10 things to do today: Take part in Do Art, Do It Now!, have some fun with the Yalla Laughs crew and more
Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for May 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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Take part in Do Art, Do It Now!, an interactive evening during which visitors can engage with Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, the three artists commissioned to create the installation Another Happy Day (pictured) for the current Guggenheim Abu Dhabi exhibition The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence. The event presents a series of performances that draw on poetry, music and theatre, in an evening that celebrates creativity and the value of fun, humour and participation.
Tonight, 6pm, auditorium, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, to register call 02 657 5800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have some fun with the Yalla Laughs crew, featuring top local and regional comedians including headliner Simeon Goodson, and Jon Boulton, Colin Armstrong, Rushdi Rafeek and MC Erik Thornquist (pictured).
Tonight, 8pm, free entry, ages 21+, Appaloosa, Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com
Abu Dhabi Choral Group present 9 to 5: The Musical, a play based on the 1980 movie that starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The story, set in the 1970s, is about friendship among coworkers, who take revenge on their sexist, egotistical boss. The empowering theme is suitable for all ages, and features songs, laughs and 1970s fashion.
Tonight and tomorrow, 7.30pm, from Dh100, Abu Dhabi Folklore Theatre, www.platinumlist.net
Two Souls One Homeland by Ukrainian artists Grygori Sokyrynskyi and Igor Shipilin presents landscapes that depict the artists’ homes, focusing on the simple aspects that are important to one’s heart: water, trees, roads, mountains, houses and vineyards. Pictured: Gurzuf 1951 by Grygori Sokyrynskyi
Daily until May 24, 10am-10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), N2N Gallery, first floor, Nation Towers Galleria, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 055 283 2642, www.n2nartgallery.com
Visit the Classic Car Show at Marina Mall, hosted by the UAE Classic Cars Club, to see more than 40 vintage cars exhibited in the indoor and outdoor areas of the mall.
Daily until Monday, Marina Mall, Breakwater, Abu Dhabi, 800 6623, www.marinamall.ae
Abu Dhabi & Dubai
Get tickets for the FrancOfilm Festival, which celebrates French-language cinema with a series of movie screenings, featuring a selection of films from France, Luxembourg, Senegal, Belgium and Switzerland. The films are in French with English subtitles. Pictured: the 2017 movie Cessez-le-feu (Ceasefire), directed by Emmanuel Courcol, which kicks off the festival with its Middle East premiere tonight.
Daily until Saturday, 9pm tonight; 2pm and 6pm on Friday; 2pm, 4pm and 7pm on Saturday, Dh25, Vox Cinemas, Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi; Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.voxcinemas.com
Attend the Boom & Mellow Giving Back Pop Up and shop for top regional, socially responsible brands in celebration of the UAE’s Year of Giving. Find kaftans, personalised dolls, fair trade T-shirts, handcrafted jewellery, children’s clothing and more. The event kicks off today with the opportunity to meet the designers from 11am to 3pm.
Daily until Monday, 11am to 10pm, Boom & Mellow, Town Centre, Jumeirah Road, Dubai, www.facebook.com/boomandmellow
See a performance by the South Asian a cappella group Penn Masala. The US-based band perform mash-ups of popular Hindi and English songs, including Agar Tum Saath Ho/Treat You Better; Without You/Teri Jhuki Nazar; Viva La Vida/Jashn-e-Bahara and Fix You/Ishq Bina.
Tonight, 8pm, from Dh200, Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, ductac.etixdubai.com
Register to attend the second event in the Flow Talk Series hosted by CrossFit coach Abeer Al Khaja (pictured), who will discuss the best ways to stay fit and healthy during Ramadan, including how to balance training with fasting, top tips and recommended food plans for the Holy Month.
Saturday, 11am, free, Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, www.flowdubai.com/talkseries
Register your children for the Ramadan Clubs presented by Gulf Star. Choose from karate, football, dance, gymnastics, cheerleading and more. The after-school classes are offered during the Holy Month at locations across Dubai. The ones held at Kids HQ include 30 minutes of free soft play.
During Ramadan, various timings from 2.15pm to 4.15pm, from Dh320, Kids HQ, Umm Suqeim Street; Clarion School, Al Quoz; Allstar Sport, Dubai. To register, call 050 429 4860 or email email@example.com
Updated: May 18, 2017 04:00 AM