5 things to do today: see a performance by Jae Franklin or attend the Style Me New event

Attend the opening of the exhibition For My Father. Palestinian artist Rula Halawani presents photographs, including the untitled image, that detail the Israeli occupation of Palestine from the vantage point of fading recollection. The opening is from 7pm to 9pm, 12 Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.ayyamgallery.com, 04 323 6242 Enjoy a performance […]

Attend the opening of the exhibition For My Father. Palestinian artist Rula Halawani presents photographs, including the untitled image, that detail the Israeli occupation of Palestine from the vantage point of fading recollection. The opening is from 7pm to 9pm, 12 Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.ayyamgallery.com, 04 323 6242

Enjoy a performance by Jae Franklin as she launches her album Cheers to Life to open The Fridge Concert Series along with special guests Dorian Paul Rogers, DJ Allad and Terrence Lorick. The popular music programme returns with shows in a variety of genres, featuring local artists and musicians. Doors open at 7.30pm, Dh50; free for under 18, The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.thefridgedubai.com

Learn how to style your own fashion items at the Style Me New event. Bring along an item from your closet that you love but don’t know how to style, and international stylist Antoinette Chorlton will give you tips. Meet other fashion enthusiasts, enjoy refreshments and go home with a gift. From 7.30pm to 10pm, Dh125, Le Méridien, Abu Dhabi, 02 644 6666, www.facebook.com/StyleFashionGlamour

Register to take part in a variety of acting and comedy classes with The Courtyard Playhouse and artist-in-residence Shawn Kinley. Courses include improv, storytelling improv for teenagers, stand-up comedy and the popular Desert Monologues acting course. Various starting dates for courses from January 30, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.courtyardplayhouse.com

Sign up your children ages 9 and older, who play string instruments, for the opportunity to participate in the Strings Go Pop workshop, at which they will take part in musical activities to improve their skills and gain ensemble experience. Friday, 10am to 4pm, Dh150-Dh250, Centre for Musical Arts, Dubai, www.cmadubai.com

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