5 things to do today: Get your tickets for Swiss Days Dubai and attend Speaking Cultures

Get your tickets now for Swiss Days Dubai. See the two modern-day clowns of Baccalà Compagnia perform physical theatre in a pas de deux through the universal language of gesture and expression on February 5. Then see More Than Jazz, featuring the 10-member Luzia von Wyl Ensemble with the Emirati oud player Faisal Al Saari, […]

Get your tickets now for Swiss Days Dubai. See the two modern-day clowns of Baccalà Compagnia perform physical theatre in a pas de deux through the universal language of gesture and expression on February 5. Then see More Than Jazz, featuring the 10-member Luzia von Wyl Ensemble with the Emirati oud player Faisal Al Saari, on February 6. February 5 and 6, doors open at 7.30pm, show begins at 8.30pm, Dh50, ages 8+, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6546, www.madinattheatre.com

Sign up to take part in the rooftop yoga session Vinyasa & Vinyl, an exploration of yoga, music and meditation. Guests can power up their weekend, and enjoy refreshments and gourmet vegetarian food at Level 43 Sky Lounge while soaking up the views of Dubai’s skyline. January 30, 5pm, free, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, register at 04 321 9771, www.facebook.com/fourpoints.sheikhzayedroad.dubai

Attend Speaking Cultures, a social-exchange event hosted by Eton Institute in which participants learn basic words and phrases in multiple languages, as well as the traditions and customs of different cultures. From 6pm to 8pm, free, Lounge Cafe Italiano, Arenco Tower, Dubai Media City, register at www.middleeast.etoninstitute.com

Register your children, ages 8 to 16, for the Hayley’s Comet Kids Creative Writing Masterclass – a special course for aspiring young writers led by the West End actress and writer Hayley Doyle. The class starts with a short drama workshop as a warm-up. February 5, 10am to 11.30am, Dh225 for registered Hayley’s Comet students; Dh250 for others, James & Alex Dance Studios, Dubai Media City, info@hayleyscomet.com

Take part in a calligraphy workshop hosted by The Farjam Foundation and learn the basics of the Jali Diwani script from acclaimed calligrapher Narjes Noureddine. The workshop will be held in English. From 6pm to 7.30pm, free, The Farjam Foundation, Gate Village 4, DIFC, Dubai, 04 323 0303, www.farjamfoundation.org

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