x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Five things to do today: Iranian art or prize-winning poetry

Celebrate Earth Day, register for French language classes or consider your career options.

Defaced is an exhibition of works by Shohreh Mehran, at Etemad Gallery. Cortesy Etemad Gallery
Defaced is an exhibition of works by Shohreh Mehran, at Etemad Gallery. Cortesy Etemad Gallery

Catch the last week of Defaced. The Iranian artist Shohreh ­Mehran has produced anonymous portraits which show ­paradoxical gestures of resistance and defiance – permanent records of “faceless” ­individuals on the wrong side of the law. From 10am to 6pm, Gallery Etemad, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 8649, www.galleryetemad.com

Attend a poetry reading by the Pulitzer Prize-winner and poet laureate of the United States, Natasha Trethewey, the author of four collections of poetry. She will be accompanied by fellow American poet Christopher Merrill. Starts at 3.30pm, free, Lecture Hall B, Main Building, American University of Sharjah, www.aus.edu/events, deancas@aus.edu

Celebrate Earth Day at EcoScape, the family-focused exhibition that gives glimpses of a future world and explores how we will survive on a changing planet. From 10am to 8pm, Dh30 for adults, Dh25 for children under age 15, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 657 5800, www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae

Register for French classes at the Alliance Française and today only get a 20 per cent early bird discount. Group classes for children, teenagers and adults will run from May 5 to June 20. Discounted prices are Dh1,640 for adults and Dh1,300 for children. www.af-aboudabi.net, 02 666 6232, Khalidiya, Choithram Building

Meet leading companies and educational institutions from the UAE at the Al Ain Education & Career Fair, on today until Wednesday. Discuss career opportunities, meet admission advisers and receive career advice. From 10am to 7pm, Al Ain Convention Centre, Al Ain, www.alaincareerfair.com

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