5 things to do today

Celebrate Chinese Full-Moon Festival and enjoy curries from around the world

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Monday 5

Celebrate Chinese Full-Moon Festival: Mooncakes – small pastries filled with lotus-seed paste – are consumed by up to 1.2 billion Chinese people every September to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival. You can sample these strange little snacks for yourself during Long Yin’s celebrations.
Dhs60 (per piece); Dhs160 (for six). Until September 12. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).

Enjoy curries from around the world: Choose from a range of curries from Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, India, Mauritius and many more curry-loving nations at Chef’s House.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

A history lesson on carpet weaving: Check out the selection of 16th and 17th century Safavid carpets on display at the Farjam Collection. The ‘Chants From Paradise’ show offers a unique insight into the history of carpets.
Opening night tonight 7pm-9pm. Until November 30. The Farjam Collection, DIFC (04 323 0303).

See violinist Hugo Ticciati in action: Now 31, Ticciati has been wowing crowds with his remarkable talent since the age of 12. This one-off performance is free on a first-come first-served basis.
7.50pm-10pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).

FREE! Food for kids at The Westin: Kids eat for free at Blue Orange, Hunters, Spice Emporium, Waves and Barasti during the Mums’ Night Off promotion. Enjoy a huge array of cuisines that will no doubt satisfy the tastes of even the pickiest eaters. Best of all, it means no cooking – and no washing up.
Free. Mon 6pm-midnight. Until September 30. The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Spa (04 511 7136).

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