Geeks unite

Head over to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from March 4-6 for the much-awaited Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC). Get a chance to meet Eternal’s star Barry Keoghan, Ming-Na Wen who plays Fennec Shand in The Book of Boba Fett, Kevin Conroy who is the voice behind Batman and Bruce Wayne in Batman: The Animated Series and Disney artist James C. Mulligan. Enjoy an evening filled with comic books, sci-fi and pop culture. Fans will have an opportunity for celebrity meet and greets and interact with the stars. Tickets start at Dh115 per person. For more information, visit mefcc.com.

A Slightly Curving Place

Alserkal celebrates the importance of contemporary art with the return of Alserkal Art Week, running from March 3-13. With a line-up that includes some of the most important experimental artists of the moment, the 20+ exhibitions on show in Alserkal Avenue include Dubai’s first ambisonic sound exhibition presented by Alserkal Arts Foundation with ‘A Slightly Curving Place’ at Concrete. Highlights include: the first West Asian major solo exhibition of Jitish Kallat at Ishara Art Foundation; a large-scale exhibition by Wim Delvoye in Leila Heller Gallery; and, a multidisciplinary show with filmmakers and artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige in The Third Line’s newly renovated gallery. For more information alserkal.online.

Jazzy nights

The Jazz Garden Super Series, in association with Dubai Calendar, announced its artists’ line up, and it features some of the most renowned international artists in contemporary Jazz. Taking place on February 25 and 26 at The Square @ISD, The Jazz Garden Series returns with a bigger and better experience for its 12th season with the likes of Purdy, Freddie Benedict and Jo Harrop, alongside regional artists and homegrown talents. For more information, visit thesquaredubai.com.

Adventures at Aventura!

Have a fun time with your little ones at Aventura Parks. With movies and games including chess, checkers, giant Jenga, bocce ball, tic tac toe, cards, and paddle badminton in the Chill Area, stimulate and entertain brains of all ages. Relax and re-energize in the well-equipped Chill Area. Dh2 tokens for a competitive game of Foosball where you can spend time with your family and friends, enjoying the game, as well as competing. For more information, visit aventuraparks.com.

Have a Paw-some time

Souk Al Marfa at Deira Islands, the waterfront souk and marketplace by Nakheel, invites families, pet owners and animal lovers to celebrate Dubai Pet Festival. The free of charge event features a plethora of engaging activities for pets and visitors such as dog training demonstrations, a Police K9 dog squad show, dog grooming demos, fancy dress competitions, cat shows, petting farms, play areas for kids, pet products exhibitors and access to animal welfare and dog adoption agencies. For more information, petfestival.ae.

Act your age

Russell Peters is set to take centerstage at Dubai’s home of live entertainment – Coca-Cola Arena – on March 8. The man who was recently named by Rolling Stone as one of the 50 best comedians of all time will be on stage using his usual light-hearted style and his exceptional ability to narrate funny situations. Tickets start at Dh195. For more information, visit coca-cola-arena.com.

Sparta awaits

After making its debut in the United Arab Emirates last November, Spartan Trail Arabia is back for 2022 with three awesome trail running events that will be held in iconic settings across the emirates to give participants the chance to earn the highly sought after Spartan Trail Arabia Trifecta medal. In partnership with Umm Al Quwain Tourism, the season will kick off later this month on Sunday, February 27, at Umm Al Quwain’s spectacular Mangrove Beach and will be the biggest sporting event ever to be held in the emirate. For more information, visit spartantrailarabia.com.

Bollywood Blast

Summoning all Bollywood fans for a treat that you’ve never experienced before. Legendary singer, Kumar Sanu, who is still making waves after four decades and melody queen of the 90s, singer Alka Yagnik, are coming together after five years to perform at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai as part of ‘Legends of Bollywood’ on February 26. The iconic duo are the epitome of love and romance for most Bollywood ballads and have enthralled music lovers for over four decades. The concert will bring back the timeless tunes and memories from the 80s, 90s, and 00s. For more information, visit coca-cola-arena.com.

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