If you are in the mood for lots of music this week, you are in luck. The UAE’s homegrown music and arts festival Groove on the Grass is back for its eight season Friday at the Emirates Golf Club. The line-up features Palms Trax, versatile German musician Acid Pauli, DJ Egyptian Lover, an American musician, vocalist and producer, Viken Arman and British DJ Eclair Fifi. From 5pm to 3am. Tickets from Dh200, dubai.platinumlist.net.
Enjoy an uninterrupted Friday evening of Iraqi pop music at Roda Al Bustan’s Rashidiya Ballroom, where Saif Nabeel and Rahma Riad will be performing. Saif Nabeel is best known for his tracks Hay Essanah and Khayef Men Endy. Catch them live at 8.30pm. Tickets from Dh.500 on dubai.platinumlist.net.
TGxHMC Live session is hosting veterans of the Manchester music scene, Children of Zeus at Pure Sky Lounge on Saturday at 3pm. The hip-hop duo starring members Konny Kon and Tyler Daley have been known for their distinctive blend of hip-hop, R&B and soul. Call 04 374 7888 to book for Dh100; buy at the door for Dh120.
Front Row Laughter Nights is back with Indian comedy trailblazers Neville Shah and Sorabh Pant, performing never-before-seen content on Saturday, at Emirates Theatre, Emirates International School, Jumeirah. Writer and stand-up comedian Neville Shah of SnG fame has released two Amazon comedy specials: What Are You Laughing At? and We Should All Kill Ourselves. Sorabh Pant, founder of East India Company that boasts 115 million YouTube views has performed over 1,000 shows in 60 cities across 15 countries. Tickets from Dh60 at dubai.platinumlist.net; show begins at 9pm.
The Laughter Factory is hosting yet another comedy night at Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach on October 10. Irish comedian, actor, writer and presenter Eleanor Tiernan will set the ball rolling for the evening with her controversial sense of humour. She’ll be joined on stage by Londoners Emmanuel Sonubi and Mike Capozzola – the former will regale audiences with anecdotes of his stint as a nightclub bouncer while the latter wraps up the show with his dry sense of humour. Show starts at 9pm. Tickets from Dh140 at thelaughterfactory.com.
Read-y, steady, go!
Bookworms, listen up! The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale kicks off on October 10 at Dubai Studio City’s sound stages 2 and 3. The 10-day-long book fair, which is the world’s biggest, covers an array of genres from children’s fiction and classic literature to self-help books, novels and more, all available at rock bottom prices. Entry is free. For more information call 04 391 4664.
Find your flow
Hosted by Ignite, a fitness organisation in Dubai, Pink is Punk is a wellness series dedicated to raising awareness for breast cancer. When you sign up for a relaxing, refreshing and rejuvenating sunset yoga session on October 8 from 7 to 8.30pm at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, all proceeds will go to Breast Friends in association with Al Jalila Foundation. Tickets from Dh100 at ignite.ae.
Emirates Motorsport Expo 2019 is the ultimate place to be for car enthusiasts today. Visitors can peruse myriad car displays and motorsport related activities including sim racing, track experiences, a children’s zone and the second edition of the Power Hour Challenge with classic cars on track. Meet like-minded petrolheads and share experiences at Dubai Autodrome, 3pm onwards. Entry is free; visit dubai.platinumlist.net to register.