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Add a touch of culture to your weekend …

Sort your list of fun weekend things to do? Does that include a delicious breakfast in Dubai, a dazzling fireworks show, or a trip to the movies to watch the latest blockbuster?

Why not add a touch of culture to the mix and attend theatrical and musical performances or visit an art exhibition.

Here are 5 great cultural things to do on the weekend

See 12 angry jurors in progress at The Junction

When: October 28 to 30

After staging the show in Abu Dhabi, 12 angry jurors heads towards The Junction on Alserkal Avenue. The theater classic was written by Reginald Rose and popularized by a Hollywood movie of the same name. It follows the trial of a teenager who is on trial for the alleged murder of his father. If found guilty, he will be sentenced to death. However, the jury finds that they have a reasonable doubt to declare the boy’s innocence and they are faced with the question, “Are we setting a killer loose? “.

Get your tickets here.

The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai. Phone: (0) 4 338 8525. @junctiondubai

Soak up classical music at “Une nuit franco-Russe”

Above: Nikolai Managazze | Photo credit: Achille Mareel

When: October 29

For classical music fans, come to “Une nuit franco-Russe” at the Alliance Française Theater in Dubai. The night presents the melodic sounds of Nikolai Managazze and Oleg Poliansky. Coming from Russia and Ukraine, they will offer the public the most beautiful pages of the French and Russian repertoire for piano and violin. Expect to hear works by Ravel, Franck, Tchaikovsky, Bloch and Frolov. The program is part of The UAE Classical Talents (Season 2021-2022) which aims to give local artists a platform to express their art in Dubai. There is a show once a month until May 2022.

Find out about the season pass and get your tickets here.

Alliance Française Dubaï, rue 18, Oud Metha, Dubai, Oct. 29 Tel. : (0) 4 335 8712. afdubai.org

Visit a new contemporary art gallery

african art gallery

When: Until November 8

Efiɛ Gallery is an art gallery currently located at Burj Plaza by Emaar. The art gallery specializes in promoting African artists with a focus on West African art representing both established and emerging artists. Visitors can see four installations by multi-award-winning Ghanaian artist El Anatsui, known for his large-scale sculptures made up of thousands of bent and crumpled pieces of metal. Note that after November 8, the art gallery will move to another permanent location.

Galerie Efiɛ, Burj Plaza by Emaar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai, Dubai. Open daily from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Phone. : (0) 58 258 3565. @efiegallery

Hope aboard the QE2 and “Meet The Beatles”

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When: October 28 and 29

This authentic tour brings The Beatles to life with classic hits like She loves You, I can’t buy myself love, A hard day’s Night, To help! and so many others. Special attention was paid to musical instruments, costumes, and even Lennon and McCartney’s stage jokes to make it all come together.

Ticket prices start from 135 Dhs and can be purchased here.

Theater by QE2, QE2, Port Rashid, Dubai. Phone. : (0) 58 838 3107. theatrebyqe2.com

Watch a performance of the Astana Ballet Theater

Astana Ballet Theater

When: October 27 to 30

Kazakhstan’s leading ballet company, Astana Ballet Theater, presents a masterpiece at the Dubai Opera this weekend: The legend of love. The ancient Persian legend follows an epic story of a long triangle between Queen Mekhmene, her younger sister, Shireen, and the beautiful young Ferkhad. When Shireen suffers from a serious illness, it is the Queen who must sacrifice her beauty to save her dying sister. As Shireen’s health flourishes, the Queen plunges into darkness and despair and her beauty fades away. The sisters are even more contested when they both fall in love with the same man, Ferkhad, who must choose which of the sisters he is willing to give his heart or follow his duty.

Buy your tickets here.

Dubai Opera House, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. The Legend of Love October 27 and 28, Sultan Baybars October 29 and 30. Phone: (0) 4 440 8888. dubaiopera.com

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