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10 things to do today: attend an Emirati culutral film evening, watch new film Before I Fall and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 18, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film creenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun. Aarti Jhurani rounds up 10 things to do today in the UAE.

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Al Ain

Film screening

Watch the film A Tale of Water, Palm Trees, and Family as part of the Literary Evenings Series, which showcases Emirati and international culture through stories, poetry, film screenings and more. Director Nasser Al Dhaheri examines daily life in the Emirates and uses it to highlight the UAE’s traditions before and after the discovery of oil. There will be a talk by the director before the screening.

Today, 6.30pm for the talk, film starts at 6.50pm, free, Qasr Al Muwaiji courtyard, Al Ain, qasralmuwaiji.ae, 03 767 4444

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Nationwide

New film

Before I Fall is the story of Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch), a young woman who has it all – great friends, an amazing boyfriend and good looks. February 12 is just another day her in her life, until it becomes her last. Stuck reliving her last day during one inexplicable week, Kingston tries to untangle the mystery around her death. Mystery drama, also starring Halston Sage and Cynthy Wu.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (PG13)

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See Travelling Light, a group exhibition by seven female French artists based in the UAE, all using the effect of chiaroscuro – creating dramatic effect using dark and light colours. Pictured: The Magic Moment by Clara Baudot

Opens today, then runs daily until March 24, 10am to 9pm, 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

Art exhibition

In the exhibition Bayn: The In-Between, nine artists depict the transformations that the current generation of artists have witnessed in the UAE and the region. Pictured: Geo Displacement by Asma Al Ahmed

Daily until June 18, 10am to 8pm Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Brainchild, a solo exhibition by Bahraini artist Leena Al Ayoobi is influenced by Arabian culture and traditions and includes a touch of Japanese manga art style. Pictured: Peaceful Trinity

Until April 6, 10am to 7pm from Sunday to Thursday (closed Fridays and Saturdays), Citizen E Art Gallery, 108A, first floor, Building 6, Dubai Design District, www.citizene.net

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Dubai

Wellness event

Head to the Dubai Ladies Club for a day dedicated to fitness. Have a free medical check-ups, listen to inspirational talks, check out the holistic living zone and take your little ones to kids’ classes. You can also sign up to take part in the first women’s obstacle race in the country.

Today, 8am to 6pm, Dh50 entry fee, Dubai Ladies Club, Jumeirah Beach Road, 04 349 9922, www.dubailadiesclub.com

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Dubai

Food festival

Book your tickets now to attend the Big Grill Festival. A celebration of BBQ and music, the event aims to bring together the city’s best grill masters to dish up some great food, as live acts perform on stage. Tunde Baiyewu (pictured), the voice behind Lighthouse Family’s award-winning tracks Ocean Drive and Lost in Space will headline this year’s festival. There’s a variety of activities for families, and a kids’ play area.

April 7, from 2pm, concert starts at 8pm, The Lawns, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, tickets cost Dh125 at www.800tickets.com

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Dubai

Kids’ camp

Register your child for the All at Sea – Kids Theatre Works! Spring Stage Workshop at Ductac. Workshops are available for three age groups – 3 to 4 years, 5 to 6 years and 7 to 14 years. Children will learn acting, singing, dancing, scriptwriting and art and the workshop will end with a performance at the Kilachand Studio Theatre.

March 26 to March 30, 9am to 1pm for ages 3 to 4, 9am to 2pm for ages 5 to 6, 9am to 3pm for ages 7 to 14, costs Dh950, plus Dh150 for new students, Ductac, Mall of The Emirates, Dubai, to register, email [email protected] or call 050 158 5653

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Dubai

Fitness class

Attend a class of Pound – a unique cardio jam session, inspired by the fun of playing the drums. An invigorating, full-body cardio workout, it requires the use of lightly-weighted drumsticks, which have been designed for exercising, called Ripstix.

Every Saturday, 10am, free for members, Dh110 for non-members, The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, to reserve a spot, email [email protected] or call 04 888 3900

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Dubai

Pamper package

Head to Talise Spa for a of pampering. The Beach and Spa Escape includes a 60-minute massage of choice, complimentary yoga class and access to the beach. Or gather your girlfriends for the Girls Day Out package, which offers breakfast, 60-minute massage or facial of choice and use of the spa facilities as well as the outdoor pool.

Until March 31, 7am to 9.30pm, Beach and Spa package costs Dh690 on weekdays and Dh790 on weekends, Girls Day Out package costs Dh795 per person for a group of 4 to 5 or Dh775 per person for six people or more, Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, www.jumeirah.com

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