5 things to do today: Book tickets for a performance by Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley and attend a class at Physique 57

Book tickets for a performance by Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley, two of the great creative powerhouses of funk. This explosive multimedia performance tells the story of how funk has affected music and culture in the past 50 years. Saturday, 8pm, free with registration, East Plaza, The Arts Center, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, […]

Book tickets for a performance by Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley, two of the great creative powerhouses of funk. This explosive multimedia performance tells the story of how funk has affected music and culture in the past 50 years. Saturday, 8pm, free with registration, East Plaza, The Arts Center, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.nyuad.nyu.edu

Enjoy a Mexican-themed night and food from Dubai restaurant Maya, part of Dubai Latin Fest’s four-part Dubai Latin Flavours nights. Diners can expect a tailored set menu of multiple dishes and beverages presented by head chefs from each eatery. Dancers will entertain the guests. Tonight, 7.30pm to 10pm, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, dubailatinfest.com

Start your week off right with a class from Physique 57. This non-impact, ballet barre-based workout combines intervals of cardio, strength training, stretching and recovery. Daily, from 7am, Al Thanya Mall, Dubai; 6.30am Citywalk, Dubai, first class is free followed by Dh130 per session; physique57.com

Check out the exhibition Pearls of Abu Dhabi, which features works by the Swiss street-sketch artist Reynald Aubert. He presents more than 20 images of well-known landmarks in the capital created during his residency experience. Daily until April 11, 9am to 10pm, Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, 050 225 1783, www.swissartgateuae.com

Visit Home Grounds, an exhibition that addresses the struggles associated with navigating geopolitical barriers, and explores ways in which identity is shaped by one’s relationship with a particular geography. Runs daily until September 1, 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 4pm to 10pm, Fridays, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Sharjah; 06 556 6555; www.maraya.ae

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