15 nights out you HAVE to try this week

Maifest, Eddie Izzard, Roger Sanchez and a gents' night, all coming to town.

WEDNESDAY 26

Maifest at Grand Hyatt Dubai - New
Celebrate the arrival of spring in traditional German style with live music from Die Kirchdorfer (flown in from Munich) and, of course, plenty of schnitzel and hops. Head down for opening night buffet tonight.
From Dhs195. Apr 26 to May 6, Wed 7pm-1am; Thu-Fri 7pm-2am; Sat brunch: 12.30pm-4pm. Oud Metha (04 317 2222).

Manuel Rocheman at Infini Pool Lounge, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach - Today only
Hear Manuel Rocheman (a pupil of jazz great Martial Solal) play a concert of tracks from his album MisTeRIO, as well as music from Michel Legrand. He’ll be accompanied by Matthieu Chazarenc on drums and Mathias Allamane on bass.
Dhs100. 8pm-10pm. The Walk, JBR, www.afdubai.org (04 341 4666).

THURSDAY 27

Eddie Izzard at Dubai World Trade Centre - Today only
Izzard is one of the world’s biggest comedians and fans can expect a rip-roaring night of ingenious witticisms from his show, Force Majeure.
From Dhs295. 7pm-11pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dxblaughs.ae.

P4blo & Floyd Lavine at HOUSE of AFRIKA - Today only
Otherwise known as Pablo Martinez, P4BLO’s sound leans towards “cinematic” deep house and afro tech. Floyd Lavine – who splits his time between Berlin and Cape Town – considers himself to be part of a new generation of African DJs, and is a resident DJ at Berlin club Watergate.
Free (on the guestlist), Dhs100 (on the door). 9pm-3am. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay, rsvp@infusion.ae (04 414 3000).

Tiger Sessions ft. Nick Warren at Pure Sky Lounge - Today only
From Café del Mar back in 1991 to a residency at The Soundgarden in 2015, Nick Warren has proved himself a force to be reckoned with in the house music world.
Dhs100 (ladies), Dhs125 (gents), Dhs150 (on the door). 9pm-3am. Pure Sky Hilton Dubai The Walk, JBR (04 399 1111).

RAVELATIONS 10th Anniversary at The Music Room - Today only
Celebrate ten years of trance with a set from Dutch duo GMS, who return to the Ravelations stage after four years.
From Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2534).

Dysfunktion with MAKS & Ju Lovett at ON42 - Today only
Dysfunktion is opening up two rooms for a huge rave with two of the biggest names in underground techno, Ju Lovett and Maks, who will be spinning back-to-back sets.
Free. 10pm-3am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 274 3655).


FRIDAY 28

Tale Of Us and Vaal at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE - Today only
Tale of Us created music inspired by their love of art, cinema and literature, making for some rather dramatic sets. Also on the decks will be Vaal – one of record label Afterlife’s key members – who has a penchant for the melancholy and macabre, and has become known for her dark, emotional and intriguing sets.
Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel And Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

One Big Friday at Zero Gravity - Today only

Roger Sanchez needs little introduction, and will be live at Zero Gravity alongside Claptone, with his enigmatic “birdman” persona and constantly evolving electro-dance-pop-acid sound. Don’t miss the chance to party to this unique DJ, live.
Free before 7pm, Dhs150 thereafter. Noon-3am. Dubai Marina, www.platinumlist.net (04 399 0009).

Jazzie B at 360° - Today only
Jazzie B, founding member of Soul II Soul, is one of the most respected names in soul (he received an OBE and has lectured at Cambridge University). But, most importantly, he has written, produced and remixed some of the best music around.
Free. Jazzie B on stage at 11pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).

SATURDAY 29

Russ at Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel And Resort - Today only
Best known for his tracks Losin’ Control, What They Want and Ain’t Nobody Takin’ My Baby, singer-songwriter and hip-hop artists Russ will be playing live in the UAE for the first time.
From Dhs290. 8pm-11pm. Next to Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot, www.platinumlist.net (02 562 9100).

SUNDAY 30

The List at Billionaire Mansion - Weekly event

We think this is one of the best urban nights in the city (it made the shortlist of our 2017 Music & Nightlife Awards), thanks to its unbeatable music from Mr Shef Codes, DJ Tim Kay and DJ Slim.
Free. Sun 11pm-2am. Ongoing. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (050 226 1662).

MONDAY MAY 1

MadMen Mondays at QWERTY - Weekly deal
One for the lads, gents can get two free drinks on a Monday night at this new Media City hangout. There are chances to win prizes, too.
Free. Mon 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

TUESDAY 2

Ladies’ night at Lucky Voice - Weekly deal
Unlimited drinks, 50 percent off food and karaoke pod taster sessions are all part of the deal at this ladies’ night. Not to mention free glitter from the folks at Glam Bar.
Free. Tue 8pm-1am. Ongoing. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (800 58259).

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Lucas Leao at Grapeskin

The grape bar has live acoustic music every week from Lucas Leao. Expect covers of classic indie-rock hits and powerful vocals that you can enjoy while lounging on cushioned seats, al fresco.
Free. Thu-Fri 7pm-11pm. La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk Dubai, Autograph Collection, Al Safa Street (054 309 5948).

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