From a week dedicated to gastronomic experiences across the city to fashion-forward projects to watching a classic Broadway musical unfold at the Dubai Opera, October promises an umbrella of cultural extravaganzas. Here are Buro 24/7 Middle East's top cultural picks for the month...

Theatre of the Absurd exhibition at Green Art Gallery

The Green Art Gallery is hosting a new exhibition this month, aptly titled Theatre of the Absurd. Exploring the blend between art and architecture seen in the forms of paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations, art aficionados will see works from artists including Farah Atassi, Ana Mazzei, Nika Neelova, Hemali Bhuta and Elena Alonso. Buro 24/7 Middle East's culture guide: October '17

Theatre of the Absurd is now open until November 21, 2017. 

Fashion Forward Dubai

Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) gears up for its tenth season and the Middle East is set to welcome new collaborations within the ever-growing platform in a bid to recognise regional and international talent. Expect to see collections from designers including Madiyah Al Sharqi, Amato, Zayan the Label, Bedouin and Dima Ayad.

Buro 24/7 Middle East's culture guide: October '17

Fashion Forward Dubai is set to run from October 26-28, 2017. 

Jumeirah Restaurant Week

Over forty restaurants including Pierchic, Tortuga and Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, are set to participate in the sixth edition of Jumeirah Restaurant Week and the event is as culinarily inviting as it is a mouth-watering experience. Located across the Jumeirah properties in Dubai, culinary enthusiasts can expect to find pop-up experiences starting at Madinat Jumeirah’s Big Bite Out.

Jumeirah Restaurant Week is now open until October 13, 2017.

Jersey Boys at Dubai Opera

The Jersey Boys are back and this time, they're set to take over the Dubai Opera stage. Immerse yourself in the Broadway musical as the story about the 1960's rock ‘n' roll group The Four Seasons, unfold into a musical success as they reveal how their relationships off-stage were anything but perfect.

Jersey Boys runs on October 11 - 14. For tickets, visit dubaiopera.com.