12 community events in Dubai this week

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Wednesday 15

droidcon
Dubai Programmers, developers and tech fans can find out about all the latest Android advances, listen to expert speakers and meet the international Android community.
Register for tickets online. Dhs1,101 (two-day conference pass). 9am-7pm. Until April 16. Conference Centre, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.droidcon.ae (04 278 0994).

Free SME Evolution Programme
Discover how to promote your business. This event will offer entrepreneurs personalised coaching from industry experts. RSVP online to attend. Free. 9am. Al Murooj Rotana, Downtown Dubai, www.meetup.com/sme-evolution-program (no number).

Speed networking
Meet key business contacts, and potential investors at this speed networking event with Dubai Business Networking. Pitch your ideas within two minutes.
RSVP online to attend. Dhs50 (including refreshments). 7pm-9.30pm. Dôme Café, DIFC, www.meetup.com/business-networking-dubai (no number).

Thursday 16

Tour the K9 Friends rescue centre
Schools and groups can book a tour of the purpose-built animal shelter. Experienced volunteers will show guests around the premises and teach them how to approach and handle the dogs. Call to arrange an appointment or volunteer to foster a pet.
Free. Sun-Thu 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Jebel Ali, info@k9friends.com, www.k9friends.com (04 887 8739).

Friday 17

Emotional self-empowerment workshop
This one-day course for women explores a pathway towards deeper inner contentment. Book and pay in advance to attend.
Dhs750 per person. 9.30am-4pm. LifeWorks, Villa 996, Al Wasl Road, www.counsellingdubai.com (04 394 2464).

Saturday 18

BOLDtalks Woman
This inspirational event brings together stories from women all over the world including, cancer sufferer Ghadeer Kunna, who will be speaking about her battle with the disease. The talks are open to men and women and this year ticket holders will also be invited to watch a theatrical production of Rest Upon the Wind, a play based on life of Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran.
Dhs250. 10am-4pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.boldtalks.com (04 341 4777).

Community film screening at thejamjar
Loco’motion Community Cinema is screening Hungry for Change – a documentary that investigates how food is true medicine and the key to good health.
Free. 7.30pm. thejamjar, Street 17a, Al Quoz 3, www.facebook.com/locomotionuae (no number).

Learn Farsi with Eton Institute
RSVP online to take part in this introductory class. Places on the course are limited and seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Dhs50 towards course materials. Sat 10am-1pm. Until May 2. Eton Institute, Block 3, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.etoninstitute.com (04 4386 800).

Sunday 19

Films at Wafi
Watch a movie under the stars at Wafi Pyramids. This week, catch Changeling, starring Angelina Jolie. Arrive early to grab a bean bag and stock up on hot dogs and popcorn.
Free. 8.30pm. Ongoing. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4100).

The Scene Club
Watch a free, independent screening of Mommy, written and directed by Xavier Dolan. Book tickets online to attend.
Free. Sun-Mon 7pm-10pm. Until April 20. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.thesceneclub.com (04 391 0051).

Monday 20

Volunteer Dubai
This group meets to discuss how to be more effective and positive volunteers.
Dhs50 for refreshments. 6.30pm-8.30pm. The Picardo Café, Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street, Bur Dubai, www.meetup.com/volunteerdubai (no number).

Tuesday 21

Sewing lessons
Learn how to use a sewing machine and make your own clothes.
Dhs200 (including tuition fee and materials). 6.30pm-9.30pm. reMADE DXB, 1F Objects and Elements, Al Quoz, www.remadedxb.com (050 227 4432).

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