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#WOWJBR Street Beats

18 February 2019 - 27 February 2019
Jumeirah Beach Residences Dubai, + Google Map

The second edition of Street Beats, the 10-day free al fresco music festival held along JBR, features more than 200 performances by 55 artists from over 20 countries from 18 to 27 February. Live performers include Hamood Bafoory, "the first [...]

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Tales on the Island: International Storytelling Festival

21 February 2019 - 23 February 2019
Al Noor Island, Buhairah Corniche Road, Khalid Lagoon
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An event unique in its kind in the UAE and the GCC, the region's only festival entirely dedicated to the oral tradition and the art of storytelling. The theme of this year's third edition is 'A Treasure of Words' and [...]

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LAST CHANCE Comfort Zone I (Home)

23 February 2019
VCUarts Qatar, Education City
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A group show with Basma Alsharif, Khalid al Gharaballi and Setareh Shahbazi that considers what it means to be comfortable – so often a privilege that comes with wealth, access to education, and the right race, gender or nationality. This exhibition curated [...]

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4.00 pm

ElectroFest 2019

23 February 2019 @ 4.00 pm - 9.00 pm
NYUAD Arts Center Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free, but pre-register

A mini festival of cutting-edge electronic music, video art, sound art, and improvisation, presented by the NYUAD Music Program. There are three sessions: Session 1: 4pm Clare Lesser Metatechnic (2018) A work of 20-30 minutes for two ‘de-preparing’ amplified pianos, substantially [...]

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5.00 pm

Tueurs (Above the law): dir Jean-François Hensgens and François Troukens (2017)

23 February 2019 @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Alliance Française Dubai Dubai,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
AED 45

A rather good all-Belgian thriller: Frank Valken is an old-school thief but not a murderer, but finds himself and his gang embroiled in a crime that is 30 years old – a political-criminal murder imbroglio. The situation pushes Valken to [...]

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6.00 pm

Michael Rice: GEO – Earth and its Materiality

23 February 2019 @ 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
1971 Design Space Sharjah,United Arab Emirates + Google Map

For this, the first institutional solo exhibition for the Irish (but Dubai-based) ceramicist, Michael Rice addresses the materiality of the earth and experiments with light for the first time in newly created works based on translucent porcelain. He's employed new [...]

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8.00 pm

The Merry Widow

23 February 2019 @ 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Dubai Opera Dubai,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
AED 350 – AED 950

The final performance of Franz Lehár's popular comic operetta with soloists, chorus, ballet ensemble and orchestra of the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre. The production is sung in German, with English and Arabic surtitles.

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9.30 pm

Loveless: dir Andrey Zvyagintsev (2017)

23 February 2019 @ 9.30 pm - 11.00 pm
Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
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AED 52.50

Beautifully shot story of the breakdown of a marriage in a small Russian city and the disappearance of a 12-year-old boy. It's a powerful but stark drama about disconnected lives and failed responsibilities ... Showing daily to 1 March at various [...]

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