Crack up by the creek
Comedian Atul Khatri will be performing for only one night at the Jumeirah Creek Hotel on September 14. Hosted by local comedy collective VDesi Nights, the stand-up comic, who’s known for his Netflix Special called Happiest Ending, and sketch comedy as part of the popular Indian comedy collective East India Company, will bring his unique brand of humour to the performance. Show starts at 8pm; tickets from Dh85 at platinumlist.net.
Have a dramatic evening
UAE-based theatre group Theatrewallas are putting together an evening of Hindi and Urdu theatre, called Natya Sandhya, at The Junction on September 7 and 8. Enjoy three plays by legendary storytellers – Satyajit Ray, Ismat Chughtai and Mohammed Aslam Parvez. The evening’s playbill unfolds with Dil Se – a play based on a story by Ray exploring the unlikely relationship between man and machine in the future. The second play, Chidi Ki Dukki, adapts Chughtai’s comedy on rejection and the third, Dastak, is Mohammed Aslam Parvez’s unsettling story about two friends trying to write a play on a life-altering disease which results in both of them fighting for their lives. Tickets cost Dh80 at ae.bookmyshow.com.
All hail the king of Queen
Freddie Mercury fans have all of tonight to perfect their air guitar skills; tribute band Dio’s Innuendo will rock you on Saturday with a special performance of the British rock band’s greatest hits at the Hard Rock Café, Dubai Festival City. Entry is free. The gig’s a part of a week-long tribute to the legendary frontman that includes limited-edition themed treats such as Freddie’s Mustache Milkshakes and performances of the bands anthems such as
I Want To Break Free, Bohemian Raphsody and more.
Tune into poetry
Independent performance venue The Fridge is hosting an immersive poetry reading and Hindustani classical flute recital on Saturday featuring Lahore-based flautist Haider Rahman. The bilingual performance will see the musician (who’s a student of the revered flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia) accompanied by a poetry reading session organised by Joy of Urdu, a bilingual organisation that aims to promote and preserve the Urdu language’s literary heritage. The poetry reading will include literary masterpieces penned by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Noon Meem Rashed and Sannaullah Sani Dar ‘Miraji’ – modern
Urdu poets from the early 20th century.
Show starts at 4pm at warehouse 5; free and open to all but RSVP is compulsory. Visit alserkalavenue.ae.