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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

Top 10: Korea Festival 2017 opens in Abu Dhabi with performances, Ductac offers after-school drop-in sessions for creative kids

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Korea Festival 2017 opens today with a performance of Darkness Poomba by Modern Table. Korean Cultural Center
Korea Festival 2017 opens today with a performance of Darkness Poomba by Modern Table. Korean Cultural Center

Abu Dhabi

Cultural festival

The annual Korea Festival opens today featuring a hologram show and Darkness Poomba, a contemporary dance and live music performance by Modern Table. The festival, with the theme of “K-Culture in Motion”, runs for a month in locations across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai and focuses on children and families through ­activities and events such as an art exhibition, a kimchi masterclass, children’s ­theatre and more.

Opens today, 7pm to 8.30pm, free entry, National Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.koreafestivaluae.com

Dubai

Kids’ fun

Ductac is offering after-school drop-in sessions for creative kids ages five to 10 that provides an hour of craft-filled fun in which children can learn creative skills with diverse weekly themes such as under the sea, Halloween and festive season. The class provides all the materials and resources to create something fun with children of a similar age.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2pm to 6pm, Dh80 per hour, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 371 4777, www.ductac.org

Ductac offers after-school drop-in classes for kids. Ductac
Ductac offers after-school drop-in classes for kids. Ductac

Abu Dhabi

Exhibition

See the exhibition Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965, which examines the New York art scene, from the abstract ­expressionism in the 1950s to the pop-art and ­minimalism of the 1960s. The establishment of ­artist-run galleries led to artists expanding ­downtown Manhattan ­towards the industrial areas, thus acquiring spaces that shaped the creation and exhibition of their art. See more than 200 works by more than 50 artists ­including installation and performance art.

Daily until January 13, noon to 8pm (closed Sundays), NYUAD Art Gallery, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artgallery.org

Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Book tickets now to attend WWE Live in Abu Dhabi and see Superstars including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman, Cesaro and Sheamus. The event blends in-ring athletics and dramatic entertainment with the energy of a rock concert in a fun ­atmosphere the whole ­family will enjoy.

December 7, 8pm, from Dh250, Zayed Sports City Tennis ­Stadium, Abu Dhabi, www.­platinumlist.net

Abu Dhabi

Comedy show

Buy tickets to see ­Trevor Noah perform live at du Forum as part of his international Around the World tour, with a second show now added on ­December 16. The host of The Daily Show returns to the UAE, after headlining the Dubai Comedy Festival in 2015.

December 15-16, 8.30pm on ­December 15; 4pm on December 16, from Dh395, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Meditation class

Register to take part in ­tomorrow’s Tibetan ­Humming Meditation with Lina Jarad, a Reiki and sound therapist, at ­Bodytree Studio. Nadabrahama is said to bring harmony to the whole being through humming and hand movements with conflicting parts of the body falling in tune.

Tomorrow, 7pm to 8pm, from Dh50, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, info@­bodytreestudio.com

Dubai

Exhibition

Catch the final days of the exhibition Ripples by Mohannad Orabi, and see a series of vibrant, colourful paintings that provide a counter image to the death and destruction in Syria, and provide a creative outlet for the artist, who is deeply affected by the war in his native country. Sparrows appear at the feet of children who are at peace in the world, invoking memories of Syria before the war. Pictured: Untitled image by Mohannad Orabi

Today and tomorrow, 10am-6pm, Ayyam Gallery, 12 Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com

Catch the final days of the exhibition Ripples by Mohannad Orabi at Ayyam Gallery. Pictured: A detail of an untitled image by Mohannad Orabi. Ayyam Gallery
Catch the final days of the exhibition Ripples by Mohannad Orabi at Ayyam Gallery. Pictured: A detail of an untitled image by Mohannad Orabi. Ayyam Gallery

Dubai

Theatre

Plan to see The Gruffalo Show at Madinat Theatre as Tall Stories presents a musical adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The fearsome creature takes to the stage with song, laughter, physical theatre and a touch of scary fun along with a catchy score and original music and lyrics.

November 10-11, from Dh135, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6546, madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com

Dubai

Performance

Be front row for a performance of La Perle, the live show produced by creative director Franco Dragone and influenced by Dubai’s culture and history. The permanent resident show combines artistic performances, imagery and technology featuring aquatic and aerial feats as well as special effects.

Shows at 7pm and 9.30pm Tuesdays to Fridays; 4pm and 7pm on Saturdays, from Dh400, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, 800 517373, www.laperle.com

Dubai

Concert

Get tickets to see a the English rock band Uriah Heep, one of the most influential bands of the 1970s. Hits include Gypsy, Easy Livin’, July Morning and Lady in Black. Dubai’s award-winning band Carl & the Reda Mafia will open the show.

November 10, gates open at 7.30pm, from Dh175, The Secret Garden, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net