Taste of Dubai, St Patrick's and drumming in the desert
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 13 Get dressed up for the races Enjoy a night of horse racing where you can see some of the best up-and-coming talent around. Free general admission. 6.30pm. Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, www.dubairacingclub.com (04 327 0077).
Thursday 13 Punch open mic poetry night A night of eclectic poetry by local talent, followed by an open mic session for all of Dubai’s budding bards. Email to register for the open mic, but hurry as spaces are filling up fast. Free. 8.30pm-11pm. BookMunch Café, Al Wasl Road, email@example.com, www.bookmunchcafe.com (04 388 4006).
Thursday 13 Check out a classical genius Russian pianist Eduard Kunz performs Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Liszt among others during the World Classical Music Series in Dubai. Dhs250-Dhs550. 7pm. Royal Ballroom, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road (050 870 2674).
Friday 14 Get your face read at Talise Spa Eric Standop will read your face while photographer Richard Pilnick shoots the session. At the end you’ll receive a powerful framed image of your face alongside a personalised poem. Dhs1,850. Until March 21. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).
Friday 14 Nibble your way around Taste of Dubai The much-anticipated three-day food fiesta is back, with top restaurants from across the city serving up sample-sized dishes in the sun. Dhs90 on the door. Thu 4pm-midnight, Fri noon-midnight, Sat noon-11pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.tasteofdubaifestival.com.
Friday 14 Sing along with Sir Bob Geldof The Irish rock singer and activist returns to The Irish Village for a concert to kick off the popular pub’s annual St Patrick’s Day weekend celebrations. Dhs75. 9pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 703 0500). www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 14 Full moon drumming in the desert Percussionists of all abilities can join this group of drummers on a desert trip. Participants will make beats together, dance, sing and enjoy a barbecue under the stars. Dhs200 for adults, Dhs100 for children. 7pm. Gulf Ventures Camp, Al Awir, www.dubaidrums.com (04 347 4790).
Saturday 15 Live alternative rock and EYE’s album launch at Crowne Plaza Dubai UAE act Empty Yard Experiment (EYE) celebrate the launch of their new album Kallisti with a show alongside Lebanon’s Pindoll, who’ve also just released their album Twisted Times back home. They’re supported by special guests Dead Shakes. Dhs60. 8pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 993 4276).
Saturday 15 Check out Art Week events With events such as Sikka Art Fair, Design Days Dubai, Art Dubai and Galleries Night taking place across town, there’s no better time to get a dose of culture. Visit the website for the full schedule. Until March 25. Locations across Dubai, www.artweek.ae.
Saturday 15 See Tap Dogs at Madinat Theatre Prepare for a spectacular dance and musical production and some impressive stage sets. Dhs250-350. 7pm. Until March 15. Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah. www.timeouttickets.com