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10 things to do today: See the Oscar-nominated movie Fences, help beat cancer at the Dubai Terry Fox Run, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for February 18, 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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Al Ain

Literary evening

Attend the first session of the Literary Evenings at Qasr Al Muwaiji series, presented by Abu Dhabi Tourism & ­Culture Authority, with the aim of celebrating and honouring Arabic, Oriental and international literature by featuring a selections from novels, short stories and poetry. Ayoub Yousif will present linguistic variations inspired from the Arabic language, followed by Nabati poets from the Poetry Academy, who perform prose inspired by Emirati heritage.

Tonight, from 6.30pm to 8.15pm, free entry, Qasr Al Muwaiji, Al Ain, www.visitalain.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Film screening

Catch a screening of the 1925 Charlie Chaplin ­comedy film The Gold Rush at Cinema Space. The film is ­considered to be Chaplin’s masterpiece, and follows his character The Little Tramp as a prospector in his search for fortune in the Klondike and his subsequent romance with Georgia (Georgia Hale), a beautiful dancer, complete with timeless gags and hilarity. The freshly restored film is silent, with English title cards, and features a newly ­recorded orchestral score.

Today, 7pm, free with registration, Vox Cinema, Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi, register at www.cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

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Nationwide

New movie

In the film Fences, ­directed by and starring Denzel Washington, Troy Maxson ­(Washington) is a husband and father working as a waste collector in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter at having missed out on an ­opportunity to play Major League Baseball himself, he refuses to allow his son to meet a college football recruiter. The film is nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor. Drama, also starring Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson and Mykelti Williamson.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE (PG-15)

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

In Songs for Everyone, Yiannis Roussakis presents 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: Chai at Songkran

Daily until March 1, from 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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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets to see ­German violinist ­David Garrett and ­Georgian ­pianist Khatia ­Buniatishvili at Dubai ­Opera, as part of the White Nights in Dubai series, which brings top international musicians together.

April 1, 8pm, from Dh550, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Dubai

Food trucks

Visit the #TruckersDXB event at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club for a cool, outdoor dining experience featuring some of the top home-grown UAE food trucks including Calle Tacos, Copperwood, Toasted, The Shebi, Sir Loin & Sons, Yumtingz and GObai. Truckers Market also features local crafts vendors, and there will be kids’ activities and live music.

Today, from 5pm to 11pm, free entry, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Dubai, www.facebook.com/truckersdxb

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Dubai

Charity run

Attend the Dubai Terry Fox Run, a 5-kilometre event that celebrates one of Canada’s most revered athletes and raises money for cancer research in the UAE. It is open to all ages and abilities, and modes of participation include walkers, runners, roller-bladers and wheelchair users. No entrance fee; donations are welcome.

Today, 8am registration, 8.45am warm-up, 9am start, Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, www.facebook.com/dubaiterryfoxrun

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Dubai

Family fun

Take part in the Love Family Fete, a free, fun-filled ­family event at Dubai Sports City featuring raffle prizes, ­children’s activities, live performances, food tastings with live cooking stations and discounts at the outlets of Canal Residence West.

Today, 4pm to 9pm, free entry, Canal Residence West Retail Promenade, Dubai Sports City, 04 425 1111, www.dsc.ae

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Dubai

Musical

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 Lightning.

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

Art exhibition

See the ­exhibition ­Receiving and ­Collecting, in which Mohammed Kazem ­presents works in which he captures the un-capturable, including sunlight, shadows and experiences. Pictured: An untitled image by Mohammed Kazem

Daily until Thursday, from 10am to 7pm, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 5052, www.ivde.net

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