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Disney On Ice returns to Dubai 4-7 April 2018. Join all your favorite Disney characters: Mickey, Minnie, Donald and the rest of the gang as they visit characters from some of Disney’s most well-known films. Book with Dubai Calendar.

Amitabh Bachchan sent a handwritten note to Ranveer Singh praising him for his performance in his latest release “Padmaavat”.Calling the letter his “award”, an overwhelmed Ranveer took to Twitter to share the picture of the note and a bouquet Bachchan sent him after watching the Sanjay Leela Bhansali period drama.”Mujhe mera award mil gaya (I have got my award) @SrBachchan,” the actor, who is receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of Sultan Alauddin Khilji in the magum opus, captioned the tweet. Ranveer, 32, also received a handwritten note in 2015, after Bachchan had watched “Bajirao Mastani”.

7th Avenue Festival will be the first of its kind horror festival in the kingdom that ‘makes you live a striking and terrifying experience’. It features scary puzzles and bustling houses that will bring the streets of Khobar back to life and offers a unique range of products and cuisine in a fun and entertaining atmosphere. It runs from 6-10 February.

Jeddah Comedy Days will be hosted in Jeddah from 22-25 February. A popular entertainment event for those who are above 10 years of age to showcase comedic talents in a creative way within the company of many famous Arab artists and comics from around the Kingdom.

Varun Dhawan becomes the youngest Bollywood actor to get a wax figure at Madame Tussauds.

The Emperor New Groove Play will take place in Riyadh from 9-10 February. An evening full of excitement for the famous Disney story of the selfish Emperor Casco, whose old assistant interferes in his ruling affairs which leads him to issuing a disappointing decision towards her.

Fox Searchlight’s fantasy drama The Shape of Water, about a woman who falls in love with a strange river creature, led the Oscar nominations on Tuesday with 13 nods, including the top prize for best picture. It will contend with Call Me By Your Name, British World War Two dramas Darkest Hour and Dunkirk, racial thriller Get Out, mother-daughter tale Lady Bird, romance Phantom Thread, press freedom movie The Post and dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri for the best picture award at the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood on March 4. The Shape of Water earned nominations in all major categories, including for its director Guillermo del Toro, and for actors Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer. Dunkirk, from Warner Bros., followed with eight nominations, including for director Christopher Nolan.

In October 2016, the actress Rose McGowan posted three tweets accusing a “studio head” of rape, using the hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport. Rose was referring to former Miramax head Harvey Weinstein, who, it’s since been revealed, had paid her $100,000 for her silence about a 1997 encounter at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. In her memoir, “Brave,” Rose details her experience and paranoia that ensued when she tried to get the story of Weinstein’s sexual predation out. However, years before Rose met Weinstein, her life had already been through hell. She was emancipated from her parents before she was old enough to drive. New York Times critic writes that the book “reads like the diary of a woman driven half-mad by abusive men who assume no one will listen to her. In this case, the truth was finally — and, for McGowan, triumphantly — exposed.”

Saudi Wedding Exhibition is the best place for all wedding planners. From fashion, jewelry, beauty services, wedding venue designs, wedding cakes, honeymoon offers, tourist services come plan your wedding at the Hilton Jeddah from 22-24 February.

-Compiled by Mariam Nihal