COMIC RE­LIEF AND HAP­PI­NESS

Friday - - Leisure Charts -

Weather fore­cast for the week­end: it’s go­ing to be happy with plenty of scope for smiles and laugh­ter. The city’s first Hap­pi­ness Fes­ti­val kicks off to­day at Dubai Polo and Eques­trian Club. The event fo­cuses on pos­i­tive emo­tions, en­gage­ment, re­la­tion­ships, ac­com­plish­ment and well­be­ing. There’ll be group ex­er­cise ses­sions of yoga, HIIT and cal­is­then­ics led by Fit Squad DXB, cre­ative work­shops by Art Ther­apy In­ter­na­tional Cen­tre, and talks by psy­chol­o­gists, life coaches and coun­sel­lors on how to main­tain friend­ships, mind­ful par­ent­ing, and suc­cess. There’s more rea­son to smile – the event is free. From 11am6.30pm; reg­is­ter at the­hap­pi­nesshub.me.

Two In­dian stand-up comics are set to tickle Dubai’s funny bone this week­end. Kanan Gill, fa­mous for his YouTube se­ries Pre­ten­tious Movie Re­views, will have his first solo show All Cor­rect Opin­ions at Duc­tac to­day. The show is first in the Laugh-a-thon se­ries that’s bring­ing a line-up of In­dian stand-up comics to Dubai. Tick­ets from Dh150 at duc­tac.org. To­mor­row, co­me­dian Su­nil Grover’s Dr. Mashoor Gu­lati’s Com­edy

Clinic will cure the blues with slap­stick com­edy at Shaikh Rashid Au­di­to­rium, the In­dian High School. The char­ac­ter played by Grover on The Kapil Sharma Show will be ac­com­pa­nied by the show’s other comic char­ac­ters: Nurse Bumper, Gut­thi and Rinku Bhabhi. Tick­ets from Dh99 at dubai. plat­inum­list.net. From 8.30pm-11pm.

Turn mid­week frowns into laugh­ter when you catch a show­ing of Tony award-win­ning com­edy play Art by Yas­mina Reza at The Junc­tion, Alserkal Av­enue. Adapted and di­rected by Gau­tam Goenka, the play ex­plores what hap­pens to three friends when one of them pur­chases a piece of ‘art’ and it up­sets their 20-year-old friend­ship. At 8pm Tues­days un­til March 21, tick­ets from Dh85 at TixBox. Call 04 338 8525.

Ar­jun Bur­man, Shi­has Salim and Ah­mar Iqbal star in Art; Kanan Gill (right) and Su­nil Grover (be­low) are in town

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