Manila nights

Yas Waterworld is hosting the Middle East’s biggest Kabayan Fiesta today from 6pm-11pm. You’ll be entertained with live music, an all-you-can-eat Filipino themed buffet, and five hours of after-dark access to over 40 world-class rides, slides and attractions. The park will also host traditional Sari-Sari stores and cultural performances as well as karaoke beach club, where you can put your pipes to test English and Tagalog songs. There will also be beach games for all ages at Amwaj Wave Pool area. From Dh55 with the optional add-on of the all-you-can-eat Filipino themed buffet for Dh50. Tickets are available online at yaswaterworld.com or at the park gates.

Bhangra beats

Punjabi singer-songwriter Guru Randhawa is performing today at the Dubai World Trade Centre. You can catch the Suit hitmaker live renditions of Bhangra and Indie-pop hits such as High Rated Gabru at 7.30pm today. Tickets from Dh95 at madevents.ae.

Saved by the Belle

Beauty lies in the eyes of the opera-goer this weekend – the classic fairytale of Beauty and Beast will take to the Dubai Opera stage tomorrow. Performed by Dubai-based Turning Pointes’ Youth Ballet, this ballet production by children will give a fresh interpretation to the tale as old as time. Beloved characters like the talking teapot, and bookish protagonists Belle and the brooding anti-hero Beast will carry through joy and drama of the fairytale from the silver screen to the stage.

Shows at 3pm and 5.30pm; tickets from Dh120 at dubaiopera.com.

Tappy feet

Time to rock and roll – the Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is bringing the musical Footloose! To the university’s Red Theatre all this week. In collaboration with Abu Dhabi Choral Group (ADCG), Abu Dhabi’s longest running community theater group the fully staged musical production will feature hit tunes from the 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon. You can groove along to Academy and Tony award-nominated pop anthems such as Almost Paradise, Holding out for a Hero, and Let’s Hear it for the Boy from the eighties class that follows the journey of teenager Ren McCormack as he tries to overthrow the bans on dancing and rock music in a small Midwestern town. Tickets from Dh110 at nyuad-artscenter.org. Shows at 2:30pm today, and at 7:30pm on June 17, June 20 and June 21.

Photographic memories

Pictures speak a thousand words at Warehouse421’s new exhibition Lest We Forget: The Universality of Family Photographs. On until July 28, the exhibition, created by the Spanish artist, María José Rodríguez Escolar, and curated by Dr Michael Bambling, is a compilation of different family photographs taken by families in the UAE and Spain. On June 15, the cultural centre will host an all-day workshop conducted by María José Rodríguez Escolar. The workshop will help you hone your skills to recreate picture-perfect drawings inspired by photographs during intensive six-hour session. Tickets for the workshop cost Dh160 per person at warehouse421.ae.