From learning how to make an oud to laughing at comic acts, there’s plenty to do this weekend.
Russian baritone Rodion-Pogossov (right) is performing at One&Only Royal Mirage as part of World Classical Music Series on May 5. The singer will be accompanied by pianist Semjon Skigin from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in his rendition of grand arias in roles such as Barber of Seville’s Figaro and Papageno of The Magic Flute. The hotel’s Beach Bar and Grill will serve a special concert menu 5.307.45pm and an à la carte menu, 10pm-1am. Show starts at 8pm; from Dh250 at platinumlist.net.
At Al Ain’s UAE University, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse will be in concert on May 3 as part of the Abu Dhabi Classics. Russian conductor Tugan Sokhiev and French cellist Edgar Moreau (above) will be performing pieces inspired by the stories of 1,001 Nights. Tickets from Dh100 at ticketmaster.ae.
American hip-hop artist Russ (below left) will be performing at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Al Jazeera Ghantoot (next to Blue Marlin) tomorrow. The musician from Atlanta (hip-hop’s epicentre) and known for his singles like What They Want and Losin Control, produces, mixes and writes his own music. The concert will have a festival vibe with performances by local R’n’B and hip-hop DJs, and a host of food trucks. Tickets from Dh250 at platinumlist.net; show from 6pm-12am (Russ will perform at 9pm).
Sun, sand, surf and music are the focus at Barasti Beach’s Sugar Beach music festival. The free beach party today includes a line-up of guest DJs and musicians such as The Buzz Junkies and Drum Warrior and local acts like Jedi Master Marty, Rohan Nunez and Tom Ferguson. The party starts at 11am and runs until late in the night.