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Top 10: See Central Station at Cinema Space, get fit at Mall of the Emirates and celebrate the harvest festival Onam at Mazina
Catch a screening of Central Station presented by Cinema Space. The 1998 Brazilian film directed by Walter Salles is about Josue (Vinicius de Olivera), a young boy in Rio de Janeiro who witnesses his mother’s accidental death and is taken into the care of Dora (Fernanda Montenegro), a retired schoolteacher. Although the two are at first distrustful of each other, they must set aside their differences to travel from the city to a remote part of the country in search of the Josue’s father.
Tonight, 7.30pm, free with registration, Cinema Space, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Register your toddler for the Kindermusik classes at Bodytree Studio. The early childhood music classes are designed to help children ages six months to three years develop and enhance speech, syntax and pre-literacy through simple songs and chants.
Wednesdays, 10am to 10.45am, Dh65 per class, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, email@example.com
Captain Underpants, based on the bestselling book series, tells the story of fourth-grade pranksters George and Harold (voiced by Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch), who hypnotise their school principal Mr Krupp (Ed Helms) and make him think he’s a superhero called Captain Underpants. Animated adventure, also featuring the voices of Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal and Brian Posehn.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (G)
Catch the final days of Plane Maker, in which Amba Sayal-Bennett presents drawings, sculptures and a projection as a series of invitations. She explores how through interpretative process, a referent is created, which is the viewer’s insinuation or experience.
Daily until Tuesday, 11.30am-7pm, Saturday to Thursday (closed Fridays), Carbon 12, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 340 6016, www.carbon12dubai.com
Take part in a new fitness initiative presented by Mall of the Emirates, MOE Active, which features complimentary classes throughout the week with options to suit various levels. Led by qualified staff, the morning workouts are free and have been curated by FlyWheel Dubai indoor cycling to challenge participants. Classes include FlyWheel, FlyBarre, Mall Walkers and Mall Circuits.
Sundays to Thursdays, 8.30am, meet at Ski Dubai foyer, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, register at www.malloftheemirates.com/moe-active
Register to take part in Aerial Yoga, Raw Mylk ‘n’ Cookies Workshop, the second Fit & Flourish event hosted by #theADmovement. The ladies-only health series introduces participants to fun fitness sessions followed by a nutritious meal.
September 15, 10am to 12.15pm for the workshop; 12.15pm to 1.30pm for the healthy brunch, Dh220, The Studio, Abu Dhabi, theadmovement.eventbrite.com
Get tickets now to see Trevor Noah perform live at du Forum as part of his international Around the World tour. The host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show released his first book, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood last year to wide critical acclaim, and has performed stand-up in the UAE, including headlining the Dubai Comedy Festival in 2015.
December 15, 7.30pm, from Dh395, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae
Plan to celebrate Onam, the harvest festival in Kerala, India, with the Onasadhya Food Festival at Mazina and enjoy a lavish traditional vegetarian feast of fresh seasonal vegetables served on silver platters, including Kalan, which is banana cooked with coconut paste and spices; Erissery, banana or yam cooked with coconut paste and dal; and Ela Ada, rice flour cake with a jaggery coconut stuffing steamed in banana leaves.
Daily until September 6, 7pm to 11pm, from Dh175, Mazina, lobby level, Address Dubai Marina, Dubai, 04 888 3444, firstname.lastname@example.org
Register your children for the autumn term of musical theatre and playwriting classes at Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company. All classes involve singing, dancing and acting, plus creating characters and scenes, culminating in a musical that children will perform in the annual showcase. Music ranges from Broadway shows to pop hits, and the students write the story.
Starts September 10, 4.30pm to 5.15pm on Sundays for ages 3-5; 5.30 to 6.30pm on Sundays for ages 6-10; 5pm to 7pm on Mondays for ages 11-13; 5pm to 7pm on Tuesdays for ages 9-11; 5pm to 7pm on Wednesdays for ages 14-17, from Dh1,150, James & Alex Dance Studios, Dubai Media City, email@example.com
Plan to celebrate Eid Al Adha at Splash ‘n’ Party with a kids’ carnival featuring splash pads and water slides, plus activities and entertainment with water soakers and water balloons. Limited slots are available each day, so parents are encouraged to book in advance. There are kids’ meals and other refreshments available.
Friday to Sunday, 3pm to 9pm, from Dh100, Splash ‘n’ Party, Villa 1, Street 8A, Al Safa 2, Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 388 3008, www.splashnparty.ae