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The return f The Score and more closing party news

The Score gets a second season, more closing parties to report, new venues and the return of an old friend

We’re glad to hear that The Score’s ambitious programme of classical and world music has been hailed a success – and will be continuing after summer. With their debut season wrapping up last week, we’ve had an early look at the programme for next season – and it represents a welcome patchwork of cultural diversity. While dates are yet to be finalised, we can tell you the season will open in October with the Classical Arabic Ensemble, continuing in November with Austrian septet Mnozil Brass. In 2014 you can look forward to strings from Quartet Ebene in January, and Grammy Award-winning British a capella group The King’s Singer in March.

Before all that though, we’ve still got this season to wrap up, with more closing parties to come. Bliss Lounge will be shutting up shop for summer with a 12-hour Friday fest next week on June 14, with sets from Alex Amoralez, Mary G and Adam Long, Smokingroove, and closing with German deep house DJ Danilo Dumonte. Meanwhile, fresh from celebrating their tenth anniversary last month, GlobalFunk are hosting one more big night at The Music Room before summer – with drum ’n’ bass legend LTJ Bukem flying in to spin on Thursday June 20.

Heard of Tim Cheddar? The old-school Dubai DJ behind his former Cheese night has launched a new monthly night Rewind – catch him at Embassy next on Friday June 28.

Lastly – two new openings to report in Souk Al Bahar. After lots of hype, chic Japanese lounge-restaurant-bar Saka No Hana is now open for business. Meanwhile, new Brazilian restaurant Fuego now has a standalone bar. That’s all for now party people – it’s time to get out and play!

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