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10 things to do today: Register for a free aquabiking class at L'Atelier Aquafitness, get tickets to see Olly Murs, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for February 19, 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 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: Whisper

Until tomorrow, 11am to 7pm daily, atrium, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, www.laparoleartgallery.com

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Sharjah

Concert

Register today to attend tomorrow’s show by Red Baraat at American University of Sharjah. The eight-piece Brooklyn, New York-based band bring their fusion of funk, Indian Bhangra rhythms, jazz, hip-hop and rock ‘n’ roll to the stage in a multicultural musical experience featuring dhol, horns, guitar, a sousaphone and more.

Tomorrow, 5.30pm, free with registration, main auditorium, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, register today via the event link at www.facebook.com/wwwausedu

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Nationwide

New movie

In the film Gold, which is loosely based on a true story. Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey) is a businessman desperate for a lucky break who teams up with geologist Michael Acosta (Edgar Ramirez) to hunt for gold deep in the jungle of Indonesia. Adventure, also starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Craig T Nelson and Timothy Simons.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (TBA)

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Abu Dhabi

Concert

Get tickets to see Olly Murs perform at du Forum. The British singer comes to Abu Dhabi for the first time with his Spring Tour show. Hits include You Don’t Know Love, Troublemaker, Heart Skips a Beat, Army of Two and Grow Up.

April 28, from Dh250, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and take advantage of the UAE Residents Offer, which has been extended until the end of the month and gives you access to the thrill rides, family rides and children’s rides and attractions. There is fun for the whole family, including shows and themed restaurants. Plus you’ll have the chance to win an exclusive invitation to experience the launch of the park’s newest rollercoaster. Offer valid until February 28, 11am to 8pm, Dh195 for bronze tickets, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, ferrariworldabudhabi.com

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Al Ain

Fitness event

Sign up to take part in the 13th edition of the Wadi Adventure Race, which features natural and man-made hurdles, water features, wired fences, sand bags, cargo netting and more at the foot of Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain. The event is open to amateur and elite athletes and features 25 obstacles in 5km, 10km and 15km distances.

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

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets now for Gospel on the Grass. The London Community Gospel Choir will perform at this gala concert as part of ChoirFest Middle East. Enjoy an evening of popular hits from the 1960s to the present, as performed by one of the top gospel choirs in Europe, who have performed with Madonna, Sting, Paul McCartney and Tina Turner, among others.

March 4, 7.30pm, from Dh250, Els Club, Dubai Sports City, 04 347 7793, www.choirfestme.com

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Dubai

Fitness offer

Register to enjoy a free aquabiking class at L’Atelier Aquafitness. New female clients are welcome to sign up for a complimentary class, which is normally Dh155, regardless of their fitness level, and with no obligation to sign up in the future. The class is a mix of aqua aerobics and indoor biking, specifically designed for low-impact, high-resistance training. Burn up to 750 calories per class.

Daily until Saturday, 8am today; 10am on Monday; 2pm on Tuesday; 4pm on Wednesday; 6pm on Thursday, L’Atelier Aquafitness, Villa 677A, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, 04 338 8323, www.latelieraquafitness.com

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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 American Typewriter font. Pictured: Migration Stories #25

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

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Dubai

Cultural event

Visit Qasr Al Sultan, a heritage and lifestyle destination offering culinary delights and cultural treasures. Enter the Arabic majlis, where you are welcomed with traditional refreshments; follow the winding paths of the souq and shop for traditional crafts; the food bazaar has dishes from around the world, with music and stage shows; relax in the shisha lounge while children visit the playground.

From 7pm daily, from Dh435 for adults; Dh250 for children, near Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai, 800 785826, [email protected]

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