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World Bowling Championship is taking place in Kuwait right now

Kuwait is currently holding the 2023 IBF World Bowling Championship and I don’t think anybody knows. The international sporting event which started on October 4th and is ongoing until October 15th is taking place at the Kuwait Bowling Sporting Club in Salmiya. The bowling alley is one of the largest in the region with 48 bowling lanes and when I passed by yesterday, they were all being used for the event.

The men’s competition includes teams from Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, UAE, Oman, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Czechoslovak, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Colombia, Canada, Egypt in addition to Kuwait.

The women’s teams include Korea, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, China, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Denmark, Germany, Colombia, Canada in addition to host Kuwait.

There is plenty of seating if you want to go and watch the event live. When I passed by there were multiple matches taking place simultaneously and I just moved from one area to another to watch the games. Entry to watch the event is free and the matches start at 9AM and continue throughout the day till around 5PM. You can check out the schedule below.

The event is also being streamed live online. They have 4 cameras streaming simultaneously and you can watch those on YouTube. Link

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Russell Peters is Coming to Kuwait

Russell Peters, the incredibly popular stand-up comedian is coming to Kuwait for the final leg of his Act Your Age World Tour. It’s pretty crazy how we just got Mo Amer last month and now we’re getting Russel Peters as well.

He’s only going to perform in Kuwait for one night only and it’s happening on November 8th at The Arena. Tickets just went on sale and they start from 20KD for the Bronze and go up all the way to 120KD for the VIP.

If you’re interested to book, head over to The Arena website. Link

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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Below is this weekends list of events. The camel races are also back but because of the hot weather the races start at 5:30AM so I’d wait till the weather properly cools before going to one.

Thursday, October 5
Lego Show
Comedian Around Cars Getting Coffee

Friday, October 6
Lego Show
Fera Championship

Saturday, October 7
Lego Show
Speak Up Kuwait Mic Night
Assima Mall Kids Reading
Fera Championship

Exhibitions
The Eye of The Sky Drone Photography Exhibition
Sacred I by Yasmine El Hazek

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Two UFC Champions Coming to Kuwait

I only watch two sports, Formula 1 and UFC which is why I find this news so exciting. Former 7-time UFC champion and future hall of famer José Aldo is coming to Kuwait! He is going to be the guest of honor for the FERA Championship which is taking place this coming weekend.

In addition to Aldo coming to Kuwait, Renan Barao, the former UFC bantamweight champion is making his return to the fighting scene after leaving the UFC 4 years ago. Barao at one point had one of the longest unbeaten streaks in MMA history and was regarded as one of the best mixed martial artists in the world.

The FERA Championship looks like it’s going to be a pretty huge event. It’s being held over two days at The Arena and they’ll be hosting 11 fights, 7 of which will be MMA while the remaining 4 will be Muay Thai fights. The first day of the event will be the weigh-ins, meet & greet with the fighters and the music show. The second day will be the meet & greet with Aldo followed byall the fights.

Tickets start at 20KD and you can book them through The Arena’s website. José Aldo meet & greet tickets will be sold on the spot and will cost a 10KD.

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A Night Out at the Miami Band Concert

Last night, I had the privilege of attending Miami Band’s final dress rehearsal at The Arena before their sold-out 5-night performance, and it was a pretty fun experience.

I wouldn’t call myself a Miami Band fan, I know a handful of their songs because I grew up with them but Arabic music isn’t really my thing. I think last night might have actually been my first Arabic concert and I didn’t get bored, maybe during a couple of their slower songs but the show was entertaining and it mostly had to do with the fact there was always something happening on stage.

This Miami Band concert is produced and directed by Free Jabriya who brought in massive international designers and content creators to help out including:

Studio Flint (@studio.flint) – The content creators behind the Coldplay ‘Music Of The Spheres’ world tour

Woodroffe Bassett Design (@woodroffebassettdesign) – The lighting designers behind the recent Elton John farewell tour

Susan Kulkarni – Costume designer for movies like The Peripheral and Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’

Rebecca Brower (@rebeccabrower) – Stage designer who worked on the opening and closing ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympics

The show was a visual journey that celebrated the life of the band. In between songs the stage transformed into an animated story book in which the band shared random moments and stories from the past. I’ve been to a lot of concerts and I’ve never seen that and I think Miami Band fans are going to love it.

As of this post 3 out of the 5 nights are already sold out and there are only a handful of seats available for the last 2 nights. The seats don’t seem great when you look at the floor plan but I think they’ll actually be fine. You might actually end up having a good view of the band performing from those seats. So if you’re a Miami Band fan, book them before they’re gone. Tickets Link

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Things to do in Kuwait this Long Weekend

The weather is getting cooler and so the events are starting to pop up again. This weekend there are a bunch of cool things happening, check them out in the list below:

Wednesday, Sep 27
Mozart Concerto
Auto World Show
Mini Zoo at The Gate Mall

Thursday, Sep 28
Mozart Concerto
POP UP by Comfest
IMPROVengers Comedy Night
Slow Days Pop-up by Thrf
Auto World Show
Mini Zoo at The Gate Mall
A Night with Miami

Friday, Sep 29
POP UP by Comfest
Slow Days Pop-up by Thrf
Auto World Show
Mini Zoo at The Gate Mall
A Night with Miami
Cars & Coffee

Saturday, Sep 30
POP UP by Comfest
Wejha Summer Bazaar
Auto World Show
Mini Zoo at The Gate Mall
A Night with Miami
Riso Print Workshop

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4 Things Happening in Kuwait this Weekend

The weather is getting cooler so the events are starting to pop up again. This weekend there are 4 interesting events taking place:

Colors of Armenia
If you’re into painting, the Armenian community and embassy in Kuwait is celebrating Armenian heritage with a vibrant painting event.

Powerlifting Competition
There is a power lifting competition taking place this weekend which is something different.

Storytelling with Omar Hamada
Qesati are holding a talk this weekend with Omar Hamada, the owner of Lyfe Cycle.

Is this thing on?
Art Scene are holding an open mic night featuring poetry, music, comedy and performance.

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Event: The Ahmadi Music Group Orchestra

AMG are beginning their new season with Mozart concertos at the new AUK theatre. If you’re looking for something to do and are interested to hear their orchestra perform, tickets are now on sale. The back row seats are for 15KD while the front row ones are for 20KD.

To get your tickets, click here.

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A Miami Band Show Like You’ve Never Seen Before

The Arena will be releasing tickets tomorrow (Sunday) for a huge Miami Band show being produced and directed by Free Jabriya.

The show will feature Miami Band but like you’ve never experienced them before with a multi sensory, multi visual experience that integrates a live orchestra, dancers, animation, costumes and the whole works.

The show is being worked on with massive international designers and content creators including:

Studio Flint – The content creators behind the Coldplay ‘Music Of The Spheres’ world tour

Woodroffe Bassett Design – The lighting designers behind the recent Elton John farewell tour

Susan Kulkarni – Costume designer for movies like The Peripheral and Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’

Rebecca Brower – Stage designer who worked on the opening and closing ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympics

The show will be a visual journey through the eyes of Miami Band, celebrating them for everything they’ve accomplished. The event will take place from September 28th to October 2nd and tickets will start from 25KD. Tickets go on sale tomorrow on The Arena website.

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Mo Amer: Homecoming, tickets now on sale!

Mo Amer, the Palestinian American comedian known for his hilarious performances in the Netflix show ‘Mo’ and the award-winning Hulu sitcom ‘Ramy,’ is coming to Kuwait to perform a stand-up comedy show at The Arena.

Mo was actually born in Kuwait and lived here till the age of 9. He only left Kuwait because of the 1990 Iraq invasion which is how he ended up in the US.

The show titled “Homecoming” is taking place on September 8th. Tickets start at 25KD and go up all the way to 75KD and are available for sale on The Arena’s website.

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Vibe Food Fest

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, Yard is holding a food festival in Al Hamra Mall. The ‘Vibe Food Fest’ starts this Wednesday August 2nd and runs till Saturday August 5th from 10AM to 10PM. @yardkw

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Fury vs Ngannou in Riyadh

Back in February I drove down to Riyadh to watch the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight and I had a blast. I thought I posted about my experience but seems like I didn’t for some reason. It was such a well put together event and I ended up getting really great VIP seats for not so much money. It also gave me access to the premium hospitality area where there was lots of food, a terrace to watch the fights from if I wanted to but it also allowed me to be up close to the fighters during their walkouts. The fights were great, the venue was great, everything about that trip was perfect.

A few days ago Tyson Fury, the world heavyweight champion announced that he will be boxing UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou this coming October in Riyadh. I’m assuming it’s going to be held in the same open air venue as the Jake Paul fight and I’m 100% going to try and get tickets for this fight once they go on sale.

If you want a great experience this October, as I said last time, Riyadh is just a short 6-hour drive down. My VIP ticket last time cost me 60KD and it was really really worth it but tickets last time started from just 15KD. Tickets aren’t on sale yet but I’ll repost once they are.

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Astronomy by the Sea, Tonight at AlKout Mall

The Ikarus Astro group is hosting an astronomy event tonight at AlKhout Mall sea side from 7 to 10PM. It’s a free event and open to the public to observe the moon and planets. Ikarus will be bringing a few telescopes with them including the biggest mobile telescope in Kuwait so you should be able to get a pretty good viewing.

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do tonight, this is it. @ikarustechnolog

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Watch ‘CHICAGO’ this Weekend in Kuwait

Staged in Kuwait’s eleventh season closes this weekend with three final performances of the hit musical “CHICAGO”. The classic musical is as relevant today as it was when it was first written 50 years ago and the Staged in Kuwait production is a must watch.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend then this is it. There is a showing every night this weekend and the tickets start at KD10. If you want to book, click here.

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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

Not a lot happening this weekend but there is a good variety of different things. check out the list below and let me know if I missed anything.

Thursday, June 8
Musical: Chicago
IFK Movie Night
The Avenues Summer Edition
Musical Meshk

Friday, June 9
Musical: Chicago
Brahms and Mozart Performance
The Avenues Summer Edition

Saturday, June 10
Musical: Chicago
Jam Session 3.0
The Avenues Summer Edition
Storytelling: Ambition
Wejha Summer Bazaar
Ladies Island Trip

Exhibitions:
A Retrospective by Amin Mahfouz
Recollections by Deema Alghunaim