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Top 10: Catch a screening of the film Les Petits Chats, embark on a private tour Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory, and more
Catch a screening of the film Les Petits Chats as part of the Warehouse421 summer camp programme. The 2015 Egyptian documentary, directed by Sherif Nakhla, focuses on the famous 1960s band Les Petits Chats, who reunited for a performance in spring of 2010. The film provides an insight into the bandmembers’ lives from their glory days to their break-up in the 1980s. The film also includes interviews with major celebrities, including Ezzat Abu Ouf, Omar Khairat, Sobhy Bedeir, Samir Sabri and Mohamed Salmawy.
Tomorrow, 8pm to 10pm, free with registration, ages 16+, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, register at www.warehouse421.ae
Jab Harry Met Sejal stars Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma as Harry and Sejal, who are travelling across Europe to search for Sejal’s engagement ring, and the experiences that help them get to know each other better. Hindi romantic comedy, with English and Arabic subtitles, also starring Aru Krishansh Verma, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Evelyn Sharma.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (TBA)
Register for the next Yalla Laughs comedy workshop and hone your stand-up skills. Learn how to boost your confidence, creativity and imagination, plus gain the skills needed to hold a room, deal with hecklers and structure your set. You’ll get constructive feedback on your material and develop a five-minute performance to showcase your talent at a Yalla Laughs event in September.
August 19, 10am to noon, Dh800, Le Meridien, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yallalaughs.com
Visit Bawadi Mall in Al Ain and see Talents Around the World as part of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season programme. The family-friendly shows run four times daily and feature professional performers from around the world, including dancers, acrobats, UV light dancing, Irish dancing, shadow theatre and more.
Daily until August 31, 5pm to 10pm, Main Atrium, Bawadi Mall, Al Ain, www.abudhabisummerseason.ae
Embark on a fun, delicious private tour Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory for a dose of nostalgia. The FuzziTour starts with a brief history of the shop, followed by a trivia quiz about favourite retro candies, a chance to sample homemade FuzziTreats, a live caramel-making show, and finally decorate our own chocolate-dipped pretzels with toppings.
Tours cost Dh50 for 30 minutes, Dh100 for 60 minutes or Dh125 for 90 minutes. Open daily, 10am to midnight, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to 1am, Thursdays to Saturdays, The Beach opposite JBR, Dubai; 3pm to 11pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 3pm to midnight, Thursdays and Fridays, Riverland, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai, fuzziwigsuae.com
Get tickets now to see Trevor Noah perform live at du Forum as part of his international Around the World tour. The best-selling author and host of The Daily Show, previously headlined the Dubai Comedy Festival in 2015.
December 15, 7.30pm, from Dh280, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae
Register your kids for The Magic Camp for ages 4 to 12, and Magic Workshop for ages 13 to 16 with family magician Magic Phil at Ductac for a chance to learn the secrets of the intriguing world of illusion. Children ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 12 will make props from scratch and learn some easy-to-master tricks. Teenagers between 13 to 16 will receive their own magic kit and pack of cards.
Sunday and Monday, 9.30am to 12.30pm for ages 4 to 7, Dh400; Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am to 12.30pm for ages 8 to 12, Dh600; Sunday and Thursday, 1pm to 4pm for ages 13 to 16, Dh1,200, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
Leila Heller Gallery presents Surface Issues, a group exhibition by Maximillian William featuring new works by contemporary artists who articulate the power that art has in simultaneously informing and misleading us, while concealing a deeper understanding just beneath the surface.
Daily until August 31, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Leila Heller Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 056 831 3520, www.leilahellergallery.com
City Walk presents the aquatic-themed indoor attraction, Under the Sea, as part of Dubai Summer Surprises. At the Mermaid’s Hideout, children can explore experiential zones such as sand art, popsicle stick art and live magic and more. Little detectives can win prizes and gain access to the Hideout by taking part in a sea-themed treasure hunt. Live shows featuring acrobatic sea creatures and a mermaid take place on weekends at 4.30pm, 7.30pm and 9pm.
Open 4pm to 10pm on weekdays; 2pm to 10pm on weekends, free for two children and two adults with a minimum spend of Dh200 at any retail, leisure and food outlet across City Walk, Under the Sea located beside Hub Zero, City Walk, Dubai, www.facebook.com/CityWalkDubai
Celebrate the game of cricket at Bollywood Parks Dubai with a ride on The Lagaan: Thrill of Victory 4-D rollercoaster. Join Bhuvan and his team in a game against the British Raj from the hit movie Lagaan through state-of-the-art motion-ride theatre, where you can experience the view of a moving cricket ball. The Lagaan zone also includes a mini-carnival-style kids’ area with rides and games for the whole family.
Open 3pm to 10pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 3pm to 11pm, Thursdays and Fridays, from Dh85 when purchased online, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai, www.bollywoodparksdubai.com