5 things to do today: attend the francOfilm festival 2016 and get tickets for Middle East Film & Comic Con

Attend the francOfilm festival 2016 and the Celebrate Francophone month with a series of movie screenings, including a selection from France, Canada, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Belgium and Switzerland, as well as short films by Emirati filmmakers. The festival kicks off today with the screening of Birds of Passage (Belgium), The Passion of Augustine (Canada) and Timbuktu […]

Attend the francOfilm festival 2016 and the Celebrate Francophone month with a series of movie screenings, including a selection from France, Canada, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Belgium and Switzerland, as well as short films by Emirati filmmakers. The festival kicks off today with the screening of Birds of Passage (Belgium), The Passion of Augustine (Canada) and Timbuktu (Mauritania). March 4 to 5, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, Dh30, Vox Cinemas, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi; Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.voxcinemas.com

Get tickets for Middle East Film & Comic Con. The region’s largest pop-culture festival will feature guests, including Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd, animation voice actor Veronica Taylor, and comics artist Fabian Nicieza, co-creator of Deadpool. Plus autograph sessions, merchandise, cosplay and more. April 7 to 9, 2pm to 9pm on April 7 (VIP ticket holders only from 11am to 2pm); 10am to 10pm on April 8 and 9, from Dh100 for a one-day pass, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.mefcc.com

Visit Once Upon Design: New Routes for Arabian Heritage. A select group of artists have collaborated to demonstrate ways in which contemporary design is influenced by old practices native to the Arabian peninsula across the fields of architecture, product and graphic design. At 7pm, 1971 Design Space, The Flag Island, Sharjah, 06 556 6555, www.1971design.ae

Make plans to attend Artscape. As part of Emirati Expressions IV: Conventions of Arts, enjoy a celebratory evening of arts, music and workshops, including musical performances by Rashed Al Nuaimi and Hamdan Mubarak. Friday, March 4, 4pm to 10pm, free, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www. saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae

Sign up for The Big Bubble Run and take part in the UAE’s first-ever foam race. Walk, jog or run through the 5-km course filled with loads of non-toxic, non-slippery bubbles created in the foam shower and foam bath zones. April 8, 7am to 11am, from Dh165 for early-bird tickets until March 1; then Dh185, Dubai Autodrome, Dubai, www.bigbubblerun.com

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