Things to do in this weekend
What’s On has a full list of all the things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend, including brunch, deals, sports, entertainment, new openings.
It’s the start of the weekend, folks! But if you’re not sure what you’re doing yet, don’t worry. What’s On has the perfect solution, whatever mood you are in.
Othello: The Remix
Watch four actors swap iambic pentameter for rap in this modern, hip-hop version of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. Part of the Abu Dhabi Festival, this play was created by Chicago-based artists the Q Brothers – Jeffrey Qaiyum aka ‘JQ’ and Gregory ‘GQ’ Qaiyum.
Abu Dhabi Theatre, Breakwater, Abu Dhabi, 8pm, Dhs50. Tel: (02) 3336400. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Theatre. abudhabifestival.ae
Oh My Gonzagas! Live in Abu Dhabi
Filipina TV personalities and real-life sisters Toni and Alex Gonzaga will be in the capital today with a special concert for overseas fans.
IPIC Arena, Al Jazira Club, Abu Dhabi, gates open at 5pm, concert starts at 8pm, Dhs80 to Dhs300. Tel: (050) 8254294. Taxi: Al Jazira Club. platinumlist.net
The Showdown at People by Crystal Abu Dhabi
DJ Tony H, DJ Neari and DJ Slim will battle it out on the decks with the best of house and RNB every Thursday on Saadiyat Island.
People By Crystal, The Collection at St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (050) 8269698. Taxi: St Regis Saadiyat Island. facebook.com/PeoplebycrystalAbuDhabi
Art workshops at Yas Mall
Budding artists should head to Yas Island to take part in art workshops today. Egyptian artist and photographer Ahmed Ismail and UAE visual artist Anood Al Obaidly will be conducting classes.
Town Square, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 2pm to 7pm. Taxi: Yas Mall. yasmall.ae
Iris Sundown with Lee Burridge
The fourth edition of this event at Iris Yas Island will feature producer and DJ Lee Burridge, famous for his stints at Burning Man, whose sets include a mix of electronic dance music.
Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 6pm till late. Tel: (055) 1605636. Taxi: Yas Marina. irisabudhabi.com
The world’s very best triathletes start their season with a two-day event on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche – and amateurs and juniors can take part and compete as well. Register online.
International Triathlon Union, Breakwater, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, until Mar 7, Dhs40 to Dhs650 depending on race. Taxi: Breakwater, Corniche. abudhabi.triathlon.org
Go to the Red Dress Gala
The NSO Jazz Ensemble will be performing at this dinner and dance event to help raise awareness for heart disease prevention for women. There will be a buffet dinner, cash bar and dancing till late led by NSO Musical Director Andrew Berryman.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, 7.30pm, Dhs375. Tel: (02) 8135565. Taxi: Rosewood, Al Maryah Island. nsouae.org
Go to a Yoga Market
Bodytree Studio is holding it’s very first yoga market. Guests can expect various pop-up classes, meditation sessions, vendor stalls and question and answer sessions.
Bodytree Studio, Khalidiya, 9am to 4pm, Dhs95. Tel: (02) 4434448. Taxi: Between 26th Street and 11th Street. bodytreestudio.com
Dance with DJ Tom Novy
German DJ Tom Novy will spin the decks at Saadiyat Beach Club tonight. Accompanied by DJ A.L.L.A.D and Radio 1 DJ Danny Cee, this will be a six-hour house music fest.
Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 9pm to 3am, Dhs150 per person for entrance, Dhs400 per person with unlimited beverages. Tel: (02) 6563500. Taxi: Saadiyat Beach Club. saadiyatbeachclub.ae
Celebrate Holi with a colourful meal (Last chance)
Head to Angar at the Yas Viceroy to enjoy a set menu created in honour of Holi. The festival of colours, is an annual Hindu festival that sees participants throw colourful powder on one another. Dishes include masala kachori, a savoury pastyr with green lentil, chola tikki, a potato patty with chickpeas and chutney and Hydrabadi gosht biryani, a dish made up of lamb and rice.
Yas Viceroy, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 7pm to 11pm, Dhs155. Tel: (02) 6560000. Taxi: Yas Viceroy. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
Get on the Mic
Aspiring singers and musicians can head to b lounge to test out their talents infront of a crowd at this open mic night.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, 7pm, free entry. Tel: (02) 6773333. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. sheratonabudhabihotel.com
Indonesian Charity Bazaar
This Saturday check out this special charity bazaar at the Indonesian Embassy of Abu Dhabi. Guests can see traditional music and dance, a handicrafts sale and sample traditional foods. All proceeds will be used to help underprivileged children and women in Indonesia.
Indonesian Embassy, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, 9am to 4pm, Dhs25 per entry, free for children under 10 years of age. Tel: (02) 4454448. Taxi: Indonesian Embassy, Al Bateen.