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10 things to do today: See the film The Edge of Seventeen, head to Last Exit to sample Emirati food trucks, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for December 3, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Nationwide

New movie

See The Edge of Seventeen, a coming-of-age film about a young woman in today’s world. Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), 17, is a bullied high-school student suffering from depression who finds life unbearable when her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) starts dating her popular older brother Darian (Blake Jenner). Comedy drama, also starring Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Hayden Szeto and Alexander Calvert.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)

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Dubai

National Day

Celebrate UAE National Day at family-friendly activities at JBR, including a calligraphy art wall, art workshops, interactive experiences such as An Ode to Martyrs and The Threads of the UAE, live entertainment including Ayala dancing, henna, basket- and carpet-weaving, a falconry display, and children’s storytelling time about the history of the UAE.

Today, 10am to midnight, free entry, Rimal Area, JBR Walk, Dubai, www.facebook.com/thewalkatjbr

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Abu Dhabi

National Day

Visit Dalma Mall and enjoy a variety of festivities to celebrate the UAE National Day, including traditional food offerings, Arabian coffee and dates, and harbia dance performances. You can also take pictures wearing traditional clothes and accessories, have your name written in Arabic calligraphy and decorate your hands with henna.

Today and tomorrow, 4pm to 10pm, Dalma Mall, Mussaffah, Abu Dhabi, www.dalmamall.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Family workshop

Register to take part in the littleBits family workshop as part of the exhibition Invisible Threads: Technology and its Discontents. Young people ages 8 and older and their families are invited to experiment with the small, open source modular-electronics components that snap together with magnets to form larger circuits and create artworks that light up, beep, spin and turn.

December 9, 4-6pm, free, Seminar Room, NYUAD Art Gallery, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.nyuad-artgallery.org

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Abu Dhabi

Cultural market

Attend Pick N Mix – Emirati Chic. Choose among activities and experiences based on this month’s theme Colours of the Nation and mix them into a personal itinerary for the day, including live music, lifestyle, garden games, watersports, workouts and more.

Today, 3-7pm, free entrance, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.tinybeanevents.com

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Abu Dhabi

National Day

Head to Last Exit, on the E11 between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where Meraas’ gourmet Emirati food trucks, Cafe 71 and My Karak will welcome diners with complimentary Arabic coffee, karak chai and dates. A limited-edition menu of traditional dishes will be on offer and all customers will receive a UAE flag in recognition of the day. There will also be live Emirati folk musicians and hospitality tents. You may even catch a glimpse of some high-end vehicles as members of Lamborghini and Maserati car owners’ clubs and the Hawks Motorcycle Club will also be making pit-stops at Last Exit over the weekend.

Today, open 24 hours, Last Exit, E11, Abu Dhabi, 04 317 3999, www.lastexit.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Sports viewing

Watch the Manchester City-Chelsea football game today at a public screening at the official Manchester City Fanzone, along with hundreds of other fans. The family-friendly event will offer refreshments and competitions for anyone to participate in.

Today, kick-off is at 4.30pm, Pitch 15 near the tennis stadium, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Recollection for a Room, in which Kamrooz Aram presents ornamental and patterned paintings as well as sculptures that explore the significance of how objects are displayed in museums. Pictured: Ornamental Composition for Social Spaces

Daily until January 15, 10am-7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Green Art Gallery, Street 8, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9305, www.gagallery.com

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets now for the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, which will feature Enrique Iglesias (Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You), Bailando), who returns to the UAE as the headline act on the third day of the event.

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

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Dubai

Kids’ workshop

Register your children ages 8 to 15 for the two-day Once Upon a Piece design workshop led by Lebanese interior designer Lama Ghalayini, where kids will be introduced to the world of furniture design and can create collective masterpieces inspired by Ghalayini’s artistic and design principles. The final pieces will be displayed as part of the Hope Collection, with proceeds going to the Children’s Cancer Center.

Tomorrow and Monday, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Dh400 including all materials, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org

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