50 Cent and Nelly at Atelier plus Megadeth and Razorlight at Gulf Bike Week
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 18 Rock out with Megadeth Gulf Bike Week returns to its rock roots with an opening-night gig from thrash legends Megadeth. Also check out Daughtry and Razorlight tomorrow. Dhs300-500. 7.30pm. Festival Park, Dubai Festival City, www.gulfbikeweek.com.
Thursday 18 Hear Avicii play at Atlantis Beach Sandance beach is busy again a week after the first festival of the season, as the man behind super-smash ‘Levels’ takes to the decks. Dhs175-295. 7pm-3am. Sandance Beach, Atlantis The Palm, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 18 Buy a fundraising shower cap The Nail Spa is selling vintage-inspired shower caps in aid of Breast Cancer Arabia, emblazoned with the message ‘TLC’. It stands for Touch (your breasts, can you feel anything unusual?), Look (for changes in shape or texture) and Check (anything unusual with your doctor). Caps Dhs45. Until October 31. The Nail Spa, various locations including Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5070).
Thursday 18 Choice cuts at Center Cut The special two-course menu features a veggie starter and a main course of US Angus filet mignon. Dhs190 (with glass of grape). Daily 6.30pm-midnight. Until October 31. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Thursday 18 See a play about a famous Arab poet Rest Upon the Wind tells the story of Lebanese poet Gibran Khalil Gibran, the third best-selling poet of all time, and his book, The Prophet. Dhs195-500. 8pm, October 18-19; 4pm and 8pm, October 20. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.madinattheatre.com.
Friday 19 Join the Pink Biathlon 2012 Enter as an individual or in teams of three to run 1,600m, swim 500m and run 1,600m for cancer research. Online registration is essential, as there will be no registration on the day. Dhs150 per individual, Dhs300 per team. Starts 7am. The Pavilion Marina and Sports Club, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim, www.premeirmarathons.com (04 311 6571).
Friday 19 Wake up at Make Business Hub The ReCaf gourmet coffee promotion offers the chance to sample premium single-origin coffees, prepared using unique brewing methods, for the price of a normal cuppa. Dhs16 per cup. Fri 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan House, JBR (04 392 9216).
Friday 19 Judge Jules heads to Rehab The new-look XL Beach Club launches with a new night, Rehab, and a set from the British DJ. Dhs150; free before 6pm. Noon-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).
Friday 19 See 50 Cent, Duffy and Nelly on one bill Atelier/Live’s whopper bill of talent storms into town, with Ciara, LMFAO’s SkyBlu and Craig David also on the bill. Dhs350-1,250. 2pm-3am. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 19 Scoff cakes for a good cause Some of Dubai’s best-known bakeries and patisseries, including Bloomsbury’s, Brownie Point and House of Cakes, will be selling cakes in aid of the Safe & Sound breast cancer campaign, with 25 percent of the proceeds going to the cause. Prices vary. 4pm-9pm. Observatory, BurJuman, Bur Dubai, www.facebook.com/safeandsoundae (no number).
Saturday 20 See Bruce Willis travel through time Action legend Willis reckons his new movie, Looper, in which he stars with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is one of his best. In UAE cinemas from Thursday 28.
Saturday 20 An Italian masterclass at Cucina Learn the essential techniques of Italian cooking with Sicilian chef Francesco. Dhs150. 10am-noon. JW Marriott Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira (04 607 7977).
Saturday 20 Try your hand at polo This fun 90-minute introduction to the game is perfect for even non-riders, and gives an insight to the skills involved in playing the sport. Dhs750 per person. From 3pm. Until October 31. Dubai Polo Academy, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (050 887 9847).
Saturday 20 Missed 50 Cent? Hear his DJ instead Fresh from spinning for ‘Fiddy’ at Atelier/Live, his official decksman, DJ Whoo Kid, plays at People. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).
Sunday 21 View works up for auction at Christie’s Take a look at Middle Eastern artworks, including two by revolutionary artist Mahmoud Saïd, before they’re auctioned on Tuesday 23. Free. Until October 24. Godolphin Ballroom, Emirates Towers (04 425 5647).
Sunday 21 Get spooked at THE One Deli Try a Halloween menu featuring spicy goulash soup, pumpkin and feta filo parcels and pecan cobbler. Dhs57 (two courses), Dhs75 (three). Daily 9am-9pm. Until November 3. Near Jumeirah Mosque (04 345 6687).
Sunday 21 Attend a South Asian fashion fair Expect fashion, art, accessories, home decor and more from South Asian and Middle Eastern designers. The first 200 guests receive goody bags. Free. 10am-10pm. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (050 458 5265).
Monday 22 Free mammograms at Saudi German Hospital This new hospital in Barsha is offering free mammograms every Monday and Thursday. Head along for a check-up. Until October 31. Saudi German Hospital, Barsha, www.sghdubai.com (04 389 0000).
Monday 22 Pizza frenzy at Frankie’s Enjoy an antipasti starter, followed by a pizza with your choice of toppings. Dhs105 (two courses). Mon 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Oasis Beach Tower, The Walk at JBR (04 399 4311).
Monday 22 Chuckle at desi comedy It’s laughs aplenty at this one-off special desi comedy edition of Monday Night Funnies, with guests including radio star Pawan Manghnani. Dhs75. 9pm. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Tuesday 23 A great price for grape Try the grape deal at Oeno: buy two glasses and get the rest of the bottle free. Prices vary. Tue 6pm-1am. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi (04 511 7136).
Tuesday 23 Join Nike Run Club This free running club meets at Safa Park on Tuesdays. See the Facebook page for info. Free. 6.45pm. Ongoing. Safa Park, www.facebook.com/NikeRunningMiddleEast (055 885 4734).
Tuesday 23 Hear hip-hop talent behind the decks Decksmith and MC Clinton Sparks – known for working with Akon, Pitbull and Rick Ross – appears at this midweek party. Free. 11pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).
Wednesday 24 View colourful cartoon-like artworks Palestinian artist Mohammed Joha celebrates the voices that called for social justice, intellectual pluralism, democracy and liberation as well as what he says was the interfering role of the media. Until October 29. Courtyard Gallery, Al Quoz 3 behind Times Square (04 347 9090).
Wednesday 24 Raise a stein at Grand Hyatt If you haven’t visited already, then this is your last week to enjoy the Bavarian atmosphere at Grand Hyatt’s Oktoberfest. Free entry. 7pm-1am. Until October 27. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2271).