x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Five things to do today: see four art show at Al Quoz and see The Great Dictator at Cinematheque of Bastakiya@XVA Gallery

Our daily round-up of things to do in the UAE. Reserve a spot at Pure Sky Lounge's White Party and catch a screening of Planet Ocean

Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator. AP Photo
Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator. AP Photo

ENJOY a cultural affair as four art shows open in one night in Al Quoz. Each exhibition showcases a different theme using various styles and techniques. Etemad Gallery will present A Woman’s Face in the Crowd, an exhibition by Mohammadreza Sharifzadeh; Gallery Ward will show The Hive, an exhibition by Ahmed Kassim; Khak Gallery features Trauma by the artist Mahsa Karimizadeh; and Total Arts will open the show Khor Dubai. From 7pm, Al Quoz, Dubai

ATTEND Cinémathèque of Bastakiya@XVA Gallery and enjoy a screening of the 1940 classic The Great Dictator, a comedy-drama written, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, which was Chaplin’s first sound film. Audiences can expect a brief introduction and a short discussion following the film. Starts at 7pm, free entry, XVA Art Hotel, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, www.xvagallery.com, 04 353 5383

RESERVE your place at the White Party at Pure Sky Lounge, complete with an open-air dance floor on the terrace of the 35th floor nightspot overlooking the Arabian Gulf and Palm Jumeirah. Dress code is white. Tomorrow, from 8pm to late, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences, Dubai, www.facebook.com/PureSkyLounge

CATCH a screening of the documentary Planet Ocean as part of the exhibition Tara Oceans: The Secret World of Plankton and Corals. Starts at 8.30pm, free entry, Lycée Louis Massignon, 29th Street, Abu Dhabi, www.if-uae.com

CAPTURE candid moments at the zoo as part of the 2014 Photography Contest at Al Ain Zoo. The top 12 winning images will be announced in May and included in the 2015 Al Ain Zoo Calendar, with a portion of the sales going to benefit the zoo’s conservation projects. Contest closes on February 28. Al Ain Zoo, open daily from 9am to 8pm during the contest period, email images to zoophoto@awpr.ae