5 things to do: see an exhibition of Pakistani artists and more

Plus, attend the Dubai Christmas Fest, watch stand-up comedy, attend Urabn Market and catch a performance of Abba Gold.
The 2013 Dubai Christmas Fest. Courtesy Dubai Christmas Fest
The 2013 Dubai Christmas Fest. Courtesy Dubai Christmas Fest

See the exhibition Symphonies in Lines, which features works of two celebrated Pakistani artists. Abrar Ahmad’s paintings (an untitled image is pictured) focus on the moods and colours of women. A Q Arif paints the glories of nature and the magnificence of God. From 11am to 7pm, Mussawir Art Gallery, Al Marabea Street, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 388 1663, www.mussawir.com

Attend the Dubai Christmas Fest, a three-day outdoor festival on until Saturday that offers a one-stop shop for everything Christmas, including festive songs and performances, a Christmas market, an ice rink, snow fight zone, Santa’s grotto and more. From Dh160 for two adult gold tickets, Dh35 for two standard child tickets, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai,www.dubaichristmasfestival.com

Book your spot at the Stand-up Showdown Holiday Xtravaganza. The comedy game show features 10 comedians, three judges, four cheerleaders, one cowboy timekeeper and a lot of comedy mayhem. December 13, doors open at 4.30pm, show starts at 5pm, free, Fraiche Cafe & Bistro, Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, book at lol@dubomedy.com

Plan to attend this weekend’s Urban Market: Winter 2014. Get involved in the local art scene and also enjoy live music, food, workshops, talks, activities and a chance to buy gifts ranging from art and fashion to vintage vinyl and bicycles. December 13, 11am to 8pm, free, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Street 8, Dubai, www.alserkalavenue.ae

Catch a performance of Abba Gold, an internationally renowned Abba tribute band featuring hit songs by the Swedish pop band from the 1970s and 1980s. December 12, doors open at 7.30pm, from Dh100, Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, 02 445 9600, www.platinumlist.ae


Published: December 11, 2014 04:00 AM