Music mania

Indian playback-singing icons Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu are joining forces to bring back the nostalgia of the 90s at the Asia premier of Legends Forever. Get ready to groove on the terrific trio’s vast repertoire of all-time hits such as Ek do teen and Papa kehte hai Friday evening from 9pm onwards at Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre. Tickets from Dh125 at meraticket.com.

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American band Hail! is ready to set the region’s heavy metal music scene ablaze. Starring Chris Adler, James Lomenzo, Phil Demmel and Steve Souza, the band will cover rock bands such as Metallica and Motorhead. They will perform at El Barrio in Hyatt Palace, Al Rigga, Friday at 7pm. Tickets from Dh175 at dubai.platinumlist.net.

Get a taste of Sudanese music as Dubai welcomes the renowned singers Jaml Farfor and Makarem Bashir for an enticing concert, Layali Alkni. The talented artists will be joined by popular television personality Hazem Helmy, Friday at 8pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel. Call 056 506 6982 to book tickets from Dh200.

Join the fun at Country Music Festival aboard the QE2. As the name suggests, dance to country classics and relish authentic cuisine specially prepared to celebrate all things country. The festivities will be led by none other than the London-born superstar Peter Donegan. See the gifted artist who began performing at the age of five add to the excitement from October 24- October 26. Tickets from Dh180 at theatrebyqe2.com.

Parekh & Singh
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Catch the dream Indie pop duo Parekh & Singh live at The Fridge Concert Series in Alserkal Avenue. Vocalist, guitarist and synth-player Nischay Parekh and percussionist Jivraj Singh work in perfect synchronisation to produce their light, whimsical melodies. Enjoy some of their brand-new tracks including ‘Down At The Sky’ and ‘Crystalline’ on October 21 from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Tickets from Dh30 at dubai.platinumlist.net.

The Irish Village Dubai, Al Garhoud present The Brand New Heavies and The Blow monkeys in a live concert on October 24. The Brand New Heavies group has hit tracks such as ‘Dream Come True’ and ‘Stay This Way’ and the very first single of The Blow Monkeys – Live Today Love Tomorrow – became successful on the British music scene. Show from 9pm onwards. Log on to theirishvillage.ticketslover.com for tickets from Dh175.

Fischermanns Orchestra
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Swiss Art Gate UAE is organising a special concert of the ‘Swiss Series’ with the 11-piece Jazz band, Fischermanns Orchestra from Lucerne, Switzerland. The vibrant band makes use of instruments like guitars, drums, trumpets etc to spice up stages across the globe. Friday night at The Fridge. Tickets from Dh80 at dubai.platinumlist.net. Show starts at 8.15pm.

Dress for Diwali

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We love ourselves a good Diwali deal, and right on cue is the annual Diwali Bazaar on Saturday by House of Ennigma Events at the Taj Hotel in Business Bay from 12-9pm. The fashion and lifestyle exhibition is showcasing exhibitors from the UAE, India and Pakistan and offers designer apparels and jewellery.

Dubai Fitness Challenge

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It’s time for the annual sweat fest! Get fit for free with the third edition of Dubai Fitness Challenge, kicking off from Friday until November 16. Dubai is going to see a myriad activities being held citywide promoting the fitness and wellness spirit. All residents are challenged to complete 30 minutes of activity a day for 30 days in line with efforts to transform Dubai into the most active city in the world. Install the Dubai Fitness App to make the challenge even more accessible.

Guffaw night

Kenny Sebastian
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We’ve had quite the line-up of comedy marvels this month in the UAE, and hot on the heels is a prominent name in the Indian comedy spectrum, Kenny Sebastian. The filmmaker, musician and stand-up star who has over 1,700,000 subscribers on YouTube is coming to Dubai for the latest edition of Funny Side Up. Watch him as he shares hilarious takes on day-to-day life, keeping it real all along at Emirates International School, Friday at 7pm. Tickets from Dh79.

Fun and frolic

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Indulge in Bavarian-themed celebrations in line with Oktoberfest at Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City’s festive tent. Tuck into some traditional Bavarian cuisine by the restaurant Hofbrauhaus Muenchen. Enjoy melodious music from the Oktoberfest band Munchner Gaudiblosn who will take center stage every evening at 6.30 from October 23 to November 9. Join the festivities for free from 5pm onwards. Call 04 525 7777 for more information.

Catch the biggest flicks in style at Yas Movies in the Park. DU Arena will transform into a fun and entertaining venue to screen some of Hollywood’s blockbuster films Friday and Saturday. Watch for free with an option to upgrade to VIP Experience at Dh65. For further information Call 04 391 8085.