Our picks of the week
1 DJ Marky at Media One
See Thu 12.
2 The Laughter Factory at various venues
See Wed 11.
3 Opera at The Ivy at The Ivy
See Wed 11.
4 System of Survival at Blue Marlin
See Fri 13.
5 Beatles tribute at The Music Room
See Fri 13.
Opera at The Ivy
An evening of familiar French arias performed by the talented Emirates Opera Project. Price includes a three-course meal and soft drinks.
Dhs395. 7pm. The Ivy, Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 564 7184).
The Laughter Factory at Zinc
The last full Laughter Factory bill before summer comes up trumps with a strong trio of comics. Kane Brown’s career highs include warming up for Chris Rock and playing alongside boxing champion Amir Khan at a charity fundraiser. Also on the bill is Tom Wrigglesworth, a former winner of Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? and Mick Ferry, a surreal performer normally spotted at the Comedy Store performing as part of the Cutting Edge Team. He’s also had screen success with slots on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, a role in Ken Loach’s 2009 Palm d’Or-winning flick Looking For Eric and he worked as a writer on John Bishop’s Britain.
Dhs140. 9pm. Until June 12. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road www.timeouttickets.com
Abri and The Funk Radius at Jazz@PizzaExpress
Practically a UAE supergroup, this funky outfit brings together the soulful voice of Hamdan Al Abri, the jazz-influenced grooves of brothers Rony and Elie Afif, Jay Wud’s bluesy guitar, a Stax-style horn section and plenty of head-nodding attitude. Expect to hear a mix of familiar songs reworked into a funk-soul context and the group’s own groovy concoctions.
Free. 9.30pm. Jazz@PizzaExpress, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 441 6342).
Analog Room at Q Underground
This underground electro night serves up wilfully intelligent and eclectic nuggets from a revolving door of guest DJs.
Dhs75 (ladies free before midnight). 10pm-3am, The Q Underground, Holiday Inn Al Barsha, www.analogroom.com.
GlobalFunk present DJ Marky at Media One
This underground bass happening moves to a new home and closes the season by hosting a top name. Brazilian drum ’n’ bass don DJ Marky is the real deal, appearing here with MC Stamina. Expect bass madness.
Dhs100 (with one free drink). 10pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Sunstroke End of Season Party with Shane D at Story Rooftop
Notorious boat-based party starters Sunstroke hosts a land-based closing bash with Shane D on the decks, co-host of House Call Radio Show alongside Grant Nelson.
Free. 9m-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Knowledge Village (04 365 9911).
The Laughter Factory at Grand Millennium TECOM
For details see Wednesday 11.
Dhs140. 9pm. Grand Millennium TECOM www.timeouttickets.com
Audio Tonic at 360°
The upstairs deck may be closed in the heat, but the party continues on the lower level with AT’s reliable residents at the helm. This week, it’s Mr Mr, Rod Lee Winters & Russ Cooper.
Free (guestlist recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (056 682 6617).
Beatles Tribute at The Music Room
Who doesn’t love The Beatles? Confessing a dislike of The Fab Four is a bit like admitting you hate the world. So here’s a chance to celebrate the legacy of the Most Important Band in the World Ever, with a quality Irish tribute band who are said to have worked with famed Beatles producer Sir George Martin, and were reportedly requested to perform for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. High praise indeed.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2534).
House of Afrika with Jullian Gomes
The Dek on 8 Expect top tunes strafing deep and tech house and a clued-up party crowd.
Free. 11pm-3am. Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 427 1000).
System of Survival at Blue Marlin
The Italian DJ duo of Alex Carpentieri and Pietro De Lisi guest at this penultimate Friday of the season.
Members, reservations only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (056 133 3400).
411 Saturdays at People by Crystal
The floor is generally packed for DJ Bliss’s trademark urban staple.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Miss Fil-Independance Dubai 2014 at Boracay
A beauty pageant to mark Philippine Independence Day, plus live performances from stars Jireh Lim and Bassilyo.
Dhs125. 7pm. Boracay Night Club, Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 295 9203).
Mix Tape Stand-up and Improv Comedy Special at Fraiche Café
UAE comedy purveyors Dubomedy present a showcase of funny promising a blend of original stand-up sets, improv games, audience participation and appearances from Improv Revolution troupe members. All to keep Dubai laughing.
Free. 7pm. Fraiche Cafe & Bistro, Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 369 7821).
Radio Mirchi Unplugged at MusicHall
Popular Hindi language radio station It’s Mirchi hosts both Kailash Kheer and Neeti Mohan live in the glamorous MusicHall.
Dhs250-1,500. 7.30pm. Music Hall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
L.O.V.E. Sundays at Okku
Fun tunes and a glam crowd who are up for a party on a school night.
Free (reservations recommended). 8pm-3am. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Hip-Hop Chic at Cirque Le Soir
A top weekly urban night with a decent crowd.
Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 115 4507).
The New Orleans Jazz Band at The Fridge
Retrace the roots of jazz with this home-grown ensemble, performing a mix of Dixieland classics.
Dhs50. 8pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, www.thefridgedubai.com (04 347 7793).
#This is ladies’ night at Tabla
Old school soul, R&B, hip-hop and funk from DJ Brooklyn – plus free drinks for ladies all night long.
Free. 10.30pm-3am. Tabla, Grand Millennium TECOM (052 691 1555).