22 February 2024
All Day

Kristel Bechara: A Symphony of Shadows & Light

kanvas Dubai Unit 1, Al Khayat Art Avenue, 19th Street Al Quoz 1, Dubai

A retrospective for Kristel Bechara’s 15 years in the Emirates, curated by Astrid Lesuisse. kanvas described as "groundbreaking" the way Bechara’s art has been blended with cutting-edge technology – works animated by motion designer Viktor Lukacs are set against a [ ... ]

Free

Hussein Sharif: Re-framing Reality

Cultural Foundation Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Abu Dhabi

The Culture Foundation's big summer show is a major survey of four decades of work showcasing the multidisciplinary practice across painting, drawing, collage and sculpture of an artist acknoweldged as one of the UAE’s key postmodernists (he was one of [ ... ]

Free

Native: Plants in the UAE

Cultural Foundation Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Abu Dhabi

An exhibition that explores the plants indigenous to the UAE, looking at the surrounding atmosphere that affects its growth and gives it its unique variations of colour, texture, size and behaviour. "From the iconic Ghaf tree to the resilient desert [ ... ]

Free

Through the Seasons with Eric Carle

Cultural Foundation Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Abu Dhabi

For the first time in the region, the work of the noted illustrator and children’s book author (more than 70 titles to his name, including of course The Very Hungry Caterpillar) is celebrated through Carle’s brilliant imagery of the seasons, [ ... ]

Free

In Real Time

NYUAD Art Gallery Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery is celebrating its ten-year anniversary with a characteristically interesting exhibition. In Real Time is a dynamic show – over the course of three months the curators will be adding artists, and the artists and performers [ ... ]

Free
Ongoing

Judit Böröcz, Bence György Pálinkás and Máté Szigeti: Singing Youth

Sharjah Institute of Theatrical Arts Calligraphy Square, Sharjah

The original Singing Youth is a larger-than-life memorial statue of three young people by Greek sculptor Memos Makris, a political refugee in Hungary. In 1953, the statue was installed in front of a sports stadium in Budapest; it still stands [ ... ]

Free

Les Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois: Concert for Peace

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Reem Island, Abu Dhabi

The famous French a cappella boys' choir – made up of boys between 9 and 15 years old, and for some reason styled in English as The Little Singers of Paris – is coming to the Sorbonne for a free [ ... ]

Free, but pre-register

The Eternal Memory (La memoria infinita): dir Maite Alberdi (2023)

Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi

This critically acclaimed Chilean documentary film follows the relationship of Chilean journalist Augusto Góngora, one of Chile's most prominent cultural journalists and TV presenters, and actress Paulina Urrutia (who served as Minister of Culture and the Arts of the country [ ... ]

Free

Le Dîner de Cons

The Junction Unit H72, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

The penultimate performances of the culture Emulsion production of Francis Veber's highly successful modern French farce. Pierre Brochant is one of the Parisian businessmen who have a weekly 'idiots' dinner', where guests bring along a dimwit who can be ridiculed. [ ... ]

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Event Series The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

Dubai Opera

Continuing its policy of attracting established blue-chip touring performances, Dubai Opera is running Broadway Entertainment Group's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's critically acclaimed musical for a three-week run. The story is based on Gaston Leroux's classic novel of a musical [ ... ]

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