5 things to do today: Head to the Shopping Soiree and see the photography exhibition Fragile States

Our daily round-up of things to do. Head to the Shopping Soiree; see the photography exhibition Fragile States; sign up to learn the art of gilding; attend a parenting class; and register to take part in a yoga class that’s raising money for the Nepal earthquake relief fund.
The Shopping Soiree is at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National
The Shopping Soiree is at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Find quality handmade crafts and gifts from local vendors at the Shopping Soiree, which features 35 pop-up shops selling homewares, clothing, toys, items for babies, skincare products, furniture, handbags and more. From 10am to 2pm, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi, info@shoppingsoiree.ae

See Fragile States, a photography exhibition that chronicles the transitory existence of a group of young men and boys – many of them migrant labourers, emigrants from Syria – living in Beirut. The photographs, by George Awde, include intimate portraits as well as landscapes and still life and raise questions about masculinity, citizenship and the fragile state between adolescence and adulthood. From 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 4pm to 11pm on Fridays, East Wing, Limestone House 12, DIFC, Dubai, 050 553 3879, www.east-wing.org

Sign up for the class Illumination – the Ancient Art of Gilding. Learn to create gilded decorations like those used to adorn religious, scientific, cultural and historical books. On Wednesday, 5pm to 6.30pm, Dh120, Creekside, near Al Fahidi Historical District, Dubai, register at sorour.amini@ymail.com

Attend the class Diet, Routine and Discipline from baby to toddler, led by the international parenting coach Andalene Salvesen, also known as Big on Children’s Super Granny. From 10am to noon, JustKidding shop inside Salaam Studios, Wafi Mall, Dubai, register at 04 323 2500 or marketing@dutchkid.com

Register now to take part in Flow for Nepal, a vinyasa power yoga class with proceeds going to the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) for its earthquake relief fund. Wednesday, 7.30pm, Dh100, Steps & Strings Studio, Al Khazna Tower, Fatima bint Mubarak Street, Abu Dhabi, register at letsgoyoga@yahoo.com


Published: May 24, 2015 04:00 AM


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