Potted Potter, bring and braai, house vocals, Euro movies and much more
Thursday 18 See singer Tara McDonald Live The Brit’s vocals appeared on Armand Van Helden’s ‘My My My’ and a string of other hits. Watch her perform pop, dance and house hits. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Chinawhite, Grand Hyatt, Oud Metha (056 175 1010).
Thursday 18 Poetry that packs a punch Budding performance poets can sign up to share their verses with an appreciative audience at BookMunch Café. Expect readings from new and established local talent. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register to read. Dhs45. 8.30pm. BookMunch Café, Al Wasl Square (04 388 4006).
Thursday 18 Head to a D’n’B night GlobalFunk and Bassworx team up and start the new season with the legendary dBridge and SP:MC. Dhs100. 9.30pm-2.30am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 3996 699).
Friday 19 Dubai Jiu-Jitsu Open Cup Martial arts fans and practitioners can watch the nation’s most skilled jiu-jitsu artists grapple with each other for the title cup. Free. 2pm. Until Saturday September 20. Al Wasl Sports Club, Oud Metha, www.uaejj.com (02 333 6111).
Friday 19 Bring and braai at Emirates Golf Club Held in celebration of South African Heritage Day, this mass barbecue event encourages guests to cook up their own ingredients at the communal ‘braai’ stations. The day includes entertainment and kids’ activities. Dhs100 entry. Free for children under 12. 3pm-10pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, email@example.com.
Friday 19 Saris Summer Cycling Challenge Cyclists of all abilities can take part in this evening race. There are five races with distances varying from 50km-210km, and all riders will be treated to a barbecue after the race. Dhs195. 6pm. Al Qudra Cycle Course, Al Qudra Road, www.premieronline.com (050 105 7845).
Friday 19 Get dressed up for Potted Potter This show condenses all seven Harry Potter books (and a game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. Dhs150. 3pm-4.30pm. Until September 21. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates. www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 19 Head to a classic rock concert Head to The Rock Shawarma event for a night of metal, punk, indie and more from local and regional bands. Dhs70. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Saturday 20 Get a taste of what Wafi’s about Wafi Mall relaunches its weekly ‘Taste of Wafi’ food event, which includes children’s entertainment and locally produced foods to try. Free Entry. 10am-7pm. Until December 27. Wafi Mall, Oud Metha (04 324 4555).
Saturday 20 Watch European movies Enjoy recent independent film from across Europe. Each screening will also feature an Emirati short film. Free. 6pm and 8pm. Vox Cinema, Mercato Mall, www.facebook.com/europeanfilmscreenings (no number).