14 awesome parties to head to this week

Bongo's Bingo, Bassworx, ballads at Bridgewater and Cavalli's Sunday night bash

THURSDAY 18
Analog Room at Industrial Avenue - Today only

It’s the season closing party with Detroit techno heavyweight Kevin Saunderson.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (050 883 3172).

Bongo’s Bingo at ON42 - Today only
Bingo isn’t just for old people. This version involves music, dancing, and plenty of weird and wonderful fun. Plus prizes. Obviously.
Dhs100. 8pm-3am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.platinumlist.net.

Bassworx at Casa Latina - Today only
It’s the last drum ’n’ bass party of the season, and it’s going to be a big one. Hear everything from jungle to half-step from Goodinglish, Masscon & Anderson Lima, plus residents Woodle and Espace.
Free. 8.45pm-2.45am. Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).

Penn Masala at DUCTAC - Today only
The talented acapella group are in town. Think Glee Club, but cooler and with mash-ups that involve huge hits from the Western world and South Asia, such as Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You) / Dilliwaali Girlfriend.
From Dhs160. 7.45pm-10pm. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.platinumlist.net (04 341 4777).


FRIDAY 19

The Laughter Factory at various venues - This week only

The last Laughter Factory of the season hosts three familiar faces – Dominic Holland, Kai Humphries and Addy Van Der Borgh. Expect some side-splitting comedy.
Dhs140. May 18-19, 9pm-10.30pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (May 18); The Gramercy, DIFC (May 19), www.800tickets.com.

One Big Friday with Martin Solveig at Zero Gravity - Today only

Solveig has become a household name in electronic music circuits. His biggest hits, including Hey Now, have only confirmed he is one of the best musicians around today.
Free before 7pm, Dhs150 thereafter. Noon-3am. Dubai Marina, www.platinumlist.net (04 399 0009).

Jamie Jones and Serge Devant at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE - Today only
Jamie Jones is perhaps best known for his cross-genre band Hot Natured, his label Hot Creations and his series of huge parties. See him alongside Serge Devant, a signee of Hot Creations’ sub label Emerald City.
Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel And Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

NOMADS closing party at El Chiringuito - Today only
It’s the last party of the season at this flower-strewn beach bar where you can dance al fresco or take a dip in the pool.
Free. 6pm-midnight. Rixos The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (054 449 6464).

SATURDAY 20

Howzat at The Junction - This week only
A play written and staged in Dubai, the story follows two Indian and Pakistani families living on the Palm and the everyday hilarities, frustrations and experiences of living in the city.
From Dhs80. May 18-20, 3pm and 7.30pm. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.thejunctiondubai.com (04 338 8525).

Tango Festival at Meydan - This week only
Run by Tango Dubai, this festival of traditional Argentine dance is a chance for you to learn from special guests and professionals, as well as watch some mesmerising performances.
From Dhs150 (per workshop). May 17-20. Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba, www.tangodubai.org/festival.


SUNDAY 21

101 at Cavalli Club - New
This new night at Cavalli kicks off right after the Sunday night brunch. The first 101 ladies to register on the guestlist will get unlimited beverages all night, while the first 101 men to register get an open bar for Dhs500.
Free for ladies, Dhs500 for gents. Sun 11.30pm-3am. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 991 0400).


MONDAY 22

Noon feat. Soundsoul at The Fridge - Today only
Noon is an experimental project that merges new-age downtempo electronic and oriental music. They’ll be playing live along with Soundsoul – a music group comprised of hang drum player Khaldun Al-Baz and harpist Lidia Stankulova – with their enchanting and calming sound.
Dhs50. 7.30pm-10pm The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

TUESDAY 23

Happy hour at LIMA Lounge - New
This is the newest watering hole to open at City Walk, and its new happy hour offers 50 percent off selected house beverages, as well as some creative mixed drinks made with ingredients such as juniper beverage, banana coriander syrup, mint leaves and Rantcho lemon foam.
Prices vary. Daily 4pm-8pm. Fine Dining Courtyard, City Walk, Al Safa Street (800 5462).

LIVE AND LOCAL

Chronicles of Khan at Bridgewater Tavern

This rock band burst onto the scene in 2013 when they performed at Middle East Film and Comic Con. Expect lots of loud, powerful rock ballads.
Thu 8pm-10.45pm. Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).

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