Listen to the world's largest harp or see art in a nightclub
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 17 Listen to the world’s largest harp The earth harp is the world’s largest stringed instrument. Hear it played live by America’s Got Talent finalist William Close. Dhs50. 9pm; 10.30pm. Until Saturday 19. Al Majaz Waterfront, Buhairah Corniche, Sharjah (no number).
Thursday 17 Escape on a diving weekend Al Marsa is running weekend diving offers in January, including a discover scuba-diving experience (DSD), an open-water diving course (eLearning OWC) an advanced open-water course (AOW). All include a two-night stay with meals. DSD Dhs1,350, OWC Dhs2,750, AOW Dhs2,400. Trips depart on Thursdays from Dibba Port. Until January 31. www.almarsamusandam.com (+698 2683 6550).
Thursday 17 Scoff German food at The Terrace Try traditional currywurst (fried sausages with curry sauce), pommes and mâche salad. From Dhs30. Sat-Thu 7pm-midnight. Fri 7.30pm-midnight. Until January 26. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Thursday 17 Brit house DJ Ewan Pearson takes to the decks at N’Dulge The iLL Communications team host British discmaster Ewan Pearson, a man whose achievements apparently include turning down Shakira. Dhs120. 10pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4322).
Thursday 17 A Trilogy double header The top Souk Madinat club welcomes two international names for its first big night of 2013, with Anthony Collins and Adultnapper both on the bill. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Friday 18 British duo Audiojack debut at 360° House production pair Audiojack, known for founding their own Gruuv record label, make their debut for the Audio Tonic team. Expect plenty of high-order house. Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Friday 18 Take a closer look at the night sky See artwork by members of The Winchester Astronomy Club, and buy books and DVDs on the subject. Guests can also try an iPhone app-assisted tour of the night sky, and there’s the chance to look through the Celestron CPC 1100 telescope. Free. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Dar al Adaab, Al Fahidi Historic Area, Bur Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org (no number).
Friday 18 Hear massive R&B grooves The Massive R&B team are in a new home – expect bass-heavy hits, from old-school hip-hop to garage and UK funk. Free for ladies; Dhs100 for men. 10.30pm-3pm. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 911 0600).
Friday 18 Check out artworks – in a nightclub Top club Movida has teamed up with XVA Gallery for the evening: Iraqi artist Sami Al Karim shows some new works, with more pieces on display. Free (door policy applies). 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
Saturday 19 Buy T-shirts for a good cause Manzil, a non-profit organisation for children with special needs, is selling T-shirts featuring prints from students to raise funds for a school bus. Dhs50 each. Manzil, www.manzil.ae, email@example.com (050 981 7767).
Saturday 19 Entertainment and bargains galore at Mercato Mall There will be themed entertainment at the mall, as well as sales and discounts, during Dubai Shopping Festival. Expect up to 75 percent off on everything from clothing to homewares. Until February 3. Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 4161).
Saturday 19 DIY salad at Balance Café Start the new year with a healthy, affordable and bespoke selection from the salad bar. Dhs29. Daily noon-3pm. Ongoing. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 7010).
Saturday 19 Hear an acclaimed singer in Dubai Canadian multilingual singer Natalie Di Luccio, who has collaborated with legendary composer AR Rahman, guests at new night D Chill. Dhs125 (ladies free before 8pm). 5pm-3am. White X Lounge, Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (052 906 4603).
Saturday 19 Join Asado’s beverage club Try a guided class in Argentine grape hosted by the sommelier. It includes a four tastings, plus cheese and canapé platters. Booking required. Dhs260. Daily 6pm- midnight. Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).
Sunday 20 Discounts on beauty products at Areej There are more than 60 beauty deals to be found at Areej this DSF, as well as new launches and gift sets from brands such as Guerlain, Clinique and Dior. While stocks last, or until February 3. Areej, Mall of the Emirates (04 340 5223).
Sunday 20 Catch Quentin Tarantino’s new movie Everyone’s favourite indie auteur releases his eighth feature movie, Western shoot--em-up Django Unchained. In cinemas from Thursday 17.
Sunday 20 Celebrate Chinese New Year at Teatro Mark the new year with a new à la carte menu of Chinese specialities. Prices vary. Daily 6pm-11pm. Until February 11. Towers Rotana Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8000).
Sunday 20 Go bio-dynamic at Armani/Ristorante Try this much-talked-about style of grape-making over a dinner of Italian cooking. Dhs650 (five courses). 7pm-11.30pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Monday 21 Wellbeing deals at Balance Wellness Club Get a free ku nye Tibetan massage with every power Jacuzzi and colon therapy experience this month. Package Dhs399. Until January 31. Balance Wellness Club, Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 387 7011).
Monday 21 See a remake of a Dickens classic Great Expectations – often ranked among the greatest novels ever – has been given a fresh screen adaptation, courtesy of a screenplay from One Day author David Nichols. In cinemas from Thursday 17.
Monday 21 Join Dubai Roller Derby Take part in this new skate fitness and training session. Don’t skate? Sign up to be an official or referee. From Dhs30 per session. Mon, Wed 7pm-8.30pm. Tennis 360, Meydan Tennis Academy, www.facebook.com/dubairollerderby (055 889 1725).
Monday 21 Get your Jazz Hatts on Local jazz duo Jazz Hatts play a mixture of standards and more contemporary fare, launching the latest edition of The Fridge’s Concert Series showcase. Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue (04 347 7793).
Tuesday 22 Get groomed with Chi Nail Spa’s January offer Every Saturday to Wednesday, get 25 percent off hot stone massages, plus 50 percent off anti-ageing therapies on your second visit when you buy a mani-pedi aromatherapy treatment on your first visit. Manicures from Dhs65. Ladies only. Until January 31. Chi Nail Spa, MotorCity (04 456 2485).
Tuesday 22 Watch Bill Murray playing Roosevelt This week’s third major movie release is historical drama Hyde Park on Hudson, in which Bill Murray plays US president Franklin D Roosevelt. In cinemas from Thursday 17.
Tuesday 22 Hawker food at The Talk The buffet recreates the Asian hawker-style experience. From Dhs165 (soft drinks). 6.30pm-11pm. Until March 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).