The To-Do List

Surena Chande's guide to the good times over the next week
BySurena ChandeThursday , 09 February 2017
The To-Do List
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BOB SINCLAIR LIVE AT BILLIONAIRE MANSION

FRI 10 FEB

The man behind hit tracks World Hold On, Love Generation and Someone Who Needs Me is coming to Dubai to play a set at the party venue Billionaire Mansion. Bob Sinclair dabbles in everything from reggae and dancehall to house and disco to create his catchy chart-toppers, so we’re sure it’ll be a real treat! INFO: Free, 7pm-3am, Billionaire Mansion, Taj Dubai Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay, 04 510 3100, billionairemansiondubai.com

TRUCKERS DXB AT EMIRATES GOLF CLUB

SAT 11 FEB

Tired of being stuck indoors and going from mall to mall? Head to Truckers DXB on the lawns of Emirates Golf Club. The event features 15 different trucks serving up cheese toasties, tacos, burgers and more, plus local vendors selling handmade crafts and jewellery – we picked up a glam choker for a song the last time we went! With a lively atmosphere and musicians performing throughout the evening, you won’t want to miss it. INFO: Free, 5pm-11pm, Emirates Golf Club, truckers.ae

BOLSHOI BALLET’S SWAN LAKE SCREENING

FRI 10 FEB

Sadly, Bolshoi Ballet isn’t making its way to Dubai, but you’ll be able to see the performance of Swan Lake, that was recorded in Moscow for one day only at select Novo Cinemas in Dubai. If you aren’t familiar with the classic ballet, it tells the tale of a princess, named Odette, who is magically turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. The screenings are in honour of Bolshoi’s curator Yuri Grigorovich’s 90th birthday, with over 1,600 screens across 60 countries participating! INFO: Dhs35 per person, 3.30pm matinee show, 8.30pm evening show, Ibn Battuta Mall, Festival City Mall, novocinemas.com

JAZZ AT THE BISTROT

SAT 11 FEB

Bistrot Bagatelle has introduced ‘Jazz at the Bistrot’, a weekly evening of performances by the four-piece band and occasional special guests, too. INFO: À la carte, 8pm-2am, first level, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 354 5035,reservation@bistrotbagatelledubai.com

IRISH BREW FEST

THU 9-FRI 10 FEB

Sheraton Abu Dhabi’s brand new two-day Irish Brew Fest is a celebration of everything from the Emerald Isle. Tuck into dishes such as seafood chowder with soda bread and stew and ham with colcannon mash, while you’re entertained with music from an Irish band. There’s a kids’ area, too! INFO: Dhs120 for unlimited buffet (hops are sold separately), from 6pm Thu, from 12.30pm Fri, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road, 02 677 3333, sheraton.abudhabi@sheraton.com

NEW IN CINEMAS

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

FROM THU 9 FEB

Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, this film is about a New York heiress who pursued her ambitions of becoming a singer. Unfortunately, while she believed her voice was pitch perfect, the rest of the world found it unbearable. Her lack of ability was easy to conceal when only her devoted husband heard her at private recitals, but he soon realises it could all go wrong when she’s invited to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall. INFO: Showing at cinemas across the UAE

NOW SHOWING

TV SERIES: GIRLS (SEASON 6)

MON 13 FEB

The final season of Girls will see Hannah (Lena Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams), Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) and Jessa (Jemima Kirke) hit the screen for the final time. The trailer shows the foursome dealing with tensions that came to a head last season when Jessa began seeing Hannah’s ex. INFO: 8.30pm, OSN First HD Home of HBO

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