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Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

10 October - 20 October
Dubai Studio City Dubai, + Google Map
Free

“The World’s Biggest Book Sale” is returning to Dubai from 10–20 October, open 24/7 and with three million, brand-new English-language books on sale at discounts of 50 to 80 percent on recommended retail prices. “We [...]

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LAST CHANCE Laurent Koller: Kollages and Inks on paper

12 October
La Galerie, Alliance Francaise
Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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Free

The first UAE show for the self-taught UAE-resident artist; he works in acrylic and ink on canvas and paper, mostly with a strictly limited colour palette. His latest works on paper include ‘kollages’ – “I [...]

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March Project 2019 Exhibition

12 October
Sharjah Art Foundation Sharjah, + Google Map
Free

The Sharjah Arts Foundation's March Project is an annual educational residency programme that provides opportunities for artists to research, realise and present site-specific works. The residency culminates in an exhibition, and for this its sixth [...]

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8.00 am

Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la Luz): dir Patricio Guzman (2011)

12 October @ 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
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AED 52.50

A moving and deeply personal odyssey by documentary maker Patricio Guzmán. He travelled 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where astronomers gather because the sky is so [...]

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10.00 am

Colour Bar: Colour, Space and Bits per Pixel

12 October @ 10.00 am - 7.00 pm
Maraya Art Centre Sharjah,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free

A group show of "time-based media art", curated by Hind bin Demaithan. Says the blurb, "the exhibition seeks to address a number of questions: how is social media changing our art practice and experience? Are [...]

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11.00 am

Coffee With … Munira Al Sayegh

12 October @ 11.00 am - 12.30 pm
Fikra Campus Sharjah, + Google Map
Free

This month’s Coffee With features Munira Al Sayegh, freelance curator and one of magpie's 50 to Follow. Coffee With is a series of informal talks organised by Fikra with an annual theme. Says Fikra: "the [...]

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4.00 pm

The Thief of Bagdad: dir Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan (1940)

12 October @ 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free

Despite the plethora of directors, the name most associated with this spectacular fantasy is producer Alexander Korda. The Thief of Bagdad, inspired by the Arabian Nights, is full of eye-popping special effects (which won one [...]

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5.00 pm

Why Who Gets to Tell What Where

12 October @ 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Warehouse421, Mina Zayed
Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates
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Free

A discussion of agency, cultural ownership, and exploitation across the creative spectrum in the local and global art scene. How should an artist navigate the tight rope between cultural appreciation and culture appropriation? How do [...]

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7.00 pm

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Sunset, Sunrise

12 October @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Al Hamriyah Studios Sharjah, + Google Map
Free

What looks like a significant retrospective on the late Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, undoubtedly one of the most important Iranian artists of her time. Sunset, Sunrise suggests the merging of Eastern and Western cultures and histories; the [...]

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Bani Abidi: Funland

12 October @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Al Hamriyah Studios Sharjah, + Google Map
Free

A major survey of Bani Abidi’s work reflecting on personal memory, patriotism and geopolitics through the lens of present-day Pakistan and the larger histories of South Asia. With a wry sense of humour and attention [...]

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Marshland (La isla mínima): dir Alberto Rodríguez (2014)

12 October @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free

Gripping noirish police thriller set in Spain's deep south in the 1980s, with two mismatched cops hunting a misogynistic killer. As narratively taut as it is richly atmospheric, the film keeps viewers guessing throughout and [...]

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7.30 pm

Litigante: dir Franco Lolli (2019)

12 October @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
Dubai,
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AED 52.50

A single mother balances taking care of her mother during a fight with cancer and dealing with a corruption scandal at work. Litigante nails the way life just happens sometimes, illustrating one woman's struggle to [...]

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8.00 pm

Sandrine Cantoreggi and Sheila Arnold

12 October @ 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
AED 263 – AED 472

The Luxembourg violinist Sandrine Cantoreggi says she cannot imagine life without music; it is through her violin that she focuses her emotions and thoughts, and her mode of communication is the sound of her instrument. [...]

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

12 October @ 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
NYUAD Arts Center Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Free, but pre-register

Last chance to see Brecht's epic, directed by Orlando Pabotoy as the NYU Abu Dhabi Theater Program’s ninth fall production and performed by students from across the university. The chalk circle is drawn by an [...]

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