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Top 10: See the film Nearby Sky at Al Qattara Arts Centre, enjoy Australia Day offers at Yalumba, visit the Hashtag Made in Abu Dhabi market, and more
Plan to attend a screening of the film Nearby Sky by Nujoom Al Ghanem at Al Qattara Arts Centre as part of the Al Qattara Cinema series. The documentary tells the story of Fatima Al Hamli, who was the first Emirati woman to register her camel in the camel beauty pageants and participate in Abu Dhabi camel auctions, despite strong opposition from the organisers and community.
Tomorrow, 8pm, free, ages 10+, Al Qattara Arts Centre, Al Ain, 03 711 8225, firstname.lastname@example.org
Book tickets for The Golden Saxophone as part of the World Classical Music Series. Saxophonist Theodore Kerkezos and pianist Elena Christodoulou combine to present an entertaining programme.
February 3, doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 8pm, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Visit Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain and enjoy the military band performances every Thursday and hear the music used in military exercises, national celebrations, state visits and more. The music reflects an integral part of Emirati culture and artistic heritage through themes of patriotism, tolerance and peace. The performances are part of the programme of events organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.
Thursdays, 5pm to 6pm, free, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, www.visitalain.ae
Book your spot at a series of yoga masterclasses led by Andrea Marcum at Bodytree Studio. To the Core (Step Into Your Mountain) focuses on exploring the core through postures that help form a strong foundation. From Your Head to Your Heart is about flexibility, backbends and “connecting to the vision of your heart”. Finding Balance is a workshop for all levels that works towards arm balances and inversions.
February 27-March 1, various timings in the mornings and evenings, from Dh150 per class; Dh350 for three classes, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, email@example.com
Alliance Française Abu Dhabi presents the talk Encounter: Art and Artificial Intelligence as part of The Night of Ideas. The discussion will focus on the use of artificial intelligence in visual arts, music, literature and dance and the links between contemporary art and new technologies.
Tonight, 6.30pm, free admission, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, www.afabudhabi.org
La Loupe presents the Hashtag Made in Abu Dhabi outdoor pop-up market at Eastern Mangroves. More than 45 homegrown vendors present products, music, food, kids’ activities and more. Plus, enjoy the mild weather and views of the mangroves.
Today and tomorrow, 2pm to 9pm, Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/laloupeauh
Celebrate Australia Day at Yalumba and enjoy a Weekend Walkabout with an Aussie-style brunch, lively sports and entertainment. Enjoy hearty T-bone steaks and sausages sizzling from the grill, meat pies, cricket, games, activities and more.
Tonight and tomorrow, from 7pm tonight, from Dh159; 12.30pm to 3.30pm tomorrow for brunch, from Dh389, Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai, Airport Road, Dubai, 04 702 2455, www.yalumbadubai.com
Register your children, between 7 and 14, for hip-hop choreography classes with Nader Musharbash. The nine-week beginners’ programme lets children learn routines to current and past hit songs and train to develop creativity, technical ability, stage presence and teamwork in a fun and engaging environment.
Starts tomorrow and runs until March 23, 10am to 11am, Al Areesh Club, Dubai Festival City; and starts Monday, runs until March 18, 5pm to 6pm, Fit 4 Life Gym, Green Community, Dubai, from Dh75 for a trial class; from Dh675 for the term, firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for an art-history course led by Rose Balston at XVA Gallery. The Baroque: The Power of Art in the Seventeenth Century is an eight-session course focusing on artists including Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Velazquez, as well as topics including landscape art.
February 21-April 25, 10am to 12.45pm on Wednesdays with a two-week break after March 14, from Dh262.50 per session; from Dh1,680 for all eight sessions, XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, 04 353 5383, email@example.com
The latest instalment of the Perspective: Art Exhibition series is Maqam Al Saba by Maysa Mohammed, which showcases 30 images created by the Syrian artist that narrate a story of the cultural and social landscape of her country. The bright colours and playful art represent the belief that despite the pain, there is room for life.
Daily until February 14, 10am to 10pm, Le Patio, St Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, www.stregisdubai.com