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Top 10: visit BurJuman to entertain the kids, see new movie Once Upon a Time in Venice and more
Visit BurJuman, where children ages 3 to 12 can enjoy complimentary activities, including sand-play, rock-climbing, arts and crafts and even bubble blasts every 20 minutes. As part of Dubai Summer Surprises, shoppers can take part in a weekly draw with a spend of Dh200 or more at any store in BurJuman, for the chance to win a car.
Daily until August 12, 4pm to 10pm, BurJuman, Dubai, www.burjuman.com
In Once Upon a Time in Venice, Bruce Willis stars as Steve Ford, a private detective in Venice Beach, California, whose dog Buddy is his world. When thugs steal Buddy, Steve is forced to do some jobs by their leader, Spyder (Jason Momoa), to make sure he can get Buddy back. Action, also starring John Goodman, Kal Penn, Emily Robinson, Famke Janssen and Jessica Gomes.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)
Get tickets now to see a stand-up show by American comedian, actor, writer and rapper 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.
August 18, doors open at 6.30pm, from Dh145, Al Raha Beach Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net
Plan to take part in a free drop-in art session as part of the exhibition The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence that introduces participants to various media and ideas. The session focuses on building a community art space, taking inspiration from the work of the artists Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian.
Friday, 2pm to 6pm, free, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae
Register to take part in the workshops at Warehouse421 as part of the Summer Camp series. Teenagers and families can learn screen-printing techniques and explore aspects of colour theory as well as print and production factors in the design process. The Yoga Basics workshop, for ages 16 and older, presented by Bodytree Studio, teaches beginners a range of poses as well as the benefits of healthy spine alignment and core strength.
Tomorrow, 3pm to 6pm for screen-printing techniques, ages 13+; 7pm to 8pm for yoga basics, ages 16+, Dh50 per class, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae
Register to attend tonight’s screening of the 2015 documentary Meru at Cinema Space. The film, co-directed by husband and wife Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, chronicles the first ascent of the Shark’s Fin route on the 21,000-feet Himalayan mountain Meru that is called the “anti-Everest”, with a team, including Chin, confronting the elements and personal limitations to achieve the impossible.
Tonight, 7.30pm, free with registration, Cinema Space, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Visit Modhesh World for 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 August 12, 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 10am to midnight on Thursdays; noon to 1am on Fridays, Dh20, Halls 1-6, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.modheshworld.com
Get tickets for Unite with Tomorrowland and see a line-up of top EDM musicians, including Martin Solveig, Franky Rizardo, Tom Swoon, Ferreck Dawn, Robert Falcon and more. Performing via live stream from the Tomorrowland main stage in Belgium are headliners Armin van Buuren, Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike and Kshmr.
July 29, 2pm to 3am, from Dh490, ages 21+, Festival City Arena, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Children in age groups 3 to 5 and 6 to 9 will enjoy the Colors Dubai Summer Camp, which offers activities and experiences at four locations in the city, where they can learn new skills and keep up their fitness levels with a team of professional teachers. Activities include yoga, aerobics, painting, arts and crafts, dancing, cooking and baking, Lego and swimming.
Runs until August 24, 9.30am to 2pm, Sundays to Thursdays, Dubai Ladies Club; The Address Montgomerie Club; Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club; BurJuman Mall, Dubai, register at 056 798 1188
Catch the final days of the Acrylic Flow art exhibition at Cartoon Art Gallery. Artist Dalia KB tries to control the forces of fluid acrylics and to recreate feelings, ideas and experiences through fluid media and by capturing its evolution. Pictured: Cherry Blossoms
Today and tomorrow, 10am to 6pm, Cartoon Art Gallery, Street 4B, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cartoonartgallery.org