Just when we’d got back into the rhythm of the workweek post-Eid, it’s the weekend again. We’re not complaining though! This weekend we’re going to indulge our creative side, and you should join us…
GOING TO SEE BAHAREH NAVABI’S SOLO SHOW AT THE MINE
The Mine in Al Quoz is hosting Iranian artist Bahareh Navabi’s first solo show in the UAE. Entitled Boundless Momentary, the exhibition will consist of figure-like, monochromic drawings on tracing paper as well as an installation. The works are a product of self-reflection and exploration – the transparent, smooth surface of the tracing paper are a means of capturing and imprinting the unconscious visions of the artists mind. For more information and opening times, visit here.
DOING A TASTE TEST OF THE NEW GARY RHODES RESTAURANT
Rhodes W1, the brand new restaurant from British celebrity chef is now open for business in Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina. Inspired by summer English gardens and the quintessentially British conservatory, the space is light, bright and airy with pops of greenery and butterfly chandeliers and adornments. The menu consists of modern twists on British classics such as Irish Stew Broth, Black Bream with wilted baby spinach, Samphire, caper and fresh herb dumplings and Lemon Curd and Clotted Cream Mousse with warm mini scones and strawberries. For reservations call (04) 3176000 or visit here for more information.
EATING ORGANIC AND RELAXING WITH LIVE MUSIC IN THE PARK
It’s finally outdoor weather again, and that means the return of the Ripe Food and Craft Market. Located in the lush Zabeel Park, you can expect to find fresh, local, organic produce, gluten free goodies, superfoods and pantry items from over 150 vendors, offering everything from arts and crafts, fashion, jewellery and gifts. Why not make a day of it and stay until the evening for live music and food from Ghaf Kitchen at the Eid Rhythm of Arts Festival that has been running all week. Hosted by The Fridge Dubai, you can chill out on a beanbag and listen to the best of local music talent while the sun goes down. The market runs from 9am – 2pm and the arts festival from 5.30 pm until 9.30pm. Both are situated at Gate 1, Zabeel Park.
SHARPENING OUR PENCILS AT THE BIG DRAW
When was the last time you sat down and drew something? The Archive in Safa Park is hosting The Big Draw, an event that aims to raise the profile of drawing as a ‘tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement’. The Archive’s central table will be converted into a black canvas for you to release your pent up creativity onto. The theme will be It’s Our World – a celebration of our urban and rural environment. For more information visit here.
GOING TO THE OPENING OF AKIM MONET’S SHOW AT XVA GALLERY
What better way to finish off the weekend this Saturday (October 11) than with an art opening in the beautiful Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. XVA Gallery is hosting the Swiss American artist Akim Monet’s first solo show Seeking Al Tawhid in Andalucía in Dubai. After contemplating the lack of animal and human depictions in Islamic art that resulted in the development of symbolic abstract geometry and stylized organic motifs of Arabesque, Monet developed a unique photographic process which renders his final artworks of ancient temple and monuments in a way that is reminiscent of the photographic negative. The opening starts at 6pm, for more information visit here.
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