LTJ Bukem, punchline comedy, Busta Rhymes and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 19 Go to a funky album launch party Bull Funk Zoo celebrate the release of their debut LP, with support from fellow local acts. Free. 7pm. Jambase, Souk Madinat (04 366 6730).
Wednesday 19 Get choosey at Seafood Market Check out the live Devon crab special this summer, which lets you choose your crustacean and then your cooking style from a varied list. Dhs380 per kg. Daily 12.30pm-5pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until July 31. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2490).
Wednesday 19 Join a new softball league Duplays’ Two Balls & a Strike III league starts up today, and is open to mixed teams looking to play softball at a recreational level. Dhs320 individual, Dhs3,200 team. Wed 7pm-10pm. Until August 7. Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Wednesday 19 Meet members of Dubai’s Slow Food movement Members of the Dubai branch of the international Slow Food movement meet for a traditional Emirati meal, and will discuss future activities and plans for spreading the word. Join the group’s page to reserve your place. Dhs125 per person. From 7pm. Al Fanar Restaurant, Dubai Festival City, www.meetup.com/slow-food-dubai (no number).
Thursday 20 Sample Scandinavian delicacies at The Kitchen The lunch menu on Thursdays includes toast skagen and everyone’s all-time favourite: Swedish meatballs. Dhs110 per person (soft drinks). Thu 12.30pm-3.30pm. Until June 27. Hyatt Regency Dubai (04 317 2222).
Thursday 20 Tuck into tea for two but pay for one The Lobby Lounge at Jumeirah Emirates Towers offers a buy two get one free deal on afternoon tea this month. Dhs110 per couple. Daily 2pm-6pm. Until June 30. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Thursday 20 Wait for the Punchline... The comics continue to storm through the UAE with the Punchline Comedy Club. Expect stand-up from Eddy Brimson, Owen O’Neil and Tim Clark. Check our interview with comedian Clark on p8. Dhs200. 9pm. Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 20 Get on the floor with LTJ Bukem Expect a manic reaction when drum ’n’ bass mainplayer LTJ Bukem gets behind the decks for GlobalFunk’s season closer. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower (056 799 6335).
Friday 21 Meet Elliott The Bear at Virgin Take the kids for a fun morning of storytelling with Time Out Kids mascot Elliott The Bear and a mystery celebrity storyteller. There are lots of prizes to be won and refreshments for all. Free. 10am-12pm. Virgin Megastore, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeoutdubai.com/kids.
Friday 21 Learn to skateboard for free To mark International Go Skateboarding Day, Rage showcases some of the most talented skateboarders in the Middle East, and offers free lessons to first-timers. Visit the Dubai Sports World website to find out what else is on offer from today until Wednesday August 21. Free. 10am-8pm. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (055 632 8454).
Friday 21 Blue Marlin’s season closer Blue Marlin kick the season into touch with a little help from Spanish decksmith Hector Courto behind the decks. Members and reservations only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Friday 21 The Wayans Brothers crack some jokes Cinema funnymen Shawn and Marlon Wayans bring a new stand-up tour of the UAE. Expect the same brand of crass humour they brought to the Scary Movie franchise. Dhs290-750. 8pm. Until Sat 22. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 22 Sign up for a wellness retreat at Talise Spa The four-week programme consists of two health assessment wellness scans, two colonic hydrotherapy sessions, eight human regenerator sessions, eight yoga sessions, three detox treatments, and unlimited use of the spa facilities and pool. Dhs2,990. Until September 15. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6810).
Saturday 22 Learn to roll at Chez Sushi The one-off masterclass in sushi-making also covers guidance on ingredient pairing. Dhs175. 11am-12.30pm. Al Wasl Square (800 78744).
Saturday 22 Busta Rhymes at Movida Following an exclusive set at VIP Room yesterday, there’s another chance to catch Mr Rhymes doing his thing. Free. 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel (055 174 4449).
Sunday 23 Get free training Refer four or more friends to mobile personal training company Fit You and get ten sessions for yourself on the house. Ongoing. Fit You, locations across Dubai, www.fityou.ae (800 348 968).
Sunday 23 Watch a cute classic reprised More than a decade after they came to our screens in Monsters Inc., cute and cuddly scaries Mike and Sulley return in sequel Monsters University. In UAE cinemas from Thursday 18.
Sunday 23 Get free grape with an early supper The new earlybird deal at Roberto’s offers diners a free bottle of house grape. Prices vary. Book ahead. Daily 7pm-8pm. Until August 31. DIFC (04 386 0066).
Monday 24 See ‘Traces’ at Lawrie Shabibi Brings together the works of four artists and explores the role of paper in art. Until June 18. Lawrie Shabibi, Unit 21, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9906).
Monday 24 Get covered in mud at the spa Try a special mud treatment that includes an aromatherapy back massage and facial, and claims to help relieve tension. Dhs800 for two hours. Until June 30. Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5909).
Monday 24 Check out one of the UAE’s biggest bands Catch Juliana Down up close and personal at the final gig in the Fridge’s Concert Series. Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).
Monday 24 Win a trip to Hong Kong... potentially The China Club’s celebrates its tenth anniversary with birthday specials on the menu and the chance for diners to win a trip for two to Hong Kong. From Dhs268 (Peking duck for two). Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-11pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Tuesday 25 Try the clinical facial at Saray Spa Experience the 75-minute Saray Custom clinical facial this month for the special price of Dhs475. Booking required. Until June 30. JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay (04 414 6754).
Tuesday 25 Dine early for cut price Japanese Get 25 percent off when you have an early dinner at Tokyo@thetowers. Prices vary. Daily 6pm-8pm. Until June 30. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Tuesday 25 Some select cuts (from Krafty Kuts) Breakbeat main man Krafty Kuts – known for a style that straddles genres with ease – guests for Cirque Le Soir’s new Breakbeat Boutique. Free. 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).