Lionel Richie, UB40, Diana Krall and more events to travel to
Time Out Bahrain staff
Comic Con April 3-5, Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE For film and comic fans this is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year focusing on all manner of collectibles, pop art, animation and the Art Wars Star Wars exhibit. A full celeb guest list is still to be confirmed but those definitely attending include Sylvester McCoy of Dr Who and The Hobbit and Seth Green who voices Chris in Family Guy plus original ‘Star Wars’ designer Andrew Ainsworth. Weekend passes from BD16, day tickets BD8.5 from Time Out Tickets at www.itp.net/tickets.
UB40 live Thursday, April 3, Irish Village, Dubai, UAE The much-loved British reggae rockers will be reuniting this year to record a new album and you can get a taste of what made the boys from Birmingham, UK, so popular with tunes like ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ and ‘Food for Thought’ which have helped them sell more than 70 million records since they emerged onto the music scene in the late 1970s. Tickets BD17.500 from Time Out Tickets at www.itp.net/tickets.
Wizard of Oz April 3-18, Madinat Theatre, Souq Madinat, Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE Dig out the ruby shoes for one of the most famous stories of all time and join Dorothy and friends on her journey to the Land of Oz in a live production of the film which spawned universal classics such as ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ staged by Popular Productions. Tickets BD20 from Time Out Tickets at www.itp.net/tickets.
Live @ Atlantis presents Avicii Friday, April 4, Nasimi Beach, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, UAE The night before his appearance here in Bahrain, the chart-topping DJ/producer will be taking to the decks for a return to Atlantis where he performed as a coming talent just a year ago, oh how things have changed since then! Expect to hear from his latest album ‘True’ which includes the hits ‘Wake Me Up’ and ‘Hey Brother’. Tickets from BD25 from Time Out Tickets www.itp.net/tickets.
Cirque Éloize ID April 2-5, Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar Astonishing acrobatic feats set to a rock and EDM-inspired sound track from Cirque du Soleil’s sister company, Cirque Éloize, with a team of 14 performers who will have the audience in awe. Tickets from BD19.500 tickets.virginmegastore.me.
Lionel Richie Live Thursday, April 17, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, UAE The five-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter with more than 100 million albums sold worldwide whose music manages to bring everyone from teenagers to retirees to their feet, will return to the Middle East for one night only, electrifying the incredible outdoor venue with his unique soul sound. Tickets from BD29.500 from Time Out Tickets at www.itp.net/tickets.
Bavarian State Ballet April 17-19, Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman Choreographed by John Cranko and danced to Sergei Prokofiev’s powerful score, performed by the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, under director Robertas Servenikas, the Bavarian State Ballet tells the greatest love story of all, Romeo and Juliet. Tickets from BD8 from www.rohmuscat.org.om.
Children’s International Film Festival April 24-May2, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE A one-of-a-kind festival that not only gets kids involved in film through their schools but also feeds children’s curiosity by screening a great selection of award-winning, meaningful and inspiring films from around the world. Tickets are sold at VOX Cinemas only, adults BD2, kids BD1.
Stomp April 30-May 4, Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE This show, which started out as street art, has performers using their bodies coupled with ordinary everyday objects from bins to brooms to make extraordinary music. It’s a very loud, very entertaining extravaganza telling fantastic stories through music and dance. Tickets from BD19.500 www.m4events.net.
Diana Krall Wednesday, April 30, Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman The world’s top-selling jazz artist, who the Washington Post said ‘might be the most soulful and seductive singer since Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra’, comes to the Royal Opera House for a one-off performance showcasing her rare talent to deliver both aching ballads and swing standards. Tickets from BD8 from www.rohmuscat.org.om.