5 things to do today: watch The Dirty Suits perform at Hard Rock Cafe Dubai or visit Dragon Mart 2

Watch The Dirty Suits perform as part of the new live-music programme of resident bands playing six nights a week at Hard Rock Cafe Dubai. Start off the work week with some cool alternative rock from this band, originally from Glasgow, Scotland. Tonight, 8.30pm, free entry, Hard Rock Cafe Dubai, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai, […]

Watch The Dirty Suits perform as part of the new live-music programme of resident bands playing six nights a week at Hard Rock Cafe Dubai. Start off the work week with some cool alternative rock from this band, originally from Glasgow, Scotland. Tonight, 8.30pm, free entry, Hard Rock Cafe Dubai, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai, reservations at 04 232 8900, www.hardrock.com/dubai

Register your pre-teen and teenage children for activities at Bodytree Studio, including musical theatre and Xtend Barre Girls. Those interested in singing, dancing and acting can learn about voice technique and study theatre songs. Starts September 1 for Xtend Barre, free, then Thursdays, 4pm to 5pm for ages 13+, Dh80; starts September 3 for musical theatre, free, then Saturdays, 2pm to 3pm for ages 11 to 13; 3pm to 4pm for ages 14+, Dh840 term fee, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, www.bodytreestudio.com

Visit Dragon Mart 2 and see the Barbie You Can Be An Athlete experience, as part of Dubai Summer Surprises. The event includes live shows and a workshop where girls can become gold-medal winners in fun games such as gymnastics, cycling, track and swimming. Today, 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.45pm and 9.45pm for the live shows; 1pm to 10pm for the workshop, free, Dragon Mart 2, Al Awir Road, International City, Dubai. www.dragonmart.ae

Spend Dh100 at any kids store in The Dubai Mall and you will receive one complimentary session for one child to play in the Giant Ball Pit – a towering mega-structure of winding slides and a pit of soft balls – plus a complimentary toy from The Toy Store, as part of Dubai Summer Surprises. From 10am to 10pm, Star Atrium, The Dubai Mall, 800 38224 6255, www.thedubaimall.com

Check out Unseen, a summer exhibition that features works by six artists who have recently presented at the Lawrie Shabibi gallery, including the imagined resurrection of Michael Jackson, the exploration of human preservation, and a tribute to forgotten female Algerian soldiers. Open 10am to 6pm, Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9906, www.lawrieshabibi.com

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