Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for November 22, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.
In celebration of Lebanese Independence Day, which is today, La Parole gallery presents 12 Voices, a group exhibition in collaboration with the Lebanese Embassy. The artworks, which vary in size and medium, invite the viewer to join a conversation through colours, beauty and culture. Pictured: An image by Syrian artist Gebran Hidaya
• Opens today, 8pm, then runs daily until Thursday, Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, www.laparoleartgallery.com
Enhance your festive cooking repertoire with some Mexican flair. Learn to prepare authentic Mexican dishes for Christmas in this class led by chef Lara. Then savour your dishes at the end.
• December 3, 1pm to 2.30pm, from Dh149, El Sombrero Mexican restaurant, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, book at 02 677 3333, [email protected]
Visit Emirates Motor Company’s Mercedes-Benz showroom to see a pop-up market displaying a range of handmade arts and crafts created by students of the Emirates Autism Center, which works to raise the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families. The handcrafted items are free at this awareness event and EMC will make a donation to the Emirates Autism Center.
• Today and tomorrow, 10am to 2pm, EMC Mussaffah showroom today; EMC Marina Mall tomorrow, Abu Dhabi, www.emiratesautism.ae
Attend a performance of Mediocre Comedy in support of Multiple Sclerosis Patients in the UAE. Aron Kader of Axis of Evil, Nitin Mirani of Komic Sutra and Azhar “Bin Laughin” Usman (pictured) will perform a stand-up show in a night of laughter for a good cause.
• Today and tomorrow, 9pm, from Dh175, Vox Cinemas, City Centre Deira, Dubai, www.voxcinemas.com
Sign up for Embrace Your Space, a lighthearted yoga class for all ability levels. Led by Jenn Stewart, it will allow for exploration and insight through postures that may be challenging, but will help build strength.
• Friday, 9am to 10.30am, Dh95 includes a juice from Nectar, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, [email protected]
See Saturns Neckless, in which Laleh Khorramian presents a body of work featuring dyed and painted fabrics, vestments and monotype portraits of alien and guardian beings, in an exhibition that is an homage to the druids, seers, knowers, oracles, robots and space forms. Pictured: Evidence 1
• Daily until December 10, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 1367, www.thethirdline.com
Catch a performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). This fast-paced romp through the Bard’s 37 plays in just 97 minutes – which includes Othello as a rap song, Titus Andronicus as a cooking show and The Histories as an American football game – is revised for 2016 with extra-Shakespeary bits and all-new gags.
• Opens today, then runs until Saturday, 8pm daily, plus 11am on Wednesday and Thursday; and 3pm on Friday, from Dh170, Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.ductac.org
As If Anything Here Belonged To You, by artist Cecilia Fattorini, features works concerned with our impact on the world. She sources her subject matter from the rhythms and processes of nature and the spatial illusions created by the movement of light. Pictured: Empty Quarter Sacrifice
• Daily until January 13, 10am to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Showcase Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 379 0940, www.showcaseuae.com
Register to attend the Smart Social Ladies’ Breakfast with CitiSpi and learn about diamonds. We know that they say they are a girl’s best friend, but learn more about the gems from Clare Pardoe, founder and chief designer of Phioro Jewellery, who will conduct a masterclass on clarity and grading.
• December 4, 9.30am to noon, from Dh55 for breakfast, Aubaine, City Walk, Dubai, www.facebook.com/citispi
Sign up to take part in stair climbing with the charity organisation Gulf 4 Good and train for your next challenge. Get in 60 floors early Friday morning, before most people even wake up. Stair climbing is described by Everest climber Adrian Hayes as “the best training available when you can’t get to the mountains”.
• Friday, 8am, free, Almas Towers, JLT, Dubai, register by Thursday noon at 04 368 0222, [email protected]