Drum 'n' bass, Michelin star food, beach games and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 17 A celebration of Argentina at Gaucho Gaucho marks the annual international day for Argentina’s largest grape variety with a four-course pairing dinner. Dhs500 per person. 8pm-midnight. DIFC (04 422 7898).
Wednesday 17 Sample some Spanish grub Channels offers a menu prepared by Spanish chef Marta Yannci of Marta’s Kitchen. From Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (selected beverages). Wed 7pm-10.30pm. Until April 24. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).
Wednesday 17 Try a new shell massage Inspired by the hot stone massage, the warm lava shells massage uses tiger-striped clam shells, which are said to retain heat up to 12 times longer than stones. Dhs475 for 60 minutes, or Dhs60 per shell as an add-on to other massages. Ongoing. Sisters Beauty Lounge, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8500).
Thursday 18 See works by Salvador Dali and Patrick Hughes at Grosvenor House Geneva’s Bel-Air Fine Art Gallery is running a pop-up exhibition of impressive artwork from 23 acclaimed artists, including Salvador Dali, Patrick Hughes, Richard Orlinski and Chayan Khoi. Until May 14. Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina (04 434 1577).
Thursday 18 Taste Michelin-level Italian food Certo welcomes Michelin-starred guest chef Antonella Ricci to its kitchen this week to create an à la carte menu of Puglian cooking. Prices vary. Daily noon-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 19. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Thursday 18 Learn how to manage arthritis through healthy eating and exercise Nutritionists, rheumatologists, physiotherapists and lifestyle consultants explain how a healthy, active lifestyle can help those afflicted. Free. 5pm-8pm. Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, opposite BurJuman, Bur Dubai (052 849 8606).
Thursday 18 Andy C gets lively at The Music Room Just a few months after his last visit, The Executioner returns to play for GlobalFunk – expect a big, sweaty drum’n’bass mesh. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).
Friday 19 Test your catwalk skills at an open model casting with Elite Models International model agency Elite Model Management is running open castings for the Elite Model Look 2013 contest today, with the final to be held in the UAE in September. Free. Dubai Festival City Mall, apps.facebook.com/elitecastingae/ (04 454 8684).
Friday 19 Learn about karma and forgiveness The organisers of this workshop believe the quickest way to absolve yourself of karma is to forgive yourself and others. By releasing your resentment, they say you will open yourself up to more positive experiences in the future. Dhs300. 11am-2pm. The Third Eye, Saeed II, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 809 8595).
Friday 19 Catch the first day of a local rugby tournament The four-week Emirates National Rugby League kicks off today, with Al Ain taking on Harlequins and Warriors tackling Wasps. Free for spectators. From 3.30pm. Dubai Sports City, E311 Road, www.emiratesnrl.com (050 228 9256).
Friday 19 Party in a car park with DJ Yoda Taking inspiraion from Tiger Translate, new car-park party Younique launches tonight, with DJ Yoda guesting, plus beatboxer Fath SFX and the first live Hollaphonic gig. Dhs100. 5pm-2am. Level P7, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Friday 19 Try chilli crab at the Madinat Jumeirah This open-air festival serves Singaporean favourite chilli crab. Prices vary. Thu 6pm-midnight, Fri and Sat 1pm-midnight. Until April 20. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Saturday 20 See some unusual portraits Iranian artist Shohreh Mehran’s oil paintings depict people with their faces covered and comment on the way in which women are represented in media. Until April 27. Gallery Etemad, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 346 8649).
Saturday 20 Play in the Corporate Beach Games Companies from all industries can enter teams in this competition, which features beach volleyball, dodgeball, flip cup and tug-of-war events. Dhs1,600 per team. 9am-2pm. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Saturday 20 Get creative at Mazina’s brunch This promises to be a unique version of the popular brunch, during which families can learn to make animals using household linen. From Dhs220 (soft drinks). The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Saturday 20 See the Sofia Ballet perform Don Quixote Bulgarian dance company Sofia Ballet performs this famous ballet, based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes. From Dhs280. 7.30pm, April 17-20 and 23-26. Madinat Theatre, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 20 Glow in the dark on the dancefloor Tonight is a special UV edition of award-winning urban club night 411 Saturdays – so wear white and light up the floor. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Sunday 21 Check out a new beachwear brand French beach brand Kiwi Saint Tropez is now open at the Madinat, offering beach attire and accessories for men, women and children. Dhs115-550. Kiwi, Madinat Jumeirah (04 454 1507).
Sunday 21 A Punjabi harvest festival at Options In honour of the Baisakhi harvest festival, both branches of Options by Sanjeev Kapoor introduce a Punjabi menu. Dhs250 per person. Daily noon-3pm. 7pm-midnight. Until April 26. DWTC (04 329 3293); Mövenpick Hotel Deira (04 444 6444).
Sunday 21 Hear some intricate jazz After a great gig at the Madinat last year, Italian jazz violinist Luca Ciarla makes a more intimate appearance here for Jazz at Kasbar. Dhs100. 7.30pm. One&Only Royal Mirage (04 399 9999).
Monday 22 Sample Spadunya’s April promotion Book either an energy balance body treatment, which uses lighting, gemstones and bio oils, or a colour reflexology facial, and get two LPG anti-cellulite sessions free. Dhs395. Until April 30. Ladies only. Spadunya, JBR (04 439 3669).
Monday 22 Raise a teacup to St George at Plantation The venue dishes up an English afternoon tea to mark the nation’s national day tomorrow. Dhs130 per person. Daily 3pm-5pm. Until April 27. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk at JBR (04 448 4733).
Monday 22 See the latest from the Twilight stable… There’s a new tween adaptation of another book from Twilight creator Stephanie Meyer, entitled The Host. In UAE cinemas from April 17.
Tuesday 23 Get discounts at a ladies’ spa day Women who visit The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina on Tuesdays can claim 40 percent off any treatment of 50 minutes of longer, with free access to the spa facilities, steam room, sauna and other relaxation areas. Until April 30. The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7424).
Tuesday 23 Celebrate St George’s Day at Nelson’s The Victorian-themed English pub offers drinks deals today, as well as traditional pub grub. Prices vary. Happy hour noon-8pm. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).