The To-Do List

Ahlan's guide to good times over the next seven days
ByAriel Robinson Thursday , 22 September 2016
The To-Do List

GROOVE ON THE GRASS RETURNS

FRI 23 SEP
Groove on the Grass is finally back with even more art, fashion, food and music. The event kicks off with an unmissable line-up of artists including the legendary Simian Mobile Disco, famous for hits such as Hustler, Audacity of Huge and Cruel Intentions, Max Cooper, house DJs Josh Wink and Radio Slave, along with The Element, a resident DJ at Sankey’s, Ibiza. This year there’s also a brand new section bursting with food trucks to keep you full while you party! Plus, the festival will feature yoga, massages and a fashion marketplace with boutiques so that you’re entertained all evening. INFO: Dhs180-Dhs250, 5pm-3am, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, grooveonthegrass.com
BAGATELLE REOPENS
TUE 27 SEP 
Head to Bagatelle Dubai’s special gala dinner to celebrate its reopening just in time for the party season! Expect Mediterranean cuisine, along with classic southern French dishes and music to keep you entertained all night. INFO: 8pm-2am, Bagatelle Dubai, First Floor, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 354 5035, bagatelledubai.com
ENJOY THE NEW MENU AT ECLIPSE TERRACE LOUNGE
DAILY
Four Seasons Abu Dhabi’s Eclipse Terrace Lounge has introduced a menu devoted to seafood and other delights. Expect dishes such as momos (dumplings) stuffed with prawn and lobster, and slow-cooked Hammour served with jalapeno and lime sauce. Also on offer are desserts such as Oreo mud pie, cocktails and gorgeous views. INFO: 7pm-11pm, Eclipse Terrace Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 333 2222, fourseasons.com/abudhabi
EXPERIENCE YUUGATA AT BUDDHA-BAR 
DAILY 
Yuugata, the authentic Japanese way of enjoying drinks and snacks before dinner, has launched at this hot spot, featuring a menu including seabass popcorn, robata grilled salmon teriyaki and cocktails. The appetisers start from just Dhs25, and the drinks from Dhs35. INFO: 7pm-8.30pm, Buddha-Bar, Grosvenor House Dubai, 04 399 8888, grosvenorhouse-dubai.com
MEAT-FREE MONDAYS AT BAKER & SPICE
EVERY MONDAY
Baker & Spice has a real treat for veggies with the launch of meat-free Mondays. The menu features 10 dishes to choose from, such as potato vermicelli croquettes, fig carpaccio, smoky burritos with grilled tofu and cauliflower lollipops. INFO: 7am-11pm Mon, Dhs79 for two courses, Baker & Spice, Town Centre, Jumeirah, 04 297 5797, bakerandspiceme.com
THE STYLEBOP.COM ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO FASHION MONTH
OUT NOW
An amusing way to get you in the spirit for one of the most fashionable seasons of the year, this guide shows all the characters you’ll meet while you’re at Fashion Week. The best bit? It’s free on the Stylebop website! INFO: stylebop.com
NOW SHOWING
THE BLACKLIST
Binge-watch your way through The Blacklist, one of the best American crime thrillers. A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a criminal who has avoided capture for decades turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her. INFO: netflix.com
NEW IN CINEMAS
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS
FROM THU 22 SEP
Featuring an all-star cast of Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz, this emotional tale pulls on the heartstrings. A couple rescue and adopt a baby girl (Lucy) who was adrift at sea, on a boat, with her father, who had died. They later discover that Lucy’s mother is alive and looking for her, and face the hard decision of whether to return the child they raised as their own. INFO: Thu 22 Sep, showing in cinemas across the UAE
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
FROM THU 22 SEP
A remake of the original 1960 classic, this western action flick sees actors including Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington in a gripping story about revenge as a town is taken over by corrupt industrialist Bartholomew Bogue and his men. INFO: Thu 22 Sep, showing in cinemas across the UAE
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