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10 things to do today: Meet The5 at Yas Mall; head to a #UAEReads event at Marina Mall; and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for November 24, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Attend the opening of the exhibition Realism: Two Angels, which showcases works by Crimean artists husband-and-wife Katerina Spirtus and Andrey Dudchenko. The artists base their expression in realism, though interpreted in different ways, both iconographically and stylistically. Pictured: Princess’ Dress Is Already Small by Katerina Spirtus

Opens today, 7.30pm, then runs daily until January 10, 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), N2N Gallery, first floor, Nation Towers Galleria, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 055 283 2642, www.n2n-gallery.com

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Abu Dhabi

Yasalam

Catch boyband The5 at a meet-and-greet autograph session in Yas Mall. The regional pop sensations – Said, Ahmed, Kazem, Adil and Mohamed – will appear at Virgin Megastore in advance of their performance at Beats on the Beach tomorrow. The band was formed on X Factor Middle East and their latest single is La Bezzaf (This Is Too Much).

Today, from 6pm, Virgin Megatore, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasalam.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Take part in the vertical training at TrainZSC presented by Daman Activelife and run the 884 stairs of the National Stadium for a fun cardio workout. Or take advantage of the flat areas around the pitch for a run or walk. Kids will enjoy the play area and there are health checks available from Daman.

Tonight, 6pm to 9pm, free with registration, National Stadium, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, register at www.trainzsc.com

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Abu Dhabi

#UAEReads

The Year of Reading book fair event at Marina Mall features a children’s bedtime storytelling session. Jammie Jam Thursdays is a Reading Tree programme geared towards children ages 4 to 6. It consists of bedtime stories, stretching and yoga, and ends with milk and cookies. Children are invited to wear their pyjamas. Tomorrow from 4pm to 6pm, author Asma Al Kitbi will read her story Penguins. On Saturday, Around the World in Eight Hours will include a series of storytelling sessions that tell a story about a different continent every hour on the hour from noon to 8pm.

Open 10am to 10pm daily for the book fair; 6pm to 8pm for the Jammie Jam Thursdays, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, www.marinamall.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Yasalam

Head to the Corniche for the first night of Beats on the Beach, the free Yasalam music festival to celebrate the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The festival kicks off tonight with the top three finalists for the Emerging Talent Competition, who will perform and battle it out to win the title. Plus see Filipino headliner Yeng Constantino, UK hip-hop duo Krept and Konan (Freak of the Week), Emirati Shamma Hamdan (pictured), who performed in the finals of Arabs Got Talent, and last year’s winner of the Emerging Talent Competition, Secrecy Over Supremacy.

Today, gates open at 6pm, free, F1 FanZone stage, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, www.yasalam.ae

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the group exhibition See Saw Seeds at Tashkeel, which is the culmination of a residency exchange programme with CAP (Kobe Studio Y3). It features works by Ruba Al Araji, who documented her daily life in Kobe, Japan; Tulip Hazbar, who produced zines to serve as memory exercises to help her recall her time in Kobe; Aya Sakoda, who conducted tea ceremonies at Tashkeel this month; and Yuki Tsukiyama, who combines his fascination with Dubai’s roundabouts and Arabic script. Pictured: Memory Exercises, Zines, 2016 by Tulip Hazbar

• Daily until December 29, 10am to 10pm, Saturday to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba Health Center, Dubai, 04 336 3313, www.tashkeel.org

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Nationwide

New movie

Catch a screening of Dear Zindagi (Dear Life), a Hindi comedy film about Jug (Shah Rukh Khan), an unconventional thinker, who helps Kaira (Alia Bhatt), an up-and-coming filmmaker, find perspective in her life by finding happiness and comfort in life’s imperfections. The film has English and Arabic subtitles and also stars Ira Dubey, Kunal Kapoor, Ali Zafar, Angad Bedi and Aditya Roy Kapur.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE, including Reel Cinemas, Cinemacity, Vox Cinemas, Novo Cinemas, Star Cinemas and Cine Royal. (PG-15)

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See Synchronicity, featuring works by eight artists from India and Pakistan, who present a showcase of paintings with the message “Art Has No Boundaries”. Pictured: An image by Shadab Khan.

Opens tonight, 7pm, then runs daily until December 1, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), The Cartoon Art Gallery, 4B Street, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 6467, www.cartoonartgallery.org

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Abu Dhabi

Aerobatic show

Look up if you are near the Corniche in Abu Dhabi and see a performance by the UK’s world-renowned Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, who will perform a 24-minute, colourful display in UK-built aircraft, featuring exciting manoeuvres including the “heart and spear” and the “corkscrew” with precision with as little as two metres between the planes, and with the pilots experiencing up to 8G-force.

Today, 4pm, Fanzone, West Plaza, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, www.raf.mod.uk/reds

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets to see German pop and crossover violinist David Garrett and Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili at Dubai Opera as part of the White Nights in Dubai series, which brings together top international musicians.

April 1, 8pm, from Dh550, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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