5 things to do today: See a screening of the French musical Cancan and pamper yourself at Ahasees Spa & Club

See a screening of the 1954 musical French Cancan, directed by Jean Renoir, as part of Ciné Day Vintage, a concept by Alliance Française Dubai that features a different vintage French movie each month. Set in 1890s Paris, Henri Danglard (Jean Gabin) is the owner of a cafe that features Lola (María Félix), a belly […]

See a screening of the 1954 musical French Cancan, directed by Jean Renoir, as part of Ciné Day Vintage, a concept by Alliance Française Dubai that features a different vintage French movie each month. Set in 1890s Paris, Henri Danglard (Jean Gabin) is the owner of a cafe that features Lola (María Félix), a belly dancer, but Henri is losing money. He discovers the popularity of the cancan and aims to revive the art in a new business scheme featuring a new dancer, Nini (Françoise Arnoul). The film is an homage to the Parisian cafe-concert scene of the 19th century and evokes the paintings of Degas and the director’s father, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. At 8pm, free entry, auditorium, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 325 8712, www.afdubai.org

Catch the final days of the exhibition In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain. Larissa Sansour presents screenings of her film together with an installation and three large-scale photographic works about a female protagonist and describes herself as a “narrative terrorist” who is part of a resistance group on the brink of the apocalypse. Open from 10am to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9906, www.lawrieshabibi.com

Visit Sahara Centre and see Dino’s World Like Never Before, featuring 11 large-scale interactive dinosaurs, engaging documentaries and special dinosaur-themed games and activities to keep kids amused. Open from 10am to 11pm, with movie sessions from 6pm to 9pm in East Atrium Level 2, Sahara Centre, Al Nahda Interchange, Dubai-Sharjah Road, Sharjah, 06 531 6611, www.saharacentre.com

Register to take part in the Twist & Shout power vinyasa flow yoga class at Bodytree. Detoxify your organs, aid digestion and improve spine mobility as you recharge your system, leaving the class refreshed and energised. Friday, from 9am to 10.30am, from Dh95 includes a Nectar juice, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, info@bodytreestudio.com

Pamper yourself at Ahasees Spa & Club to celebrate International Women’s Day. All this month, enjoy the Golden Rich body scrub and massage, 30 minutes of a scrub and a one-hour Evolve Gold massage for revitalised, flawless, hydrated skin. Dh750, Ahasees Spa & Club, Grand Hyatt, Dubai, reservations at 04 317 2333, spa.grandhyattdubai@hyatt.com

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