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10 things to do today: Attend Comedy at the Greek, catch the final days of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for November 23, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Comedy show

Attend Comedy at the Greek and have some fun with the Yalla Laughs crew, featuring top local and regional comedians including Marwan Al Hashimi, Jon Boulton, Christian Plouvier, Akshay Ahuja, Khalid “The Abu Dhabi Kid” Al Midwahi, headliner Simeon Goodson and MC Erik Thornquist (pictured).

Tonight, 8pm, free entry, Acropolis, Le Méridien, Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com

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Abu Dhabi

Science festival

Catch the final days of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival and learn about the wondrous world of science in workshops, shows, exhibits and activities designed for specific age groups. Activities in Abu Dhabi include workshops such as Secrets of Space and Digital Playground. Al Ain events include Dig Up a Dinosaur and Body Builders.

Daily until Saturday, 4pm to 9pm today; 4pm to 10pm Thursday; 2pm to 10pm Friday; 2pm to 9pm Saturday, Dh5 for adults; Dh10 for children 5 and older; free for ages 4 and younger, Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi; Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain, www.abudhabisciencefestival.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Cooking class

Register for a workshop with Jones the Grocer and learn to make the perfect masala hot chocolate. The Indian drink uses a mixture of spices and high-quality ingredients for a perfectly rich, indulgent and comforting treat.

December 2, 3, 16 and 17, 7pm at Jones the Grocer in Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi; December 9, 10, 23, 24, 7pm at Jones the Grocer, Al Manara, Dubai; Dh75, book at 02 639 5883 for Abu Dhabi; 04 346 6886 for Dubai, www.facebook.com/JonestheGrocer

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Nationwide

Kids’ event

Sign up your child for a special UAE National Day-themed event at Caboodle Pamper and Play. To celebrate the unification of the seven emirates, children can participate in themed crafts, activities and face-painting, of which is all included with the purchase of play-area access at all Caboodle locations.

December 2, 11am to midnight, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 616 6973; 10am to midnight, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 04 325 3367; 9am to 11pm, City Walk, Dubai, 04 344 4570, www.caboodle.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Workshop

Register to take part in a casting workshop with Resuscitation Theatre in advance of its spring production, and for Short+Sweet in December. The workshops will consist of improv exercises and extract readings. Rehearsals for the play will take place between January and the end of March.

• December 4 and 6, 7pm, Emirates Writers’ Union auditorium, National Theatre, near Abu Dhabi Media, Abu Dhabi, register by December 1 at [email protected]

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Dubai

Art event

Attend DIFC Art Nights and enjoy an evening of culture and entertainment featuring showcases, interactive art pieces, music and food throughout DIFC Gate Village. Local galleries will present exhibitions, restaurants will have special offers, a live band will play jazz and funk music and there will be a pop-up mocktail bar.

Tonight, 7pm to 10pm, free entry, Gate Village, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, www.facebook.com/DIFC

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Dubai

Yoga event

Sign up to take part in the rooftop yoga session Vinyasa & Vinyl, a carefully crafted exploration of yoga, music and meditation. Guests can power up their weekend as they enjoy music from a live DJ, refreshments and gourmet food, and views of Dubai’s skyline from the rooftop helipad 43 floors above the city. Donations will go to Road To Awareness – a Unicef fundraising campaign by Marriott hotels.

December 10, 4pm, suggested donation is Dh100, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, register at 056 414 2213, www.fourpointssheikhzayedroad.com/vinyasa-n-vinyl

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Dubai

Craft market

Visit The Market at The Beach and enjoy an al fresco artisanal marketplace with stalls in two segments: Eat Later, and Bits and Pieces. You will find packaged foods at Eat Later, such as marinated olives and natural local honey. Bits and Pieces features arts and crafts such as handmade jewellery and hand-embroidered cushions.

Open 10am to midnight, The Beach opposite JBR, Dubai, www.facebook.com/TheBeachDubai

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See Migration Stories, in which Farzad Kohan records the experiences of migrants who have resettled in the United States or Europe from the Middle East, detailing their stories with text-based paintings written in American Typewriter font. Pictured: Migration Stories #25

• Daily until February 23, 10am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon to 8pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC, Dubai, 04 439 2395, www.ayyamgallery.com

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets now for the White Nights in Dubai series at Dubai Opera, which brings together top international musicians, including the Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins (pictured) and English tenor Alfie Boe.

March 30, 8pm, from Dh550, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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