The Kite Runner at the Dubai Opera

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Experience Khaled Hosseini’s ballad of friendship and guilt in a war-struck country on the stage, as the play adaptation of The Kite Runner runs at the Dubai Opera today and tomorrow. Directed by Giles Croft, the 18+ production will have two shows at 3pm and 8pm. Tickets from Dh250 at dubaiopera.com.

Guru Randhawa, Jahida Wehbe concerts

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He has fans from Lahore to Dubai – Guru Randhawa, the Punjabi pop artist who’s been busy amassing more than 800 million YouTube views for songs like High Rated Gabru, is all set to deliver his viral hits at the Global Village main stage today at 9pm. There’s no additional price for the concert, and you will only have to get the Dh15 entry ticket at the ticket stalls there, or online at globalvillage.ae.

The Lebanese singer, composer and poet Jahida Wehbe, renowned for her eclectic compositions ‘from Tarab to Jazz’ and ‘Andalusian Scents’, will mystify you with a selection of classical, sufi and Arab fusion tomorrow, at The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates. Her performance, which will include songs in Arabic, Spanish and French, will be backed by some excellent Lebanese and European musicians, who are being conducted by Lucas Sakr. The show starts at 7.30pm and only admits ages above six, and has a formal dress code. Tickets from Dh200 on dubai.platinumlist.net.  

Comic Con returns to Dubai

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Earth to geeks! The Middle East Film and Comic Con returns to the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 5 to 7. Whether you’re someone who grew up with comic books and films all your life or someone who is just curious to explore it, this grand convergence of workshops, cosplay competitions, and celebrity panel discussions is not one to be missed. The event will also be featuring live-action Aladdin Mena Massoud, Superman star Brandon Routh, veteran comic book artists Sam De La Rosa and Georges Jeanty and cosplayer Rei Suzuki, among many other big names. Book your tickets, which start from Dh115, at various authorised vendors on mefcc.com.

A laugh a week

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Be star-struck, awe-struck and then a bit more at Jokes Apart today, an evening of inspirational storytelling by 3 Idiots actor Boman Irani, who will be seen in the upcoming film ‘83 along with Ranveer Singh, and stand-up comedy by ‘CEO’s Got Talent’ winner and funnyman Atul Khatri at the Rajmahal Theatre in Bollywood Parks Dubai. The show is 18+ only, and will begin at 9pm, doors open by 8:30. Tickets start from Dh99 at dubai.platinumlist.net.

Dominic Holland, a fantastic observational stand-up comedian who has won the prestigious Edinburgh comedy award. Catch the British author of five novels’ witticism in person at the Laughter Factory’s ‘Money Can Buy Happiness’ tour. He’ll be joined by comedians Funmbi Omotayo and Justin Moorhouse, at Movenpick JBR on March 5 and Studio One Hotel on March 6. Show starts at 9pm on both days, and tickets cost Dh160 at thelaughterfactory.com.