Groove away at Blended music festival or get ringside for Fight Nights
Time Out Dubai staff
Things to do on May 1:
Groove away at Blended music festival: It’s day one of this ‘grown-up’ festival, which has an emphasis on folk, soul, blues and roots. Performing tonight are Aloe Blacc, Joss Stone and Australian folkster Xavier Rudd. Dhs350-1,000. Doors 6pm, show 7pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre www.timeouttickets.com
See Mirror for the Soul:
Innovative Russian drama group Theatre Alterum brings a unique brand of non-verbal, physical performance to Dubai. Expect to see a mysterious and challenging fictional world created before your very eyes. May 1-3. Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6546).
Get ringside for Fight Nights:
Boxing fans can rejoice as professional live boxing comes to Dubai. The monthly fights will take place on the last Thursday of every month. The main event sees former world champion Francois Botha touch gloves with Owen Beck. From Dhs150. 6pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills
Maifest at Grand Hyatt Dubai: Here, the German spring festival features an à la carte menu and music from a Munich band, all in the comfort of an air-conditioned festival tent. Priced à la carte. Wed and Sat 7pm-1am, Thu and Fri 7pm-3am. Until May 10. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Catch the Blow Monkeys: The recently reformed Brit new wave quartet, who enjoyed a string of hits in the 1980s, perform live outdoors. Free. 9pm. Century Village, Garhoud (04 282 4122).