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Top 10: See new film Brigsby Bear, brush up on your French and more
Diff365@Vox presents Brigsby Bear as part of its independent film series. James (Kyle Mooney), 25, was kidnapped as a baby and spent his life in a bunker where he watched the TV series The Adventures of Brigsby Bear, staged just for him. When he is rescued, he learns it wasn’t real and longs for the show, setting out to finish the story himself.
Daily until August 9, 10am; 12.15pm; 2.30pm; 4.45pm; 7pm; 9.15pm, Dh45, Cinema 9, Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.voxcinemas.com
Brush up on your language skills this summer by taking French lessons with Alliance Française Abu Dhabi. Registration is open until tomorrow for the new session of classes this week. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate, different levels are available with these top quality courses.
Starts August 1, then runs until August 23, Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi, register by tomorrow at 02 612 2900, www.afabudhabi.org
Bodytree Studio is offering the Freedom Package, which gives unlimited access to classes in yoga, Pilates, Xtend Barre, Bodytree Body and more. Get toned up with a variety of group classes. Advance booking is required due to limited spaces available in each class.
Package valid throughout the month of August, Dh795, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, firstname.lastname@example.org
Register your children ages 4-13 for the Vogue Fitness Summer Camp hosted by Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. The camp aims to encourage a healthy lifestyle and youngsters can learn key fitness skills from top trainers to improve their stamina. They can enjoy games and arts and crafts at the theme park, while making new friends.
August 20 to September 6, 10am to 2pm, Sundays to Wednesdays, Dh330 per day, Dh990 per week, Vogue Fitness, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 583 2380,
Take part in the weekly workshops at Al Ain Palace Museum exploring the history and heritage of traditional Emirati handicrafts. This includes telli embroidery, which uses gold, silver and brightly-coloured strings; khoos palm-leaf weaving for decorations and household items; and sadu weaving, which creates shelters and tents.
Runs until October 31, 10am to noon, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, free, Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Ain, www.visitabudhabi.ae
In Atomic Blonde, Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is a MI6 agent sent to Berlin during the last days of the Cold War to take down an espionage ring that murdered a fellow agent. She and David Percival (James McAvoy), a Berlin station chief, must thwart a threat to the West’s intelligence operations. Action, also starring John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Sofia Boutella and Eddie Marsan.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (15+)
Get tickets to see singer, pianist, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright perform at Dubai Opera. The Grammy-nominated artist has released seven studio albums and collaborated with Elton John, Joni Mitchell and more.
December 6, 8pm, from Dh295, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Children ages 1-5 will enjoy experiencing the world of children’s book creator Eric Carle at the British Orchard Nursery Summer Camp. The fun, educational weekly camp introduces children to concepts, values and skills through Carle’s popular stories such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Until September 7, 9am to 2pm, or 7.30am to 5.30pm, prices vary per branch, British Orchard Nursery, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, 800 773 724665 www.britishorchardnursery.com
Register your children for the autumn term of musical theatre and playwriting classes at Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company. All classes involve singing, dancing and acting, plus creating characters and scenes, culminating in a musical to perform in the annual showcase. The music ranges from Broadway shows to pop hits and the students write the story. Starts September 11, 4.30pm to 5.15pm on Sundays for ages 3-5; 5.30 to 6.30pm on Sundays for ages 6-10; 5pm to 7pm on Mondays for ages 11-13; 5pm to 7pm on Tuesdays for ages 9-11; 5pm to 7pm on Wednesdays for ages 14-17, from Dh1,150, James & Alex Dance Studios, Dubai Media City, email@example.com
Visit any Dubai Pizza Express this week for #StripesTogether. The one-week campaign aims to spread happiness during mealtimes. Whether you are a spouse, sibling, friend or colleague, if you’re in a pair and one of you wears stripes, such as a striped T-shirt, you will receive “two-for-one” deals on menu items.
Until Saturday, PizzaExpress locations across Dubai, 04 424 8076, www.pizzaexpress.ae