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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 September 2018

10 things to do today: Visit Discover d3 at Dubai Design District, attend Ballet Under the Stars, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 26, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Al Ain

Cultural event

Attend an Evening at the Oasis as part of the Visit Al Ain annual programme of cultural activities and events. Celebrate the city’s past and vision for the future during a family evening featuring traditional performances, film screenings, plus food and fun.

Daily until Saturday, 6pm, Al Ain Oasis, www.visitalain.ae

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets now to see Michel Legrand (pictured), the Grammy and Academy Award-winning French composer, conductor and jazz pianist, who will perform at Dubai Opera. He won an Oscar for the song The Windmills of Your Mind from the score of The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).

February 23, 8pm, from Dh175, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Rebirth opens today at N2N Gallery. See works by two Ukrainian artists, Petro Bevza and Oleksiy Lytvynenko, which seek to expose the presence of miracles in everyday life through the symbols of flower buds and water. Lytvynenko’s Buds collection erases the boundaries between the micro and macro worlds. Fountains by Petro Bevza features water and the heritage of the fountains of ancient Rome. Pictured: Fountains by Petro Bevza

Opens today, then runs daily until March 1, 10am-10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), N2N Gallery, first floor, Nation Towers Galleria, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 055 283 2642, www.n2nartgallery.com

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Abu Dhabi

Australia Day

Plan to take the family to an Australia Day celebration, featuring traditional music, a kids’ activities area with bouncy castles, face-painting and games, an Australia-themed BBQ picnic and pool access, as well as live music from Sweet Chilli Jam (pictured).

Tomorrow, from 1pm, from Dh150 for Aussies Abroad members; from Dh200 for non-members, PJ O’Reilly’s, Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi, book at 800 101 101, restaurants.lrmad@lemeridien.com

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Nationwide

New movie

Catch a screening of the film Raees. Shah Rukh Khan stars as the title character, a bootlegger who builds an empire, making himself the most powerful man in the state. He gains popularity and the trust of the public with his cleverness and determination, but when he crosses paths with a brave police officer, he may have met his match. Hindi crime thriller, with English and Arabic subtitles, also starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)

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Dubai

Art event

Visit Discover d3 at Dubai Design District and meet the people, brands and businesses shaping the art and creativity neighbourhood. See the showrooms, galleries, offices and retail outlets, including a floral shop, print shop, coffee shop, photography studio, fashion houses and more. Plus, enjoy a programme of music and entertainment.

Tonight, 3pm to 10pm, free to attend, Dubai Design District, Dubai, www.dubaidesigndistrict.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Catch the opening of Inside/Outside in which Wissam Shawkhat showcases his style, which is referred to as Calligraform. The Iraqi artist works with precise forms of Arabic letters and abstract shapes generated by examining the geometry and spaces of each letter’s structure. Pictured: Through the Eyes of Letters

Opens today, 6pm to 9pm, then runs daily until March 7, 10am to 6pm daily, XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, 04 353 5383, www.xvagallery.com

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Dubai

Australia Day

Celebrate Australia Day at the Bogan Backyard Party at Brunswick Sports Club. Enjoy an authentic Australian BBQ with classic dishes as well as a specially made Bogan burger. Plus, take part in house-party games, a best-dressed Bogan competition, watch AFL games and enjoy music from resident DJs, Kevvy Fresh and Ben Echo, who will play the best of the Triple J Hottest 100 and Aussie classics.

Tonight, from 7pm, Brunswick Sports Club, Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 056 404 0685, www.facebook.com/brunswicksc

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Dubai

Ballet performance

Attend Ballet Under the Stars. Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino headline this event, held in association with The Covent Garden Dance Company. It will feature principle dancers and soloists from some of the world’s top dance companies, including Ksenia Ovsyanick, Zdenak Konvalina and Silvia Selvini, who will perform classical dances from renowned ballets.

Today and tomorrow, 7pm, from Dh750, Desert Palm Per Aquum, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Exhibition

Catch the final days of Nowherescapes. Alireza Masoumi explores emblematic landscape portrayal through oil paintings on canvas, and ballpoint works on paper, in works inspired by the rush of the metropolis and beauty of nature. Pictured: An untitled image by Alireza Masoumi

Daily until January 28, 10am to 7pm, (closed on Friday), The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 1367, www.thethirdline.com

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