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Top 10: The Fridge Concert series kicks off with a piano and percussion performance, get your Smile Cookie for charity at Tim Hortons
The Fridge Concert Series kicks off tonight with a performance by Philippe El Hage, above, featuring Rawad Alahmadeyah. El Hage, a mastermind on piano, presents compositions that reflect his influences: jazz, classical and oriental music. He is accompanied by percussionist Alahmadeyah in a dynamic performance of original works.
Tonight, doors open at 7.30pm, concerts starts at 8pm, from Dh50, The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.thefridgedubai.com
Catch a screening of the film Out of the Past, presented by Cinema Space. The newly restored 1947 film noir directed by Jacques Tourneur stars Robert Mitchum as Jeff, a petrol-station owner in a small town in California. When some shady characters from his past show up looking for him, it sets into motion a chain of events that leads him to reuniting with a woman from his past. Also starring Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas.
Tonight, 7.30pm, free with registration, Cinema Space, auditorium, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
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London street artist Marco Polo presents a solo exhibition, Wanted Dead or Alive, featuring graffiti-style artworks using bright colours. The exhibition, which runs until mid-November, kicks off tonight at Coya Dubai Members’ Club with a meet and greet with the artist, and includes a live mural-painting session on Wednesday at Coya Abu Dhabi.
Tonight, 7pm to 9pm, Members’ Club, Coya Dubai, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, 04 316 9600, www.facebook.com/CoyaDubai; Wednesday, 7pm to 9pm, Pisco Lounge, Coya Abu Dhabi, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 306 7000, www.facebook.com/CoyaAbuDhabi
Swiss Art Gate UAE presents Equus & Folium by Venezuelan artist Bernardo Nieves and Italian artist Daniela Carletti. The exhibition features Nieves’ large-scale horses, spectacular floating animals that represent elegance and manhood, and Carletti’s digital paintings of leaves, which feature a magical innocence and delicate impressions of animals and insects in the cycle of life.
Daily until March 10, from 12.30pm to 7pm, Mezzaluna restaurant, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 050 225 1783, www.swissartgateuae.com
Buy a Dh6 chocolate chip Smile Cookie from Tim Hortons and the full amount goes to Farah, the paediatric initiative of Al Jaila Foundation, which treats and funds research for children with illnesses.
Available until October 29, Dh6, at participating Tim Hortons nationwide, www.timhortons.com
To mark UN International Day of Senior Citizens, which is on Sunday, Mind Body Soul, a wellness centre in Dubai, is hosting a Golden Age movement workshop on Saturday with Vonita Singh, who will guide the session with a series of fun exercises, such as easy stretches, aimed at de-stressing the mind and improving mobility and flexibility for elderly people.
Saturday, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, from Dh120 per person with the family member or caretaker attending for free, Mind Body Soul, a Happiness Centre, The Metropolis Tower, Al Abraj Street, Dubai, 04 345 8114, www.facebook.com/ahappinesscenter
Register now for the Pinktober-themed Full Moon Yoga at Fairmont The Palm, a one-hour intermediate yoga class followed by 30 minutes of meditation, all led by professional instructor Melanie Swan. Participants are encouraged to wear pink to show support for awareness of breast cancer. The event is for men and women and there will be prize giveaways.
October 7, 8pm, from Dh75, Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 457 3545, firstname.lastname@example.org
Book tickets now to see Trevor Noah at du Forum as part of his Around the World tour. The host of The Daily Show released his first book, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood to wide acclaim and has performed stand-up in the UAE, including headlining the Dubai Comedy Festival in 2015.
December 15, 7.30pm, from Dh395, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae
Buy tickets now for the world debut tour of Cartoon Network Live! Heroes Unite, a family-friendly interactive stage show that features performances by kids’ favourite characters from programmes such as Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls. Select tickets also give bronze-level access to Yas Waterworld.
October 11-14, 7pm on October 11; 3pm and 7pm on October 12; 10am, 3pm and 7pm on October 13-14, from Dh75, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae
Net Worth is a joint exhibition at XVA Gallery. In That Obscure Object – Redefined by Arezu, the audience will see an expression of frustration and defiance by the artist, in her attempt to redefine the meaning of “object” in reference to the female form through collage. My Magical Garden by Sarvenaz Farsian is a series of abstract works on paper of meticulous pen work and intricate cut-outs resulting in net-like creations that denote instinct and passion.
Daily until October 24, 10am-6pm daily, XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, 04 353 5383, www.xvagallery.com