5 things to do today: Watch The Neighbour and Theeb at Warehouse421 and register for the Talise Sandstorm

Watch the screening of two films as part of Wednesdays at the Warehouse in collaboration with Cinema Akil. First see the 2014 Emirati short film The Neighbour, directed by Nayla Al Khaja, followed by the feature film, the 2014 Oscar-nominated Jordanian feature film Theeb, directed by Naji Abu Nowar. At 7.30pm, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu […]

Watch the screening of two films as part of Wednesdays at the Warehouse in collaboration with Cinema Akil. First see the 2014 Emirati short film The Neighbour, directed by Nayla Al Khaja, followed by the feature film, the 2014 Oscar-nominated Jordanian feature film Theeb, directed by Naji Abu Nowar. At 7.30pm, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, register at www.warehouse421.ae

Hear a talk by Athier, whose exhibition Machine Hearts is currently running at Ayyam Gallery. The British-Iraqi artist presents large-scale, semi-abstracted paintings that visualise the mechanical heart of an active soldier and asks, what is the unseen core that powers a human killing machine? At noon, 12 Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com

See Universal Expressions: Inspired by Louvre Abu Dhabi. The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra will perform two world debuts: Zayed’s Dream by Emirati composer Faisal Al Saari, who will join the orchestra, and Once Upon a Time by French composer Bruno Mantovani. Then hear Fantasy performed by cellist Gautier Capuçon. Doors open at 6pm, concert begins at 8pm, from Dh80, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae

Register for the Talise Sandstorm and test your fitness across a 4km sprint course in teams of three. April 29, 6.30am to 10am, from Dh600 for a team of three, Talise Fitness, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, register by April 28 at www.talisefitness.com

Attend Transformations: The Emirati National House, a talk as part of Design Days Dubai, by Yasser Elsheshtawy, curator for the UAE pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Hear about the Emirati homes built in the 1970s, and the modifications made to reflect changing lifestyles. From 7pm to 8pm, Dh50 to enter the fair, The Studio at Design Days Dubai, The Venue, Downtown Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Bouleveard, Dubai, www.designdaysdubai.ae

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