5 things to do today

Learn to act and see some improv

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Thursday 9

Learn to act with a celebrity coach: Michelle Danner has trained A-listers including Penélope Cruz, Salma Hayek and James Franco, and she’s in Dubai this week to teach some two-day workshops. The first, starting today, is on how to audition on camera, while Friday’s class covers how to analyse scripts.
Dhs1,500 for the two-day classes. 4pm-10pm. Dubai Studio City (050 850 9443).

Give blood at Ibn Battuta: Do something amazing today: give blood while you shop. The local mobile blood donation van will be parked outside India Court at Ibn Battuta Mall tonight, and donation only takes a few minutes. Visit the website to find out who is eligible to take part.
Free. 6pm-10.30pm. Ibn Battuta Mall, www.blood-donor.ae (04 362 1901).

Dine on quality seafood at Beachcombers: This Jumeirah Beach Hotel favourite offers a family-friendly seafood buffet every Thursday.
Dhs285 (selected beverages), Dhs142.50 for children under 12. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).

Whose Line Is It Anyway? The Time Out Dubai Nightlife Award-winning comedy act returns to the city for the first of three consecutive nights of big laughs.
Dhs165. From 8pm. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

Dinner and dancing at Okku: Feast on fine Japanese fare then sup cocktails to the sounds of Okku’s resident DJ. Also takes place on Sunday.
Free (table reservation required). 7pm-3am. Okku, Monarch Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).

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