Bridal affair

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Wedding fair Bride Abu Dhabi is back for its 17th edition at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – Saturday's the last day. This year too, the bridal fair packs all the vendors, workshops, caterers and experts you need to keep you from turning into a bridezilla before the big day. There are fashion shows, meet-and-greets with a host of industry experts, style consultants, celebrity make-up artists and a jewellery exhibition. While you’re there you can enjoy some pampering at the Tips and Toes Nail Bar at the venue and swing by ‘The Art of I do’ workshop conducted by the Nikon School of Wedding Photography & Videography. Visit the thebrideshow.com for to register for free entry; tickets at the door cost Dh20 per person.

Hear, say

UAE-based RJ Gaggan Mudgal
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Expect anything but radio silence at the comedy show ‘Radio Dekh’ happening at Jumeirah’s Emirates International School today. A cross between stand-up and theatre, the show (a mix of English and Hindi) that’s written and directed by UAE-based RJ Gaggan Mudgal will turn up the volume on the funny situations radio jockeys face in the studios, when they go on-air, as well as their day-to-day lives through 14 different characters – all played by real-life RJs. Show starts at 7pm; tickets cost Dh49 at platinumlist.net.

Tell tale signs

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The final installment of Warehouse 421’s Khayala series will happen on Saturday. The storytelling session conducted by Early Starters will have kids interact with UAE-based author Christina Gonzales at the Abu Dhabi-based community space. The author will read her book Toby and the Falcon – a book about Toby, a toy poodle who moves from the United States to the UAE and finds a feathered friend to overcome his problems. Kids also get to participate in travel-themed activities and be part of a special meet and greet with Toby the dog! From 3.30pm-5.30pm, kids aged four to 12 can attend for free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets for adults at warehouse421.ae.

A handover

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Gallows humour abounds in H2 Productions’ latest play, A Behanding in Spokane. Written by award-winning Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, this adaptation featuring local talents is running Friday and Saturday at The Junction. Following in the absurdist fashion of McDonagh’s plays, this one too has an outlandish premise – Carmichael, an ageing man obsessed with seeking his missing hand meets a con-artist couple who claim to possess his hand but are in fact trying to pull a fast one on him and collect the reward when they arrange a meeting in a shady hotel. Throw in a nosy receptionist character to this bizarre handover and what follows is a string of exceedingly odd and dark, but hilarious events. Evening shows run Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm and a maintnee performance tomorrow at 3.30pm. Tickets from Dh100 at platinumlist.net.