In sync with Pan Pa’Tim
What Primate Theatrical Percussion by Pan Pa’Tim will get the whole family dancing. The 90-minute show by a multi-talented group of performers from Venezuela will transport audiences to the streets of Caracas. It tells the story of Tim, a percussionist who is trying to hold down a nine to five job. The show which was a huge hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival leave guests yearning for more.
Pan Pa’Tim is their first full-length show in Dubai, however, fans who can’t wait to see the group perform can head to the Dubai Festival City to watch their street show Pasacalles and can take advantage of a Dh10 discount on their Pan Pa’Tim show ticket.
When February 11-12 at 7:30pm.
Where Ductac, Centrepoint Theatre, Mall Of The Emirates, Dubai
How Dh90. Tickets available from Ductac box office. For more information call
04 341 4777.
A tragic comedy
What Humsuffer is a tragic comedy about an individual’s search for love. Written by renowned screenwriter Javed Siddiqui, the play focuses on a couple who decide to separate after 15 years of marriage and two children. But, despite having secured a consensual divorce, they are a couple at the crossroads, compelled by an urge to reconnect on and off for temporary and momentary happiness. Starring in this wonderful play are Kiran Karmarkar and Lubna Salim.
When Thursday, February 11
Where Shaikh Rashid Auditorium, The Indian School, Dubai
How From Dh50 to Dh200.
For more information call 050 248 1481.
Fun and culture at DSF
What The 15th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival brings to The Walk a series of fun and cultural activities for the family. The Heritage Village, the fun fair, and the Covent Garden Market ensure a combination of thrills, cultural shows and the finest in outdoor shopping. The fun fair offers many types of rides and games for all. The Heritage Village is a place where you can learn about the local heritage and have a glimpse of the culture and traditions of the land, like falcon hunting and the pearl industry. Here you can sample traditional Emirati and Arabic food. The village also has bazaars where you can buy traditional handicrafts, food and clothes. And if you’re looking for some folklore, the village presents traditional performances such as the Ayalla and folklore music such as Al Harbiyah and Al Liwa.
When Throughout DSF
Where JBR, The Walk.
How The Covent Garden Market is open from 10am to 9pm daily. The fun fair, located next to Sheraton Hotel, is open from 4pm to 11pm daily. The Heritage Village, located next to the Hilton Hotel, is open from 5pm to 10pm.
What Ductac brings an engaging mix of nostalgia and cinema to the stage with Mahim Junction, a musical tribute to Mumbai and Bollywood.
This all-singing, all-dancing show will take audiences back in time to the Bollywood of the 1970s, a time when heroes wore their hearts on their sleeves and the villains paved the mean streets of Mumbai with gold. The show is written and directed by Sohaila Kapur, the award-winning Indian writer and director and the sister of Oscar nominated film director Shekhar Kapur, who will be attending the premiere of Mahim Junction.
On the show’s opening night, Ductac will have a red carpet event. VIP ticket holders can enjoy a pre-show reception in Ductac’s Gallery of Light, where they will have the opportunity to meet the guests: Shekhar and Sohaila Kapur.
When February 18-20 at 8pm,
Where Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates
How Dh500 (VIP tickets for special red carpet opening) Dh150 (regular).
DSF Rocks at BurJuman
What Contributing to the festive spirit this DSF BurJuman is hosting tribute acts to international performers such as Robbie Williams, Beyoncé and Britney Spears with 30-minute shows on the stars. Each act will have a group of back-up dancers, especially chosen for the event To add to this, Exuberdance, a colourful international dance troupe will perform at the mall entertaining guests with nine kinds of dances.
When Until February 28. The tribute acts will focus on Beyoncé from February 4-6, Britney Spears from February 11-13 and Robbie Williams from February 18-20.
Where BurJuman Centre
Sufi Noor Sufi Kathak with live Qawali
What Sixteen internationally acclaimed artists will perform for about two hours in this graceful and unique dance form called Kathak, enhanced by the earthy romance and nuances of Sufi music. This spellbinding, ecstatic form of dance will thrill the audience.
When Friday, February 19, starts at 9pm.
Where Hyatt Regency Dubai
How Dh100, Dh150 and Dh250.
For more information call Signature Events on 04 337 3724, 050 654 9100 and 055 654 9100
Teri Bhi Chup Meri Bhi Chup
What This comedy play about two business partners Khare and Khote will definitely tickle your funny bone.
The merry mix of mistaken identities, errors and omissions and horseplay result in an abundance of humour. The play will lead you into hysterically enjoyable situations of chaos and of course confusion.
When Thursday, February 18
Where Shaikh Rashid Auditorium, The Indian High School, Dubai
How Dh60, Dh125 and Dh250. For reservations call 04 337 3724
What The Fridge continues its series of concerts with original compositions for chamber music ensembles. This week it presents composer Barnaby Priest’s compositions. Priest is well-known for exploring a soundscape that uses a limited diatonic palette. Played by some of Dubai’s foremost classical musicians, the compositions for string quartet, piano quartet, solo voice and harp and tape, explore the heights of melody and harmony.
When Monday, February 15. Doors open at 7:30pm
Where The Fridge. For the location map go to www.thefridgedubai.com.
How Dh50 per person, including a beverage package. RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call 04 347 7793
One Small Step
What The countdown is on for One Small Step, a huge hit at the 2008 and 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. The action-packed show tells the story of one of the most exciting adventures of the 20th Century – the space race. From rocket launches to the first dog in space, One Small Step portrays the excitement of this historical period. Starring in the play are Robin Hemmings and Oliver Millingham who will take you on an unforgettable journey to the moon. One Small Step has thrilled audiences worldwide and has earned rave reviews from The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman, and later on as part of the British Council Showcase, a biennially selected collection of cutting-edge British work. Inspirational and educational for adults and kids alike, One Small Step is full of emotion, intense moments, and humour. So Strap yourself in and get ready for the exciting journey to outer space!
When From February 10-14
Where Ductac, Khilachand Theatre, Mall Of The Emirates
How Dh100 (half-price school tickets and group discount available). Tickets are available at: Ductac’s box office, Virgin Megastore,
www.ticketingboxoffice.com, www.timeouttickets.com and www.boxofficeme.com
For more information call 04 341 4777