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10 things to do today: take part in a Flow in the Dark yoga class, see new movie Blackburn and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for December 14, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Yoga class

Take part in the popular Flow in the Dark yoga class at Bodytree Studio. Enjoy a night of yoga, music and creative expression led by Angela. The lights will be dimmed to sharpen your senses as you try to balance in the dark. Arrive early to dress up with black-light body paint and wear white or neon to really glow. The class is best for those experienced in yoga.

Tonight, 7.30pm to 9pm, Dh95 includes a juice from Nectar, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, www.bodytreestudio.com

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Nationwide

New movie

In the film Blackburn, five college friends visiting a small Alaskan ghost town are trapped after a forest fire and a rock slide, forcing them to seek refuge in the old Blackburn Asylum, where they must fight for their lives. Horror, starring Lochlyn Munro, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, Emilie Ullerup and Calum Worthy.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (TBA)

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Abu Dhabi

Film screenings

Register now to attend film screenings at Warehouse421 in collaboration with Cinema Akil next Wednesday, including the 2010 Emirati short Sabeel, which features no dialogue and tells the story of two young boys who sell produce to buy medicine for their sick grandmother. Then see the 2014 drama Timbuktu, which is about Kidane, who lives peacefully with his family outside of Timbuktu and away from the regime of terror imposed by those in control. But when Kidane accidentally kills a fisherman, he must face the new laws of the foreign occupants.

Wednesday, 7.30pm to 10pm, free with registration, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, register at www.warehouse421.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Food festival

Visit the Street Feast food trucks as part of Abu Dhabi Food Festival and enjoy creations from 60 food trucks that offer more than 150 food options, including classic choices such as burgers and hot dogs. Also taste cuisine from South America and Africa, including desserts, milkshakes, pastries and international food concepts. Children will enjoy the entertainment area and there will be street performers, graffiti artists, an outdoor cinema and live stage performances.

Daily until Saturday, 4pm to midnight on Thursday; noon to midnight on Friday and Saturday, Dh30 for adults, Dh15 for children younger than 12, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, www.tixbox.com

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ camp

Alliance Française Abu Dhabi presents a three-week kids’ winter camp with the theme, Olympic Games, for children in the ages 4 to 10, featuring a variety of activities for little ones to enjoy as they wait for the festive holidays and the next school term.

December 18 to January 5, 9am to 2pm on weekdays only, Dh140 per day, Alliance Française Abu Dhabi, near Irish Embassy, Abu Dhabi, book at 02 612 2900, [email protected]

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Dubai

Film screening

Catch a screening of a National Theatre Live HD performance, A View From the Bridge. The Arthur Miller tragedy starring Mark Strong sheds light on the American Dream in a story about Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone, whose Sicilian cousins arrive in New York and one falls for Eddie’s niece, causing a jealous rift.

Tonight, 8pm, free with registration, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at www.courtyardplayhouse.com

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Dubai

Music festival

Dubai Marina Music Festival features musical performances with an eclectic mix of talent, including handpan musician Sherif, Dubai-based rock band The Boxtones, Jordanian fusion band Harget Kart and Australian YouTube acts, PVC-pipe instrumentalist Pipe Guy and bucket drummer Gordo, plus a music bazaar, food trucks as well as open-mic sets, DJs and street performers.

Opens today, then runs daily until December 24, 5.30pm to 9pm, free to attend, promenade, Dubai Marina Mall and Marina Walk, Dubai Marina, Dubai, 04 436 1020, www.dubaimarinamall.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Visit thejamjar and see Fired Up!, a showcase of ceramic works by students of the American University of Dubai. Students in Michael Rice’s course present pieces created using techniques and methods in the ancient art of ceramic, exploring the material and experimenting with their own personal responses, themes and narratives. Pictured: Artwork by Zhiwen Shan

Opens tonight, then runs daily until Sunday, 10am to 8pm daily until Saturday; 10am to 6pm on Sunday, thejamjar, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

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Dubai

Fitness class

Try the ladies-only aquabiking class at L’Atelier Aquafitness, a high-end boutique studio offering an array of classes in which you use a stationary bike while immersed in water and burn up to 750 calories in 45 minutes. Classes include high-intensity interval training and full-body, as well as focused classes. Try a single class or buy a package and take part in the studio’s New Year challenge.

Various daily timings with classes running hourly, from Dh125 for a first-timer discover class; Dh155 for single classes; packages available, L’Atelier Aquafitness, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, 04 338 8323, www.latelieraquafitness.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In the exhibition Iconic Photographs of Asia, award-winning American photographer Steve McCurry is known for his images that draw the viewer into the frame. The images he presents share stories about Asia and captures tales of the human condition. Pictured: Shaolin Monks Training, 2004

Daily until January 10, 10am to 7pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays and Saturdays), The Empty Quarter, Building 2, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, 04 323 1210, www.theemptyquarter.com

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