Calendar for kids
The Wizard of Oz
Follow the yellow brick road and put on your ruby slippers as this legendary musical comes to Madinat Theatre. From the award winning producers of the UAE’s biggest hit musicals such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and starring a fantastic cast from London’s West End as well as the UAE’s best performers, this is a family favourite you won’t want to miss.
All tickets Dhs200. Runs from April 3-18, timings vary. Madinat Theatre, www.wizardofozlive.com (04 366 6546).
Middle East Film and Comic Con
Superhero and cult comic fans of all ages, grab your capes and speed on down to the Dubai World Trade Centre where all your favourite superheroes are waiting to greet you. With opportunities to meet stars and celebrities from movies and comics, you can also take part in workshops, get involved in game play and collect souvenirs from your favourite films and characters.
Dhs85 for a one day pass per person. Runs from April 3-5, timings vary. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.mefcc.com.
Time Out Kids and Future Kids Open Day
With phenomenal results and nothing else like it in the Midde East, get down to Future Kids to find out more about how whole brain training can benefit your kids. Sign up to attend the open day where little ones can experience a class for themselves and mums and dads can enjoy a coffee and a chat.
Free. Registration required. From 9am, April 13. Future Kids, G03, Block 2B, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.timeoutdubaikids.com/futurekids (04 448 7650).
Children’s International Film Festival
Make sure your little film makers don’t miss the Children’s International Film Festival where inspirational and influencing movies made by school age kids and teens from around the UAE will be showcased. The festival will also have some of the most famous, award winning film makers from around the world on hand for some serious inspiration and advice.
Various venues. April 24-May 2. www.ciff.ae (04 434 5895).
Sharjah Open Minds Artist Programme for Children
The Open Minds programme invites kids aged between eight and 13 along to learn more about creativity and to explore their artistic imagination. Kids will experience working in a creative space as an artist and learn how environments, people and personal experiences inspire creativity through practical artsy activities.
Free. 10am to 1pm. Al Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Sharjah, www.maraya.ae (06 556 6555).
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