Dubai Art Season 2015 Calendar

Art Dubai, Comic Con, Art Bus, Design Days and many more arty events

March 14th – Design Shop by s*uce
Popular design shop will be collaborating with regional designers as part of Art Week.
10am-10pm. The Design Shop by s*uce, Al Wasl square, opposite Safa Park, www.shopatsauce.com.

14th-24th – SIKKA Art Fair
Sat 4pm-10pm, Sun-Wed 2pm-10pm, Thu 2pm-midnight, Fri 4pm-midnight. Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, www.sikka.ae.

15th-19th – Christie’s Auction
Check the website for latest times. Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, www.christies.com.

March 15th-April 19th – 11th Emirates International Peace Music Festival
Check with the website for latest dates and times. Auditorium of Sultan Bin Ali Owais Cultural Foundation. www.dubaiculture.gov.ae.

16th – Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night
6pm-9pm. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.alserkalavenue.ae.

16th – Art Nights Gate Village

7pm-10pm. Gate Village, DIFC, www.artweek.ae.

16th-20th – Design Days Dubai
A ladies’ preview will be held on Monday March 16 from 1pm-4pm.
One-day pass Dhs50, free admissions for under 18’s and students. Mon-Thu 4pm-10pm, Fri 1pm-7pm. The Venue, Downtown Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, www.designdaysdubai.ae.

16th-22nd – HIPA Exhibition
Check with the website for latest times.
Dubai International Financial Centre, Gate Building 4, Level 7. www.artweek.ae.

16th-22nd – Cinema Akil Short Film Festival: “Space Under Construction”
A collaboration with Beirut-based Outbox International Short Film Festival exploring concepts of construction, development, change and transformation in the region.
March 16-18 and March 20-22. Check with the website for latest timings and screenings. Alserkal Avenue G58, www.alserkalavenue.ae.

16th-25th – Water Artist

Demonstrations of the Turkish art of Ebru: floating paint or dyes on water.
March 16, DIFC; March 17-25, Mall of the Emirates. Check with the website for latest times. www.dubaiculture.gov.ae.

18th-20th – Global Art Forum
Various times, check with the website.
Art Dubai, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, www.artdubai.ae.

18th-21th – Art Dubai
Dhs50 (one-day pass), Dhs80 (three-day pass). Thu 4pm-9.30pm, Fri 2pm-9.30pm, Sat midday-6.30pm. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, www.artdubai.ae.

18th-21st – Franco Film Festival
Returning for its fifth edition.
Various times, check with the website for latest information. VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.afdubai.org.

19th-21st – Art in the City: ArtBus
Dhs50 per person, per day. Bus leaves at 10am-6pm from Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim. www.artinthecity.com.

21st – RCA Secret Dubai sale
Dhs500 per postcard. Midday-6pm. Art Dubai, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, www.rca.ac.uk/secretdubai

21st-31st – United colours of Poland and the UAE
The exhibition of a photography competition that pays tribute to the 25-year friendship between the UAE and Poland.
Street Art Gallery Dubai, Jumeirah, www.streetartdubai.ae.

March 24th-April 2nd – Pipe Artist
A live street art performance of music made with only pipes and flip flops.
Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai.

March 25th-April 30th – Kaleidoscope 3D Lab
One of a number of interactive installations, this one creates different visual effects based on user proximity.
Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai.

March 25th-April 30th – Telescope Kaleidoscope
An installation at Box Park that crosses telescope and kaleidoscope concepts.
Ongoing. Box Park, Jumeirah.

March 25th-April 30th – Kaleidoscope 3D Warp
An installation mimicking the effects found at large-scale concerts and productions with small-scale technology.
Ongoing. The Beach, JBR, Dubai Marina.

March 25th-April 30th – Book Art Installation
Sculptures of historical buildings in Dubai crafted from thousands of used books.
Ongoing. Hamdan University, Academic City.

March 25th-April 30th – Cone Art

Art installations created from cones.
Ongoing. Various locations including Dubai Media City, Dubai Airports and Kite Beach.

April 1st-30th – Urban Art Fest
Part of the centre’s ‘Soul of the City’ campaign.
Al Ghurair Centre, Al Rigga, www.alghuraircentre.com.

2nd-4th – Meet d3
Thu 6pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 2pm-midnight. Dubai Design District, www.dubaidesigndistrict.com.

8th-11th – World Art Dubai

Wed-Thu 4pm-9pm, Fri-Sat midday-10pm.
Dubai World Trade Centre, www.worldartdubai.com.

9th-11th – Middle East Film & Comic Con

Tickets from Dhs100 (one-day pass). Check with the website for latest times. Dubai World Trade Centre, Zabeel Halls 1, 2 and 3, www.mefcc.com.

10th – 30 Seconds to Mars
Tickets from Dhs295. Doors open 6.30pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.marsindubai.com.

April 14th-May 15th – Dubai International Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphy

Classic and contemporary Arabic calligraphy work from famous calligraphers.
Exact times to be confirmed. Wafi Mall, Oud Metha.

March 20th-April 25th – Hand Pan Artist

Music performances using a percussion instrument called the Hang.
Check with the website for latest times. Various locations including Alserkal Avenue, d3 and Mall of the Emirates. www.dubaiculture.gov.ae.

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