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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 September 2018

10 things to do today: See the Kaiser Chiefs and Travis live in Dubai, take a painting course and more

Looking for something to do today? Why not head over to Party in the Park to watch the Kaiser Chiefs and Travis or check out a photography exhibition in Abu Dhabi? Check out our full list of events and activities:

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness walk

Take part in Walk 2016, the latest edition of the annual diabetes awareness walkathon hosted by the UAE's Imperial College London Diabetes Centre. There will be sports activities for all ages, plus entertainment and fun for children.

. Today, gates open at 2pm; walk begins at 5pm, Dh10 registration fee; free for children under 16, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.walkon.ae

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Nationwide

New movie

Catch a screening of the film Shut In. Naomi Watts stars as Mary, a recently widowed child psychologist living in rural New England with her young son who was paralysed in the same accident that claimed her husband's life. When a young boy goes missing as a winter storm hits, Mary begins to experience supernatural events in her home.

. Screening at cinemas across the UAE, including Reel Cinemas, Star Cinemas, Cine Royal, Vox Cinemas and Novo Cinemas. (15+)

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Abu Dhabi

Photography exhibition

Plan to visit the photography exhibition A Summer of Sports. Alliance Française Abu Dhabi presents an exhibition of photographs of the athletes at this summer's Olympic Games taken by 70 photographers of the Agence France-Presse. Pictured: Bahrain's Ruth Jebet competes in the first round of the women's 3000-metre steeplechase at the Rio Olympics.

. Daily until November 30, 9am-8pm, Sundays to Thursdays; 10am-6pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), Alliance Française Abu Dhabi, off 32nd Street, near Irish Embassy, Abu Dhabi, 02 666 6232, www.afabudhabi.org

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Abu Dhabi

Painting course

Sign up to take part in a portrait painting masterclass led by Katerina Spirtus. The six-day course will involve composition, sketching, face elements, mixing paints, shadows, backgrounds and more. A students' exhibition will take place on December 3. Pictured: While You Are Sleeping by Katerina Spirtus.

. November 26-December 1, 10am to 1pm for morning group or 3pm to 6pm for evening group, Dh1,500 includes supplies, N2N Gallery, Al Ain Tower, Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi, register by November 20 at 02 665 9858, art@n2n-gallery.com

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Abu Dhabi

Organic market

Stock up on organic fruits and vegetables grown locally, plus eggs, dairy, honey, dates, breads and pantry items including superfoods at the Ripe Organic Pop Up event.

Today, 10am to 3pm, The Collection, St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, www.ripeme.com

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Dubai

Concert

Dance the day and night away at Party in the Park. The Brit-influenced line-up includes Kaiser Chiefs (Ruby, I Predict a Riot; pictured), Travis (Turn, Driftwood) and The Charlatans (One to Another, North Country Boy), as well as 13 Daze, The Boxtones and Adam Baluch.

. Today, from 2pm, from Dh350, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Rock concert

Get tickets now to see Canadian rock musician Bryan Adams, who returns to Dubai on his Get Up tour. His hits include Somebody, Run to You, Summer of '69, Cuts Like a Knife and (Everything I Do) I Do It For You.

. March 9, from Dh295, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Film screening

Catch a screening of the 2012 documentary Searching for Sugar Man by director Malik Bendjelloul, as part of the World in Progress outdoor film series from Cinema Akil in collaboration with Alserkal Avenue. The film tells the story of Rodriguez, who was set to be a 1970s American rock icon before his album tanked and he disappeared into obscurity. However, the album became a phenomenon during apartheid in South Africa. Two decades later, two fans decide to find out what happened to Rodriguez and discover a story more extraordinary than they could have imagined.

. Tonight, 7pm, free, The Yard, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.facebook.com/cinemaakil

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Dubai

The Color Run

The Color Run returns to Dubai. Take part in what is billed as "The Happiest 5K on the Planet", which now features an island-holiday-style tropical theme including scented powders, inflatable palm trees, bright colours and a rainbow beach with sand, beach chairs and more, all in the name of fun and fitness.

. Tomorrow, gates open at 7am, from Dh180, Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, Dubai, www.thecolorrun.ae

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