It’s the part of the week we’ve all been waiting for. Finally, it’s the weekend and there’s not a moment to lose.
So what’s going on in the city over the next few days?
Thursday 10th May
Start the weekend with a few chuckles and join Yalla Laughs to see some of the best comedians in the emirate take to the stage. This time you’ll hear from comics Rob Mackenzie, Erik Thornquist, Jon Boulton, Abz Ali, Omar Kazim and headliner Simeon Goodson as they try to crack you up. Free. Up and Below, Courtyard by Marriott, Hamdan Street. 8pm. Visit: yallalaughs.com
Take in some soothing sounds and some banging beats as you watch the sunset over the water by heading along to Music on the Beach. This time, locally-based group Part Time Sinners will be performing for music lovers to kick-start the weekend. Free. A’l Bahaar, Corniche West. 7pm. Visit: al-bahar.ae
Enjoy your fill of the dynamic duo that is grape and cheese at jones the grocer and sample a range of cheese from around the world that pair perfectly with specially selected grape. AED 199. All Abu Dhabi branches including Al Raha gardens, Khalidiyah and Al Mamoura. 7pm. Visit: jonesthegrocer.com
Friday 11th May
Check out the Tony-award winning Broadway play Anything Goes. The story follows Billy Crocker, a stowaway on board an ocean liner bound from New York to London, who encounters some interesting characters and falls in love with heiress Hope Harcourt. AED 110. Abu Dhabi Folklore Theatre, 16th Street, close to Institute of Applied Technology. 7.30pm-10pm. Visit: abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net
Ditch the stress and embrace your inner calm with the help of instructor Kateryna Savych in this gentle flow yoga class. Participants will enjoy lengthening and stretching exercises, combined with the healing effect of Tibetan bowl sounds and relaxation methods. AED 70. Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri. 7.30pm. Contact: 02 509 8902, healthclub.slad@shangri-la
Bringing NYUAD’s arts season to a close is the MENA premiere of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s presentation of Noura. Explore the concept of home, notions of identity and the changing of cultural standards through the view of Iraqi immigrants in New York. Free, but registration required. The Red Theater, NYUAD, Saadiyat Island. Fri 8pm Sat 3pm. Visit: nyuad-artscenter.org
Saturday 12th May
Spread some happiness and support a worthy cause by joining the early morning Darkness into Light walk to show solidarity and raise awareness of for mental health issues. Starting in darkness, the walk takes place along the Corniche and ends as the sun rises over the city. Even if you’re not taking part, you can go along and support those who are. AED 110 for an adult, AED 20 for a child. Corniche West. 3.45am. Visit: facebook.com/darknessintolightabudhabi
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