x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 January 2018

Five things to do today: Take your child to the cinema or get creative with your writing

Our round-up of activities to try today.

The Terry Fox Run in Dubai last year was a great success. Courtesy Dubai Terry Fox Run
The Terry Fox Run in Dubai last year was a great success. Courtesy Dubai Terry Fox Run

1 Sign up to participate in the Dubai Terry Fox Run on Friday. Participation is more important than completing the set distance of 8km. It’s one of the UAE’s foremost charity fund-raisers and 8,000 participants are expected. Registration is at 7.30am, run begins at 8.30am and ends at noon, Dubai Festival City, www.dubaiterryfoxrun.org, www.facebook.com/dubaiterryfoxrun

2 Keep your complexion healthy and natural-looking. This month at Art & Coffee Morning, Bobbi Brown cosmetics will present “Secret to Perfect Skin”, with tips ranging from caring for skin to applying foundation. From 11am to 1pm, Dh40, Art Couture at Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, to register email art@artcoutureuae.com, 04 601 0101, www.artcoutureuae.com

3 Watch The Croods with your baby. The Mother & Baby Timings at CineRoyal theatres let mums watch the latest films without worrying about their babies disrupting the experience for others. The Croods, 10.15am, Khalidiyah Mall; Zambezia, 10.35am, Dalma Mall. Sky Force, 11am, Khalidiya Mall and Dalma Mall. Abu Dhabi, www.cineroyal.ae

4 Take part in The Desert Monologues, a course that includes drama-based activities and workshops on scriptwriting and improvisation, ending with performances at Ductac. Starting on May 2 and 27, Thursdays 7.30pm to 9.30pm or Saturdays 3pm to5pm, both classes run until June 6, Dh1,800 for the basic package, Dh2,500 for the professional package, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, and The Courtyard Playhouse, The Courtyard, Al Quoz, Dubai, tiffany@dramaworkshopsdubai.com, 050 986 1761

5 Catch the last day of the art exhibition Open Wounds. From 10am to 10pm, The Empty Quarter, Building 2, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, 04 323 1210, www.theemptyquarter.com


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