It’s the weekend, let’s not hang about. Here’s a quick look at events taking place over the next few days that you might enjoy!
Thursday 15th February
Jump into the weekend at Al Forsan. The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of the UAE competition is on until 17th February. Come enjoy food trucks, activities and entertainment the whole family will enjoy. Free. Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Khalifa City. Visit: facebook.com/uaelonginesshowjumping
Fancy some live music? Kronos Quartet will be performing, featuring the acclaimed Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man, and Tajikistan’s Sirojiddin Juraev this weekend. AED 105. The Red Box Theatre, The Arts Center at NYUAD, Saadiyat Island. 8pm. Visit: nyuad.nyu.edu
In the mood for art? The iAM Here & Now exhibition opens at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr with a gala reception this weekend. This new show features artwork by six Abu Dhabi-based visual artists and one Australian landscape photographer. Until 31st March. Free. RSVP required. Between the bridges. 7pm-10pm. Visit: facebook.com/iAMArtistsEvents
Celebrate Chinese New Year in style with live performances from dragon dancers, traditional drummers and kung-fu artists until 17th February. Kids can enjoy origami stations and end the weekend with a fireworks display on 16th February at 9pm. Free. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island. 3pm-9pm. Visit: thegalleria.ae
It’s all going off at The Walk this weekend as La Loupe’s Latin and Brazilian Carnival takes over. The whole family can enjoy al fresco dining on cozy terraces and live entertainment from 15th to 17th February. Free. Al Seef Mall, near Khalifa Park. 4pm-10pm. Visit: facebook.com/laloupeauh
Friday, 16th February
Yas Marina Circuit welcomes people of all abilities to TriYAS by Daman’s ActiveLife. It’s the region’s only twilight triathlon and this year, there are three new categories over shorter distances to encourage first timers to participate. Go along and support local athletes. Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island. Noon. Visit: yasmarinacircuit.com
Forget tents and mud, this is a different sort of festival. Bring your own blanket and let the rhythm take you from day to night at Sunset Music Festival. Enjoy classic RnB sounds from Mo Flow and popular groups like Dru Hill, Blackstreet and The Recipe. We’ll see you down the front. AED 195. Zayed Sports City, Saif Ghubash Street. 5pm-11pm. Visit: sunsetmusicfestival.ae
Saturday, 17th February
Why not go with the flow and try an innovative exercise class? Animal Flow connects your mind to the physical moving parts of your body using joint mobility and a range of full body activations. All the movements are put together to help achieve mindfulness. Awesome. Reservation required. AED 73.50 per session. The Room, Zayed Sports Cit, Saif Ghubash Street. 4pm. Visit: theroom.ae
Be transported back in time through the powerful imagery of the Dans ses Yeux exhibition. Dominique Baudis, a reporter who lived in war-torn Lebanon during the 1970s, captured images of the country’s struggle and resolve to remain hopeful. His photographs are on display until 27th February. Free. Alliance Francaise Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen. 9.30am-5.30pm. Visit: afabudhabi.org
If a film is what you fancy then travel to a galaxy far, far away. Cinema Space will be showing the first two films in the Star Wars saga with Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back being shown in fully restored digital format. Want to see Star Wars on the big screen again or capture the imagination of a child? You know where to be. Oh, and may the force be with you, always. Free, but registration required. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 1pm and 4pm. Visit: cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
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