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10 things to do today: Head to the Yas Mall Spring Festival, visit the My Heritage My Responsibility seriesm and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 30, 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 fun

Yas Mall Spring Festival opens today. The theme is Adventures in Candyland and it will feature performances, workshops, fashion shows and fun in a world of chocolate and candy inspired by the Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. See the winners of the Be Discovered casting competition on the catwalk wearing the latest fashions at 6pm, 7pm and 8.30pm daily until Saturday. Plus, have the chance to win prizes in the Shop & Win promotion.

Daily until April 7, open 10am to 10pm, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasmall.ae

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets to see Lea Salonga in concert at Dubai Opera. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning Filipina singer will perform Broadway and Disney hits, including songs from Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and West Side Story.

September 22 to 23, 8pm, from Dh150, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Al Ain

Cultural event

Visit the My Heritage My Responsibility series, which aims to honour the UAE’s heritage by passing it on to future generations. The programme, organised and presented by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, features talks, films, workshops, activities and demonstrations that highlight traditional medicine, cuisine, fashion, market and other Emirati lifestyle elements.

Today and tomorrow, 5pm, Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Ain, www.visitalain.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ camps

Register your children for spring camps at Zayed Sports City. Children, ages 5 to 12, can take part in the longest camp day in the city at the ZSC Kids Holiday Camp, with ice skating, bowling, arts and crafts, challenges and games. Or send your children, ages 5 and older, to the ZSC Academy Ice Skating Camp, where they can enjoy on-ice and off-ice sessions with certified coaches of Ice Skating Institute of Asia (ISIA).

April 2 to 6, for holiday camp, 8am to 5.30pm, Dh1,000, register at 02 403 4222, [email protected]; for ice skating camp, 9am to 1pm, Dh750, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 403 4333, [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer brings two projects to the stage at NYU Abu Dhabi. Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi features Iyer and International Contemporary Ensemble performing a suite to accompany cinematic footage of eight days and nights of Holi festivities in Mathura, India. Vijay Iyer & Tirtha is a three-piece musical dialogue between jazz, Hindustani and Carnatic music with Prasanna on guitar and Nitin Mitta on tabla.

Tonight and tomorrow, 8pm, free with registration, Red Theater, The Arts Center, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority presents The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence. The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi exhibition, which brings together artists of different nationalities and generations, features more than 25 works in a variety of media that focus on related themes of performance, process and presence. Pictured: Another Happy Day by Narges Hashemi

Daily until July 29, 9am to 8pm daily, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 657 5800, www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Catch the final days of Journey to Abstraction, in which Dana Naser presents abstract art that explores her intuitive creativity, taking inspiration from day-to-day experiences and emotions. She creates impressions with textures, visual form and colour, concentrating on different media, including acrylics, oils, pastels and ink with wire, silk screen and more. Pictured: Uplifting

Ends tomorrow, 10am to 10pm, Art Couture, Event Centre, Lobby Level, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, 04 701 1111, www.artcoutureuae.com

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Dubai

Exhibition

Visit Designing 007: Fifty Years of James Bond Style, which features an array of exhibitions and experiences focusing on the design and style of the James Bond franchise, including music, gadgets, vehicles, technology, fashion and more from the past 50 years.

Daily until April 30, 10am to 11pm, Dh125 for adults; Dh90 for children, The Annex, Burj Khalifa, enter from The Armani Hotel or LG in The Dubai Mall, Dubai, www.jamesbondexhibition-dubai.com

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Dubai

Concert

Catch a performance by UB40 featuring original members Ali, Astro and Mickey. Hits include Falling in Love With You, Kingston Town and I Got You Babe.

Tonight, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 9pm, Dh150, 21+, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Al Garhoud, www.800tickets.com

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Dubai

Family fun

Enjoy an adrenaline-pumping weekend of extreme sports, urban music and street art at Urban Beats at the Beach. It features regional BMX riders and skateboarders, as well as stunt artists performing highlining, BMX, scooter and inline-skate tricks. It will also have a breakdance competition, graffiti art and more.

Daily until Saturday, 6pm to 10pm on Thursday; 4pm to 8pm on Friday and Saturday, South Lawn, The Beach, Jumeirah, Dubai, www.thebeach.ae

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