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10 things to do today: Book tickets for An Iliad with American actor Denis O'Hare, see Fame – the Musical, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 1, 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

Exhibition talk

Register to attend public talk Just Between Us, an inside look at the exhibition Bayn: The In-Between, which delves into the space between the past and future, focusing on how transition and change have shaped the artworks. Pictured: Calcified Landscape by Hatem Hatem

March 8, 6.30pm to 8pm, free with registration, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Avoca-Avocado. Georges Mohasseb experiments with materials and textures – frequently including wood – looking for the most sensible combinations for his designs, which reflect the natural and organic forms of an avocado. Pictured: Abeille

Daily until March 16, 10am-7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Art Sawa, Gate Village Building 8, Podium Level, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, 04 386 2366, www.artsawa.com

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

Get tickets for An Evening with Blue Fever and enjoy dinner and a show with one of the capital’s top a cappella jazz ensembles. It will be a night of solos, duets and group performances of popular hits, with accompaniment by piano, drums, violin and clarinet.

March 9 to 10, doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm, Dh180 for The Club members and teachers; Dh200 for non-members, includes dinner, ages 21+, The Club, Abu Dhabi, www.bluefeverabudhabi.com

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Abu Dhabi

Theatre

Book tickets for An Iliad. The solo play, starring American film and TV actor Denis O’Hare and directed by Lisa Peterson, is an account of humanity’s unshakable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos, based on Homer’s epic poem.

March 14 to 15, 8pm on March 14, 2pm on March 15, free with registration, Red Theater, NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org

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*Note this event has been postponed. We will update when we have more information from the organisers.

Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Register now for the Zayed Marathon 2017 and take part in The Day the UAE Runs, to raise money for kidney disease research, of which Sheikh Zayed, the Founding President of the UAE, was an avid supporter. Children and adults can compete in the 5K or 10K races.

March 18, from 2pm, from Dh100, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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Dubai

Fitness event

Sign up for DXB Paddling, a race open to all paddle-sport athletes, with kayaks, surf-skis, paddleboards, outriggers and row boats. As part of the Dubai International Boat Show, the event is a 14 kilometre distance and relay race around the Palm Jumeirah.

Saturday, noon for registration; race starts at 2pm, free, Skydive Dubai jetty, Dubai, www.dxbpaddling.com

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Dubai

Fashion event

Visit My Ex Wardrobe and browse through a selection of pre-loved items including clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories from top luxury brands. All items are in perfect or near-perfect condition, and some still have their original tags.

Today, 9am-10pm, 3in1 Restaurant, Vida Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.facebook.com/MyExWardrobe

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Dubai

Performance

See Fame – the Musical, which tells the story of a final class at the High School of Performing Arts in New York, from admission to graduation. Expect energetic dance, drama and song, including the Academy Award-winning title song.

Daily until Saturday, 8pm tonight, 4pm and 8pm tomorrow; 1pm and 7pm on Friday and Saturday, from Dh200, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, www.madinattheatre.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In the exhibition Journey to Abstraction, Dana Naser presents abstract art that explores her intuitive creativity and takes inspiration from day-to-day experiences and emotions. She creates impressions with textures, visual forms, colour and spontaneity, using multimedia, including acrylics, oils, pastels and ink with wire, fabric, silk screen and more. Pictured: Nostalgic

Daily until March 31, 10am-10pm, Art Couture, Event Centre, Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, 04 701 1111, www.artcoutureuae.com

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets to see new-wave band New Order at their first appearance in the Middle East. The Manchester group will play a selection of their classic hits as well as tracks from their latest album, Music Complete. Hits include Blue Monday, True Faith and Bizarre Love Triangle.

April 7, doors open at 8pm, from Dh299 for early-bird tickets, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Al Garhoud, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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