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Top 10: See Behind the Portrait at Gulf Photo Plus, register for the Kilomarathon Run, enjoy a tribute to Edith Piaf at Bistrot Bagatelle
Behind the Portrait is a community exhibition of meaningful portraits accompanied by a short story revealing the narrative behind the image. More than 500 photographers submitted works and 37 artists were chosen to present works that encourage the viewer to gaze deeper into the life of the subject and the moment in which it was captured. Pictured: an image by Natalie Naccache
Daily until October 7, 10am-7pm, Sundays to Thursdays; 10am-6pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 380 8545, www.gulfphotoplus.com
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort is set to celebrate Oktoberfest in style with a buffet featuring German specialities such as sauerkraut, pretzels and homemade sausages, and live music from the Münchner Buam Trio, who will perform favourite singalong hits of the annual festival. There will also be a children’s play area.
October 19-20, from 7pm on Thursday October 19, from 12.30pm on Friday for the brunch, free entry and from Dh120 for an unlimited buffet. The Beachcomber, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 02 677 3333, Irene.Vilches@sheraton.com
Register to take part in the 5th Westin Kilomarathon Run (26.2 kilometres), part of the Road to Awareness Campaign to benefit Al Jalila Foundation paediatric programme; named Farah, it provides medical care for children in the UAE who suffer from chronic conditions. The foundation also invests in local medical research.
October 27, from 7pm, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, register by October 22 at www.premieronline.com
EDM musicians Martin Garrix, Carl Cox and Tiësto will perform as part of the Beyond the Track concert series during the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Garrix (Animals, In the Name of Love) opens the series on the Friday, November 24, followed by Cox (Fantasee, Ohh Baby) on Saturday, November 25, and Tiesto (Red Lights, The Only Way Is Up) after the race on Sunday, November 26.
November 24-26, from 10pm, from Dh295. Du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.tixbox.com
Catch the final days of the exhibition Bruno Boudjelal: Frantz Fanon, a collection of 23 photographs by Boudjelal that reflect the artist’s search for reliable traces of histories and the imprint of the memory of Fanon, the Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary and writer whose work is influential in post-colonial studies. Pictured: Martinique (Corinne’s Grandmother).
Daily until September 27, 3-10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), The Project Space, NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 628 8000, www.nyuad-artgallery.org
Take part in Get Driver Fit, the seven-week free fitness programme, as part of the Yasalam festivities in the run-up to the grand prix. Classes include HIIT, boxing, Zumba, circuit training and yoga. Registered participants can also attend bi-weekly seminars on nutrition and motivation.
Daily until November 10, various timings and locations across Abu Dhabi, including Yas Island, Umm Al Emarat Park, Zayed Sports City and Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/GetDriverFit
Register for Art in BITs, the next 101 Talk, a monthly series of conversations with members of the UAE creative community. Shohidul Ahad-Choudhury, the founder of ArteVue and ArtePrize, and Peter Goodwin, founder of Mestaria, today talk with Reshma Mehra about the impact of technology and digital advancements of the art world.
Tonight, from 6.30pm, Nadi Al Quoz, Alskeral Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bistrot Bagatelle presents a special edition of its weekly Le Mardi C’est Permis evening of music and French specialities with a tribute to Edith Piaf (Non, je ne regrette rien and La vie en rose) featuring a French singer crooning Piaf tunes. The food menu includes tartare de boeuf, salad landaise, gnocchi à la Parisienne and desserts including Bagatelle mousse aux chocolats.
Tonight, from 8pm, Bistrot Bagatelle, Fairmont hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 354 5035, email@example.com
Enjoy a performance of The Woman in Black, featuring a West End cast, at Madinat Theatre. The play is Susan Hill’s chilling story of a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who becomes obsessed with a curse that he believes had been cast over him and his family 30 years earlier by the spectre of a woman in black. Kipps hires a young actor to help him to tell his terrifying story and, as they reach further into his memories, the woman in black reveals a terrible purpose.
Daily until October 2, 8pm daily, plus 11am today and October 2; 3pm on September 29 and 30, from Dh180, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, www.madinattheatre.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 just 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.
October 5-7, 7.30pm daily, plus 2.30pm on October 7, from Dh100, The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 338 8525, www.platinumlist.net