x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Five things to do today: See an exhibtion of Asian Art or learn about courses offered by Chelsea College of Arts

Plus check out Praxis: An Exhibition on Drawing; party New Orlean's-style at the Cravin' Cajun's Bourbon Street Fair; and sign the children for an Adventure Camp

Escaped from the Shadows by Zhang Xiaogang is among the works on display at the Asian Art exhibition at Pro Art Gallery. Courtesy Pro Art Gallery
Escaped from the Shadows by Zhang Xiaogang is among the works on display at the Asian Art exhibition at Pro Art Gallery. Courtesy Pro Art Gallery

See the exhibition Asian Art, in which a group of international artists showcase more than 60 paintings, photographs and sculptures that reflect the people and cultures of Asia, including Escaped from the Shadows (pictured) by Zhang Xiaogang. From 10am to 9pm, Pro Art Gallery, Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, www.proartuae.com

Check out Praxis: An Exhibition on Drawing. The group exhibition by 11 artists explores the relevance of drawing as a medium in the context of the contemporary art scene in the Gulf region. From 9am to 10pm, The Gallery of Light, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org

Attend the Chelsea College of Arts Open Evening to explore the range of short courses on offer, plus meet instructors and alumni. Through lectures and practical exercises, each course will introduce students to new skills, experiences and current trends in art and design. Free, 7pm, Vida Hotel, Downtown Dubai, www.chelsea.arts.ac.uk

Experience Creole festivals from the streets of New Orleans at the Cravin’ Cajun Bourbon Street Fair, where Louisiana-born head chef Jeffrey Whitfield will dish up authentic dishes, such as crab cakes, red beans and rice, shrimp corn dogs and bananas Foster bread pudding. From 7pm to 11.30pm, Novotel, Al Barsha, Dubai, book at 04 304 9000

Sign up the kids for Alliance Française Abu Dhabi’s Adventure Camp, where children ages 5 to 10 can enjoy excursions, games, arts and more during school holidays. February 16 to 20, 9am to 3pm, www.afabudhabi.org, 02 666 6232, register at library@afabudhabi.org

* Compiled by Ellen Fortini

listings@thenational.ae