5 things to do today

Watch the Euro 2012 kick-off or hear some Indian hip-hop happenings

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Friday, June 8

Hear some Indian hip-hop happenings: Already acknowledged as far away as the UK, Mumbai’s Bombay Bassment make their UAE debut. Expect drum’n’bass rhythms mixed with scratches and raps. See page 100 for more.
Dhs70. 8pm. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).

Get moving at Dubai Sports World: This huge indoor sports show will host a variety of leisure activities for sports enthusiasts, including football leagues, rugby tournaments, basketball and much more. Entry is free to celebrate the show’s first weekend.
Free (this weekend only). 8am-midnight. Until August 31. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

Get to grips with asparagus: Armani/Ristorante holds a masterclass focusing on seasonal asparagus dishes. It’s the first in a new series of cooking classes, taking place every second Friday of the month.
Dhs700 per person, Dhs1,000 per couple (with three-course set lunch). 10am-2pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Say goodbye to M-Dek for summer: It’s the season-closing party for house aficionados’ haven Off The Record. M-Dek will shut for summer; a giant tent will be erected in its place to screen matches from Euro 2012. Free. 4pm-1am. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 687 9959).

Watch the Euro 2012 kick-off: Head down to Barasti’s football tent to watch co-hosts Poland play former Euro champions Greece. The tournament continues until Sunday July 1.
Free. 8pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 448 4860).

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