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Diaries at the ready... gear up for a month full of art and culture, sport, fashion, films, food and festivals
See Hunger, an exhibition at Ductac exploring the raw and primitive sensations that surround Hallowe’en. Until November 5.
Kamal Musallam performs Arabic fusion music at The Fridge Concert Series from 8pm, doors open 7.30pm. Tickets Dh50 per person, Dh25 for students, free for under 18s. Log on to thefridgedubai.com
Lumen, Italian painter Antonio Nunziante’s first exhibition in Dubai, in support of Al Noor Centre for children with special needs, at Capital Club, DIFC.
An Evening with John Cleese at Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Theatre from 7.30pm. Tickets Dh350-450. madinattheatre.com
Dubai International Motor Show at Dubai World Trade Centre until November 9. Tickets Dh55, available at Eppco, Enoc, Zoom outlets. dubaimotorshow.com
Mooovember special by Comedy Dubai featuring Ray Addison, Roger Talty, Robert Hillier, Feyaza Khan, Sheida Ibrahim and Omar Shams, at SoHo Bar & Grill Century Village, Garhood. Entry free. Write to events@ chihospitality.ae
Tickle, Iranian pop artist Morteza Zahedi’s second solo show at XVA Gallery DIFC. Until November 14, then moves to XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, November 17-December 7.
Talk by German artist Carla Mercedes Hihn at Ductac, 7pm.
National Geographic’s Dubai Ultimate Airport screenings at Meydan IMAX from 9am to 8.15pm until November 9. Call 800-IMAX (4629).
The International Coffee & Tea Festival 2013 at Meydan IMAX Gallery until November 8. For more information log on to coffeeteafest.com
Last chance to see Tachi Pintor’s portraits of famous, historical and culturally diverse figures, at Avenue at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi. The artist will also be painting live daily from 7-8pm.
Mike Tyson, a two-night stage show by the boxer, at Dubai World Trade Centre. Tickets at tixbox.me
The Million Dollar Art Exhibition at The Raffles Dubai, until November 13. The event also features selected unique pieces by Miraj Islamic Centre.
Dubai Race Nights start the season at Meydan.
At the movies: The geriatric Hangover, Last Vegas, brings together Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline; Chris Helmsworth and his hammer return in Thor 2; Bea Alonzo and Dingdong Dantes star in She’s The One.
Ladies night at Velocity, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, from 8 to 10pm every Thursday.
Bale Thelipaale a Tulu comedy show at Shaikh Rashid Auditorium, The Indian High School Dubai. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets Dh35-100. Call 055-4849401/055-6232089.
Soshana Forever Austrian painter Soshana’s exhibition at Art Couture, Al Badia Golf Club, InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City until November 30.
BFG & Fever perform as part of adidas’ Unite All Originals campaign at the brand’s Dubai Mall store from 7.30 to 9.30pm.
Last day for entries to Shaikha Manal Young Artist Award 2013 at youngartistaward.ae
Pink Polo, a polo exhibition game, camel and pony rides, falcon shows, golf lessons, camel polo, photo sessions with polo players, reserved picnic areas and the “Pink Clinic”, with medical experts and free screenings at the mobile mammography unit. At Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club, from 2pm. Free entry.
Percussionist Bikram Ghosh at Ductac, 7pm, tickets Dh100, 150 and 200.
Tropfest Arabia short film festival, judged by Egyptian actress Yousra, on Abu Dhabi Corniche. Entry free.
Dubai Wrestling Entertainment with Chris Raaber, the Red Eagle, Kenzo Richards, Joe Doering, Tajiri, Chris Masters and the Arabian Knight, at Hamdan Sports Complex, tickets from Dh50. Call 056-3379386.
Flea Market, Uptown Mirdiff, 2-7pm, entry free.
Fireworks at Emirates Golf Club from 5-8pm.
Unite All Originals hosted by Younique, P7 car park at Media One Hotel, Dubai, with DJs Scratch, BFG and Fever; free entry to those wearing adidas Originals, under 21s until 8pm only.
Lee Burridge spins at Blue Marlin Ibiza. Restaurant open from 1-11pm. Call 056-1133400.
Xtreme Fiestamatic a Filipino rock-fashion-comedy event featuring Rico Blanco, KZ Tandigan, Daniel Matsunaga and Ethel Booba at Dubai Creek Park Amphitheatre from 8pm, doors open 7pm. Tickets Dh175, Dh250. Call 04-2558092.
The Wiggles perform live at Atlantis Asateer at 10am, 2 and 6pm. Tickets Dh220 and Dh500, one child under two enters complimentary with a paying adult. Also November 9. Log on to atlantisthepalm.com
Plus Minus Sessions featuring Tiefschwarz at Nasimi Beach from 2pm-3am. 2-7pm women enter free, men pay Dh100; 7pm on Dh150 per person. Call 056-7893897/055-2004321.
This Is Vinyl, event celebrating vinyl music with stalls and live bands outdoors at Ductac’s Piazza, midday-7pm. Entry free. Performers include Beatbox Ray, The Victims, Parallel Sound System and The Girls.
Calligraphy workshop by Pakistani artist Bin Qullander at Mussawir Art Gallery, Al Quoz, 10am-1pm. Call 04-3881663.
Golf Day with Peter Alliss, at Emirates Golf Club. Golf, Dh950, dinner, Dh650; both Dh1,600. Call 04-3234100.
Jewellery Box: Ireland’s Hidden Gems, a photographic exhibition by Daragh Muldowney, at Four Points By Sheraton, Shaikh Zayed Road. Until Januar 31, 2014.
Tango Milonga concert with Olivier Manoury (bandoneon) and Sergio Cruz (piano) blending jazz and tango, 7.30pm at Blue Bar, Novotel World Trade Centre. Dh80 (Alliance Francaise members), Dh100 (non members). Tickets at Alliance Française - Oud Metha
Casa Mia restaurant celebrates its 20th anniversary with guest chef Graziano Prest (who is cooking there from 7-15 November). Dh499 per person; call 04-2170000.
Cinderella, performed by the Moscow City Ballet, at Madinat Theatre, two shows daily until 16th. Tickets Dh350, Dh300 and Dh250; call 04-3666546.
Isabel Marant’s collection for H&M hits stores in the UAE. Get ‘em quick!
At the movies: Two takes on Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, with Bollywood’s Ram Leela, starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh going head to head with Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth in Hollywood’s latest Romeo and Juliet. For kids, there’s the animated Free Birds.
Alica Keys, with support from Jason Derulo, at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Tickets from Dh295 at doneevents.com
Sandance with Jamiroquai, Nile Rogers and Rudimental at Atlantis The Palm. Tickets from Dh295
Metal Asylum, The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai. Entry Dh100. Call 050-7140427.
Two-day workshop with timelapse photographer Joe Louw at Light House Studio (starts Nov 15). Dh1,500. firstname.lastname@example.org
Head to Global Village. The international showcase is open until March 2014. Entry is Dh15, children free.
Premiere of Hafez Puppet Opera (until 20th), a Persian puppetry performance, at Ductac, shows at 8pm. Tickets Dh500 at 04-3414777.
Cabinet of Curiosities, photographs of the UAE by Jaime Puebla, an exhibition running until December 19, at Gulf Photo Plus, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai.
Skyview, a four-day public event alongside the Dubai Airshow, with displays on land and in the air, including UAE aerobatic team Al Fursan. From 18-21 November, noon-6pm at Dubai World Central (DWC), Jebel Ali. Flying displays at 2pm daily. Daily tickets Dh60 (adult), Dh30 (children under 12). Visit skyview.aero.
Abu Dhabi Art 2013, November 20-23, at UAE Pavilion and Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District.
Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show at Dubai Creek Marina, until November 24, with fiesta bodega island, family friendly games and competitions and live music. Entry free.
At the movies: She’s won the games, but the fun is just beginning: Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Those looking for something more grown-up can see Ethan Hawke and Julie Delphy in Before Midnight.
Barasti launches a new night, Sugar Beach, a carnival-style day-and-night party featuring Belleruche, 11am-3am, entertainment from 2pm. Entry free.
Fifth Beat Diabetes walkathon, with free breakfast and blood glucose testing, live music, kid’s zone, Zumba and drumming sessions, area A, Gate 1, Zabeel Park, Dubai, walk starts at 8am. Register at Oasis Centre, Dubai and all Centrepoint, Home Centre, Max, Fitness First and iCare Clinics outlets in the UAE and beatdiabetes.me.
Europe perform at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, with support from UAE bands Ascendant and The Boxtones . Tickets from Dh200 at mpremiere.com.
Dubai Chamber Orchestra performs Vorisek Symphony in D, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Gluck’s Overture to Orfeo ed Euridice, Mozart Horn Concerto No 3, by soloist Jen Cuthbertson. At Christ Church, Jebel Ali, 8pm.
Auditions for The Wizard Of Oz (also November 22) at Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, seeking UAE-based dancers, singers and actors, open to anyone aged 7-60.
Coutts Polo at the Palace with fashion, food and matches at Emirates Palace. Limited hospitality and general admission; visit citypoloseries.com.
The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged!) at Madinat Theatre, from November 21-26 (moving to Al Jaheli Theatre, Armed Forces And Officers Club in Abu Dhabi, November 28-29. Tickets Dh160 and Dh200.
Southeast to Armageddon, an exhibition of images from the Middle East chapter of Raja’a Khalid’s ongoing ‘Minor Histories Archive’ project, at The Third Line, until December 5.
Christmas market, 9am-4pm, at Alliance Française, Oud Metha. Call 050-3803519.
Abu Dhabi Alive, a three-day health event at Zayed Sports City with games, rock climbing, fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, health and fitness professionals, medical checks and body composition assessments. Noon-9pm daily; entry free, Dh5 daily for access to bowling centre, tennis courts, beach tennis and rugby field, free to those who register in advance on abudhabialive.ae.
CNCF gala dinner, 7pm, Grand Hyatt, with three course dinner, beverages until midnight, live music and rugby stars. Table bookings only; 10 guests Dh7,500; urbanevents.ae.
Lotus Educational Institute Art Exhibition at Dubai Knowledge Village, with 35 per cent of proceeds going to Rashid Pediatric Therapy Center.
At the movies: Saif Ali Khan is Bullet Raja, alongside Sonakshi Sinha; 50 years on, revisit the Kennedy Assassination in Parkland; Spike Lee directs Josh Brolin in his remake of modern Korean classic Oldboy.
Dubai Rugby Sevens Weekend, at the Sevens Stadium, Dubai. Tickets Dh250 in advance (Dh300 on the dooor); two-day tickets Dh400 (Dh500 on the door). At dubairugby7s.com.
Up Close & Personal with Martin Nievera, a two-night show by the Filipino star, 10pm at Boracay Club, Asiana Hotel, Deira. Tickets Dh150 (standing) and Dh250. Call 04-2387777.
Black Cloth and Bronze, an exhibition by Paul Wadsworth and Karel Zijlstra, at Majlis Gallery, Al Fahedi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai. Call 04-3536233