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Top 10: Attend the Echoes Abu Dhabi performances at Shabby Chic Cafe, women can get heart-health checks with Feel the Beat at City Centre Mirdif
Attend the Echoes Abu Dhabi open mic event tonight at Shabby Chic Cafe. The monthly jam features local performers in various genres such as music, poetry, spoken word and dance, who join together in expression and in elevating their creativity. Food and beverages are available for purchase in a retro-decor setting.
Tonight, from 6.30pm, Dh30, Shabby Chic Cafe, Golden Tower, near Al Mamoura building, Abu Dhabi, 02 445 3890, www.facebook.com/echoesabudhabi
Frankie’s Comedy Cellar is back, with the popular Dine and Laugh evening, featuring stand-up performances from top local and regional comedians. The fortnightly event features host Tai Paschall (pictured), Colin Armstrong, Grace Chng, Manju Naidu and Osman Rohail.
Tonight, from 7pm, free entry, Frankie’s, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, reservations at 02 654 3238
Register to attend two film screenings tomorrow by Cinema Space. The 1966 film Born Free by James Hill and Tom McGowan is based on the Joy Adamson novel about a Kenyan gamekeeper (Bill Travers) and his animal-loving wife (Virginia McKenna) who adopt a lion cub, Elsa, raise her and set her free. Memories of Murder is a 2003 South Korean film directed by Bong Joon-ho, about Hwaseong, a town near Seoul, where 10 women were murdered between 1986 and 1991. Police interrogate more than 3,000 suspects to try to catch the serial killer.
Tomorrow, 4pm for Born Free; 7pm for Memories of Murder, free with registration, Cinema Space, auditorium, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
In The Lego Ninjago Movie, six high-school friends are tasked with defending their island home, Ninjago, from monsters sent by evil Lord Garmadon (Justin Theroux). The warriors, trained by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), become highly skilled and have a fleet of vehicles and dragons to help them fight villains and monsters, but they may have more than one enemy. Animated action, also featuring the voices of Dave Franco, Fred Armisen, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson and Michael Peña.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (G)
Take part in the new Community Circuit class at an event hosted by Common Grounds cafe and The Warehouse Gym, at The Beach, JBR. The free, 45-minute class is led by certified trainer Brandon Pretorius and will focus on fitness and healthy eating. Take part in HIIT training including cardio sprints, push-ups and squats, and then enjoy a community breakfast that includes chia pudding glow cups, smoothies and more.
Today, 11am, The Warehouse Gym, JBR, Dubai, book at 04 368 4080, firstname.lastname@example.org
Get tickets to see a French-language performance of Le Petit Prince, presented by Culture Emulsion and based on the classic novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry that tells the story of a pilot stranded in the desert who meets a young boy, the little prince, who has fallen to Earth from an asteroid and who makes observations on life and human nature.
September 29, 11am and 2pm, from Dh145, 5+, Kilachand Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
As part of the Diff365@Vox series, catch a screening of the film Corporate, a socio-political thriller by Nicolas Silhol about the cut-throat world of business. Inspired by events in France’s current socio-economic climate, the film focuses on Emilie (Céline Sallette), a young HR manager who witnesses the suicide of a colleague, and the aftermath that she struggles with, balancing the needs of the staff with pressure from the powerful hierarchy.
Daily until October 4, 10.30am; 12.40pm; 2.50pm; 5pm; 7.20pm; 9.30pm, from Dh45, Cinema 9, Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, uae.voxcinemas.com
Majid Al Futtaim properties are hosting the regional health-awareness campaign Feel the Beat, with complimentary heart-health testing for women. Learn about cardiovascular disease prevention and early detection through BMI testing, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, cholesterol testing and more, at events taking place at shopping malls across the country in October.
Today and tomorrow, noon to 10pm, free, City Centre Mirdif, Dubai, feelthebeat.citycentremirdif.com
Enjoy a special screening of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone that features a live symphony orchestra performing the soundtrack to the film, as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The film will be shown in high-definition on a 40-foot screen as John Williams’s score is performed by the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès.
Tonight and tomorrow, 7.30pm on Friday, 5pm on Saturday, from Dh295, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. www.ticketmaster.ae
Children ages 5 and older are invited to take part in an acrylic painting workshop presented tomorrow by thejamjar at Dubai Design District (d3). Kids will be introduced to acrylic paint as a medium and will be shown how to use tools to achieve different effects such as texture, depth and layers. Artists who have used similar techniques will also be referenced. Additionally, Hosanna Lee presents a brush-lettering workshop at 10am at Craft Café for Dh250.
Tomorrow, 12.30pm to 1.30pm or 2pm to 3pm, free, ages 5 and older, Atrium 4, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai, www.dubaidesigndistrict.com