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10 things to do today: see Denis O'Hare in An Illiad, sign your kids up for a spring camp and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 14, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film creenings, 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

Theatre

See a performance of An Iliad. The solo play, starring Denis O’Hare and directed by Lisa Peterson, is a tour de force account of humanity’s unshakable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos based on Homer’s epic poem of love, battle and honour.

Today and tomorrow, 8pm today; 2pm tomorrow, free with registration, Red Theater, NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ camp

Sign up your children, ages 5 to 12, for the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi Spring Kids’ Camp. Little ones can enjoy multiple sports and activities, including beach and pool games and more during the camp, which is on for two consecutive weeks. Refreshments and lunch will also be provided.

March 26 to March 30 and April 2 to April 6, 8am to 2pm, Dh160 per day and Dh600 per week for members; Dh190 per day and Dh700 for non-members, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya, email [email protected] or call 02 697 9302 to register

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

Get tickets to see the renowned Blue Man Group at the 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

Pamper package

Book a spot for you and your mom to enjoy a mother and daughter spa day out at Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara. The package includes complimentary access to the steam and sauna facilities before indulging in a 60-minute massage of your choice, followed by tea and cake for two.

Until March 31, 10am to 5pm, package costs Dh699, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, 02 656 1000

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Abu Dhabi

Yoga workshop

Sign up for the workshop: Yoga for a Positive and Healthy Menopause by Jane. In this session, Jane Macpherson shares practical experience and information on how yoga can help during this challenging time.

March 25, 4pm to 6pm, Dh200, Bodytree Studio, near the corner of 11th and 26th streets, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, www.bodytreestudio.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 small, ladies-only groups led by professional trainers. Guests can book a maximum of three classes during the free offer week.

Sunday to March 25, 6.30pm on Sunday for Booty Barre; 9am on Monday for Wake Up Pilates; 7.30pm on Tuesday 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

Performance

See the show 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 and The Lion King.

From today to Sunday, 8pm today, tomorrow and Sunday; 6pm and 9pm on Thursday and Friday, from Dh200, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, www.madinattheatre.com

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Dubai

Comedy class

Sign up for the Comedy School at Dubomedy. The Arabic stand-up course starts in April with eight classes over six weeks.

Classes start on April 15, costs Dh1,500, register before March 28 for Dh1,200, ages 18+, Dubomedy, 1 Lake Plaza, Cluster T, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, email [email protected] to register

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Dubai

Virtual reality

Visit the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and experience the VRZoo, a new attraction that focuses on awareness and conservation efforts by connecting visitors with endangered animals in two ways: through standard 360-degree, live-action footage using VR goggles, and in an interactive CGI virtual experience that allows you to “touch” the animals. Join a family of gorillas in Uganda, swim with whale sharks in the Maldives and track elephants in South Africa.

Open 10am to 11pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to midnight, Thursdays to Saturdays, purchase any package at the aquarium counters and add the VRZoo experience of your choice, at Dh30 for the standard; Dh50 for the interactive, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 04 448 5200, www.thedubaiaquarium.com

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Dubai

Concert

Buy tickets for the Justin Bieber concert in Dubai. The Canadian pop star returns to the UAE in May with his Purpose World tour. Hits include Baby, Boyfriend, As Long as You Love Me and One Time.

May 6, gates open at 4pm, from Dh335, Autism Rocks Arena, Outlet Mall, Dubai, www.800tickets.com

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