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10 things to do today: attend the Scents and Sensibility workshop, watch a screening of the film Welcome to Dongmakgol and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 29, 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

Family workshop

Book your spot now to attend the Scents and Sensibility workshop as part of Wednesdays at the Warehouse and based on the Lest We Forget exhibition Emirati Adornment: Tangible and Intangible. Explore the relationship between fragrances and memories as Mona Bassan Haddad and her grandmother demonstrate how to create various forms of perfumes based on family recipes and evoke the cultural memories that fragrances inspire.

April 5, 5pm to 8pm, free, all ages, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, register at www.warehouse421.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Film screening

Register to attend a screening of the film Welcome to Dongmakgol as part of the Cinema Space series. In 1950, an American fighter plane crash-lands near Dongmakgol, a mountain village in Korea. The wounded pilot is nursed by the villagers, but soon three survivors from a communist army patrol show up, as do two stray soldiers from the southern anti-communist party. They learn to co-exist peacefully, till the Americans come to rescue their pilot, and the real war reaches this small village.

Tonight, 7pm, Korean Cultural Center, twofour54, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

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Abu Dhabi

Grand prix

Get tickets now for the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and enjoy a discounted price until May 31. Take advantage of the GP Parks Pass for unlimited access to the Yas Island parks – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld – and for every three-day adult grandstand ticket, one child under 12 will get free Friday entry to that grandstand, plus free access to the Yas Island parks.

November 24 to 26, from Dh1,120 for three-day Abu Dhabi Hill package until May 31, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ fun

Plan to take your children to Deerfields Mall, where they can participate in competitions and enjoy live entertainment. There will be Arabic stage shows depicting the stories of Cinderella and Aladdin, where little ones can meet their favourite characters. There will also be a colouring competition every Thursday at 3pm, and 10 children can win gift vouchers from mall retailers.

Daily until April 8, open 10am to 10pm, Cinderella performances on March 31 and April 1; Aladdin performances on April 7 and April 8, shows at 6pm, 7.30pm and 9pm, Deerfields Mall, Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road, <URL destination=”http://www.facebook.com/DeerfieldsMall “>www.facebook.com/DeerfieldsMall

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

Register to attend Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, a retelling of Sophocles’ classic play through flamenco music and dance. In this ­performance about the hero Antigone, acclaimed dancer Soledad Barrio depicts the battle between a disenfranchised woman and the patriarchy. April 7, 1pm and 8pm, free with registration, Red Theatre, The Arts Center, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.nyuad-artscenter.org

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Dubai

Art exhibition

The winners of the International Women Photographers Award showcase their works from around the world, with a focus on the Middle East. Pictured: White Bird by Haruri Fuji

Daily until April 8, 9am to 8pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 9am to 5pm on Thursdays and Saturdays (closed Fridays), La Galerie, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, <URL destination=”http://www.afdubai.org “>www.afdubai.org

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Sharjah

Art exhibition

Once Upon a Time: Hadiqat Al Umma, by Iraqi artist Sadik Kwaish Alfraj features a panoramic multimedia video installation reviving the artist’s childhood in Baghdad, specifically a park that was a sanctuary from the city and its heat. The park is brought to life through drawings and animation across nine projectors. Pictured: Artwork by Sadik Kwaish Alfraj

Daily until May 6, 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 4pm to 10pm, Fridays, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Al Taawun Road, Sharjah, 06 556 6555, www.maraya.ae

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Dubai

Film screening

Catch a screening of Zay Ood Al Kabreet (Like a Matchstick), to close the Plaza Cinema film screenings presented by Cinema Akil, which reflects on the cultural impact of the recently demolished Plaza Cinema in Bur Dubai. The 2016 Egyptian comedy is directed by Hussein El Imam, who presents an homage to his father, the director Hassan El Imam, and the golden age of Egyptian cinema.

Today, 7pm, free on a first-come, first-seated basis, The Yard, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com

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Dubai

Yoga class

Take part in free yoga sessions at Marasi Business Bay hosted by Piloga Studio Pilates & Yoga. Rejuvenate on Mondays with Morning Warror, a power workout that sets the pace for the day. On Wednesdays, unwind with relaxing candlelight and essential oils session. Bring your own yoga mat.

Mondays, 7am; Wednesdays, 7pm, free, Marasi Park, next to Volante Building, Marine Boat Station, Marasi Business Bay, Dubai, www.facebook.com/MarasiDP

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Visit the exhibition Atelier M, featuring works by UAE-based French artist Myriam Schrive. Curated by Alliance Française Dubai, it comprises a series of works that show the challenges faced by visually impaired people. Pictured: An image by Myrian Schrive

Daily until May 15, open all day, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, www.afdubai.org

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