Get out of the house this week

Arty cinema to Arabic classes, and plenty in between

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Our picks of the week

1 Adopt a cat
See Sat 8.

2 Watch independent films at The Scene Club
See Wed 5.

3 Celebrate Women’s Day
See Sat 8.

4 Learn Arabic at The Archive
See Mon 10.

5 Run for Rett syndrome
See Fri 7.

Wednesday 5

The Scene Club
Lovers of international independent film can enjoy a free screening at this monthly event. This month’s feature film will be No Man’s Land by Danis Tanovic, winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002. A dark drama set in the Bosnian war. A screening will be followed by a Q&A session with lead actor Branko Djuric. Register online to attend.
Free. 7pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Main Auditorium, www.thesceneclub.com (04 391 0051).

Thursday 6

Female focus: reaching the top
Part of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, this panel debate will focus on what makes women succeed and what holds them back. Cookery writer Prue Leith, NLP coach Julie Lewis and best-selling author Jojo Moyes will be guest speakers.
Dhs65. 10am-11am. InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, www.emirateslitfest.com (04 353 4002).

Friday 7

Run for Sofia
Sign up for this community fun run to raise funds and awareness of Rett syndrome, which is a neurological disorder which mainly affects girls. The event is organised by friends and family of three-year old Sofia, who suffers from the disease. There will be a 3km and 5km run or walk around The Greens Community Park. All proceeds go to Rett Syndrome Research Trust.
Dhs20. Email to register at runforsofia@gamil.com or donate at www.justgiving.com/onedaysofia. 4pm. Green Community West Park (back gate), www.facebook.com/onedaysofia (no number).

Saturday 8

Jam Jar pop-up studio
Get arty in the park with this pop-up art studio. Collect a canvas from The Archive and start creating your own work.
Dhs40-Dhs125 for one-hour. 11am-6pm. The Jam Jar Studio, The Archive, Safa Park, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 4033).

38 Smiles adoption day
Give a home to a cat in need and receive information on how to care for your pet. Take along a cat carrier and ID.
Free. 2pm-6pm. Pet Zone Vet Clinic, Al Thuraya Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, near Al Mazaya Centre, Downtown Dubai, www.facebook.com/38smiles (04 346 7870).

International Women’s Day: the changing roles of women
Journalists Kate Adie, Georgina Howell, Christina Lamb and Laila Ali Bin Hareb Al Meheiri will be discussing how women’s lives have changed over 100 years. Book online to attend this debate.
Dhs65. 5pm-6pm. InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, www.emirateslitfest.com (04 353 4002).

Sunday 9

Dubai Lynx 2014 - International Festival of Creativity
This series of seminars, screenings and networking events are aimed at those working in the creative communication industries. The event will inspire professionals and students at all stages of their career. Register online to attend.
From Dhs405. 11am-8pm. Until Wednesday March 12. Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.dubailynx.com (04 427 3090).

Monday 10

Arabic Classes at The Archive
Learning Arabic is high on many people’s Dubai to-do list, and The Archive is offering classes in conversational Arabic in a casual setting.
To register, email info@iqraalc.com. Dhs260 for four sessions. 6.30pm-8pm. The Archive, Safa Park, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 4033).

Tuesday 11

How to create magic in your life
This evening session is a workshop which involved tips on how to find and attract positive energy in your life. Call to register your place at the event.
Dhs85. 6pm-7.30pm. The Miracles Center, Icon Tower, TECOM, www.meetup.com/dubai-personal-eevlopment (04 363 9307).

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