5 things to do: Watch the film Le Mepris or skate under falling snow at Dubai Ice Rink

Watch a screening of the film Le Mepris (Contempt) as part of the Ciné-Day Vintage series, a new concept by Alliance Française, which features a different classic French film each month. This 1963 film, by Jean-Luc Godard, tells the story of screenwriter Paul Javal (Michael Piccoli, pictured), whose marriage to Camille (Brigitte Bardot, pictured) breaks […]

Watch a screening of the film Le Mepris (Contempt) as part of the Ciné-Day Vintage series, a new concept by Alliance Française, which features a different classic French film each month. This 1963 film, by Jean-Luc Godard, tells the story of screenwriter Paul Javal (Michael Piccoli, pictured), whose marriage to Camille (Brigitte Bardot, pictured) breaks down during a movie production, as she spends time with the producer Jeremy Prokosch (Jack Palance). In French with English subtitles. At 8pm, auditorium, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org.

Book your tickets to enjoy a night of romance, laughter and love. The Courtyard Players, directed by Shawn Kinley, present My Funny Valentine, an improvisational performance created with scenes and songs based on audience suggestions. They may even act out your own love story. The entrance fee includes a welcome drink and popcorn. Friday and Saturday, 8pm to 10pm, from Dh100, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.courtyardplayhouse.com.

Get a body composition measurement for free at the DNA Health Clinic as part of Wellness Month at Madinat Jumeirah. Using bioelectrical impedance analysis, a method for estimating body fat, the process is non-invasive. From 3pm to 7pm, free, Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, booking essential at 02 610 9000.

Make plans to skate under falling snow at Dubai Ice Rink for a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration. Dubai Snowfall is a classic winter skating experience that offers the thrill of skating under gently falling snow. Saturday, 2.30pm to 4.30pm and Sunday, 6pm to 7.45pm, from Dh100, Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 04 448 5111, www.dubaiicerink.com.

Book your spot at The Forge steakhouse’s Hemingway Dinner and enjoy a menu inspired by some of Ernest Hemingway’s best-known novels. Guests will be invited to join in a literary discussion moderated by guest speakers from NYU Abu Dhabi. March 4, 7pm to midnight, from Dh300 per person, The Forge, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, 02 818 8282, abudhabi.restaurants@ritzcarlton.com.

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