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10 things to do today: Attend the Shopping Soirée, buy tickets for the Justin Bieber concert, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for February 26, 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

Fitness event

The Color Run returns to the capital. Take part in what is billed as “The Happiest 5K on the Planet”, which now features an island-style tropical paradise theme that includes scented powders, inflatable palm trees and a rainbow beach with sand, beach chairs, dancing, activities and more – all in the name of fun and fitness.

March 25, gates open at 7am, from Dh160, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, www.thecolorrun.ae

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Nationwide

New movie

In the film Trespass Against Us, Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) looks to escape the criminal ways of his outlaw family after an elaborate heist goes bad. But Chad’s father, crime patriarch Colby (Brendan Gleeson), wants to further tie his son to the business, even as the police are closing in. Drama, also starring Lyndsey Marshal, Rory Kinnear and Killian Scott.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)

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Abu Dhabi

Craft market

Attend the Shopping Soirée and find quality, handmade crafts and gift items from local vendors at pop-up shops featuring jewellery, home decor, clothing, toys, baby products, skincare, furniture and handbags.

Today, 10am to 4pm, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Racing offer

Valentine’s Day celebrations continue till the end of the month with adrenaline-fuelled motorsport experiences for couples at Yas Marina Circuit. Choose the SST Radical passenger experience, where driving instructors put cars to the test, head-to-head; or choose to get behind the wheel yourself of a Chevrolet Camaro on a custom-built drag strip approved by the National Hot Rod Association.

Offer valid until Tuesday, from Dh695 for two SST Radical passenger experiences; from Dh995 for two Chevrolet Camaro Drag Racing driving experiences, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Sign up for the 13th edition of the Wadi Adventure Race, which features 25 natural and man-made hurdles such as water elements, wired fences cargo netting and other obstructions at the foot of Al Ain’s Jebel Hafeet. The event is open to amateur and elite athletes in the 5km, 10km and 15km distances.

March 18, 8am, Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, www.premieronline.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Rebirth features works by Ukrainian artists Petro Bevza and Oleksiy Lytvynenko. The exhibition addresses miracles in everyday life through flower buds and water. Pictured: Fountain 8 by Petro Bevza

Until Wednesday, 10am to 10pm, N2N Gallery, first floor, Nation Towers Galleria, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 055 283 2642, www.n2nartgallery.com

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Dubai

Concert

Buy tickets for the Justin Bieber concert in Dubai. The Canadian pop star returns to the UAE in May with his Purpose world tour. Hits include Baby, Boyfriend, As Long as You Love Me and One Time.

May 6, gates open at 4pm, from Dh335, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai. www.800tickets.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Desert Tales by Farah Coolman, an artist from Trinidad and Tobago, features acrylics and oil pastels. The artworks represent a visual journey through the UAE’s past, present and beyond, emphasising its richness, diversity and tranquillity. Pictured: Green Hope

Daily until March 31, 10am to 10pm, Z Gallery, first floor, Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 323 0333, www.fourpointssheikhzayedroad.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Catch the final days of Splashes, an exhibition in which Syrian artist Osama Nassar presents works that reflect on humanity and focus on the truth of being optimistic in times of trouble, artificiality and vulgarity. Pictured: Preparedness

Ends tomorrow, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 7pm to midnight, Coya Dubai, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, 04 316 9600, www.facebook.com/CoyaDubai

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Dubai

Kids’ fun

Sign up children, ages 5 to 12, for the Kids HQ talent contest. Singers, dancers, magicians, poets and youngsters with other expertise are invited to perform in front of judges – including Magic Phil and Esther Eden (pictured) – for friendly and encouraging feedback. The goal is to help children develop confidence, learn about commitment and have fun. Semi-finalists will be announced on March 13. The semi-finals are on March 20, when 10 kids will be selected for the final on April 15.

Starts tomorrow, 4pm to 6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays until March 12, Dh20 application fee, Kids HQ, Umm Suqeim Street, Dubai, 04 379 4233, www.facebook.com/kidshq

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