41 nightlife events this week

Boy George, stand up comedy, classical music and more

Wednesday 12

An evening with Jeremy Guscott
Former England international rugby player Guscott in conversation with local sports personality Rob McCaffery.
Free. 9pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).

Diamond Wednesdays at XL
Urban night Diamond Wednesdays, hosted by DJs Brooklyn and Shero, now reborn in a new venue.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).

Industry Night at Movida
Exclusive nightspot Movida is traditionally busiest at its weekly Industry Night.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Fiesta Latina at Rock Bottom
The old Dubai incarnation of this notorious club hosts a Latin-themed night.
Free. 8pm-3am. Rock Bottom Café, Regent Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 396 3888).

The Funk Radius at Blue Bar
A new UAE supergroup teaming jazz stalwarts Rony and Elie Afif with rocker Jay Wood and soulful singer Hamden Al-Abri. Expect it loose and funky.
Dhs50. 9pm. Blue Bar, Novotel World Trade Centre (04 332 0000).

Thrive Industry Night at Sublime
A networking night for fashion, media, art and hospitality types.
Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime Bar & Grill, Ibis World Trade Centre (04 318 7130).


Thursday 13

’80s vs ’90s at District
A new retro party at this DIFC lounge.
Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. District Lounge, DIFC (050 880 2285).

Analog Room at The Q Underground
Perlon’s Cabanne and Brouquade’s Andrea Fiorito guest at this underground electronic night.
Dhs75, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. The Q Underground, Holiday Inn Al Barsha (050 883 3172).

Bliss on Allure
DJs Alex and Marya.
Free. 8pm-3am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR (050 553 7917).

Björn Again
Dubai’s thirst for tribute bands continues unabated with this Abba revival, who boast they’ve performed more than 5,000 gigs in 70 countries over a 25- year career. They should have those harmonies down by now, then.
Dhs295. Time TBC. Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2222).

Deep Crates at Casa Latina
Dubai’s most reliable regular arty event serves up old-school hip-hop, funk, Afrobeat, world grooves and more, hosted by DJ Lobito.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Dubai Chamber Orchestra
The UAE’s longest-running classical ensemble celebrates its tenth year with a programme including Shostakovich.
Free. 8pm. Saudi German Hospital Conference Centre, Al Barsha, (no number).

Kaslik Night at Nomad
Expect Beirut hits and more at this Lebanese-friendly night.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing; also Fridays. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 283 3370).

Studio F
Take a look inside Dubai’s brand new Fashion TV-franchised nightclub – catwalk included, naturally.
Reservations recommended. 7pm-midnight. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (056 758 5016).

The Laughter Factory
This month’s triple bill stars Jim Tavare, best known as the host of the UK’s The Sketch Show, plus jazz musician-turned-comic Charlie Baker and acclaimed Canadian stand-up Tom Stade.
Dhs140. 9pm. Until Thu June 20. Mövenpick Jumeirah Beach, JBR www.timeouttickets.com

Mad In Italy event at Movida
The official after-party for a product launch by the Italian eyewear brand.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).

Trilogy
Resident DJs keep things ticking over at this top club.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

VIP Room
Check out the St Tropez club that won Best New Club at our Music & Nightlife Awards.
Free (guestlist only). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 388 1500).

Whose Line is it Anyway?
The award-winning comedy troupe return for another stint of improvisational sketches, inspired by the hit ’80s and ’90s UK TV show.
Dhs195. 8pm. Until Sat 15. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat, www.timeouttickets.com


Friday 14

Audio Tonic Summer Sessions at 360°
Having moved inside to the lower deck, residents Rich Showell, Rod Lee Winters and JC keep ’em spinning into summer.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Bliss to be Continued...
For its last outdoor party of the year Bliss hosts a 12-hour marathon, headlined by German Ibiza man Danilo Dumonte, plus sets from Smokingroove, Mary G and Alex Amoralez.
Free. 3pm-3am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR (050 553 7917).

Drop Dread end of season party
Reggae Rajahs man DJ MoCity is back at Drop Dread for a sound clash season-closing special, with DJs Somalie, Lobito and more spinning one track on, one track off, plus MCs Hamokane and Diamond Irie.
Dhs50. 10pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (055 418 6265).

LA Vation at The Music Room
International U2 tribute band (who hail from LA, get it?) stop off in Dubai. Support comes from local bands.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

MusicHall
Check out the diverse range of performers from across the world at this cabaret-style Beirut export. There’s a minimum spend of Dhs300 for a bar stool.
Free (minimum spend applies). 9pm-3am. Ongoing. MusicHall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (056 270 8670).

No.1 Fridays at N’Dulge
For the summer months this award-winning urban night has moved back indoors to N’Dulge.Residents Adam J, Shero and Brooklyn are still on the decks.
Dhs100 (ladies free before 11pm). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm (055 147 6034).

The Laughter Factory
For details, see Thu 13.
Dhs140. 9pm. Until Thu June 20. Mövenpick Jumeirah Beach, JBR www.timeouttickets.com

Ultimate Friday at XL
XL keep the party pumping throughout summer with a new indoor tent. Expect the tunes to remain hot, however.
Dhs100 (free for ladies before 8pm). 6pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 540 6161).

Whose Line is it Anyway?
For details, See Thu 13.
Dhs195. 8pm. Until Sat 15. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat, www.timeouttickets.com


Saturday 15

411 Saturdays at People by Crystal
Big tunes and massive crowds at this top urban night.
Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).

Déjà vu at Boudoir
A fresh Bollywood night at this classic Dubai club. And there’s complimentary bubbly for ladies all night.
Ladies free, men free before 11:30pm; men Dhs100 after. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Boudoir, Dubai Marina Beach Resort, Jumeirah (050 976 4027).

Jackie Chandiru at Submarine
The Ugandan star best known for hit ‘Gold Digger’ performs live. Expect an extroverted performance, accompanied by a dancing troupe and supported by local DJs.
Dhs100-200. Doors 9pm; show 11pm. Submarine, Dhow Palace Hotel (055 430 9255).

Speed Pong at SPiN
What could be more exciting than smashing a potential new friend at a game of tables tennis? Well that’s the bizarre ritual that’s meant to go down at this inventive singles night, where potential buddies meet behind SPiN’s tables for a spot of Ping Pong.
Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. SPiN Dubai, Wafi (04 370 7707).

Whose Line is it Anyway?
For details, See Thu 13.
Dhs195. 7pm. Until Sat 15. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat, www.timeouttickets.com

Sunday 16

Just Sundays at Cavalli Club
This club night has an airplane theme, plus party tunes.
Free (door policy applies). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).

Boy George and Marc Vedo at Okku
UK name DJ Vedo and former Culture Club frontman Boy George get behind the decks for a retro-flavoured party.
Free (reservations only). 7pm-3am. Okku, The H Hotel (04 501 8777).


Monday 17

Déjà vu Billionaire Affair at Cavalli
An exclusive desi night hosted by, and aimed at, billionaires.
Free (reservations recommended). 8pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai (050 976 4027).

Hip-hop Mondays at Cirque Le Soir
Dubai’s DJ Bliss hosts this weekly urban fest.
Free (reservations recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 115 4507).

McGettigan’s and Time Out Dubai’s Ultimate Quiz Night
The final round of our quiz before summer, with a grand prize of a trip to Dublin for four up for grabs.
Free. 7.30pm. McGettigan’s DWTC, World Trade Centre (800 6247).

Point of View at The Fridge
Fresh off the plane from a tour of India, the band who won our Best Dubai Act award earlier this year play a homecoming gig.
Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

Tuesday 18

Pin-Up Tuesdays at Mahiki
There’s free drinks for ladies from 9pm-11pm.
Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

The Tuesday Jam at Jazz@Pizza
Express The emirate’s resident jazzmen stop by for a jam session every Tuesday. Expect some informal musical workouts at this currently unlicensed restaurant.
Free. From 8pm. Ongoing. Jazz@Pizza Express, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).

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