This week's 32 biggest gigs and parties

Ms Dynamite, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Europe and much more in town

Wednesday 20

Adele Tribute – The Music Room Anniversary at The Music Room
This tribute act will be running through the London crooner’s hits as part of the after- party of The Music Room’s seventh anniversary. Dhs80. 9pm-3am.
The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Thursday 21

A Night’s Tale with James Field and Rich Showell at Story Rooftop Lounge
This recently opened nightspot will be hosting an evening where the focus will be on quality sounds. Resident DJs on the bill include Mr Mr, Raxon, Julian Jinx, Rich Showell, Markii and James Field, and there will be monthly international guests too.
Free. Dhs75 on international guest nights. 10pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, behind Zayed University. Dubai Media City (050 151 4308).

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).

Fritz Kalkbrenner at Nasimi Beach
German house DJ Fritz Kalkbrenner is on deck duty, along with support from Smokingroove, DJ David Craig and Miss PM at this popular beach party.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Chameleon, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (050 113 5858/050 247 8131).

Fun Lovin’ Criminals DJ set at Tamanya Terrace
Fast and Frank from legendary American alt-rap outfit The Fun Lovin’ Criminals will be spinning old-school house tunes along with funk and soul at this special event.
Free. 9pm-2am. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Globalfunk at The Music Room

DJ Jumping Jack Frost and MC Moose will be on deck duty for this base night along with MACH4, Charl Chaka, AEON, Kymera and MCs Olly Wood and Prit.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).

Ms Dynamite at N’Dulge
If you’re a fan of the track ‘Dy-na-mi-tee’, you can sing along to your heart’s content as the London rapper will be hitting the stage at Atlantis for a special live performance.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4322).

We Are One at 2Liv
This night at the recently opened super club sees hip-hop tunes coming from DJ Shef Codes with Alex Seda providing the house beats. at an event where ladies get free drinks between 10pm and midnight.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. 2Liv, Sofitel Dubai Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 986 7180).

Ravelations presents Neuromotor
The Belgian DJ Neuromotor, one of the pioneers of psychedelic trance, will be spinning for one night only.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).

Step On Indie Party at Dek on Eight
This night promises a selection of classic indie tunes and a smattering of new tracks. There is a happy hour between 5pm and 8pm.
Free. 7pm-2am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Serendipity Yacht Party
This non-profit event will see money donated to cancer charities as well as house tunes supplied by DJs Benny T, Darryl Rees and Audio Project who have volunteered to play for free. The ticket price will include unlimited food and drinks.
Dhs400. 8.30pm-12.40am. Dubai Marina Mall (056 676 1115).

Friday 22

Amine Edge & Dance at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
The DJ duo are returning to perform their unique form in an event that will also see sets from Frederick Stone, Jean B, Jixo & Danz and Kay Tek. Members and reservations only.
1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions at 360°
This house night will feature sets from Mr Mr, Raxon and Julian Jinx alongside Mark Pickup spinning retro classics.
Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).

Bad House Party at Casa Latina
This recently launched eclectic indie funk night with special drinks deals features an informed selection of classic indie tunes.
Free. 10pm-4am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel Al Barsha, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Belleruche live at Barasti
UK three-piece electronic soul outfit Belleruche will be performing live at the popular beachside bar.
Free. 4pm. Barasti. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Umm Suqeim (04 318 1313).

Boombox at The Music Room
This alt night will see UK rocker Jon Kennedy perform live with support from DJs Somalie, Makrodot and DJ MoCity.
Free. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).

Europe Live at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium
The Swedish band Europe, creators of the anthemic song ‘The Final Countdown’ will be rocking Dubai for the first time with support from the Boxtones.
Dhs200-375. 8pm. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud.

Mary Black at McGettigan’s JLT
Irish folk singer Mary Black, who has collaborated with US singer Joan Baez, is performing live with her full band as part of McGettigan’s JLT’s third birthday.
Dhs120. From 8pm, Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0560).

Filipino Fun Fiesta 2013
This family-friendly event features a number of fun activities as well as a Battle of the Bands competition.
Dhs25 (free for under fives). 10am-10pm. Wonderland Theme and Water Park, Oud Metha (056 257 6667).

Friday Pool Party featuring Andrew Rayel at XL Beach Club
Coming from an orchestral background, Moldovan DJ Andrew Rayel be showcasing the deck skills which he’s been honing since the age of 13.
Free for ladies before 8pm, Free for men before 6pm, Dhs100 early bird, Dhs150 door. Noon-3am.XL Beach Club, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 454 2927).

House of Afrika at The Dek on 8
A weekly night specialising in South African deep house, with resident plus international guests. This week the guest DJ is Lady Lea. There’s also a happy hour between 5pm and 8pm.
Free. 4pm-3am. Ongoing. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Mosey at VIP Room Dubai
The French DJ, who is incidentally the son of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, will be spinning the house music for one night only. Reservations required.
9pm-3am. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).

Sunny Vibe Up at Dusk Terrace
BBC 6 Music radio presenter Craig Charles is jetting in to perform a set of funk and soul classics for this event. He’ll be supported by members of local decksmiths outfit Deep Crates Cartel.
Dhs85. 2pm-12.30am. Dusk Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Saturday 23

Caribbean Beach Bacchanal with Destra Garcia Live at Jebel Ali Golf Resort
Singer Destra Garcia from Trinidad and Tobago will be performing live, along with Da General from the Virgin Islands.
Dhs100 (advance), Dhs150 (door). 3pm-2am. Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali (055 444 0891).

Groove Culture at Sublime Bar & Lounge
The Dubai-based funk, reggae, neo soul and R&B band Abri & Funk Radius host this weekly night where classic hits ranging from David Bowie to Bjork are rejuvenated by the group. Ladies will get one complimentary drink thrown in.
Free. 9pm-3am. Sublime Bar & Lounge, Ibis World Trade Centre Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 318 7130).

Ja Rule at Movida
The American rapper will be performing live at the high-end nightspot.
Free, reservations required. 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 517 44449).

The Fridge at QUOZ
Between 4pm and 6pm, musicians will be performing live acoustic sets from three different locations on a mobile truck. At 6.15pm Monica Antezana will be performing a dance lecture followed by an open Q&A session and at 8pm the electro ambient tunes will be supplied by Parallel Sound System featuring The Board. These events are all part of a wider art show in Al Quoz.
Free. From 4pm. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

Sunday 24

Art After Dark at No. 5 Lounge & Bar
Dubai-based stencil and graffiti artist Steffi Bow will be showcasing her work with tunes supplied by resident Break DJ Lobito.
Free. 6pm-2am. The Ritz-Carlton DIFC (04 372 2323).

Monday 25

Hip-Hop Chic Mondays at Cirque Le Soir
Theatrical club Cirque du Soir’s weekly hip-hop party will feature tunes from DJ Bliss.
Free (bookings recommended). 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).

Tuesday 26

Pin-Up Tuesdays at Mahiki
Free drinks on offer for ladies at this popular nightspot: A famous, tiki-themed brand where the atmosphere is always guaranteed to be fun.
Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 7731).

Pink In The City at Barasti
The ever-popular beachside expat hangout is offering ladies bubbles for Dhs50.
7.30pm-10.30pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 318 1313).

Sunrise sessions are back at At The Top

Celebrate Opera Gallery Dubai’s tenth anniversary with Urban Poetry

DIFC’s gallery to bring a stand-out street art exhibition

Music favourite set for November launch in DXB

Ahlan rolls out lounge and meet and greet discounts


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