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Top 10: Visit the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show and enjoy LobsterFest, head to Taste of Abu Dhabi, hear veena player Rajhesh Vaidhya perform at Ductac
Visit the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show and take advantage of the deals for buyers and sellers of vessels as well as a variety of activities, including LobsterFest with dishes from Dh45, dragon-boat races from 7am tomorrow, face-painting, arts and crafts, soft-play areas and mum-and-kids yoga. Saturday also includes stand-up paddling races.
Daily until Saturday, 4pm to 9pm today; noon to 9pm tomorrow and Saturday, free entry; some activities have fees, Dubai Creek Marina, Dubai, www.dubaigolf.com
Dubai Concert Committee presents Wunderkinder as part of the World Classical Music Series. Featuring young musicians – violinist Sara Domjanic from Liechtenstein and pianist Nuron Mukumi from Uzbekistan, the concert programme includes masterpieces by Brahms, Liszt, Strauss, Beethoven and Ravel.
November 24, 8pm, from Dh250, Royal Ballroom, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Taste of Abu Dhabi opens today, returning to du Arena for three days of cuisine from the capital’s top restaurants, cookery demonstrations, appearances by celebrity chefs including Jenny Morris and Reza Mahammad, workshops, live entertainment and more. Tonight, see a performance by Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet (True, Gold, Only When You Leave, I’ll Fly For You).
Daily until Saturday, 4pm to 11pm today; noon to 11pm tomorrow and Saturday, from Dh120 for a standard ticket on Thursday, including entrance to Tony Hadley concert; from Dh65 for standard ticket for Friday or Saturday, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.tasteabudhabi.com
The annual Abu Dhabi Science Festival opens today with a programme of events that aims to spark the imagination of the nation’s youth in the fields of science and technology, encouraging them to pursue the subjects throughout their education and as career choices. Workshops for various age groups are hands-on and interactive and include topics such as waterlight graffiti, build a hydraulic crane and the secret life of coral. Plus, experience demonstrations in various subjects and enjoy a performance by the Ministry of Science team.
Daily until November 18, 4pm to 9pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 4pm to 10pm on Thursdays; 2pm to 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi; 4pm to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays; 2pm to 8pm, Fridays and Saturdays, Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain, Dh5 for adults; Dh10 for children ages 5 to 15; free for children younger than 5, www.abudhabisciencefestival.ae
Three members of the trombone section of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from Netherlands, accompanied by pianist Jeroen Bal, will perform as part of the Abu Dhabi Classics series. The programme When Art Meets Music includes works by Schubert and Brahms as well as works from the 17th-century to the modern era, such as Coupertin’s Three Dance Pieces, Liszt’s Ave Maria and Ferro’s A Friend for a Friend.
Tonight, 8pm, from Dh100, Bin Hamoodah Fort, Al Ain, www.ticketmaster.ae
Warehouse421 presents Community and Critique: SEAF Cohort 4, an exhibition of works marking the culmination of the yearlong Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship programme (SEAF) featuring works by 15 artists. A fundamental pillar of the programme is critique – reflection, questioning and analysis – and this exhibition welcomes the public into the artists’ studio to engage in the critique process.
Daily until January 14, 10am to 8pm, Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae
Register now to attend Celestial Sounds Immersion, a new way to experience sound for relaxing and healing. The event combines crystal-quartz instruments, voice, Tibetan bowls and Arabic percussion to facilitate a deeper state, where, it is said, the body activates self-healing capabilities. Tickets include an introduction, the sonic experience and herbal tea.
Saturday, 11am, from Dh180 including yoga mat, pillow and blindfold; Dh100 if bringing own items, Melius restaurant, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/celestialsoundsimmersion
Enjoy Divine Strings – A Musical Memory, a performance by veena player Rajhesh Vaidhya that combines classical and modern music with cinematic tunes. Accompanied by four musicians on various instruments, Vaidhya will perform a lively programme with the multi-stringed Indian instrument.
Tomorrow, from 7.30pm, from Dh100, Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.ductac.org
Kais Salman presents Cities, in which he draws upon folktales, epics and myths, creating alternate realities in which the characters he introduces make up the basis of cities, and explores the roles the characters play in the making of a social fabric within alleys, streets and entire communities.
Daily until January 6, 10am-6pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon-6pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, 12 Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com
See Truish, an exhibition by the Turkish art duo :mentalKLINIK that explores an ambiguous scenario by asking the pertinent question, What is the truth? The duo reveals awkward, alien and surreal elements, based on their interest in invisible politics and dynamics that shape our everyday lives. Pictured: Chromatic Madness, 1706
Daily until November 30, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 5052, www.ivde.net