11 community events in Dubai this week

Outdoor cinema, pet neutering, photography workshop and more things to do

Area Guides
Our picks of the week

1 Guys, go to a self-worth session at LifeWorks Arabia
See Fri 13.

2 Try speak dating at Lounge Café Italiano
See Wed 11.

3 Get stray cats neutered with Friends of Animals DXB
See Tue 17.

4 Watch films in French with Alliance Française
See Wed 11.

5 Have a Ladies Day Out at Emirates Golf Club
See Fri 13.

Wednesday 11

French movie night
As part of its monthly Movies Under the Stars, Alliance Française Dubai is screening French films outdoors. This month it’s La Maison du Bonheur. Free. 8pm. Seville’s Terrace, Wafi Pyramids, Oud Metha, www.afdubai.org (04 335 8712)

Photography critique sessions
Get your best snaps critiqued by fellow photographers in these constructive feedback sessions. Bring two images on a USB stick to be discussed. Dhs20. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Boteko Brasil, Jumeirah Fishing Village, Jumeirah 2, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).

Speak Dating at Lounge Café Italiano
Share your love of learning languages with others at this relaxed language exchange. RSVP online to attend. Bring a friend and get a Dhs200 voucher from Eton Institute.
Free. 6pm-8pm. Lounge Café Italiano, Arenco Tower, Dubai Media City, www.meetup.com/speak-dating (800 3866).

Thursday 12

Dubai’s Big pink Ball
This black tie event is hosted by Shireen Mitwalli and Mark Huggins. Guests can enjoy a three-course meal, auction and cabaret-style entertainment. Proceeds go to breast cancer awareness charities.
Dhs1,098 per person or Dhs10,880 per table of ten in the inner circle; Dhs954 per person or Dhs9,440 per table in the outer circle. 7pm-2am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.bigpinkball.com (052 922 1536).

Friday 13

JLT outdoor cinema
Enjoy a day of family entertainment rounded off by outdoor screenings of animated films Ponyo on Friday evening and Chico and Rita on Saturday. Free. Doors open 5pm, movie starts at 7pm. JLT Park, opposite Amada Towers, Cluster P, JLT, www.greateventsdubai.com
(055 501 9408).

Ladies day Out at Emirates Golf Club
Ladies, shop ’til you drop from more than 60 brands and enjoy catwalk shows, make-overs, inspiring talks, live music and good food.
Free with online registration. Fri-Sat noon-8pm, Sun 11am-3pm. Until February 15. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.ladiesdayoutdubai.com (02 234 8400).

Self Worth – One-day workshop for men
This one-day workshop will explore traditional ideas about masculinity and ask what it means to be a man in the 21st century. Book and pay in advance to attend.
Dhs750 per person. 9.30am-4.30pm. LifeWorks, Villa 996, Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim 1, www.lifeworksdubai.com (04 394 2464).

Saturday 14

Mindfulness training for 11- to 13-year-olds
Sign up your kids for a three-day workshop, where they’ll discover how to reduce tension and anxiety in social settings.
Dhs1,500 for three days. Saturdays 10am-noon. Until February 21. The LightHouse Arabia, Villa 2, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.lighthousearabia.com (04 380 9298).

Sunday 15

Enjoy films at Wafi
Head over to Wafi with some friends to watch period drama Anna Karenina.
Free. 8pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com (04 324 4100).

Monday 16

Grief Support at The LightHouse Arabia
Anyone struggling with the death of a loved one is invited to attend these support groups led by trained facilitators.
Free. 5pm-7pm. The LightHouse Arabia, Villa 2, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.lighthousearabia.com (04 380 9289).

Tuesday 17

Free neutering services
Friends of Animals DXB is providing free neutering with ABVC clinic to help reduce the numbers of unwanted animals.
If you have large numbers of strays in your area email admin@friendsofanimalsdxb.com. www.friendsofanimalsdxb.com

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