5 things to do today: watch a French film and check out an exhibition

Our daily round up of things to do: watch a French film at Alliance Francaise, see the exhibition Aise- Memoire; take the family to participate in the Gingerbread Factory, plan to attend the Sessions Live @ Bapas, and enjoy some laughs at The Laughter Factory.
A still from 2 Automnes, 3 Hivers. Courtesy Film Movement
A still from 2 Automnes, 3 Hivers. Courtesy Film Movement

Watch the French film 2 Automnes, 3 Hivers (2 Autumns, 3 Winters) as part of the Rendez-Vous Cinema from Alliance Française Dubai. The film is about a man, Arman, who is ready to make a change in life, and on a run in the park he meets Amélie, with whom he wants to make a connection. He spends the next two autumns and three winters sharing moments and making unforgettable memories. The film is subtitled in English. Today, at 8.30pm, free entry, Seville’s Terrace at Wafi, Dubai, www.afdubai.org

See the exhibition Aide-Mémoire, which presents a collection of photographs, videos and sculptures that can elicit subjective responses from spectators. Many of the artists reference memories that are personal or collective, showing how they can be recorded or fictionalised through aesthetic creation, including Absence by Nedim Kufi.

From 10 am to 8.30pm, Barjeel Art Foundation, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Sharjah, 06 556 6555, www.barjeelartfoundation.org

Take the family to participate in the Gingerbread Factory, where children can decorate their own house. The little ones can also enjoy snacks and a visit from Santa Claus, followed by the hotel’s tree-lighting ceremony.

From 4pm to 6pm, from Dh99 for adults and Dh125 for children, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, booking required at 02 677 3333, Irene.Vilches@sheraton.com

Plan to attend the Sessions Live @ Bapas and enjoy musical performances by three acts in a variety of genres. The crowd will pick their favourite, who will then return to perform on January 10, Saturday, from 7pm to 11pm, H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 385 8881

Enjoy some laughs at The Laughter Factory with this month’s line-up of top comedians – Kai Humphries, Gina Yashere and Phil Nichol.

Tonight, from 9pm, Dh140, ages 21+ only, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, 04 355 1862, www.timeouttickets.com

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Published: December 10, 2014 04:00 AM

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