5 things to do: watch Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory or enjoy unlimited re-entries to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Catch a screening of the 1971 British-American musical fantasy film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, as part of A Hard Day’s Night film, a programme presented by Alserkal Avenue and Cinema Akil, which focuses on the workforce, manufacturing and industry. Based on the Roald Dahl novel and starring Gene Wilder, the film tells the […]

Catch a screening of the 1971 British-American musical fantasy film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, as part of A Hard Day’s Night film, a programme presented by Alserkal Avenue and Cinema Akil, which focuses on the workforce, manufacturing and industry. Based on the Roald Dahl novel and starring Gene Wilder, the film tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) who receives a golden ticket and meets the reclusive Wonka with four other children. Tonight, 7pm, free, A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com.

Enjoy unlimited re-entries to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi for the price of one ticket. Any guest purchasing or upgrading to a Silver or Gold ticket is eligible for a Season Pass, which allows unlimited access to the rides, attractions, shopping, dining and events until December 22. Open 11am to 8pm, from Dh360 for an adult Silver ticket, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com.

Get tickets now for The Kapil Sharma Comedy Show. As part of Abu Dhabi Summer Season and in celebration of India’s independence day, the comedian will perform a side-splitting repertoire of jokes drawing from his quick wit and relatable observations. Friday, from 8pm, Dh200, Al Raha Beach Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net.

Take advantage of early-bird registration prices for the Electric Run Recharged, and take part in the World’s Brightest 5K Night Run. It is a celebration of music and light featuring themed wonderlands along the 5-kilometre course. November 4, 6pm to 11pm, from Dh165, Zabeel Park, Dubai, www.electricrun.ae.

Register to attend the lecture The Opportunities and Challenges of Globalisation by Tony Blair, the former prime minister of UK, at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research. August 17, 7.30pm, free, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Hall, ECSSR, Abu Dhabi, 02 404 4421, register at events@ecssr.com

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