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10 things to do today: Kick-start your day with a free yoga class, check out Dubai Snowfest at Dubai Ice Rink, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 2, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Film screening

Register now to catch a screening of the French drama Girlhood at Cinema Space. Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighbourhood, Marieme (Karidja Touré) starts a new life after meeting three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home life becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man, who promises her money and protection. Realising this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands.

Saturday, 7pm, free with registration, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

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Dubai

Yoga class

Kick-start your day with a free yoga class. Classes take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at South Lawn, The Beach, and is open to yogis of all levels.

Today, 7am, South Lawn, The Beach, Dubai, www.thebeach.ae

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Nationwide

New movie

Within stars Michael Vartan as John Alexander, a widower, who moves into a seemingly perfect new home with his daughter and new wife. However, strange things start happening around them, and it becomes clear something isn’t right. As they learn about the secrets of their new house, they risk becoming the next chapter in its horrifying history. Thriller, with English subtitles, also starring Erin Moriarty, Nadine Velazquez and Dorian Kingi.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE (15+)

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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-orientated Candy and Clubnights to technically aimed Foundations, Performance and Tabata rides. For a comprehensive audiovisual body and mind experience, try the Journey and Belief rides.

Morning classes start at 8.30am and evening classes start at 4.30pm, 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

Fitness event

Participate in the ADCB Zayed Sports City 5 & 10K run presented by Daman’s Activelife. This community-orientated event winds through the closed roads of Zayed Sports City, while raising funds for charity. Suitable for families and competitive runners.

January 13, 7.30am, Zayed Sports City, register at www.premieronline.com, www.zsc.ae

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Sharjah

Art exhibition

See Enrico David: Fault Work at the Sharjah Art Foundation. Exhibiting for the first time in the region, David’s solo exhibition will showcase his metal sculptures, plaques and large-scale tapestries, which employ artisanal craft technique. Pictured: Untitled (Rusty Waters)

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

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See Migration Stories, in which Farzad Kohan records the experiences of migrants who have resettled in the United States or Europe from the Middle East, detailing their stories with text-based paintings written in Typewriter font. Pictured: Migration Stories #2

Daily until February 23, 10am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon to 8pm on Saturdays (closed on Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC, Dubai, 04 439 2395, www.ayyamgallery.com

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Dubai

Festive fun

Check out Dubai Snowfest at Dubai Ice Rink, which is hosting a number of activities. Head to the Village Market to buy gifts and tasty delights, or take public skating sessions, where you can glide around the ice rink. Children can enjoy a snow-themed bouncy castle and play area, complete with a snowball-fight zone.

Until Saturday, 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

Kamrooz Aram presents ornamental and patterned paintings as well as sculptures that explore the significance of how objects are displayed in museums in the exhibition, Recollection for a Room. Pictured: Ephesian Fog

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

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Dubai

Concert

American hard rockers Guns N’ Roses return to the UAE, this time with original members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan as part of their Not in This Lifetime… world tour. Hit songs include Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O’ Mine, November Rain and Paradise City.

March 3, from Dh400, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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