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10 things to do today: Get tickets to see Lea Salonga at Dubai Opera, enjoy Reem Weekend, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for April 20, 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

Cultural event

Celebrate World Heritage Day with a programme of talks, seminars and family workshops on the theme of Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism. Take part in activities and education workshops, plus visit a traditional souq selling traditional Emirati products and clothing. Food stations offering Emirati cuisine will be available around the museum.

Today and tomorrow, 5pm to 10pm, Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Ain, www.visitalain.ae

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Dubai

Film screening

Catch a screening of the 1977 Academy Award-winning film Annie Hall, presented by Marc Jacobs, The Magazine Shop and Cinema Akil, as part of a series of events to expose the community to art, culture and literature. Directed by Woody Allen, the film is about Alvy Singer (Allen), a New York comedian suffering a mid-life crisis, who is analysing his relationship with his girlfriend, Annie (Diane Keaton). Finger foods and mocktails will be served.

Tonight, 7pm to 9pm, free with reservation, The Magazine Shop, Podium Level, Gate Village 2, DIFC, Dubai, [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Parenting event

Register to attend My Pregnancy Arabia and hear a series of talks by professionals about issues pertaining to pregnancy, birth and babies, including exercise, sleep and vaccinations. Plus take part in a pre-natal partner yoga class presented by Bodytree Studio, as well as market stalls featuring local businesses that offer pre- and post-natal services, and enjoy complimentary healthy snacks.

April 29, 10am to 2pm, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.mypregnancyarabia.net

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Reem Weekend kicks off today and features a variety of activities and events for the whole family to enjoy. See live street performances, mural paintings, visit a pop-up market with vintage goods and fashion, plus competitions, food trucks and sporting activities including yoga, climbing walls and trampolines. Children can enjoy a dedicated kids’ zone with farm and beach play areas.

Daily until Saturday, 5pm to 11pm, free entry, Reem Island canal, Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi

Film screening

Catch a screening of Je fais le mort (Playing Dead), a French comedy, as part of the Cine Rendez-Vous outdoor cinema series presented by Alliance Française Al Ain. The 2013 film, directed by Jean-Paul Salome, is about has-been actor Jean (François Damiens), who takes a job playing the victim in homicide reenactments, where he meets a civil officer (Géraldine Nakache) investigating a real-life crime. The film is in French with English subtitles.

Tonight, 8pm, free entrance, Zest Garden, Al Ain Rotana hotel, Al Ain, www.facebook.com/alliancefrancaise.alain.3

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Abu Dhabi

Concert

Attend a concert by Wael Jassar in celebration of the 16th anniversary of Marina Mall. The Lebanese singer will be supported by a local band. Additionally, there will be a variety of mall-wide sales and activities for the whole family. Proceeds from the sales of the concert tickets will be donated to Hamad Centre for Special Needs as part of the #YearofGiving initiative and in line with World Autism Awareness Month.

Tonight, 8.45pm, Dh100 for concert tickets, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, 800 6623, www.marinamall.ae

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Suite Egyptienne opens today and features works by Fouad Elkoury that document the artist’s travels through Egypt in the late 1980s, following in the footsteps of Gustave Flaubert and Maxime Du Camp 150 years prior, through a series of photographs that transform the narrative into a personal contemporary fiction. Pictured: Rue et Mannequin

Opens tonight, 7pm, then runs daily until May 16, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 1367, www.thethirdline.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

The Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition features works by more than 50 calligraphy artists, with dedicated areas for classic, modern and illuminated works that celebrate different facets of the art. There are also workshops where visitors can learn first-hand about calligraphy techniques and explore the historical and social significance of calligraphy.

Daily until April 30, 10am to 10pm, Wafi, Dubai, www.wafi.com

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets to see Lea Salonga in concert at Dubai Opera. The Tony- and Olivier-Award-winning Filipina singer will perform Broadway hits from shows including Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, West Side Story and Mulan.

September 22 and 23, 8pm, from Dh150, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Dubai

Wellness event

Register to take part in A Celebration of Sound, in which Zarine Dadachanji, a facilitator of sound meditations, will perform sound healing with relaxation demonstrations using gongs, singing bowls and other instruments. The session, as part of the State of One wellness programme at Fairmont the Palm, aims to release stress, provide cellular relaxation, enhanced well-being and balance body, mind and spirit.

Saturday, 5pm to 7pm, Dh100, Crescent Ballroom, Fairmont the Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, book at 04 457 3545, [email protected]

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