10 things to do today: book tickets to see Tomatito, watch Salt of the Earth at Cinema Space and more
Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 20, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film creenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun. Aarti Jhurani rounds up 10 things to do today in the UAE.
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Book your spot to see a performance by Tomatito, the five-time Grammy Award-winner, who is considered one of the best guitarists in the world. A master of the Soy Flamenco style that melds dance, song, guitar and percussion, he has collaborated with musicians such as Elton John and Omar Faruk.
Thursday, 8pm, free, tickets are currently sold out, but you can sign up in case more tickets are available, Red Theatre, The Arts Center, New York City Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org
Catch a screening of The Salt of the Earth at Cinema Space. Directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, it follows Sebastião Salgado, who travelled across continents over 40 years, and witnessed major events such as international conflicts, starvation and exodus. The Oscar-nominated documentary is in French, Portuguese and English, and has English subtitles.
Tonight, 7.30pm, free with registration, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Emirati Adornment: Tangible & Intangible is an interactive exhibition as part of the Emirati memory project, Lest We Forget, which explores Emirati identity through modes of adornment – from garments, jewellery and weapons to henna, kohl and fragrance – as well as grooming and hairstyles.
Daily until August 27, 10am to 8pm Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae
Once Upon a Time: Hadiqat Al Umma by Iraqi artist Kwaish Alfraj features a panoramic multimedia video installation reviving the artist’s childhood in Baghdad, specifically a park that was a sanctuary from the city and its heat. The park remains a vivid memory in the artist’s mind and it is brought to life through drawings and animation across nine projectors.
Pictured: An artwork by Kwaish Alfraji
Daily until May 6, 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 4pm to 10pm, Fridays, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Al Taawun Road, Sharjah, 06 556 6555, www.maraya.ae
Desert Tales by Farah Coolman, an artist from Trinidad and Tobago, features works in acrylics and oil pastels representing a visual journey through the UAE’s past, present and beyond, emphasising its richness and diversity.
Daily until March 31, 10am to 10pm, Z Gallery, first floor, Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 323 0333, www.fourpointssheikhzayedroad.com
Mothers can take their little ones to Splash ‘n’ Party and enjoy a Mother’s Day High Tea and a relaxing massage while the kids play. With its spacious outdoors splash pad area with pools, water slides and bouncy castles, there is enough to keep the little ones busy.
Sunday, 9 am to 8pm, Dh50 per child, Splash ‘n’ Party, Villa no.1, Street 8A, Al Safa 2, Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 388 3008, www.splashnparty.ae
Sign up now to attend an adult sculpture workshop, Nature Meets Technology, at thejamjar. Artist Sunil Bindhani will teach participants how to use pieces found in common day technology to create a sculpture that represents nature. Open to artists of all skill levels.
Saturday, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, ages 14+, Dh250, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, email email@example.com to book a spot, www.thejamjardubai.com
Book your spot to attend a session of sound meditation at Twig (Together We Intentionally Grow). The meditation session uses sound therapy, combined with energy healing, to restore health and balance to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. Instruments such as tuning forks, singing bowls, gongs, pipes and drums produce the healing sound-wave vibrations.
Wednesdays, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, Dh85, Twig Centre, Villa No 1, Street 15, Mirdif, Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org
Get tickets now to see Russell Howard perform live in Dubai. The British stand-up comedian and host of TV show, Russell Howard’s Good News, brings his Round the World tour to Dubai College Auditorium.
April 20 to 22, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm on April 20 and 21; doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm on April 22, from Dh295, Dubai College Auditorium, www.800tickets.com
Get tickets to see a performance of the musical Grease. Curve Theatre presents the story of Sandy and Danny, who meet again after a whirlwind summer romance, when Sandy is transferred to Rydell High. Hit songs include You’re the One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Summer Nights and Greased Lighting.
April 7 to 13, 8pm daily plus 2.30pm on April 8, 9 and 13, from Dh150, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Updated: March 20, 2017 04:00 AM