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10 things to do today: get tickets now to see the Blue Man Group, watch Smurfs: The Lost Village and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 28, 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 & Dubai

Film festival

Book your tickets to attend the Korean Film Festival, which will showcase eight Korean feature films from diverse genres over eight days, including zombie film Train to Busan, the documentary Talking Architect and the animated film Green Days: Dinosaur and I (pictured). April 5 to 8 in Abu Dhabi and April 12 to 15 in Dubai, 8pm on Wednesdays; 7pm and 9pm Thursdays to Saturdays, free, Vox Cinemas at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi; Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.k-filmfest.com

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Al Ain

Cultural event

Take part in Celebrating the Seasons as part of the Visit Al Ain programme, and enjoy activities designed to let you experience the different seasons of the oasis and what it means to have been an oasis farmer. The programme supports the Unesco theme “Protecting Our Heritage and Fostering Creativity” and provides a platform for visitors to encounter the UAE’s past and present.

Today, 8am to 5pm, Al Ain Oasis, Al Ain, 03 712 8523, www.visitalain.ae

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Al Ain

Cultural evening

Attend a session of the Literary Evenings in Muwaiji series, presented by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority. The programme aims to celebrate and honour the creation of Arabic, Oriental and international literature, and features a variety of literary selections from novels, short stories, poetry and prose.

Tonight, 6.30pm to 8.15pm, free entry, Qasr Al Muwaiji, Al Ain, www.visialain.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Enjoy a range of activities, shows and more at Yas Waterworld Springfest 2017. See a show featuring two beautiful, colourful mermaids, whom children are invited to meet. There will also be games, a maze and a limited-edition ice cream – Yas Twister – plus all of the park’s rides, slides and attractions.

Daily until April 15, 10am to 6pm, from Dh250, Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yaswaterworld.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

(Re)member the Time(s) features works by three Ukrainian artists, Olesya Dzhurayeva, Andrew Levitsky and Petro Lebedinets. It connects past and present, reminding us that time is changeable, progressive and circulating, like human life itself. Pictured: My First Bike by Dzhurayeva

Daily until April 26, 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), N2N Gallery, first floor, Nation Galleria, Nation Towers, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 055 283 2642, www.n2nartgallery.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Everything Must Go, in which Sophia Al Maria creates an immersive experience capturing the chaotic, almost apocalyptic act of consuming. The viewer is invited to experience illusions of order in underlying confusion and pandemonium. Pictured: Aesthetic Taser

Ends today, 10am to 7pm, The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 1367, www.thethirdline.com

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Dubai

Film screening

See a family-friendly screening of the film The Tale of Princess Kaguya presented by Cinema Akil at d3. In the 2014 Japanese animated film, directed by Isao Takahata, an old man who sells bamboo discovers a finger-sized princess named Kaguya. When she grows up, five men propose to her, so she requests they bring her memorable marriage gifts, but none find what Kaguya wants.

Today, 6.30pm, d3, Dubai Design District, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com

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Nationwide

New movie

Smurfs: The Lost Village is an animated film featuring the famous blue creatures who are three apples tall. A mysterious map sends Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty (voiced by Demi Lovato, Danny Pudi, Jack McBrayer and Joe Manganiello) through the Forbidden Forest, where they race against time and the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) to discover the biggest secret in Smurf history. Animated adventure, also featuring the voices of Ariel Winter, Michelle Rodriguez, Tituss Burgess, Julia Roberts and Gabriel Iglesias.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (G)

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Dubai

Performance

Get tickets now to see the Blue Man Group at Dubai Opera and experience performances that mix art, music, comedy and state-of-the-art technology to create a multi-sensory celebration of human connection. The show features new music, stories, instruments and more.

April 11 to 15, 8pm on April 11 and 12; 6pm and 8pm on April 13; 5pm and 8pm on April 14, from Dh195, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Dubai

Family fun

Visit Global Village and its China Pavilion to experience a taste of traditional Chinese architecture, heritage, nature, music and culture, including magic lanterns and a Chinese dragon. Sample authentic tea flavours, shop for fashion, accessories, home decor and enjoy daily demonstrations by acrobats from Wuqiao. These artists from “the home of Chinese acrobatics” will perform stunts, hand-to-hand and yo-yo acrobatics, and more.

Daily until April 8, 4pm to midnight, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 4pm to 1am on Thursdays and Fridays, Dh15 entry fee, Global Village, Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Dubai, www.globalvillage.ae

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