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10 things to do today: Buy tickets for the Abu Dhabi Festival, get tickets for An Evening with Blue Fever and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 9, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, 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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Abu Dhabi

Music festival

Buy tickets for the Abu Dhabi Festival, which runs from Tuesday to March 31, and features a mix of artists across a variety of genres and nationalities. It opens with Saudi singer Mohamed Abdo. There are also performances by jazz icon Wynton Marsalis, Portuguese singer Mariza and The Silk Road Ensemble (pictured) with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Tuesday to March 31, various timings, from Dh125, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.800tickets.com/abudhabifestival

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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 acappella jazz ensembles. It will feature solos, duets and group performances of popular hits, with accompaniment on some numbers by piano, drums, violin and clarinet.

Today and tomorrow, 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, <URL destination=”http://www.bluefeverabudhabi.com “>www.bluefeverabudhabi.com

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Abu Dhabi

Ladies night

Head to Yas Waterworld for the new ladies night experience, where women can enjoy an Emirati-inspired adventure. Plunge into the story of the Lost Pearl, search for hidden treasures and enjoy more than 40 rides and slides, which will all be open only to ladies.

Starts today, runs every Thursday, 6pm to 11pm, Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yaswaterworld.com

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Book your tickets to attend the Annual Bodytree Yoga Market. There will be over 10 different yoga classes, meditation and talks all day long. There will be something for every level – from beginner to advanced – as well as a farmers market in the garden.

Friday, 8.30 am to 5pm, Dh150, tickets available at the reception, Bodytree Studio, near the corner of 11th and 26th streets, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, www.bodytreestudio.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Picture This!. Featuring artworks by 350 children with autism from centres across the UAE, it is being held in collaboration with Goals UAE and Emirates Autism Society. Through the exhibit, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation continues its work advocating the therapeutic impact of visual arts on children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, particularly autism.

Until March 31, Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi

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Dubai

Comedy show

Have some fun with the gang from The Laughter Factory. This month’s line-up includes Greek-Canadian actor and comedian Angelo Tsarouchas (pictured), the laid-back and observational UK comedian Mark Maier and 20-something rising Welsh star Matt Rees.

Thursday and Friday, 9pm, Mövenpick, JBR, Dubai; Wednesday, 8pm, Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi; March 16, 9pm, Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights, Dubai, all shows Dh140, ages 21+ only, 04 355 1862, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Food event

Taste of Dubai returns for its 10th anniversary and tickets are available for the alfresco culinary experience featuring Dubai’s top restaurants. Billy Ocean (Caribbean Queen, Suddenly, pictured) takes to the stage tonight, and you can expect demonstrations and classes by internationally renowned chefs, including Gary Rhodes, Jenny Morris, Eric Lanlard and Joshua Stanzl, plus live entertainment, shopping, a VIP lounge and more.

From today until Saturday, 4pm to midnight, today; noon to midnight, tomorrow; noon to 11pm, Saturday; from Dh75 when purchased in advance, Dubai Media City, www.tasteofdubaifestival.com

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Dubai

Language event

Register now to celebrate Eton Institute’s 11th anniversary with Eton Day on Broadway, with activities that highlight the cultural aspect of Broadway musicals, including performances, Broadway-themed games, language micro-lessons and culinary treats.

Today, 8am to 9pm, Eton Institute, Eton Institute, Park Rotana Office Complex, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, 02 449 9649; Block 3, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai, 04 438 6800, register at middleeast.etoninstitute.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See abstract paintings by the artist Samia Halaby at the exhibition Illuminated Space, which is inspired by the contours of living organisms, such as soft edges of plant life and the interplays of light in an urban environment.

Opens today, 7pm to 9pm, then runs daily until June 17, 10am to 6pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon to 6pm on Saturdays (closed on Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, 11 Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com

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Dubai

Exhibition

Samia Halaby presents a series of drawings from a long-standing project that depicts the murders of 49 Palestinian civilians by Israeli border guards in 1956 as part of Documentary Drawings of the Kafr Qasem Massacre. The images were created after research by Halaby, including interviews of survivors and relatives and translated documents. Pictured: Killing in the Northern Fields.

Opens today, 7pm to 9pm, then runs daily until June 17, 10am to 6pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon to 6pm on Saturdays (closed on Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, 11 Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com

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