5 things to do today: attend a performance by Quartetto Di Venezia and visit the exhibition Global Home – yes Paradise no

Attend a performance by Quartetto Di Venezia. To celebrate the opening of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, the Embassy of Italy and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority present a concert by the Italian quartet, which will include pieces by Beethoven, Puccini and Verdi. From 8pm, free seating on a first-come-first-served basis, Abu Dhabi Theatre, […]

Attend a performance by Quartetto Di Venezia. To celebrate the opening of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, the Embassy of Italy and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority present a concert by the Italian quartet, which will include pieces by Beethoven, Puccini and Verdi. From 8pm, free seating on a first-come-first-served basis, Abu Dhabi Theatre, Corniche Breakwater near Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabiclassics.ae

Visit Global Home – yes Paradise no, featuring works by six artists. The exhibition, organised by Finestra Aperta Art Solutions, is a platform to foster dialogue between German-speaking countries and the UAE and focuses on the meaning of home in a transient world. Works on display include the image Herd mit Kaffeeflecken (Stove with Coffee Spots) by Isabelle Krieg. Open 10am to 6pm, 74th floor observation deck, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, www.jumeirah.com/jumeirahatetihadtowers

Register to attend the show For the Love of Palestine and Syria, a comedy and urban-arts concert in support of Palestine Children’s Relief Fund. It features spoken word, stand-up comedy, beatbox, music, dance and the Improv Revolution troupe – all hosted by the UAE comedians Ali Al Sayed and Mina Liccione. Saturday, April 30, doors open at 7pm, show begins at 7.30pm, free, Centre for Musical Arts, Gold and Diamond Park, Dubai, 800 266339, lol@dubomedy.com

Sign up for the Sharbatly Fruit Aquathlon Series and take part in swim-and-run races. Open to juniors and adults. Saturday, April 30, from 6am, from Dh200, Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, register by tomorrow at www.supersportsdubai.com

Plan to take part in yoga workshops for mums, kids and babies. Designed in conjunction with Piloga Studio, the sessions aim to introduce children to the benefits of the practice, enhance flexibility, coordination and body awareness, while improving concentration. Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, noon and 5pm, KidZania, second floor, The Dubai Mall, 04 448 5222, www.kidzania.ae

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