Five things to do today: see a screening of Beyond Is Before and sign up for GlamBox

Our daily round-up of things to do in the UAE. Enter Gulf Photo Plus and attend a filmmaking workshop.
Beyond is Before. Courtesy Maraya Art Centre
Beyond is Before. Courtesy Maraya Art Centre

SEE a screening of the film Before by Deniz Uster, who narrates myths of an unknown future. For her latest film, Uster was inspired by the nomadic history of the UAE and its Bedouin oral culture. This film is set in a post-apocalyptic future, in a freezing-cold Dubai with neither water nor oil, and a lone Pakistani survivor travelling with his pet kitten. At 5pm, Al Majaz Waterfront, Maraya Art Park, Sharjah,

SIGN up for GlamBox, the monthly beauty products subscription service, and enjoy this month’s box of great products from Benefit. Subscribe by May 17 and enjoy some of the company’s most loved beauty essentials plus a Benefit product that has yet to be released worldwide.

SEE the performance , where Ala Ebtekar will transform Maraya Art Park into the Gate to All Nations – a historic landmark in Persepolis – through a multi-channel sound installation by the electronic composer and sound artist Ata “Sote” Ebtekar (Ala’s uncle). From 8.50pm to 10pm, Al Majaz Waterfront, Maraya Art Park, on the lawn by the containers, Sharjah,

SUBMIT your best photos to Gulf Photo Plus until May 28 for the forthcoming show , which celebrates the passion for photography. Submissions will be collected in two categories: day and night. Get more information at

ATTEND a MediaCast Filmmaking Workshop at New York Film Academy. Gain hands-on experience with film equipment and software, including Blackmagic Design cameras, DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro. From 10am to 5pm, free with registration, Spielberg Room, NYFA, off 15th Street, between 2nd and 4th streets, Abu Dhabi,, registration essential at 02 446 6442

Published: May 7, 2014 04:00 AM