Your essential guide to what's happening in the Emirates
Top 10: See photographs of architecture in Vantage Point Sharjah 5, join the Ninja Training Academy at Legoland Dubai
See Vantage Point Sharjah 5, the fifth iteration of the annual initiative of the Sharjah Art Foundation to support the practice of photography within the GCC by fostering the development of local and regional photographers. This edition features images with the theme Architecture and Urban Landscape and showcases works by artists who responded to an open call. Pictured: An image by Ishaq Madan
Daily until October 5, Gallery 1 & 2, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah, www.sharjahart.org
Abu Dhabi & Al Ain
The seventh seasons of Abu Dhabi Classics kicks off with a concert in Al Ain by the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra from Switzerland featuring a programme of Grieg, Wagner and Beethoven. The following evening, the orchestra will perform pieces by Rossini, Rachmaninoff and Brahms in Abu Dhabi, with both nights featuring American pianist Nicholas Angelich.
October 12 and 13, 7pm on October 12, from Dh100, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain; 7pm on October 13, from Dh195, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabimusic.ae
Register to attend a free event as part of Home: Food | Music | Sports, a series highlighting the Venice Biennale exhibition Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play presented by National Pavilion UAE that explores building a sense of home and community. In Talk | Home: Food, Hind Mezaina and author and lecturer Deepak Unnikrishnan of NYU Abu Dhabi will discuss the power of food in connecting people. It will be followed by a screening of Soul Food Stories at 6pm, a documentary about a small town in Bulgaria that overcomes its differences through food.
Saturday, 3pm, free, Meylas restaurant, Al Muneera, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/NationalPavilionUAE
Legoland Dubai invites families to take part in the Ninja Training Academy in Lego City, with five missions including scavenger hunts and a balancing course. Upon completion of the academy, ninjas will receive a pop badge and headband. The event also includes a ninja-building experience and meet-and-greets with Legoland Dubai characters Cole and Ninja Ollie, plus dance performances, the Ninajo: The Realm of Shadows puppet show and a themed menu at The Market restaurant.
Starts tomorrow, 1pm to 9pm, complimentary for guest with a Legoland Dubai ticket from Dh165, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, www.legoland.ae
Dubai-based artist Roshanak Aminelahi presents the exhibition Gordafarid, a new series of mixed-media paintings inspired by ancient mythology and featuring monumental portraits of Persian warriors alongside the objects that represent specific stories. The figures speak to the artist’s Iranian heritage and the culture in which she was raised as well as the diversity of Dubai. Pictured: An image by Roshanak Aminelahi
Daily until October 26, 10am to 6pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon to 6pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, 12 Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com
Unlocked stars Noomi Rapace as Alice Racine, a CIA agent who is exiled to London after failing to apprehend the terrorist behind an attack in Paris. When the CIA discovers another attack is imminent, Alice is called back into action. She discovers that classified material has been compromised and must work to prevent a biological attack on the UK capital. Action, also starring Orlando Bloom and Akshay Kumar.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (15+)
Yas Waterworld presents Ladies Night every Thursday, where women and young boys up to the age of 8 can enjoy the rides, slides and attractions in a women-only environment, fully staffed by women to ensure guests’ privacy. The glamorous 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
Experience the Dine and Laugh at Frankie’s Comedy Cellar hosted by Simeon Goodson and featuring top local comedians including Osman Rohail, Jonathan Boulton, Jyotsna Lakhiani, Rayan Karaky and Saif Almuhairi. They will make you chuckle while you enjoy your meal.
Saturday, 7pm to 10pm, free entrance for bar seating; from Dh150 cover charge for reserved tables, Frankie’s Italian Bar & Grill, JBR Walk, Dubai, www.frankiesdubai.com
Green Art Gallery presents Theatre of the Absurd, a group exhibition that reflects on the relationship between art and architecture, exploring the different ways in which they influence each other. Farah Atassi presents grid-like paintings that explore decorative motifs; Ana Mazzei (Espetáculo, pictured) explores the inseparable relationship between people and narratives; sculptures by Nika Neelova inhabit a post-human world; Hemali Bhuta uses materials that reveal how appearances can be deceptive, and drawing compositions by Elena Alonso borrow from disciplines of architecture, design and handicrafts.
Daily until October 28, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Green Art Gallery, Street 8, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9305, www.gagallery.com
Get tickets to see British pop-rock band Scouting for Girls at Dubai Opera for a concert featuring a party atmosphere and the venue’s first fully converted flat-floor performance. The group’s singles include She’s So Lovely, Heartbeat and This Ain’t a Love Song.
October 20, 9pm, from Dh150, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com