Forget two – thousands will tango (and salsa and rhumba) at the Dubai Latin Fest from April 13-15. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre will turn into a carnival as salsa band and Latin Grammy winners El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico and reggaeton duo Cali Flow Latino perform. Apart from Latin music and dance, the festival will also be screening movies and hosting food stalls that will serve up South American delicacies. Three-day passes from Dh250 at dubailatinfest.com
You can get into the spirit of all this Latin fun early at the JBR Latin Carnival Parade featuring street performances by dancers and musicians. From 6.30-8.30pm today and 5-7pm tomorrow.
The world’s most imaginative minds come together from April 13-15 at the ING Creatives Festival at Alserkal Avenue. Nasa’s visual director Dan Goods (left), Pixar’s directing animator Andrew Gordon and Google’s UX designer Hector Ouilhet are some of 27 speakers. There are workshops and a market with works by artists, illustrators and graphic designers.
Week-long retro festival Go Vintage allows you to step back in time until April 13 at Dubai World Trade Centre’s Zabeel Hall 3. The 1950s-inspired festival pays tribute to rock-n-roll culture with music, vintage cars, films, cartoons and diner food such as milkshakes and burgers. The festival also has ’50s-themed kids’ activities such as arts and crafts, kids’ food truck games, cooking classes, kids’ entertainers and face painting. The festival runs alongside performances of the musical which has daily shows at DWTC’s Zabeel Hall 2 from today until April 13.