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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 14 November 2018

10 things to do today: See the Blue Man Group at du Forum, take part in the Colorful Calligraphy family workshop, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for April 18, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun. Ellen Fortini rounds up 10 things to do today in the UAE.

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Abu Dhabi

Earth Day

Plan to take your children to Orange Wheels, where they can enjoy the Earth Day celebration. Kids are encouraged to bring recyclable items from home or school – such as empty tissue rolls, plastic bottles, small boxes – that they and their friends can make into beautiful art.

Saturday, 4pm to 7pm, from Dh70 for first hour of play; Dh35 for subsequent hours, all children must be accompanied by a guardian, Orange Wheels, Al Wahda Mall Extension, Abu Dhabi, www.orangewheels.com

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Dubai

Art workshop

Register to take part in the radial weaving sculpture workshop at thejamjar. Artist Pauline Heesom-Green will teach how to make your own radial loom and use pieces of fabric to weave circular mats that can be joined together to create works of art.

Saturday, 10am to 12.30pm, Dh250 includes all materials, ages 15+, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register by Thursday at 4pm at www.thejamjardubai.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See Luscious, a group exhibition by five painters from the UAE, France, Lebanon and Syria, whose works embrace the Impressionist credo that only colour is a tangible reality of painting, while light, shade, figures and subject are illusions created by manipulating paint with brushstrokes. Pictured: An untitled image by Lama Rommo

Daily until April 27, 10am to 9pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Bateen Area, Street 4, Villa 4/2, Abu Dhabi, 02 667 1229, www.etihadmodernart.com

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Register to attend TrainYas, presented by Daman’s ActiveLife, and enjoy fitness in the cool outdoors while it lasts. Walk, jog, run or bike around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit with family and friends. Bikes and helmets are available for rent from Fun Ride Sports, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has bikes available to borrow.

Tonight, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

The renowned stage show Blue Man Group opens today at du Forum. The show, performed by the distinctive blue-faced musicians, combines percussion instruments and state-of-the-art technology with stories, comedy, theatre, rock music and a dance-party vibe.

Daily until Saturday, 8pm tonight and tomorrow; 6pm and 9pm on Thursday; 5pm and 8pm on Friday and Saturday, from Dh195, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net

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Abu Dhabi

Networking event

Book your spot at the next Business in Heels women’s networking event. Get to know other businesswomen in the area, raise awareness about your business, share ideas on what you need and what you can offer, get tips and tricks and expand your network.

May 2, 7pm to 9pm, Dh90, Finz restaurant, Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, search “Business in Heels” in Abu Dhabi at www.eventbrite.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the opening of a showcase of works across six exhibitions by Ethiopian artist Workneh Bezu Kassa, featuring a variety of media, including acrylics, oils, pencils and watercolours. The artist describes the works as an expression of his soul and a way to speak to people. Pictured: Smile Portaris

Daily until May 31, from 12.30pm to 7pm, Coya Dubai, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, 04 316 9600, www.facebook.com/CoyaDubai

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Spring/Summer Blooms at Art Couture is a tribute to American painter Georgia O’Keefe, who is famous for her magnified flowers. Anna Galea and Reta Richards, two artists with different styles, present the same subjects in their own distinct ways. Pictured: Hibiscus by Anna Galea

Daily until May 15, 10am to 10pm, Art Couture, Event Centre, Lobby Level, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, 04 701 1111, www.artcoutureuae.com

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Dubai

Spring festival

Book your spot at Grand Hyatt Dubai for Maifest, the traditional German celebration marking the arrival of spring. The festival tent will be set up to host traditional dancing, singing, music by Die Kirchdorfer band from Munich, and à la carte meals including veal schnitzel, strawberry cake, asparagus and more. There is also a brunch on Saturdays.

April 26 to May 6, 7pm to 1am on weekdays; 7pm to 3am on weekends, various prices, Grant Hyatt Dubai, Dubai, book at 04 317 2222, dubai.grand.hyatt.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art workshop

Take part in the Colorful Calligraphy family workshop as part of Galleries Week and learn about the technique using inspiration from the distinct style of Emirati artist Abdul Aziz Al Fadli. Names of colours will be provided in Arabic calligraphy style, so participants can choose a colour, trace the calligraphy and paint the letters.

Today, 4pm to 9pm, free on a first-come, first-served basis, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae