See the exhibition Tales from Past to Present. Artist Fouad Tomb showcases paintings depicting traditional images of the UAE – coastlines, animals, desert landscapes and portraits of notable leaders, allowing the viewer to experience a new perspective on the country’s profound beauty and development. Pictured, above, is a work titled Freedom. From 10am to 7.30pm, Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Space 22, The Collection, St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 666 9656, www.salwazeidangallery.com.
Watch a screening of the 1958 film Vertigo as part of The 7th Art series presented by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority. Widely acclaimed by critics, the Hitchcock classic is about a police detective (James Stewart), who is forced to retire due to an extreme fear of heights, and hired as a private investigator to follow Madeleine (Kim Novak), who is behaving strangely. At 7.30pm, free, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/The7thArtAD.
Register to take part in Come and Sing Day. Choral conductor David Lawrence will guide participants through Faure’s Requiem in a series of workshops, culminating in a performance with a small orchestra. April 22, 10am to 5pm, Dh250, Centre for Musical Arts, Dubai, register by April 13 at 04 341 8872, www.cmadubai.com.
Make plans to see a performance of The Improvised Tale of the Ugly Duckling. Experience this version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, the heart-warming story of an out-of-place misfit that reminds us that beauty lies deeper than the feathers on the surface. Saturday, 1pm and 3pm, Dh75, ages 3 to 11, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, 050 986 1761, www.courtyardplayhouse.com.
Take your kids between the ages of 4 to 12 to the spring camp at Dubai International Art Centre, where they can develop their skills and use their creativity in activities including cooking, sculpture and more. 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm, Dh140 per session or Dh500 for four sessions, Dubai International Arts Centre, Street 75B, Jumeirah 1, behind Town Centre, Dubai, 04 344 4398, www.artdubai.com.
Source: art & life