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10 things to do today: get Rod Stewart tickets, visit art exhibition Chaos Mist and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for February 12, 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

Concert

Get tickets now to see Rod Stewart as the Scottish singer brings his The Hits 2017 Tour to Abu Dhabi. Songs include Maggie May, Forever Young, Young Turks and You Wear It Well.

March 2, from Dh250, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Chaos Mist, featuring works by C Habib that represent the order of disorder and the cries of calm in a series of philosophical, mixed-media works that show a complex system with an unpredictable behaviour. Pictured: Disturbance

Daily until February 20, 11am to 7pm daily, atrium, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, www.laparoleartgallery.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Songs for Everyone by Yiannis Roussakis features images as part of an art project developed during his recent journey to South east Asia, documenting life in rural villages through images of people that represent our common human fate and the world we create, hoping to leave our mark behind. Pictured: Nomads in Ladakh

Daily until March 1, 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), 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

Fitness event

Ladies are invited to head to Yas Mall early tomorrow morning to take part in an invigorating mall walk as part of the Fitness for All initiative. Enjoy this group fitness event in the spacious mall walkways before the stores open, and meet other women interested in fitness walking.

Mondays, 9am, ladies only, Town Square, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasmall.ae

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Dubai

Concert

Begin the week with some cool alternative rock from The Dirty Suits (pictured), as Hard Rock Cafe Dubai brings back its live-music series featuring different resident Dubai bands on stage every night, including Caribbean tunes from Jammrok, classic rock with Vinyl Revival, jazz and R&B by Funk Power and The Distillers rock the weekend.

Daily, 8.30pm to 12.30am, free entry, Hard Rock Cafe Dubai, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai, reservations at 04 232 8900, www.hardrock.com/dubai

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Dubai

Film screening

Catch a screening of the classic film Casablanca at Courtyard Playhouse. The 1942 drama is about Rick (Humphrey Bogart), an American expatriate, who runs a popular nightspot in Casablanca. Through a twist of fate, he runs into Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), his former girlfriend, who clarifies details about their history and asks for his help in a dangerous situation. The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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

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Dubai

Comedy show

Register to attend a comedy show by Dubomedy’s Improv Revolution Troupe. Back to the Improv Comedy Night features high-energy, on-the-spot comedy with long and short-form games with audience participation from performers Omar Ismail, Alex Liccione, Simeon Goodson and troupe director Mina Liccione.

February 25, 7pm, free with registration, Centre for Musical Arts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, register at [email protected]

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Dubai

Performance

Get tickets to see a performance of the musical Grease. Curve Theatre presents the story of Sandy and Danny, who meet again after a whirlwind summer romance when Sandy is transferred to Rydell High. Hit songs include You’re the One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Summer Nights and Greased Lighting.

April 7 to 13, 8pm daily plus 2.30pm on April 8, 9 and 13, from Dh150, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Food event

Taste of Dubai returns for its 10th anniversary and tickets are available now for the alfresco culinary experience featuring some of Dubai’s top restaurants. Musical entertainment will be provided by Billy Ocean (Caribbean Queen, Suddenly) on Thursday night. Every day you can enjoy demonstrations and classes by internationally renowned chefs including Gary Rhodes, Jenny Morris (pictured), Eric Lanlard and Joshua Stanzl, plus live entertainment, shopping, a VIP lounge and more.

March 9 to 11, 4pm to midnight, Thursday; noon to midnight, Friday; noon to 11pm, Saturday; from Dh75 when purchased in advance, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.tasteofdubaifestival.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Desert Tales by Farah Coolman, an artist from Trinidad and Tobago, features works in acrylics and oil pastels ­representing a visual journey through the UAE’s past, present and beyond, emphasising its richness and diversity and highlighting the tranquility and relaxing atmosphere. Pictured: Above and Beyond

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

Compiled by Ellen Fortini

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