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Top 10: See a 'gallery takeover' at Lawrie Shabibi of Ghanian art, take your children to the new Music Monkeys classes in Al Ain, and more
Lawrie Shabibi welcomes a “gallery takeover” by Gallery 1957 from Accra, Ghana, featuring The Displaced, a solo exhibition of pastels and a video installation by Serge Attukwei Clottey, followed by a joint exhibition by Gerald Chukwuma, who uses everyday materials to explore the process of migration, and Yaw Owusu, whose sculptural installations made of coins question Ghana’s infrastructure development failures. Pictured: Too Far From Home by Serge Attukwei Clottey
Daily until March 1, 10am to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9906, www.lawrieshabibi.com
Register to participate in the Al Ain Zoo Run, which features various distances – 2.5kilometres, 5km and 10km – that run through the winding paths past flamingos, zebras, camels, giraffes, lions and chimpanzees. The event is open to all ages and fitness abilities.
February 3, 7am, from Dh50 for run-only; Dh100 for run with post-run breakfast, Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain, www.adsc.ae/events
Book tickets now for MyBeautyFest, an event that features celebrity meet-and-greets, industry influencers and bloggers, and a selection of beauty brands from around the world. Get to know the latest trends, take part in activities including masterclasses, demonstrations, panel discussions, interactive sessions, product launches, competitions and more. Plus, there will be music and entertainment.
March 9 to 10, noon to 10pm, from Dh150, Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Register your little ones for the newly launched Music Monkeys classes in Al Ain. Children ages 3 months to 4 years will enjoy the stimulating, interactive music and movement classes, where they are exposed to songs and rhymes, and they can experiment with instruments, take part in parachute and bubbles play and engage in story time.
Sundays and Thursdays, various timings for various ages, from Dh60 per 30-minute class for Sundays, Al Ain Golf Club; from Dh540 per term for Thursday classes includes 30-minutes of play time at Cheeky Monkeys, Al Ain Mall, Al Ain, email@example.com
Book tickets for the poetry open-mic night presented by Rooftop Rhythms, and enjoy an inspirational, thought-provoking evening featuring top established and emerging spoken-word and performing artists. The event is open to all ages, and the performance list is open on a first-come, first-served basis on the Rooftop Rhythms group page on Facebook.
Friday, 8pm, free with reservation, The Marketplace, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org
Start your week with a walk, jog, run or ride around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit at StartYas, a free community health initiative presented by Daman ActiveLife. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the cooler evening weather and get fit or stay fit this winter. Rent bikes and helmets from Fun Ride Sports or take advantage of the 400 bikes made available to borrow every week from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Register for free online.
Sundays, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com
Carbon 12 presents We Love Them All by Michael Sailstorfer, who continues his mask series with ceramic works that are stylised in a nod to Oceanic and African art with primitive and post-apocalyptic themes. Pictured: MC6
Daily until March 4, 11.30am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Carbon 12, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 340 6016, www.carbon12dubai.com
Book tickets to see award-winning English pop singer Dua Lipa perform in Abu Dhabi. Nominated for five Brit Awards, her hits include New Rules, Be the One, No Lie and Lost in Your Light.
February 24, gates open at 7pm, from Dh265, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae
Register to take part in the Discover Your Light – A Wellbeing Event open day at The LightHouse Arabia, which features a full day of interactive workshops, informal discussions and activities that aim to enhance well-being and mindfulness. There will be free check-ups, personal development stands, mind and body activities, healthy snacks and a kids’ zone.
Saturday, 10am to 3pm, from Dh105 for ages 12+; free for ages 4 to 11, Center for Wellbeing, The LightHouse, 821 Al Wasl Road, Al Safa 2, Dubai, 04 380 2088, www.lighthousearabia.com/events
(Un)conscious: A Series of Small Serendipities is a group exhibition by five artists who showcase works that use a simple visual element – the line – in repetitive gestures, forms, techniques and materials. Pictured: An untitled image by Abdelkader Benchamma
Daily until March 3, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 5052, www.ivde.net