11 community events in Dubai

Movie screenings, pet adoption, Earth Hour and more events this week

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Our picks of the week

1 Visit the Feline Friends adoption day in Jumeirah
See Sat 28.

2 Make new business contacts in Media City
See Wed 25.

3 Attend the Step 2015 conference at DIMC
See Mon 30.

4 Take better pictures with Emirates Photography club
See Wed 25.

5 Free film screenings at The Scene Club
See Wed 25.

Wednesday 25

Dubai business breakfast morning networking
Get your business networking done before 9am with this morning meet up. The event will also feature a guest speaker for a Q&A session. Dhs25 minimum spend per person at venue.

7.15am-8.45am. Cafe M, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City. www.meetup.com/dubai-business-breakfast (no number).

Emirates Photography Club meet up
Hobby photographers can get constructive feedback from their peers at this sociable club. Bring your best two shots on a USB stick. RSVP online. Dhs20 minimum spend per person at venue. 6.30pm. Boteko Brasil, Al Arouba Street, Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).

The Scene Club
Watch a free screening of Four Lions at the independent film club. Directed by Chris Morris, Four Lions is a typically brutal Morris satire.
Register online for tickets. Free. 7pm-10pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Al Sufouh, www.thesceneclub.com (no number).

Thursday 26

Volunteer to help at Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre
This centre for children with special needs requires classroom assistants to support staff. Volunteers should be over 21 and have some previous experience working with children. Register online to get involved.
Ongoing. www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).

Friday 27

Learn how to promote yourself
Entrepreneurs can attend this insightful workshop and learn how to make a fantastic first impression on anyone.
Free. 5pm-7pm. OFI centre, Block 18, Dubai Knowledge Village, Al Sufouh, www.meetup.com/entrepreneursindubai (no number).

JLT Outdoor cinema
Watch family animated film Gnomes and Trolls on Friday evening and art house drama Paris, Je T’aime on Saturday night, all outdoors at JLT Park. Arrive early and enjoy pre-screening entertainment, snacks and beverages.
Free. Entertainment from 5pm, film starts 7.30pm. Until Saturday March 27. JLT Park in front of Armada Towers, Cluster P, www.greateventsdubai.com (05 550 19408).

Saturday 28

Earth Hour
Turn off nonessential lights for one hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm and join the world in a simultaneous effort to conserve energy. This year, Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF aim to raise awareness of water efficiency in the UAE, and are encouraging social media users to use #YourPowerUAE to show support.
Free. 8.30pm-9.30pm. www.earthhour.org/united-arab-emirates (no number).

Feline Friends adoption day
Adopt a cute kitten into your home at this adoption day. Potential pet-owners must attend with valid Emirates ID, and a cat carrier.
Free. 1pm-4pm. Creatures Oasis, 31A street, off Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, www.felinefriendsdubai.com (04 342 0555).

Sunday 29

Films at Wafi
Watch a movie under the stars at Wafi Pyramids. This week, catch comedy This is 40, starring Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd. Free. 8.30pm. Ongoing. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4100).

Monday 30

Step 2015
Check out the free opening gig ahead of the Step technology, design and gaming conference. Listen to great local musicians, and discover independent brands.The Conference begins Tuesday March 31 and features a variety of techie talks and inspirational workshops. Register online to attend the party.
Free to attend the opening party. 6pm. Dhs1,098 for tickets for Step Conference. Tue March 31, 10am-6pm. Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi, www.stepconference.com/guestlist (04 326 3360).

Tuesday 31

Outdoor film screenings at The Archive
Bring something comfy to sit on and enjoy a film in the park. This week see documentary The Art of the Steal, directed by Don Argott.
Dhs3 park entry, screenings free. Tue 7pm-9pm.Ongoing. The Archive, Safa Park, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 4033).

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