Get yourself down to RedFestDXB or go all out ahead of Lent at Elia
Time Out Dubai staff
Things to do on February 12:
Get yourself down to RedFestDXB: Catch live performances from The Script, Kid Ink, Tinashe, Rixton, G.R.L. and Wilkinson on the first night of this two-day festival. Dhs350-1,000. 6pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. www.timeouttickets.com
Eat and compete at at Food Carnival:
This three-day Dubai Food Carnival – a festival of celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, competitions, entertainment and more – is the highlight of this month’s fiesta. Dhs30 for entry. Thu 3pm-10pm, Fri-Sat noon-10pm. Until February 14. Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Marina www.dubaifoodcarnival.com.
Get dressed up for The Big Pink Ball: This fun black tie event will raise funds for breast cancer charities. Enjoy a three-course meal and cabaret-style entertainment. From Dhs954 per person, Dhs9,440 per table (outer circle). 7pm-2am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.bigpinkball.com (052 922 1536).
Go all out ahead of Lent at Elia: The Greek tradition of Tsiknopempti involves indulging in meat before meat-free fasting during Lent. Elia celebrates tonight with a party of flame-grilled meat dishes and Greek tracks played by a Mykonos DJ. Reservations required. Dhs195 (soft drinks). 9pm-midnight. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2690).