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10 things to do today: Visit the Food Truck Jam at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, head to the Al Dhafra Water Festival, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for April 21, 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

Kids’ fun

Take your children, ages 5 to 12, to the ZSC Kids Weekend Camp, where they can enjoy six hours of fun and activities in a safe environment with highly 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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Nationwide

New movie

The Boss Baby is an animated comedy, which features the voice of Alec Baldwin as a business-suit-wearing baby, who teams up with his older brother Tim (Tobey Maguire) to stop a plot that involves a battle between babies and puppies. Also featuring the voices of Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE (G)

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Abu Dhabi

Food trucks

Visit the Food Truck Jam at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and enjoy the region’s top food trucks, a live band, kids’ activities and a craft market. Relax in the #ChevynChill area and enjoy comfortable seating and free WiFi in a Chevy Camaro.

Today, 5pm to 11pm, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/truckersdxb

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Abu Dhabi

Theatre

Beyond the Veil presents its latest production, Doorways, its first festival of one-act plays written by company members. See plays about a variety of topics including the meaning of life, the decision to start a family, complications in love, and difficulties with teammates. Pictured: A scene from Adopt or What?

Today and tomorrow and April 28 and 29, 7.30pm, plus 3pm on April 28 for ladies only, Dh50 for adults; Dh25 for students, National Theatre, Abu Dhabi, [email protected]

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Al Ain

Art exhibition

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority presents Collage Exhibition, a mixed-media exhibit 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: Feeling Variations by Nayma Yasir

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

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Al Dhafra

Family fun

Visit the Al Dhafra Water Festival, which features a variety of sports and cultural activities. Teams will take part in beach football and volleyball competitions, while families can enjoy activities at the children’s village, including tug o’ war, rowing, swimming, drawing, magic trick shows and more. Cheer on the athletes in the marine races for dhows, sail boats and row boats, as well as kitesurfing. Plus visit a traditional souq and attend fashion shows and cooking ­competitions.

Daily until April 29, various timings, free, Mirfa Beach, Al Dhafra Region, Abu Dhabi, www.aldhafrawaterfestival.ae

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Dubai

Performance

See Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark like never before, as the HD screenings are accompanied by live performances of the John Williams scores by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra. In Jurassic Park, when paleontologists visit an island where scientists have bred dinosaurs in an immersive theme park, things go terribly wrong. Set in 1936, Raiders of the Lost Ark stars Harrison Ford as archaeology professor Indiana Jones, who is tasked to recover the Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the hands of the Nazis.

Today, 3pm for Jurassic Park; 8pm for Raiders of the Lost Ark, from Dh150, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Dubai

Theatre

See the opening performance of Macbeth. ­Constellation Productions present a performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy by an all-female cast as an immersive experience set in ­present-day UAE in the cut-throat corporate world. The board members of the Scotland Corp, a security and surveillance company, find themselves under the control of a new leader, who arrives at the position in an unorthodox fashion. Shows will follow next weekend in Ajman.

Tonight and tomorrow, 8pm, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai; April 28 and 29, 8pm Ajman Cultural Centre, Ajman, Dh150, www.shakespeareunderthestars.ae

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Dubai

Open house

Home and Garden TV (HGTV), new on beIN, present a housewarming-style party featuring workshops led by experts in interior design and feng shui, Aisling Young and Iman Hassan, who present classes in coffee-table designing, shelf designing, themes and trends, as well as techniques for creating positive energy flow in the home. Workshops run at 4.15pm, 5.15pm, 6.15pm and 7.15pm. Plus there will be tips and tricks, activities including a sledgehammer game, a Twitter vending machine for prizes, and arts and crafts activities for children.

Today and tomorrow, 10am to midnight, free, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai, www.facebook.com/HGTVArabia

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Dubai

Kids’ fun

Take the kids to KidZania, where they can take part in the KidZ for a Greener World initiative, dedicated to raising awareness among youth about the importance of sustainability and preserving natural resources. In collaboration with Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, kids can learn about being a marine biologist and the importance of marine life in our eco-system.

Daily until May 20, 10am to 11pm, Thursdays to Saturdays; 10am to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays, from Dh150, KidZania, Second Floor, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 04 448 5222, www.kidzania.ae

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