Things to do on October 1:
Straight Outta Compton: It’s not every day that a film gets a 90 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, or an 8.2 on IMDb, but that’s what this bio-drama has managed to achieve since its US release on Friday August 14, as well as raking in more than US$56 million (Dhs205 million) at the box office in its opening weekend. It tells the true story of notable group N.W.A. in the mid-1980s, and how they revolutionised the hip-hop culture by telling the truth about the ‘hood.
Pink spa treatment: Start thinking pink for the month with SensAsia Urban Spas’ In The Pink treatment which includes a relaxing Balinese massage, the Tickled Pink SensPolish and Even Pinker SensWrap, which uses rosehip tea, white clay and cranberry to cleanse, purify and nourish. All proceeds go to local non-profit organisation Friends of Cancer.
Dhs565. 110 minutes. Various locations including Al Nafura Beach Club 1, Shoreline Apartments between buildings 1 and 2, Palm Jumeirah (04 422 7115).
Made up for the weekend: The new generation of eye shadow from Estée Lauder is on shelves from today. The brand has unveiled the Pure Colour Envy Eye Defining Singles, a collection of 20 that combine the properties of a cream, powder and gel all in one.
From Dhs163. Various locations including Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5333).
Going German: Barasti Beach Bar is celebrating Oktoberfest with brews, bites and blasting music by a Baravian house band (go on, say that sentence quickly, we dare you). To keep you cool and at a comfortable 22 degrees, there is also the air-conditioned tent where you can dance the nacht away.
Free. Sun-Thu 7pm-3am; Fri-Sat 2pm-3am. Until October 10. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 318 1313).
Diamonds and Pearls: Mr. Fahrenheit, one of London’s most cutting-edge street artists who was the first to spray the Berlin Wall, is coming to Dubai with his latest exhibition Diamonds and Pearls. From single and multilayer stencils to sophisticated cut-outs and collages, he produces hand-pulled silkscreen prints of iconic celebrity faces including John Lennon and Audrey Hepburn.
Until December 31. Z Gallery, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 0333).