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Top 10: See film Patti Cake$ as part of Diff365@Vox, register for a body transformation programme with GetFit Chick, and more
Catch a screening of the film Patti Cake$ as part of the Diff365@Vox series. The coming-of-age film by Geremy Jasper tells the story of suburban New Jersey rapper Patricia “Killa P” Dombrowski (Danielle MacDonald), whose passion for her craft isn’t taken seriously by her competitors or even some of those closest to her. A classic underdog story, the film follows Patricia’s quest for love and fame with energy, humour and slick beats. The film also stars Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay and Cathy Moriarty. The film is rated 15+.
Daily until September 20, from Dh45, Cinema 9, Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, uae.voxcinemas.com
My Cousin Rachel tells the story of Philip (Sam Claflin), a young Englishman who plots revenge against his cousin’s beautiful wife, Rachel (Rachel Weisz), who he believes murdered his cousin. But his feelings become complicated when he finds himself falling for her charm. The film is based on the Daphne du Maurier novel of the same name. Drama, also starring Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger, Andrew Havill, Katherine Pearce and Poppy Lee Friar.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (PG-15)
Register your children, ages 4 to 16, for the new Zayed Academy football programme at Zayed Sports City, which opens today. Three streams of skill sets are available for novice, enthusiast and elite footballers, including fundamentals, developmental and high-performance training session for age-specific groups led by Uefa-accredited coaches.
Runs until June 23, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, 02 403 4200, email@example.com
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 to perform in the annual showcase. Music ranges from Broadway shows to pop hits and the students write the story.
Starts today, 4.30pm to 5.15pm on Sundays for ages 3 to 5; 5.30 to 6.30pm on Sundays for ages 6 to 10; 5pm to 7pm on Mondays for ages 11 to 13; 5pm to 7pm on Tuesdays for ages 9 to 11; 5pm to 7pm on Wednesdays for ages 14 to 17, from Dh1,150, James & Alex Dance Studios, Dubai Media City, firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for the eight-week body transformation programme with GetFit Chick, with five varied training days a week, detailed diet and food guide, body measurements, weekly progress updates, digital community support, and personalised attention. Additionally, participants of the programme can get personal training, meal delivery and personalised nutritional advice.
Starts today, Dh3,000, Train Strength and Fitness, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.getfitchick.ae
The newly launched online store Beach City presents a pop-up shop at Motion Cycling, featuring the latest in swimwear, dresses, accessories and more at up to 20 per cent off. All customers and visitors to the pop-up will receive a free class at Motion Cycling. The competitive spin class is a 45-minute session in a candlelit room that offers a full-body workout that burns 600-800 calories.
Daily until Wednesday, 1pm to 10pm, Motion Cycling, 18th floor, Oberoi Business Tower, Business Bay, Dubai, www.beachcity.ae
Get tickets to attend a concert by Grammy-Award-winning singer Toni Braxton, who returns to the UAE for the first time since 2012. Hits include Un-Break My Heart, Another Sad Love Song, Spanish Guitar, Where Did We Go Wrong?, How Could An Angel Break My Heart, Yesterday and Breathe Again.
October 19, from 7.30pm, from Dh255, 21+, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Al Garhoud, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Get 50 per cent off the Saray Milk and Honey Immersion treatment at Saray Spa in the Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi. The experience begins with a gentle exfoliation of oatmeal and black-seed oil, followed by a warm massage of milk, honey and rose oil to aid in relaxation. The ritual is followed by a healing hot-stone massage.
Offer available throughout September, from Dh210, Saray Spa, Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi, 02 304 7777, www.sarayspa-abudhabi.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 The Daily Show released his first book, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood last year to wide 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
Register to participate in the next Echoes Abu Dhabi open-mic event, which will be a collaborative segment with performers of various genres – music, poetry, spoken word and more – joining together to share their expressions and elevate their creativity.
September 22, from 6.30pm, Dh30, Shabby Chic Cafe, Golden Tower, near Al Mamoura Building, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/echoesabudhabi