Take in some acrylic paintings, register for a fashion illustration workshop, catch a Teachers Exhibition in Dubai, or enjoy an interactive musical version of Alice in Wonderland.
Five Things to Do Today: see an exhibition of photography
See a solo exhibition by Richard Allenby-Pratt, in which the British photographer presents his Dubai-based project Abandoned. He imagines Dubai without people and inhabited by previously captive exotic animals. From 10am to 9pm, Pro Art Gallery, Palm Strip Shopping Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, www.proartuae.com
View the exhibition Our Abstract World, by the French-Malagasy artist Nirina Ralanto, who presents abstract acrylic paintings in free shapes and movements. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to support the organisation Senses Residential and Day Care Centre in Dubai. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.nirinaralanto.blogspot.ae
Register to take part in the fashion illustration workshop led by Sara Japanwalla, who will introduce basic techniques using inks and watercolours. Bring a sketchpad, and magazines and fashion photography for inspiration. All other materials will be provided. From 2 to 3.30pm, Dh50, The Archive, Gate 5, Safa Park, Dubai, register at email@example.com
Catch the Teachers Exhibition at Dubai International Art Centre and, while you’re there, find out about the classes available as the new term starts on Saturday. Classes include sculpture for kids, pottery, jewellery making, drawing and painting portraits, and life drawing. Dubai International Arts Centre, Street 75B, Jumeirah 1, behind Town Centre, Dubai, 04 344 4398, www.artdubai.com
Enjoy the interactive musical Alice in Wonderland, where Alice invites the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts to a magical tea party. At 4.30pm, 6.30pm and 8.30pm, Mirdif City Centre, Dubai, www.facebook.com/MirdifCityCentre