Enjoy the music of thrilling artistes and soothing waves today evening at Azure Beach Dubai at Rixos Premium in JBR. The international Zhara Festival is here with a magical music extravaganza that will see Russian, Azerbaijani and Ukrainian talents, including Grigory Leps, EMIN, Vremya i Steklo and Elina Chaga perform by the blue waters of the Arabian Gulf. Doors open at 6.30pm, and live performances will kick off at 8pm. Tickets from Dh400 at Platinumlist.net.
Traditional summer camps just won’t cut it for your kids? Educator SAE is holding four Creative Media camps — robotics, programming, photography and animation — for beginners who have a passion for these subjects. Suitable for students between the ages of 9 and 14, this camp will run all through this month and will include practical learning and introduction to different tools and techniques in the field of their choice. At SAE Institute’s Dubai campus in Dubai Knowledge Park. Dh1,500 per head. For more information on timings or to register, call 04 360 6456.
For all film buffs out there, here’s your chance to watch an inspiring story unfold on screen. Cinema Akil is set to begin its Ramadan film programme with the screening of documentary The Poetess. Directed by Stefanie Brockhaus and Andreas Wolff, the film tells the story of Hissa Hilal, a typical Saudi housewife and a self-taught writer, who decides to use her words as her weapon by taking part in an Abu Dhabi-based multi million dollar TV show. Follow Hissa’s entertaining journey at Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue, from May 5 to May 11. Tickets from about Dh50 at cinemaakil.com.
Ever heard of stories told by thread? Tabari Artspace is ready with its final exhibition of the 2018-19 art season: Stitched Stories, a solo exhibition of works by naqsh collective. The Jordanian sisters behind the concept have come up with exquisite works of intricate embroidery designs, each of which highlights the nuances that define Middle Eastern culture. Check out the exhibition until July 1 at Tabari Artspace DIFC, Dubai. Details at tabariartspace.com.