Your essential guide to what's happening in the Emirates
Top 10: Catch the opening of an exhibition by Bruno Boudjelal at NYU Abu Dhabi, register for the K-Pop Academy, see the play Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Catch the opening of the exhibition Bruno Boudjelal: Frantz Fanon, a collection of 23 photographs by Boudjelal that reflect the artist’s search for reliable traces of past histories and the imprint of the memory of Fanon, the French-Algerian philosopher, revolutionary and writer, whose work is influential in post-colonial studies. The opening will be followed by a talk with the artist. Pictured: Blida’s Hospital Where Frantz Fanon Worked, Algeria, 2011
Opens tonight, 6pm, followed by a conversation with Bruno Boudjelal, then runs daily until September 27, 3 to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), The Project Space, NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 628 8000, www.nyuad-artgallery.org
End the week on a high note with the gang from Yalla Laughs, who deliver the monthly rooftop comedy night featuring top local and regional stand-up performers including Simeon Goodson, Omar Kazim, Nizam Bantwal, Abz Ali, Erik Thornquist, headliner Miqdaad Dohdwala and host Jon Boulton.
Tonight, from 8pm, free entry, 21+, Up & Below, Courtyard at Marriott Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com
Sign up to take part in the free, six-week K-Pop Academy presented by the Korean Cultural Center. Experience the cultural aspects of Korea in a programme led by professional teachers who come from Korea, as well as vocal training, including pronunciation, and the famous synchronised K-Pop dance. The final week is a practice session combining the skills. Three class schedules are available.
September 23 November 3, 6.30pm to 8pm on Sundays and Tuesdays; 6.30pm to 8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays; 2pm to 5pm on Saturdays, free, ages 14+, Korean Cultural Center, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, register by September 16 at uae.korean-culture.org
Get early-bird tickets now for Taste of Abu Dhabi, which returns to du Arena for three days of cuisine from the capital’s top restaurants, cookery demonstrations, appearances by celebrity chefs including Jenny Morris, workshops, live entertainment and more. Thursday night sees a performance by Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet.
November 9 to 11, 4pm to 11pm on November 9; noon to 11pm on November 10 and 11, from Dh140 for a standard ticket on Thursday, including entrance to Tony Hadley concert; from Dh80 for early-bird standard ticket for Friday or Saturday, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.tasteabudhabi.com
See images by the young Dubai-based photographer Stephanie Moukarzel at Ductac Presents: A Photography Exhibition of the Sharmila Dance Extravaganza, featuring images taken backstage and onstage during this season’s event.
Opens tonight, 7pm, then runs daily until Wednesday, 9am to 10pm, The Gallery of Light, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
Dubai Drama Group kicks off its season with a performance of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, a collection of monologues that examine romance through the memories triggered by clothing and accessories. The play, written by Nora and Delia Ephron, is based on the Ilene Beckerman book of the same name and is directed by Penny Mackenzie.
Daily until Saturday, 8pm tonight; 4pm and 8pm on Friday and Saturday, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, reserve your spot on the guest list at courtyardplayhouse.com/events
Visit the newly opened Tom & Serg pop-up restaurant at Vox Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates, where you can pick up specialty coffee and fresh pastries from local brands Encounter Coffee Roasters and Rise & Dawn Bakery. Plus, try the Grab n’ Go range of breakfast items, wraps, sandwiches and superbowl foods. Enjoy a movie and tuck into fresh foods such as tropical fruit salad, chia pudding, Moroccan chicken salad and the acai bowl.
Open daily, 9am to midnight, prices from Dh18 to Dh48, Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
To celebrate the run-up to the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 this December, visit the Mobile Roadshow at the departures area of Abu Dhabi International Airport and receive a postcard to write down your fondest football experience. Take a picture of your postcard and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClubWC for the chance to win tickets to the tournament, which takes place from December 6 to 16 in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
Visit the Mobile Roadshow until Saturday, 8am to 4pm; 9pm to 4am, Departures and Gate 35, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi, www.fifa.com/ClubWorldCup
Register to take part in a series of creative writing workshops at Ductac. Classes for adults include Writing That Novel and Sharpening Your Creative Writing Skills. Plus, there are workshops for age groups 8 to 11, 12 to 15 and 16 to 19.
Starts Saturday for Writing That Novel, then various starting dates until September 20, various timings for age levels, from Dh800, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 056 745 1511, email@example.com
Attend the 2 Nation Music event featuring the Indian rapper Badshah and Pakistani singer Atif Aslam. Badshah’s hits include DJ Waley Babu, Mercy and Kar Gaui Chull. Atif Aslam is known for hits Jal Pari, Mahi Ve and Ankhon Sey. Plus, enjoy performances by Waqar Zaka and Flint J as well as live performances by local DJs.
Tonight, from 8pm, from Dh85, The Dome, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net