This week’s Art and Culture events

Photography, paintings and more artistic exhibitions this week

Wednesday 4

Wonder Women of Gaza
This photography series seeks to challenge preconceived notions of what it means to be a woman in Gaza. The exhibition comprises individual portraits in which women are adorned with a superhero cape. Wonder Women of Gaza offers a playful and powerful alternative to an established narrative.
Until November 7. Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).

Thursday 5

Lights and Shadows
Coya Dubai curates an exhibition by Spanish artist Esther Arias. Her paintings aim to help the viewer feel rather than think about the art.
Free. Until November 30. Coya Dubai, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 316 9600).

The Weir
Set in a bar in a remote part of Ireland, where a bunch of local lads revel in swapping frightening 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).

Friday 6

Dubai & Kerala Portraits
For French painter Charlotte Lemaigre Dubreuil, the people of Dubai and Kerala are the most interesting landscape of each place – each being a world with a story expressed through colours.
Until December 21. Byzantium Lounge, Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3100).

Saturday 7

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. The art in it is 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).

Highlife Dubai
After the success of her first collection of Highlife Dubai vintage-style artworks, Clare Napper is releasing her second collection with a two-month exhibition. The show will feature 12 new posters including of Dubai’s famous brunch and other key hotspots and icons in the city such as Downtown and the Burj Khalifa.
Until December 26. Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar, JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR,

Sunday 8

Hues and Barks
This is a photographic essay of moments frozen by nature. The story of the evolution of mankind from seed to dust and all that happened in between 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).

Watercolour Workshop Series
Sign up now for a watercolour session, which will start with introductions and demonstrations. The last 30 minutes will be used to discuss work produced by participants and for feedback. Basic drawing and watercolour materials can be provided.
Dhs300 per session, Dhs1,000 for four sessions. Sat 4pm-6pm. November 14 to December 5. Thejamjar, Al Quoz (04 341 7303).

Monday 9

The solo exhibition of new pieces by Texas-based Iraqi artist Nazar Yahya showcases works exploring Andalucían-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).

Tuesday 10

Montegrappa Writing Prize
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature have teamed with Montegrappa to offer the Montegrappa Writing Prize, open to unpublished writers over the age of 21 based in the UAE, with all entries judged by London literary agent Luigi Bonomi. Entrants must send in a 400-word synopsis and the first 2,000 words of their manuscript.
Submit before January 10, 2016.

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 evolving, controversial art form.
Until November 14. The Mine, Street 8A, Al Quoz (04 379 1704).

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