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Top 10: Attend Weekends at the Oasis in Al Ain, see a performance of Nanta as part of Korea Festival, head to Rise at Dubai Creek Harbour for family activities
Attend Weekends at the Oasis in Al Ain as part of the Al Ain Cultural Calendar presented by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. The curated programme of activities includes workshops for adults and children, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, a communal market featuring traditional and modern handmade products and produce, horse riding, food-truck dining, movies and TV-show screenings and more.
Fridays and Saturdays until the end of March, 2pm to midnight, free entrance, Western Plaza, Al Ain Oasis, Al Ain, www.visitalain.ae
Cinema Space presents two films tomorrow. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a restored 1943 film about war, love, ageing and obsolescence, starring Roger Livesey as English Major General Clive Wynne-Candy, as well as Anton Walbrook as a German friend and Deborah Kerr in multiple roles as their love interests. Elevator to the Gallows is a restored 1958 film noir starring Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet as a couple who plan to commit murder before they discover a detective is on their tail.
Tomorrow, 3pm for The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp; 7pm for Elevator to the Gallows, free with registration, Cinema Space, auditorium, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Enjoy a variety of authentic street food menus from food trucks at tomorrow’s Food Truck Jam on the grass at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. The Truckers DXB event offers a “backyard party” experience and promises cool vibes with chilled-out music, a live band, craft market and activities for children.
Tomorrow, 4pm to 11pm, free entry, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.truckers.ae
Abu Dhabi & Al Ain
Catch the final days of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival, with activities to spark the imagination of the nation’s youth in science and technology. Hands-on and interactive workshops for various age groups focus on topics such as animal conservation, aerodynamics, chemistry, archaeology and construction, and enable kids to make slime, work with animals, create an airball-basketball device and much more. You can also see live demonstrations and enjoy a performance by the Ministry of Science team at Khalifa Park.
Today and tomorrow, 2pm to 10pm, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi; 2pm to 8pm, Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain, Dh5 for adults; Dh10 for children ages 5 to 15; free for children younger than 5, www.abudhabisciencefestival.ae
Enjoy the annual Festival Family Fair presented by ExpatWoman and get some holiday shopping done at the crafters market. There will also be carols, entertainment, food trucks and children can take part in entertaining activities including a visit to Santa’s grotto and Santa’s Parade.
Tomorrow, 10am to 5pm, free entry, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Dubai, www.expatwoman.com
Suspended Time is a series of short films presented as part of the programme for the While We Wait exhibition, which is about the cultural claim over nature in Palestine. The shorts share the perceptions and feelings of nine filmmakers, including Yazan Khalili and Assem Nasser, and focus on understanding the status quo of image production 20 years after the signing of the Oslo Accords.
Tonight, from 7pm to 9pm, The Yard, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.alserkalavenue.ae
Abu Dhabi & Al Ain
Attend a performance of Nanta as part of Korea Festival 2017. The musical performance features reckless rhythms using kitchen utensils such as knives, that are transformed into percussion instruments. Combined with a comedic stage show about another busy day in the kitchen, the show was the first Asian musical to debut on Broadway. Expect an acrobatic cooking event complete with a surprise wedding, as well as a dumpling challenge.
Today, 6pm, National Theatre, Abu Dhabi; Monday, 5pm, CEC in Al Ain, free, register to attend at www.koreafestivaluae.com
See the 1963 film Cleopatra as part of the Cinema Akil series of outdoor screenings entitled Jewels of Cinema. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison and charts the fiery relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony. It will be screened on the rooftop terrace with views of the Dubai skyline and introduced by an art historian from L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels, who will share their insights on the film’s historical context of the jewellery content.
Tomorrow, 6.30pm, free entry, Hai, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai, reservations at 800 82625333
Literaturhaus at Nadi presents a performance by Jumana Emil Abboud as an introduction to her new book In Aching Agony and Longing I Wait for You By the Spring of Thieves. She will read a series of stories and poems inspired by Palestinian folk tales and share her visual art. The event is moderated by Kevin Jones.
Tomorrow, 4pm to 5pm, free with reservation, Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, reserve your spot at email@example.com
Head to Rise: Dubai Creek Harbour – a showcase of lifestyle experiences featuring live music, a children’s play park, fitness classes, food trucks, street performers, kids’ activities, a retail market, abra rides on Dubai Creek and sweeping views of the Downtown Dubai skyline.
Fridays and Saturdays until March 31, noon to evening, Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai, risedubaicreekharbour.com