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10 things to do today: see Korean film The Fatal Encounter, head to a comedy show and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for February 22, 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

Film screening

Cinema Space presents The Fatal Encounter, a 2014 Korean film directed by Lee Jae-kyoo. In 1777, the reign of King Jeong-jo is under threat from opposing factions and he relies on his servant, Sang-chaek, who is banished from the court when his true identity is discovered. But as Sang-chaek leaves, he notices an intruder.

Tonight, 7.30pm, free with registration, Korean Cultural Centre, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

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Abu Dhabi

Comedy show

Head to Comedy at the Greek and have some fun with the Yalla Laughs crew, featuring top local and regional comedians including Almar Agmyren, Thieab, Kholoud Abdullah, Erik Thornquist, headliner Simeon Goodson (pictured) and MC Jon Boulton.

Tonight, 8pm, free entry, Acropolis, Le Meridien, Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com

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Abu Dhabi

Heritage event

Register to take part in My Old House as part of the Visit Al Ain programme of events that aims to celebrate Abu Dhabi emirate’s essence of the past and the contemporary vision of the future. Join archaeologists and conservators on a bus tour exploring the architectural features of old homes and oases in Al Ain, and learn about life within the Emirati home.

Today and tomorrow, from 10am, free with registration, tour starts from Al Ain National Museum, Al Ain, register at 03 711 8331, [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Women can take part in the weekly GoYas training event and enjoy a 3km cycle, run, walk or jog around Yas Marina Circuit. The event is staffed entirely by women to ensure participants’ privacy. Take part in the #runlikeagirlAD running group at 6pm and 15-minute sessions of Crossfit @ GoYas from 7pm to 8pm. There is a junior gym and bikes and helmets are available to rent.

Tonight, 6pm to 9pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ casting

Audition your children for Be Discovered, the casting for the fashion shows of Yas Mall Spring Festival, which runs from March 30 to April 7. Participants, ages 10 to 21, are invited to visit the model-casting stand at the mall to see if they have what it takes to be on the catwalk.

Daily until March 11, 3pm to 9pm on weekdays; 2pm to 10pm on weekends, Luxury Court, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasmall.ae

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Dubai

Comedy show

Get tickets now to see Russell Howard perform live in Dubai. The British stand-up comedian, and host of TV show Russell Howard’s Good News, brings his Round the World Tour to Dubai College Auditorium.

April 20 to 22, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm on April 20 and 21; doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm on April 22, from Dh295, Dubai College Auditorium, www.800tickets.com

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Dubai

Performance

Get tickets now to see the musical Mary Poppins at Dubai Opera. The show, based on the PL Travers books and the Disney film adaptation, is the story of a mysterious nanny who arrives on Cherry Tree Lane and brings 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 17, 7.45pm daily, plus 3pm on May 5, 6, 12 and 13 (now shows on May 7 and 14), Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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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. Billy Ocean (Caribbean Queen, Suddenly) takes the stage on Thursday night and every day you can expect demonstrations and classes by internationally renowned chefs including Gary Rhodes (pictured), Jenny Morris, Eric Lanlard and Joshua Stanzl, plus live entertainment, shopping, a VIP lounge and more.

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

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See Ukama, a group exhibition of stone sculptures created by the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe, who believe in a spiritual connection between themselves and the stone, which they craft to “free” a shape that joins the contemporary world. Ukama is an ethic held by the Shona people based on the fact that humans should be concerned with the well-being of those who will live in the future, hence the strong tradition of stone sculpting is passed through generations. Pictured: Look the Other Way by Karise Tariro

Daily until March 9, 10am-6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Showcase Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 379 0940, www.showcaseuae.com

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Dubai

Art workshops

Browse the art workshops at thejamjar in March and find a variety of classes for children and adults to enjoy, and new skills and techniques to learn. Try perspective drawing, abstract painting, watercolours, pop art, sculpture and more. Pictured: A sculpture by Stephanie Neville

March 4 to 25, 10.30am to 12.30pm, various prices from Dh150, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

* Compiled by Ellen Fortini

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