Rock the boat — with laughter
There’s a fun way to be out of breath this weekend – Laugh-a-thon 3.0 is bringing Indian comic Varun Grover to Dubai Friday night. Creator of Netflix show Sacred Games, Varun has scripted critically acclaimed films such as Gangs of Wasseypur and Udta Punjab and is known for well-written skits that effortlessly weave humour into topical issues. The stand-up comedy night series that’s known to bring the who’s who of India’s comedy circuit to town is staging the act at a brand new venue this weekend – you’ll be chuckling onboard the Queen Elizabeth 2. Tickets from Dh150 at platinumlist.net.
The alpha alphabets
Words and the letters that make them up chart the evolution of language, culture and history. Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts, an art exhibition at Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi, does exactly that: exploring the region’s history and culture by delving into the influential ancient scripts that have shaped modern Middle East. The nine commissioned artworks on display include drawings, art installations, ceramics and works with the Phoenecian, Aramaic and Nabatean scripts. On July 28 from 10am to 8pm; visit warehouse421.ae.
Blast from the past
Prep your vocal chords for some yodelling-along – Indian singer Amit Kumar, son of the legendary playback singer and actor Kishore Kumar, is peforming his father’s evergreen hits at Bollywood Parks and Resorts’ Raj Mahal theatre Friday. The concert will see Amit paying tributes to his father’s lasting legacy to Indian music and cinema with soulful ballads, groovy dance numbers and genre-busting ditties. We are expecting classics like Zindagi Ek Safar, Pyaar Diwaana and more to make it to the song list . Tickets from Dh75 at dubaiparksandresorts.com; show starts at 8pm.
This isn’t your grandma’s version of bingo, but she can join you as well as the rest of your family and your four-legged fur babies. Kave, the upcyled cafe at Alserkal Avenue is hosting a Saturday Bingo Brunch every week. All props and accessories for the game are created from upcyled items. Tuck into a homemade cream cheese bagel and a cold coffee as you court Lady Luck and see if you can cross numbers off to a winning sequence. Dh50 includes entry and refreshments. From 11am to 1pm; visit alserkalavenue.ae.