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10 things to do today: The Fridge Concert Series is back and attend exhibition Emirati Adornment: Tangible & Intangible

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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Dubai

Concert

The Fridge Concert Series is back and kicks off tonight with a performance to mark International Jazz Day, which was celebrated yesterday. It features Samvel Gasparyan & Friends. The quartet is rounded out by trumpet and flugelhorn player Tonatuit Isidron, bassist Anthony Muthurajah and drummer Satya Darcy, who will perform a mix of original compositions and jazz standards. Yumtingz will be serving food from 7pm.

Tonight, doors open at 7.30pm, concert starts at Dh50, The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Emirati Adornment: Tangible & Intangible continues at Warehouse421. The ongoing Emirati memory project, Lest We Forget, presents an interactive exhibition that explores Emirati identity as conveyed through modes of adornment, both tangible – garments, jewellery, weapons and more – and intangible, including knowledge and skills used to apply 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

Comedy show

Get tickets to the filming of a stand-up comedy special, Mina Liccione: Araby By Nature, on May 13 during two shows. The award-winning Dubai-based American comedian, and founder of Dubomedy, aims bring positive attention to the region through comedy to break stereotypes and unify diverse cultures.

May 13, 6pm and 8.30pm, Warehouse Four, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at 800 266339, www.minaliccione.com

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Abu Dhabi

Comedy show

It’s time again for Beat the Camel as the Yalla Laughs comedians take to the stage for a five-minute performance, during which they are challenged to outlast the judgment of the audience members, who hold three large camel cards. If all three cards go up, the comedian is sent off. Those who survive the camel cards go on to the final round to determine the winner.

Tonight, 8pm, free entry, Pappagallo restaurant, Le Méridien Village, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com

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Dubai

Yoga classes

Register to take part in a series of sessions presented by the Boys of Yoga, who aim to break stereotypes about the practice by promoting the benefits of the culture and lifestyle. The four classes this week include power vinyasa, inversions and arm balances and a restorative session, and are open to men and women.

Thursday, 7pm to 9pm; Friday 11am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5pm; Saturday, 2pm to 4pm, Dh315 per session, Urban Yoga, Business Bay, Dubai, www.urbanyoga.ae

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Dubai

Theatre

Catch the final day to buy early-bird tickets to see A Doll’s House. Danu Theatre presents a Middle Eastern adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 play about a woman who forges her father’s signature to borrow money from her husband’s colleague and foe, as her husband needs life-saving medical treatment. The play is performed in English with a locally based cast.

May 10 to 13, 7.30pm, Dh85 for early-bird; then Dh100, Kilachand Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org

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Abu Dhabi

Film screening

Cinema Space presents a screening of the 2014 Swedish film Force Majeure. It tells the story of a family who are on a skiing holiday in the French Alps when an avalanche engulfs the restaurant in which they are dining, leaving Tomas, the family patriarch, to make a decision that will shake his marriage and leave him struggling to reclaim his role in the family. The film is in French, Norwegian and Swedish with English subtitles. Tonight, 7.30pm, free with registration, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In the exhibition Drifting Island, Marwan Sahmarani uses colour and gestural abstraction in expressive paintings that reflect his experiences, day-to-day politics in Lebanon, landscapes of Spain and current events. His work explores the root and motivation of violence. Pictured: I Had a Dream III. Daily until June 4, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), Leila Heller Gallery, I-87, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 056 831 3520, www.leilahellergallery.com

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Abu Dhabi

Concert

Get tickets to tomorrow’s performance of Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse with Tugan Sokhiev and Edgar Moreau: The Music of 1,001 Nights. As part of the Abu Dhabi Classics series, the orchestra will perform works by Berlioz and Tchaikovsky, with the highlight of the evening being the most famous piece inspired by 1,001 Nights: Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic suite Sheherazade.

Tomorrow, 8pm, from Dh100, auditorium, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabiclassics.ae

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In The Body Keeps Score, Hadeyeh Badri presents works that explore the intimate and personal account of losing her beloved aunt Shahnaz, and reflect the struggle of grappling with loss, illness and ritual practice. Pictured: A detail of Foreign Bodies – Banana Leaves, blood-red thread. Daily until May 11, 10am to 10pm, Saturday to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba Health Center, Dubai, 04 336 3313, www.tashkeel.org

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