5 things to do today

Hear footie stars share their insider tips or learn to swim faster

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Thursday, June 7

Footie stars share their insider tips: Former pro footballers Steve Staunton (pictured), Dennis Wise and Ian Taylor take your questions at McGettigan’s ahead of the first Euro 2012 matches tomorrow.
Free. 8pm. McGettigan’s, Bonnington, JLT (04 35 60 560).

Learn to swim faster: Mina Seyahi Watersports Club offers swimming lessons for children and adults, as well as stroke improvement sessions for those looking to better their technique.
Dhs980 (ten group lessons). 4pm. Ongoing. Mina Seyahi Watersports Club, Dubai International Marine Club, www.canadian-swimacademy.com (055 139 5861).

Seafood treats at Blue Orange: Blue Orange’s lobster night actually involves a variety of seafood, from sushi and sashimi to various dishes being cooked in front of you.
Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs350 (house beverages). 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi (04 511 7136).

Hear live jazz while you eat: High-end London venue The Ivy now holds a jazz night on Thursdays, hosting a trio from the Abu Dhabi big band (and not a backing track in sight).
Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ivy, Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).

Listen to a deck king spin: Virtuoso British DJ James Zabiela brings his wizard-like scratching and looping skills to Trilogy for one much-anticipated night. Head down for some indoor dance entertainment.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

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