Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority has postponed the Jordi Savall concert at Emirates Palace until January 14 to observe the national mourning period for the martyrs who lost their lives in Kandahar, Afghanistan on January 10.

Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra performance scheduled in the mall tomorrow at 5 pm, has been rescheduled to January 20. 

We have reached out to Global Village for an update on the Atif Aslam concert, they are yet to confirm if the concert has been postponed. 

Dance and sing like an Egyptian at the Cairo Sound Music Festival at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from 5pm-midnight on January 13. Performances by bands and musicians from Cairo such as Cairokee, Sharmoofers, Massar Egbari, DJ Khaled Hussein and Moustafa Ghazal will bring to life the ancient city’s modern music with a mix of rock, jazz, reggae and house. Regular tickets from Dh195, at virginmegastore.me. Children six and under enter free.

At Global Village, there’s a free concert by Atif Aslam, the Pakistani singer known for his Bollywood hits such as Pehli Nazar and Woh Lamhe. He’s on at 9pm (January 13) and entry to the show is included in the Dh15 park entry fee. 

Catalan conductor Jordi Savall performs January 14 at Emirates Palace as part of the Abu Dhabi Classics concert series. The Grammy Winner will be performing Ibn Battuta: Voyager of Islam – a musical interpretation of the 14th-century explorer’s journeys – with Hespèrion XXI, his ensemble of western and Arabic musicians that includes Emirati oud player Saeed Al Salem. Can’t make the 8pm show today? There’s another one at Bin Hamoodah Fort in Al Ain Oasis on Sunday, January 15. Tickets from Dh80.

Got kids? Until Sunday, 75 puppets tell the tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Ductac. Tickets are from Dh150 at hungrycaterpillarshowdubai.com.

Motley Production’s new play, Riding Madly off in all Directions keeps it in the family with the cast of veteran Indian thespian Naseeruddin Shah, wife Ratna Pathak Shah along with their children, Heeba, Vivaan and Imaad. The satirical play directed by Shah makes it international debut on, January 20, 2017 at Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, and is based on a set of five short stories written by British-born Canadian political scientist and humourist, Stephen Leacock. Two shows at 5pm (gates open at 4.30pm) and 8pm (gates open at 7.30). Tickets from Dh200. Call 04 3414777 or visit ductac.org/theatre.php