Bring empty plastic bottles to the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi and drop them in dedicated collection bins. On weekends, an artist will transform the Food Court square into an art workshop to create striking and distinctive life-size animal sculptures using the bottles. The campaign focuses on spreading awareness about endangered animal species as a result of climate change, deforestation and pollution. Collection bins located in Food Court on Level 1, 4pm to 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays for the art workshop, World Trade Center, Khalifa bin Zayed the First Street, Abu Dhabi, ww.facebook.com/WTCAD.
Get tickets now to see La Vie en Rose. As part of the World Classical Music Series, the world-renowned opera singers, French soprano Sara Gouzy and Spanish tenor Joel Prieto (pictured), accompanied by piano virtuoso Semjon Skigin, will perform a programme that includes Mozart, Debussy, Bellini, Rossini and Liszt. May 13, doors open at 7pm, concert begins at 8pm, tickets from Dh250, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net.
Take part in First Wednesdays at The Farjam Foundation and enjoy a guided tour of the current exhibition, Rostam Returns: The Shahnameh’s Hero in the 21st Century, which will be led by Denise-Marie Treece, assistant professor of art history at New York University Abu Dhabi. From 7pm to 8pm, Gate Village 4, DIFC, Dubai, www.farjamfoundation.org.
Sign up for the Dubai Tango Festival, where you can learn the Argentine dance in a series of workshops and participate in the milongas and gala, plus enjoy free yoga. May 18 to 21, prices vary per package from Dh100, Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, www.tangodubai.org/festival.
Attend GoYAS for the first weekly Mom+Me Run from 6pm to 7pm for mums and girls from age 5 and boys under the age of 10. Take part in guided interval training sessions led by experienced runners in this ladies-only environment attended by an all-female staff. Open 6pm to 9pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasmarinacircuit.com.
Source: art & life