See August Alsina live: R&B and hip-hop star August Alsina, famous for his new hit track ‘No Love’ featuring Nicki Minaj, will perform from his debut studio album Testimony tonight. Free. 11pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Watch SpongeBob: A family film with zany antics, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water sees the title character and his friends embark on a mission to rescue the formula for Krabby Patty from a gang of pirates. Out in cinemas across Dubai.
Ring in the New Year at Zheng He’s: Celebrate Chinese New Year at the restaurant, which will be serving recipes such as marinated soy chicken with ginger and onion, wok-fried lobster with garlic and butter sauce, and pan-charred lamb chops. Dhs588 per person. Noon-2.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Zheng He’s, Mina A’Salam, Umm Suqeim (04 366 5866).
Enjoy the World Cup Carnival races: Catch the seventh in a series of nine horse racing events leading up to the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Free. 6.45pm. Until March 31. Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubaiworldcup.com (04 327 0077).
Go to an old-skool party: Bassworx is back at Casa Latina with a vinyl-only special that sees six DJs play everything from drum ’n’ bass to jungle and UK garage. Free guestlist before 11pm. Dhs60 after with one free drink. 8.45pm-2.45am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).