x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Five things to do today: go to a comedy show or go on the Al Ain Zoo Spring Safari

Plus: Check out the Popcornographic exhibition; head to Ductac for Made in Dubai art platform or ladies can get fit on the Yas F1 track.

The comedian Adam Bloom.
The comedian Adam Bloom.

enjoy great comedy from top comedians, including the Briton Adam Bloom (pictured), John Moloney, who has twice won Best Live Performer at The British Comedy Awards, and Mick Ferry, who performs regularly at The Comedy Store in London. Show starts at 9pm, Dh140, Heroes, Crowne Plaza, Abu Dhabi, 04 355 1862, www.thelaughterfactory.com, www.timeouttickets.com

See the exhibition Popcornographic, in which the Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin presents a new series of 15 paintings, all of which challenge conventional perceptions of what it is to be a woman and a Muslim in 21st-century Kuwait. The idea of “subjective censorship” is one that she returns to again and again. From 10am to 8pm, Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com

Head to Ductac for the annual alternative art platform Made in Dubai (MinD), which features work by local artists using contemporary media and conceptual approaches to art making. This year’s exhibition features works by 16 regional artists. From 9am to 10pm, free entry, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org

Sign your kids up for the Al Ain Zoo Spring Safari. Children ages 7 to 12 will enjoy a range of activities including meeting animal keepers, a treasure hunt, team-building games, tours, arts and crafts and more. April 7-11, 8am to 1pm, Dh250, Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain, 03 799 2444, education@awpr.ae

Spend the evening running, cycling or taking a sunset stroll on Yas Island’s F1 track. Go Yas happens on Wednesday nights and is open for ladies only. Or try group fitness activities including boot camp, Zumba, Pilates and running clinics. From 6pm to 9pm, free admission, ages 12+, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register for Go Yas at www.yasmarinacircuit.com


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