x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Five things to do today: see Asad Faulwell: Bed of Broken Mirrors

Plus: catch Amir H Fallah’s exhibition The Collected; join in to celebrate Japanese New Year; try Pure Sky Lounge’s expanded menu; or get a free make-over at the Dubai Shopping Festival

Asad Faulwell's Les Femmes d'Alger. Courtesy Lawrie Shabibi
Asad Faulwell's Les Femmes d'Alger. Courtesy Lawrie Shabibi

See the exhibition Asad Faulwell: Bed of Broken Mirrors, in which the American artist presents a series of painted and collaged works that capture women during politically charged events. From 10am to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9906, www.lawrieshabibi.com

View the exhibition The Collected. The artist Amir H Fallah presents works that investigate the complex relationship between patronage and art making, collector and artist, and the dynamics of the creative process in today’s art world. From 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), The Third Line, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 1367, www.thethirdline.com

Sign up now for the Oshougatsu Event at Maraya Art Centre to celebrate Japanese New Year with traditional activities, including calligraphy, trivia, a martial arts performance and cuisine. Saturday, from 10am to 1pm, Dh30, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Block E, first floor, Maraya Community, Sharjah, rsvp@maraya.ae, 06 556 6555

Make plans to hit the Pure Sky Lounge for great views of the Dubai Marina and Arabian Gulf. Try out the expanded food selection, including miso-crusted Chilean sea bass and teriyaki wagyu beef and potato foam. Dishes can be mixed and matched and all are priced under Dh100 with menu items ranging from Dh35 to Dh95. Terrace dining is available from 6.30pm to 11pm. Pure Sky Lounge, 35th Floor, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences, 04 374 7888

Get a makeover during the Dubai Shopping Festival. Professionals from The Cocoon will be available for personal consultations from 10am to 1pm at the Fashion Catwalk. Look for the cocoon-shaped pod to enjoy free hairdos, manicures and other beauty services. Plus, the Fashion Squad bloggers will be looking for the best-dressed mall visitors and share photos of them on social media. The Dubai Mall, 800 38224 6255, www.thedubaimall.com

* Compiled by Ellen Fortini

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