Our essential guide. What not to miss in October.
Top Pick –
Saudi Design Week (above)
What: Design show
Where: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
When: 5 – 8 October 2017
This year’s theme explores the concept of “Design in Motion”. Designers will study that sense of motion figuratively by showcasing the stories behind their products as they move from sketch to shelf, or seek a more literal understanding by exploring the intersection of design and sports, and even motion in design through multiple dimensions such as time.
Best of the rest:
What: Art exhibition
Where: Dar al Funoon, Kuwait
When: 9 – 28 October 2017
Mohamed Abouelnaga is a multidisciplinary visual artist, art professor, curator and developer. Throughout his colorful career, he created award winning art projects, fulfilled his responsibility towards his community and brought up new generation of young artists with his teaching, workshop and his multitude of practices.
Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah
What: Cultural season
Where: Various venues across Kuwait
When: thru’ May 2018
Now launching its 23rd annual cultural season, DAI has always presented a veritable selection of activities to inspire individuals from all walks of life and every interest imaginable, these activities include: lectures, concerts, educational opportunities, workshops, cultural excursions, film screenings, theatrical productions, and special events.
Scouting For Girls
What: Rock, pop, jazz
Where: Dubai Opera
When: 20 October 2017
Celebrating a decade together English pop rock band, Scouting For Girls, will be playing a special gig at Dubai Opera on 20 October. Bringing an electric atmosphere to Dubai Opera for our first ever fully flat-floor concert, sing-along to She’s So Lovely, Heartbeat and many more!
Tamawuj – An unpredictable expression of human potential
What: Part of Sharjah Biennial 13
Where: Beirut Art Center, Lebanon
When: opens 14 October 2017
Rather than asking for solutions and sketching utopias, an unpredictable expression of human potential seeks to respond to the present global moment, one in which a paradigmatic shift can be tasted in the air, where young people are frustrated and protesting against decisions imposed on them by older generations, to an inheritance they did not ask for and did not shape.