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10 things to do today: go see the new film Logan, book a spot for free fitness classes at Motion Ladies Fitness Center, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 5, 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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Nationwide

New movie

This Marvel Comics film based on the character Wolverine/Logan (Hugh Jackman), is the 10th instalment in the X-Men series. In the near future, no new mutants have been born for two decades. Logan lives in a makeshift home on the Mexican border – where he attempts to hide from the world – and helps take care of Professor X (Patrick Stewart). When a woman (Elizabeth Rodriguez) arrives with Laura (Dafne Keen), a new mutant who is being pursued by dark forces, Logan reluctantly returns to action. Also starring Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle and Boyd Holbrook.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Is Old Gold? is a group exhibition at Ductac featuring 10 works by contemporary UAE artists alongside works by five artists from the first generation of Emirati artists – “The 5 UAE” – and explores the creative and generational gap between the two, resulting in a comparative experiment. Pictured: 300 by Alia Lootah

Daily until April 7, 9am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 2pm to 10pm on Fridays, The Gallery of Light, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Start your week off at StartYas walking, jogging or biking around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit in the cooler winter weather. Bikes and helmets are available to rent from Fun Ride Sports. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi provides 400 complimentary bikes each week.

Tonight, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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Abu Dhabi

Concert

Tickets are available at noon today for Olly Murs’ performance at du Forum. The British singer comes to Abu Dhabi for the first time with his Spring Tour show. Hits include You Don’t Know Love, Troublemaker, Heart Skips a Beat, Army of Two and Grow Up.

April 28, from Dh250, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Abu Dhabi & Dubai

Performance

Get tickets for a musical performance of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox, a tale of greed, pride and the power of friendship with music and songs the whole family will enjoy.

March 18, 19 and March 23, 11am on March 18; 6pm on March 19, from Dh175, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai; 5pm on March 23, from Dh150, Abu Dhabi Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.800tickets.com

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

Get tickets to see the renowned Blue Man Group at du Forum. Blue-faced musicians combine percussion instruments and state-of-the-art technology with stories, comedy, theatre, rock music and a dance-party vibe.

April 18 to 22, from Dh195, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net

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Abu Dhabi & Dubai

Kids’ fun

Take your kids to Caboodle Pamper & Play where they can let their imaginations run free at storytelling puppet shows to celebrate World Book Day.

Today, 4pm to 8pm, free with playtime, Caboodle Pamper & Play, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 616 6973; The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 04 325 3367, www.caboodle.ae

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets now for a concert featuring André Reyes, one of the founders of The Gipsy Kings, at Wafi as part of its In the Park events series. The singer and guitarist and his band of family members perform traditional and popular elements of flamenco and rumba music.

March 16, from Dh150, doors open at 8pm; concert starts at 9pm, Pyramids Restaurants at Wafi, Dubai, 04 324 4100, www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com

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Dubai

Fitness offer

Book your spot for free fitness classes at Motion Ladies Fitness Center. New customers are invited to try TRX, barre, yoga, Pilates, reformer Pilates, Zumba and more in ladies-only groups. Guests can book up to three classes during the free offer week.

March 19 to 25, 6.30pm on March 19 for Booty Barre; 9am on March 20 for Wake Up Pilates; 7.30pm on March 21 for Zumba; 8.30am on March 22 for X-Fit; 10.30am on March 23 for TRX and noon on March 25 for WeightLoss Circuit. Free with registration. Regularly from Dh110 per class, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, register at 04 328 2538, www.motionfitnesscenter.com

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Dubai

Kids’ fun

Register your children, ages 4 to 11, for My Kid’s a Superhero, an improvised kids’ story time at Courtyard Playhouse. The interactive event lets children choose the fate of their own superheroes, who are powered by children’s favourite animals as they save the world from the villains.

Fridays in March, noon and 1pm, donations welcome, Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, 050 986 1761, [email protected]

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