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10 things to do today: film screenings, music classes and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for December 10, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Film screenings

Enjoy two films as part of the Cinema Space screenings at Manarat Al Saadiyat. Tales of the Night is a 2011 family-friendly animated film by Michel Ocelot that tells six exotic fables that each take place in a unique locale and blend history with fairytales, with each fable ending with a twist. Jules and Jim, a 1962 film by Francois Truffaut, tells the story of two men – the Austrian Jules and the Frenchman Jim – who fall in love with the same woman, Catherine, in Paris before the Second World War. Catherine loves and marries Jules. Years later, after the war, they meet again in Germany and this time Catherine falls for Jim. In French with English subtitles.

Today, 4pm for Tales of the Night; 7pm for Jules and Jim, free with registration, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

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Abu Dhabi

Music class

Sign up your children for the 2017 Kindermusik term at Bodytree Studio, where babies, toddlers and families can enjoy a programme that nurtures children’s development musically, plus social, emotional and physical skills.

Starts January 8, Dh805 for 13 sessions; Dh585 for siblings, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, www.bodytreestudio.com

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Nationwide

New movie

The Neighbor is a horror movie set in Cutter, Mississippi, where a man searching for his missing girlfriend sneaks into his mysterious neighbour’s cellar and discovers a horrifying truth. Starring Josh Stewart, Alex Essoe, Luke Edwards and Bill Engvall.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)

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Abu Dhabi

Tennis championship

Get tickets now for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. The top players in tennis, including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (pictured), Tomas Berdych, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Milos Raonic and David Goffin, will be in the capital to compete.

December 29-31, from 12pm on December 29 and 30; from 10am on December 31, from Dh100 for a one-day ticket; Dh1,300 for a three-day package, International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, tickets at www.ticketmaster.ae or 800 35274

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Abu Dhabi

Classics concert

Book tickets for Jordi Savall Ibn Battuta: The Voyager of Islam II, Travels Through India and China. As part of the Abu Dhabi Classics series, musician Savall returns to the capital with performers from India and China to present his sequel to the music that traveller Ibn Battuta heard during his visits to royal courts, palaces, public places and small villages. Additionally, readings from Ibn Battuta’s travel journal will complement the performances.

January 13 and January 15, 8pm on January 13, from Dh100, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi; 8pm, on January 15, from D80, Bin Hamooda Fort, Al Ain, www.abudhabiclassics.ae

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Thresholds in which art critic Murtaza Vali has curated a showcase of works by Sharjah-based painter Mouteea Murad that experiment with the use of mathematics in geometric abstraction, placing emphasis on space and dimension. Pictured: Trial No 132, Trance at Sunset

Daily until January 7, 10am-6pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon-6pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), 11 Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Words Chimes; Meaning in Movements is an exhibition by Pakistani artist Simeen Farhat, a solo show in which she describes a record of her own evolution, and that art is synonymous with life. It features abstract forms created out of dyed cast resin and texts of poems in various languages, as well as the artist’s personal writings. Pictured: A Red Drop

Opens December 10, 6pm, then runs daily until January 24, 10am-6pm daily, XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, 04 353 5383, www.xvagallery.com

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Dubai

Film event

Catch the screenings at Make It Short. Alliance Française Dubai is holding an evening of Francophone short films with English subtitles in various topics: “food and recycling” for children, “imagination” for teenagers and “travel” for adults, all shown under the stars at The Yard. Pictured: A still from the animated film Premier Automne (First Fall)

Today, 5pm to 6pm for children ages 5 to 8 years, 6pm to 7pm for children ages 8 to 12 years, 7pm to 10pm for teenagers and adults, free entry, The Yard, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.afdubai.org

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Dubai

Art workshops

Register your children ages 4 to 12 for thejamjar Winter Workshops, where they can take part in hands-on classes in painting, drawing, sculpting and crafts during the holiday break. The classes are suitable for all skill levels.

December 18-22, 9am to 11am and 11.30am to 1.30pm, thejamjar, Street 17A, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets now to see American singer Mariah Carey, who will headline the second night of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival. Hits include Vision of Love, Dreamlover, Without You and Hero. Enrique Iglesias will headline the final night of the festival.

February 22-24, 8.30pm, from Dh335 for early-bird tickets, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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