Student for a day
Here’s a chance to pursue your passion — even before you’ve enrolled into any course. SAE Institute is holding a Study 4 A Day event at their campus Saturday, which means you’ll get the chance to learn from industry professionals, get access to some hands-on training with a taste of coursework from various degree programmes — animation, audio, graphic design and film and games — and basically experiment before you choose your creative media field. Lecturers will introduce you to technical skills in your discipline of choice, and also provide career insights into them too — sounds like a win-win. The workshops will run from 10am to 4pm and students will receive a certificate of attendance. Call 04 360 6456.
Night of melody
Bollywood’s versatile playback singer, KK promises an evening of soul at Hard Rock Café, Dubai Festival City on Saturday. And when we say versatile, we mean it — Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, or Kay Kay, has belted out tunes in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali, singing more than 500 songs from Tadap Tadap to Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai, Tu Jo Mila and Khuda Jaane. When the chief voice of heartbreak and love today, Arijit Singh, counts himself a fan, you know you can expect a night of moving music. Tickets from Dh150, 9pm onwards, book at dubai.platinumlist.net.
A walk through a farm
Capture camels on camera and get some exercise while at it — with photographer John Marsland on Saturday. Not only will you be able to have a fantastic walk in the outdoors, but both analog and digital photographers will also learn about composition, exposure and aperture as they walk through camel farms. Meet up at Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba at 7am, then drive to Al Marmoum Camel Race Track (maps will be provided). Bring your own camera, but snacks and water will be provided. Dh190, 7am to 12pm. Visit tashkeel.org
Learn, play, disappear
Educational, interactive fun for all ages is on the cards from this week as you and the kids get to play with and experience all things science at Wafi’s Science Factory in Dubai’s Wafi Mall from February 26 until mid April. Forty fun-filled machines spread across the mall — think an earthquake machine, a laser sensored drumkit, the chance to “turn” invisible and plenty more mind-boggling machines and tests — have been produced in collaboration with World Touring Exhibitions and scientists, physicists, geologists and astronomers. Get your kids to discover the science shaping our future and the vital role it has in shaping life as we know it, and have plenty of entertainment while at it. Entry is free. Call 04 324 4555.
Music down the ages
Travel in time at Cafe Odeon, Alliance Française Dubai at Oud Metha on February 27 with French group Faenza bringing ancient music to current times touring the 17th century through four countries: Italy, France, Spain and England. Led by Marc Horvat, the trio, all singers and instrumentalists will play ancient instruments such as viola da gamba, spruce, theorbo, and baroque guitar. Dh120, includes buffet, call 04 335 87 12.