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A weekly session featuring unashamed ’80s cheese. Expect to hear guilty pleasures, plus to help you celebrate the weekend there’s an all-you-can-drink deal between 6pm and 9pm for Dhs99.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Z:One, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Aperitivo Alla Moda Party
The house DJs spin funk grooves at this rooftop pool bar, popular with the after-work crowd.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. M-Dek, Media One, Media City (050 876 4335).

Cabaret Thursdays
Expect live cabaret dancers, vocalists and entertainment with a theatrical flair.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Rare, Media Rotana Hotel, TECOM (055 505 7580).

Deep Crates
We’re promised ‘musicians’ music’ at this night – funk, soul, reggae, Latin, hip-hop and even Afrobeat have been put on the table by DJ Lobito.
Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Electric Boutique with Friendly Fires DJ Set
A DJ set from one or more of the British indie trio, plus warm-up from Andy Buchan, and urban on the roof from DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes.
Dhs100 (before midnight), Dhs130 (after). 10pm-3am, Thursday March 22. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

Resident DJs Brooklyn and Taz play R&B, hip hop, soca, reggae, dancehall and funky house.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime, Ibis Hotel, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 318 7130).

JoJo De Freq
Quirky British DJ De Freq spins at this top bar.
Free. 7pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Jonathan Ulysses & Norman Jay
What a choice – Space Ibiza veteran Ulysees spinning inside the club, and Good Times maestro Norman Jay on the terrace. Earlier on there are sets from Dubai regular Dion Maveth, while Rossi spins retro sounds in the lounge.
Dhs100 (ladies free before midnight). 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 603 7961).

Norooz 2012 Live in Dubai

A host of Iranian stars perform live in Dubai for Iranian New Year. Tonight: Dariush and Faramarz Aslani.
Dhs299-499. 8pm (doors), 10pm (show). Until Friday 23. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road

People by Crystal
DJ Anthony plays house and commercial tunes. Check the Facebook page for last-minute celeb visits.
Free, couples and reservations only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Pierre Raven
Popular catwalk DJ Raven takes drinkers and diners on a ‘spiritual journey’ to see in the Persian New Year.
Free (guestlist and reservations). 7pm-3am. Okku, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 142 8363).

Sikka Art Fair
Some of the city’s best musicians play free outdoor gigs across the quirky Bastakiya Quarter to mark of Dubai Art Week. Tonight: singer-songwriters Layla Kardan and Abbo, plus Arabic jazz from oud master Kamal Musallam and electro jazz from KromozomBeats, featuring drummer Rony Afif.
Free. 6pm-10pm. Al Bastakiya, Bur Dubai (no number).

Thursdays Experience
House tunes in Chi Club from DJ Enxo and DJ DLB, plus urban in Chi Red from Flowmaster J.
Free (ladies and couples), Dhs100(men). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).

Local bands play this weekly showcase of local talent, plus support from good time, tight-as-you-like house covers band Urban.
Dhs50. 6pm-3am. The Music Room, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).

By Rob Garratt
Time Out Dubai,

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