Enjoy a talk by photographer Martin Roemers at the opening of his exhibition Metropolis, which presents works that reflect the vibrant energy and mix of cultures in megacities – urban areas with more than 10 million inhabitants. He uses long exposure times to illustrate their energy, human resilience and ingenuity. Tonight, 5pm for artist talk; exhibition opening at 7pm, East Wing, Limestone House 12, DIFC, Dubai, 050 553 3879, www.east-wing.org.
Head to SensAsia Urban Spa for The School Run, a 60-minute combination package to relieve tension, revive skin and reboot tired minds. It starts with an invigorating massage, includes an express facial and ends with a relaxing massage. Available 10am to 3pm, from Dh250, SensAsia Urban Spa locations The Village Mall, Jumeirah; Emirates Golf Club; Palm Jumeirah; Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai, book at www.sensasiaspas.com.
Check the timetable of forthcoming classes, workshops and seminars at Dubai International Art Centre, including drawing and painting, sculpture, Arabic calligraphy, interior design, fashion for teens and therapeutic art for kids. Term starts September 17, Dubai International Art Centre, Street 75B, Jumeirah 1, behind Town Centre, Dubai, 04 344 4398, www.artdubai.com.
Register for L’atelier des ComÃ©diens at Alliance Française Dubai. The theatre classes in French, for children from age 8, teenagers and adults, are led by Gaït and Morgane Gauvin, who teach comedy, stand-up and improvisation. Classes start from September 26 on Mondays and Tuesdays, from Dh1,000 for 10 classes, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Street 18, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org.
Take part in Speaking Cultures, a social-exchange event at Eton Institute, where language and culture enthusiasts learn basic words and phrases in multiple languages. Tonight, 6pm to 8pm, free with registration, Lounge Cafe Italiano, Arenco Tower, Dubai Media City, 04 438 6800, register at www.middleeast.etoninstitute.com.
Source: art & life