Things to do 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 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.
Solo Piano Recital: The Wanderer
Critically-acclaimed French pianist Bertrand Chamayou will bring the curtain down on the current Abu Dhabi Classics international concert season. The classical musician, widely regarded as one of today’s best young pianists, will play at the Municipality Theatre in Al Ain. The concert features a programme inspired by his latest album, devoted to the works of one of the main composers of the Romantic era, Franz Schubert.
Al Ain Municipality, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, 8pm, Dhs30 to Dhs150. Taxi: Al Ain Municipality Theatre. ticketmaster.ae
Trash Pack Show at World Trade Center Mall
Take the kids down to this free show about the grossest guys living in your garbage at the World Trade Center Mall. Meet and greet with the ‘trashies,’ see the roaming characters, stilt walkers, jugglers and there’s even a kids arts and crafts corner.
World Trade Center Mall, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, until Friday May 29, 5.30pm to 9.30pm. Tel: (02) 5082400. Taxi: World Trade Center Mall. wtcad.ae
Go see Armenian artwork – Last Chance
Head to The Space to see the art exhibition, Captured Memories Never Fade from two artists, Dovlat and Gago. The works of art are inspired by Armenia.
The Space, twofour54, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (050) 6677658. Taxi: Twofour54, by Park Rotana. facebook.com/thespaceAD
Eat Like a King or Queen
Spice Mela is hosting a special menu inspired by the royal courts of Rajasthan for May, featuring smoked lamb with candied garlic, chargrilled Chilean sea bass with pickling spices and crispy okra.
Rosewood, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, until May 31, daily 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Dhs295 to Dhs460. Tel: (02) 8135552. Taxi: Rosewood. rosewoodhotels.com
Liquid Rain Pool Party
Head over to Aloft Abu Dhabi for this liquid rain pool party this evening. Past events have seen over 1,500 guests in attendance and will include live DJs. 21 years of age and older only.
Aloft Abu Dhabi, Adnec, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, Dhs150 for men, free entrance for ladies. Tel: (02) 6545115. Taxi: Adnec. aloftabudhabi.com
Special menu at Park Hyatt
Check out the special menu at Park Bar & Grill including seared scallop amuse bouche, John Dory fillet and a warm chocolate fondant to finish.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Dhs500. Tel: (02) 4071138. Taxi: Park Hyatt Saadiyat. abudhabi.park. hyatt.com
Ten-minute plays are coming to Abu Dhabi. Shorter+Sweeter will be held at the Abu Dhabi Theatre and will include an acting workshop, writing workshop and free information seminar during the day. The festival will put on seven of the best ten-minute plays from past festivals.
Abu Dhabi Theatre, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, 7.30pm, Dhs100 for adults, Dhs50 for kids. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Theatre, Breakwater, near Marina Mall. shortandsweet.org, ticketmaster.ae
Abu Dhabi Country Club will be hosting a special day of free Les Mills masterclasses today. Classes on offer include indoor cycling class RPM, barbell class Body Pump, sports-inspired cardio workout Body Attack, interval training with GRIT Strength and martial arts-inspired workout Body Combat. To attend, you will need to register at mefitpro.com under the Quarterly 2 Workshop registration.
Abu Dhabi Country Club, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, 8am to 4.30pm. Tel: (02) 6577785. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Country Club. adcountryclub.com
Eat like a caveman
Jones the Grocer is offering a special menu inspired by the Paleo diet, which focuses on wholesome foods that aren’t refined. The menu includes carrot soup with coconut milk, roasted cauliflower salad with pine nuts, an open wagyu burger with avocado and banana puree and a blueberry mousse cake.
Al Mamoura Building B, Al Muroor, Abu Dhabi, until June 14. Tel: (02) 4438762. Taxi: Al Mamoura Building, corner of Muroor and 15 Street. jonesthegrocer.com