Once again we’re at the end of the month and even closer to the end of the year. Many American residents will be roasting up a Turkey dinner to celebrate the American holiday Thanksgiving this weekend, but if you’ve not cracked an invite then here are our top suggestions for the weekend…
AT THE THEATRE WATCHING BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR
Popular British stage and screen actor, James Gaddas, is returning to the DUCTAC theatre to play not one but 18 characters in a musical about the life of World War One flying ace Billy Bishop. Accompanied only by pianist Bradley Minchin, this is a fast-paced and entertaining theatrical production. Gaddas is perhaps best known from UK TV shows in roles such as Grosvenor Grayling in Bad Girls and Vinny in Coronation Street. He’s also had starring roles in London West End shows Billy Elliot and Mamma Mia. The show runs this weekend only from Thursday 27th to 29th November at 8pm, with an additional matinee show Saturday 29th at 3pm. Tickets are available at Dhs150 for evenings, and Dhs120 on the matinee. Tickets available here or call (04) 3414777 for more information.
CELEBRATING ANALOG ROOM’S SECOND ANNIVERSARY
Dubai’s favourite late night weekend venue for quality underground music is celebrating their second anniversary with a celebration of note. This Thursday (November 27) Detroit, Michigan resident and underground music legend Theo Parrish will be delivering an extended five-hour set. Heavily influenced by jazz and soul greats like Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, George Gershwin, Bob Marley, as well as his uncle, jazz musician Dexter Sims, Parrish is bound to deliver a set not to be missed. For more information visit here.
JAMMING AT THE PARK WITH THE ARCHIVE AND DEEP CRATES CARTEL
Deep Crates Cartel is back with their Saturday (November 29) chill-out session at The Archive in Safa Park. From 11am to 5pm, you can pull up a beanbag, get social and enjoy the laidback sounds of funk, reggae, soul, hip-hop and Latin beats under the shady trees. For more information, visit here.
AT THE LAUNCH OF THE SANCHIT ART GALLERY AT THE RITZ CARLTON, JBR
This Saturday (November 29) the respected Sanchit Art Gallery will open it’s doors at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Jumeirah Beach Residences. The gallery, which specialises in contemporary Indian and Southeast Asian art, will host both the talented artists and their art at this special event. Artists include Paramjit Singh, Thota Vaikuntam, Kishor Shinde, Neeraj Goswami, Paresh Maity and Arun Ghose. Sanchit Art Gallery also has two branches in Delhi and Agra. The event will run from 11am until 8pm.
ONE FOR THE WEEK:
TAKING A PHOTOGRAPHC JOURNEY BACK IN TIME AT THE EMPTY QUARTER
With the celebration of National Day this coming week, we’ll be looking back at a time before the concrete skyscrapers and five-star luxury that the UAE has become synonymous with. From 1975-1980, Dutch photographer Anita Van der Krol, was based in Dubai with her engineer husband and two small children. She would explore the souks, villages and new encampments of Dubai and the UAE and capturing the daily life of the Bedouins and nomads who’d opted to settle towns and villages and build the foundations of this impressive nation. Her photographs have been curated into the exhibit The Beginnings Of A Nation and will be on show at The Empty Quarter in DIFC from November 30 until December 31. For more information, visit here.
Images: Miss Selfridge A/W14, Anita Van der Krol/The Empty Quarter