Things to do on February 12:
Get yourself down to RedFestDXB: Catch live performances from The Script, Kid Ink, Tinashe, Rixton, G.R.L. and Wilkinson on the first night of this two-day festival.
Dhs350-1,000. 6pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. www.timeouttickets.com
Eat and compete at at Food Carnival: This three-day Dubai Food Carnival – a festival of celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, competitions, entertainment and more – is the highlight of this month’s fiesta.
Dhs30 for entry. Thu 3pm-10pm, Fri-Sat noon-10pm. Until February 14. Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Marina www.dubaifoodcarnival.com.
End the week at Sho Cho: Enjoy music from DJ Moe Pro from 10pm and get selected beverages for Dhs30, 7pm until 10pm.
Free. 7pm-3am. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).
Get dressed up for The Big Pink Ball: This fun black tie event will raise funds for breast cancer charities. Enjoy a three-course meal and cabaret-style entertainment.
From Dhs954 per person, Dhs9,440 per table (outer circle). 7pm-2am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.bigpinkball.com (052 922 1536).
Go all out ahead of Lent at Elia: The Greek tradition of Tsiknopempti involves indulging in meat before meat-free fasting during Lent. Elia celebrates tonight with a party of flame-grilled meat dishes and Greek tracks played by a Mykonos DJ. Reservations required.
Dhs195 (soft drinks). 9pm-midnight. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2690).