The best live music, club nights and comedy in town revealed
Time Out staff
Our picks of the week
1Throwback Thursday at Level 41 See Thu 7.
2 411 Nights at People by Crystal See Sat 9.
3 Koko Mixology Event at Chinawhite See Wed 6.
Bootik Season three Opening at Vanity If you prefer a club with a select crowd then this ‘guest list only’ event is for you. Every Wednesday night, Frederick Stone will bring you the sounds straight from TomorrowLand. Guest list only. 11.30pm-3am. Vanity, Al Murooj Rotana Hotel, near The Dubai Mall, Financial Centre Road (050 957 9471).
Gentleman’s Night at Bubbles Lounge There aren’t too many places in Dubai were the guys can snag a freebie, so for a chilled night out head to this chic lounge bar and enjoy French delicacies, signature drinks and live music. Gents get two complementary beverages. Free. 9pm-11pm. Bubbles Lounge, Novotel, Al Barsha (04 515 6622).
Koko Mixology Event@Chinawhite Mix it up at this new weekly event with DJs Junior J, Stylez and Sir Taz. Free. 10pm-3am, Chinawhite, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 1234).
Showtime at The Act Discover the history of theatre with ‘Showtime’, at The Act. Enjoy Peruvian delicacies in a formal setting while being entertained with a stellar show. Free (reservations recommended) 8.30pm-3am. The Act, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).
Season Opening Party at Analog Room The Analog Room Season Opening Party with Moritz Von Oswald is sure to be a night filled with electronic music. He will be performing his live set supported by Shemroon and Siamak Amidi. Dhs75. 10pm-3am. Analog Room, The Q Underground, Holiday Inn Hotel, Al Barsha (050 883 3172).
Throwback Thursday at Level 41 DJ Tim Cheddar and Soulninja join forces to bring you a night of classic tracks from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and ’00s to jog your musical memories. If last year’s events are anything to go by, then your guaranteed a night of sweaty fun. Free. 9pm-3am, Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
We Are One at F Lounge Formerly known as Studio F, the new F Lounge at Jumeirah Emirates Towers is holding a weekly urban night with music by Skinnyloop and Don Corneille. Free entry for couples. 10pm-3am. F Lounge, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 777 6953).
Amika For a proper urban night head down to Amika. DJ Skinny Loop will be playing the best of hip hop and R&B tunes all night. This trendy spot is guaranteed a crowd. Free. 9pm-3am. Amika Lounge, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 358 0044).
Audiotonic Summer Sessions Taking over the big FunKtion One gig this week are veteran Rich Showell and Audiotonic’s newest resident DJ regulars Rod Lee Winters and Sam Farsio. Free. 5pm-3am. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518).
House of Afrika at The Dek on 8 A weekly showcase of South African house flavours, deep afro soul and tech house. Expect a clued-up party crowd and energetic vibe. Free. 9pm-3am. Level 41 Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 427 1000).
Led Zeppelin Tribute at The Music Room The unofficial number one tribute to Led Zeppelin are in Dubai to recreate rock magic. Expect songs such as ‘Black Dog,’ ‘Whole Lotta Love,’ and ‘Ten Years Gone’. Dhs100. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Music Fridays at GQ Bar A night dedicated to pure music and compiled by resident DJ Sam Farsio, this chic hot-spot is great for dancing the night away. Or perch yourself at one of the cosy seats near the door and simply watch the glamorous crowd file in. Free. 9.30pm-3am. GQ Bar, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (04 321 4541). www.timeouttickets.com
411 Nights at People by Crystal DJ Bliss, Junior J and Shefcodes bring hip hop and urban music to People by Crystal every Saturday night. The floor is usually packed for DJ Bliss’s trademark urban staple, so we recommend you get there early to avoid the line outside. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Reggae Bash at XL Celebrate Jamaica’s 52nd Independence Day with DJ’s Teddy Jam, Mad Dave and Don Corneille. Expect reggae tunes and a carnival style atmosphere. Dhs100. 2pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
XO Saturdays at Armani Privé A fusion of electro beats and hip hop mash ups greet you at Armani. Think beautiful people, fashionable attire and chic surroundings. It is Armani after all. Free (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am. Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).
S.O.S Sunday Old School at Boudoir Step back in time and lose yourself in a mixture of classic ’70s, ’80s and ’90s mash ups and remixes. Complimentary mixed drinks for ladies all night. Free. 9pm-3am, Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 5995).
Quiz Night at UBK The battle of the brains returns in full force. Join in for free and be in with the chance to win first prize – a brunch for eight people or voucher prizes. Free. 8.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 438 0000).
R&B Anthems at Sensation This weekly night features a variety of genres from R&B and hip hop, to funky and commercial house as well as UK garage and dubstep. DJ Badir and DJ Stylez are on the decks with MC Money. Don’t miss the robot dancers and live performances. Dhs100 for gents. Free for ladies. 10.30pm-3am. Sensation Club, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Lost Angels Ladies’ Night Ladies can indulge in four hours of drinks and gourmet snacks while dancing to classic pop, dance and house tracks. There will be prizes, gift bags and pampering. Dhs100. 7pm-11pm. Top Tier, Zero Gravity, next to Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).