31 hottest gigs and nights this week

From UK folk and UAE rock to poolside beats and a fashion launch

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Wednesday 23

Gossip with the Girls at The Dek on Eight
Natalie Brogan will be spinning house tunes at this poolside party, which sees ladies receive unlimited mixed drinks between 8pm and 11pm.
Free. 7pm-2am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Spiro at The Irish Village
The UK folk outfit, who count Peter Gabriel among their fans, will be performing in the gardens of the infamous Irish club for a concert staged through a collaboration between the British Council and Dubai-based The Fridge.
Free. 8.30pm-11.30pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 347 7793).

The Grand Reveal at Cavalli Club
The fashion themed club will be celebrating its fourth anniversary with a special guest performer.
Free. Invitation only. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Thursday 24

Bliss on Deep Beats at Bliss Lounge
Audio Tonic’s Mr Mr will be supplying the house beats at this cool beachside venue. Ladies get a 50 percent discount on selected drinks between 8pm and 11pm.
Free. 8pm-3am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (056 694 4538).

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 the Deep Crates Cartel.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Dust presents Nickodemus at Tamanya Terrace
The New York-based DJ will be supplying the tunes, which will mix world and urban music with funk, jazz, hip-hop and dub beats. Nickodemus will be supported by resident DJs Mo Megadon Mostyn and James Locksmith.
Dhs75. Free before 8pm. 6pm-1am. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Gulf Bike Week
Expect plenty of wheelies, rock music and stunts at this bikers’ festival. The local acts performing include the Maplejacks, Boxtones and Jay Wud.
Dhs60 adults, Dhs20 under 12. 4pm-11pm. Until October 26. Dubai Media City Ampitheatre, Dubai Media City (04 435 6101). www.timeoutttickets.com

IDentity with Chez Damier at N’Dulge
The pioneering Chicago house DJ will be on deck duty for a night which includes sets from Smokingroove, Eric Francis and DJ Shero. There is also a happy hour between 5pm and 8pm at the Atlantis nightspot. Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4322).

Kyoboe Pres Fashionista
Grand Launch at Donatello Lounge Hosted by Haneef Raisani, the founder of Raisani Records, this evening promises an eclectic mix of house grooves from guest DJs and the resident DJ Stu Laurie.
Free (reservation required). 9pm-2am. Donatello Lounge, Sheikh Zayed Road, info@raisani.com.

Paranormal Beats with Richy Ahmed and Russ Yallop at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
This special Halloween event encourages participants to throw on a costume in an evening where the organisers have promised to turn the venue into a cauldron of creatures, scares and frights.
Members and bookings only. 9pm-3am. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Sunstroke presents Random Soul and Shane D at The Dek on Eight
Yogi and Husky, aka Random Soul, will be spinning soul, jazz and funk infused house beats. The guys from Sydney will be joined on the bill by South African DJ Shane D, who will be supplying soulful house tunes.
Free. 5pm-2am. The Dek on the Eight, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 600 9928).


Friday 25

Afro Vybz presents DJ Creme de la Creme at Sublime Bar & Lounge
This Afro-urban night will feature dancehall and old-school beats from Kenya’s DJ Creme de la Creme.
Dhs100 (ladies free before midnight). 9pm-3am. Sublime Bar & Lounge, Ibis World Trade Centre Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 222 1321/ 050 854 7089).

Atelier/Cavalli Club present Lumidee at Cavalli Club
Atelier is collaborating with Cavalli Club to stage a live performance from American singer-songwriter and rapper Lumidee.
Free, door policy applies, 7pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions at 360°
German deep house duo Tube & Berger will be spinning upstairs on the spectacular roooftop terrace, with Mark Pickup on deck duty downstairs to delight you at this popular house night.
Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

DJ Mouss & MC Eklips at VIP Room
DJ Mouss will spin a set with help from French MC Eklips at this club night.
Reservations required. 9pm-3am. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).

Friday Pool Party with Ian Carey at XL Beach Club
The US house DJ Ian Carey will be spinning the tunes with support from DJ ProMoe, S3rHan and Rich Round. Ladies get a 50 percent discount on drinks if you turn up between midday and 6pm.
Free for ladies before 8pm, Free for men before 6pm, Dhs100 early bird, Dhs150 door. Midday-3am. XL Beach Club, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 454 2927). www.timeoutttickets.com

House of Afrika at The Dek on 8
A weekly night specialising in South African deep house, with residents Charl Chaka, Afroboogie, Just Lance, Simon B and Nthayi.
Free. 1pm-3am. Ongoing. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Mark Fanciulli at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
UK DJ Mark Fanciulli will be supplying the tech house and electro beats with support from Frederick Stone, Jean B, Jixo & Danz and Kay Tek at this alfresco venue. Members and bookings only.
1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

The Punchline Comedy Club at Emirates Golf Club
Laugh your head off, care of a slew of comedians.
Dhs200 (including food). 9pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 445 6842). www.timeoutttickets.com

UAE Best Guitarist Competion 2013 at Ratsky 3
The top ten UAE guitarists will be competing for Dhs10,000 prize money in front of a panel of three judges.
Dhs50. 7pm-midnight. Ratsky 3, Holiday Inn Express, Bur Dubai (050 453 9727).


Saturday 26

411 Nights at People by 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).

DJ Cut Killer at Movida
The versatile French DJ, who appeared in cult classic French movie La Haine, will be on deck duty for one special night.
Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).

Sunday 27

Just Sundays at Cavalli
The fashion-themed venue 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 28

Club Classics Night at Boudoir
Guest DJ Destroyer will be spinning the electro and commercial house. Ladies get complimentary bubbles until 1am.
Free (reservations recommended). Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 354 5995/050 454 6920).

Halloween Party 2013 at Studio F
The high-end fashion-conscious club is a costume-only affair with the commercial tunes supplied by DJ Parham Loco with Armin Van Bango providing the live percussion.
Dhs150 (couples only). 10.30pm-3am. Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 101 0924).

Hip-hop Chic at Cirque Le Soir
The playful high-end circus-themed club will be playing urban beats courtesy of popular local talent and TV personality DJ Bliss.
Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).

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).

Tuesday 29

Cirque Loves Funky House with Rich List featuring Sean Finn at Cirque Le Soir
Stuttgart-based Sean Finn is jetting in to supply some uplifting and energetic house tunes.
Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).

Empress Ladies’ Night at Embassy
Ladies get three free drinks at this high-end club in the Marina end of town.
Free. 8.30pm-11.30pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).

Jam Night at The Music Room
The Music Room’s talent platform returns with aspiring musicians taking the opportunity to showcase their skills at the open mic event.
Entry price includes one drink. Dhs50. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower (056 799 6335).

Pin-Up Tuesdays at Mahiki
Free drinks on offer here for ladies from 9pm-11pm at the popular Tikki-themed venue.
Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

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