x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Five things to do today: catch the documentary Short Term 12 and celebrate Holi, the festival of colours

Our daily round-up of things to do in the UAE. Check out the Story Mile by Zayed University students and see the theatre production Juarez: A Documentary Mythology.

A scene from the documentary Short Term 12. Courtesy ADFF
A scene from the documentary Short Term 12. Courtesy ADFF

CATCH Short Term 12, told through the eyes of Grace, a supervisor at a foster-care home for at-risk teenagers. Grace herself is only in her 20s and when she comes into contact with Jayden, a troubled youth, secrets from her own past begin to surface. At 7pm, The Space, twofour54, Park Rotana Complex, Abu Dhabi, rsvp at adffatthespace-shortterm12.splashthat.com

STEP into a world of monsters and mythical creatures through stories, illustrations and narrations by Zayed University students. The Story Mile section of the Abu Dhabi Festival introduces Umm Al Duwais, Nagat El Eid and other characters through morality tales. At Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabifestival.ae

SEE the theatre production Juárez: A Documentary Mythology, about the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juárez, which in 2009 was termed the murder capital of the world because it was a crossroads in the United States-Mexico drug war. Free, for timings and to register for tickets go to nyuadjuarez.eventbrite.com, New York University Abu Dhabi, 5th St, Abu Dhabi

GET ready to celebrate Holi, the festival of colours, at Rang De 2014. The all-ages event promises plenty of fun, A-list music stars and Dubai’s best DJs. On Friday, March 14, from 10am to 6pm, Wonderland Theme & Water Park, Dubai, www.facebook.com/RangDeDubai

LET the children get creative at Maraya Art Centre’s Arts and Crafts programme. Open to 6- to 10-year olds. From 4.30pm to 6pm, today, March 24 or March 31, free, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Block E, third floor, Sharjah, www.maraya.ae, register at 06 556 6555 or rsvp@maraya.ae