Elvis tribute, Michael McIntyre, closing parties and more Dubai fun
’80s vs ’90s at District A new retro party at this DIFC lounge. Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. District Lounge, DIFC (050 880 2285).
Analog Room at The Q Underground Underground electronic sounds at this top edgy night. Dhs75, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. The Q Underground, Holiday Inn Al Barsha (050 883 3172).
Bliss on Beach Beats with Raxon The Audio Tonic resident who picked up our Best Dubai DJ award this year guests at beach bar Bliss. Free. 8pm-3am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR (050 553 7917).
Deep Crates at Casa Latina Dubai’s most reliable regular arty event serves up old-school hip-hop, funk, Afrobeat, world grooves and more, hosted by DJ Lobito. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Elvis Forever Hear at Time Out we refuse to hear from non-believers in The King. Yes, he spent most of his career overweight and in a jumpsuit, but in the first few years Presley almost single-handedly invented a little thing called rock ’n’ roll. Let’s hope this tribute show draws more those early years than the late ones – but either way it’s a guranteed giggle. Dhs195. 8pm. Until Saturday June 8. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat www.timeouttickets.com
Fresh at Sublime Popular local DJs Bliss and Masterztepz get behind the decks. Dhs100, free for ladies before 1am. Ongoing. Sublime Bar & Grill, Ibis World Trade Centre (04 318 7130).
Kaslik Night at Nomad Expect Beirut hits and more at this Lebanese-friendly night. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing; also Fridays. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 283 3370).
Studio F Take a look inside Dubai’s brand new Fashion TV-franchised nightclub – catwalk included, naturally. Reservations recommended. 7pm-midnight Jumeirah Emirates Towers (056 758 5016).
Trilogy Resident DJs keep things ticking over at this top club. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
VIP Room Check out the St Tropez club that won Best New Club at our Music & Nightlife Awards. Free (guestlist only). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 388 1500).
Audio Tonic Summer Sessions launch party with Hot Since 82 at 360° There are three reasons to celebrate tonight: the launch of 360°’s first indoor-only party, the launch of Audio Tonic’s new mix CD Volume 1 – oh, and a set from certain hyped house name Hot Since 82. Making sure the summer gets off with a bang. Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Blue Marlin closing party with H.O.S.H. For the final dates before closing for summer Blue Marlin are hosting a ‘Never Ending Party’ with international headliners each day. Tonight Diynamic’s deep decksmith H.O.S.H. headlines, plus a full bill of residents including Frederick Stone, Jean B, Jixo & Danz, Kaytek, Markii and Bruce Hill. Members and bookings only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
DJ Suecide ‘20 Years of Wu-Tang’ at The Music Room After being singled out for his deck skills in 2001 by Wu-Tang’s RZA, Dutch DJ Suecide has gone on to work for more than a decade as the official tour DJ for Clan members Raekwon, Masta Killa and RZA. With the authority of being know as a Clan ‘associate’ behind him, here Suecide plays an old school tribute set celebrating 20 years since Wu-Tang changed the world. Support comes from Dubai DJs Lobito, Somalie and rappers Toofless and Eslam Jawaad. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Dubai Rock Fest Show-off neo-classical/’80s hair metal guitar genius Yngwie Malmsteen headlines, plus Swedish death metal band Dark Tranquillity, on this huge bill of all things dark, scary and loud. Dhs250-450. Doors 4pm; show 6pm. Dubai World Trade Centre www.timeouttickets.com
Elvis Forever For details, see Thursday 6. Dhs195. 4pm; 8pm. Until Saturday June 8. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat www.timeouttickets.com
House of Afrika at The Dek on 8 A weekly night specialising in South African deep house. Free. 1pm-3am. Ongoing. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Hypnotique with Archaic at The Q Underground Deep and surreal psytrance from Greek decksmith Archaic, who also goes under the monikers Avaris and DJ Lory. Dhs70, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. The Q Underground, Holiday Inn Al Barsha (050 883 3172).
Michael McIntyre British comic Michael McIntyre may divide comedy fans like chalk and cheese, but there’s no denying he is a huge draw worldwide – something he’s continued here by selling out both nights. Sold Out. Doors 6pm; show 8pm. Until Sat June 8. Dubai World Trade Centre www.timeouttickets.com
MusicHall Check out the diverse range of performers from across the world at this cabaret-style Beirut export. There’s a minimum spend of Dhs300 for a bar stool. Free (minimum spend applies). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. MusicHall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (056 270 8670).
Sorry for Friday Rocking Exclusive club Movida hosts a party atmosphere on Fridays. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
Ultimate Friday with Milk & Sugar at XL XL launch a new indoor tent for summer with the noughties DJ duo behind ‘Let the Sun Shine’ behind the decks. Dhs100 (free for ladies before 8pm). 6pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 540 6161).
Saturday June 8
411 Saturdays at People by Crystal Longterm resident DJ Bliss celebrates his birthday at a special edition of this popular club night. Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Blue Marlin closing party with Ibellini Blue Marlin’s ‘Never Ending Weekend’ sadly has to end. Thankfully they’ve softened the blow with London’s Ibellini, who started off as a party urban DJ and is now known for upbeat techy house. A fine way to wrap up a long season of sounds on the sands. Members and bookings only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Déjà vu at Boudoir A fresh Bollywood night at this classic Dubai club. And there’s complimentary bubbly for ladies all night. Ladies free, men free before 11:30pm; men Dhs100 after. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Boudoir, Dubai Marina Beach Resort, Jumeirah (050 976 4027).
Michael McIntyre For details, see Friday 7. Sold Out. Doors 6pm; show 8pm. Until Sat June 8. Dubai World Trade Centre www.timeouttickets.com
Speed Pong at SPiN What could be more exciting than smashing a potential new friend at a game of tables tennis? Well that’s the bizarre ritual that’s meant to go down at this inventive singles night, where potential buddies meet behind SPiN’s tables for a spot of ping pong. Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. SPiN Dubai, Wafi (04 370 7707).
Squisto classical music night A tenor, soprano and two pianists perform a free programme including opera, swing-jazz and more. Free (donations welcome). 7.15pm. Squisto, Al Quoz (055 691 6751).
Just Sundays at Cavalli Club This club night has an airplane theme, plus party tunes. Free (door policy applies). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).
L.O.V.E. Sundays @ Okku The L.O.V.E. team brings Sunday flair with its retro party. Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The H Hotel (04 501 8777).
Hip-hop Mondays at Cirque Le Soir Dubai’s DJ Bliss hosts this week at Cirque’s weekly urban fest. Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque du Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 115 4507).
McGettigan’s and Time Out Dubai’s Ultimate Quiz Night Test your wits at our weekly quiz night at the DWTC branch of the popular Irish-themed bar. Prizes up for grabs include drinks, lunches, brunches – and a grand prize of a trip to Dublin for four. Free. 7.30pm. Ongoing. McGettigan’s DWTC, World Trade Centre (800 6247).
Philippe El Hage at The Fridge Jazz pianist Phillippe El Hage performs original material, playing in a a trio backed by reliable stalwarts Rony and Elie Afif. Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).
Granulated Funk Soul at XS Club Funk and soul tunes, and free drinks for ladies all night. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. XS Club & Lounge, Chelsea Plaza Hotel, Satwa (050 293 1507).
Jam Night at The Music Room Local players assemble for an informal jam. Entry price includes one drink. Free. 9pm-3am. XS Club & Lounge, Chelsea Plaza Hotel, Satwa (050 293 1507).
Pin-Up Tuesdays at Mahiki This award-winning ladies’ night is the most popular in town. There’s free drinks for ladies from 9pm-11pm. Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).
The Tuesday Jam at Jazz@Pizza Express The emirate’s resident jazzmen stop by for a jam session every Tuesday. Expect some informal musical workouts at this currently unlicensed restaurant. Free. From 8pm. Ongoing. Jazz@Pizza Express, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).