5 things to do today: Visit the exhibition The Road and register to hear the talk Up In the Air… Space

Visit the exhibition The Road, in which Syrian artist Tammam Azzam presents a new body of work featuring paintings he created after leaving Damascus more than four years ago, including The Road (pictured). The canvases place the viewer at the beginning of a still and empty road that has no direction or destination, but endless […]

Visit the exhibition The Road, in which Syrian artist Tammam Azzam presents a new body of work featuring paintings he created after leaving Damascus more than four years ago, including The Road (pictured). The canvases place the viewer at the beginning of a still and empty road that has no direction or destination, but endless trajectories and obstacles. 10am to 6pm, 11 Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com

See the 2008 film Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies and the 1924 film Ballet Mécanique as part of The 7th Art screening series launched by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Image Nation Abu Dhabi. The films will be presented by the film historian Peter Scarlet, who will talk about the effect of cinema on cubism. At 7.30pm, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/The7thArtAD

Sign up for the chance to take part in a large-scale theatrical event in Abu Dhabi. The Fridge is looking for performers with Arabian and Mediterranean looks, ages 6 to 45 to perform in a production that tells a story through theatrical movement. The casting call will be on Saturday and Sunday at The Fridge and the event will take place on March 21 and 22 in Abu Dhabi. Register by Thursday with photographs and personal details at castings@thefridgedubai.org

Register today to hear the talk Up In the Air … Space by Roberto Battiston, an astrophysicist and the president of the Italian Space Agency, and astronaut Maurizio Cheli, who will talk about the UAE space programme. Tuesday, 10am, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi Men’s College, Al Saada Street, Abu Dhabi. Register with ID or passport number at ambabudhabi.social@gmail.com

Book your family’s spot at an outdoor event to celebrate Australia Day, complete with a BBQ, Australian-themed games, kangaroo-jumping races, tug o’ war and pin the tail on the kangaroo, and an open-air screening of The Rescuers Down Under. Thursday, from 5.30pm, free, Starfish Lane Kids, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi. Register at 056 463 587, sfad@starfishlanekids.com

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