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Top 10: Catch the season-opener of Rooftop Rhythms, see a performance of Le Petit Prince, register to see two films at Cinema Space
Rooftop Rhythms opens its sixth season tonight with a poetry open-mic featuring established and emerging spoken word artists from the community, as well as music from DJ Allad (pictured). There will be refreshments available to buy. Performers are requested to register at the Rooftop Rhythms Group page on Facebook.
Tonight, 8pm, free with registration, The Marketplace, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org
Take part in a free Hiltonia Open Day tomorrow at Hiltonia Beach Club and enjoy a range of fitness activities including Zumba, aqua-cycling, indoor cycling, yoga, Pilates and boxing fitness. The event also features a variety of programmes for children.
Tomorrow, from 10am, free, Hiltonia Beach Club, Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 02 692 4324, www.facebook.com/HiltoniaBeachClub
Experience a performance by the award-winning group Hats Off to Led Zeppelin, one of the top Led Zeppelin tribute bands from the UK. The band will perform some of the 1970s group’s best-known hits and fan favourites, which may include Stairway to Heaven, Kashmir, Black Dog and Dancing Days.
Tomorrow, from 8pm, free entry, ages 15+, Hard Rock Cafe, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai, www.hardrock.com/dubai
Register to attend the film screenings tomorrow at Cinema Space. The Sound of Music is the classic 1965 musical starring Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as Captain von Trapp. It tells the story of the von Trapp family during the Second World War. The Tree of Wooden Clogs is a 1978 Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi about four families working for a landowner and the impoverished lives they live, close to nature, with one family making a deep sacrifice so their child can get an education.
Tomorrow, 3pm for The Sound of Music; 7pm for The Tree of Wooden Clogs, free with registration, Cinema Space, auditorium, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Visit the Kids’ Art Corner at Dalma Mall this weekend, where children can enjoy fun and educational activities that boost their creativity, imagination, fine motor skills, concentration and enhance logical thinking and confidence. Activities include sand art, noodle art, foam art, puzzles, glitter tattoos, styrofoam wall decoration, noodle photo frames, mask-decorating, candle-dipping and more.
Today, 6pm to 10pm, Dalma Mall, Mussaffah, Abu Dhabi, www.dalmamall.ae
Sign up to take part in a Dance Pop-Up: Leap, Shift & Jump to the African Beat at Bodytree Studio. Experience a 90-minute rhythmic workshop led by Lana Goliath that will show you how to undulate your spine, lengthen your body and extend your capabilities. Participants will develop a deepened awareness of their bodies through rhythm, movement, breath and imagination. The workshop is suitable for all levels.
Tomorrow, 12.30pm to 2pm, Dh100, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attend a French-language performance of Le Petit Prince by Culture Emulsion and based on the classic novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. It tells the story of a pilot stranded in the desert who meets a young boy, the little prince, who fell from an asteroid to Earth and makes observations of life and human nature.
Today, 11am and 2pm, from Dh145, 5+, Kilachand Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
Register to take part in Introduction to Acting for Adults at Ductac, which is taught by Sol Abiad, who will lead participants in a fun, professional theatre setting. Hone your performance skills and stretch your imagination as you explore topics such as improvisation, voice and movement, Shakespeare for beginners, character development, scene study and presentation style. The course is open to new and experienced thespians.
Starts Monday, 7.45pm to 9.45pm, Mondays and Wednesdays until October 11, Dh1,200, Kilachand Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
The exhibition She Rises presented by local artist Budour Al Ali celebrates female empowerment and marks Emirati Women’s Day, which was on August 28. Al Ali’s new collection of 12 paintings capture the heritage and beauty of the UAE as well as the strength of women in the Arab and Muslim world.
Daily until December 15, open all day, first floor, Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Dubai
Get tickets now to see Amazing Dubai, a musical performance that takes audiences on a journey from city’s beginnings as a small fishing community in the 1800s to one of the world’s most modern metropolises. The multinational cast presents an upbeat script and production that will run twice a day, year round, sharing the story of the resilience and strength of the Emiratis and their leaders’ vision to triumph against all odds.
Opens October 4, noon and 2.30pm daily except Fridays, from Dh100; from Dh75 for UAE residents with Emirates ID, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6546, madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com