is an internationally renowned choreographer who has judged at international street-dance competitions and designs routines to develop creativity, technical ability, stage presence and teamwork.
Sunday until December 17, 5pm to 6pm for ages 7-14, Fit 4 Life gym, Green Community, Dubai; Thursday until December 21, 4pm to 5pm for ages 7-14; 5pm to 6pm for ages 11-15, BNF Dance Studio, Dubai Media City, from Dh70 per class, email@example.com
Get tickets now for Fiesta de los Muertos, a Halloween-themed live-music festival at the Autism Rocks Arena in Dubai. Gorillaz will headline the event. The British virtual band consists of four animated fictitious members, with hits including Feel Good Inc, Dare and Clint Eastwood. Also performing are American pop star Nick Jonas (Jealous, Chains), Lebanese-Canadian R&B singer Massari (Done da Da, Be Easy), Canadian pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen (Call Me Maybe), UK grime star Stormzy (Big for Your Boots, Cold), and Mexican band The Mariachis performing pop and rock standards, mariachi-style.
October 27, from Dh350, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net