Calling all culture vultures!
It’s finally Thursday and that means putting together a program for the weekend around indoor activities, all-you-can-eat breakfasts with friends and other great things to do in Dubai.
However, if you want to add a touch of culture to mix in, here’s a roundup of things to do in Dubai this weekend, including cool art, workshops, and more.
When: Until August 1, 2021
These creations by Italian / French artist Serero Pop Art are digital reworkings enriched with resin, pearls, sequins, sapphires, diamonds, rubies, acrylics and enamels. Using people well known in her canvas such as Salvador Dalì, Frida Kahlo, Marylin Monroe, Vincent Van Gogh and more, the artist adds capes and crowns converting the characters into superior figures such as superheroes, kings, queens and more.
Oblong Contemporary Art Gallery, Bluewaters Island, Dubai. Open every day from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Phone: (0) 4 232 2071. @oblongcontemporain
25 years of laughter with The Laughter Factory
When: June 24, 25, 30, July 1 and 2.
Want to have a good laugh with friends? The comedy club Laughter Factory celebrates its 25th anniversary with a selection of actors. Mike Marino, Mike Rice and Corey Michaelis will be performing this month at various locations around Dubai. Tickets cost 160 Dhs per person.
Get more details and book your tickets here.
25 years of laughter with The Laughter Factory, various locations around Dubai. Phone: (0)50 878 6728. thelaughterfactory.com
Mask embroidery workshop
When: June 25, 2021.
Want a face mask that screams out the personality lurking underneath? Opt for this workshop where you can get creative and walk away with your own embroidered face mask that you have made yourself. The workshop will teach you a number of simple points and walk you through the steps required to customize your own mask. If you have a mask at home that you would like to dress up, bring it. The workshop takes place in Kave on avenue Alserkal and costs Dh180. It will last two hours from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Materials will be provided.
Reserve your spot here.
Tea and Coffee Art Workshop
When: June 25, 2021.
There are many ways to express your creativity, from painting and dancing, to sculpture and more. This workshop focuses on the art of latte – perfect if you love art and coffee (or tea). The workshop takes place at Open Sesame located at the Indigo Dubai Downtown hotel. The hotel’s head barista reveals all his secrets to creating magic in the coffee cup while Inky Ways, an interior design and art consultant, will help you master the art of drawing a single stroke (a style used by Pablo Picasso) and painting. with coffee. The course costs only 185 Dhs per person and the course takes place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Reserve your place on [email protected] or 04 210 2198.
Tea and Coffee Art Workshop, Open Sesame, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown, Dubai. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 25. 185 Dhs per person. Phone: (0) 4 210 2198. @hotelindigodubai
Festival Square Book Club
When: June 26, 2021
If you are a keen reader, why not join the Festival Plaza Book Club this Saturday. In addition to meeting new like-minded people, you will also have the opportunity to discuss the writing and hear the different perspectives of other readers and authors. It’s free and the book club takes place once a month. You will need to register here for the June 26 meeting. Watch for emails that notify you to attend events. Be quick because places are limited. Learn more here.
Register now here.
Festival Plaza Book Club, Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali, Dubai. From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 26, free entry but registration required. @dubaifestivalplaza
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