Treehouse of Horrors
Fancy a Black Soul or Bonemarrow beverage? Well, the Treehouse Tribe will be dressed to the nines presenting ghoulish concoctions to soothe your fears. You’ll be waited on by “the living dead”, so it’s not one for the faint-hearted. Come dressed in your ghoulish outfits and dance the night away to the eerie Halloween tunes.
Where: Treehouse Dubai, Taj Hotel, Business Bay
When: October 31, 7pm, +9714 438 3100
Hands up if you want a Halloween party without breaking the bank? Unlimited drinks are on offer for four hours of fun. Dress up for a chance to win a prize (this is optional, come in your work clobber if you really want to), and dance the night away with CN Williams providing the tunes. Ladies AED249, gents AED299.
When: October 31, 9pm-1am
Where: Tribeca Kitchen & Bar, Ocean View Hotel, +971 50 345 6067
There is a special edition of White’s RnB and hip-hop night #URBN this week as Fat Joe takes to the stage. The Bronx-born rapper has been in the spotlight since the early 1990s, when he released his debut album Represent. He has remained relevant over the decades, earning two Grammy nominations (for 2003’s “What’s Luv?” and then 2008’s “Make It Rain”), and is just about to release his 11th studio album, Plata O Plomo. Want another reason to go? Ladies can enjoy a complimentary bar.
Tuesday, November 1
White Dubai, Meydan, +971 50 443 0933
Laleh Khorramian: Saturn’s Necklace
The Third Line presents Saturns Neckless, Laleh Khorramian’s third solo show at the gallery. Her new body of work featured dyed and painted fabrics and portraits of alien beings – which reflect her fascination with the otherworldly.
When: November 2-December 10
Where: Third Line Gallery Al Quoz
Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds
It has gone down as one of the greatest, most important albums of the rock’n’roll era, a sweeping creative vision from then 23-year-old Brian Wilson that catapulted his band, the Beach Boys, from close-harmonied surf poppers to a behemoth nearly big enough to rival the Beatles. Of course, it was the Beatles and the 1960s “British invasion” that inspired Wilson to essentially hijack the band’s writing and recording process in late 1965 and early 1966 to make Pet Sounds which, half a century later, now stands as tall as Revolver, released two months later. Brian Wilson has been celebrating the half century anniversary with a global tour, performing songs in likes of “God Only Knows” and “Wouldn’t it be Nice” to audiences young and old. It is sure to be a landmark night for Dubai.
When: Thursday, November 3
Where: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, www.tickets.virginmegastore.me
The Accountant (18)
The film centres on Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck), a maths genius with an Asperger’s type aversion to anything more than perfunctory social interaction who works as an accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organisations. And he’s also got high-level “anti-bullying” training that means he’s a dead-eye shot and pretty vicious in hand-to-hand combat. And he writes complex formulas on glass. He’s Batman crossed with A Beautiful Mind.
Anyway, when the Treasury Department’s Ray King (a suitably stony-faced JK Simmons) begins to close in on his operations, Wolff begins to work for a robotics company where he manages to uncover some shenanigans – including dead bodies and threats to him and his sort-of love interest, Dana (Anna Kendrick).
In between all this, there is a heck of an origin story, which charts Christian’s struggles with his condition – which leads you to think there may be more films to come. A number-crunching superhero? Worse ideas have made it further.
In cinemas from October 27