Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for April 3, 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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Beat the Camel is back and the Yalla Laughs comedians each will take to the stage for a five-minute performance, during which they are challenged to outlast the judgement of the audience, which holds three large camel cards, and if all three cards go up, the comedian is voted off. Those who survive the camel cards face off in a final round.
Tonight, 8pm, free entry, Pappagallo restaurant, Le Meridien Village, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com
Register to take part in the final night run of the Puma #IgniteDXB series, which offers 5K and 10K distances. Participants run across the illuminated Meydan bridge with the downtown Dubai skyline in view. The race is suited for social and experienced runners with a challenging course of hills, followed by a post-race meal.
April 12, 7.30pm, Dh175, Meydan, Dubai, register by April 11 at www.premieronline.com
Sign up for a comedy course with Dubomedy and hone your stand-up skills in eight classes over six weeks, ending with a final performance on May 20. Comedians of all skill levels are invited to take part in stand-up and improv classes, which are conducted in English and Arabic.
Starts April 15, Dh1,500, Dubomedy, JLT, Dubai, register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get tickets to see the renowned stage show Blue Man Group at du Forum. The show, performed by the distinctive blue-faced musicians, combines percussion instruments and state-of-the-art technology with stories, comedy, theatre, rock music and a dance-party vibe.
April 18 to 22, tickets from Dh195, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net
Catch a screening of A Wolf at the Door, as part of the Cinema Space series at Manarat Al Saadiyat. The film, based on real events, tells the story of a couple whose daughter is kidnapped, and the secrets that spill out during the investigation. It is directed by Fernando Coimbra, stars Milhelm Cortaz, Fabiula Nascimento and Leandra Leal, and is in Portuguese with English subtitles.
Tonight, 7.30pm, free with registration, auditorium, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Visit the Abu Dhabi Flavours Festival and tuck in to the rich and diverse cuisines of the UAE. The festival features more than 100 food tents and street-food trucks offering an indulgent choice, with burgers, kebabs, shawarma, sushi, curries, crepes, cookies and more.
Daily until Saturday, 2pm to midnight, Umm Al Emarat, Abu Dhabi, www.flavorsfestival.ae
Moments in the Lives of Muslims in China – Through the Lens of Peter Sanders is an exhibition that offers a glimpse into the lives of Muslims in China. It includes 50 images that reflect Muslims at work, school, rest and worship. Pictured: An image by Peter Sanders
Daily until June 11, 8am to 8pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 4pm to 8pm on Fridays, Dh10 entry, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah, www.sharjahmuseums.com
Register to attend a screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company performance of The Tempest at The Courtyard Playhouse. The tale is about a man who has been robbed of his position, power and wealth by his enemies and left on an island. But he is a magician and can control nature and the elements. When he sees the ship carrying his enemies, he plots revenge.
Friday, 8pm, free with registration, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.courtyardplayhouse.com
Get tickets to see the musical Mary Poppins at Dubai. Based on the popular books by P L Travers and the Disney film, it tells the story of a mysterious nanny who arrives in 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 Supercali-fragilisticexpialidocious.
May 1 to 25, 7.45pm daily, plus 3pm on Fridays and Saturdays and May 24 and 25 (no shows on May 7, 14 and 21), Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Catch the final day of the International Women Photographers Award Exhibition. The winners provide a showcase of works from around the world, with a focus on the Middle East. Pictured: An untitled image from the Cornered series by Farah Salem
Ends today, 9am to 8pm, La Galerie, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org