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10 things to do today: See the exhibition House of Cards, get tickets for the Nasimi Sessions, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 27, 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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Al Ain

Equestrian show

Catch a spectacular equestrian display of grace and movement at Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain. Directed by the choreographer Bartabas, the performance features artists from the National Equestrian Academy of Versailles and 30 horses combining dance, music and dressage.

Today and tomorrow, doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm, from Dh100, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, www.800tickets.com

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Dubai

Musical

Get tickets to see the musical Mary Poppins in Dubai. It tells the story of the favourite nanny, based on the PL Travers books and the Disney film, as she arrives on Cherry Tree Lane and brings a world of magic, travel and imagination to the Banks children. The score includes the songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

May 1 to May 25, 7.45pm daily, plus 3pm Fridays and Saturdays and May 24 and 25 (no shows on May 7, 14 and 21), Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008 focuses on a community of artists, sometimes called “the five”, made up of visual artists, writers and filmmakers that encouraged a new culture of radical, formal and conceptual experimentation – though a lack of public venues prevented its visibility. Pictured: An untitled image by Ebtisam Abdulaziz

Daily until May 27, noon to 8pm, Mondays to Saturdays (closed Sundays), NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 628 8000, www.nyuad-artgallery.org

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Nationwide

New movie

Life features Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds as crew members aboard the International Space Station who study a single-celled organism collected from Mars that proves to be a rapidly growing life form that threatens human life on-board as well as on Earth. Sci-fi thriller, also starring Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare and Hiroyuki Sanada.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)

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Abu Dhabi

Film screening

Register to attend a screening of the film Two For the Road as part of the Cinema Space series. The 1967 film stars Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn as a married couple on a road trip through the south of France that explores marriage and its many emotions and troubles.

Tonight, 7.30pm, free with registration, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ camp

Register your children for the spring camp at Orange Wheels, where they can enjoy group activities in a range of themes that change daily, from picnics to animated movies and interactive games that inspire team spirit and friendship.

April 2 to April 6, 10am to 3pm, Dh180 per day; Dh650 per week, Orange Wheels, Al Wahda Mall Extension, Abu Dhabi, 02 667 4411, www.orangewheels.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

House of Cards by Tehran-based painter Afshin Pirhashemi features large-scale works that describe how the dominant role of media in everyday life increasingly shapes world views. The artist incorporates popular culture references as well as iconic female protagonists to portray power in various ways. Pictured: An untitled image by Afshin Pirhashemi

Daily until May 25, 10am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon to 8pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC, Dubai, 04 439 2395, www.ayyamgallery.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In the exhibition Salvation, Sara Rahbar presents works that amplify the suffering of humanity. Her sculptures represent the price of silence when we don’t work tirelessly against discrimination, lack of safety and fear of the state. Pictured: Bound

Daily until April 25, 11.30am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Carbon 12, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 340 6016, www.carbon12dubai.com

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Dubai

Kids’ camp

Register children ages 7 to 12 for the Harajuku fashion design spring camp at Ductac. They will learn about Japan’s top street style by getting creative with colours and patterns to create their own designs, which they will cut and stitch together on sewing machines. There will be group activities, sketching, stitching and more.

April 2 to April 6, 9am to 1pm, Dh1,200 for five days, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, [email protected]

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets now to see Robin Schulz (Shed a Light, Prayer in C) headline the Nasimi Sessions. The renowned DJ will be accompanied by DJ Hugel (Coming Home) and Rudimental (Waiting All Night, Lay It All On Me).

Friday, doors open at 5pm, music from 7.30pm to 3am, from Dh200 in advance, Nasimi Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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