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Top 10: Register to take part in the Swim for Children open-water event, Halloween fun with Yalla Laughs and more
Register to take part in the Swim for Children open-water event as part of the Road to Awareness initiative by Marriott International in support of sustainable water and sanitation projects by Unicef. The race features a 1km swim off the beach at Le Méridien and shorter swims for most ages, abilities and teams. The grand finale is a 200-metre inflatable race free to all who have entered the other races, so bring your floaties.
November 11, 7.30am for the 1-km race; 8.15am for the 500-metre race; 8.45am for the 300-metre race, from Dh130, Le Meridién, Abu Dhabi, my1.raceresult.com
Celebrate Halloween with a comedy special from Yalla Laughs tonight and enjoy an evening of stand-up from top local performers including Erik Thornquist, Jon Boulton, Akshay Ahuja and Colin Armstrong. There will be special offers on food and drinks, plus, the resident band Once Duo will perform, and those in costume have the chance to win the Best Costume Contest.
Tonight, music from 7pm, comedy from 8pm, costume contest at 10pm, NRG, The Village, Le Meridién, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/yallalaughs
Book tickets now to see a screening of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone along with a live symphony orchestra performing the entire soundtrack, as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The film will be shown in high-definition on a 12-metre screen as John Williams’s score is performed by the 80-member Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
December 7 to 9, 8pm on December 7 and 8; 3pm on December 8 and 9, from Dh175, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Register to take part in the kimchi master class as part of the Korea Festival 2017. Kimchi master Kim Soon-ja will come from Korea to demonstrate Kim-jang, which is the preparation of kimchi, a signature Korean dish of pickled cabbage and seasoned vegetables – in a traditional manner. Experience kimchi culture and learn about the food’s history and health benefits. Kim-jang was inscribed on the list of Unesco intangible cultural heritage items in 2013.
November 15, 4pm, Korean Cultural Center, twofour54 campus; November 17, 4pm, National Theatre, Abu Dhabi, register at uae.korean-culture.org
Sign up to attend the Full Moon Friday yoga sessions hosted by 136.1 yoga studio, which includes five classes, such as classical hatha yoga and breath awareness, iyengar yoga, vinyasa flow, power yoga, full-moon meditation and sound-healing meditation.
Friday, 4pm to 7pm, Dh50 requested donation goes to support Dubai Cares, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai, 050 553 7765, www.yogafest.me
The film Only the Brave is based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of local Arizona firefighters who, through dedicated training and a fierce desire to protect their community, risk everything to become an elite team and protect their town from a wildfire. Biographical drama, starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connolly, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch, Alex Russell, Ben Hardy, Thad Luckinbill, Scot Foxx and Andie MacDowell.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (PG-15)
Club World Cup
Get tickets now for the FIFA Club World Cup, in which continental club champions, including hosts Al Jazira, Auckland City, CF Pachuca and defending champions Real Madrid, play for the tournament title.
December 6 to 16, 7pm on December 6 in Al Ain; 3pm on December 9 in Abu Dhabi; 4pm on December 12 in Al Ain; 7pm on December 13 in Abu Dhabi; 4pm on December 16 in Abu Dhabi, from Dh100, Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi; Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, www.ticketmaster.ae
See Amazing Dubai, a musical performance that takes audiences on a journey from the city’s humble beginnings as a small fishing community in the 1800s, to becoming 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.
Shows 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
Tabari Artspace presents the exhibition Silk Road by Egyptian contemporary artist Mohamed Abla that includes a selection of abstract works that synthesise calligraphy, collage and traditional Middle Eastern techniques in an exploration of folktales from North Africa, the Levant, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Pictured: The Lake
Daily until November 24, 10am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed Fridays and Saturdays), Tabari Artspace, The Gate Village Building 3, Level 2, DIFC, Dubai, 04 323 0820, www.tabariartspace.com
The quick-witted UK comedian Russell Kane will perform as part of the DXBLaughs comedy series. The award-winning performer is known for his acting roles as well as sold-out tours including the travel series Stupid Man, Smart Phone.
November 10, 9pm, Dh195, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6546, madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com