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Top 10: See the thriller Wind River at Alserkal Avenue, get tickets for Nitro Circus
Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue present the 2017 film Wind River as part of the Nowplaying series, which promotes top independent films. Elizabeth Olson plays a rookie FBI agent who teams up with a local game tracker (Jeremy Renner) to investigate a murder on a native American reservation. Directed by Taylor Sheridan, the film also stars Kelsey Asbille, Julia Jones, Apesanahkwat and Tantoo Cardinal.
Tonight, 9.30pm, Dh35 for a first-come-first-seated basis. Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com
Register to see two films presented by Cinema Space, including a screening of the newly restored Alice In Wonderland (pictured). The 1951 Clyde Geronimi-directed Lewis Carroll classic follows Alice down the rabbit hole where she meets strange characters. Oasis is a 2002 Lee Chang-dong film that begins on the day that Jong-du (Sol Kyung-gu) is released from prison where he served time for a hit-and-run that killed an old man. He goes to visit the man’s family and meets his daughter, where an unlikely relationship blossoms.
Saturday, 4pm for Alice in Wonderland; 7pm for Oasis, free with registration, Cinema Space, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Resident Evil: Vendetta is the third computer generated movie in the Resident Evil franchise. Directed by Takanori Tsujimoto and Alexander Von David, it is set in the same universe as the video games. Chris Redfield (voiced by Kevin Dorman) enlists the help of Leon S Kennedy (Matthew Mercer) and Rebecca Chambers (Erin Cahill) to battle zombies as they try to stop a deadly virus from being released in New York.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (18+)
Catch the exhibit But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008, which focuses on a community of visual artists, writers and filmmakers that encouraged a culture of conceptual experimentation in the early 1990s. Lack of public venues at the time prevented its visibility, and the community is now being presented as one of the country’s most important in its artistic history.
Daily until September 2, noon to 8pm, Mondays to Saturdays (closed Sundays), NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 628 8000, www.nyuad-artgallery.org
Get tickets now for Nitro Circus and experience the live-action sports show, which will take place on a Formula 1 racetrack for the first time in its history, featuring top motocross and BMX riders pushing the limit to perform various tricks and stunts.
October 6, from Dh250, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.tixbox.com
Register your children for the French Summer Camp presented by Alliance Française Abu Dhabi, where little ones can have fun and make new friends through a number of activities, adventures and surprises that help improve their French and take place in a friendly atmosphere.
Runs until September 7, 9am to 2pm, from Dh120 per day includes a snack, Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 612 2900, email@example.com
See characters from IMG World of Adventures as part of Dubai Summer Surprises celebrations at The Dubai Mall. Meet and take photos with Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and IMG’s realistic looking dinosaur. Different characters will visit each weekend in the Star Atrium, where you can also visit The Sale Exhibit, which features some of the mall’s fashion retailers’ top deals, as well as sweets from Café Bateel.
Daily until Saturday, 6pm to 9pm, free, Souk Atrium, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 800 38224 6255m, www.thedubaimall.com
Dubai Opera presents The Opera Trilogy this September, with performances of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. The specially staged productions include The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan tutte and Don Giovanni; classic tales of love and betrayal, forgiveness and deception set to Mozart’s renowned score.
September 7 and 14 for The Marriage of Figaro; September 8 and 15 for Cosi fan tutte; September 9 and 16 for Don Giovanni, 8pm, from Dh350, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Attend a spoken-word performance workshop as part of the Literaturhaus at Nadi series. The workshop, led by Dubai Poetics and Palestinian poet Farah Chamma, aims to give spoken-word artists the opportunity to share their work and receive feedback. Participants will watch videos of established performers, and will perform themselves.
Saturday, 4pm, free with registration, Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch the final days of Modhesh World and enjoy an exciting line-up of indoor activities offering families adventure and fun with games, rides and workshops, plus a food park and dedicated play zones.
Daily until Saturday, 10am to midnight on Thursday; noon to 1am on Friday, 10am to 10pm on Saturday; Dh20, Halls 1 to 6, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.modheshworld.com