Buy tickets now to see Andrea Bocelli. The tenor returns to the capital to kick off his world tour, which is in support of the release of his album Cinema; the new recording features songs from films including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Doctor Zhivago and The Godfather. April 22, from Dh395, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae
Get tickets to see Shakti – a celebration of feminine creativity through classical Indian dance forms. The performance will feature a duet by the renowned kathak and lavani choreographer, Aditi Bhagwat, whose forte is the Jaipur style of classical Indian dance, and Samanvaya by Madhavi Mudgal (pictured, left) and Alarmel Valli (pictured, right), whose work offers fresh perspective and insights. March 4, doors open at 7pm, show begins at 7.30pm, from Dh50, Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org.
Book a spot to attend the discussion Abu Dhabi Then and Now: Sharing Oral Histories and Photographs. Hear citizens and long-time residents speak about the small coastal town that has emerged as a leading global city in the past 50 years and see images that depict the transformation. From 6.30pm to 8pm, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae.
Register for The History of Step: Workshop and Talk, a two-day programme by hip-hop choreographers Entissar Al Hamdany and Rudolf Ouea of the dance troupe Blackalicious. Learn the cultural aspects and foundation of the dance style and hear a discussion about its history. Open to all abilities. 7pm to 9.30pm today; tomorrow 8pm, free, Mirage City Cinema, SAF Art Spaces, Sharjah, 06 544 4113, www.sharjahart.org.
Register your pets for this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Pet Festival. Designed to raise awareness about animal welfare, activities include a dog show, agility and grooming competitions, cat beauty shows and pet and owner fancy-dress competition. March 4, 9am to 9pm, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register pets for competitions at www.petfestival.ae.
Source: art & life