10 community events in Dubai

Kite festival, outdoor cinema, film screenings and more

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Our picks of the week

1 Learn how to crochet at ReMADE DXB
See Tue February 3.

2 Read more and borrow books at Reademption
See Mon 2.

3Take part in a colourful festival at Kite Beach
See Thu 29.

4 Watch family movies al fresco at the park in JLT
See Fri 30.

5 Improve your writing at a pro feedback session
See Thu 29.

Wednesday 28

Coffee and critique with Emirates Photo Club
Learn how to take better photos with advice from expert photographers. Bring two of your best shots on a USB stick ready for critique and offer your thoughts on other people’s work at this sociable session.
RSVP online to attend. Free. 6.30pm. Creative Center Studio, 4th Street, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).

Thursday 29

Dubai International Kite Festival
Part of the Dubai Shopping Festival, this creative community event invites everyone to come and fly a kite or watch the colourful displays at Kite Beach. A world record attempt will take place on Saturday January 31, with more than 15,000 participants flying kites simultaneously at 15 or more locations across Dubai.
Free. Thu-Sat 3pm-9pm. Until January 31. Kite Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.ikfdubai.com (04 336 0782).

Feedback from writer
Tim Mackintosh-Smith Scribes can book a one-to-one feedback session with Dubai-based writer Tim Mackintosh-Smith who is renowned for his trilogy of books retracing the steps of the famous explorer Ibn Battuta. Register online to reserve a slot.
Dhs150 for 30 minutes. Daily 9am-8pm. Until January 31. Dubai International Writers Centre, Deira, www.diwc.ae (04 355 9844).

Friday 30

Latin Art Fest
Discover the food, culture and art of Latin America at Artissima Art Gallery. The alleys of Al Quoz will also be transformed into a Latin street fiesta that forms part of Dubai Shopping Festival’s ‘Journey of Celebrations’.
Free. 7pm-11pm. Artissima Art Gallery, Street 8, Al Quoz, www.allquozproject.com.

Outdoor cinema at JLT

Bring your cushions and snacks and enjoy a family film on the lawns at JLT. The event is suitable for the whole family and in addition to the screening there will be food and entertainment to enjoy. This week’s film, Zambezia, is an animation about a family of falcons in Africa with voices by Samuel L. Jackson and Jeff Goldblum. Free. Entertainment starts at 5pm, screening starts at 8pm.
Until February 28. The amphitheatre in the park in front of Armada towers, Cluster P, JLT, www.greateventsdubai.com (055 501 9408).

Saturday 31

Learn digital Storyboarding at The Archive
Filmmakers, cartoonists and other artists can discover how to create digital storyboards. This one-day session will teach artists how to present stories, plan camera angles, and use digital models in a three-dimensional landscape.
To register email adnan.arif@gmail.com. Dhs250. 3pm-7pm. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 4033).

Monthly Dubai Autism meet up
This group is set up for parents of children with autism. It provides them with a space to learn about the condition, and guest speakers offer advice and share new knowledge. This month’s event focuses on children’s nutrition. Space is limited so RSVP online in advance. Free. 11am. Kids in Motion, Dubai Healthcare City, www.meetup.com/the-dubai-autism-meetup-group (no number).

Sunday February 1

Enjoy films at Wafi
Head over to Wafi with some friends to watch action comedy Out of Sight starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez.
Free. 8pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com (04 324 4100).

Monday 2

Visit Reademption Library
Browse the collection at Dubai’s new multichannel library. The modern space has thousands of titles and will even deliver books directly to your door. Membership from Dhs120 per month for six months.
Sat-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 4pm-7pm. Ongoing. Al Wasl Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.reademption.com (04 321 2521).

Tuesday 3

Join Crochet School at reMADE DXB
Discover the artistry of this delicate needlework.
Dhs 600 for three weeks. Tue 9.30am-12.30pm. Until Febraury 17. reMADE DXB, Objects and Elements, Al Quoz, www.remadedxb.com (055 615 5711).

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