Chili crab, children's films, a blues festival & 10 more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 23-Saturday 26 Buy up big at Gitex Shopper The four-day electronics fair kicks off today. Expect crazy sales and exciting competitions, as well as millions of dirhams worth of stunning prizes (such as cars) up for grabs. Tickets can be purchased from selected Emarat outlets. Dhs15 entry. Free for children under five. 11am-11pm. Until April 26. Dubai World Trade Centre (www.gitexshopperdubai.com).
Wednesday 23 Indian Premier League Cricket: Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings Watch these two cricket teams at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. See if the Rajasthan Royals can steal points from top-of- the-table Super Kings. From Dhs50. 8pm. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, www.iplt20.com (04 425 1111).
All weekend (until Saturday 26)
Enjoy English fare at The Ivy One of Dubai’s most quintessentially English eateries (and also winner of the best European award for 2014) has devised a set menu, available this week, all in aid of St George’s Day. Dhs200. Daily noon-11pm. Until April 26. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).
Thursday 24-Saturday 26
See a one-man stage show Stage and TV actor James Gaddas brings one-man musical Billy Bishop Goes To War – a piece about a Canadian fighter pilot – to Dubai. Dhs100. April 24-26. The Fridge, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).
Thursday 24-Friday 25
Feel the blues in Century Village Soak up two days of blues and more at this two-day mini-festival, with music from Dave Ferguson, Micheal Roach and Sandi Thom. Free. 9pm. Until April 25. Century Village, Garhoud (04 282 4122).
Thursday 24-Saturday 26 Chilli Crab Festival Showcasing crustacean culinary delights from the Far East there is also a kids’ corner with face painting, computer games and a build-your-own burger stand. Free. Thu 4pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 1pm-midnight. Until April 26. Souk Madinat Jumeirah Amphitheatre, Umm Suqeim, www.jumeirah.com (04 366 6730).
Thursday 24-Saturday 26
See Whose Line Is it Anyway? This live improv spin-off of the hit comedy TV show has been coming to Dubai for years, and this year’s three-night run sees UK TV funnyman Phill Jupitus joining the line-up of comedians. Dhs170-200. 8pm. April 24-26. Madinat Theatre, Umm Suqeim www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 25 Dance to Luciano at Blue Marlin The Ibiza mainstay returns to the UAE to get the party started. Members, reservations only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (056 133 3400).
Friday 25 Dub Pistols at Barasti London dub/hip-hop collective Dub Pistols have been peddling interesting, jagged, urban, funky soundscapes for more than 15 years, as well as remixing everyone from Limp Bizkit to Moby. Catch their genre-bending mashups live on the beach at Barasti. Free. 6pm. Barasti. Umm Suqeim (04 399 2313).
Friday 25 South Africa Freedom Day Celebration at Emirates Golf Club Infusion host an all-dayer to mark 20 years of post-apartheid elections. The tunes come from SA DJs including Arno Carstens, Mandoza, DJ Ready D and Crazy White Boy, plus there’s daytime family activities, traditional foods, fitness challenges, a petting zoo and party games. Dhs150 (children under 12 free). 1pm-11pm. Emirates Golf Club (04 380 1234).
Thursday 24-Saturday 26 Sharmila Dance Extravaganza A weekend dance spectacle with head-spinning performances in a variety of styles including hip-hop, contemporary, street jazz, Afro jazz, reggaeton and Latin by Sharmila Dance School’s students and professional dancers. From Dhs110 per person. Shows at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Until April 26. Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.tickets.virginmegastore.me (04 341 4777).
Saturday 26 Nab one-off buys at Wafi Bazaar This indoor market has more than 50 stalls selling hand-crafted goods and gourmet food. Free. 10am-8pm. Until April 26. Wafi Mall, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4555).
Friday 25-Saturday 26 Children’s International Film Festival Check out the first Children’s International Film Festival where families can enjoy watching movies from 35 countries including shorts films produced by school pupils across the UAE. Dhs20 per adult, Dhs10 per child. Timings vary. Until May 2. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.ciff.ae (04 434 5895).