Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for December 4, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.
Sign up for a Yoga Dance Body Rhythm class with Yvette Campbell at Bodytree Studio. This yoga-inspired dance class is set to the percussive rhythms and is a fun full-body workout. Campbell has more than 20 years of experience performing and teaching dance in locations including Europe, Russia and the United States.
Every Tuesday in December, from 11am, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, www.bodytreestudio.com, 02 443 4448
Book tickets to see Stephan Moccio: Solo Piano Recital, as part of the Abu Dhabi Classics series. The Grammy Award winner and Academy Award-nominated composer will perform pieces from his solo piano album Exposure, which went gold in his native Canada. His style is influenced by classical, jazz, pop, blues and dance music.
December 12, 8pm, from Dh80, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, www.abudhabiclassics.ae
Register your children, ages 5-12, for the ZSC Holiday Camp – the longest holiday-camp day in the capital. Children can enjoy many activities, including ice skating, bowling, football, fun games and arts and crafts.
December 18-22 and January 2-5, 8.30am to 5.30pm, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, for more details, call 02 403 4222
Attend this year’s Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival, which celebrates the UAE’s culture and showcases the rich diversity of its traditions. There will be daily cultural shows, folk-art performances, live cooking stations, interactive exhibitions, cultural districts and more.
Daily until January 1, 4pm to 10pm, Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, www.zayedfestival.com
Lion is the story of Saroo (played by Sunny Pawar as a child and Dev Patel as an adult), a boy lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from his home. He overcomes many challenges and is finally adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later he sets out to search for his biological family. The drama is based on Saroo Brierley’s 2014 memoir A Long Way Home. Also starring Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Priyanka Bose and Deepti Naval.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (PG-15)
Get tickets now for the Ovidio Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert, which will take you on a musical journey from Mozart to Billy Joel, plus a selection of the orchestra’s own award-winning compositions with a festive flavour. The concert will feature violin soloist Evgeniy Morozov, pictured.
December 17, doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 8pm, from Dh250, Meyana Auditorium, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Register now to see Jason Silva at Cafe Scientifique. The media artist, futurist, philosopher and host of National Geographic Channel’s series Brain Games, will speak about his short-film series, Shots of Awe, in which he explores philosophical topics focusing on innovation, technology creativity, futurism and more.
Thursday, 5.30pm to 7pm, free entry, Urban Bistro, Dubai Media City, register at www.cafescidubai.com
Buy an annual pass to KidZania and your children can enjoy unlimited access to the children’s city for a full year, where they can try out all the exciting professions available, and test their skills in an educational, safe, fun environment. Each annual pass holder will also receive a free official KidZania “PaZZport”, featuring a special hologram sticker for each visit and stamps for participation in activities.
Valid for 365 days from purchase, Dh650, KidZania, Level 2, The Dubai Mall, 04 448 5222, www.kidzania.ae
See El Beit El Kabir, in which Sherin Guirguis presents works depicting personal and public histories, framed through the lens of her diasporic identity and recreating a connection with her Egyptian homeland through sculpture, paintings and works on paper. Pictured: Untitled (Hexagon)
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
Get tickets now for a performance of Nuit Gravement au Salut presented by Culture Emulsion. The French-language play is a satirical comedy about Lea, a novelist, and Victor, an editor. They meet for dinner because Lea desperately needs money for an operation for her son, and only one person is willing to publish her work: Victor.
Wednesday and Thursday, 8.30pm, Dh195, ages 12 and above, Kilachand Studio Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org