Ramadan at Alserkal Avenue | Until 26 June 2017 | Al Quoz
Explore Alserkal Avenue this Ramadan with its activities, exhibitions, pop-up iftars, musical performances and more taking place across the galleries and creative concepts. Nadi Al Quoz will be the home of Nadi Nights with goodvibesmarket, open for iftar until late with programming including Boardgame Space and live rabab music. The popular Alserkal Lates will return every Wednesday during Ramadan, from 20.00 – 23.00, with tours starting from Nadi Al Quoz at 20.30 and 21.30.
Nadi Nights with goodvibesmarket
Alserkal Avenue will be hosting an alternative iftar this year in Nadi Al Quoz, Nadi Nights with goodvibesmarket. A rotating selection of vendors will serve food from iftar until late evening.
Find popular vendors Huguette and Guy (French sweet and savoury crepes), Hookeddxb (Baos and Asian inspired sandwiches), The Shebi (Indian/Lebanese fusion) and Burgeritch (homemade gourmet burgers). Son of a Chick (fried chicken everything) and Scoop by no 57 Café (ice cream concept and desserts) will also be there along with yummy Kaak Al Manara (Lebanese soul food sandwiches) and Encas Sweet Escapes (Natural, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free vegan sweets).
Nadi Al Quoz
Nadi Al Quoz will also be the home for Alserkal Programming during Ramadan – every Saturday & Sunday Boardgame Space will share an assortment of board games from 19.00-23.00. Mondays and Tuesdays will see live rabab music from Inam, from 20.00-22.00.
The popular Alserkal Lates will return this year after a successful run in 2016 – galleries and creative concepts across the Avenue will open their doors to the public every Wednesday evening in Ramadan from 8PM – 11PM. Guided tours will run from Nadi Al Quoz at 20.30 and 21.30 every Wednesday.
Ayyam Gallery | Workshop series with artist Mohannad Orabi | 31 May, 7, 14, 21 June | 21.00-23.00
Ayyam Gallery will host a series of workshops led by Dubai-based Syrian artist Mohannad Orabi every Wednesday alongside Alserkal Lates. Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of painting, from preparatory exercises such as sketching and drawing to creating still life compositions. Orabi, a seasoned artist and instructor, will guide participants through the formalism of the medium, emphasising the many ways that experimentation and intuition have contributed to his artistic practice.
Workshops are free but booking is essential: [email protected].
Gulf Photo Plus | Talk with Lisa Ross | 7 June 2017 at 21.00
Photographer Lisa Ross will talk about her ongoing exhibition Living Shrines at Gulf Photo Plus.
Living Shrines is a series of ethereal photographs that take us on a journey through the Xinjiang region of China, where Lisa Ross has spent over a decade documenting Islamic holy shrines created by the Uyghur community. These shrines take on an otherworldly presence, having been adorned with the devotional offerings of those who pass through on pilgrimage, maintained over the course of centuries. The exhibition runs from 13 May – 2 September.
INKED | Dinner series #5 – RAMADAN 2967
INKED present their debut Ramadan pop-up Iftar with Ramdan 2967, which is the year of 2017 according to the Berber agricultural calendar of Yennayer (or January). Just like many things in Berber culture, food and the very process of eating, revolves around both sharing and community. Many tribes still eat from one plate and drink from one glass, extolling the virtues of kinship, unity, family and togetherness. In this light, INKED warmly welcome you to their Berber world. Or, in other words, amrehba sisswène.
INKED can be privately booked for Ramadan, for both Iftar and Suhoor, between Sunday-Thursday for a minimum spend of AED15k per night for corporate groups of up to 50 people.
Iftar is served every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during Ramadan from iftar time to 21.00.
For reservations contact [email protected] or +971- 50 845 1359.
Jean-Paul Najar Foundation | FOOD Restaurant 1971/2017 | 7 June 2017 at 19.00
JPNF celebrates the history and legacy of the restaurant FOOD. FOOD was a conceptual restaurant opened by Gordon Matta-Clark and Carol Goodden in 1971. FOOD was a conceptual restaurant opened by Gordon Matta-Clark and Carol Goodden in 1971. The restaurant was a landmark meeting ground for events, food performances and ongoing art projects by downtown artists.
The event is held in two parts:
19.00 – In tribute, a temporary restaurant will take form at A4 Space recreating the restaurant and an original menu from the period 1971 – 1973. Join JPNF for a unique iftar experience and go back in time to a legendary period in NYC’s history.
21.00 – Screening at A4 Cinema: Gordon Matta-Clark’s film ‘FOOD’ (1972, 42′) which gives rare insight into a day in the life of the artist-run restaurant. Screening organized in partnership with Cinema Akil and is open to the public.
For reservations email [email protected]
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