India's biggest music star AR Rahman will perform at a live concert in Sharjah Friday evening. Joining him on stage will be Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam, Kailash Kher, Chitra and percussionist Sivamani. Tickets, priced between Dh125 and Dh1,000, are available at Spinneys, Choithram and Lulu hypermarkets. Alternatively, you can try your luck and win these by sending the sms ‘arr' from your du line to 6692

Where: Sharjah Cricket Stadium

When: Friday, April 18

Movie for free: Gulf film festival

The Gangs of Baghdad, a movie based on the psychological issues that victims of atrocities in Baghdad must live with, premieres at the Gulf Film Festival (DUCTAC) at 1.30 this afternoon. Must-watch movies on Friday – the last day of the festival – include Saudis in America (Cinestar, Mall of the Emirates at 1.30pm) and One Day in Khadimya Prison for Women (Cinestar, Mall of the Emirates at 7pm).

Celebration: Baisakhi night

Indian pop star Mika Singh and Bombay Rockers will liven up the celebrations at the World Punjab Baisakhi Nite tomorrow evening. An ancient harvest festival in the Indian state of Punjab, Baisakhi also marks the beginning of a new solar year.

Where: Tennis Stadium, Aviation Club, Dubai

When: Friday, April 18

Tickets: Dh65-Dh125 available at Spinneys, Choithram and Al Mansoor Video

Gig: Urban desert

An evening of funk, rhythm and blues and hip hop will unfold at the Urban Desert Festival tomorrow evening. Senegalese singing sensation and Grammy nominee Akon will headline the event which also features Latino artist Fat Joe and Black Violins of Apollo Legends fame.

Where: Dubai Festival City

When: April 18

Tickets: Dh200-Dh400

Beauty and fashion: Bridal show

As many as 20 fashion shows will be held at the upcoming Bridal Show Dubai where several local and international designers will display their bridal wear collections.

Where: Zabeel Hall, Dubai International Exhibition Centre

When: April 23-26

Tickets: Dh10

Theatre: Shakespeare - 4 kidz hamlet

UK theatre company, Shakespeare 4 Kidz, whose musical adaptations of the Bard's classics have delighted audiences for over 10 years, is bringing its hit show, Shakespeare 4 Kidz Hamlet, to Dubai this week.

Where: DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates.

When: April 21-24 at 9am and 12 noon

Flower fest: Bouquet of delights

A flower festival featuring a brilliant collection of exotic flowers opens in Sharjah this evening. A floral design contest on Friday and Saturday will be the highlight of the event.

Where: Al Qasba, Sharjah

When: April 17-21, 7.30pm