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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.

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