Duos & Trios
One night, two amazing singers and four hours of mesmerising music that’ll leave you with infinite memories. Now that’s the kind of math we’re down for and it sums up Salaam Dubai 2018, the concert featuring Bollywood singers Shaan and KK happening tonight at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium. Fans of the duo will be entertained all evening with a medley of hits such as Tadap Tadap, Chaand Sifarish, Tanha Dil, Yaaron and their chart-topping duets such as Koi Kahe (Dil Chahta Hai). Tickets from Dh100 at platinumlist.net.
For thrice the fun, head to Bollywood Parks, which is hosting two concerts as part of its Diwali celebrations. Today, Indian music composers Shankar-Ehsan-Loy are — from 8.15pm-9.35pm — belting out melodies such as Pretty Woman, Iktara and Pichle Saat Dinon Mein against the opulent backdrop of the Raj Mahal theatre. Don’t sing too loud though, you’ll need those pipes again tomorrow to cheer on Bollywood playback singer Neeraj Shridhar (Bhagam Bhag, Chor Bazaari) as he performs from 7pm-8.20pm. Tickets from Dh99 per person at bollywoodparksdubai.com.
Sounds like grease to us
Time for some Summer Lovin’ to warm up this winter – the iconic musical Grease is celebrating 40 years of inspiring Halloween costumes, jive moves and the archetypal teenage high school movie, and Cinema Akil is screening a sing-along edition of the classic tomorrow.
We hope you’ve started swotting the lyrics to Greased Lightning and Beauty School Dropout, and if that sounds like Greek to you, let us sum up the plot of the most successful musical of all times: John Travolta is Danny Zuko, the leather-clad resident bad boy who leads a double life. Olivia Newton-John is the wholesome transfer student Sandy Olsson, and the pair share an idyllic summer romance. But when their paths cross again in school, adventure and high-school hijinks follow. At Alserkal Avenue, show starts at 5pm; tickets from Dh52, visit cinemaakil.com.
Pop over to the pop-up market
And while you’re at Alserkal Avenue, also check out Pop-Up 47, a pop-up market featuring products, art and designs created by homegrown brands and businesses. From tomorrow until November 17, discover artisans and brands like bohemian jewellery and accessories designers La Plage, and interiors brand Hygge Mansion. You can also shop for organic foods and goods from local vendors while you’re there. From 10am-7pm; free entry.
Laughter, twice daily
Flu season is almost upon us — can you hear the sniffles? But we’ve got your back with the best medicine there is — laughter. Today. The Laughter Factory is bringing comedians Angelo Tsarouchas, Yuriko Kotani and Paul Thorne (left) at the Jumeirah Island Clubhouse. Tsarouchas, the Canadian actor of Greek origin who has acted in Madmen and Fred and Vinnie, will bring punchlines steeped in hilarious Greek references and cultural idiosyncrasies that saw him touring with comedy giants such as Russell Peters and Vince Vaughn. Cultural quirks follow with UK-based Japanese comedian Yuriko Kotani’s stand-up that dissects Japanese culture and mannerisms. And British comedian Paul Thorne’s satirical humour and quirky songs inspired by topical events will add music to your tears (of laughter). Tickets from Dh150, laughterfactory.com; show starts at 7pm.
Indian comic Daniel Fernandes (right) brings his boisterous brand of humour to The Junction at Al Serkal Avenue with Shadows, part of Comic On Nights, a series of comedy shows. The jokes get dark, murky and unapologetically funny. Alfaaz Manghnani will host, with opening performances by award-winning comedians Varun Bhatia and Sundeep Fernandes. From Dh75, platinumlist.net; show starts at 8pm.
Colour me healthy
The Color Run, everyone’s favourite rainbow race, is back at the Dubai Autodrome tomorrow. Touted the happiest 5k on the planet, the race that showers runners with colour and foam is having a worldwide tour this year with The Color Run Hero Tour. Once participants cross the finish line they can enjoy a colour party with family and friends. The Hero Tour also comes with a brand-new participant kit, including a limited-edition Hero Tour race shirt, badge, tattoo, welcome card and a Hero Cape. Tickets from Dh180 at thecolorrun.ae.
You gotta yoga
Limber up with some yoga at the YogaFest that’s happening from November 15-17 at Dubai Internet City. All proceeds received from attendees will be donated to Al Jalila Foundation’s Ta’alouf programme that provides parents with six weeks of intensive training to support children with learning disabilities. Also this seventh edition of the festival will have a dedicated women’s-only tent. As part of the fest, The Global Mala Project — a single-day yoga marathon — is happening at JLT Park today. Bond over Surya Namaskars and meditation. Entry costs Dh50 per person, yogafest.me.
Buy the farm fresh
Here’s where you can get farm-fresh veggies to accompany your Thanksgiving roast — Organic Souk is back at Dubai Festival City every Saturday staring tomorrow. Reap the benefits of all the hard work, care and love 25 local farmers have put into growing pesticide-free and chemical-free harvests. Your winter warmers (hey there, soups and casseroles) are going to be doubly healthy. The market will also have street food stalls serving Emirati, Arabic, American, Indian and Pakistani food as well as a petting zoo teeming with ducks, chickens and rabbits for the little ones. At Al Marsa Plaza from 3pm-10pm; visit dubaifestivalcity.com.