Six cool cul­tural events to check out this month

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All the art events and ex­hi­bi­tions tak­ing place in the UAE this month

A fam­ily day out in Abu Dhabi

The Lou­vre Abu Dhabi’s sec­ond spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion, Globes: Vi­sions

Of The World, is run­ning week­end work­shops for chil­dren and guided tours for adults. It ex­plores the his­tory of the spher­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the world and its sci­en­tific in­stru­ments from an­tiq­uity to the present day through 160 pieces, cov­er­ing 2,500 years of his­tory.

Head down af­ter lunch and en­rol your kids in the work­shop while you make the most of the guided tour. After­wards, have an early din­ner in the restau­rant and take in the views of sun­set un­der the Lou­vre Abu Dhabi’s mag­nif­i­cent dome. June 2

aLou­vre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Is­land, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 8pm, Globes Chil­dren’s Work­shop starts at 4pm. Dhs52.50 (work­shop) and Dhs52.50 (guided tour). Tel: (600) 565566. lou­vre­abud­

Le Petit Maître Cor­rigé by Mari­vaux

The prox­im­ity and emo­tion of dra­matic the­atre is at its best in this clas­sic play (it means The Lit­tle Master Cor­rected in English), which cri­tiques the French aris­toc­racy, the Parisian way of life and the tra­di­tion of ar­ranged mar­riage. Al­though it was writ­ten in the 18th cen­tury, the di­a­logue has been re­worked by French ac­tor and di­rec­tor Clé­ment Hervieu-Léger to make it hu­mourous and res­o­nant with mod­ern day life. June 26

aAl­liance Fran­caise Dubai, Street 18, Oud Metha, Dubai, 8pm, Dhs40, Dhs35 for AF mem­bers. Tel: (04) 3358712. Taxi: Oud Metha. af­

Made in Tash­keel

Es­tab­lished in 2008 by Sheikha La­teefa bint Mak­toum, Tash­keel is a stu­dio hub, art gallery and all-round cre­ative hub for the art com­mu­nity tucked away in the leafy sub­urb of Nad Al Sheba. This year, it is cel­e­brat­ing its ten-year an­niver­sary with a spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion of more than 35 works in­clud­ing pho­tog­ra­phy, screen-prints, sculp­ture, paint­ing and jew­ellery by 25 artists from 16 coun­tries.

Un­til August 30

aTash­keel, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, daily 9am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 3363313. Taxi: Nad Al Sheba (near po­lice sta­tion). tash­

Rain Room

Cre­ated by ex­per­i­men­tal art stu­dio Ran­dom In­ter­na­tional, Rain Room is an im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence of con­tin­u­ous rain­fall – but thanks to mo­tion sen­sors that halt the wa­ter above a vis­i­tor’s head, you stay dry. Walk­ing through a down­pour with­out get­ting drenched is a nov­elty in any en­vi­ron­ment, but in the scorch­ing heat of the desert, it’s even more re­fresh­ing.

aAl Ma­jar­rah Square, near Al Ma­jar­rah Park, Shar­jah, Sat to Thur 9am to 9pm, Fri 4pm to 11pm. Dhs25, Dhs15 for stu­dents and teach­ers, un­der­fives free. Tel: (06) 5610095. Taxi: Al Ma­jar­rah Park. shar­ja­

Old Dubai Iftar Trail

Ap­pre­ci­ate the spirit of Ra­madan as the sun sets on Dubai Creek with this three­hour photo tour. At the end, you can break your fast with lo­cals and work­ers who gather on blan­kets in the streets and with some help from your photo guides, you’ll be able to take some com­pelling snap­shots of th­ese mo­ments.

June 4, 5, 6, 9, 11

aDubai Mu­seum, Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai, 5.40pm to 8.40pm, Dhs395 in­clud­ing snacks and chair. Tel: (04) 3808545. Taxi: Dubai Mu­seum. gulf­pho­to­


An ex­hi­bi­tion that in­vites you to delve into the thorny world of pol­i­tics, but from a nu­anced dis­tance. It’s the work of Ira­nian-born, New York-based artist Nicky Nod­joumi, a lead­ing fig­ure in re­gional con­cep­tual art who is best known for his use of fic­tional char­ac­ters and hu­mour in some­what the­atri­cal paint­ings that poke at so­cio-po­lit­i­cal strug­gles all over the world.

Un­til July 31

aThe Third Line, Alserkal Av­enue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, daily 10am to 7pm Tel: (04) 3411367. Taxi: Alserkal Av­enue. thethird­

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