The weekend is past tense. But we make no pretence, just total sense, the week ahead is going to be intense…
Sunday, October 13th
Who’s afraid of the Big Bad book sale?
Book worms get a wriggle on and head on over to the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Dubai 2019 that is happening at the Sound Stage Venue in Dubai Studio City. With up to 80 percent discount on books of all shapes, sizes and genres, this is a veritable cornucopia for those who love the printed word.
24 hours a day until 20th October. Find out more bigbadwolfbooks.com
Join the club
There’s no denying that the environment and protecting it are big news and will be (have to be!) for some time to come. If you want to be part of the solution, a great place to start and sort the fact from the fake news is by heading along to the Eco Club event ‘What’s going on with the environment? – Dubai Edition’ which is hosted by Eedama and Just Be Holistic Center in Umm Suqeim 1. The Eco-Club describes itself as a group who want to leave a positive impact on the environment.
Open to all. 6.30pm. Search UAEcoclub on facebook
Monday October 14th
Gather your fruende and head to Brothaus Bakery-Bistro at the Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay for a seriously authentic Oktoberfest experience. The cosy venue and biergarten are a great shout for mid-month medley with schnitzel, a variety of hops, the ‘flight board’ with halves and other deals from AED 25. Brothaus’ Oktoberfest menu runs throughout the week with traditional German dishes from AED 50.
5pm onwards. Call 04 369 0000 for booking and enquiries
No way namaste away!
If laughter is the best medicine, why not double down on your course of self-help treatment with Laughter Yoga Circles every Monday at KAVE in Al Serkal Avenue. The weekly community-minded sessions that blend chi-alignment with a good chuckle is the prescription for some extra stress reduction, particularly when it is a ‘pay what you think is a fair price event’.
7.30 pm, KAVE, Al Serkal Avenue. Visit: https://thestoryofthings.com
Tuesday, October 15th
Beats, licks and drops
If you’re an aspiring DJ and serious about your craft then the Sample Music Festival (SMF) at Prolight + Sound Middle East is the hottest ticket in town. With the latest music production tech – that’s technology and techniques – along with workshops, showcases and competitions mean this is the place to add some tempo to your turntables, supercharge your samples and boost your beats.
15th – 17th October. Dubai World Trade Center. Find out more here https://bit.ly/2VIIbYL
Wednesday, October 16th
The Phantom of the Opera is here….
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s worldwide operatic phenomenon ‘Phantom of the Opera’ finally opens in Dubai and runs until 30th October. This goose-bump inducing show should be on most culture vulture’s bucket list, so make sure you don’t miss it with 2 pm matinees each week on Friday and Saturday and shows have been added due to high demand.
Tickets are selling fast but start from AED 250 rising to AED 850 for the VIP seats. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com.