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Fast & Furriest – The Animal Foundation

Saturday, November 18 at 9:00 AM
Sunset Park, 2601 East Sunset Rd., Las Vegas


Join us for a family-friendly event celebrating pets and the people who love them! People and their pooches walk, run or wag their way through Sunset Park and enjoy some fresh air, exercise and quality time with a two-legged or four-legged friend!

Whether you are participating on your own or as part of a team, now you can make your race participation mean even more by setting up your own fundraising page. Share your page with everyone you know and let them know that as they support you, they are also helping save the lives of homeless animals in need in the Las Vegas Valley.

Even if you can’t make it to Sunset Park on November 18th you can still support The Animal Foundation in a virtual race from any location you choose. You can run, jog or walk in your own neighborhood, at the gym on a treadmill or on a trail. You get to run your own race, at your own pace. You can even create a virtual team. And, you can still invite friends and family to support you via your own fundraising page.

Note: Virtual participants still need to register to receive your t-shirt, participation medal and numbered bib. Let others support you and The Animal Foundation by setting up your own fundraising page.

Consider joining or starting a team. All it takes is one or two committed people to make a team. Invite business colleagues, family or friends to help you fundraise for The Animal Foundation. Show your team spirit with custom team shirts made by Pens Prints (pensprints.com)! Pens Prints will donate 20% of the proceeds from each shirt sold directly back to The Animal Foundation. Show your team spirit and get involved!


7:30 a.m. Packet pick-up and race-day registration
9:00 a.m. 5K Run and One-Mile Walk
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fast & Furriest Festival


5K Runners: $30 online ($40 after Wednesday, November 1, 2017)
One-Mile Walkers: $20
Virtual 5K Race: $30


No retractable leashes can be used during the event.
Well-mannered dogs are welcome to take participate (see dog jog etiquette)
There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event


Early Packet Pickup

11/16 – 11am-6pm at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Town Square
11/17 – 8:30am – 6pm at The Animal Foundation

Race Day

beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Sunset Park

For more information visit https://animalfoundation.com/event/fast-furriest-5k-festival/

Diwali Festival: Kathak, Bhangra & Beyond

Sunday, October 29 at 1:00 PM
Flushing Town Hall

Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with this all-ages festival and dance party, featuring Kathak classical dancer Abha Roy and the Basement Bhangra’s DJ Rekha. Each artist will introduce you to her form and invite you to learn traditional Kathak dance moves and bhangra folk dances mixed with hip-hop. Then hit the dance floor! Join us for Kathak and bhangra dance lessons, cooking workshops where they use the best Ivy and Wilde homeware cooking utensils, and henna painting, with Indian handicrafts and Indian foods for sale.

For more information visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/f8275c4cbb4d9fd6658cf29b6e1dae09

Kickoff Party – Septemberfest in Southampton


Friday, September 23 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Agawam Park, 90 Jobs Lane, Southampton

Southampton Rotary Club will kick-off SeptemberFest weekend with a cocktail party in Agawam Park featuring live music and dancing to one of the East End’s favorite bands, NEW LIFE CRISIS, plus the music stylings of Beau Hulse.

Complimentary beer and wine from 6:30 to 8:00 pm followed by a cash bar from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. Food trucks will be on site providing refreshments.

Always a great party, funds raised will support the Southampton SeptemberFest activities and the Rotary’s Scholarship Program which provides college scholarships to local Southampton students. Music generously underwritten by Storms Motors & John David Rose, Architect, P.C., AIA.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.

For more info click here

Also see our article about Septemberfest.


Arabian International Home Show


March 8 through 10
The Conrad Hotel, Dubai


Dubai is at the centre of one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and boasts a hugely successful residential market that has attracted millions of professionals and investors over the years. The city is home to a growing population of affluent home owners and residents, looking to maintain a modern and stylish lifestyle within world class property developments. As this market continues to grow, it is expected to create an unprecedented demand for lavish and upmarket home interiors over the next decade.

For more information visit http://aihs.ae/


Dhaka Art Summit


Friday to Monday, February 5 to 8

With the subtitle Not as far as it seems, the Dhaka edition of Safina Radio Project takes questions of belonging and home as its departure point. Responding to the practices, curatorial premises and work on show at the Dhaka Art Summit 2016, Safina will explore common grounds within historical contexts, providing a cross section of origins and their interpretations.

Preprogrammed and commissioned pieces will open up a broad cultural context for Dhaka; literature, architecture, art and music content will bring to the fore the rich cultural undercurrents of one of Asia’s most complex cities, drawing listeners closer to Dhaka as a centre for cultural discourse.

See more at http://www.safinaradioproject.org/#!dhaka-art-summit-2016/wje2p

Come and take part in Safina Radio Project conversations – you will find us by the old bus, outside the Shilpakala Academy. The programme is constantly being updated, check back each day for the confirmed schedule!



Party Pics: Quoz Arts Fest


The Dubai Patron of Arts, Abdelmonem bin Eisa Alserkal, (pictured on the left in the second picture) is the founder of Alserkal Avenue Arts District where the annual Quoz Arts Festival was held this weekend to much success.




Established over 20 years ago, Gulfood has a well-deserved reputation within the food and hospitality industry, delivering spectacular returns on investment. Under the theme ‘International Flavours, World Class Business’, Gulfood 2014 provided a vast trade and sourcing platform for exporters, buyers, exhibitors and visitors alike, as well as hosting a number of lucrative networking opportunities, competitions and live events.

Gulfood has become the global hub for the highest quality F&B products and a trusted partner worldwide.

As the world’s largest annual food and hospitality show, Gulfood is where the latest tastes, trends and innovations are unveiled. It’s where the global food industry meets to trade, so you can benchmark price, quality, service, reliability and consistency.

Gulfood 2016

Biggest show ever

More exhibits
More products.
The big brands.

Global producers

Over 5,000 exhibitors.
Biggest European showcase ever.
Largest South American participation.
More than 114 country pavilions.

Dubai Restaurant Week


The inaugural Dubai Restaurant Week will take place from 25 February to 5 March 2016 and will include amazing menus from 30 of the best-known and loved fine dining restaurants in the city. This is an exclusive opportunity to sample some of the top spots on your to-try list at an incredible price as all participating restaurants will offer menus at only AED189. See the impressive list of participating restaurants below. These restaurants are sure to sell-out so book your table early.

Alta Badia

Emirates Towers Hotel

Alta Badia delivers authentic Italian cuisine inspired by a region where recipes are steeped in a longstanding tradition of excellence.

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Ashiana by Vineet

Sheraton Dubai Creek

Connoisseurs of fine Indian food will adore the creations coming out of Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia’s kitchen.

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Atelier M

Pier 7, Dubai Marina

A visit to Atelier M will land you sweeping views of the Dubai Marina and a menu that boasts a wide variety of elevated Mediterranean-inspired dishes.

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A celebration of the Mediterranean coast in the heart of Dubai, Boca specialises in simplicity.

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Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay

Atlantis The Palm

Gordon Ramsay’s most recent project, a laid-back European dining concept, opened recently to rave reviews.

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Café Belge

Ritz Carlton DIFC

Sourcing inspiration from 1920s Brussels, Café Belge is known for churning out delicious Belgian classics.

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Fogueira, an authentic Brazilian Churrascaria, is a great choice for those with a serious appetite.

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Pier 7, Dubai Marina

Unique perspectives on classic comfort food and an eclectic atmosphere help you feel right at home in Fume.

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JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Peruvian flavours and dishes meant for sharing make Garden an ideal spot to spend with friends.

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Hoi An


Authentic Vietnamese cuisine and comfortable ambiance await at Hoi An in the Shangri-La Hotel.

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Chef Vikas Khanna’s new iteration of his Michelin-starred New York restaurant has impressed lovers of Indian food since it opened in Dubai.

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JW’s Steakhouse

JW Marriott Dubai

Enjoy an indulgent cut of meat from the comfort of a leather armchair in this intimate steakhouse.

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Le Meridien Dubai

Have a seat at the sushi counter or watch the live teppanyaki show at one of Dubai’s top spots for authentic Japanese cuisine.

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Mint Leaf of London


For fabulous Indian food with a view, head to the 15th Floor of Emirates Financial Tower.

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The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road

One of Dubai’s most awarded restaurants, Okku is a must for high-end Japanese cuisine.

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Pai Thai

Dar Al Masyaf Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah

For a romantic evening and must-try Thai food, take an abra to Pai Thai in Madinat Jumeirah.

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JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

The Amalfi coast meets Dubai with Positano’s selection of authentic Italian cuisine.

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Oud Metha

Qbara celebrates Middle Eastern cuisine with a unique, contemporary twist.

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Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

The décor is surpassed only by the food coming out of this contemporary Indian restaurant.

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Rivington Grill

Souk Al Bahar

Boasting some of the best British bites in town, Rivington Grill is a great dining option.

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Sea Fu

Four Seasons Dubai

This is the place to come when you crave fresh seafood, spectacular views and an ocean breeze.

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Seven Sands

The Beach JBR

Seven Sands serves authentic cuisine inspired by our seven Emirates from a stunning beachside location.

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Social by Heinz Beck

Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah

Enjoy a modern interpretation of traditional Italian dishes with a stunning view of the city.

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The Croft

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

Locally-sourced, organic products are the heart behind Darren Velvick’s new restaurant.

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The Hide

Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

The Hide features a fresh perspective on American cuisine with a creative, meat-focused menu.

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The Ivy

Emirates Towers Hotel

The super-stylish brasserie features an elevated twist on international favourites.

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The Palace, Downtown Dubai

With a name that translates to ‘magic at the water,’ this Thai restaurant has an impressive seafood offering.

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Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo

Sheraton Dubai Creek

Stunning views of Dubai Creek pair well with the expertly crafted Italian specialties from chef Alfredo Russo.

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Atlantis The Palm

Yuan serves an extensive menu of traditional Cantonese and Szechuan dishes complemented by Western cooking methods.

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Zheng He’s

Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah

Zheng He’s is one of Dubai’s most loved restaurants—offering great Chinese dining.

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For more information visit http://dubaifoodfestival.com/whats-on/dubai-restaurant-week/


Dubai Food Festival


The Dubai Food Festival is the only truly citywide food festival in the Middle East. Held every year, it celebrates Dubai’s emergence as a gastronomic destination. The festival offers a calendar of exciting food-related events and promotions, highlighting Dubai’s unique food scene, its personalities and its world-class dining experiences.

With over 200 nationalities living in Dubai, the Dubai Food Festival reveals the diversity and creativity in our culinary offerings—from gourmet and avant-garde restaurant concepts to local haunts and hidden gems.

The Dubai Food Festival 2016 will be held from 25 February to 12 March 2016.

Dubai Food Festival is organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). It is part of a larger strategy to develop a year-round programme of citywide festivals that contributes to the growth of tourism and retail sectors in Dubai.

For more information visit http://dubaifoodfestival.com/about-dff/

Ripe Food & Craft Market


Every Friday in January and February 2016, from 9am to 5pm
Zabeel Park

Under the Patronage of the Dubai Crown Prince, HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Ripe Food & Craft Market will take place every Friday at Zabeel Park, Gate 2.

We will be extending our shopping hours at The Ripe Food and Craft Market taking place in Zabeel Park during the month of January and February 2016. Taking place every Friday, our hours will be from 9am until 5pm, starting from the 8th January.

You can expect the welcomed by over 100 of Dubai’s talented local businesses and artisans with a wide selection of foodies, fashion designers, arts and crafts, live musicians, kiddie’s activities and so much more. Make your Friday afternoon last a little longer by meandering under the lush green palm trees, picking up some delicious locally made treats, and enjoy the cooler months with family and friends in the lush surroundings of Zabeel Park.

Ripe Organic will be offering a variety of freshly harvested organic fruit and veggies from local organic certified farms, like Ripe’s famous cherry tomatoes, kale, cucumbers, beetroots and lettuce. Ripe will also have a full range of pantry essentials including coconut oil, honey, gluten-free products and superfoods.

Find the Ripe Food & Craft Market at Zabeel Park in Dubai with extended hours from 9am – 5pm during January and February 2016.

For more information visit http://www.ripeme.com/market-zabeel-park