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Top 10: Get tickets to attend a performance of Farfalle this weekend, see the exhibition Gold at Opera Gallery
Italian performance group Compagnia TPO present vibrant family show Farfalle, featuring two dancers who explores the metamorphosis of a chrysalis into a butterfly in an interactive digital audio-video environment. Audiences can expect to experience painting in the air, and a colourful environment made of music and images in which children play.
Tomorrow and Saturday, 10am and 6pm tomorrow; 10am, 3pm and 6pm Saturday, from Dh100 for adults; Dh50 for students and children younger than 16, The Black Box, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net
Opera Gallery presents Gold, a curated exhibition dedicated to the medium that transcends cultures and generations – and that the Arab world associates with and holds a standard to. Works by more than 25 internationally renowned artists, including Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Indiana, showcase the precious metal and in various forms and interpretations. Pictured: King Tutankhamun by David Mach
Daily until October 19, 10am to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 2pm to 9pm on Fridays; 11am to 9pm on Saturdays, Opera Gallery, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC, Dubai, 04 323 0909, www.operagallery.com
Yas Waterworld presents Ladies Night every Thursday, when women, as well as boys up to the age of 8, can enjoy the rides, slides and attractions in a women-friendly environment, with female staff to ensure guests’ privacy. The night includes live music from female DJs, Aqua Zumba and more.
Thursdays, 6pm to 11pm, from Dh250, Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yaswaterworld.com
Yalla Laughs helps you end the week on a high note. Join them for a night of fun featuring stand-up performances from top local and regional comedians including Marwan Al Hashimi, Osman Rohail, Kholoud Abdullah, headliner Salman Qureshi and host Erik Thornquist.
Tonight, 8pm, free entry, Up and Below, Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com
Take part in Get Driver Fit, the continuing free fitness programme, as part of the Yasalam festivities in the run-up to the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Classes include HIIT, boxing, Zumba, circuit training and yoga, and offer residents the chance to gear up for a healthier lifestyle. Additionally, registered participants can attend bi-weekly seminars on nutrition and motivation.
Daily until November 10, various locations across Abu Dhabi, including Yas Island, Umm Al Emarat Park, Zayed Sports City and Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/getdriverfit
Take part in a hoop-infused full-moon yoga class tonight at YogaOne. The class uses hula hoops during asana to help heal, explore, create and laugh. No hooping experience is required and hula hoops will be provided.
Tonight, nightfall, Dh75, ages 11+, YogaOne, Abu Dhabi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch a one-night-only performance by flamenco dancer Eva Yerbabuena at Dubai Opera. Accompanied by five dancers and an ensemble of musicians, she will perform a rendition of her celebrated Carne y Hueso show. The Spanish dancer, who is known for her speed, power and dramatic footwork, mixes traditional flamenco forms with her own style.
Tonight, 8pm, from Dh200, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Book tickets for a performance of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, who take on the challenge of performing a fast-paced romp through the bard’s plays – tragedies and comedies – in 95 minutes, in a mix of quick wit, physical humour and unending props. More than 100 characters are performed by three women from different theatrical backgrounds.
Daily until Saturday, 7.30pm daily, plus 2.30pm on Saturday, from Dh100, The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 338 8525, www.platinumlist.net
The Laughter Factory returns with shows in Dubai and Abu Dhabi featuring three top international stand-up performers: comedian and columnist Markus Birdman, dark comedy from Carey Marx and Irish storyteller Andrew Ryan, who all have all previously appeared on television and promise to deliver high-energy fun to the audience.
Tonight and tomorrow, 9pm, Mövenpick, JBR, Dubai; October 7, 8pm, Senara The Palm, Dubai; October 9, 8pm, Jekyll & Hyde, Currency House, DIFC, Dubai; October 11, 8pm, Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi; October 12, 9pm, Grand Millennium, Tecom, Dubai, Dh140, ages 21+, www.platinumlist.net
Attend the live talk show Capturing Pablo, starring former drug-enforcement agents Javier Pena and Steve Murphy, who led the takedown of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The agents will share insights about Escobar’s life, including his rise and fall, as well as their role in bringing down the cartel and its leader. The show will be followed by a Q&A session.
Today and tomorrow, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm, from Dh275, The Auditorium, Dubai College, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net