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10 things to do: See works by Emirati artist Hussain Sharif, get tickets to see Raiders of the Lost Ark in concert at Dubai Opera, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for April 5, 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

Comedy show

Attend LOL Wednesdays and have some fun with the gang from Yalla Laughs, featuring top local and regional ­comedians including Erik Thornquist, Jon Boulton (pictured), Kholoud ­Abdullah, Rob McKenzie and MC Rushdi Rafeek.

Tonight, 8pm, free entry, 3rd Avenue, Sheraton Khalidya, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See Illuminated Space, which features abstract paintings by the artist Samia Halaby inspired by the contours of living organisms, such as soft edges of plant life, as well as the interplays of light in an urban ­environment. Pictured: Pale and Green

Daily 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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Abu Dhabi

Charity event

Register to take part in the 7th annual Captain’s Charity Open golf tournament in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The event will be followed by a gala dinner and a charity auction.

April 28, 1pm shotgun start, Dh500, Yas Links, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See works by Emirati artist Hussain Sharif, who played a vital role in the history of the art movement in the UAE, in Cut & Tie, his long-awaited solo show after 15 years. The exhibition includes collages, installations, drawings that have never been shown before as well as new works prepared for this event. Pictured: An untitled work by Hussain Sharif

Daily until April 12, 10am to 7.30pm, Sundays to Thursdays; 2pm to 8pm on Saturdays (Fridays by appointment only), Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Space 22, The Collection, St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 666 9656, www.salwazeidangallery.com

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ fun

Plan to take your children, ages 5 to 12, to the ZSC Kids Weekend Camp, where they can enjoy six hours of fun and activity in a safe environment with qualified staff supervisors leading a programme that includes activities such as ice-skating, bowling, movies, arts and crafts and games.

Fridays and Saturdays, 11am to 5pm, Dh200 per day or Dh300 for the weekend, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 403 4222, [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Exhibition

Emirati Adornment: Tangible & Intangible is an interactive exhibition as part of the Emirati memory project, Lest We Forget, that explores Emirati identity through modes of adornment, from garments, jewellery and weapons to henna, kohl and fragrance, as well as grooming and hairstyles.

Daily until August 27, 10am to 8pm Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae

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Dubai

Performance

Get tickets to see Raiders of the Lost Ark in concert at Dubai Opera, where John Williams’ score will be ­performed live by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra while the film screens. Set in 1936, the film stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, professor of archaeology, who is tasked with recovering the Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the hands of the Nazis.

April 19 and 21, 8pm, from Dh150, Dubai Opera, ­Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Dubai

Film screening

Catch a screening of the National Geographic documentary Before the Flood, by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens, which follows environmental activist and Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels to five continents to witness the effects of climate change on the planet. A Q&A will ­follow with members of the Ministry of Climate Change & ­Environment and Expo 2020 Dubai.

Tonight, 7pm, free on a first-come, first-seated basis, The Yard, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com

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Dubai

Comedy show

Get tickets to see British comedian Eddie Izzard, who brings his Force Majeure tour to Dubai. Izzard is well known for his stream-of-consciousness monologues and has appeared in films including Ocean’s Twelve, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Valkyrie.

April 27, doors open at 7pm, Dh295, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In the exhibition Minor Work, Vikram Divecha presents a number of new series related to, emerging from and reflecting on past projects, including a group of paintings created in collaboration with a road-making crew in Dubai and a set of diagrams remapping the daily itineraries of street sweepers around the Sharjah Art Museum. Pictured: Sketchbook 1 by Shahid Ahmad Bashir Mahmood and Vikram Divecha

Daily until May 11, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 5052, www.ivde.net

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