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