Events around town this week

Cultural days out, live music and more events in Dubai

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Our picks of the week

1 Watch a Palestinian film about artists
See Wed 19.

2 Marvel at the light show at the Festival of Lights
See Thu 20.

3 Celebrate Holi on the beach at a party
See Fri 21.

4 Listen to Dubai’s best choirs at ChoirFest
See Thu 20.

5 Get careers advice and get your life back on track
See Sun 23.

Wednesday 19

This is Palestine – a Cultural Week
This celebration of Palestinian culture draws to an end with a premiere screening of Mars at Sunrise, written and directed by Jessica Habie. The film portrays the conflict between artists on either side of militarised country borders. The screening will be followed by guest speaker Deema Debis, of the Fajr Falastin Film Fund. Purchase tickets online to secure your seat. Limited tickets are available on the door. Dhs50. 8pm-9.30pm. Meydan IMAX Theatre, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba, (055 446 8575). Virtual CFO, A Unique Proposition. Entrepreneurs and owners of small and medium enterprises can meet up at this event and learn how to better manage their business finances at this seminar. Register online to attend.
Free. 8.30am-10am. In5 Innovation Hub, Boutique Villa 7, Dubai Knowledge Village, (04 391 0002).

Thursday 20

ChoirFest Middle East
This event brings together over 40 choirs in a bid to find the Middle East’s finest singing group. A variety of singing styles will be represented from choral to beat-boxing. The festival begins with the The Senior Schools Choir of the Year competition at the Dubai College. Dhs185. 3pm. Until March 22. Dubai College, Al Sufouh 1, (04 347 7793).

Dubai Festival of Lights
For ten nights the lights of Downtown Dubai – from the Waterfront Promenade to the Burj Khalifa – will be seen as a glittering show.
Free. 7pm-midnight. Until March 29. Downtown Dubai, (no number).

Friday 21

Holi Beach Party
Celebrate the vibrant Hindu festival of Holi with a beach party. In keeping with the traditional festival coloured powders will be jubilantly thrown around the crowd, and the party atmosphere will be heightened with live Indian music, DJs and dancing. A family event for every nationality.
Dhs80 single ticket, Dhs130 for couples, Dhs200 for a family or group of four. 10am-6pm. JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali, (04 363 8499).

Saturday 22

Gulf Music Festival at The Archive
Discover new and contemporary music from the Middle East region. Artists such as Zeid Hamdan, Kamal Musallam and Oum will perform traditional styles as well as music inspired by soul, rock and Latin sounds.
Free. 11am-6pm. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, (04 349 4033).

Sunday 23 Career Comeback Coffee Mornings
Recruitment site Bayt is hosting a coffee morning aimed at young adults (25-35) who need to get their careers back on track. The session will be hosted by a careers expert and there will be opportunities for one-to-one advice and CV consultation after the session.
To attend email Free. 9am-10am. Caffè Nero, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina, (04 449 3100).

Monday 24

Bookbinding workshops
Learn how to create your own hand stitched books and take home a creation of your own. Email to register. Attendants should bring a cutting mat, sharp scalpel, scissors and a metal ruler Dhs100. 11am-4pm. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road (04 349 4033).

Tuesday 25

Outdoor cinema night
Watch The King’s Speech under the stars at Reform Social & Grill. Films are free to view but customers must purchase food or drink.
Free. 8pm. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Emirates Living District. (04 454 2638).

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