Find out what’s happening in the UAE this week.
Classical music knows how to take a joke and make plenty of them too – acquaint yourself with the versatility of the art form with comic operatic masterpieces The Marriage of Figaro that is showing on September 14 and Don Giovanni that plays on September 9 and 16. The shows are part of Dubai Opera’s The Opera Trilogy showcasing the most important collaborations by composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. Things get thrilling on September 15 will performances of Così fan tutte (above), an opera about deceit and disguise. Tickets from Dh350 per show at dubaiopera.com.
Clothes don’t make a man or woman but they sure do have a lot of stories attached to them – that’s the plot of Love, Loss and What
I Wore (right), the new show by the Dubai Drama Group playing at The Courtyard Playhouse. Based in part on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman and anecdotal accounts from the scriptwriter Nora Ephron – queen of Hollywood romcoms – and her sister Delia, the play is a compilation of monologues stitched around clothing, accessories and the memoirs they trigger. The stories are said to be as funny and poignant as Ephron’s hit films like When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail. Two shows on September 8 at 4pm and 8pm, one show at 8pm on September 9; free entry. Visit courtyardplayhouse.com.
Step down from the stage and into the world of the silver screen the first edition of Desert Flower short film festival starts on September 9. Curated by award-winning filmmaker Sucheta Phule, the festival will showcase the talent of UAE-based filmmakers at The Junction, AL Quoz. Films that will be screened include Lemonade, Clean job, Slow death, A man tries to get back and Pink and cover a range of topics and genres such as autism awareness to existential angst. From 6:30pm; tickets cost Dh50 at platinumlist.net.