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Top 10: See Sabrina and Sophie's Choice at Cinema Space and register to snow-hike at Ski Dubai with Gulf for Good
Register to attend film screenings on Saturday at Cinema Space. The 1954 film Sabrina stars Humphrey Bogart and William Holden as the wealthy Larrabee brothers who both fall under the spell of Sabrina, played by Audrey Hepburn, the daughter of the family’s chauffeur who returns from Paris. Sophie’s Choice is a 1982 drama based on the novel of the same name, which tells the story of Sophie Zawistowska (Meryl Streep) an immigrant to the United States who survived a Nazi concentration camp, and her relationships with friends Nathan (Kevin Kine) and Stingo (Peter MacNicol).
Saturday, 4pm for Sabrina; 7pm for Sophie’s Choice, free with registration, Cinema Space, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Attend Echoes Abu Dhabi spoken word performance and enjoy an open-mic evening of poetry and music, with musician and poet Laurie Applebee as the featured artist. Both seasoned performers and newcomers are welcome.
Tonight, 6.30pm, Dh30, Shabby Chic, Al Nahyan Camp, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/echoesabudhabi
Indulge your inner Italian chef with a series of masterclasses at Solo Italian Restaurant. Chef Doxis Bekris and his team will present the cuisine from a different style or region every Saturday, as well as demonstrate professional culinary techniques such as pasta-making and bread-baking as well as how to balance flavours and hone knife skills. After the class, enjoy your meal with your classmates. Classes include Gnocchi Three Ways on September 9, Il Classico on September 16, Festa Italiana on September 23 and Sardinian Specialities on September 30.
Starts September 9, 11.30am to 2pm, from Dh300, Solo, Raffles, Dubai, 04 314 9720, email@example.com
Get tickets now to see a stand-up show by American comedian Mike Epps, as part of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season. Epps is best known for his appearances in the films Next Friday, All About the Benjamins, The Hangover and Meet the Blacks.
Tonight, doors open at 6.30pm, from Dh145, Al Raha Beach Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net
Salim-Sulaiman present their show Namaste Abu Dhabi, a magical journey of melodies as part of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season programme. Along with a troupe of 20 musicians, singers, dancers and technicians, the world-renowned brothers have taken the musical and entertainment world by storm with an array of hits including Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Ain Vayi.
Tonight, doors open at 7.30pm; concert starts at 9pm, from Dh200, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabisummerseason.ae
Get tickets now to attend a performance by the flamenco dancer Eva Yerbabuena at Dubai Opera. The Spanish dancer, who is known for her speed, power and dramatic footwork, mixes traditional flamenco forms with her own unique style, and will perform a rendition of her celebrated Carne y Hueso show.
October 5, 8pm, from Dh200, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Register your children, ages 5 to 12, for the final week of the ZSC Kids Holiday Camp, where they can enjoy ice-skating, bowling, arts and crafts, movies and indoor games at the longest day camp in the city led by friendly and professional staff who are experts in keeping kids having fun all day long.
Runs until August 25, 8.30am to 5.30pm, Dh1,000 per child per week; Dh900 per week for siblings, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 403 4222, firstname.lastname@example.org
Register to take part in the intensive creative writing workshop at Ductac, where you can learn essential skills including advanced vocabulary, story structure, editing and proofreading and more. Plus, get detailed feedback on your work. There are classes for writers ages 9 to 14 and for adults.
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, then August 27 and 29 for ages 9 to 14, 1pm to 2.30pm, from Dh500; Monday, Wednesday, then August 26, 28 and 30 for adults, 6pm to 7.30pm, from Dh800, Ductac,
Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, register at 056 745 1511, email@example.com
Join the charity group Gulf for Good on a snow-hiking session next weekend at Ski Dubai. Build up your mountain-walking muscles and prepare for trekking and cold-weather challenges on the climate-controlled ski slope. Bring your hiking boots, poles, water, fleece, hat and gloves. Gulf for Good presents fitness tourism challenges overseas that raise money for select children’s charities, as well as regular fitness events in preparation, though everyone is welcome to join.
August 25, 8am to 9am, free with registration, ages 16+, Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, register by Thursday at 04 368 0222, firstname.lastname@example.org
First-time skaters, ages 6 and older, are invited to register for the intensive skate course at Dubai Ice Rink, where they will have fun and build confidence while they learn fundamental skating skills. The classes include a 30-minute group lesson plus one-hour public skating.
Runs until August 30, 5pm; 5.30pm; 6pm, Sundays to Wednesdays, from Dh500 includes group lesson, public skating, skate and helmet hire, Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 04 448 5111, email@example.com