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10 things to do today: take part in family workshop Objects as Art at NYUAD, enjoy live music at Musicians Day and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for May 19, 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

Art workshop

Register to take part in the family workshop Objects as Art at New York University Abu Dhabi as part of the exhibition But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008. Learn how to take objects used in everyday life – slippers, ropes, combs, etc – and repurpose them as material for art-making.

Today, 4pm to 6pm, free with registration, NYUAD Art Gallery, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, nyuad.nyu.edu

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Abu Dhabi

Live music

Enjoy live music at Musicians Day, a cultural experience presented by Alliance Française Abu Dhabi featuring amateur and professional acts from around the world – including Cyberberes, Mam, musicians from Pollen, and Francoise Fognini and Pierre Baillot from the Tribu band – performing a variety of genres in a family-friendly environment. The event aims to communicate and share special moments through music.

Today, 1pm to 11pm, ground floor, The Mall at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi, www.afabudhabi.org

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

Catch the season’s final Rooftop Rhythms for its grand finale slam competition and open mic, hosted by Dorian Paul Rogers. It’s open to all ages and the open mic is on a first-come, first-served basis via Rooftop Rhythms’ Facebook page.

Tonight, 8pm, free with registration, The Marketplace, Campus Center, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org

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Abu Dhabi

Writing workshop

Sign up to take part in a three-hour writers’ workshop led by author and writing coach Janet Olearski. The session targets beginner writers and lapsed writers who want to get back into writing mode. Learn to define your writing goals, the elements of story structure, editing and how to create a writing habit.

Tomorrow, 9.30am to 12.30pm, Dh150, Moxie Zone, Suite 307, twofour54, Park Rotana Complex, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, register at adww2015@hotmail.com

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Abu Dhabi

Film screening

Catch a family-friendly screening of the classic film Sleeping Beauty in its newly restored version as part of the Cinema Space screening series. The 1959 Clyde Geronimi-directed Disney film tells the story of the spectacular villain Maleficent, who sends Princess Aurora into an enchanted sleep, and can only be woken with True Love’s kiss.

Today, 4pm and 7pm, free with registration, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

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Dubai

Comedy show

The Laughter Factory presents its final show of the month, featuring Dominic Holland, who identifies himself as “Spider-Man’s dad”, because his son Tom plays Peter Parker in the Marvel Universe; Kai Humphries (pictured), who brings his colloquial Geordie voice; and British comedian Addy Van Der Borgh, who combines storytelling, observations and theatrics.

Tonight, 9pm, Dh140, 21+, The Gramercy, DIFC, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Film festival

Attend screenings as part of the FrancOfilm Festival, which celebrates the French language with a selection of films from France, Luxembourg, Senegal, Belgium and Switzerland. The films are in French with English subtitles. Pictured: A still from the 2016 movie My Life as a Zucchini, which screens today at 6pm.

Daily until Saturday, 2pm and 6pm today; 2pm, 4pm and 7pm tomorrow, Dh25, Vox Cinemas, Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi; Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.voxcinemas.com

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Dubai

Super sale

Visit the new 3-day Super Sale, Dubai’s citywide retail initiative, and find a range of items from local, regional and international brands at low prices, with up to 90 per cent off. Prepare for summer holidays with a range of choices from top brands.

Today and tomorrow, various shopping venues across Dubai, www.3daysupersale.com

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Dubai

Cooking class

Register to take part in a culinary workshop at Dunes Delights tomorrow. Meet and mingle with other aspiring chefs as you learn to prepare an iftar spread of Arabic and Indian cuisines in this class led by sous chef Rajender Singh and hosted by Nazia Amberene (pictured), a culinary-arts professional. Learn about healthy eating during Ramadan and take home recipes, tips and tricks.

Tomorrow, 11am to 1pm, Dh50, Dunes Delights, Dunes Hotel Apartments, Oud Metha, Dubai, 056 400 1556, surya@dunesdubai.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See a showcase of works across six exhibitions by Ethiopian artist Workneh Bezu Kassa, featuring a variety of media, including acrylics, oils, pencils and watercolours that the artist describes as an expression of his soul and a way to speak to people. Pictured: An untitled work from the Crystal Lady series

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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Updated: May 19, 2017 04:00 AM

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