These Exciting Events Will Make Your Weekend Buzzing With Excitement

Another week over, another weekend here with us. If you haven’t made any plans yet or looking for something to do, here’s a list of events In Abu Dhabi to suit your fancy


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Another week over, another weekend here with us. If you haven’t made any plans yet or looking for something to do, here’s a list of events to suit your fancy…

22nd February, Friday

Little ones take centre stage at the Yas Kidz Fest happening at du Arena on Yas Island until 23rd February. What’s in store for kids? An array of fantastic activities including magic show, kids silent disco, little chef zone, soccer and cricket zone, and mad science discover zone. There are also food stations to fuel up visitors. AED 30 adults, kids under 18 years old free. 2pm-9pm. www.kidzfest.ae

UAE-based wordsmiths and musicians step on the stage armed with original materials for another edition of Rooftop Rhythms. The long-running community event provides veteran and budding artists the platform to showcase their talent and creativity before a supportive audience. Free. From 8pm. Registration required at www.nyuad-artscenter.org

 

23rd February, Saturday

Revisit one of the most beloved classic children’s films at Cinema Space. The Red Balloon follows the story of a young boy in Paris who discovers a stray balloon that seems to have a mind of its own. Also showing is White Mane, which is about stallion, a leader of a herd of wild horses and a young fisherman. Free. 4pm-5.30pm. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. RSVP at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

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Free Family Screening at @manaratalsaadiyat on Saturday, February 23, 4:00pm – 5:30pm . "THE RED BALLOON & WHITE MANE" Directed by Albert Lamorisse . (New Film Restoration!) . Family Friendly Program . RSVP Required at: http://cs-theredballoonwhitemane.splashthat.com . Bring all of your family and friends to celebrate the magic of childhood and the power of fantasy in two of the most beloved children's films of all time by director Albert Lamorisse. Experience a beautiful restoration of the films on the big screen! . THE RED BALLOON & WHITE MANE (New Film Restoration!) Directed by Albert Lamorisse France 1953/1956 74 minutes Rating: G – General Audiences (all ages admitted) . Synopsis: Albert Lamorisse’s The Red Balloon and White Mane rank among the most beloved children’s films of all time. In The Red Balloon, a deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon that seems to have a mind of its own. Wandering through the streets of Paris, the two become inseparable, to the surprise of the neighborhood and the envy of other children. Set in the south of France in a near-desert region called La Camargue, White Mane is about a magnificent stallion and leader of a herd of wild horses too proud to let themselves be broken in by humans. Only Folco, a young fisherman, manages to tame him. A strong friendship grows between the boy and the horse, but they must elude the wrangler and his herdsmen to live freely. . #manaratalsaadiyat #saadiyatisland #saadiyat #yasisland #alrahabeach #albateen #inabudhabi #abudhabi #abudhabievents #uae #myabudhabi #film #movies #filmmaking #cinema #albertlamorisse #filmpreservation #filmrestoration #children #familyfilm #childhood #fantasy #adventure #horses #friendship #love #magic #stories #france #frenchcinema

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Khayal, the first session of a series on tolerance, will teach kids between four and 12 years old the virtues of openness and acceptance. The session involves showing flags of various nations and art designing based on social and cultural understanding. Free. 4pm-6pm. Warehouse 421, Mina Zayed. Register at www.warehouse421.ae

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استمتع الصغار يوم السبت الماضي بالاستماع إلى حكايا المؤلفون المحليون الذين قصوا العديد من الروايات على الأطفال وذلك في أمسية لا تنسى ضمن سلسلة جلسات قراءة الكتب "خيال" الجديدة في معرض421. وفيما يلي بعض المقتطفات من هذه الأمسية المميزة! …… Young minds were inspired by the power of literature last Saturday with the launch of ‘Khayal’, a new series of book readings for children at #Warehouse421. Local authors were on hand to delight children with the art of storytelling. Here are a few highlights from this memorable evening!

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