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Things to do in Riyadh this weekend: March 25 to 27

Here’s what’s on this weekend…

Make the most of the last weekend of March. From artsy events to family-friendly activities, here are six fun things to do in Riyadh.

Thursday March 25

Be a part of the exciting conversations with artists from the Noor Riyadh Festival

Robert Wilson Palace of Lights

Still mesmerised by the stunning light art installations around the city? Ignite your inner creative with this interesting live streaming of Noor Talk, featuring world-renowned light artist Robert Wilson. Wilson’s commission for the festival includes ‘Daydream’ at the King Abdullah Financial District and ‘Palace of Light’ at At-Turaif World Heritage Site, which you can pre-book online. In this lecture, introduced by top Saudi artist Ahmed Mater, Wilson discusses his use of light and darkness in his extraordinary career.

Noor Riyadh Festival Talk: A Journey to Light and Darkness, Riyadh Art YouTube channel, Available in English and Arabic on Thurs March 25, 8pm. Noorriyadh.sa

Explore the evolution of dinosaurs

Travel back in time with Evolution: Meet the Dinosaurs. This exhibition combines engaging interactives with life-like animatronic dinosaurs and exciting educational content. You will feel as if you’re truly walking into the ancient lands and seas of 66 million years ago. Say Hi to the mighty T-rex and many others and discover that dinosaurs are still with us today.

Evolution Exhibition: Meet the Dinosaurs, Riyadh Front (Gate 5), RPRM+H8, weekdays 4pm to 11pm, weekends 2pm to 11pm. Pre-booking is required, and the tickets are from SAR95. Riyadh.platinumlist.net

Friday March 26

Celebrate female artists and their powerful contemporary artworks


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Head on down to the Artoze Art Exhibition and be treated to a spectacular visual art experience. Featuring artists from India, Russia, the Philippines, Pakistan and Spain, the exhibit revolves around themes of exploration, discovery, self-reflection and women empowerment.

Artoze Art Exhibition by Mawhub Art Gallery, Crowne Plaza RDC Hotel & Convention (Tea Garden Area, Ground Floor), Digital City, An Nakheel, PJQM+6R, 6pm to 9pm. Tel: 057 067 6036. @mawhub.arts

Take a private street photography tour of Riyadh

Noor Riyadh Festival Street Photography

If you’d like to explore the citywide light and art installations and learn a few new things along the way, come along to this street photography walk guided by a smartphone photography expert. Not only will they offer insight on the Noor Riyadh Festival artworks themselves, but they will share their expertise, tips and suggestions to create your own unique shots.

Noor Riyadh Festival: Street Photography Tour, King Abdullah Financial District, every Fri 8pm to 9.30pm & 11pm to 12.30am. Pre-booking is required, and the tickets are SAR50. Noorriyadh.sa

Saturday March 27

Bounce around Riyadh’s largest trampoline park


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There isn’t a moment of stillness at Fizz Hawa, where you can jump off walls and fly through the air. After you get your muscles warmed up at the free jumping arena, show off your climbing skills and ability to dodge balls. Throw in some interactive challenges like the ninja course, and it’s truly a gravity-defying experience. However, only women and children aged three to 12 are allowed here.

Fizz Hawa, 3390 Dammam Road, Al Munsiyah, RQ9J+8H, daily 4pm to midnight. Tel: 920 008 311. @fizzhawa

Tom & Jerry take their cat-and-mouse game to the big screen


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One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited in this family-friendly movie. Tom & Jerry is a live-action/computer-animated slapstick comedy film in a world where all animals are animated, but humans are real. If you’re already a fan of these legendary cartoon characters, you’ll enjoy this movie just out of pure nostalgia. Plus, it will be the perfect way to introduce younger kids to the quintessential animated show.

Tom & Jerry, available at AMC, Muvi and Vox cinemas.

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