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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

10 things to do today: Book your spot to attend the workshop Everyday Patterns, attend the Multaqa talk and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for May 10, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, 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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Abu Dhabi

Workshop

Book your spot to attend the workshop Everyday Patterns, which offers a hands-on exploration of patterns on everyday objects. Participants can choose to bring their own material. If not, they will be provided samples on which they will be asked to identify patterns, as well as create a stencil, which will be used to produce an abstract work with the use of various material.

May 17, 5pm to 8pm, free with registration, Warehouse 421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Cultural talk

Attend the Multaqa talk, The Rituals of Majlis and Gahwa, by heritage specialist and author Abdullah Khalfan Al Hamour and private museum owner Ali Salam Al Dhanhani. The discussion explores Majlis rituals and the historical roots of Gahwa preparation, serving and drinking, and why the beverage is associated with a majlis. The speakers will also elaborate on the hidden history of Emirati hospitality – one of the most important intangible heritage elements – which was inscribed in the Unesco list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2015.

Tonight, 7pm to 8.30pm, free with registration, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, call 02 657 5800 or email manaratalsaadiyat@tcaabudhabi.ae to register

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Sharjah

Workshop

Apply now to attend a two-day fashion-design workshop conducted by Tblisi-based fashion designer and artist Chubika. She will carry out a research lab on new headpiece designs inspired by local culture and heritage. Participants will be asked to innovatively use local materials to create a design, and will get to take home a mock-up headpiece design revised by the artist.

Tuesday and May 17, 1pm to 5pm on Tuesday, 11am to 4pm on May 17, Dh200, limited seats available, email vale@creativedialogue.net to apply

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Visit Warehouse421 to see Bayn: The In-Between, a group exhibition that explores the transformations that the current generation of artists have witnessed in the UAE. The exhibition seeks to describe and question the threshold found between a starting point and its end, highlighting the state as equally important as the beginning – in this case the history of the UAE – and its end goal: the future. Pictured: An untitled work by Manal Aldowayan

Daily until June 18, 10am to 8pm Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See the exhibit Two Souls One Homeland by Ukrainian artists Grygori Sokyrynskyi and Igor Shipilin. They present landscapes that depict the artists’ homes, focusing on the simple aspects that are important to one’s heart – water, trees, roads, mountains and vineyards. Pictured: Sea Shore. Hersonissos in April by Igor Shipilin

Daily until May 24, 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), N2N Gallery, first floor, Nation Towers Galleria, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 055 283 2642, www.n2nartgallery.com

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Dubai

Performance

Book tickets now to see a performance by South Asian a cappella group Penn Masala at Ductac. Renowned for their instrument-free mashups of Hindi and English songs, the United States-based band recently launched their 10th official album, Yuva, and will be performing for the first time internationally in Dubai. Their popular mash-ups include Agar Tum Saath Ho/Treat You Better, Without You/ Teri Jhuki Nazar, Viva La Vida/ Jashn-e-Bahara and Fix You/ Ishq Bina.

May 18, 8pm, for ages 3 and above, tickets cost from Dh200, Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, for more information and to book tickets, visit ductac.etixdubai.com

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Dubai

Stand-up show

Watch a comedy show by Bouchra Beno. She mixes stand-up and sketch comedy inspired by her life experiences, problems and observations in a unique manner. The show is in French.

Tonight, 8.30pm, for ages 4 and above, tickets cost from Dh175, Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, ductac.etixdubai.com

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Dubai

Yoga class

Reserve your spot at the Full Moon yoga class at Fairmont The Palm. The 90-minute class, held at the private beach of the hotel, is open to yogis of all levels. Towels, bottles of water and a variety of refreshing drinks and healthy snacks will be provided.

Saturday, 8pm to 9.30pm, Dh75, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, to register email fullmoonyoga@fairmont.com

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Dubai

Improv show

Buy tickets to see the popular improv comedy show Whose Line is it Anyway? in Dubai. Comics Andy Smart, Ian Coppinger, Stephen Frost and Steve Steen will interact with the audience as part of the act. As part of the concept of the show, four performers create characters, scenes and songs on the spot, in the style of short improvisation games.

Tomorrow and Friday, 8pm, tickets cost from Dh175, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, to buy tickets visit tickets.virginmegastore.me

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Dubai

Comedy show

Get tickets to filming of the stand-up comedy special Mina Liccione: Araby By Nature, which will take place on Saturday during two shows. The award-winning Dubai-based American comedian, and founder of Dubomedy, aims to bring positive attention to the region through the use of comedy to break stereotypes and unify diverse cultures.

Saturday, 6pm and 8.30pm, Warehouse Four, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at 800 266339, www.minaliccione.com

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