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Top 10: Reel Palestine screenings continue with Fire at Sea, attend a talk on creative thinking as part of the Flow Talk Series, and more
Fire at Sea is presented at Manarat Al Saadiyat by Cinema Akil in collaboration with Reel Palestine. The 2016 Gianfranco Rosi documentary is a portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, 150 miles south of Sicily, which has become the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees hoping to make a new life in Europe. One of the main focuses of the film is 12-year-old Samuele, a local Lampedusa boy, and his life on the island.
Tonight, 7.30pm, free on a first-come, first-seated basis, Cinema Akil, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.reelpalestine.org
As part of the Abu Dhabi Classics series, Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho performs two recitals, featuring a programme of Beethoven, Debussy and Chopin at the Arts Centre at NYUAD, and then selections from Schumann, Beethoven, Debussy and Chopin at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab.
February 7-8, doors open at 7pm; concert starts at 8pm on February 7, The Arts Center, NYU Abu Dhabi; doors open at 7pm; concert starts at 8pm on February 8, Anantara Qasr Al Sarab, Abu Dhabi, from Dh105, www.ticketmaster.ae
TrainYas, by Daman ActiveLife, is a weekly event that lets you get fit or stay fit this winter with a walk, jog, run or bike around the 5.55-kilometre track. Rent bikes and helmets from Fun Ride Sports or take advantage of the 400 bikes available to borrow from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Tuesdays, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com
Visit Grey Noise gallery to see Fahd Burki’s exhibition Momentary Structures and Five Intervals. Twelve small paintings on paper make up Momentary Structures, in which the artist explores movement and transience. Five Intervals is a series of chalky tones on canvas that can be interpreted as an untroubled moment.
Daily until February 10, 11am-7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Grey Noise, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 379 0764, www.greynoise.org
XVA Gallery present Interlud, an exhibition by husband and wife artists Gazmend Kalemi and Miriam Humer, whose works were created separately but developed together. This collection of the artists’ works represents the pivotal moment when their practise changed and new types of works were produced, in particular Kalemi’s abstract watercolours on paper and Humer’s use of recycled and new materials in geometric patterns.
Daily until March 4, 10am-6pm daily, XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, 04 353 5383, www.xvagallery.com
The Creative Leader: Mindsets and Methodologies for Innovation is part of the Flow Talk Series at Flow healthy eating and creative hub. Sharif Maghraby, an innovation coach at Winnovate, will share ideas for businesses and people focusing on positive psychology and design thinking, a creative strategy for problem solving.
Tonight, 7pm, free, Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 055 293 4430, register at www.flowdubai.com/events
Book tickets for the Live on the Lake – Remix 92, a concert featuring nine artists performing hits from the 1990s, including B*Witched (C’est la vie), 2 Unlimited (No Limit), Corona (Rhythm of the Night), Black Box (Ride on Time), Urban Cookie Collective (The Key) and Liberty (Just a Little), plus 1990s sets from DJ Tim Cheddar.
February 2, doors open at 1pm, from Dh225, Irish Village, Al Garhoud, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Book tickets to see 1990s pop group Steps, who will perform for one night only at Dubai Opera. Members Claire, Faye, Lee and Lisa present their best-loved hits as well as songs from their new album, Tears on the Dancefloor, which marks their 20th anniversary. Hits include Tragedy, Deeper Shade of Blue and 5, 6, 7, 8.
April 27, 8pm, from Dh275, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
In the Making – an exhibition curated for the Design Museum by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby – shows more than 20 objects mid-manufacture, putting the aesthetic of the unfinished in the spotlight. Items include tennis balls, banknotes, coins, diamonds and a cricket bat. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of the production processes of everyday objects, before they assume their final, recognisable form.
Daily until February 11, 10am to 8pm, Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae
Celebrate Emirati heritage, traditional skills and crafts with the interactive handicrafts sessions at Al Jahili Fort presented by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. Learn how to use elements of the environment to create crafts and learn the traditional arts of Emiratis as well as the homemade crafts that aided trade and daily life.
Tuesdays, 11am to 1pm, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, www.visitalain.ae