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10 things to do: See exhibition Songs for everyone, watch a performance of I am my language and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for February 28, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun. Ellen Fortini rounds up 10 things to do today in the UAE.

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Catch the final days of Songs for Everyone. Yiannis Roussakis presents an art project developed during his recent journey to South East Asia. It documents life in rural villages through images of people that represent our common human fate and the world we create, in our hopes to leave a mark behind. Pictured: Drukpa Monks

Ends tomorrow, 10am-10pm, Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Bateen Area, Street 4, Villa 4/2, Abu Dhabi, 02 667 1229, www.etihadmodernart.com

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

Attend I Am My Language, a theatrical show that is part of a theatre-training Emirati-French cultural programme, Trance-Forms. UAE-based actors and comedians from various backgrounds and countries present a performance that encapsulates the evolution of Abu Dhabi as a city and the UAE as a country, through the concepts of youth, memory and love. The performance includes music, dance, poems, stories and recitals of Arabic and French literature.

Tonight, 8pm, from Dh150, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.800tickets.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

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

Daily until Saturday, 12.30pm to 7pm, Mezzaluna restaurant, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 050 225 1783, www.swissartgateuae.com

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Abu Dhabi

Exhibition

See Bayn: The In-Between, a multimedia group exhibition by eight artists which explores the transformations that the current generation have witnessed in the UAE and the region. The exhibition seeks to describe and question the threshold found between a starting point and its end, highlighting the state as equally important to the beginning – in this case the history of the UAE – and its end goal: the future. Pictured: Accumulation by Talin Hazbar

Daily until June 18, 10am-8pm, Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae

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Dubai

Fitness event

Register to take part in the #IgniteDXB Hatta Hills Running Festival. Enjoy the scenery of the Hajar Mountains and Hatta Dam during this daytime running event, which is suitable for the whole family. There are four distances, on- and off-road, to choose from, including a kids’ 3K and 5K and an adults’ 5K, 10K and half-marathon.

March 10, from 7am, from Dh150 for adults; Dh100 for children, Hatta Hills, Dubai, register by March 9 at www.premieronline.com

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Dubai

Musical

The musical Mary Poppins at Dubai Opera has been extended until May 25. Get tickets to see the story based on the PL Travers books and Disney film adaptation, as the mysterious nanny arrives on Cherry Tree Lane to bring a world of magic, travel and imagination to the Banks children. The timeless score includes the songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

May 1 to 25, 7.45pm daily, plus 3pm on May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 24 and 25 (no shows on May 7, 14 and 21), Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Dubai

Exhibition

Book tickets to visit Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style, which features an array of exhibitions and experiences focusing on the design and style of the James Bond franchise, including music, gadgets, vehicles, technology, fashion and more from the past 50 years.

Daily until April 30, 10am to 11pm, Dh125 for adults; Dh90 for children, The Annex, Burj Khalifa, enter from The Armani Hotel or LG in The Dubai Mall, Dubai, www.jamesbondexhibition-dubai.com

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Dubai

Virtual reality

Visit the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo to experience the VRZoo and connect with endangered animals through 360-degree, live-action footage using VR goggles, or in an interactive CGI virtual experience by which you can “touch” the animals. Join gorillas in Uganda, swim with whale sharks in the Maldives and track elephants in South Africa.

Open 10am to 11pm, from Dh30, additional to any aquarium visit package, The Dubai Mall, 04 448 5200, www.thedubaiaquarium.com

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Dubai

Informational talk

Register to attend an informational talk by the charity organisation Gulf 4 Good and learn about the group’s Nepal challenges and forthcoming Annapurna Base Camp challenge in April. Catch the premiere of the Everest Base Camp film shot during the trek in 2015 when the earthquake hit. Anne, who led the trek, will share her experiences.

March 8, 7pm, free to attend, Raw Coffee, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at [email protected]

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In Everything Must Go Sophia Al Maria creates an immersive experience capturing the chaotic, almost apocalyptic act of consuming. The viewer is invited to experience illusions of order in underlying confusion and pandemonium. Pictured: A digital image by Sophia Al Maria

Daily until April 1, 10am-7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 1367, www.thethirdline.com

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