5 things to do today: see the photography exhibition Metropolis or have some fun at Greek Comedy Night

Our daily round-up of things to do: see Martin Roemers Metropolis series; attend arty Wednesdays at Warehouse; get tickets for Brian Wilson Celebrates Pet Sounds; have fun with the Yallah Laughs crew; or register for Ignite Pink is Punk Swim:Run.
Broad Street, Lagos Island, Nigeria by Martin Roemers, is part of the exhibition Metropolis. Courtesy East Wing Gallery
Broad Street, Lagos Island, Nigeria by Martin Roemers, is part of the exhibition Metropolis. Courtesy East Wing Gallery

See the exhibition Metropolis. Dutch photographer Martin Roemers presents works that reflect the vibrant energy and mix of cultures living in megacities – urban areas with more than 10 million inhabitants – using long exposure times to illustrate their energy, human resilience and ingenuity. Pictured: Broad Street, Lagos Island, Nigeria. Open 10am-3pm and 5-8pm, East Wing, Limestone House 12, DIFC, Dubai, 050 553 3879, www.east-wing.org

Attend Wednesdays at the Warehouse, featuring a panel discussion by the artists of the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship, followed by an open critique of their work, in a session focusing on the value of critique and constructive language in the art-making process. Today, 6.30pm to 8pm, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae

Get tickets for Brian Wilson Celebrates Pet Sounds. The Beach Boys member presents the 50th anniversary of the album by performing it in its entirety, including Wouldn’t It be Nice and God Only Knows. He will be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. November 3, gates open at 7pm, concert starts at 9pm, from Dh225, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Al Garhoud, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

Have some fun with the Yalla Laughs crew at Greek Comedy Night, which features top local and regional comedians and newcomers, including Colin Armstrong, Rob McKenzie, Ginger Lynz, Jon Boulton, headliner Simeon Goodson and MC Erik Thornquist. September 28, 8pm, free entry, Acropolis, Le Meridien, Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com

Register for Ignite Pink is Punk Swim:Run and raise funds for Al Jalila Foundation in aid of breast-cancer awareness with a swim, plus beach and pavement runs for adults and juniors. October 7, 7.15am races start, race fees from Dh70 to Dh250, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, register by October 2 at www.premieronline.com


Published: September 28, 2016 04:00 AM


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