7 things to do in Dubai this weekend

Yanni Live
Blending classical, jazz, adult rock and easy listening, Greek composer and keyboardist Yanni has been a near-ubiquitous presence on global album charts over the last three decades, racking up a combined 40 platinum and gold albums across the world and album sales totalling over 25 million. That’s practically an industry in itself. This will be his first ever appearance in Abu Dhabi and the tickets for his first scheduled show sold out almost instantly, prompting a second show the night before. This is all part of his world tour which began in the US back in February to support his latest album Sensuous Chill, and in Abu Dhabi he will be supported by a 15-member orchestra.
When: Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30
Where: Du Forum, Yas Island, www.ticketmaster.ae

Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus
Get on your lederhosen to celebrate Oktoberfest at JW Marriott Hotel in Deira. The popular Hofbräuhaus venue is flying in a live band from Germany and serving up Bavarian classics. There’s an a la carte menu on weekdays and buffet packages are available on Thursdays and Friday until October 28. Buffet packages start at AED295 with soft beverages.
When: Until October 28
Where: JW Marriott Hotel, Deira, +971 4 262 4444

BBQ Fridays
Kicking off on September 30, Perry & Blackwelder is inviting y’all over to grill and chill in their backyard. With the tunes of the live band on the terrace, you can help yourself to jumbo hot dogs, homemade USDA prime beef burgers, Cajun-style shrimp and sides, salads and beverages served to the table. AED295 for house beverages, AED195 for soft drinks.
When: Fridays
Where: Perry & Blackwelder’s, Madinat Jumeirah, +9714 432 3232

The Younger Lovers|
Everyone’s favourite Irish bar is hosting the Bay Area-based garage punk band, The Younger Lovers. The US trio play infectious, high-energy indie-rock with plenty of lo-fi, homemade sensibilities. Think Foster the People meshed with early Talking Heads and a dash of Bloc Party and you’re close. Great stuff for a Friday night. Band on at 11pm, tickets on the door are AED100.
When: Friday, September 30
Where: McGettigans, JLT,

Red Bull Open Water Party
Red Bull are known for extreme sports… but extreme parties? The latest Open Water Party from the energy drink brand will feature hundreds of inflatables, a floating stage and live sets from ShortLister Tobie Allen, Scott Forshaw and local celebs Hollaphonic.
When: Friday, September 30
Where: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, #helloyellow

This is eighth edition of Dubai Sports City’s Bavarian festival and it’s promising to be the biggest and best yet. Get your dirndls, lederhosen and blonde plaits ready and start preparing for clinking unnecessarily large glasses together. Free admission for all.
When: September 29, The Dome
Where: Dubai Sports City,

Cinema – Masterminds (15)
Hollywood’s current comedy in-crowd has assembled to make this slapstick retelling of the Loomis Fargo Bank Robbery in 1997. Zach Galifianakis plays David Scott Ghantt, an employee of the security firm who is persuaded by Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) and former Loomis co-worker Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) to raid the company vault. Add Jason Sudeikis and two more Ghostbusters, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, and you have the right blend of laugh lines and cartoon capers as they make off with $17.3 million. Fun.
In cinemas from September 29

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