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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

Top 10: See a performance by Toshi Reagon with BigLovely and Friends at NYU Abu Dhabi, have fun with The Laughter Factory and more 

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Catch a performance by Toshi Reagon (pictured) with BigLovely and Friends in a celebration of sonic America. NYU Abu Dhabi
Catch a performance by Toshi Reagon (pictured) with BigLovely and Friends in a celebration of sonic America. NYU Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Concert

See Toshi Reagon (pictured) with BigLovely and Friends at New York University Abu Dhabi in a celebration of sonic Americana – rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, funk and more – featuring guest sets from Tariq Al Sabir, Josette Newsam-Marchak and Shayna Small performing their own music.

Tonight, 8pm, The East Plaza, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org

Dubai

Afternoon tea

International fashion illustrator Megan Hess launches her new book Paris: Through a Fashion Eye today and along with it, Fairmont The Palm unveils a chic afternoon tea inspired by its themes and colours­. Enjoy fashionable shapes and flavours of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and a selection of home-made macarons as well as truffles and more. Hess will hold a book signing from 7pm in the lobby of the hotel.

Daily until November 30, noon to 6pm, Dh210 includes a copy of the book Paris: Through a Fashion Eye, Mashrabiya Lounge, Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, book at 04 457 3457, palm.dining@fairmont.com

Enjoy a chic afternoon tea inspired by the book Paris: Through a Fashion Eye by Megan Hess. Fairmont The Palm
Enjoy a chic afternoon tea inspired by the book Paris: Through a Fashion Eye by Megan Hess. Fairmont The Palm

Abu Dhabi

Film screenings

Register to attend film screenings presented by Cinema Space. Tomorrow watch a newly restored version of the 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. The film will also be shown on Saturday prior to a screening of the 2009 German-Austrian film The White Ribbon directed by Michael Haneke, which tells the story of a town in northern Germany before the First World War that experiences strange events that seem to be ritual punishment.

Tomorrow, 7pm for Singin’ in the Rain; Saturday, 4pm for Singin’ in the Rain; 7pm for The White Ribbon, free with registration, Cinema Space, auditorium, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

Abu Dhabi

Theatre

Attend a performance by Beyond the Veil of The Stores Are Now Open by award-winning playwright Saleh Karama Al Ameri. The story is a psychological exploration of the universal concepts of marriage and materialism with Murad (Majel Al Zubaidi) waiting every night for his wife Lamis (Fiona Makia) to return home from work.

Daily until Saturday, 7.30pm, with a 3pm ladies-only performance on Friday, suggested donation at the door of Dh50 for adults; Dh25 for children, Emirates Writers Union, National Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.beyondtheveilad.com

Abu Dhabi

Comedy show

End the week at Rooftop Comedy at Up & Below from Yalla Laughs, featuring top local comedians, including Erik Thornquist, Ginger Lynz and Simeon Goodson, performing at the monthly comedy night in the city.

Tonight, 8pm, free entry, Up & Below, Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/yallalaughs

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Abu Dhabi

Exhibition

See the exhibition Women and Nature: Korea: UAE Art Exhibition as part of Korea Festival 2017. Artists Noura Al Sayed Al Hashmi, from the UAE, and Kim Duck-yong, from Korea, present works that feature the women and landscapes of both countries.

Daily until November 17, National Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.koreafestivaluae.com

Dubai

Comedy show

Catch three top international comedians as The Laughter Factory returns to Abu Dhabi and Dubai with The Downright Nasty Tour. Mandy Knight (pictured right), brings her popular The Dark Night show, along with Alex Boardman, a comedy writer who also performs stand-up, and newcomer Jimmy McGhie who delivers ground-breaking material on stage.

Tonight, 9pm, Mövenpick, JBR, Dubai; Tomorrow, 7pm, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai; Tomorrow, 9pm, Mövenpick, JBR, Dubai; Wednesday, 8pm, Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi; November 9, 9pm, Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights, Dubai, Dh140, ages 21+, www.platinumlist.net

See Mandy Knight (pictured), Alex Boardman and Jimmy McGhie in Dubai tonight with The Laughter Factory. The Laughter Factory
See Mandy Knight (pictured), Alex Boardman and Jimmy McGhie in Dubai tonight with The Laughter Factory. The Laughter Factory

Dubai

Concert series

Attend the PaRUS International Music Fest, which showcases Russian popular music and culture with a line-up of performers over three days. The event is kicked off with a red-carpet ceremony and headliner A’Studio. The second day features a gala concert with stars of Russian Radio and Radio Chanson. The event wraps up with a concert by Svetlana Loboda and other guest performers.

Daily until Saturday, from Dh210, Events Arena, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

Dubai

Beach event

Barasti hosts the Sunsets Festival this weekend with a live sensory experience linked to the natural elements of earth, wind, fire and water, spread across four zones of the beach. Enjoy yoga sessions, body glitter, dream-catcher crafts, acoustic music, competitions, drum sessions, water games and more.

Daily until Saturday, 11am to 3am, Thursday and Friday; 11am to 1.30am on Saturday, free entry, 21+, Barasti, Mina Seyahi, Dubai, www.sunsetfestivaldxb.com

Dubai

Food event

Galleries Lafayette Le Gourmet Food Fest at City Walk features a festive marketplace and a variety of boutique vendors, as well as food trucks. Enjoy an outdoor experience with music and entertainment for the whole family.

Daily until Saturday, 4pm to 11pm today; 2pm to 11pm tomorrow; 2pm to 8pm on Saturday, City Walk, Dubai, 04 403 3033, gallerieslafayettedubai.com