That’s right, this weekend is going to be awesome

It’s the weekend, let’s not hang about. Here’s a quick look at events taking place over the next few days that you might enjoy!

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Thursday 22nd February

50803b55918620412b29ea91c8ad5fed_originalWe bet you’ve never seen anything quite like this. Kronos Quartet is still in town and they’re putting on a spectacle of audio and visual entertainment that’s truly unique. This live cinema event will see the screening of A Thousand Thoughts while the four-piece perform some amazing music. We can’t wait. AED 105, pre-purchase required. NYUAD Arts Centre, NYUAD, Saadiyat Island. 8pm-10pm. Visit: nyuad-artscenter.org

Screen Shot 2018-02-21 at 4.01.56 PMLooking for something a little different that you won’t find at the stores in the mall? Visit Little Birdie Pop Up Market and browse handmade and unique items made by vendors from right here in Abu Dhabi and around the UAE. What will you find? Free. Boutik Mall, Reem Island. 2pm-9pm.Visit: facebook.com/LittleBirdiePopUpMarkets

Friday 23rd February 

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If live music is what the doctor ordered then come get some audio medicine. The monthly Rock Under the Stars event brings some of the best live bands in the city to the stage as you kick back, enjoy the tunes and take advantage of great deals on food and drink. Perfect. Free entry. The Sportsman’s Arms, Zayed Sports City, Saif Ghubash Street. 8pm. Contact: 02 447 1066, sportsmanszsc.com 

Sunset-meditation-and-mantra-chantingIn need of some relaxation? Head to the House of Nature and enjoy a 90-minute session to put you back in touch with yourself. Featuring 30 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes of meditation and 30 minutes of chanting, this class is the ideal replenishment for your body and soul. Free. House of Nature, villa 11, Al Bateen Street. 5pm. Contact: 02 585 7580, honuae.com

06Fancy a movie? The final film in the original Star Wars trilogy, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a classic among fans of sci-fi. Bringing the original story to a climax, we see Luke Skywalker face the mighty Darth Vader as the Rebel Alliance tries to defeat the Empire once and for all, but can they succeed? Free, but RSVP required. Manarat al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 7pm. Visit: cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

Saturday 24th February 

VGA-2With the Van Gogh Alive exhibition set to pack up and move across the UAE to Dubai on Monday, it’s the last weekend you have to go and see a multimedia art show like nothing else. With videos and images of some of the artist’s most famous works, you can submerge yourself in a unique atmosphere and appreciate his unmistakable talent in a new way. AED 70. National Theatre, Abu Dhabi. 9am-10pm. Visit: abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net

Dua-_Lipa-featureThat’s right, British singer Dua Lipa is in town to perform for fans in the UAE. With hit songs including ‘Be The One’ and ‘New Rules’ it’s sure to be a memorable show when she takes to the stage on Yas Island. From AED 265. du Forum, Yas Island. 7pm. Visit: ticketmaster.com

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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