Watch Southpaw film, Head down to Hopfest, Kids dance show, Free coffee and more things to do in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 26 Gaucho’s Scottish beverage night A one-off evening, with a three course menu paired with three varieties of Scottish beverage. The menu includes slow braised beef short rib, served in honour of the original Aberdeen Angus herd that settled in Argentina. Dhs550 per person. From 8pm. Gaucho, DIFC (04 422 7898).
Wednesday 26 See the Men’s U23 World Volleyball Head to the Hamdan Sports Complex to watch teams from the UAE and around the world compete for the FIVB trophy. Free. 8am. Until August 31. Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road, www.facebook.com/fivb.internationalvolleyballfederation (no number).
Thursday 27 Watch Southpaw in cinemas Head to the movies this weekend to watch Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams star in this sporting drama. Gyllenhaal stars as boxer Billy Hope, who loses everything and has to fight to get his life back on track. In cinemas across Dubai from Thursday 27.
Thursday 27 Head on down to Hopfest 2015 Enjoy the first day of the three-day event, where you can sample more than 100 brews from around the world. The Maplejacks, Carmen and the Black T’s, Rodie and DJ Marky Mark will provide live music all day long. Free. noon-midnight. Until August 29. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750).
Thursday 27 Head to an art book discussion Meet the artist behind ‘Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album’. Newsha Tavakolian will discuss what it takes to build a strong visual narrative in this one-hour session. Free. 7pm-8pm. Today only. East Wing, Limestone House, DIFC (050 5533 879).
Thursday 27 Catch Jack Beats Live at Level 41 The English duo will take you on an adventure through the realms of house and bass music at ‘Superheroes XXXL’. Support by Under The Moon, Finlay Lefox and Ben Echo. Dhs120. 9pm-3am. Today only. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (055 829 6348).
Friday 28 Help paint a drop-in centre Volunteer at the Safe Center for Asperger’s Syndrome, which needs up to 40 volunteers to help paint doors and other small areas. Sign up with Volunteer In UAE in advance to get involved. Free. 9am-2.30pm. Villa 21, Al Safa 2, www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).
Friday 28 Join in with a mind-blowing sci-fi chat Free-thinking science and technology group Cafe Scientifique meets to discuss Dubai’s future in space exploration with Saeed Al Gergawi from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Agency. Free. 5pm-6.30pm. Urban Bistro, Dubai Media City, www.cafescidubai.com (055 993 1859).
Friday 28 Great value Moroccan eats for two This special dinner for two by chef Youssef Mabchour includes salad, roast chicken marinated with lemon pickle, parsley and white vermicelli, plus a special dessert. Dhs220 per couple. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. Until August 31. Moroccan Restaurant and Lounge, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road (04 316 9726).
Friday 28 Audio Tonic V Night Vibes See the Audio Tonic team go head-to-head with the Night Vibes crew and enjoy a night of house and techno music with ProMoe, Amy Wells and Rod Lee Winters. Free. 5pm-3am. Today only. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518).
Friday 28 See circus-style acts Enjoy a night of circus acts including fire jugglers and dancers at ‘Get Cirqued’. DJ Nick Tohme plays an open-format set all night. Free. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).
Friday 28 Four Seasons’ Emirati Women’s Day The hotel is offering two-for-one afternoon teas and beauty treatments to all female guests. Prices vary and times vary. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach (04 270 7777).
Saturday 29 Learn about Energetic Facelifts Find out how to nurture your skin, face and whole body simply by using natural energies at this workshop. Intrigued? Call Miracles to learn more. Dhs500. 11am-2pm. Miracles, Icon Tower, TECOM (04 363 9307).
Saturday 29 Audition your kids in a dance show Dubai Outlet Mall is hosting a Rising Little Star Dance Competition for kids aged four to 16 on Friday 28 and Saturday 29. Take your kids to audition today, and they could be in the final on Friday September 11. Register online. Free. From 5pm. Dubai Outlet Mall, E66, www.dubaioutletmall.com (04 423 4666).
Saturday 29 Go to a ’90s night Enjoy a night of ’90s music with local bands Kicksound, Point of View, Chronicles of Khan Up The Ante and The Sillies. Dhs60. 7pm-3am. Today only. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Saturday 29 The Rib Room’s grape and cheese Go to a grape and cheese pairing, with three glasses of grape per person. Ends tonight! Dhs225 per person. Sat 5pm-7pm. Until August 29. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Sunday 30 Get discounts on art Get 70 percent off specialised avant garde fashion and wearable art including menswear, womenswear, and accessories at The cARTel’s end of season sale. 10am-8pm. Until August 31. The cARTel, 6 Alserkal Avenue, Street 17, Al Quoz (04 388 4341).
Sunday 30 See Bebe’s new look The womenswear brand has reopened with a new look and new luxury fashion line. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 434 0614).
Sunday 30 Gladiators, ready?! Take part in a fun, competitive obstacle race. Register now for this event, which takes place indoors and features challenges involve archery, tug of war, and the Gladiators’ favourite, The Joust. From Dhs250 (individuals).September 17-19, 9am-6pm. The Dome, Dubai Sports City, www.dubai-gladiators.com (04 447 2271).
Monday 31 Get a free coffee Order any breakfast dish at Urban Bistro for Dhs16 and get a free cup of coffee, too. Dhs16. Mon 9am-noon. Until August 31. CNN Building (Building 2), Dubai Media City (04 362 4330).
Monday 31 Eat to compete! Original Wings & Rings is hosting a eating competition – eat as many hot Buffalo wings as you can in two minutes to win one of three prizes. Free to enter. From 8pm. Liberty House, DIFC (04 359 6900).
Monday 31 Free salsa lessons Learn some new moves at this free salsa lesson from 8pm to 11.30pm, before dancing to live music from Rock Bottom Café’s house band, Lockdown. Ladies in particular are in luck – there are two free drinks from 9pm to 1am. Free. 8pm-1am. Ongoing. Rock Bottom Café, TECOM (04 450 0111).
Tuesday 1 Visit a NEW mall! (Almost) everyone in Dubai loves a shopping mall. Get yourself down to City Centre Me’aisem in the International Media Production Zone to check out a whole raft of new spending opportunities. Opens September 1. Intersection of Al Khail Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, www.majidalfuttaim.com.
Tuesday 1 Be the biggest loser Compete in losing weight with UAE Fitness Movement. This six-week competition starts on Sunday September 6. Register online to take part. Dhs100. September 6 to October 16. www.uaefitnessmovement.com.
Tuesday 1 Free drinks and a view DJs Andy Swift and Benni T play commercial, house and R&B music. Ladies get four free drinks from 8pm-11pm. Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina (050 738 1388).