Your next seven days of art and culture sorted by Dubai experts
Comptoir 102 Presents Nature in the City This installation will feature the works of regional and local designers Arnaud Rivieren and Tory Waller. In their own unique ways, each artist uses natural materials, such as wood, clay and plants, to bring forth a representation of nature. The exhibition will also unveil the new works of acclaimed Lebanese ceramist, Nathalie Khayat, who will be displaying her latest collection of white porcelain titled The Seeds Series. Until October 31. Comptoir 102, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 385 4555).
The Beach Beneath the Streets This group exhibition of Paris’ unsanctioned art features the notorious VAO crew members L’atlas, Sun7, and Tanc – some of the pillar names of this ever-evolving, controversial art form that has adorned the French capital’s walls. Until November 14. The Mine, Street 8A, Al Quoz (04 379 1704).
Global Grad Show at Dubai Design Week This exhibition features the most innovative projects from ten of the world’s leading design schools. As part of Dubai Design Week, exhibits from these schools’ degree shows will be presented for the first time in a single space, from the world’s first musical cactus, to a clock that can smell the time. Until October 31. Dubai Design District, www.dubaidesignweek.ae (04 384 2016).
12 hour Halloween Improvathon Head to a full day of non-stop improvisational theatre including the Inter-School Improv Challenge and the final showdown of the Courtyard Playhouse Theatresports League 2015. Cheer on improvisers as they attempt to do the full 12 hours in order to raise funds for the British Charity Save the Children, who are working to help Syrian refugees. Donate through www.justgiving.com/Courtyard-Playhouse. 9am-10pm. The Courtyard Playhouse, Street 4B, Al Quoz (055 967 3927).
Breathe in the Healing Love of the Universe, I am With You The central theme in this exhibition is the force of corporate ideologies and brand myth. Works are concerned with the idea of people selling themselves to such aspirational myths and explores how believing in such dreams has the power to console. Until December 9. XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi, Bur Dubai (04 353 5383).
Sunday November 1
Hues and Barks This show is a photographic essay of moments frozen by nature. The story of the evolution of mankind from seed to dust, and all that can happened on the way, is told in the hues and barks of trees. The collection comprises 26 images printed on canvas. Until November 24. The Majlis Gallery, Al Musalla Roundabout, Al Fahidi, Bur Dubai (04 353 6233).
Reconquista The solo exhibition of new works by Texas-based Iraqi artist Nazar Yahya showcases works exploring Andalusian-Arab heritage, the idea of history and how it can come to be re-examined. Until January 10, 2016. Meem Gallery, Al Quoz (04 347 7883).
The Weir Set in a bar in a remote part of Ireland, where a bunch of local lads revel in swapping spooky stories to impress a beautiful woman, The Weir by Conor McPherson is a chilling yet humorous play. Written by the master of suspenseful realism, the performance combines spooky tales of the supernatural with the hilarious banter of the boys. Dhs85. 7.30pm. Until November 7. The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz (050 986 1761).