27 biggest gigs and nights this week

Drum 'n' bass, comedy, urban, and Sandance returns

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Wednesday 9

The Grand Reveal at Cavalli Club
This big party at the high-end, fashion-branded nightspot will feature performances from two huge artists whose identities will be revealed nearer the date.
Free. Invitation only. 10pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

The Laughter Factory at Zinc
Danny ‘Slim’ Gray, Otiz Cannelloni and Rainer Hersch will be performing their routines at this popular comedy night. Dhs140. 9pm. Crowne
Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeoutttickets.com

The Return of Sigol at 2LIV
Soheil Ray and Genario will be spinning the commercial and Persian beats at 2LIV, the Palm’s latest nightclub.
Free (reservations required). 10pm-3am. 2LIV Dubai, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (056 700 1316/056 256 3739).

We Play Classics with Duane Harden at Armani/ Privé
The voice behind Armand Van Helden’s massive hit ‘You Don’t Know Me’, Duane Harden will be performing live. Reservations required.
10pm-3am Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).

Thursday 10

Alessandro Safina at Madinat Arena
The Italian romantic pop opera singer will be performing for one night only. Safina found fame in 2000 through his performance at the prestigious The Night Of The Proms in the Netherlands.
Dhs250-Dhs750. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 447 3864). www.timeoutttickets.com

Bliss on Berlin at Bliss Lounge
The beachside venue will be hosting a night featuring house music inspired by the Berlin scene. Deian, Carlos and Alex Amoralez will be on deck duty and there are half price drinks for women between 8pm and 11pm.
Free. 8pm-3am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (050 553 7917).

Deep Crates at Casa Latina
Dubai’s most reliable regular vinyl culture night serves up breaks, hip-hop, funk, reggae, Latin and more, hosted by local collective the Deep Crates Cartel.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Jason Byrne at McGettigan’s
The Irish comedian appropriately will be performing at an Irish-themed nightspot as part of a two-night run.
Dhs120. 7pm, McGettigan’s, Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.timeoutttickets.com

Ladies Love District at The District Lounge
This night will involve old school 1980s and 1990s hits plus two free mixed drinks and canapés for the fairer sex in a chic environment.
Free. 8pm-11pm. DIFC (050 880 2285).

Ravelations Presents Growling Mad Scientists at Domeland by Chi
The Dutch psychedelic trance duo the Growling Mad Scientists will be providing the tunes.
Dhs100. 8pm-3am. Domeland by Chi, Oud Metha, (050 645 1119/050 882 3435). www.timeoutttickets.com

Something Big Presents: The Wheel and Deal Takeover at Catwalk
With UK international DJs N-Type, scene pioneer Hatcha and LX-One on the decks and the fact that N-Type and Hatcha will be celebrating their birthdays, this Big Birthday Bash dubstep event promises to be massive.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha, Barsha (050 917 5432).

Strictly Vinyl at 360˚
This evening of vinyl appreciation involves two decks, a mixer and plenty of passion on a night where you can expect to hear funk, soul and house.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).


Friday 11

Audiofly at Blue Marlin Ibiza
UAE DJ and producer duo Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton, aka Audiofly, will be providing the house beats at this al fresco nightspot. Members and bookings only.
1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions at 360˚
Upstairs the tunes will be supplied by Tristan Bain, Vas Floyd and Mr Mr, while Markii and Dan Chadwick will be spinning below the deck at this deep and groovy house night.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Groove On The Grass Season II Opening at Emirates Golf Club
This outdoor event will involve sets from German DJs Steve Bug, Koze and USA spinner Droog.
Dhs160. 5pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9999).

House of Afrika at The Dek on 8
A weekly night specialising in South African deep house.
Free. 1pm-3am.Ongoing. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Omid Djalili Live Stand Up Comedy Show at Dubai World Trade Centre
The Iranian-born UK comic will be bringing his latest show to Dubai World Trade Centre.
Dhs250-700. 8pm-10pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeoutttickets.com

Rock it Science at The Music Room
This live music event will include a performance folk, prog rock group Two Wooden Stones along with appearances from a whole host of local bands performing a host of genres from punk and reggae to alt rock, DJ sets and acoustic guitar performances.
Dhs70. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2534).

Sandance at Atlantis Beach
Dubai’s beachside festival returns with a headlining set from US rockers The Killers. Other acts on the bill include Icelandic folk outfit Of Monsters And Men and reggae legends The Wailers.
Dhs295. 2pm-2am. Atlantis Beach, The Palm, Dubai, www.timeoutttickets.com


Saturday 12

411 Nights at People by Crystal
Crystal DJ Shef Codes and DJ Emir will be spinning the tracks.
Free, door policy applies. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).

Lillies Bordello Ireland Loves Dubai at The Music Room
The Dublin nightlife institution and celebrity hangout Lillie’s Bordello will be taking over The Music Room for a special night. Expect a performance from Dubai-favourite Paddy Man along with tunes from Lillie’s DJs Tommy Stewart and Peter C.
Dhs125. 9pm. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai, www.timeoutttickets.com

Chameleon Saturdays Rio Carnival Night at Chameleon Club Dubai
This night features latin tunes, dancers and salsa Dhs100.
Free for couples. 10pm-1am. Chameleon Club, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (04 448 8000).

Sunday 13

Just Sundays at Cavalli
The fashion-themed nightspot Cavalli Club will be holding its Just Sundays evening with your favourite commercial tracks supplied by DJ Enzo Mirak.
Free, door policy applies, 7pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Monday 14

The Monday Show at Cavalli Club Dubai
Cavalli Club’s latest night, The Monday Show, offers the opportunity to dine while you watch a classic movie.
Free. Door policy applies, reservations recommended. 9pm. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Jeremiah & The Lucky Strikes
This funk rock outfit opened for Macy Gray when she appeared in Dubai and have Hindustani influences.
Dhs50, Dhs25 (students), free for under 18s. 8pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

Tuesday 15

Cirque Loves Funky House
Experience resident DJ MadJam as he teams up with Chipper at the circus-themed venue for an intimate evening of funky house tunes. Criminal Vibes is the guest house DJ for the night.
Free. 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).

Empress Ladies’ Night at Embassy
Ladies get three free drinks when they pitch up at this high-end nightspot in the Marina.
Free. 8.30pm-11.30pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

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