Nine ways to make this weekend awesome

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for: It’s the weekend!

giphyWith live sport, music, get-togethers for your fluffy friends and so much more, it’s time to make some memorable plans for the next few days.

Thursday 25th October 

Dpe5WobXUAI5mYwHead to Louvre Abu Dhabi for the Big in Japan weekend. Enjoy a live performance from the Japanese Turntable Symphonograph Orchestra, screenings of Big Hero 6, Emara and The Tale of Princess Kaguya and a spoken word performance from poet Afra Atiq all alongside the museum’s latest exhibition Japanese Connection: The Birth of Modern Decor. AED 100 for Japanese Turntable Symphonograph Orchestra; film screenings and exhibition free with museum entry. Cultural District, Saadiyat Island. Times vary. Visit: louvreabudhabi.ae

Screen Shot 2018-10-25 at 9.43.11 AMStart the weekend with some retail therapy at the Jewellery and Watch Show where you can explore products from 150 watch and jewellery brands. Free entry. Adnec, off Khaleej Al Arabi Street. Thu-Mon 4pm-10pm. Visit: jws.ae

China-Brefing-Chinas-New-Gaming-Regulations-What-it-Means-for-InvestorsCheck out the latest releases, gadgets, gear, cosplay competitions, celebrity appearances and more as Middle East Games Con returns to the capital for a weekend of gaming. AED 115.50 per day. Adnec, off Khaleej Al Arabi Street. Thu and Fri 2pm-10pm, Sat 1pm-9pm. Visit: me-gamescon.com

Friday 26th October

Get ready for a party as the Burning Beach Festival heats up Blue Marlin Ibiza with 12 hours of music from international DJs. Free entry before 3pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel, Ghantoot. 11am-11pm. Contact: 056 113 3400, reservation@bluemarlinibiza-uae.com.

Join the celebrations at Al Seef Village Mall as the La Loupe Pop Up Market gets spooky for a Halloween special as local vendors sell unique items and kids, who are encouraged to wear fancy dress, enjoy trick-or-treating and fun themed activities. Free entry. The Walk, Al Seef Village Mall, near Khalifa Park. 3pm-10pm. Visit: facebook.com/laloupeauh 

Get into the spirit of Halloween as The Galleria gets spooky with funfair games, arts and crafts, trick-or-treating and more to celebrate the coming of All Hallows’ Eve. Free entry. The Promenade, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island. Fri-Sat 4pm-10pm. Contact: 02 616 6999, thegalleria.ae

Animal lovers will come together for Yas Pet Together to enjoy pet yoga classes, workshops, fashion shows and more as fluffy friends take over Yas Island for a day of fun. Free entry. du Arena, Yas Island. 1pm-9pm. Restrictions apply. Visit: petfestival.ae

Saturday 27th October

Check out the Ways of Seeing exhibition that brings together pieces by 26 artists through 41 works spanning a variety of media from painting, sculpture and photography to sound, film and installations. You can also take part in a tour from curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, and a talk by featured artist David Claerbout, to get a deeper insight into the exhibition. Free entry, registration required. NYUAD Art Gallery, Saadiyat Island. Tour 4pm, talk 5.30pm. Visit: bit.ly/2SiP2pz

Hungry? Learn to make some vegan cuisine including courgette hummus with sourdough bread and tagliatelle with fresh pesto, asparagus and sundried tomato under the guidance of expert chefs at jones the grocer’s vegan cooking masterclass. AED 295, registration required. Al Raha Gardens Plaza, Khalifa City. 7pm-9pm. Contact: 02 557 4882, alraha@jonesthegrocer.com

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to tag us in your photos at @adwuae on Twitter and Instagram and @abudhabiworld on Facebook – who knows, you might even be featured in the magazine!

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