Get your weekend face ready as another week comes to an end. As always, there are a lot of things going on around the city to keep you happily busy for two days.
8th March, Friday
Eclectic music takes the spotlight courtesy of Egyptian trio Lekhfa and Amsterdam-based group Altin Gun at Barzakh Festival. Enjoy unique sounds ranging from folk, funk, poetry, rock and more. This performance is part of the performing arts season at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island. AED 105. 7.30pm. www.nyuad-artscenter.org
The Rage Festival brings Arabic performers together for an evening of live stage performances and comedy. The event billed as Desert Valley is promoted as a ‘reflection of the social fabric that presents Emirati lifestyle expressions’. Umm Al Emarat Park, 15th Street, Mushrif area. AED 175 and AED 350. 9pm-11pm. www.tickets.virginmegastore.me
9th March, Saturday
Cheer and show your support to triathletes from all over the world at the final day of the Daman World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2019. Spectators can enjoy the family-friendly zone or Event Village (free entry) on Yas Island while watching the action unfold. www.abudhabi.triathlon.org
Watch this moving biopic of renowned Dutch painter Rembrandt at the Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island. The movie follows his descent into depression following the death of his wife and the dark inspiration that marked the artist’s works after the tragedy. Free. 5pm. Book at 600 56 55 66. www.louvreabudhabi.ae