It’s the weekend and there’s not a moment to waste

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!

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Thursday 22nd March

Fancy a film? Yas Movies In The Park is screening some cinematic classics all weekend long starting with The Lion King and Jurassic Park on Thursday night, the Grease immersive experience on Friday, then Beauty and the Beast and The Dark Knight on closing night. Register for your free ticket or upgrade to a VIP ticket at yasmovies.ae

20621146_1471759502907278_1260059281148107095_nPerforming as part of Abu Dhabi Festival, Ragamala Dance Company presents Written In Water – an impressive dance performance based on the Indian game of Paramapadam. The production combines unique choreography, projections and music for a new kind of expressive theatre. AED 105, online tickets are sold out,  but a standby line is available on the night at the venue. The Red Theater, NYUAD, Saadiyat Island. 8pm. Visit: nyuad-artscenter.org

microphoneShowcasing the best emerging poets and spoken word artists, the ECHOES Abu Dhabi open mic night is a great chance to see some raw talent take to the stage to share their work. Sign up is now closed, but you can still  go along and watch. You never know, it might inspire you to get up on stage next time. Free entry. Salt, Umm Al Emarat Park, Mushrif. 6.30pm-9.30pm. Visit: bit.ly/2IGnwOh

Friday 23rd March 

motn-mainBack to take over the Corniche, The Mother of the Nation Festival is an ideal destination for families this weekend. With activities and games for little ones, a retail zone with local vendors from all over the UAE, food trucks and so much more, there’s something for everyone. If you miss it this weekend, don’t worry, it’s open until 31st March. AED 25 for adults, AED 15 for children. Thu 4pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 2pm-midnight. Corniche. Visit: ticketmaster.ae 

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Strike a pose and sign up for a Gentle Flow Yoga session to promote inner peace and embrace a feeling of deep wellbeing. If you’re feeling stressed out after the week,  let Kateryna the instructor help guide you towards a more peaceful state of Zen. AED 70 for non-members, AED 50 members. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri. 5.30pm-6.30pm. Contact: 02 509 8902, healthclub.slad@shangri-la.com

Saturday 24th March 

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As the weather starts to heat up, the last few outdoor events of the spring are taking place before summer hits. If you love the great outdoors, get down to the RIPE Market to pick up some of the best organic and locally-grown produce, grab a bite at the food trucks, relax on the grass with friends and let the kids enjoy play parks, a petting zoo, splash zone and more. AED 5 entry to the park. Umm Al Emarat Park, Mushrif. 3pm-9pm. Visit: ripeme.com

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Whether you’re a dab hand in the kitchen or have no idea where to begin, learning new culinary skills is always a good choice. Head to jones the grocer this week and you can learn to bake focaccia and a traditional baguette so you can make some brilliant bread at home for your family. AED 275 per person. jones the grocer, Al Raha Gardens Plaza, Khalifa City. 7pm-9pm. Contact: 02 557 4882, alraha@jonesthegrocer.com

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