5 things to do today: explore works by artist Abdelkader Benchamma or see the exhibition Salvation

Explore works by French-Algerian artist Abdelkader Benchamma. The exhibition, The Unbearable Likeness, presents works on paper and sculptural installations, including torn walls, that defy the gallery’s architecture and the traditional model of a white cube. Daily until May 5, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al […]

Explore works by French-Algerian artist Abdelkader Benchamma. The exhibition, The Unbearable Likeness, presents works on paper and sculptural installations, including torn walls, that defy the gallery’s architecture and the traditional model of a white cube. Daily until May 5, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 5052, www.ivde.net

See the exhibition Salvation, in which the conceptual artist Rashed Al Shashai presents a new series of photographs and installation works that explore the concept of spiritual salvation as it is exploited and manipulated by militant groups. Daily until May 26, 10am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon-8pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC, Dubai, www.ayyamgallery.com

Watch the ongoing documentary series The Story of Film. Tonight brings up Episode 13 – New Boundaries: World Cinema in Asia, Africa, Latin America: 1990s, and Episode 14 – New American Independents & The Digital Revolution – 1990s, both presented by Mark Cousins. At 7.30pm, 7th Art Programme, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/The7thArtAD

Shake your hips during the final day of the Dubai Latin Dance event, part of Dubai Latin Fest. To mark the closing, guests will embark on a desert safari with guest artists. From 10am to 10pm, Hilton Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, dubailatinfest.com

Catch the 1959 classic Some Like It Hot as part of the Courtyard Playhouse’s Vintage Film Night. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, the film follows two Chicago musicians, Joe and Jerry, who witness a crime and go to great lengths to try to escape the gangster responsible. From 8pm to 10pm, Dh50 at the door (cash only), The Courtyard Playhouse, Street 4B, Dubai, www.courtyardplayhouse.com

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