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Top 10: See the new film Boyka: Undisputed, head to the Plane Maker exhibition, and more
Boyka: Undisputed is a 2016 film that stars Scott Adkins as Yuri Boyka, a boxer who accidentally kills his opponent during a bout. The incident forces him to question everything he knows and has worked for. He soon finds out what terrible predicament this puts his opponent’s widow (Teodora Duhovnikova) in, and decides to go to great lengths for her. Action, also starring Alon Aboutboul, Julian Vergov, Brachim Achabbakhe and Paul Chahidi.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (18+)
Kids will enjoy the fun at Orange Wheels and Orange Spin this summer. Orange Wheels, the indoor edutainment venue, hosts a summer camp with science and arts activities, plus games to engage young minds. Orange Spin, the family amusement centre, will treat lucky winners to a Golden Ticket, while loyal visitors will be rewarded with extra credit when they purchase Dh45 of credit and check in at Orange Spin on Facebook.
Orange Wheels is open 10am to 9pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to 10pm, Thursdays to Saturdays; Orange Spin is open 10am to 10pm daily, Al Wahda Mall Extension, Abu Dhabi, 02 667 4411, www.orangewheels.com, www.orangespin.com
Register to attend film screenings at Cinema Space tonight at Manarat Al Saadiyat. Trances (El Hal), the 1981 film by Ahmed El Maanouni, focuses on the Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane, a political acoustic band that draws on the Moroccan trance-music tradition. The Way Home is a 2002 South Korean film that tells the story of 7-year-old Sang-Woo, who is sent to live with his deaf grandmother in a rural village, where Sang-Woo is shocked and angry at his surroundings before his grandmother begins to change his perspective. The film won South Korea’s equivalent of the Oscars for best picture and screenplay. Both films have English subtitles.
Tonight, 7pm for Trances (El Hal); 9pm for The Way Home, free with registration, Cinema Space, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Children ages 5 to 8 will enjoy taking part in the Henna Hands workshop led by thejamjar at Warehouse421 as part of the summer camp programme of activities. Participants will trace their hands in air-dry clay and use tools to draw local designs and patterns.
Tomorrow, 10am to noon, Dh124, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae
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, Dr Dolittle 2, Hancock and Meet the Blacks.
August 18, doors open at 6.30pm, from Dh145, Al Raha Beach Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net
In the exhibition Plane Maker, Amba Sayal-Bennett presents drawings, sculptures and one projection as a series of invitations for the viewer to create relationships with the works that are constantly changing.
Daily until September 5, 11.30am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Carbon 12, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 340 6016, www.carbon12dubai.com
UAE residents can book a staycation at any Jumierah hotel in Dubai and enjoy unlimited free access to the nearly 30 rides and attractions of Wild Wadi Waterpark during their stay. Cool down with rides on the popular near-vertical drop on the Jumeirah Sceirah, plus the Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj.
Offer valid until August 31, from Dh500 for Jumeirah’s city hotels and from Dh1,000 for beachside hotels Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, www.jumeirah.com
Summer Bazaar ‘17 is a cultural market offering shopping experiences from cultures around the world, including handicrafts, apparel, beauty products, perfumes and oud, home appliances, toys and baby items, accessories and local and international foods. The event runs alongside Modhesh World and Truckers Summer Warehouse as part of Dubai Summer Surprises.
Daily until September 4, 3pm to 11pm, free entry, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.facebook.com/SummerBazaarDXB
Buy your ticket today to see the Grammy Award-winning Chamber Orchestra of Europe perform at Dubai Opera in two gala evenings featuring works by Mozart and Beethoven. The orchestra will be led by conductor Robin Ticciati with Christian Tetzlaff on violin.
November 2 and 3, from Dh250, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Reel Cinemas in Dubai Marina Mall presents Movie Mornings, where families can enjoy blockbuster films such as Kung Fu Panda, Trolls, Smurfs and Angry Birds. Tickets include a popcorn and juice and are the same price for adults and children.
Sundays to Wednesdays until August 23, 10am to 3pm on select screens, Dh30 when booked online and includes a small salted popcorn and small juice, Reel Cinemas, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai, www.reelcinemas.ae