Top 10: The Laughter Factory perform at Park Rotana, Lasting Impressions opens at Sharjah Art Museum, hear a talk at World of Fashion at Mall of the Emirates

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The Laughter Factory returns to Abu Dhabi tonight with three top stand-up comedians, including Markus Birdman (pictured). The Laughter Factory
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Abu Dhabi & Dubai

Comedy show

Gather your friends and colleagues and treat yourself to a night of fun as The Laughter Factory returns to the capital with three top international stand-up performers: comedian and columnist Markus Birdman (pictured), Carey Marx, who is known for his bleak sense of humour, and Irish storyteller Andrew Ryan. This month’s tour ends tomorrow night at Grand Millennium in Dubai.

Tonight, 8pm, Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi; tomorrow, 9pm, Grand Millennium, Tecom, Dubai, Dh140, ages 21+,



Sharjah Art Museum presents Lasting Impressions: Thuraya Al Baqsaami, the eighth in the series that pays tribute to the region's most influential artists. Al Baqsami is an award-winning Kuwaiti artist whose displayed paintings, posters, drawings and illustrations date back to the 1960s, and take visitors on a journey through her life in Cairo, Moscow and Dakar. Pictured: Sultan's Daughter

Opens today, then runs daily until December 16, 8am to 8pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 4pm to 8pm on Fridays, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah,

Catch the opening of Lasting Impressions: Thuraya Al Baqsami at Sharjah Art Museum. Pictured: a detail of Sultan's Daughter. Sharjah Art Museum

Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Get tickets now to attend WWE Live in Abu Dhabi and see Superstars including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Finn Balor, Cesaro and Sheamus. The event blends in-ring athletics and dramatic entertainment with all the energy of a rock concert in a fun atmosphere the whole family will enjoy.

December 7, 8pm, from Dh250, Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium, Abu Dhabi,

Abu Dhabi

Filmmaking talk

Register to attend a talk on The Business of Film and meet Mark Gill, the president and CEO of Solstice Studios and former president of Millennium Films, where he was credited for reviving the brand with big hits including Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, Mechanic: Resurrection and Hitman's Bodyguard. Learn the ins and outs of filmmaking from an expert who has 30 years of experience.

Monday, 6pm, Vox Cinemas, Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi, register at


Charity cookie

Buy a chocolate-chip Smile Cookie from Tim Hortons for only Dh6, and the full amount will go to Farah, the paediatric initiative of the Al Jalila Foundation, which provides life-saving treatment and funds cutting-edge research, offering hope to children with illnesses and their families.

Available until October 29, Dh6, at participating Tim Hortons nationwide,


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Paws Trails Explorers presents The Mara Trails, a photography exhibition showcasing moments from Maasai Mara, Kenya, photographed by Shafi Rasheed, a Dubai-based artist who has practiced wildlife photography for the past three years. Rasheed feels that his visit to Africa changed him from a hobby photographer to a serious wildlife enthusiast. Pictured: An image of King Notch and his son Caesar by Shafi Rasheed

Opens tonight, 7.30pm, runs daily until Monday, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), The Cartoon Art Gallery, 4B Street, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 6467,

See wildlife images by Shafi Rasheed at The Mara Trails exhibition, which opens tonight at Cartoon Art Gallery. Pictured: An image of King Notch and his son Caesar. Cartoon Art Gallery


Film screening

Alliance Francaise Dubai presents a screening of the French film Cairo Station by Youssef Chahine as part of its Egyptian cinema series. This 1958 film is about Qinawi (Youssef Chahine), a peddler who makes his living selling newspapers at the central Cairo train station, where he is obsessed with Hanuma (Hend Rostom), a woman who sells drinks. She is sweet to Qinawi, but is in love with Abu Siri (Farid Shawqi), a porter who is trying to unionise his fellow workers and combat their abusive boss.

Today, 10am, Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712,



Get tickets to see Mandela Trilogy, a musical tribute to Nelson Mandela presented by Cape Town Opera with a cast of more than 30 performers including three incarnations of Mandela and featuring diverse styles of music – Xhosa choral, jazz and jive, struggle songs and liberation music – while dramatising the defining moments of his life.

November 9 to 11, 8pm, from Dh150, Dubai Opera, Dubai,



Get tickets to attend the Modigliani Quartet as part of the World Classical Music Series. The group has a reputation for lively, playful performances tuned to perfection.

October 28, doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 8pm, from Dh250, Royal Ballroom, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai,

Get tickets to see the Modigliani Quartet as part of the World Classical Music Series. World Classical Music Series



Mall of the Emirates presents its annual event World of Fashion, featuring celebrity appearances, pop-up workshops, fashion shows and more. Shop the latest fashion trends and catch highlights of the event, including a talk today with designer Roksanda Ilincic at Central Galleria from 7.30pm to 8pm.

Daily until Saturday, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai,