The best live music, club nights and comedy in town revealed
Time Out staff
Our picks of the week
1 Kid Ink at People by Crystal See Fri 29.
2 Warehouse event at Level 41 See Thu 28.
3 History of House at Story Rooftop Lounge See Fri 29.
Diamond Wednesday This mid-week event features hip hop and urban music from DJs Shero and Brooklyn. The fully air-conditioned venue attracts a stylish crowd, so dress to impress. Free for ladies and couples, Dhs100 for gents. 9pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Societe School Nights This fun theme night takes you back to your student days with nothing but the classic anthems from the ’80s , ’90s and ’00s. Free. 10pm-3am. Societe, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (050 357 1126).
Hopfest Today marks the day of the three day Hopfest at The Irish Village. Visitors can sample more than a 100 different types of hops with 12 hours of live music each day. The line-up includes Roadie, Carmen, The Black T’s, The Maple Jacks and DJ Marky Mark. Free entry. Dhs45 per drink. 12pm-midnight. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750).
Poshfunk Dubai at Movida The original London and Essex brand features a night of deep and commercial house with a twist of R&B. Join London boy Masterstepz and DJ Slim from Paris on the dancefloor. Be warned this place packs up pretty quick, so get in early to avoid the long line. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
The Latin Quarter at Izel The plush venue has a new season featuring the Toño Barrio Band direct from Colombia. The Award winning 11-member band will be providing classic Latin vibes that include Latin jazz, cha-cha, golpe, cumba groove, porro urbano and salsa. Free (reservations recommended). 8pm-3am. Izel, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 444 7111).
Tiki-tastic Thursday Kick off the weekend with Tiki-tastic Thursdays at Mahiki. Enjoy cheeky fun on the dance floor as DJ Adam plays all your favourite commercial chart hits. Free, reservations recommended. 7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 380 7731).
Warehouse Dubai Sigma, Artful Dodger and Hannah Wants take to the stage to perform a mix of drum’n’ bass, UK garage and house music. Dhs120 on the door. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Audiotonic Russ Cooper warms up the cool air-conditioned Below deck for Raxon and Mr Mr who play back-to-back for a full seven hours. Expect a rollercoaster of a musical journey as the guys play together for the first time since May. Free. 5pm-3am. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8999).
Friday Night Live Originally from Italy, The Cube Guys draw their inspiration from the fresh, cutting-edge international clubbing scene. Their particular progressive-house sound, combined with tribal elements and vocal contributions are known to drive the crowd crazy. Free. 9.30pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).
History of House Music The party starts from 4pm with DJ Dan Chadwick. The main event kicks off with K-Klass, who will perform a DJ set and live PA with floor fillers, ‘Rhythm is a Mystery,’ ‘Let Me Show You,’ ‘Finally’ and ‘Two Can Play That Game,’ Also on the bill are Mark Pickup, Jon Besant Chris Delaney II and CJ Marland. Free 4pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, Holiday Inn, Knowledge Village (04 365 9911).
Kid Ink Live American rapper Kid Ink has collaborated with A-list acts such as French Montana, Chris Brown and Sean Kingston. He will take to the stage to perform chart-topping hits such as ‘Almost Home’ and ‘Show Me’. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Metal Eastern Night Three bands will take to the stage to play a mix of heavy metal and rock music. The line up includes Kimaera from Lebanon, Arrivl from Iran and Xceed from the UAE. Headbangers, are you ready? Dhs75. 6pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Westend This popular night plays a mix of hip and R&B mash-ups. DJs Junior J, Masterstepz, Mo Muscles and Badir are on the decks. The floor gets pretty packed, so if you want space to dance you should consider reserving a table. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Vanity, Al Murooj Rotana, Downtown Dubai (055 246 4555).
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 get there early to beat the crowds. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Back 2 School Revellers that enjoy a school-themed fancy dress event should prepare to bust out their ties and pleated skirts for this classic night out. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Chameleon Club, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (050 113 5858).
Turn up Sundays The popular event is back every Sunday with Radio One DJ Saif and Sound as well as DJ Shoni. Free drinks all night for ladies. Free. 9pm-3am. Boutiq, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (050 173 7066).
Monday September 1
Music Nights with Ezra For an alternative pub quiz head down to Girders with a team of six for the new music quiz. Ezra Basil is on hand to entertain the crowd with a mix of vocals, piano, guitar and saxophone. Free. 8.30pm-10pm. Girders, JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (04 814 5590).
Empress Night Ladies receive three complimentary beverages between 8pm and 1am along with Kitchen 45 canapés from 8pm-10.30pm. One lady receives a glittering surprise gift each week. Free. 8pm-1am. Embassy Dubai, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).