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10 things to do today: watch new film The Belko Experiment, join the Color Run and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 21, 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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Nationwide

New film

In The Belko Experiment, an ordinary day at the office becomes a horrific quest for survival when 80 employees at the Belko Corp in Colombia, learn that they are pawns in a deadly game. Trapped inside their building, a voice over the intercom tells the staffers that to workers must be killed in 30 minutes. As another ultimatum follows, friends become enemies, as only the strongest will remain alive in the end. Action thriller, starring John Gallagher Jr, Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona and Melonie Diaz.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (18+)

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

The Color Run returns to the capital. Register for 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, all in the name of fun and fitness.

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

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Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Film festival

Book your tickets now to attend the Korean Film Festival. Organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Korean Cultural Center and Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, it will showcase diverse Korean films such as Train to Busan (pictured), Talking Architect and Green Days: Dinosaur and I.

April 5 to April 15, various timings, free, Vox Cinemas at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi and Mall of the Emirates, Dubai; to view the full schedule and reserve your spot, visit www.k-filmfest.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Picture This!, which features artworks by 350 children with autism from centres across the UAE in collaboration with Goals UAE and Emirates Autism Society. Through the exhibit, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation continues its work advocating the therapeutic impact of visual arts on children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, particularly autism.

Until March 31, park entry is Dh5, Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, www.ummalemaratpark.ae

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Pamper package

Treat your mother this month with the special Mother’s Day offer at Tips & Toes. Every Sunday this month, mums can get a 50 per cent discount across a huge selection of services.

Until March 31, valid at all Tips & Toes outlets in the country, www.tipsandtoes.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

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

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

Fashion event

Buy your access pass to attend season 9 of Fashion Forward Dubai. This year’s edition includes catwalk shows presenting outfits by designers of Middle Eastern origin, d3 Fashion Talks, and The Showcase, which is a curated space dedicated to accessories designers.

Thursday to Saturday, 2pm to 3am, passes cost from Dh100 when purchased online, and from Dh150 at the door, Dubai Design District, Dubai, for full schedule and to buy passes, visit www.fashionforward.ae

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In Documentary Drawings of the Kafr Qasem Massacre, Samia Halaby presents a series of drawings from a long-standing project that depicts the murders of 49 Palestinian civilians by Israeli border guards in 1956. The images were created after more than a decade of research by Halaby, including interviews of survivors and relatives, translated documents and gathered images. Pictured: Killing in the Northern Fields

Until June 17, 10am to 6pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon to 6pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, 11 Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com

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Dubai

Comic con

Book your tickets now to attend this year’s edition of the Middle East Film and Comic Con. This year’s edition promises bigger celebrity guests, the largest exhibitor presence, a variety of local bands, artists and performers, as well a cosplay competition.

April 6 to April 8, 11am to 9pm on April 6, 10am to 10pm on April 7 and 8, tickets cost from Dh100 for a one-day pass, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In Journey to Abstraction, Dana Naser presents abstract art that explores her intuitive creativity and takes inspiration from day to day experiences and emotions, creating impressions with textures, visual form, colour and spontaneity, concentrating on different media including acrylics, oils, pastels and ink with wire, fabric, silk screen and more. Pictured: Muted

Daily until March 31, 10am to 10pm, Art Couture, Event Centre, Lobby Level, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, 04 701 1111, www.artcoutureuae.com

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