5 things to do today: visit Art Souq and attend a talk on local galleries' efforts to stimulate arts education in the UAE

Visit Art Souq, an annual exhibition featuring affordable contemporary artwork, traditional handmade arts and crafts, as well as live music. Pictured, a collection of antiques. Open 10am to midnight, Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Bateen Area, Street 4, Villa 4/2, Abu Dhabi, 02 667 1229, www.etihadmodernart.com Sit in on a talk by Meagan Kelly Horsman of […]

Visit Art Souq, an annual exhibition featuring affordable contemporary artwork, traditional handmade arts and crafts, as well as live music. Pictured, a collection of antiques. Open 10am to midnight, Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Bateen Area, Street 4, Villa 4/2, Abu Dhabi, 02 667 1229, www.etihadmodernart.com

Sit in on a talk by Meagan Kelly Horsman of Meem Gallery, Anabelle de Gersigny from Tashkeel and Alexandra MacGilp from Maraya Art Centre at thejamjar. It’s part of the “out|side” summer programme of conversations and films about art. The talk will focus on strategies these galleries have put in place to stimulate arts education in the UAE. At 8.30pm, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

Attend Wednesday Night Improv: Maestro. This night of scenes, songs and games is based on suggestions from the audience, who also act as the judges and eliminate players until a Maestro is crowned. At 8pm, free with registration, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at www.courtyardplayhouse.com/events

Catch a screening of the 1986 animated adventure Castle in the Sky as part of A Hard Day’s Night film programme by Alserkal Avenue and Cinema Akil. The Hayao Miyazaki film is about a boy who stumbles upon a mysterious girl and gets sucked into an adventure while trying to save her life. Showing today, tomorrow and Friday, 9pm, free, A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com

Update your wardrobe at The Fashion Catwalk at The Dubai Mall. The pop-up market is a platform for home-grown fashion talent and highlights the collections of eight up-and-coming regional designers. From 10am to 2am, The Fashion Catwalk, The Dubai Mall, 800 38224 6255, www.thedubaimall.com

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