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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

10 things to do today: Visit Global Village, stock up on organic fruits and vegetables at the Ripe Organic Market, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 7, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Realism: Two Angels featuring works by Crimean husband and wife artists Andrey Dudchenko and Katerina Spirtus, who base their expression in realism, though interpreted in different ways, both iconographically and stylistically. Pictured: Princess’ Dress Is Already Small by Katerina Spirtus

Daily until January 10, 10am-10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), N2N Gallery, first floor, Nation Towers Galleria, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 055 283 2642, www.n2n-gallery.com

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Dubai

Family fun

Visit Global Village, the seasonal shopping event that features pavilions of wares from countries around the world. Enjoy a variety of entertainment options including a circus, stage shows with Angry Birds characters and the Global Village mascot Globo, cultural dances, stunt shows and more. Plus indulge in the tastes of delicacies from various regions.

Daily until April 8, 4pm-12am, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 4pm-1am on Thursdays and Fridays, Dh15, Global Village, 04 362 4114, www.globalvillage.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Concert

Get tickets now for the Vienna State Opera Gala Evening. As part of the Abu Dhabi Classics series, the musical ensemble associated with the history of European classical music will perform Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni, through which the composer portrays each character’s emotional state through music in both tragic and comedic sides of the story.

February 8, 7pm, from Dh100, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabiclassics.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Film screening

Reserve your spot to see the family-friendly film How to Steal a Dog as part of the Cinema Space series. This Korean film is about 10-year-old Ji-so, who lives in a pizza-delivery van with her mother and brother and dreams of a house of her own. When she sees a missing-pet flyer and realises that people will pay to have their pets returned, she and her best friend Chae-rang plan to steal the dog that belongs to the wealthy woman Ji-so’s mother works for. The film is based on Barbara O’Connor’s novel of the same name and has English subtitles.

Monday, 7.30pm, free with registration, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

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Nationwide

New movie

Catch a screening of the film Friend Request. When Laura, a college student active on social media, receives a friend request from Marina, an unknown girl online, she becomes obsessed with Marina’s online profile but soon discovers that her closest friends are dying one by one. Horror, starring Alycia Debnam-Carey, Brit Morgan and William Moseley.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)

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Sharjah

Art workshop

Register to take part in the antique geometric gold-leaf design workshop at Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah. Learn how to develop intricate calligraphy designs using bamboo pen on gold leaf, as well as different techniques for using gold leaf in artworks including calligraphy, picture frames, furniture, ceramics and more.

Tuesday, 5.30pm-7pm, Dh30, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, register at 06 556 6555, rsvp@maraya.ae

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets now to see Canadian rock musician Bryan Adams, who returns to Dubai on his Get Up tour. 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

Art exhibition

Rituals of Love is an exhibition by Syrian artist Waddah Al Sayed featuring 25 paintings that transport the viewer to a symbolist world of poetry and sweet reverie, full of suave colours and delicate shapes. Pictured: Aznar by Waddah Al Sayed

Daily until January 10, 10am-7pm, Sundays to Thursdays; 10.30am-4.30pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), Lamiatos Gallery, Podium Level P153, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, Dubai, 04 342 5243, www.lamiatosgallery.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In the exhibition Nowherescape, Alireza Masoumi explores emblematic landscape portrayal through oil paintings on canvas and ballpoint works on paper, in works influenced by abstract expressionists and inspired by the rush of the metropolis and the beauty of nature. Pictured: An untitled image by Alireza Masoumi

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

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Abu Dhabi

Organic market

Stock up on organic fruits and vegetables grown locally, as well as eggs, dairy, honey, dates, superfoods, breads and pantry items at the Ripe Organic Market. There will also be live cooking stations, artists, designers, live music, fitness workshops and more to entertain the whole family.

Today, 3pm-10pm, Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, www.ripeme.com

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