It’s the end of the month and the end of the year is approaching at a rapid rate. The outdoor party season is back in a big way this Friday with Blue Marlin Ibizia UAE and Groove on the Grass, but here are some slower paced options to punctuate the parties…
WATCHING THE ILLUSIONISTS BRING THE MAGIC BACK
The cast of The Illusionists are back in the UAE (show is on tonight, September 25) to mess with you idea of reality in their new show Illusionists 2.0: Witness The Impossible. The Warrior, The Deceptionist, The Unusualist, The Futurist, The Trickster, The Manipulator, and The Master Magician will mix old-fashioned visual trickery with cutting edge visual effects, giant 3D interactive projections in a fast-paced, high-energy performance. Abu Dhabi shows runs from tonight until September 27 and in Dubai from September 30 to October 5. If you love the show, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the cast at the Dubai opening party at the super-stylish Buddha-Bar this Tuesday. For ticket sales visit here and for info on the party visit here.
CATCHING BABAK GOLKAR’S THE RETURN PROJECT AT THE THIRD LINE
Babak Golkar returns to Dubai for his second solo show. The Return Project is a departure from his previous work and is a thought-provoking look at contemporary art production. Golkar buys ready-made consumer products and then dissects, reconstructs and documents them in their new form, only to return them back to the store for a full refund. Also make sure to visit the project space where local artist Farah Al Qasimi is exhibiting The World is Sinking, a collection of photographs that feature kitsch and cool locations and surfaces in and around Dubai. The images are a humorous look at the idealism of the increasingly multi-cultural and globalisation of the city in recent decades. The Third Line is open on Saturday, for more information visit here.
WATCHING THE FREE SCREENING OF FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
In one of the most bizarre stories of modern photography, Vivian Maier spent most of her life as a live-in nanny for well off families but she had a secret passion for photographing people on the streets of the city. Over her life she amassed over 100,000 photographs that she kept hidden in storage lockers. The filmmaker bought the contents of one of these lockers and discovered her incredible work and set out on a journey to discover more about the life and work of this woman who is now considered one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. The free screening will take place at the Sharjah Art Foundation on Saturday at 8:30pm. For more information visit here.
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