See The Coronas rock McGettigan's or hear 'the new Oakenfold'
Time Out Dubai Staff
Thursday 16 The Coronas rock McGettigan’s These chart-topping Irish indie boys are huge in Ireland – beating U2 and Snow Patrol to a host of awards – but they’re unknown to the wider world. See what the fuss is about. Dhs150. 7pm. Also on Friday February 17. McGettigan’s, Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 16 See aquatic-inspired art ‘Documentary of Sea’ features canvas, video and photographic works from 10 Iranian artists, each depicting the sea. Free. Until March 15. XVA Gallery, DIFC (04 353 5383).
Thursday 16 Check out the hottest Pakistani designers at Fashionville The spring/summer 2012 collections of 29 of Pakistan’s biggest fashion imports will be on show at new trade event ‘Fashionville’. Free. 11am-7pm. Modula Conceptio, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 3002).
Thursday 16 Center Cut’s ‘A Taste of Canada’ Executive chef Ron Pietruszka and acclaimed Middle Eastern celeb chef Suzanne Husseini collaborate on a Canadian-Arabic fusion menu. Dhs320 (food only). 6.30pm-11.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Thursday 16 Hear ‘the new Oakenfold’ Soulful house DJ Peter Oakden – boss of his own Soul Free Records – has been tipped as one to watch. Check his UAE debut, thanks to the MustHaveSoul team, at the ever-inspiring 360°. Free. 7pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Friday 17 Walk Dubai in aid of education This fun community event, organised by local fundraising group Dubai Cares, aims to highlight the importance of primary education and breaking the cycle of poverty. Dhs30; free for kids under five. 9am. Jumeirah Beach Park, www.dubaicares.ae (no number).
Friday 17 Try authentic Emirati cuisine Tuck into local dishes such as aishu laham, lamb biryani, ouzi meshawai and harris. Dhs175 (food only). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Until February 29. Hyatt Regency Dubai (04 317 2222).
Friday 17 Say ‘Hola Hola’ at Toro Toro This tasty Friday brunch features Latin American staples such as chorizo empanadas, crispy calamari and salmon flatbreads. Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs400 (selected house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Grosvenor House, Tower 2, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).
Friday 17 Dig Jools at Dubai Jazz Festival British broadcasting institution Jools Holland brings his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra – which does exactly what it says on the tin – to our city to perform at the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival. Dhs295-995. 7pm-midnight. Festival Park, Dubai Festival City, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 17 Check out an underground party Lebanese DJ Jade is a minor celeb in Beirut thanks to his underground-inspired mash-ups of hip-hop, soul and funk. He’s in Dubai for one night only, so don’t miss him. Free for ladies, Dhs50 for men, including one drink. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (050 660 3796).
Saturday 18 See unusual Bulgarian works of art Painter Kamen Bonev explores past and present through ancient archaeological sites. Free. 11am-9pm. Until March 8. Aspen Café, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5999).
Saturday 18 Pakistan v England one-day cricket international Can England redeem themselves after being humiliated in the Test? Dhs30-250. Doors open 1pm, match starts 3pm. Dubai Cricket Stadium, Sports City, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 18 Try a capoeira class at The Fridge This traditional Brazilian martial art combines dance and acrobatics. Dhs100 per class, Dhs650 for 10 classes. 3pm-4.30pm, The Fridge, Al Marabea Street, Al Quoz Industrial Estate (04 347 7793).
Saturday 18 Taste the classic chateaubriand JW’s Steakhouse presents a grilled, seasoned cut, served with chateaubriand sauce. Dhs275 (10oz), Dhs450 (20oz). 6pm-midnight. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).
Saturday 18 Hear Ruby, Ruby, Ruby! We’re big fans of all-strutting, soul-singing momma Ruby Turner – catch her here at the Jazz Garden as part of Dubai Jazz Festival. Register on the Facebook page to get your free tickets. Free. 8pm-midnight. Festival Park, Dubai Festival City, www.facebook.com/DubaiJazzFest.
Sunday 19 Check out Iranian calligraphy Iranian-born Abol Atighetchi uses gold leaf and traditional colours to emphasise the beauty of the Arabic alphabet in ‘My Journey... My Letters’. Free. Until March 8. The Courtyard Gallery, Street 6, Al Quoz (04 347 9090).
Sunday 19 Try a new Sunday roast meal deal Begin the week with a Sunday roast and a pint at Links, the new venue at The Address Montgomerie Dubai. From Dhs75 per person. 6pm-10.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Sunday 19 Dinner and a dance Taste the passion of Argentina with an evening of traditional food and optional tango. Dhs222. 7pm-11.30pm (tango starts at 9.30pm). The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Sunday 19 Watch a sci-fi smash by the pool Enjoy Tron: Legacy from the comfort of a beach lounger beside the pool. Dhs99 (snacks and soft drinks). 8.30pm. Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Monday 20 See Madonna’s new movie project Madge dons her director’s hat for W.E, a historic biopic about the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In cinemas across Dubai.
Monday 20 Watch the world’s top tennis stars Dubai Tennis Championships start today, with the women taking to the court. Make the most of this chance to see the world’s best players. Dhs50. Matches start 2pm and 7pm. Until March 3. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.timeouttickets.com.
Tuesday 21 Gorge on moules frites and hops Enjoy the unique taste of mussels and fries served the Belgian way at Long’s Bar. From Dhs90 per person. Noon ’til late. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2201).
Tuesday 21 Listen to an award-winning blues artist Hear acclaimed US singer Sharrie Williams performing at Dubai Jazz Festival. Free. 8pm-midnight. Festival Park, Dubai Festival City, www.facebook.com/DubaiJazzFest.
Wednesday 22 Shop at night! Head over to the Dukkan Al Downtown Shopping Fair in Emaar Boulevard and browse the lifestyle and fashion products from Dubai’s up-and-coming designers. Until March 3. Daily 4pm-10pm. Emaar Boulevard, Downtown (no number).
Wednesday 22 Go and see rappers battle it out The region’s top rappers and DJs get onstage for ‘The Lyricists’. Dhs75. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Royal Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (055 880 5769).