Take classes at Art Beat, go on a treasure hunt, celebrate South African Heritage Day and attend the Piaf Aznavour concert.

Leily Derakhshani's Untitled. Courtesy Pro Art Gallery
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See the solo exhibition by Leily Derakhshani. The Iranian painter presents her works depicting acts related to her experiences, showing her past in an artistic form using expressive language. From 10am to 9pm, Pro Art Gallery, Palm Strip Shopping Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, www.proartuae.com

Sign up for art classes at Art Beat, where adults and children can learn to paint on canvas with step-by-step guidance for beginners and experienced painters alike in a fun learning environment. Starting today, times and prices vary, Art Beat, corner of 4th (Muroor) and 25th streets, Abu Dhabi, book at 055 269 8011, www.artbeatuae.com

Join in the fun with the Abu Dhabi Speaks language and culture exchange group at its third anniversary party and treasure hunt. Follow the clues and unscramble the codes that will take you to the hidden treasure. From 6.30pm to 9.30pm, free, meeting at the public square on the ground floor, Souk at Central Market, sign up at ­abudhabispeaks@gmail.com

Celebrate South African Heritage Day at The Meat Co by digging into traditional dishes such as boerewors (grilled traditional African sausage), served with pap (polenta) and chakalaka sauce. Plus there’ll be a selection of meats and desserts inspired by South African cuisine. At Souk Madinat Jumeriah and Souk Al Bahar, Dubai, and Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, www.themeatco.net

Hear the Piaf Azanvour concert, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Edith Piaf. The concert will feature the voices of Veronique Forget and Nyno Carnino. From 8pm, from Dh70, Alliance Francaise, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712