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10 things to do today: register for a tai chi workshop at Bodytree, catch the final day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 22, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness class

Register now to take part in a tai chi workshop at Bodytree. Led by Grace Hwang, this beginner-to-intermediate level class teaches the slow-moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defence. Learn the origins and principles of the Chinese practice and experience the basic movements through a demonstration, participation and interactive discussion.

February 10, 11am to 1pm, Dh150, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, www.bodytreestudio.com

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Abu Dhabi

Sporting event

Catch the final day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. One of the biggest events on the European Tour, regularly attracting some of golf’s most famous names, including Martin Kaymer (pictured), Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler.

Today, gates open at 6.45am, from Dh50 for a one-day pass, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabigolfchampionship.com

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Dubai

Photo workshop

Register for Sony PhotoFriday and take part in a selection of seminars, technical and inspirational talks and creative panels led by some of the world’s top photographers as part of GPP Photo Week. The sessions each run for 90 minutes and focus on a range of topics, from travel to food photography.

February 10, 9am to 5.30pm, Dh55 per session, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 380 8545, book online at www.gulfphotoplus.com/gpp/2017

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Nationwide

New movie

In The Bye Bye Man, three friends stumble upon the origins of a mysterious being whom they discover is the root cause of the evil behind man’s most unspeakable acts, driving people to do terrible things when he gets inside their heads. Thriller, starring Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway and Marisa Echevarria.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (18+)

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Abu Dhabi

Concert

Get tickets for the Vienna State Opera Gala Evening as part of the Abu Dhabi Classics series. The musical ensemble associated with the history of European classical music will perform Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni, in which the composer portrays each character’s emotional state through music with both tragedy and comedy.

February 8, 7pm, from Dh100, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabiclassics.ae

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Dubai

Performances

Swiss performers take to the stage for Swiss Days 2017 this weekend. On Friday, Inmotion present mind-boggling yo-yo tricks, throws and catches, while the Special Elements dance crew perform hip-hop skills that helped them to reach the finals of a top Swiss talent show. On Saturday, Bastian Baker (pictured) will perform his mix of pop-folk and singalong ballads.

Friday and Saturday, doors open at 7.30pm with shows starting at 8.30pm, Dh60 on Friday; Dh190 on Saturday, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, www.virginmegastore.me

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In the exhibition Receiving and Collecting, Mohammed Kazem presents works in which he captures the “un-capturable”, including sunlight, shadows and experiences. Pictured: an image by Mohammed Kazem

Daily until February 23, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 5052, www.ivde.net

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Dubai

Art workshop

Register to take part in an abstract painting workshop at thejamjar. Artist Dana Naser leads this 12-week course, which uses acrylics and is suitable for all skill levels. Techniques will be introduced at each class, building towards a final piece.

Starting tomorrow, running until April 10, 10.30am to 12.30pm on Mondays, from Dh1,200 for four classes; Dh3,000 for all 12 classes, ages 14+, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, [email protected]

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Dubai

Concerts

Buy tickets now for the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival. Performing on the opening night is Tom Jones (What’s New Pussycat?, It’s Not Unusual), with supporting blues act The Rad Trads. The second night features Mariah Carey (Vision of Love, Always Be My Baby), as well as guitarist and singer-songwriter Raul Midón; and on the final night, former The Wanted member Nathan Sykes (pictured) will open for Enrique Iglesias (Hero, Bailando).

February 22 to 24, from Dh275, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Word Chimes; Meaning in Movements, by Pakistani artist Simeen Farhat, features a collection of works that she describes as a record of her own evolution, reflecting her belief that art is synonymous with life. Abstract forms are 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

Daily until Tuesday, 10am to 6pm, XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, 04 353 5383, www.xvagallery.com

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