Sharjah Summer Festival

Meet your all-time favourite Cartoon Network characters at Sharjah Summer Festival. Challenge your favourite heroes and adventure buddies to a football match at the Cartoon Network football zone. Not a fan of kicking around a ball all day? Unleash your creative side with the Powerpuff Girls at the venue. Are you better at arts and crafts or is Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup better? Tap into the action until August 17 at Sharjah Expo Centre. Visit sharjah.platinumlist.net for tickets starting from Dh30.

The Perfect Place

A group of American University of Sharjah College of Architecture students will showcase pieces based on the environmental and ecological challenges faced by modern society on Saturday (August 3) at A4 Space in Alserkal Avenue. The art exhibition, titled Ecotopos, will display drawings, models, videos and a compelling essay illustrating this world. Visit alserkalavenue.ae for more details and timings.

Are you ready for a challenge?

Calling all the little ones: There’s an adventure waiting for you at Louvre Abu Dhabi this summer to jump into costume. Spark your imagination by taking on A Costume Adventure, an interactive game inspired by the clothing portrayed in artworks from the museum’s various galleries. For ages 4 to 10. Visit louvreabudhabi.ae to purchase your tickets. From Dh60.

Pop Art

Popular Culture & the City brings together exceptional European, American and Middle Eastern Pop Art reflecting the collective language and identity of our time, in a variety of media including collage, sculpture, painting and installation works. Works from 14 international artists are featured in the exhibition. The artists have used the idea of the ‘city’ as their main inspiration, as complex settings fuelled by money, cars, oil, technology and, most importantly, societies. At Manarat Al Saadiyat from 9am to 4pm until October 5. Visit, manaratalsaadiyat.ae for details.

Movie Marathon

Disney fans, this one’s for you — get ready to binge watch the classics of Disney movies at Dubai Opera this summer. Unleash your inner child and prepare yourself for two unstoppable weeks of back-to-back Disney classics, including Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Carribbean and Toy Story.

Starting from August 15 and on until August 30. Visit dubaiopera.com to purchase your tickets in advance for each movie screening. Tickets start from Dh60 for adults and Dh40 for children.

Because you’re Happy

Friday night at 9.30pm at Cinema Akil catch the Italian drama Happy As Lazzaro, filmed by the award-winning director Alice Rohrwacher. Lazzaro, a peasant who is a genuine person, is often mistaken for being simple-minded. But when this mysterious young nobleman named Tancredi, who is cursed by his imagination, asks Lazzaro to assist in staging his own kidnapping, a lifelong friendship between the two men is formed. Purchase your tickets online at cinemaakil.com, starting from Dh52.50.