5 things to do today: attend the Shopping Soiree and reserve afternoon tea with celebrity chef Ariana Bundy

Our daily round-up of things to do: attend the Shopping Soiree; reserve afternoon tea with Ariana Bundy; see the Arabic film Theeb; watch The Story of Film; register your children for an interior room workshop.

The Shopping Soiree is held at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, from 10am to 2pm today (March 20). Mona Al Marzooqi/ The National
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Attend the Shopping Soiree, where you will find quality handmade crafts and gift items from local vendors at pop-up shops, including jewellery, home decor, clothing, toys, baby products, skincare, furniture handbags. From 10am-2pm, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, info@shoppingsoiree.ae

Reserve your spot at the Persian afternoon tea with celebrity chef Ariana Bundy, who will detail her culinary journey. The author of two cookery books, Sweet Alternative and Pomegranates and Roses, Bundy will also sign copies of her books. March 26, 3pm to 5.30pm, from Dh175, World Trade Club, Sheikh Rashid Tower, Dubai, 04 309 7979, wtc@dwtc.com

See the Oscar-nominated film Theeb, the story of a young Bedouin boy in 1916 who leaves the safety of his tribe to venture on a journey during the Great Arab Revolt. The film is in Arabic, with English subtitles, and is followed by a video-conference Q&A with the director, Naji Abu Nowar. From 6.30pm to 8pm, at the conference centre, NYU Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Campus, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.nyuad.nyu.edu

Watch episode 11 of The Story of Film as part of the series The 7th Art, by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Image Nation Abu Dhabi. The 15-chapter documentary by Mark Cousins explores the history of filmmaking around the world and how it has evolved. At 7.30pm, free, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/The7thArtAD

Register your children for the Interior of a Room Workshop, where they can design their own room using recycled materials such as cardboard and toys. Tuesday, March , 5pm to 6.30pm, Dh30, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, register at 06 556 6555, rsvp@maraya.ae