5 things to do today: see Egyptian short films and register for the Zayed Marathon

Attend the screenings of two Egyptian films at Warehouse421, in a collaboration with Cinema Akil. Watch the short And On a Different Note by Mohammad Shawky Hassan and the feature film Coming Forth By Day by Hala Lotfy. The 24-minute experimental short features street scenes in New York and Cairo and focuses on news and […]

Attend the screenings of two Egyptian films at Warehouse421, in a collaboration with Cinema Akil. Watch the short And On a Different Note by Mohammad Shawky Hassan and the feature film Coming Forth By Day by Hala Lotfy. The 24-minute experimental short features street scenes in New York and Cairo and focuses on news and talk shows. The 87-minute drama is about a mother and daughter caring for their husband and father, who has suffered a stroke. From 7.30pm, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, book at www.warehouse421.ae

Register for the Zayed Marathon 2016 - billed as The Day the UAE Runs – to raise money for Seha (Abu Dhabi Health Services Company) health disease prevention, of which Sheikh Zayed, the Founding President of the UAE, was an avid supporter. Run a 5K or 10K or take part in the 5K Hand Cycle race for wheelchair competitors. Young runners can compete in the 1K or 3K KidsRun and experienced athletes will feature in the ProField event. March 19, from 2pm, from Dh100 for adults; Dh50 for children, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com

Sign up to take part in an auto-training workshop for women and feel empowered when it comes to handling your own car. Learn what is under the bonnet, how to change tyres, how to save money on repairs and what type of fuel to use. Tomorrow, 10.20am to 12.30pm, free, Hammerhead Auto Specialists, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at 800 426 637 or info@hammerhead.ae

Make plans to attend the Tribute Night to the Blues Brothers. UK-based The All New Blues and Soul Revue performing as Jake and Elwood will present the duo’s most popular songs, including Everybody Needs Somebody and Soul Man. Saturday, 10pm to 11.30pm, The Huddle, Citymax Hotel, Bur Dubai, 04 409 8000

Join language enthusiasts from around the world at the Speaking Cultures Valentine’s Day Special and learn basic words and phrases in multiple languages. First-time participants will receive Dh200 off a group language course at Eton Institute. From 6pm to 8pm, free, Lounge Cafe Italiano, Arenco Tower, Dubai Media City, Dubai, register at www.middleeast.etoninstitute.com

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