The hive beckons
In a Roald Dahl-themed festival for the younger audience, The Hive, a Performance Arts school that directs and produces the Hive Theatre Festival 2022, will be bringing to life some of Dahl’s most popular works such as Enormous Crocodile, James And The Giant Peach, Witches, and Matilda. For the 13+ Audience members, they have 3 shows of Dear Evan Hansen, a Tony and Grammy Award-winning play script. Shows will be held every weekend of June at Zabeel Ladies Club, Dubai. Entry is free, Tickets will be available on QTickets.com.
June calls for laughs
Making his Dubai debut, Tom Elwes, will be performing this June leaving people chuckling all evening. Phillip Simon will also be bringing his hilarious debut show to Dubai. One of the most respected stand ups on the UK club scene and writer for ‘Mock the Week’ he will guarantee a fun packed show. Described as ‘Compelling voice of a rarely heard African perspective’, Njambi McGrath is the winner of multiple awards and is often described as trailblazing. So round up the people you like and get ready for a good laugh. For details, visit thelaughterfactory.com.
Time to Glam
The SoPritti exhibition is back for its highly anticipated summer edition, showcasing a roster of prominent South Asian designers at Swissôtel Al Murooj on Saturday, June 4. The coveted event brings renowned Indian and Pakistani fashion, jewellery, and accessory designers to the UAE. The glamourous one-day event will feature unique items from a mix of distinguished and debutant designers and distributors.
Some of the South Asian designers to be involved include award-winning Indian fashion designer Rina Dhaka, Pallavi Puri, who recently introduced her Emirati line to coincide with Ramadan in Dubai, and the elegant, exclusive ethnic-wear of Studio Sajid. The event is free to attend and open from 10.30am to 4.30pm. For more details, visit instagram @sopritti_fashion.
Calling all cinephiles. Mark your calendars for the screening of Ignacio Aguero’s Spanish documentary One Hundred Children Waiting For A Train at Cinema Akil this June. Children can sign up for Alica Vega’s workshops, too. Journey into the world of movies and watch them learn about cinematography, camera angles and film genres, to eventually put forward their own narratives through drawings. For more details, visit cinemaakil.com.
World of sports
The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is warming this summer up as it brings back the 12th edition of its indoor sports arena, Dubai Sports World. Sports starting from football to tennis you’ll find it at Dubai Sports World. The air-conditioned venue caters to all skill levels and interests and there are many ways you can get involved, whether you want to rent out a pitch to play with friends or join a sports academy to refine your skills. This year’s edition will be housed in DWTC’s Za’abeel Halls 4, 5 and 6, with a dedicated parking facility. For more details, visit dubaisportsworld.ae.
Get ready for game night as Bongo’s Bingo Dubai returns for a brand new edition this June. Taking place at Atlantis, The Palm today, the one-night only event will appeal to those looking for a fun way to bring in the weekend. Vie to win prizes at this competitive fiesta while listening to music by talented artists. Gather your group and head to the Asateer Tent for a night of incredible entertainment. Spots are limited, so book your tickets soon. For more details, visit their Instagram page @bongosbingodub.
The Future calls
The Theatre of Digital Art brings you the future with their latest showcase that highlights a fusion of art, creative thinking and technology. Immerse yourself in works that transcend realities and dimensions and make you contemplate the infinite possibilities of time and space. During this multi-sensory experience – which includes virtual reality, augmented reality, meta reality and classic videos – you can ride an apocalypse horse in Jonathan Monaghan’s Out of the Abyss and pose as a genetic engineer in Luna Ikuta’s Afterlife. Get an insight into the solar punk movement with Synticate’s Ezra or comprehend futuristic conspiracies in Arnaud Laffond’s Refuge/Refuse. While there, interact with SYNTII, a 3D holographic figure with a language bot that gives you information about the works on display. Tickets start Dh50. For more details, visit toda.ae.