5 things to do today: Catch a screening of Chinese film Factory Boss or have some fun at The Laughter Factory

Catch a screening of the 2014 Chinese film Factory Boss. Directed by Zhang Wei, and starring Anlian Yao and Yan Tang, the film is about the owner of a struggling toy factory who accepts an offer from an American conglomerate to keep the factory running, and the challenges he faces. The screening is part of […]

Catch a screening of the 2014 Chinese film Factory Boss. Directed by Zhang Wei, and starring Anlian Yao and Yan Tang, the film is about the owner of a struggling toy factory who accepts an offer from an American conglomerate to keep the factory running, and the challenges he faces. The screening is part of the A Hard Day’s Night film programme presented by Alserkal Avenue and Cinema Akil, which focuses on the workforce, manufacturing and industry. Tonight, 7pm, free, A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com

Take your children, between the ages of 18 months and 5 years, to the Caboodle Summer Camp, where they can enjoy puppet shows, music, weekly themed crafts, free play, storytelling, role play and more. Runs until September 1, 9am to 1pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh150 per day; Dh700 per week, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 616 6973, thegalleria@caboodle.ae

Have some fun at The Laughter Factory. This month’s line-up of comedians includes the left-field observations of Tom Wrigglesworth, the surrealist and deadpan Marlon Davis and Christian Schulte-Loh, who is known as “The German Comedian”. Tonight, 8pm, Dh140, ages 21+, McGettigan’s, JLT, Dubai, 04 355 1862, www.platinumlist.net

Attend a storytelling and photography exhibition celebrating the #ItsTheWayYouSeeIt campaign, a heritage journey along the Bharathappuzha, or River Nila, in Kerala led by Gopinath Parayil and documented by Ajay Menon. Tonight, from 7pm, The Cartoon Art Gallery, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, register in advance at 052 832 4193, cartoonartgallery@gmail.com

Enjoy an evening of Brazilian culture at Eton Institute. Olympics fans and Brazil enthusiasts are invited to learn more about the country’s community spirit, as well as useful words and expressions in its national language, Brazilian Portuguese. Tonight, 6.30pm to 8pm, free with registration, Eton Institute Dubai, Block 3, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai, register at www.middleeast.etoninstitute.com

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