The weekend is here and it’s time to get excited

Another working week has come to an end and now we have the prospect of a weekend to look forward to.

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Once again there’s plenty going on in the capital for you to enjoy so don’t waste the next few days sitting at home in your pyjamas.

Thursday 21st June

andre-silva_fb1b3f9The FIFA World Cup group stages are heating up and there are some great matches taking place this weekend. On Thursday, France faces Peru at 4pm and Argentina faces a tough challenge against Croatia at 10pm. On Friday, Brazil faces Costa Rica at 4pm and on Saturday, Germany will take on Sweden at 10pm. There are plenty of venues across the city showing live games so check out your options here to find the right place to catch the action.

yoga-parkCelebrating International Day of Yoga, the Indian Skills in the UAE group is hosting an outdoor yoga session. Open to people of all skill levels and backgrounds, it’s sure to be an enjoyable way to start the weekend. Free, but registration essential. Umm Al Emarat Park, Al Mushrif. 6.50pm. Visit: bit.ly/2Iaq4Cu

Friday 22nd June

closeUp of micAspiring poets and musicians are invited to take to the stage and share their talents with a live audience to see if you have the right stuff to entertain a crowd at the Echoes Abu Dhabi open mic night. Free. Shabby Chic Cafe, Al Nahyan. 6.30pm-9.30pm. Visit: facebook.com/echoesabudhabi

doctor-zhivagoTake your seat to watch a remastered edition of the 1965 film Doctor Zhivago and get swept away in the tale of a young doctor caught up in the Russian Revolution. Free, registration required. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 7pm. Visit: cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

Saturday 23rd June

626070562If you fancy yourself as the next Andy Warhol then sign up for the Pop Art workshop and see what skills you need to create a bold, eye-catching and iconic image that captured the imagination of the world back in the 50s. AED 175 per person. Art Central, Boutik Mall, Reem Island. 4pm-6pm. Contact: 02 679 6795, artcentral.ae 

0306_confidence-800x480Ladies, do you need a shot of confidence in your life? Meet empowering women, eat some good food and have fun while learning to set yourself goals and achieve them, guided by life coach Aliya Rajah. AED 300. The Third Place Cafe, villa T3, opposite Corniche Park. 7pm-9.30pm. Visit: bit.ly/2Jhzv8X

jbnrzhkibf-1491065307Watch the 1928 black and white silent movie Shiraz, which tells a story about the creation of one of the world’s most recognisable structures, the Taj Mahal, and the personal tragedy behind its erection. Free. Louvre Abu Dhabi auditorium, Cultural District, Saadiyat Island. 5pm. Visit: louvreabudhabi.ae

Tapestry 2017 Sand of Music photo by Ingrid NielsenFancy some live music? See the Tapestry of Sound music festival, packed with great acts from across the UAE, including female barbershop group Voices of Harmony, female choir Sands of Music and the Desert Roses. Plus, you can take part in a vocal workshop held by Sacha Kilgour to learn the basics. Free, but donations welcome. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 4pm-11pm. Contact: artsnetuae@gmail.com, artsnetuae.com

Don’t forget to tag us in your photos at @adwuae on Twitter and Instagram and @abudhabiworld on Facebook – who knows, you might even be featured in the magazine!

 

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