Thursday, February 9
Chuckle at The Laughter Factory: Pierre Hollins, known for inventive musical comedy, tops the bill at tonight’s comedy showdown, which also features Canadian Tom Slade and Irishman John Lynn.
Dhs130. Show starts 8pm. Melrose Ballroom, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, www.timeouttickets.com.
Latin rhythms and barbecue delights: Zaytoun presents Latino Live – a barbecue under the stars with live Latin music.
Dhs185 (food only). Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Get big mussels: Head to The Wharf for black-pot mussels, cooked in a different sauce each week and served with fries and garlic bread.
Dhs110. 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Attend a masquerade ball: An opulent, somewhat sinister Venetian-style masked-ball event at this DIFC venue.
Free. 8pm-midnight. Caffé Florian, DIFC Gate Village 6 (04 323 1833).
Enjoy Bad Medicine (and good tunes): Brit DJ Marky B headlines at new underground, bass-heavy club night Bad Medicine, hosted at the relatively new Mavericks bar at the soon-to-close Metropolitan Hotel.
Free. 10pm-3am. Mavericks, Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 667 4320).