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10 things to do today: Register for the swimming festival, attend art exhibition Bayn: The In-Between and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 7, 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

Swimming festival

Tomorrow is the last day to register to take part in the Abu Dhabi Swimming Festival sponsored by Daman ActiveLife. The event is open to individuals, families, teams and clubs with racecourses in various distances, as well as fun post-swim activities. The festival is held in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi leg of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup which takes place in six countries.

Saturday, from 6am, Emirates Palace Bay, Abu Dhabi, www.premieronline.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Bayn: The In-Between is a group exhibition by nine artists working in a variety of media about the transformations that the current generation of artists have witnessed in the UAE and the region. Pictured: Geo Displacement by Asma Al Ahmed

Daily until June 18, 10am to 8pm, Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

The Color Run returns to the capital. Take part in what is billed as “The Happiest 5K on the Planet”, which now features an island-style tropical paradise theme including scented powders, inflatable palm trees, bright colours and a rainbow beach with sand, beach chairs, dancing, activities and more.

March 25, gates open at 7am, from Dh160, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, www.thecolorrun.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

The NSO Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Berryman, will present Hansel & Gretel, Humperdinck’s fully staged opera in the musical style of Wagner. It features the mezzo-soprano Louise Merrifield as Hansel and the soprano Julia Teal Kermott as Gretel, along with a full cast of 80 Abu Dhabi resident children in the gingerbread chorus, witch’s dance and angel ballet.

Friday and Saturday, 7.30pm gala evening on Friday; 2.30pm matinee on Saturday, from Dh75, The National Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Dubai

Kids’ camp

Sign up your kids, ages 7 to 15, for the Kartdrome Spring Camp and take advantage of the early bird discount. Gulf Star Sports offers children an adrenaline-fuelled holiday of go-karting, laser tag, simulators, billiards, video games, team games and competitions.

March 26 to 30 and April 2 to 6, 9am to 1pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh995 per week for early bird booking; Dh1,150 after March 16, Dubai Autodrome, Dubai, [email protected], 050 429 4860

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Everything Must Go, in which Sophia Al Maria creates an immersive experience capturing the chaotic, almost apocalyptic act of consuming. The viewer is invited to experience illusions of order in underlying confusion and pandemonium. Pictured: Age Defiant by Sophia Al Maria

Daily until April 1, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 1367, www.thethirdline.com

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Dubai

Kids’ fun

Last chance to sign up your kids, ages 5 to 12, for the KidsHQ talent contest, where they can get encouraging feedback from friendly judges on their performance. Whether they are singers, dancers or poets, the children will develop confidence, learn about commitment and have fun. Semi-finalists will be announced on March 13. The semi-finals are on March 20 when 10 kids will be selected for the final on April 15.

Tomorrow, 4pm to 6pm, Dh20 application fee, Kids HQ, Umm Suqeim Street, Dubai, 04 379 4233, www.facebook.com/kidshq

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Dubai

Concert

Bryan Adams gets set to hit the stage in Dubai this week. Get tickets now for his Get Up tour performance. Hits include Heaven and Straight from the Heart.

Thursday, gates open at 4pm, from Dh295, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets for Beyond the Barricade, featuring past principal performers from Les Misérables who recreate West End and Broadway musical numbers with authenticity to the original shows of full orchestrations and harmonies. Enjoy songs from a dozen top shows, including Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Carousel and The Lion King.

March 14 to 18, 8pm on March 14, 15 and 18; 6pm and 9pm on March 16 and 17, from Dh200, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, www.madinattheatre.com

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Dubai

Art classes

Celebrate International Women’s Day with free art classes at Ductac. Explore your creativity with classes including drawing and painting for all and observational drawing.

March 8, free, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org

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