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10 things to do: See a screening of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, register to attend Rooftop Rhythms #48, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for April 24, 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

Film screening

Register now to attend tonight’s special screening of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, presented by Cinema Space. The Walt Disney Company has given special permission for a showing of the newly restored 1954 sci-fi film, which is directed by Richard Fleischer and stars Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre as a professor and his assistant who are invited by the United States government to join an expedition tasked with proving the existence of a sea monster in the Pacific Ocean. The film is in English.

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

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Dubai

Comedy show

This is Impro is a fun evening of improvised scenes based on audience suggestions, such as Drama in Karama and Romeo and Juliet Uncut. Be a part of the action and watch experienced performers from the Courtyard Playhouse spontaneously bring characters and stories to life.

Tonight, 8pm to 10pm, free with registration, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at courtyardplayhouse.com

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Abu Dhabi

Charity walk

Register to take part in a 5K walk in support of mental-health awareness. Darkness Into Light is a worldwide event in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation, which is dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research. The walk will start in the dark in the early morning and continue as the sun rises, as a symbol of hope from a supportive community for those struggling with mental illness.

May 6, 4.30am, Dh96, meets at the St Regis Abu Dhabi Nation Riviera Beach Club, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/darknessintolightabudhabi

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Moments in the Lives of Muslims in China – Through the Lens of Peter Sanders. It features 50 images that reflect Muslims at work, school, rest and at worship around the Asian nation. Pictured: an image by Peter Sanders

Daily until June 11, 8am to 8pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 4pm to 8pm on Fridays, Dh10 entry fee, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah, www.sharjahmuseums.com

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

Register to attend Rooftop Rhythms #48. The opener of the 5th season is hosted by Dorian Paul Rogers, with DJ Allad spinning tunes between performances by established and emerging spoken-word artists. The poetry open-mic list is open on a first-come, first-served basis on the Rooftop Rhythms group page on Facebook. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Friday, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm, free with registration, The Marketplace, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.nyuad-artscenter.org

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Abu Dhabi

Yoga class

Register to take part in the Strength, Length & Breath yoga pop-up at Bodytree Studio. Led by Sara Dwyer Lane, the class for beginners will focus on core strengthening, mobility and flexibility, smart alignment, transitions between postures, and using breath to support and sustain the practice.

Friday, 9am to 10.30am, Dh95 includes a juice from Nectar, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, [email protected]

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Dubai

Performance

Catch the opening performance of Bootstraps. Loom Ensemble presents a showcase by 20 actors and dancers whose characters are created out of the performers’ life experiences, drawing directly on the cultural heritage of their ancestors from around the world. The event celebrates the cultural diversity of Dubai, examines how to define success and explores how modern career goals can tear us away from our cultural roots.

Daily until Saturday, 8pm, Dh75, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, registration essential at 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In Kay’noo’nah, an exhibition curated by Hind bin Demaithan, photographer Mark Pilkington presents works that explore the composition of an image and how slight changes in landscape and interaction among characters enable the viewer to pick up on the fragility of the physical and spiritual states. The title is the Arabic word that represents states of being. The curator and artist will present a discussion on Saturday at 6pm at Nadi Al Quoz in Alserkal Avenue. Pictured: Gebel Tal Halfa by Mark Pilkington

Daily until May 4, noon to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Tashkeel, House 10, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, www.tashkeel.org

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Dubai

Art exhibition

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

Today and tomorrow, 11.30am to 7pm, Carbon 12, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 340 6016, www.carbon12dubai.com

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets to see the Grammy Award-winning Chamber Orchestra of Europe perform at Dubai Opera. The programme features works by Mozart, including The Magic Flute Overture, Violin Concerto No. 3 and Symphony No. 4, as well as Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 5. The orchestra will be led by conductor Robin Ticciati with Christian Tetzlaff (pictured) on violin.

November 2 and 3, from Dh250, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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