5 Get tickets for the Urban Arts Benefit Concert See Tue 23.
Free weekly Arabic Language Course Develop your Arabic language skills with this free course. The programme teaches students in Modern Standard Arabic. No need to RSVP, just commit and turn up. Free. Mon and Wed 8.30pm-10pm. Park Central restaurant, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.facebook.com/languageexchangedubaigroup (no number).
The Scene Club Enjoy this month’s second night of free independent film, courtesy of the The Scene Club. Tonight’s film, My Beautiful Country, is a love story set during the civil war in Kosovo. To attend, register online. Free. 7pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Al Sufouh Road, www.thesceneclub.com (04 391 0051).
Punch Poetry Nights Budding performance poets can sign up to share their verses with an appreciative audience at BookMunch Café. Fans of the spoken word will be treated to recitals by new and established local talent. If you want to read at the event, email Zeina Hashem Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dhs45. 8.30pm. BookMunch Café, Al Wasl Square, www.bookmunchcafe.com (04 388 4006).
European Film Screenings Movie fans should check out the first edition of European Film Screenings, held in collaboration with Dubai International Film Festival. Audiences can enjoy a selection of recent independent film from across Europe. Each screening day will also feature an Emirati short film. See the website for full details. Free. 6pm and 8pm. Unitl September 25. Vox Cinema, Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.facebook.com/europeanfilmscreenings (no number).
Meet new people at the Common Ground Meetup Join this new Meetup group to make new friends and expand your social network by sharing experiences and exploring the city together. Sign up to receive details of events. Free. www.meetup.com/common-ground-dubai (no number).
Learn French If you want to learn from scratch or brush up your vocabulary, join this social group to chat with native speakers in a relaxed coffee shop setting. RSVP online to attend. Free. Sat 7pm-9pm. Locations vary, www.meetup.com/ learn-french-conversation (no number).
Career opportunities in therapy Want to help others achieve success and well-being quickly and easily? Then come and find out more about your career opportunities in therapy at this introductory workshop. RSVP online. Full address will be disclosed upon registration. Free. 6.30pm-9pm, near Al Safa Park, www.meetup.com/dubai-personal-devlopment (04 344 0115).
Catch a smile day Share the love today with the Catch a Smile campaign by Clowns who Care. Using social media to connect people from around the globe, it’s an opportunity for everyone to perform a random act of kindness and pay it forward. www.facebook.com/clownswhocare (800 266 339).
Try Speed Coaching Discover just how much you can learn about yourself in 15 minutes at this quick-fire coaching session. Register online to attend. Location will disclosed upon registration. Free. 7.45pm-10.45pm. www.meetup.com/inspire-coaching-meetup-group (no number).
Book your tickets for The Love of Palestine and Syria: An Urban Arts Benefit Concert Dubomedy, in collaboration with the Palestinian and Syrian Cultural Clubs at AUS, are hosting this evening of music, dance, poetry and comedy with proceeds donated to the Palestininan Children’s Relief Fund. Dhs50. Wed September 24, 7.30pm. American University of Sharjah, www.dubomedy.com (050 927 3621).