The Agenda: 6 cool cultural events to check out in the UAE this November

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From a painting workshop in the mountains of Fujairah to a Frank Sinatra production or a cubist electro night…

With a brand new month comes brand new events to check out, and culture vultures, we’ve rounded up plenty to keep you busy in November.

Here’s our pick of the top-art related events this month.

Exhibition: Community and Critique

Showcasing the works of 15 emerging artists from the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship programme, this exhibition is a taste of where contemporary art is right now in the young generation. These include notions of tradition, insomnia, and loneliness, manifested in a variety of mediums including portraits, installations and performance art.

 

Warehouse 421, Mina Zayed, Street Samrayr, Abu Dhabi, Tues to Sun, 10am to 8pm, until Nov 22. Tel: (02) 676 8803. warehouse421.ae

Performance: Sinatra: Raw

Written and performed by Richard Shelton, the one-man theatre production that was a sell-out run at the 2018 and 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival is heading to Dubai. In it, Shelton performs as Frank Sinatra with some of his classic songs interspersed throughout proceedings.

Warehouse Four, 4b Street, Al Quoz, Dubai, 8pm, Tuesday, November 5, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 341 2596. warehousefour.com

Workshop: Painting Fujairah’s Wild Mountains

This outdoor painting workshop led by Matthew Ryder is focused on capturing the light, atmosphere and texture of the stunning Hajar mountains that surround Fujairah. Participants are asked to bring their own materials.

Meeting in Dubai to covoy to hotel in Fujairah, November 15 and 16, limited spaces available. RSVP ryderscanvas@gmail.com. Tel: (050) 758 1445. 

Screening: A Cure for Wellness

New psychological thriller A Cure for Wellness follows the story of a young executive who is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a wellness centre at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. But the miraculous treatments are not what they seem.

Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz, Dubai, 8pm, November 3. Tel: (058) 524 6362. cinemaakil.com

Event: Cubist Electro Night

Party under the stars at the Louvre Abu Dhabi at the Cubist Electro Night. Presenting live DJ sets from the legendary alter ego of DJ Amon Tobin, Two Fingers, alongside with Molecule, a French pioneer in sound innovation, and emblematic Boogie Box DJs, Hassan Alwan and Tristan Girault playing over cubsim-inspired visuals lighting the facades and the iconic dome of the museum.

Auditorium Plaza, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, November 21, 10pm to 2pm, Dhs150, over 21s only. Tel: (6000 565 566. louvreabudhabi.aeg

Exhibition: Sustainable Art

A joint exhibition from two Dubai-based artists Beema Samuel and Diyali Bhalla presents a variety of artworks including paintings and three-dimensional installation made from upcycled material.

Dubai International Art Centre, Villa No. 27, Street 75b, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, from November 15, Sun to Weds, 9am to 5pm. Thurs, 9am to 4pm, Fri closed. Tel: (04) 344 4398. artdubai.com

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