Boyzone, The Crucible, Rock Festival and more things to try
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 22 See a group show at Gallery Ward The gallery’s sequel to ‘Selections from the Contemporary Egyptian Art Scene’ features selected works by eight artists from Egypt including Mohamed Ardash and Nagla Samir. Until August 28. Gallery Ward, 6A Street, Al Quoz (04 388 3204).
Thursday 22 A feast of formaggio The Italian restaurant launches a new menu promotion today which focuses on Italian cheese, using as many as 15 different regional varieties. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until June 5. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Thursday 22 Watch The Crucible Thespians and art lovers will be treated to a dramatic treat as Local theatre group Backstage perform Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Dhs100. Thu May 22-Fri May 23, 7.30pm. Sat May 24 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Ductac, Mall of The Emirates, Al Barsha www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 22 See Boyzone live The reformed boyband perform live – expect all the hits, and plenty of nostalgic singalongs (sense of irony optional). Dhs225 Doors 7pm, show 9pm. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 23 Glow for glory at the Go & Glow 5k This fun run will see hundreds glow in the dark as they take on a 5km run at Wadi Adventure. Dhs150. 8pm. Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, www.premieronline.com (03 781 8422).
Friday 23 Jumeirah Restaurant Week From today, sample promotional set menus across Jumeirah Hotel Group’s restaurants. Advanced booking is advised. Dhs90 (Noodle House). Dhs120 (casual dining). Dhs180 (signature dining) Dhs270 (Burj Al Arab). Until May 31. www.jumeirah.com (04 364 7555).
Friday 23 Hear a world music legend Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a highly trained Pakistani singer, rooted in the Qawalli and Sufi tradition and the torchbearer of the Fateh Ali musical family. Expect ecstatic, extended, spiritual vocal workouts, alongside some poppier crossover numbers, ghazals and more. Dhs100-750. Doors 7pm, show 9pm. Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 23 Hit the Dubai Rock Festival A total of five scary-sounding bands perform. Topping the bill are traditionalists Nightmare, plus fellow French exports Loudblast, India’s Demonic Resurrection, and the UAE’s Nervcecell and Ascendant. 5pm. Dhs200. Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 24 Sign up for a new book club Why not join a new literary club. Members can suggest books for debate. This month’s book is Room by Emma Donoghue. To get involved, email email@example.com. Free. Last Sat of the month. Noon. Ongoing. The Magazine Shop, Dubai Media City, www.themagazineshop.me (04 457 4283).
Saturday 24 Try an improvisation workshop Learn the fundamentals of improvisation. Sign up online to get involved. Dhs120 per session or Dhs400 per month. 1pm-3pm. The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz (050 986 1761).