5 things to do today: visit the new pop-up boutique Design 971 and see the exhibition A Picture and a Thousand Words

Visit Design 971, a new pop-up boutique at The Dubai Mall that celebrates the work of young local designers. The collections, which range from fashion and art to contemporary furniture, will change every two months, giving the public the chance to discover and purchase from new brands. The current collection of fashion includes Amongst Few […]

Visit Design 971, a new pop-up boutique at The Dubai Mall that celebrates the work of young local designers. The collections, which range from fashion and art to contemporary furniture, will change every two months, giving the public the chance to discover and purchase from new brands. The current collection of fashion includes Amongst Few streetwear; All Things Mochi colourful clothing; House of Fatam chic fashion; Reemami contemporary styles; Osaymi trendy designs; and Elena Burba commercial ready-to-wear. From 10am to 11pm, The Village, Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, www.thedubaimall.com, 800 38224 6255

See the exhibition A Picture and a Thousand Words. Artist Fatima El Jaroudi and her daughters Noura Ali Al Ramahi, also an artist, and Sarah Snowneil Ali, a poet, share their works in an exhibition featuring more than 100 oil and acrylic paintings and a book of poems. Half of the proceeds will go to the Future Centre for Special Needs. Open 8am to 8pm, The Space, twofour54, Park Rotana building, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/thespaceAD

Watch episodes 7 and 8 of The Story of Film: An Odyssey, as part of The 7th Art screening series launched by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, which explores the history of film and its relationship with other art forms. At 7.30pm, free, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/The7thArtAD

Register to take part in The Color Run Abu Dhabi. The non-competitive race is billed as The Happiest 5K on the Planet and participants will be covered in fluorescent coloured powder and glitter at each kilometre checkpoint. March 12, 8am to noon, Dh140, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thecolorrun.ae

Plan to attend the 19th edition of The Fridge Concert Series and get two-for-one early-bird tickets when you buy before Wednesday. January 18, soul, pop and jazz with Jae Franklin; January 25, swing by The Swing Revue, The Desert Roses and Lindy Hop Dubai; February 1, Latin ballads by Sergio Catalan; February 8, hip-hop and R&B with DJ Bliss and artists from Selekt Music, doors open at 7.30pm for all shows, Dh50 at the door; free for students 18 and under, The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.thefridgedubai.com

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