Catch Roger Sanchez live, take a Flower Power workshop or meet Looney Tunes characters in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 12 Savour a summer truffle special Try an à la carte seasonal selection of dishes at Rosso made with black summer truffle. Prices vary. Sat-Wed 12.30pm-11.30pm, Thu- Fri 12.30pm-12.30am. Until September 30. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).
Wednesday 12 Get discounted gym membership Join Fit Lab this summer and get access to the gym and swimming pools for a monthly rate (normal membership is a minimum of three months). Members also get discounts on personal training and fitness classes. Dhs750 per month. Daily 6am-9.30pm. Until August 31. Fit Lab, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9850).
Wednesday 12 Meet Looney Tunes characters Check out the Looney Tunes ‘Wun Wabbit Wun’ show in Deira City Centre, daily at 5.30pm, 7.30pm and 9.30pm, or check out the Bugs Bunny Zone, with colouring, crafts and much more every day from 2pm to 10pm – both run until August 17. Deira City Centre, www.majidalfuttaim.com.
Wednesday 12 Watch Empire of the Sun This movie is screened as part of the summer film series at A4 Space. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film is set in China during the Second World War and follows a young boy, Jim, who gets separated from his parents during the Japanese invasion. Free. Wed-Fri 7pm. Until August 14. A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (050 556 9797).
Wednesday 12 Listen to soul music Andrew Hartley plays his style of US garage and uplifting soulful house. Ladies get three free mixed drinks from 9pm to midnight. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 399 5533).
Thursday 13 See Fantastic Four in cinemas Get your Marvel heroes fix this weekend as the new Fantastic Four film lands in cinemas. Directed by Josh Trank, this new version of the action flick stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell. Out in cinemas across Dubai from August 13.
Thursday 13 Enter a writing competition Head to Starbucks on Sheikh Zayed Road today between 7pm and 8pm for a chance to show off your talent for Backstage’s ‘Stage Write 2015’. Then submit a ten-minute play of no more than 2,000 words by 7pm on Friday August 14, for your chance to win a prize. Free. Until August 15. Starbucks, Sheikh Zayed Road, email@example.com.
Thursday 13 Go to a techno night Kaiserdisco aka Frederic Berger and Patrick Buck from Hamburg will bring their techno set to Level 41’s ‘Focus’ event. Dutch act Secret Cinema and local DJs Deian, Maks and Impaulce are also on the bill. Dhs150. 7pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Thursday 13 Catch Roger Sanchez live at Q43 Roger Sanchez will get behind the decks for a free gig at Q43. The New Yorker is known for hits such as ‘Another Chance’. Free. 8pm-3am. Q43, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).
Friday 14 Bag a bargain at the Flea Market Head to Uptown Mirdif to pick up quirky pre-loved bargains at this evening market. Have a wander around stalls offering household goods, fashion, baby clothes and more at bargain prices. Free. 6pm-10pm. Promenade Courtyard, Uptown Mirdif, www.dubai-fleamarket.com (no number).
Friday 14 Chant at a new moon Sing, dance and meditate on this New Moon Day with Yoga Ashram. Free. Fri 6pm-6.45pm. Yoga Ashram, 1504 Jumeirah Bay X3, Cluster X, JLT (04 360 9028).
Friday 14 Celebrate Indian Independence Day La Porte des Indes will be celebrating with a special brunch on Saturday, as well as a kebab and hops menu special available from today and throughout the weekend. Kebab menu: Dhs299. Thu-Sat 7pm-9pm. Until August 15. Brunch menu: Dhs225 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages). Dhs395 (bubbly). Saturday August 15, noon-3.30pm. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8610).
Friday 14 Don’t miss Step On Vs Loaded DJs Andy Buchan, ME and Rude Larry will be playing everything from The Beatles to The Ramones at this indie night. Free. 9pm-2.45am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Saturday 15 Take a Flower Power workshop Emirati artist Maisoon Al Saleh will demonstrate how to draw floral displays. Free. 4pm-6pm. BurJuman, Bur Dubai (04 352 0222).
Saturday 15 Groove to Afrobeat ‘Afrobeats Wave Saturdays’ is a new weekly night playing a mix of afrobeat, hip-hop, dancehall, UK house and garage, urban and R&B tracks. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Societe Dubai, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (055 996 8804).
Saturday 15 Check out art at Coya Dubai The Peruvian restaurant’s display of recycled art in collaboration with ARTSPACE ends today. Prices vary. Sat-Wed 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm, Thu-Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-midnight. Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 2 (04 316 9600).
Sunday 16 Volunteer for fun days Sign up to help give children with special needs a fun day out at different attractions around the city. Volunteers must be over 18. Register your details online to subscribe. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org, for enquiries. Free. Sun 10.30am-12.30pm. Ongoing. www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).
Sunday 16 Sign up for netball This popular Sunday women’s netball league returns on August 23. Sign up now to register your team or to play as an individual. Enrol online. Dhs3,545 per team. Sun 7pm-10.30pm August 23-October 18. Emirates International School, Jumeirah, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Sunday 16 Love Sundays Listen to electro chic music with resident DJ Yiannis and Becker at Okku’s L.O.V.E Sundays. Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. 1st Floor, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Monday 17 Get a taste of Sicily Inspired by Giorgio Locatelli’s Italy Unpacked TV show, his Dubai restaurant Ronda Locatelli has launched a bi-monthly degustation menu, Ronda Unpacked. Each of the four-course menus will be themed around a particular region of Italy. The menu for July and August looks at Sicily. Dhs195 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm. Until August 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Monday 17 Buy lingerie for less Need some new undies? Head to intimates store Nayomi where, until stocks last, you can pick up four bras for a wildly reasonable Dhs199. Until December 31, while stocks last. Nayomi, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 8820).
Monday 17 Go mad for sushi Choose any three sets of sushi rolls for Dhs99 at Trader Vic’s. Dhs99. Mon 4pm-2am. Onoging. Al Fattan Tower, The Walk, JBR (04 399 8993).
Tuesday 18 Book ayurvedic treats Get discounts on a number of ayurvedic treatments and beauty care throughout August. Dhs399-499. Breath & Healthy Centre, Al Wasl Road (04 348 9940).
Tuesday 18 Win your school fees Spend Dhs250 or more on the ‘back to school’ collection at Hamleys and enter a draw to win an entire year’s school fees paid for by the toy shop. Surely every Dubai parent’s dream… Until September 12. Hamleys, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 8889).
Tuesday 18 Test your knowledge Try at the ‘Easy Tiger Quiz’ pub quiz and be in with the chance of winning free meals and drinks tokens. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Fibber Magee’s, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 2400).