x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Five things to do today: Celebrate Children's Day or watch Malcolm X and Blue Flame Movie Night

Attend Dubai Drama Group's God of Carnage or sign up for a series of lectures on the history of jazz music.

Children's Day will be celebrated in Dubai on Friday. Courtesy Nilufer Ayvaz Mechielsen
Children's Day will be celebrated in Dubai on Friday. Courtesy Nilufer Ayvaz Mechielsen

plan to celebrate the 4th Children's Day in Dubai tomorrow. Children will perform their national dances in traditional costumes. The event originated in Turkey to encourage interaction among children of different nationalities and backgrounds and to enhance understanding and friendship among them. A donation will be made to the Dubai Autism Centre. April 26, 2pm, Dh30, American University in Dubai, Auditorium, 050 163 2414 or childrensdaydubai2013@gmail.com

watch the film Malcolm X starring Denzel Washington (1992) at Blue Flame Movie Night in the intimate Jumeirah Creekside screening room while snacking on popcorn and candy floss. During the screening you will be served a tasteful three-course dinner from Blue Flame. 7pm, from Dh190, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, for reservations 04 230 8580, jchblueflamerestaurant@jumeirah.com

create your own piece of silver art. The British silversmith Don Sankey leads six-week classes (Dh1,020) as well as four-hour workshops (Dh450). Silver costs extra but all tools are provided. Classes run in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, check www.dssilversmith.com for locations and timings

catch God of Carnage, Dubai Drama Group's production of Yasmina Reza's dark comedy, which will challenge your opinions of adult civilised behaviour, 8pm, thejamjar, Street 17A, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

sign up to learn more about the history of jazz music. The musician and lecturer David Lesserwill lead five sessions on consecutive Tuesdays, highlighting one of the most innovative and enduring forms of popular music. Topics include jazz's early years and the big band era. May 7-June 4, 7.30-8.30pm, Dh100 per class, 15+ only, Art Sawa, Dubai, 04 340 8660, www.artsawa.com

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