A box of cigare cookies from Yoku Moku. Courtesy Yoku Moku
A box of cigare cookies from Yoku Moku. Courtesy Yoku Moku

5 things to do today: celebrate the Japanese holiday Tanabata with cookies from Yoku Moku and attend Ramadan Film Night



Celebrate the Japanese holiday Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, with cookies from Yoku Moku that are made with light butter and all-natural ingredients. Flavours include the signature vanilla cigare, plus cookies with milk chocolate, nuts and tea. The festival celebrates the meeting of Orihime and Hikoboshi, represented by the stars Vega and Altair, on the seventh day of the seventh month. From Dh110 for cookie tins, available in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman, www.yokumokugulf.com

Attend Ramadan Film Night and see a selection of shorts produced in the UAE and Kuwait that include themes reflecting the traditions of Ramadan. Movies include Al Jaara (The Neighbour), Al Lailah and Al Zooliyyah (The Carpet). The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Emirati director Nayla Al Khaja. From 9.30pm, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, 06 556 6555, www.maraya.ae

Donate items to UAE Red Crescent, including canned food and gently used clothes, which will be given to Preservation of Grace for delivery to those in need. From 11am to 1pm, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 02 657 0220, marketing.khalidiya@rotana.com

Get fit with yoga at the indoor core-strength vinyasa classes at Mushrif Central Park on Tuesdays this month. Choose the Park Class Pass and enjoy packages of five or 10 classes at Mushrif Park for any of the summer evening sessions. From 7.30pm to 8.30pm, from Dh55 per class, Abu Dhabi, www.letsgoyogame.com, 02 634 1425

Design a manuscript based on the exhibition Louvre Abu Dhabi Stories: Al Qalam in the workshop Magical Illuminations, which will explore the use of varying colour and the application of gold leaf. From 10am to 2pm for children and teenagers, Dh50, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 657 5800, www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae

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