x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 January 2018

Five Things to Do Today: taste some real gelato

Plus: attend an art opening in the capital; practise your French; take in a theatre/dinner show; or spend some family time at Fun City.

Gelato - the ice cream of Italy - is being celebrated in Dubai this week. Chris Warde-Jones / Bloomberg News
Gelato - the ice cream of Italy - is being celebrated in Dubai this week. Chris Warde-Jones / Bloomberg News

Taste fresh Italian gelato for free at the International Centre for Culinary Arts and Carpigiani Gelato University’s Gelato Open Day. Meet the master trainer Alice Vignoli and Team ICCA with their Emirati Fusion Flavour for the Gelato World Tour Dubai, beginning Thursday. From noon to 7pm, Block 8, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.gelatoworldtour.com.

See the opening of the exhibition Metamorphosis, which features works by local artists as well as the students, parents, staff and friends of Brighton College Abu Dhabi. The exhibition ­explores the themes of change and growth. ­Pictured: Parrot by the artist Lama Khatib Daniel. At 7pm, Brighton College Abu Dhabi, near Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, www.brightoncollege.ae

Practise your French at the Cafe Conversation at Alliance Française. This month’s topic, as it’s Valentine’s Day, will be love: what it means, behaviours of men and women and love in different cultures. At 7.30pm, Vendome Paris, Alliance Française, Oud ­Metha, Dubai, RSVP at info@afdubai.org

Experience Dreams by the Act, a theatrical journey with song and dance numbers, performance art and speciality acts as you share Peruvian food. From 8.30pm to 1am, The Act Dubai, 42nd floor, Shangri-La, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 052 811 9900, www.facebook.com/TheActDubai

Spend time with the family at Fun City’s My Valentine celebrations all this month. The Special Family Package for two adults and two children includes Unlimited Play Area, Kiddie & Big Rides for two hours, Dh50 cash credit on Powercard and meals for two children. You can capture special moments in a family picture as a memento. Dh150, Fun City locations at shopping venues across the UAE, www.funcity.ae