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Yogathon participants will learn 12 sequential postures that are meant to relax the body and mind. Courtesy Yogathon 2013
Yogathon participants will learn 12 sequential postures that are meant to relax the body and mind. Courtesy Yogathon 2013

Five things to do today: sign up for Yogathon or participate in Abu Dhabi Reads

Our roundup of things to do in the UAE today.

sign up for Yogathon 2013. You will learn a series of 12 sequential yogic postures that are meant to relax the body, mind and breath rhythms for improved wellness. Then you'll do another 54 rounds. April 12, 9-11am at Manchester United Soccer Schools, Dome //www.yogathon.ae">www.yogathon.ae

watch the classic film Taxi Driverin the intimate Jumeirah Creekside screening room while snacking on popcorn and candy floss. During the screening you will be served a tasteful three-course dinner from Blue Flame. 7pm, from Dh190, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, for reservations 04 230 8580, jchblueflamerestaurant@jumeirah.com

take part in Abu Dhabi Reads with conversation about Wilfred Thesiger'sAcross the Empty Quarter, an adventure story that has contributed to the understanding of Abu Dhabi's history and culture. 6.30-8.30pm, free, NYU Abu Dhabi Downtown Campus Garden, off Hamdan Street, behind ADIA building, electra.nyuad@gmail.com

make plans to browse for bargains from My Ex-Wardrobe and Specs Addict, get a free OPI manicure, get beauty advice from Glambox and personal shopping sessions from Topshop. April 16, 7-10pm, free, Blends, The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai. Register at www.petticoatparlour.eventbrite.com, www.facebook.com/petticoatparlour

head to Magic Planet at Mirdif City Centre for the free Barney Sing-Along shows. 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, Mirdif City Centre, Dubai, www.theplaymania.com

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