5 things to do today: Catch a screening of the South African drama Ayanda and register your children for the IFA Football Academy

Catch a screening of the 2015 South African drama Ayanda as part of the film programme A Hard Day’s Night, presented by Alserkal Avenue and Cinema Akil. The coming-of-age story, directed by Sara Blecher, revolves around a young woman who is determined to keep her father’s memory alive by running his mechanic’s shop after his […]

Catch a screening of the 2015 South African drama Ayanda as part of the film programme A Hard Day’s Night, presented by Alserkal Avenue and Cinema Akil. The coming-of-age story, directed by Sara Blecher, revolves around a young woman who is determined to keep her father’s memory alive by running his mechanic’s shop after his unexpected death. Tonight, 7pm, free, A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com

Register your children ages 4-16 for the IFA Football Academy, where they can develop football skills under the tutelage of an Uefa-qualified coaching team and through structured mini-tournaments. Until August 25, 9am to noon and 1 to 4pm, Sundays to Thursdays at Dubai Sports World, Dh500 per week for half-day sessions; Dh750 per week for full-day sessions, World Trade Centre, Dubai; 9am to noon, Sundays to Thursdays at Allstar Sport, from Dh500 per week, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha 2, Dubai, 04 454 1683, www.ifasport.com

See Domestic Affairs, a group exhibition by artists from the UAE, Pakistan and Iran. The show draws on the intimacy of everyday life through images of lost traditions and nostalgia. Open 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 5052, www.ivde.net

Get tickets for Yanni. The renowned Greek world-music composer returns to the UAE as part of his tour promoting his latest album, Sensuous Chill. September 30, from Dh495, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae

Make plans to attend Dubai Rocks with Ayushmann. Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana, a former DJ and MTV video jockey, performs with his band, following an unplugged show by opening act Raaga Factory. Hit songs include Pani Da Rang and O Heeriye. Friday, doors open at 6.30pm, show starts at 7.30pm, from Dh150, Al Nasr Leisureland Ice Rink, Garhoud, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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