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10 things to do today: see art exhibition Flamboyant Impressions, watch Cinderella on ice and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for December 22, 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

See the exhibition Flamboyant Impressions, in which German photographer Andreas Denstorf presents Platux photo art, which is based on multidimensional images that include separations, reflections, overlays and colours. Pictured: Nature Art Panorama

Daily until March 4, Mezzaluna restaurant, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 050 225 1783, www.swissartgateuae.com

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Abu Dhabi

Kids entertainment

Take your little ones to watch a performance of Cinderella on Ice at The Mall at World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi. As part of their festive activities, the mall will host daily performances of the fairy tale, in which Cinderella and Prince Charming defeat the evil stepmother – the Ice Queen. Also stop by Santa’s Grotto, where children will receive gifts.

Tomorrow to Sunday, 5pm to 10pm, until Saturday for Santa’s Grotto, The Mall at World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi, www.wtcad.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Spinning classes

Sign up for Spinning classes at The Room, where the indoor cycling cardiovascular sessions are based on training science. Choose from a variety of classes – from the fun-oriented Candy and Clubnights to technically aimed Foundations, Performance and Tabata rides.

From 8.30 am for morning classes and from 4.30pm for evening classes, Dh70 per class, The Room Abu Dhabi, Zayed Sports City (Gate 16), International Tennis Center, Abu Dhabi, www.theroom.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Musical performance

Catch a performance by The Voice Kids winner Lynn El-Hayek, and finalists Amir Ammoury, Zein Obeid, Mirna Hanna, Ghady Bchara and Jouwairya, along with a live international orchestra at Marina Mall. The young stars will perform a selection of modern and classic English and Arabic hit songs.

Today, from 7.30pm, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, www.marinamall.ae

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Nationwide

New film

In seasonal comedy the Office Christmas Party, Jennifer Aniston stars as Carol, the boss of a company who threatens to lay off staff if they fail to land an important new client. Her brother, Clay (TJ Miller), who is the branch manager, decides to throw a huge office Christmas party to impress the client – but things go terribly wrong. Comedy, also starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, Rob Corddry and Kate McKinnon.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE (15+).

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Dubai

Exhibition

See images of Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor captured by the renowned photographer and friend of Taylor, Firooz Zahedi, during the movie star’s visit to Iran in 1976. The collection is unique in that it portrays a worldwide celebrity through the lens of a trusted friend, and the images have seldom been displayed in public. Pictured: An untitled image.

Daily until March 1, 10am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays and Saturdays), The Farjam Foundation, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, 04 323 0303, www.farjamcollection.org

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Dubai

Squash classes

Get fit with squash classes at Dubai Ladies Club. Sign up before the year ends to receive complimentary lessons. They last for 45 minutes, and signing up for five classes gets you one complimentary lesson, while 10 classes will get you two complimentary sessions. The offer is applicable only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Offer ends on December 31st, 11am to 3pm, classes cost from Dh550 for members and Dh650 for non-members, Dubai Ladies Club, Jumeirah Road, Dubai, www.dubailadiesclub.com

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Dubai

Pamper package

Take advantage of the festive offers from The Nail Pavilion and pamper yourself. Get a chrome manicure, pedicure and blow dry for Dh370, a bundle offer of five manicures for you and your friends for Dh350, or a set of semi-permanent lashes that last 10 days for Dh125.

First offer ends on January 10, second on January 15 and the third on December 31, 9am to 9pm, The Nail Pavilion, Cluster Y, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, 04 422 9791

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Dubai

Festive fun

Check out the Dubai Snowfest at Dubai Ice Rink, which is hosting a number of activities this festive season. Visit the Village Market for gifts and tasty delights, or take skating sessions as snow falls. Children can enjoy a snow-themed bouncy castle and play area, including a snowball fight zone.

Until January 7, 10am to midnight, free entry to the Village Market, Dh100 for the Dubai Snowfall skating session, Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, www.dubaiicerink.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Visit Yayoi Kusama: Dot Obsessions. The exhibit features a selection of Kusama’s works on paper dating from the 1950s, as well as the 2013 multi-media installation, The Dots Obsession – a series of oversized inflatable polka-dotted balls surrounding a domed infinity room (pictured).

Until January 9, 9am to 9pm, 4pm to 9pm on Fridays, Building I, Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces, Al Shuwaiheen Arts Area, Sharjah, www.sharjahart.org

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