Calling all female singers: Dubai’s best-known (or only?) all-female barbershop-style singing troupe is on the hunt for new members. Dubai City Sound (formally Dubai Harmony, in case you’re confused) is a non-profit a cappella chorus that specialises in the barbershop quartet style, using bass, baritone, lead and tenor parts to replace the bits where a band would be, singing modern pop and classic show tunes. Interested? Check www.facebook.com/DubaiCitySound for details.
Barsha’s newest nightclub, Club Silk, is looking to veer away from its dance roots – by hosting an international heavy metal band. We’ve heard that promoters are in talks to get US rockers Circle II Circle over on Thursday November 29. The Florida-based rockers are led by Zak Stevens, a former frontman of ’80s metal monsters Savatage, and follows a cancelled appearance by that band’s frontman, Jon Olivia, in June after a problem boarding flights.
Over at the new 360°, the tireless househeads at Audio Tonic are launching a new night. The bi-weekly Saturday Showcase aims to show off some of the city’s best non-resident talent, and kicks off at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel venue on Saturday November 10. Expect sets from DJs Schooly and Kristian Valdini and a live sax workout from Adam Long, while Bruce Hill and Ant Field join residents Rod Lee Winters and Tristan Bain a fortnight later.
If neither metal nor house are your thing, there’s a couple of credible classical music concerts coming to Ductac. Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty will be performed by Moscow City Ballet from Thursday November 15 to Saturday November 17. Then, on Thursday November 22, hear Verdi’s classic opera Rigoletto presented in a stripped-back Forma di Concerto form.
And in last-minute news, we’ve just heard that UAE-based rapper S1 has been added as an opening act to the bill at Dubai Caribbean Carnival. The German-born artist burst onto the scene two years ago with debut ‘Fake Love’, which featured Flo Rida – give it up for the local talent. That’s all for now, party people – now get out and play.