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Top 10: See We Have a Pope at Cinema Space, art classes at thejamjar, book your table at Armani/Hashi
Catch a screening of the film We Have a Pope presented by Cinema Space. The 2011 Italian film is directed by Nanni Moretti and tells the story of Cardinal Melville (Michel Piccoli), an unassuming man of the cloth who is unexpectedly elected to the highest office. Caught off guard, Melville panics and a psychiatrist (played by the director, Moretti) is called in to persuade him to accept the role. The film is in Italian with English subtitles.
Tonight, 7.30pm, free with registration, Cinema Space, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Bodytree Studio presents a series of workshops and masterclasses with Pilates instructor Courtney Miller, who has studied worldwide in both classical and contemporary Pilates methods. Take part in masterclasses in Pilates mat, athletic conditioning reformer, Pilates mat fusion flow and reformer bootcamp. Two-day workshops will run focusing on whole body integration.
October 26 to 28 and November 2 to 4, various timings, from Dh90 to Dh1,475, discounts available for early-birds and when booking multiple classes, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, email@example.com
It’s the last week of the Warehouse421 Summer Camp, which offers a variety of classes for people of all ages. Adults will enjoy the Yoga Basics class with Bodytree Studio on Tuesday, with aims to bring a healthier spinal alignment and strengthen core muscles. Wednesday features the DJ Workshop, led by DJ Neo of Studio9 Productions, where you can learn how to create mixes, assemble a live set, combine records and digital music and even try hip-hop-style scratching.
Tomorrow, 7pm to 8pm for Yoga Basics, Dh50; Wednesday, 8pm to 10pm for DJ Workshop, Dh50, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, register at www.warehouse421.ae
Gulf Star Sports offers children ages 7 to 15 an adrenaline-fuelled summer of go-karting, laser tag in a medieval maze, race-room simulators, billiards tournaments, video games, team games and competitions, at the Kartdrome Summer Camp.
Runs until September 7, 9am to 1pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh995 per week when booked two weeks in advance; regularly Dh1,150, Dubai Autodrome, Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org, 050 429 4860
Choose a twilight tee time at Address Montgomerie and enjoy watching the sun set over the golf course, as well as cooler temperatures. Tee off after 4pm for Dh250 per person, including a post-round beverage at Monty’s. Book online with the promo code GOLF250.
Daily, from 4pm, Dh250 per person, Address Montgomerie, Dubai, 04 390 5600, book online at www.themontgomerie.com/book-a-tee-time
Take part in a series of weekly workshops at Al Ain Palace Museum that explore the history and heritage of traditional Emirati handicrafts, including telli embroidery, which uses gold, silver and brightly-coloured strings; khoos palm-leaf weaving for decorations and household items; and sadu weaving, which is used for shelters and tents.
Runs until October 31, 10am to noon, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, free, Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Ain, www.visitabudhabi.ae
Summer Jam is on at thejamjar, where children ages 5 to 12 can take part in art day camps that focus on a variety of topics. This week’s schedule includes Dali birds today, creative cactus tomo- rrow, folk-art landscapes on Wednesday and sock puppets on Thursday.
Runs until August 17, 10.30am to noon, Mondays to Thursdays, from Dh150, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com
First Kill stars Hayden Christensen and Ty Shelton as a father and son who try to reconnect on a camping trip. While out hunting, they witness a robbery that goes wrong. A crooked police officer is murdered and Danny (Shelton) is kidnapped. Will (Christensen) is forced to help the robbers recover the money and evade the police chief (Bruce Willis), in exchange for his son’s life. Thriller, also starring Megan Leonard William DeMeo and Tyler Jon Olson.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (PG-15)
Jennifer Lopez returns to Dubai with a show at Autism Rocks Arena on November 17. The American singer’s performance will feature spectacular costumes and dazzling dance numbers. Hits include Let’s Get Loud, If You Had My Love, On the Floor, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Get Right, All I Have and Waiting for Tonight. Register now for ticket information.
November 17, gates open at 5pm; concert starts at 9pm, from Dh345, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai, www.117live.com
Make reservations now to enjoy dinner at Armani/Hashi, which reopens after a summer break. The restaurant offers the spirit of omotenashi – heartfelt hospitality – with a menu of signature dishes in a stylish, contemporary setting. Enjoy hamachi tataki, scallop carpaccio (pictured), beef gyoza dumplings, crunchy octopus, wagyu rib eye with foie gras and more.
Open from August 14, 7pm to 11pm, mains from Dh130, Armani/Hashi, concourse level, Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, reservations at 04 888 3999, email@example.com