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World Art Dubai

3 April - 6 April
Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
AED 25

Dubai's premier affordable art exhibition (indeed, "the Middle East’s only accessible and affordable art fair" according to the organisers) returns for a fifth outing with its largest collection of works to date at DWTC on [...]

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12.00 am

An Evening With Leila Aboulela

5 April @ 12.00 am

An intimate discussion with the critically-acclaimed award-winning Sudanese-born author; she'll talk about the experience of moving between different cultures and the influence of her Muslim faith, and no doubt there will be readings from her [...]

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8.00 am

Music Weekend with Ma3azef: day one

5 April @ 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Sharjah Art Foundation, Al Mureijah Square Sharjah, + Google Map
Free

This two-day event, part of the public programming for Sharjah Biennial 14 (SB14), includes panel discussions on the current state of Arabic music along with a film screening and live music performances. Topics to be [...]

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12.00 pm

Wasla Arabic Alternative Music Festival

5 April @ 12.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Burj Park, Downtown Dubai
Dubai,
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AED 195

Arabic indie music, featuring four top bands and artists in the spectacular open-air setting of Burj Park. At press time, these four were slated to perform: Mashrou Leila Massar Egbari  47SOUL  Ayloul (that's them above)

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5.00 pm

Tigre Reale (The Royal Tigress): dir Giovanni Pastrone (1916)

5 April @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
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AED 56.50

A second showing for Pastrone's acclaimed silent melodrama – Italian diplomat falls in love with a mysterious Russian countess who is said to have led her former lover to suicide – with a live score. [...]

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7.15 pm

Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot (They Call Me Jeeg): dir Gabriele Mainetti (2015)

5 April @ 7.15 pm - 9.00 pm
Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
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AED 56.50

The first ever Italian Film Week in the Emirates continues in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Abu Dhabi. Enzo, an ex-con from the poor outskirts of Rome, puts his newfound superpowers to use [...]

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8.00 pm

Dog/Actor

5 April @ 8.00 pm - 9.30 pm
The Junction, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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AED 100

It's good to see small-scale touring theatre in town, if only because it can stimulate the local ecosystem by demonstrating what's happening elsewhere. Here we have two rather good one-man plays by Steven Berkoff, both [...]

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Loom Ensemble: Default Mind

5 April @ 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Sima Performing Arts, Warehouse 38, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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AED 100

Final performance for this show that combines dance, physical theatre, acting, and original music. Devised in Alserkal Avenue by New York-based Loom Ensemble with ten local performers from Alserkal’s Sima Performing Arts, Default Mind follows [...]

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9.45 pm

Nico 1988: dir Susanna Nicchiarelli (2017)

5 April @ 9.45 pm - 11.00 pm
Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
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AED 56.50

The cult singer-songwriter, approaching 50 and leading a solitary existence in Manchester, is persuaded to hit the road again to promote her latest album. Struggling with her demons, her addictions, and the consequences of a [...]

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