Cinematic miracles

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Calling all cinephiles, Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) has announced the fourth edition of Sharjah Film Platform (SFP4). Taking place until November 27, SFP4 features in-cinema screenings of over 50 films, including world and regional premieres, culminating in the presentation of awards for films in experimental, documentary and narrative categories. A selection of the films will also be available online. SFP4 will also present public talks and masterclasses with an international roster of filmmakers and practitioners, children’s workshops and the second iteration of Industry Hub,. Tickets start at Dh20. Information on tickets at sharjahart.org. Films will be screened at at Mirage City Cinema and Al Hamra Cinema.

Thespians unite

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Tune into the cultural affair with Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2021. Emirati actor, director and author Mohammed Saeed Al Salti is chosen as the ‘Theatrical Personality of the Year’ in this year’s edition of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre. He will be awarded during the closing ceremony of the festival, which will run from November 19-25 at ‘The Theatre’ in Mall of the Emirates. For more information, dubaiculture.gov.ae.

Future talks

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Immerse yourself in a conversation on transhumanism and the future over a cup of coffee at the Cafe Sci Meet at Harrie’s Pancakes – coffee shop in Bay Central Towers. Enlighten yourself with the idea of Humanity 2.0 and what the cyborgs of the future might look like. The Cafe Sci Meet is today (November 19) from 5pm-6.30pm. The event is free by prior registration.
To register visit, tinyurl.com/cafescidubai. For more information, visit cafescidubai.com.

Desert adrenaline

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The native obstacle course returns to Al Marjan island, with the 1 Desert Warrior Challenge taking place today in Ras Al Khaimah. It’s packed with a large range of obstacles to challenge the participant’s inner warrior. Tickets from Dh169. Visit desertwarriorchallenge.com for more information.

Global Village performances

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Live concerts are back at Global Village with Iraqi artist Aseel Hameem wowing music lovers today from 9pm on the Main Stage. Concert attendance at the Main Stage area is free for those who purchase the Global Village entry tickets either online via the website or mobile app for Dh15 or at the gate for Dh20. More information: globalvillage.ae.

The Wailers are back

Popular reggae band ‘The Original Wailers’ are heading back to Dubai for the first time since 2015 to perform a live concert at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium today. Formed 58 years ago by legendary singer-songwriter, Bob Marley, with Bunny Walker, Peter Tosh and the Barrett Brothers, the Wailer’s claimed their place in music history as era-defining giants of the reggae scene. Doors will open at 7pm. The Wailers will take the stage at 9pm. Tickets on bookmyshow.com.

New galleries at Abu Dhabi Art 2021

Abu Dhabi Art 2021 is on until November 21. The fair features a diverse line-up of 49 galleries from 19 countries, who are representing more than 190 artists from around the globe and presenting over 600 artworks. This year’s edition will feature 14 new galleries. Tickets start at Dh55. For more information: tickets.abudhabiart.ae.

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