5 things to do today in Dubai

Cool tunes at Step On at Level 41 or check out a group show

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Things to do on August 14:

Cool tunes at Step On at Level 41: DJs Mark Evans and Matt Ross play everything from The Rolling Stones to Rage Against The Machine at this indie night.
Free. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Watch a new Marvel flick: Guardians of the Galaxy hits cinemas today. Though you may not have heard of this band of Marvel comic characters, rest assured there’s plenty to enjoy in this action-packed debut cinema outing.
Guardians of the Galaxy is out in cinemas across the UAE from Thursday August 14.

Check out a group show: Art lovers can go see ‘Butterflies in my Stomach’, a group exhibition by three female artists. All works use paper as the medium.
Free. Daily 10am-6pm. Until September 1. XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi, Bur Dubai (04 353 5383).

Lobster lovers, eat your heart out: Dunes Café has launched an all-you-can-eat promotion on Boston lobster, although more seafood and fish varieties, such as oysters, are included in the deal.
Dhs235 (soft drinks). Dhs315 (house beverages). 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

See live acts: Don’t miss French DJ Nico De Andrea at VIP Room for a night of electronic music. He has collaborated with Tiesto and Bob Sinclair to name but a few.
Free, guestlist required. 11pm-3am. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).

The beachside dining spot is celebrating international coffee day at its brand-new branch

Feeling the pinch? Fear not. We've got 16 weekend feasts for under Dhs300 for you

Black Coffee and Themba will hit the decks on Friday September 28

You’ll get a complimentary vegetarian dim sum basket on October 1

It's free to take part and no experience is needed

There will be fireworks at La Mer, plus discounts across the city


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