There's much more than Sandance going on this week
Cavalli 54 at Cavalli Club The high-end fashion-themed nightspot hosts an evening that’s inspired by legendary New York club Studio 54. Free, door policy applies, 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
DJ Magnum at Movida The Parisian DJ Magnum, who has spun for the likes of P Diddy and Kanye West, will be supplying the tunes at the after party for the sunset cruise, which the club is running between 6pm and 9pm. Free, reservations required. 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 517 44449).
Milonga Concert at Blue Bar Organised in association with the Alliance Française, this concert with musicians flown out from France will be a blend of jazz and tango. Dhs100. 7.30pm-3am. Blue Bar Novotel World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 335 8712).
The Laughter Factory at Zinc San Francisco-based stand-up Scott Capurro will be joining Liverpudlian satirist Steve Gribbin and Somalian born British comedian Prince Abdi in the first of five shows for the latest instalment of this popular comedy night. Dhs140. 9pm. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road. www.timeoutttickets.com
A Night’s Tale with Mr Mr & Rich Showell at Story Rooftop Lounge This recently opened nightspot will be hosting an evening where the focus will be on quality sounds. Resident DJs on the bill include Mr Mr, Raxon, Julian Jinx, Rich Showell, Markii and James Field, and there will be monthly international guests too. Free. Dhs75 on international guest nights. 10pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, behind Zayed University. Dubai Media City (050 151 4308).
Deep Crates at Casa Latina Dubai’s most reliable regular vinyl culture night serves up breaks, hip-hop, funk, reggae, Latin and more, hosted by the Deep Crates Cartel. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Steve Wish at Chameleon Club Dubai The Vienna-based house DJ will be jetting in to spin electronic tunes. Men Dhs100; ladies free. 9pm-3am. Chameleon, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (050 113 5858 / 050 247 8131).
Strictly Vinyl at 360° This evening of vinyl appreciation involves two decks, a mixer and plenty of passion on a night where you can expect to hear funk, soul and house. Megadon Betamax, Hisham Samawi and Charl Chaka will be on deck duty. Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
The Laughter Factory San Francisco-based stand-up Scott Capurro will be joining Liverpudlian satirist Steve Gribbin and Somali born British comedian Prince Abdi for the latest instalment of the comedy night. Dhs140. 9pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM (04 429 9999). www.timeoutttickets.com
We Are One at 2Liv This night at the recently opened super club sees hip-hop tunes coming from DJ Shef Codes with Alex Seda providing the house beats. DJ Taya Kruzz will be on the terrace spinning tunes for the bi-monthly Russian party, at an event where ladies get free drinks between 10pm and midnight. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. 2Liv, Sofitel Dubai Palm, Palm Jumeirah (05 598 67180).
Alicia Keys in Dubai Media City Amphitheatre The US soul singer, pianist and international superstar will be going through her back catalogue of hits including ‘Fallin’ and ‘Empire State of Mind.’ Keys will be supported by Jason Derulo. Dhs295-1,295. 9pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City. www.timeoutttickets.com
Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions at 360° This house night will feature sets from Session Victim, Vas Floyd, Rod Lee Winters, Sam Farsio and Haidz. Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Boat Party on the Gugu Boat Departing from Dubai Marina, the party boat will be hosting a Caribbean party complete with Latin tunes as part of its first outing of the season. Remember to bring swimwear as there will be an opportunity to get in the water. Dhs275 (soft drinks). 12.15pm-5pm. Dubai Marina (055 114 8919).
Friday Pool Party with Serge Devant at XL Beach Club The New York DJ and producer will be headlining the night at this popular pool party. He’ll be supported on deck duty by DJ Pro-Moe, S3r-Han and Danny Whitlock. Free for ladies before 8pm, Free for men before 6pm, Dhs100 early bird, Dhs150 door. Midday-3am. XL Beach Club, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 454 2927). www.timeoutttickets.com
Los Suruba at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE Spanish underground tech house DJs Los Suruba will be visiting Dubai from Ushuaia Ibiza to provide the tunes at this popular venue. Members and reservations only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Moi with MadJam and Riva Starr at Azure Bleu The resident DJ MadJam from Moi in Beirut will be spinning the house tunes with Riva Starr also on the bill at this swanky JBR beachside outdoor venue. Dhs200 (free for ladies between 2pm and 7pm). 2pm-late. Meydan Beach, The Walk, JBR, Dubai Marina (050 207 1349/050 429 5429).
Metal Asylum Festival 2013 at The Music Room This event returns after a year for an evening of regional bands including hard rockers Carthagods and metal band Acyl. Dhs100. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (050 725 8277).
Never Get Out The Boat! 2nd Birthday Party Stu Laurie and Alan Hall will be supplying the beats for this party. Dhs250 (soft drinks). 1.30pm-6pm. Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Jebel Ali (04 814 5800).
Paddyman Party Cruise This fancy dress party cruise involves four hours of live music inclusive of food and drinks. Dhs367 (early bird), Dhs450 (regular). 7pm-11.30pm. Dubai Marina Mall Harbour. www.facebook.com/PaddymanMusic
Sandance The massive beach festival returns to Atlantis with another strong line-up. Headlined by Jamiroquai, disco legends Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, UK group Rudimental and Basement Jaxx will be providing the entertainment. Dhs295 (VIP is sold out). Atlantis Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. www.timeoutttickets.com
The Official Alicia Keys After Party hosted by Jason Derulo at Cavalli Club The R&B star will be making an appearance at the high-end fashion-themed nightspot. Free (door policy applies). Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Voices of the Philippines Gino Padilla, Paolo Onesa, Rowell Quizon, Janice Javier and Klarrise De Guzman will all be performing live. Dhs100. Dhs150 (VIP). 9pm-1am. Ice Rink, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (050 937 9585).
411 Nights at People by Crystal DJ Shef Codes and DJ Emir will be spinning the tracks which will no doubt wow the crowd at this popular Raffles venue. Free, door policy applies. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).
Social at 360˚ Electro swing band the Electric Jazz Dog will be performing live with Mark Pickup and Tristan Bain plus Rod Lee Winters on deck duty. Free (reservations recommended). 5pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Mix Tape at The Fridge Students from the Dubomedy comedy school will be showcasing their acts on stage for an afternoon that also features special guest musicians who will be performing live. Free. 1.30pm-4.30pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).
Art After Dark at No. 5 Lounge & Bar Just1, a Swiss graffiti artist, will be presenting his works, which are inspired by any form of advertising from Bollywood posters to French Trompe-l’œil (realistic paintings which look three dimensional). Tunes will be supplied by resident Break DJ Lobito. Free. 6pm-2am. The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Senorita Sundays at Maya Lounge There are three free drinks, and canapés at Maya’s popular ladies’ night. Free. 8pm-10pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).
Hip-Hop Chic Mondays at Cirque Le Soir Theatrical club Cirque du Soir’s weekly hip-hop party will feature tunes from DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes. Free (bookings recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).
The Monday Show at Cavalli Club The Monday Show offers the opportunity to dine while you watch a classic movie. Free. Door policy applies, reservations recommended. 9pm. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Pin-Up Tuesdays at Mahiki Free drink for ladies at this popular nightspot which is a famous, tiki-themed brand where the music is commercial and the atmosphere is fun. Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).
Tradelove at Cirque Le Soir Angelo Paciotti, aka DJ Tradelove, has released a number of hot singles including ‘Saxone’ and ‘Bring the Beat’. For this event at the circus-themed nightspot he will be supplying the house beats Free (bookings recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).