Groove on the grass, Italian opera, drum 'n' bass, Palestinian pop up and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 13 Go mad this May at Fidelity Fitness Sign up for an annual gym membership this month and get from now until September free – you only pay for 12 months starting from September. Call to redeem the offer. Limited availability. Dhs4,999-7,499. Until May 31. Fidelity Fitness, Almas Tower, Cluster I, JLT, www.fidelityfitnessclub.com (800 332 823).
Wednesday 13 Eat oysters at Wheeler’s Enjoy an evening of oyster and bubbly pairings at Wheeler’s of St James’s tonight. From Dhs79. Wed 5pm-midnight. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
Wednesday 13 Just laugh This month’s edition of The Laughter Factory features UK comedians Geoff Norcott, David Hadingham and Mick Ferry. Dhs140. 8pm-1pm. McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington, Cluster J, JLT, www.thelaughterfactory.com (04 355 1862)
Wednesday 13 Get limited edition SushiArt Try the LA Box quickly as there are only 500 boxes available throughout the UAE from May 11. Each roll has been refined and perfected by SushiArt’s team of chefs in homage to the ‘Cali’ style and technique of sushi making. Containing three new rolls, the Royce Roll, Crab Hand Roll, and Sea Bream Saikyo Miso Sushi, as well as old time favourites - the Dynamite Roll, Cheese Cucumber Spring Roll, Salmon Sushi and Spicy Avocado Tempura. Available upon delivery and takeaway only for Dhs195. The new LA Box SushiArt pieces cannot be ordered individually. (800 220)
Wednesday 13 View exciting artwork Singapore-based curator Mukta Ahluwalia Bedi and Art*ry Dubai, jointly present an exhibition that will showcase sixteen artists and forty-six artworks from South India: Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The exhibition introduces to the Middle East, exciting contemporary artists who are breaking new ground in art-practices. It aims to showcase the breadth of artistic practices beyond the metropolitan cities. This will be held at Art*ry, Al Quoz from the 13th May to 13th June 2015 from 11am to 7pm (04 380 4801)
Thursday 14 Play in a five-a-side tournament Get a team together for an afternoon of football at Sportsmania and a change to win prizes and trophies. Games will be monitored by qualified referees. Sign up by 8pm today to take part. The tournament takes place Saturday May 16. Call to register your squad. Dhs499 per team. Sat May 16, 4pm-8pm. Exit 29, JLT, www.sportsmania.ae (052 2424 789).
Thursday 14 Don’t miss the Italian Opera Gala Expect to hear classics including ‘Don Giovanni’ performed by Monica De Rosa McKay and Pierpaolo Palloni. Dhs150-250. 8pm. Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6546).
Thursday 14 Get down to drum ’n’ bass DJ Nicky Blackmarket, MC Skibadee, MC Shabba, Mach4 and Olly Wood entertain revellers at Drum N Bass Dubai tonight. Dhs100, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (050 738 1388).
Thursday 14 See Mathew Koma at Ibiza Dubai Cherrytree/Interscope Records artist Matthew Koma has created a genre-bending sound by merging organic production with the left-of-center melodic finesse he’s carefully honed through his work with industry leading artists like Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso, Tiësto, Afrojack, Alesso, Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Fedde Le Grand, and Zedd, whose Grammy Award winning song ‘Clarity”’he co-wrote. Dhs150. Ladies free before midnight. Pacha Ibiza Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.pacha.ae (04 567 0000).
Thursday 14 Enjoy a DJ double whammy Makes way for one of dance music’s most in-demand figures, Judge Jules. A pioneer of the club scene from the day he first took to the decks almost 30 years ago, radio host and digital download king (still totting up 750,000 per week) Jules describes himself as a DJ who’s “been there, done that… and done it all again”. Joining the “judge that won’t budge”, are boundary-pushing trio Futuristic Polar Bears, to make this mark-the-diary night, a weekend-dominating experience. Entrance to Zero Gravity for Velocity is free before 10pm and Dhs100 thereafter, while ladies are free before midnight and Dhs100 thereafter. For more information, call (04 399 0009) and log on to www.0-gravity.ae
Friday 15 Watch Mad Max: Fury Road See Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in this new incarnation of Mad Max. The action flick is directed by George Miller, who created the 1979 original. Out in cinemas across Dubai from Thursday May 14.
Friday 15 Feast at Jumeirah Restaurant Week Dine on three-course promotional menus at more than 40 Jumeirah restaurants across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. From Dhs95 per person. Times vary. Until May 23. www.jumeirahrestaurantweek.com (no number).
Friday 15 Watch an Acrobatic Pizza show Eataly at Dubai Mall will celebrate Campania region (the Italian region where Pizza was born) with a special lunch show by Saltimbanco Italiano Global Art Theatre Company. Pizza acrobatics is both an explosive sport and an art form. The show is 1pm-4pm. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8899).
Saturday 16 Reboot for summer at Hautletic Fitness apparel brand Hautletic is hosting a free event today at its Al Quoz base, with workout classes and professional advice about fitness, lifestyle and health. Free to attend. 10am-7pm. Al Marabea Street, Al Quoz 1, www.hautletic.com (04 388 4088).
Saturday 16 Watch free comedy over dinner Head to Frankie’s Italian bar and Grill at JBR to check out the weekly free Comedy Cellar event. Hosted by MC Dave Marosi, you’ll see a rotating cast of local comedians. Get there early to take advantage of happy hour starting at 6pm and to enjoy dishes such as the risotto with robiola cheese, braised leek and porcini mushrooms or the agnolotti pasta filled with aged parmesan, celery and black truffle. Sat 7pm-9pm. Until May 30. Oasis Beach Tower, JBR (04 399 4311).
Saturday 16 Find a new French restaurant La Cantine du Faubourg opened its doors more than a decade ago at n°105 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré where the place has been an ongoing favourite to frequent after work for drinks, food and entertainment. You might want to try the Oeuf coque au caviar to start or Baby chicken, pimenton de la Vera for mains but even though it’s from France expect an arrange of influences in what they describe as “melting pot” food. The restaurant is open 7 days a week: weekdays from noon to 2am and weekends from noon to 3am. firstname.lastname@example.org. La Cantine du Faubourg Emirates Towers Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 352 7105).
Sunday 17 Sign kids up for camp Sign your kids (aged four to 14) up now for a summer of sport at Fit Republik. Dhs270 per child, per day, Dhs950 for five days. Prices include lunch. Sun-Thu 8.45am-2.15pm. Camp takes place July 5 to August 27. Dubai Sports City, www.fitrepublik.com (04 556 1800).
Sunday 17 Do Business in Heels Women can network with other professional females at this event featuring a presentation from entrepreneur Carolyn Coe on how to be more successful. Dhs130. 7pm-9pm. La Porte des Indes, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.businessinheels.com (no number).
Sunday 17 Enjoy a freebie night out Ladies get free drinks at Miss-Behave Sundays. Ladies dining get a free magnum of bubbly. Free. 9.30pm-1am. Ongoing. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).
Monday 18 Admire street art ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ by Charlie Anderson features paintings made with materials including postcards. Free. 10am-7pm. Until June 15. Street Art Gallery, Jumeirah 1 (055 888 8247).
Monday 18 Catch jokes alongside Italian cuisine Featuring in the line-up are Ray Addison, who has performed at the Edinburgh International Comedy Festival; Salman Qureshi, one of the first comedians to hail from the Middle East; Manju Naidu, who gives a dark twist to his stand-up routine; Miqdaad Dohadwala, with his jokes about his ‘exciting love life;’ BB, labelled ‘The UAE’s Queen of Comedy;’ Tony B Graham, who regales with stories about his an ethnically-confused son and Rushdi Refeek, worthy recipient of Dubai Laughing's ‘Beat the Gong’ competition. For more information about Serafina’s LOL Comedy Nights visit: www.facebook.com/SerafinaDubai or call (04 363 8447) for booking. Serafina, Souk Al Bahar. Licensed. Open daily Noon to Midnight. Level 2, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai.
Monday 18 Try a new breakfast If you’re looking for something tastier than the usual breakfast fare, try the new Breakfast Menu at Atisuto Japanese Restaurant. The Okonomiyaki is a pancake (Dhs35) filled to the brim with egg, bean sprouts, tempura batter, white cabbage and spring onion, with garnishes. Or why not try the Omrice, a Japanese omelet (Dhs35) with a choice of fillings – crab (Dhs41), cheese (Dhs37), onion & bell pepper (Dhs37), or shitake mushroom (Dhs37). Breakfast is served daily from 8am to 12 noon. For more information: www.atisuto.ae or call (04 343 6303).
Tuesday 19 Learn to swim Bodylines Leisure & Fitness Club at Arjaan by Rotana is running swimming lessons for beginners and improvers. Dhs800 for ten classes. Daily 7.30am-6pm. Ongoing. Dubai Media City, www.rotana.com (04 436 0157).
Tuesday 19 Go Geisha Ladies get three free drinks from 6pm-1am at Geisha Ladies’ Night. Free. 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Asia Asia, Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 276 5900).
Tuesday 19 Gents, preen Throughout May, new gents’ venue Jazz Lounge Spa is offering packages of five treatments for the price of four when purchased in advance. The spa offers hair styling, massage, shaving and hair removal, nail care, skincare and more. Until May 31. Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha, www.jazzloungespa.com (04 345 0036).