The To-Do List

Surena Chande's guide to the good times over the next week
BySurena ChandeThursday , 16 February 2017
The To-Do List
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DUBAI JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017

WED 22-FRI 24 FEB

This star-studded three-day festival will see musical legends take to the stage at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre to perform their greatest hits. The It’s Not Unusual hitmaker Sir Tom Jones will be headlining day one, while Grammy Award-winning songstress Mariah Carey is performing on day two, and Enrique Iglesias will be belting out his classics to wrap up the last day! INFO: Dhs325-Dhs1,295 on Wed 22 Feb, Dhs395-Dhs1,595 on Thu 23 and Fri 24 Feb, 6pm-12midnight, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, ticketmaster.ae, dubaijazzfest.com

SKREAM & SASHA GO HEAD-TO-HEAD AT BLUE MARLIN IBIZA UAE

FRI 17 FEB

We can’t wait for Skream to come to Blue Marlin! Having seen him perform at several festivals, we can assure you of an evening of top tunes to get you dancing. Joining him will be Grammy Award-nominee Sasha. INFO: Free entry (reservations recommended),1pm-11pm, Exit 399, Sheikh Zayed Road, Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi, 056 113 3400, reservations@bluemarlinibiza-uae.com

DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

SUN 19 FEB-SAT 4 MAR

One of the most anticipated events of the year is here! The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is celebrating its 25th anniversary, featuring players including world number one Andy Murray, and Angelique Kerber, who is hoping to regain her number-one spot, plus seven-time Dubai champion Roger Federer. The prize pool comes to $5.2 million, so there’s plenty to play for! INFO: Dhs75-Dhs2,250, various times, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Al Garhoud, 04 417 2415, 800tickets.com

VEGGIE DISHES AT BURGER & LOBSTER

DAILY

While everyone’s raved about the fab food at Burger & Lobster, being a veggie, I’ve felt a little left out. So I’m thrilled to see that the eatery’s just launched a host of delicious-sounding dishes including a roasted black-bean burger with honey pepper mayo, a grilled cottage cheese burger marinated with five spice, and the grilled Portobello mushroom burger with roasted bell peppers, which are all served with skinny French fries. Yummy! INFO: 12noon-12midnight Sat-Wed, 12noon-2am Thu-Fri, Burj Daman Building, DIFC, 04 514 8838, burgerandlobster.com

KITE FEST AT ANANTARA SIR BANI YAS ISLAND

FRI 17 FEB

families can make and fly kites from the island’s beaches here. Included in the entry fee is boat transfers from the island to the event, a barbecue, a kite kit and entertainment. INFO: Dhs100 per child, Dhs150 per adult, from 11am, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 801 5400, kitefest.sirbaniyas@anantara.com

NEW IN CINEMAS: FENCES

FROM THU 16 FEB

Directed by and starring Denzel Washington, this movie’s about Troy Maxson (Washington) who works as a waste collector and lives with his wife Rose (Viola Davis) and their son. Fences shows Troy tirelessly trying to raise his family in the Fifties while looking back and reflecting upon the events of his life. INFO: Showing at cinemas across the UAE

NOW SHOWING: BIG LITTLE LIES (SEASON 1)

MON 20 FEB

With an all-star cast of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and The Fault in Our Stars’ Shailene Woodley, this comedy-drama show’s set to be a big hit. Based on the book of the same name, it tells the tale of three mothers of pre-schoolers whose perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Dramatic or what! INFO: 10pm, OSN First HD Home of HBO

READ: DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BY DYLAN KIDSON

We’re gripped by this thriller about the Middle East, written by a Dubai-based author. Mia Sawan thought she’d left behind her days with ‘the firm’, but when a banker from Beirut is killed and a girl is kidnapped from Azerbaijan, she finds herself leading the dangerous investigation. INFO: Dhs44 on amazon.com

COMING SOON: THE TROPICOLOR WORLD TOUR IN ABU DHABI

SAT 25 MAR

The Color Run’s back in the UAE with an event in Abu Dhabi. Get ready for a fun 5k with a new Tropicolor Zone featuring island-style music. There’s also a Rainbow Beach to celebrate the finish! INFO: Dhs50-Dhs250, 7am-12noon, Yas Leisure Drive, Abu Dhabi, thecolorrun.ae

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