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10 things to do today: shop at Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa market, attend a mixed-media show and more

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

Craft market

Attend the Shopping Soiree and find quality, handmade crafts and gift items from local vendors. Pop-up shops feature jewellery, home decor, clothing, toys, baby products, skin care, furniture, handbags and more.

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority presents Collage Exhibition, a mixed-media show featuring works by 23 Emirati and UAE-based artists from various backgrounds who use different elements and techniques to create art that conveys messages and meanings. Pictured: How to Join the Conversation by Angelika Hamilton

Daily until June 15, 5pm to 9pm, Al Qattara Arts Centre, Al Ain, www.visitabudhabi.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

Get tickets now for 9 to 5: The Musical. Abu Dhabi Choral Group presents the play, based on the 1980 film starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The comedy, set in the 1970s, is about friendship and a group of co-workers taking revenge on their egotistical boss. The story of female empowerment is suitable for all ages. It features songs, laughs and 1970s fashions.

May 11 to 12, May 15, May 18 to 19, 7.30pm, plus 2pm on May 12, from Dh100, Abu Dhabi Folklore Theatre, behind Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Take part in StartYas and enjoy the remainder of the cooler days with a walk, jog or bike ride around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit. Bikes and helmets are available for rent from Fun Ride Sports, while Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi provides 400 complimentary bikes each week.

Tonight, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See Proud Expressions, a touring public art exhibition honouring the nation’s heroes. Artworks commissioned and contributed by artists, members of the public and students pay symbolic tribute to the UAE’s martyrs. Pictured: Scion of the Soil by B’lu

Daily until Saturday, Pearl Court, Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi; May 8 to 15, Grand Atrium, Dubai Mall, Dubai; May 17 to 24, Main Atrium, Al Hamra Mall, Ras Al Khaimah, www.proudexpressions.ae

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Dubai

Cooking class

Solo Italian restaurant in Dubai presents a series of cooking classes in May, led by executive chef Doxis Bekris. Participants will learn how to prepare various traditional Italian meals, including gnocchi, squash risotto, pan-roasted chicken, and fresh ravioli.

Saturday for Gnocchi Three Ways; May 13 for Classic Flavours; May 20 for Ravioli Recipes, 11.30am to 2pm, Dh300 per person per class, Solo, Raffles Dubai, Dubai, book at 04 314 9720, [email protected]

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Dubai

Art exhibition

The Second Coming, an exhibition by The Bruce High Quality Foundation art collective, features a central sculpture of Joan of Arc surrounded by paintings of birds that reference the poem The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats, which is also recited on a speaker system in its entirety. Pictured: Spiritus Mundi

Daily until June 4, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Leila Heller Gallery, I-87, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 056 831 3520, www.leilahellergallery.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See photographic works by Lebanese artist Fouad Elkoury in the exhibition Suite Egyptienne. The images document his travels through Egypt in the late 1980s, following in the footsteps of Gustave Flaubert and Maxime Du Camp 150 years earlier. Pictured: Oum Koulthoum

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

Kids’ camp

Register your children for the Action Hero Figures children’s summer camp at thejamjar. Artist Andrew Parry will teach children, ages 10 to 15, how to draw their favourite Marvel comics heroes in the style of Japanese manga, which they will scale up to nearly life-size. All skill levels are welcome and all materials will be provided.

July 9 to 14, 10.30am to 12.30pm, Dh675, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register by June 1 at 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

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Dubai

Art talk

Sign up to attend today’s 101 Talk as part of Alserkal Programming. It features designer Sven Mueller and Basmah El Bittar of Alserkal Avenue, who will explore the effect of websites such as Pinterest and Instagram on design. Send over your Instagram handles and Pinterest boards in advance to get the most out of the event.

Today, 6.30pm, Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at [email protected]

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