59 gigs and club nights in Dubai this week

Missy Elliott in Abu Dhabi and apl.de.ap and Jason Derülo in Dubai

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Wednesday, October 31

Angels and Demons party at Cavalli Club
Cavalli will be transformed into a Halloween venue for one night only, with drinks deals and a four-course set menu on offer.
Free (reservations recommended). 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).

Armani/Privé presents Bellissimo
Hear deep, tech and vocal house from Roberto Mermand, Darko De Jan and VDJ barbu.tv.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

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Cuban Chills Halloween party at Blends
A seasonal makeover and live Cuban sounds at this spookfest.
Dhs50. 7pm-3am. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

Halloween House of Horrors at Cirque du Soir
Cirque du Soir can be a pretty freaky place at the best of times, but expect the freaky factor to multiply when the high-end venue is transformed into a House of Horrors for three days, complete with coffins, skeletons, fire dancers, two-headed freaks and more mysterious performances than usual. Plus there’s a special drinks package until midnight for Dhs200. Spooky.
Free (reservations recommended, door policy applies). 10.30pm-3am. Until November 2. Cirque du Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).

Welcome to the Underground at Mahiki
Dress up for Mahiki’s Halloween-themed club night.
Free (reservations recommended). 7pm-3am. Until November 1. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).


Thursday, November 1

apl.de.ap from The Black Eyed Peas at Nasimi Beach
While The Black Eyed Peas take a break after selling 70 million records worldwide, founding member apl.de.ap (Allan Pineda Lindo Jr to his mum) plays an intimate DJ set at Nasimi. Mathew Charles and David Craig also spin.
Dhs165. 6pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (050 142 8363).

Bliss on Soul with Barbara Tucker
US soulstress Tucker launches a series of live gigs at hip beach hangout Bliss.
Free. 7pm (doors), 11pm (show). Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 399 5533).

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Cadenza Showcase Halloween Extravaganza at Blue Marlin
Ibiza Blue Marlin Ibiza revives its Thursday night festivities with this Halloween-themed bash, with sets from Cadenza DJs Reboot and Mendo. Free shuttle buses will run at set time to and from Sheikh Zayed Road, TECOM and Dubai Marina Mall.
Dhs120-400. 10pm-3am. Blue Marlin, Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (050 142 2800).

Chase & Status at Trilogy’s Halloween Special
London drum’n’bass/dubstep duo Chase & Status – known for working with Cee Lo Green and a host more – spin at a Halloween-themed bash, with Dhs20,000 worth of prizes for costumes on offer.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

Deep Crates at Casa Latina
Funk, soul, hip-hop, Afrobeat and more at this vinyl-centric night.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Dubai Caribbean Carnival concert night at Burj Park
Jason ‘Whatcha Say’ Derülo, Sean ‘Beautiful Girls’ Kingston and Bow ‘Like You’ Wow host this one-off triple bill, with an opening set from UAE artist S1.
Dhs275-575. 6pm-midnight. Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, www.timeouttickets.com

Gregorian at Madinat Arena
This ten-part male vocal choir have achieved the feat of selling six million albums by performing modern pop hits in the style of Gregorian chants.
Dhs295-550. Doors open 7pm, show starts 9pm. Madinat Arena, www.timeouttickets.com

Halloween party at Chi
Chi’s sixth annual Halloween bash takes place in the venue’s refurbished garden area – now dubbed Domeland – and offers Dhs30,000 worth of prizes for the best fancy dress.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (050 957 7142).

Halloween House of Horrors at Cirque du Soir
Cirque du Soir can be a pretty freaky place at the best of times, but expect the freaky factor to multiply when the high-end venue is transformed into a House of Horrors for three days, complete with coffins, skeletons, fire dancers, two-headed freaks and more mysterious performances than usual. Plus there’s a special drinks package until midnight for Dhs200. Spooky.
Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Until November 2. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).

Halloween party at West 14th
This Palm steakhouse will transform with pumpkins, skeletons and more to mark Halloween, plus live music, prizes for the best costume and a bouncy castle for kids.
Free. 6pm-midnight. West 14th, Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).

MustHaveSoul birthday with Kiko Navarro at 360°
Last seen behind the decks at 360° ushering in 2012, Spanish house king Navarro returns to wish MustHaveSoul a happy birthday. As well as a headline slot upstairs, he’ll be doing an eclectic late-night set at 2am down below. Also on the bill is the UAE’s own ‘spiritual house’ celeb Pierre Ravan, plus regulars Simon Reid and Dan Chadwick.
Free (guestlist only). 6pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Missy Elliott and Melanie C at Skybar Abu Dhabi
Feisty US rapper Elliott and former Spice Girl Mel C form an all-girl double bill for the first night of post-gig action at this year’s Abu Dhabi F1.
Dhs500. 11pm-late. Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thinkflash.ae (800 35274).

Movida
Resident DJ Mitchell spins.
Free (reservations only). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Only at Armani/Privé with DJ Motiv8
Black Eyed Peas’ former decksmith Motiv8 guests at this top urban club night, plus warm-up from Mass Ramli, Darko De Jan and Patrick Carrera.
Free. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

The Dark Chamber at People by Crystal
Top club People hosts a Halloween-themed bash.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

The Laughter Factory
Streetwise headliner Doc Brown was an MC for Mark Ronson before being recruited as a ‘slang consultant’ for Lenny Henry, a role that led him to switch mics to comedy. Brown is joined by young UK stand-up Jimmy McGhie, known for supporting The Thick of It’s Chris Addison on tour, and established actor-turned-comic Alistair Barrie.
Dhs140. 9pm. Various locations until November 8. Mövenpick Jumeirah Beach, JBR, www.timeouttickets.com

Welcome to the Underground at Mahiki
Dress up for Mahiki’s Halloween-themed club night.
Free (reservations recommended). 7pm-3am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

Wild Nights at The Living Room
R&B, house and more.
Free (door policy applies). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (056 674 2981).


Friday 2

Aks Xclusive
DJ Zubair hosts this new weekly desi night.
Free for ladies and couples before midnight, Dhs100 for men. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Mansion, Meliá Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 571 5745).

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions with Huxley and Social Disco Club at 360°
Making his Middle Eastern debut, ‘Let It Go’ hitmaker Huxley spins on the roof from 8pm, with disco edits from Portuguese deck talent Social Disco Club downstairs from 11pm. This week JC is on sunset duties upstairs, while Megadon Betamax warms up below.
Free (guestlist only). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

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Blue Marlin Ibiza
The trendy Ibiza-inspired members’ beach club is the place to see and be seen.
Members and members’ guests only. 1pm-11pm. Ongoing. Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Cee Lo Green and Eve at Skybar Abu Dhabi
‘Forget You’ star Green joins rapper Eve for the second night of exclusive post-race parties.
Dhs500. 11pm-late. Skybar, Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. www.thinkflash.ae (800 35274).

Eid celebration at Domeland by Chi
House from DJ Jean B and DJ Taya at Chi’s special Eid party.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Domeland by Chi, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 337 9470).

Dust with the Beirut Groove Collective at The Music Room
Lebanese party-starters the Beirut Groove Collective spin rare and vintage funk, soul, hip-hop and more. Dust resident Wriggly Scott launches new release ‘Music’.
Dhs60. 10pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).

Get Up, Stand Up at The Pavilion
The ComedyDubai team host an open mic night – although prior booking is required to perform.
Free. 8pm. The Pavilion Downtown Dubai (04 447 7025).

Halloween House of Horrors at Cirque du Soir
Cirque du Soir can be a pretty freaky place at the best of times, but expect the freaky factor to multiply when the high-end venue is transformed into a House of Horrors for three days, complete with coffins, skeletons, fire dancers, two-headed freaks and more mysterious performances than usual. Plus there’s a special drinks package until midnight for Dhs200. Spooky.
Free (reservations recommended, door policy applies). 10.30pm-3am. Until November 2. Cirque du Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).

i2
Dance to a gaggle of ’80s tunes at this quirky boutique club.
Free (guestlist recommended). 7pm-2am. Ongoing. The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (050 889 2578).

Jay Sean at Cavalli Club
In town for Thursday’s Carribean Carnival, Jay Sean plays a more intimate gig at Cavalli.
Dhs250. Free (reservations recommended). 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).

Kandi Girls Halloween Fancy Dress Ball at Barasti
Established UK dance label Hed Kandi pump up the volume for Barasti’s beachside Halloween bash.
Free. 11am-3am. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 318 1313).

No.1 Fridays
N’Dulge regulars DJ Masterstepz and Schooly spin R&B hits.
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).

Onde! at Casa Latina
A fresh selection of eclectic Latino beats, from hip-hop to tango, from Adriano K and the Deep Crates Cartel.
Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Pacha Ibiza ‘Comes to the Race’ in Abu Dhabi
German electro talent Jean Claude Ades and top German house DJ René Vaitl spin at the first of three post-F1 parties overlooking the track at Yas.
Dhs500-1,100 (non-members). 11pm-4am. Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (050 142 2800).

People by Crystal
An award-winning, glitzy superclub that’s well worth a weekend visit. Expect a mix of house and R&B tunes.
(couples and reservations only). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Rockin’ Halloween Bash at Rock City
Metal Asylum hosts an evening of freaky rock from local bands Parabola and Militant Poetry.
Dhs50, 9pm-3am. Rock City, Howard Johnson Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 393 9911).

Rony Afif Quartet at Blue Bar
Bop standards and more from the best regular jazz night in the city.
Free. 10pm-1.30am. Ongoing. Blue Bar, Novotel World Trade Centre (04 332 0000).

The Laughter Factory
Streetwise headliner Doc Brown was an MC for Mark Ronson before being recruited as a ‘slang consultant’ for Lenny Henry, a role that led him to switch mics to comedy. Brown is joined by young UK stand-up Jimmy McGhie, known for supporting The Thick of It’s Chris Addison on tour, and established actor-turned-comic Alistair Barrie.
Dhs140. 9pm Until November 8. Almas Tower, JLT (beside The Bonnington) www.timeouttickets.com

Upstairs at Republique
Expect live music or comedy upstairs, while DJ Shef Codes and DC spin urban, old-school and chart hits down below.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Republique, The Address Downtown Dubai (056 718 1188).

 XL Beach Club Formula 1 Party with Roland Clarke
American house DJ Clarke returns to XL for an F1-themed party.
Dhs150. Noon-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).


Saturday 3

411 Saturdays with DJ Sake at People by Crystal
Old-school Belgian hip-hop DJ Sake guests at this award-winning club night.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

Infusion’s Entra Mi Casa
Deep afro, Latin and soul house on the roof, with funk and soul grooves downstairs.
Free (guestlist only). 4pm-3am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

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Pacha Ibiza ‘Comes to the Race’ in Abu Dhabi
New York house legend Dennis Ferrer headlines, plus Pacha Ibiza regular Graham Sahara.
Dhs500-1,100 (non-members). 11pm-4am. Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (050 142 2800).

Saturday Salsa Fever at Malecon
Salsa and Latin from DJ Udia early on, with R&B and house later from DJ Diego. Hone your skills with salsa lessons at 8.30pm (beginners) and 9.30pm (intermediate).
Free entry; lessons Dhs40 or free to diners. 8.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah (04 34 61111).

Travie McCoy and Outasight at Skybar Abu Dhabi
Gym Class Heroes frontman McCoy and poppy US rapper Outasight headline an all-male third night at Skybar.
Dhs500. 11pm-late. Skybar, Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. www.thinkflash.ae (800 35274).

Wyclef Jean in Abu Dhabi
The acclaimed Haitian-American rapper appears at Movida’s post-race ‘pop-up’ venue.
Dhs500 (guestlist only). 10pm-6am. Radisson Blue Ballroom, Yas Island (052 911 1281).

XO Saturdays at Armani/Privé
Urban night with Mass Ramli, Brooklyn and more.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

Sunday 4

Lupe Fiasco and Eva Simons at Skybar Abu Dhabi
Rapper Fiasco, and LMFAO and Afrojack collaborator Simons, close the post-gig festivities at Skybar.
Dhs500. 11pm-late. Skybar, Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. www.thinkflash.ae (800 35274).

Pacha Ibiza ‘Comes to the Race’ in Abu Dhabi
Spanish teen DJ Danny Avila (aged 17) and Sebastian Gamboa spin at Pacha Ibiza’s post F1 residency.
Dhs500-1,100 (non-members). 11pm-4am. Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (050 142 2800).

Swagger Sundays at Kiza
African beats, hip-hop and R&B from DJs Tribe and Kulcha.
Free. 6pm-3am. Ongoing. Kiza, Oud Metha (04 334 4159).


Monday 5

Bidi Bondi quiz night
Prize vouchers worth up to Dhs700 are up for grabs.
Free (reservations recommended). Registration 7.30pm, quiz starts 8pm. Ongoing. Bidi Bondi, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).

Monday Night Funnies
Dubomedy’s weekly comedy night rolls on.
Dhs75. 8pm. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

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R&B Mondays at Velvet Underground
DJs Shero and Stylez man the decks.
Dhs100 for men, free for ladies and Face Card holders. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).

The Narcicyst at The Fridge
The Dubai-born, Iraqi-Canadian journalist-turned-rapper plays the penultimate night of The Fridge’s 11th Concert Series, backed by his band The Illuminarcy. Expect social commentary to beats.
Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

Tuesday 6

Pure at Armani/Privé
A night of urban/house fusion from top resident DJs Darko De Jan, Skinny Loop and VDJ barbu.tv.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

The Ivy hosts live jazz
Expect a soothing saxophonist and backing track.
Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ivy, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8767).

The Social at Ruth’s Chris Lounge
A new night aimed at the post-work crowd, with house tunes from DJs Buff Wise and Yazz, and drinks deals from 7pm until 9pm.
Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).

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