5 things to do today: get tickets to see a cappella group Penn Masala or celebrate Indian Independence Day at Yas Mall

Get tickets to see Penn Masala, the South African a cappella group that performs mash-ups of English pop songs with Indian tunes from yesteryear. Hits include Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)/Dilliwaali Girlfriend and Evolution of Bollywood. Saturday, August 20, doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm, from Dh200, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net […]

Get tickets to see Penn Masala, the South African a cappella group that performs mash-ups of English pop songs with Indian tunes from yesteryear. Hits include Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)/Dilliwaali Girlfriend and Evolution of Bollywood. Saturday, August 20, doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm, from Dh200, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

Celebrate Indian Independence Day – which was on August 15 – at Yas Mall and see traditional dance performances, plus take part in a variety of cultural activities Children will enjoy face-painting fun and flags will be distributed. From 4pm, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasmall.ae

Attend the Rooftop Stand-up Comedy Night and enjoy jokes from the popular regional comedians of Yalla Laughs, including Simeon Goodson, Salman Qureshi, Junaid Akram, Miqdaad Dohdawala, Jon Boulton and MC Erik Thornquist. Tonight, 8pm, free entry, Up & Below, Courtyard by Marriott, World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com

Check out The District at du Forum, where youths between the ages of 14 and 23 are invited to socialise, play, create, explore, find inspiration and make connections. Designed as a micro-city, the venue includes five zones, each with its own activities. Open noon to 10pm, from Dh75 per weekday; Dh130 for a weekend pass, Dh750 for a season pass, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thedistrict.me

Book your table at the Grand Hyatt Dubai’s Oktoberfest and enjoy an authentic Bavarian experience in the decorated tent, including traditional food and beverages as well as live music by Die Kirchdorfer. October 5 to October 22, from Dh190 per person, Grand Hyatt Dubai, reservations at 04 317 2222, www.dubai.grand.hyatt.com

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