Arabic poetry, Street Nights at JBR, master public speaking and more
An evening with Expat Woman Head to this sociable meet and mingle event for women only and enjoy a beverage, meet the Expat Woman team and make new friends. To attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. 6pm-8pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.expatwoman.com (no number).
Arabic poetry with Dubai Live Poets Society
Writers, poets and fans of the Arabic language will enjoy this night of Arabic poetry. Performers can recite their own original works of any form, as long as it’s in Arabic. To get perform, RSVP online. Free before 6.15pm, Dhs20 thereafter. Performances 7pm-9pm. Fukurou House, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, www.meetup.com/live-poets-society-dubai (no number).
Street Nights at JBR
Check out the street bazaar on The Walk, JBR. The event combines exhibitions and stalls from local artisans as well as food and culture. Free. 5pm-10pm. Until May 9. The Walk, JBR, www.streetnights.ae (800 62728).
K9 Friends rescue centre tour Schools and groups can book a tour of the purpose-built animal shelter. Experienced volunteers show guests around the premises and teach them how to approach and handle the dogs. Call to arrange an appointment. Free. Sun-Thu 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Jebel Ali, email@example.com, www.k9friends.com (04 887 8739).
38 Smiles feline adoption day Attend this adoption day to find out about good pet ownership and give one of the city’s stray cats or kittens a permanent home. Potential adopters should bring valid ID and a pet carrier. Free to attend. 3pm-6pm. The Pet Shop Creatures Oasis, 31a street, Jumeirah 1, www.38smiles.com (no number).
Discover Mandarin Chinese with Chinese Arabia Part of Raad Education, Chinese Arabia is offering a free Mandarin taster lesson to spark your interest in a course. Whether you want to learn for business or pleasure there’s a class to suit all levels. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. Free trial class. Sat 2pm-3pm. Ongoing. Raad Education, 1,302 Millennium Plaza Hotel Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.chinesearabia.com (04 352 9188).
Films at Wafi This week watch No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, under the stars at Wafi Pyramids. Arrive early to grab a beanbag and stock up on hot dogs. Free. 8.30pm. Ongoing. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4100).
Book your tickets now for Al Noor’s annual gala dinner Held on Friday June 5, this event aims to support and recognise the work of Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs. There will also be auctions, raffles and entertainment. To book a table email email@example.com. Dhs850 per seat, Dhs8,000 per table of ten. Fri June 5, 7.30pm-1am. Al Johara Ballroom, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 323 4993).
Movies at Reform Social & Grill Watch Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone starring Daniel Radcliffe, on the lawn of this gastropub. Free with the purchase of food and drink. 8pm. Ongoing. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Emirates Hills, www.reformsocialgrill.ae (04 454 2638).