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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

10 things to do today: visit Abu Dhabi Science Festival, craft and ripe markets

Your guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for November 18, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Craft market

Visit upMarket, the pop-up boutique that showcases a wide range of products, including beach kaftans, summer sandals, clutches, swimwear, beach bags and homewares.

Today, 1-6pm, free entrance, Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Abu Dhabi, www.tinybeanevents.com

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ event

Attend the Abu Dhabi Science Festival and learn about the wondrous world of science in workshops, shows, exhibits and activities designed for specific age groups. Activities in Abu Dhabi include workshops such as Secrets of Space and Digital Playground. Al Ain events include Dig Up a Dinosaur and Body Builders.

Daily until November 26, 4-9pm on weekdays; 4-10pm on Thursdays; 2-10pm on Fridays; 2-9pm on Saturdays, Dh5 for adults; Dh10 for children 5 and older; free for ages 4 and younger, Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi; Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain, www.abudhabisciencefestival.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Organic market

Spend the day at Venetian Village and shop the one-day-only, pop-up Ripe Market, where you can find locally harvested organic produce, plus brows the offerings of talented artisan, crafters, jewellers and designers as well as fun live musics.

Today, 2pm to 9pm, Venetian Village, The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Abu Dhabi, www.ripeme.com

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Nationwide

New movie

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is based on the 2001 book of the same name by JK Rowling, who also wrote the film’s screenplay. A spin-off of the Harry Potter series, the film stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, an employee at the Ministry of Magic, who travels around the world researching beasts to be included in a book he writes that eventually becomes part of Harry Potter’s required reading at Hogwart’s. Fantasy film, also starring Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp, Gemma Chan, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell and Zoe Kravitz.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE, including Star Cinemas, Cinemacity, Cine Royal Cinemas, Reel Cinemas, Vox Cinemas and Novo Cinemas. (PG-13)

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Abu Dhabi

Festive market

Visit the annual Feline Friends Winter Festival, which aims to create awareness for support of the street cats of Abu Dhabi with a fun day out featuring more than 100 vendors selling art and handicrafts for Christmas and holiday shopping. There will also be entertainment from choirs and singing groups, raffles, food stalls, a children’s activity corner, and even a visit from Santa Claus. Plus, it will snow every 20 minutes.

Today, 1pm to 8pm, free entry, football ground at American International School of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, www.felinefriendsfestival.com

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Dubai

Performances

Celebrate Ductac’s 10th anniversary this weekend with open sessions, live performances, a market, food and beverages and more. Today features free outdoor art workshops for adults and children, live performances, street art demonstrations and more. Tomorrow there are more open sessions, where you can visit the studios and take part in classes, plus find handmade goods at the market, and enjoy live performances and poetry, street art and more.

Today and tomorrow, noon-6pm, Ductac, Level 2, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org

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Dubai

Motivational talk

Get tickets now to attend Night of Hope with Nick, a motivational speech with Australian speaker Nick Vujicic, who was born with phocomelia, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of arms and legs. Vujicic’s speech will inspire attendees to never give up and will give young people the courage and tools to overcome adversity.

Tonight, 7pm to 10pm, Dh150, The Dome, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Electronic dance music concert

Experience the electronic-music series Groove on the Grass featuring the theme Expanding Horizons and showcasing performers Mano Le Tough, Agoria, DJ Magda, DJ Hell and Matias Aguayo and Nastia along with art, fashion and food offerings.

Today, 5pm-3am, from Dh180, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, www.grooveonthegrass.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Plan to visit At 9:15am Sunday 28 May, 1967, an exhibition by Reza Aramesh that presents a sculptural exhibition that specifies the time and date of a particular event, but not the location, allowing the viewer to be part of the intimacy of the scene, searching to find the commonality of human suffering. Pictured: Action 186

Daily until January 4, 10am-7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Leila Heller Gallery, I-87, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 056 831 3520, www.leilahellergallery.com

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Dubai

Film screening

See a special tribute screening of the 2015 drama Fataat El Masnaa (Factory Girl) in memory of the Egyptian filmmaker Mohamad Khan, who passed away earlier this year. Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue present the film, directed by Khan, as part of the Work in Progress series. The film is about Hayam (Yasmin Raeis), a poor young woman who works in a factory, whose new supervisor becomes attracted to her. Hayam sees a chance to move up in life, but there’s a price to pay.

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

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