Music madness with RedFest DXB and Dubai Jazz Fest
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday February 13-Friday February 14 RedFest DXB The inaugural RedFest DXB will see an incredible line-up of contemporary stars performing over the weekend, with a pop-centric Thursday headlined by Jessie J, Tinnie Tempah and Conor Maynard, while The Lumineers, Rita Ora, Naughty Boy and Mark Ronson are on the bill on Friday.
Thursday 13 Master chocolate-making Today’s one-off cooking class at Sanabel, hosted with premium chocolate brand Valhrona, also includes a lunch buffet and a pack of ingredients you get to take away with you afterwards. Dhs695 person. 9.30am-1pm. Sanabel, Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 377 2353).
Thursday 13 Watch the Academy Awards’ favourite film American Hustle has been nominated for a whopping ten Oscars this year – a figure matched only by Gravity – and has already picked up best comedy at the Golden Globes, as well as earning best actress gongs for both leading ladies Amy Adams (lead) and Jennifer Lawrence (supporting), who incidentally star alongside an equally amazing male cast of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Renner and Robert De Niro. Another interesting fact? The movie received its international premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival in December. Essential viewing.
Read our five star review of American Hustle here.
Thursday 13 Watch indie films at The Scene Club This monthly group organises screening of new international and independent films. Tonight’s film Buried is a thriller shot inside a coffin. Free. 7pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Al Sufouh, www.thesceneclub.com (04 391 0051).
Thursday February 13-Thursday February 20 Dubai Jazz Festival The single biggest music event in the UAE, packing a massive bill of more than 20 pop, rock and jazz names into eight nights.
This year’s line-up stars rock band Santana, radio friendly fare from Olly Murs and Jamie Cullum, and some jazz legends in the shape of Larry Carlton and Al Foster.
The opening night is a free concert by the Earth, Wind & Fire Experience for existing tickets holders.
Friday 14 Romance your love at Pierchic Valentine’s Day is definitely the night to dine at Time Out Dubai’s best romantic restaurant of 2013. Pierchic is serving a five-course menu, including grape pairing and complimentary gifts. Dhs2,500 per couple. 7pm-11.30pm. Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6730).
Friday 14 Attend an anti-Valentine’s dinner Over Valentine’s Day already? Fear not. Restronaut is hosting an alternative; the ‘Independence Day’ networking dinner. Go and meet liked-minded folk at Iris Dubai tonight. Dhs245, register to attend. From 8pm. Iris Dubai, The Oberoi, Business Bay, www.restronaut.me.
Saturday 15 Go to free yoga classes all day Day two of the Yoga Festival features yoga classes for kids and adults, as well as meditation, healing and well-being stands. Free. 7am-8pm. Dubai Internet City, between buildings 1 & 2 near HSBC, www.yogafest.me.
Saturday 15 Attend a market in Century Village Check out local outfits including My Ex Wardrobe, The Colour Den, Le Dressing Room and Hayet Zerelli in an al fresco setting. The surrounding restaurants are putting on a special menu in conjunction with the market. Free entry. Dhs100 including two courses and two grape beverages. Until February 15. 4pm-8pm. Century Village, Al Garhoud (no number).
Saturday 15 Check out a French retrospective French painter Bernard Buffet and sculptor Auguste Rodin’s work is shown together in an exhibition that focuses on the similarities between the two men’s interpretation of form. Until March 1. Opera Gallery, DIFC (04 323 0909).