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Monday Night Aquestic Sessions
Get down to Q43 to hear acoustic duo Jetlag perform a range of covers. Before the set starts, there’s buy one get one free on drinks from 5pm until 8pm – plenty of time to warm up your vocal chords for a sing-along.
When: Monday from 8pm
Where: +971 4 443 5404

Watercolour Painting with Ana Tolvai
Another chance to get creative this summer. If you’ve ever wanted to master watercolours, and we’re convinced anyone who’s purred over a sunset has, then you can get all impressionistic with this course at Ductac. You can learn all the techniques under Ana Tolvai. AED585 plus materials.
When: August 28-30
Where: Ductac, website

Hariprasad Chaurasia live
One of India’s most celebrated classical musicians makes a rare appearance in the United Arab Emirates. Hariprasad Chaurasia is an internationally acclaimed flautist, playing the traditional Indian bamboo flute. he will be accompanied by master percussionists Satyajit Talwalkar on tabla and Giridhar Udupa on the ghatam. Tickets from AED75.
When: August 25
Where: Ductac Theatre, website 

Creative Shelf DXB
This pop-up retail space will introduce you to emerging fashion designers. The event kicks-off on August 17 in Dubai Design District, and will offer you the perfect retail fix.
When: August 17 – 27, 10am – 7pm every day
Where: Dubai Design District
Contact: +971 55 612 5774, kristina@creativeshelfdxb.com

Saudi Shorts
Cinema Akil serves up a selection of short films from Saudi Arabia: Wasati, directed by Ali Kalthami, Is Sumyati Going to Hell?, is a comedy directed by Meshal Aljaser and Sohayb & Fares Godus, a sci-fi take on a plane crash. All with English subtitles. AED35.
When: August 25-30
Where: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, website

The Money Fight
Okay, we’re a bit early with this as it’s technically next week, but we just have to start shouting about it. There are loads of breakfast deals at bars across the city, so it’s worth an early start. Check them out here.
When: Sunday, August 26, from 6am
Where: Bars across the city

Wind River (18)
Wind River begins when a local game tracker and the film’s fulcrum (Jeremy Renner) discovers the frozen body of a teenage girl (Kelsey Chow) miles from the nearest settlement. When a horribly ill-prepared FBI agent (youngest Olsen sister Elizabeth) arrives from Vegas to investigate, it sparks an increasingly tense search for the truth about what happened to her – laced with shootouts, low-level hoodlums and plenty of not-so-subtle references to the marginalisation of America’s first inhabitants.
Indeed, the word “trespass” is writ large across the whole production. Even allowing for several missteps – a pepper-spray vision blur scene is more farce than fearful, and all too often the Native Americans are mere bystanders as the action swirls around them – it’s all satisfying, engaging stuff that builds to a solid conclusion.
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