Check out a Palestinian Film Festival or have an urban night out
Time Out Dubai staff
Things to do on January 17:
Check out a Palestinian Film Festival: See Palestinian culture through this pop-up film festival. Movies will be screened at A4 Space and The JamJar in Dubai and at Masrah Al Qasba theatre and Mirage City Cinema in Sharjah. See website for schedule. Free. Sat and Mon 6pm. The JamJar, Al Quoz. Tue 7pm, A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz. Until January 24. www.reelpalestine.org.
Head to a theatre fiesta:
See the works of Indian writer, film director and poet, Sampooran Singh Kalra. The weekend will include a collage of literary works, a dramatisation and you can meet the artist, too. Dhs125-500. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 369 2128).
All you need to know about cheese:
At this one-off for tonight, Tolosa Bodega hosts a comprehensive class in the art of pairing French cheese with grape. Yum. Dhs400 (including five cheeses and five grape varieties). 7pm Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 453 9220).
Have an urban night out: Head to URBN Saturdays, a night dedicated to the best of hip-hop and R&B music. Ladies receive complimentary drinks all night from the pink mixed drinks menu. Arrive early to avoid long queues as the venue fills up pretty fast. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. White Dubai, Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).
Enjoy the Super Kids Nursery charity event: Get down to The Irish Village this month for a brilliant day out at the Super Kids Nursery’s charity event. Little ones will love all the activities on offer including face painting and arts and crafts, a Hello Kitty beauty salon, bouncy castle, Posh Paws petting zoo and lots more. Parents will love the live music and delicious food. All proceeds from the day go to Dubai Cares. Call the for more details. Free entry. 1pm-4pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 288 1949).