10 things to do today: watch new film Sleepless, sign your teenagers up for a life skills workshop and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 19, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film creenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun. Aarti Jhurani rounds up 10 things to do today in the UAE.

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Nationwide

New movie

In Sleepless, undercover Las Vegas police officer Vicent Downs (Jamie Foxx) finds himself in the middle of a web of corrupt cops and murderous gangsters. When his teenage son (Octavius J Johnson) is kidnapped, Downs must race against time during a wild and restless night to save him and bring the criminals to justice. Crime thriller, also starring Scoot McNairy, Gabrielle Union and Drew Sheer.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (18+)

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Abu Dhabi

Teen workshop

Sign up your teenagers for a life skills workshop that will help them choose a career path. It will help scope out the best career options suited for them, interact with others with similar interests and concerns, and help manage expectations with regards to career information and requirements. The price includes course materials, lunch and a completion certificate.

April 1, 9am to 4pm, Dh 490, Tatweer training room, Emirates Red Crescent building, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, email register@lifeskills.ae to register, www.lifeskills.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ camp

Register your children, 4 years and above, for Alliance Française Abu Dhabi’s multi-activity spring camp. Little ones can enjoy cultural, artistic, sporty and cooking activities while they make new friends. The medium of instruction is French.

March 26 to April 6, 9am to 2pm, Dh150 per day inclusive of snacks, Alliance Française, Villa 75, Bateen Street 32, next to the Irish embassy, Abu Dhabi, call 02 612 2900 to register, www.afabudhabi.org

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Start your week off at StartYas and spend the evening walking, jogging or biking around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit in the cooler winter weather. Bikes and helmets are available for rent from Fun Ride Sports, and 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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Dubai

Art exhibition

In the exhibition Salvation, artist Sara Rahbar presents works that amplify the suffering of humanity through sculptures to represent the price of silence when we don’t work tirelessly against discrimination and fear of the state.

Pictured: Refuge

Until April 25, 11.30am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), Carbon 12, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 340 6016, www.carbon12dubai.com

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Dubai

Cooking class

Book your spot for a Vietnamese cooking class with Lao’s chef de cuisine Mai Nguyen. The class starts with exploring Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah’s organic garden, where fresh herbs will be selected for use in traditional Vietnamese dishes such as rolls and fillet sea bass. Guests can enjoy the dishes they cook with a signature iced tea.

Every Tuesday, 11am to 2pm, From Dh650 per person for a two-course class, Lao, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.waldorfastoria3.hilton.com

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Dubai

Football course

Sign up your children, ages 5 to 15, for a football course with ex-Premier League stars Rio Ferdinand (pictured) and Bobby Zamora. The course, open to players of all abilities, will teach children the basics of football and help them hone their skills. The price is inclusive of two training sessions per day and a full kit with shirt, shorts and socks as well as a medal certificate at the end of the training.

April 9 to April 15, April 17 to April 21, 10am to 11am and 5pm to 6pm, Dh3,000 per child per week, Events Arena, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, www.jumeirah.com/jbhfootball

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Check out Vikram Divecha’s solo exhibition, Minor Work. The artist has worked on a number of ambitiously scaled and publicly sited projects across the UAE, in collaboration with a variety of institutions and communities in the past. This exhibit presents a number of new series related to, emerging from, and reflecting on some of these projects.

Until May 11, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 5052, www.ivde.net

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Is Old Gold? is a group exhibition at Ductac featuring 10 works by contemporary UAE artists alongside works by five artists from the first generation of Emirati artists – “The 5 UAE” – and explores the creative and generational gap between the two, resulting in a comparative experiment. Pictured: 300 by Alia Lootah

Daily until April 7, 9am-10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 2pm to 10pm on Fridays, The Gallery of Light, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org

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Dubai

Performance

Get tickets to see the musical Mary Poppins in Dubai. It tells the story of the favourite nanny, based on the PL Travers’s books and the Disney film, as she arrives on Cherry Tree Lane and brings a world of magic, travel and imagination to the Banks children. The timeless score includes the songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

May 1 to 25, 7.45pm daily, plus 3pm on May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 24 and 25 (now shows on May 7, 14 and 21), Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Published: March 19, 2017 04:00 AM

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