MustHaveSoul's birthday and auditions for Sweeney Todd
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 15 Party at MustHaveSoul’s birthday Soulful house gurus MustHaveSoul celebrate three years at 360° with a return visit from NYC’s legendary DJ Spen. Expect beats of the highest order. Free (guestlist only). 6pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Thursday 15 Meet cute baby marine life at Dubai Aquarium Today is your last chance to see a whole range of unusual baby fish and other aquatic life such as sharks, coral, sea horses and crustaceans, part of Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo’s Baby Animal exhibit. From Dhs55. Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Until November 15. The Dubai Mall (04 448 5200).
Thursday 15 Hit the dancefloor at Trilogy Established Italian DJ Stefano Noferin guests on the busiest night at one of Dubai’s big clubs. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Thursday 15 Sample the new barbecue promotion at Crossroads Eat Arabic, Balinese and Caribbean barbecue dishes while relaxing on the Raffles patio in cosy armchairs. Prices vary. Thu 9pm-midnight. Until April 30. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Thursday 15 Check out a showcase of more than 100 works of art See paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, video material and machine drawings by internationally acclaimed artists. Until November 21. Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 (050 322 6418).
Friday 16 Audition for Sweeney Todd at Ductac Think you’ve got what it takes to play a throat-slitting barber? Hugh Wheeler’s dark play comes to the stage in April 2013, courtesy of Spotlight Academy. Auditions are free and open to those aged 12 and over. Call to register. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Friday 16 See freestyle motocross at Burj Park Watch whips, backflips, seat-grabs, Superman jumps and many more impressive stunts performed on motorbikes by internationally acclaimed riders. Shows take place today, Saturday 17, Friday 23 and Saturday 24. Free. 2pm-3pm, 4pm-5pm. Until November 24. Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, www.mydowntowndubai.com (no number).
Friday 16 Live flamenco dancing in Garhoud The ‘noche de pasion’ evening offers a Spanish buffet, plus a performance by a flamenco dancer. Dhs290 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Millennium Airport Hotel, Casablanca Street, Garhoud (04 702 8844).
Friday 16 Step back in time at Mixtape A host of ’80s and ’90s acts have been lined up for one night of retro fun, with Go West, No Mercy, Haddaway and many more on the bill. Dhs275. Doors open 5pm, concert starts 8pm. Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 16 Swedish House Mafia are in town The Stockholm-based electro-house trio are embarking on their final tour before a hiatus – and thankfully they’re stopping off in Dubai tonight. Hands in the air… Dhs350. 9pm-3am. Sheikh Saeed Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 17 Watch the Twilight finale After four previous films, the teen vampire saga rounds off with Breaking Dawn – Part 2. In UAE cinemas from Thursday 15.
Saturday 17 Try a barbecue masterclass Launched today, Asado’s Chef Noberto holds a lesson in barbecue techniques, followed by lunch. Dhs295. Advance booking required. Sat 11am-1.30pm. Ongoing. Asado, The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7806).
Saturday 17 Last chance to see a performance of classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty Featuring some of Russia’s best young dancers, Moscow City Ballet performs Tchaikovsky’s classic, with two shows a day. Dhs180-300. November 15, 4pm and 8pm; November 16-17, 3pm and 7.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Saturday 17 Indulge in white gold at Certo The white truffle menu starts today, offering an à la carte selection of dishes. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until November 30. Radisson Blu, Media City (04 366 9111).
Saturday 17 Hit an award-winning club night Show off your moves at 411 Saturdays at People by Crystal, with sets from DJ Bliss and the 411 team. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).
Sunday 18 Discounts for men at Aesthetics International Men get 50 percent off all laser and cosmetology procedures. From Dhs650 for laser facials. Until November 30. Aesthetics International, between Al Thanya Street and Al Manara Street, Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim 2 (04 346 9888).
Sunday 18 Celebrate Moroccan Independence Day at Tribes The African restaurant introduces a Moroccan tagine special to mark the occasion. From Dhs160 for Moroccan tagine. Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Until November 25. Mall of the Emirates (04 395 0660).
Sunday 18 Men’s football league Play in Duplays’ competitive Premier 7s league. Dhs525 per individual, Dhs4,000 per team. 7pm-11pm. Until December 4. Dubai American Academy, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Sunday 18 Watch a classic rom-com in the pool A chance to see Richard Gere in classic Pretty Woman, while lounging in a pool. Dhs99. 8.30pm, Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Monday 19 See an exhibition of stone sculptures Eight master sculptors from Zimbabwe come together in ‘Speaking in Stone’. Each explores the connection between material, spirit and art. Until November 28. Mojo Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 323 6367).
Monday 19 Stuff yourself full of tandoori food Armani/Amal launches a new tandoori night, complete with live cooking stations. Dhs390 (half a bottle of grape). Mon 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Monday 19 Check Mahiki’s new Monday night High-end Polynesian nightspot Mahiki is aiming for a more relaxed vibe with the new Beach Luau night on Mondays. Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).
Monday 19 Get sketchy at a comedy show This week, Monday Night Funnies rounds up a roster of local comics to perform some Dubai-based comedy sketches. Dhs75. 8pm. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Tuesday 20 Join a women’s five-a-side football league The new Victorious Secret football league kicks off today. Dhs200 individual, Dhs1,600 team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until December 11. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Tuesday 20 Try Sushi Sushi’s special promotion The bi-weekly event offers unlimited sushi and sashimi, plus plenty of Japanese dishes from the set menu. Dhs189 (house beverages). Sat and Tue, 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 282 9908).