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We’ve got a great few days of comedy as the Laughter Factory enters its 20th year. Ladies can kick-back at Zero Gravity on Tuesday… for free. The guys aren’t left out eather, with an evening of 50 percent off on Wednesday at Caramel. Let’s get started…

Mondays Made Me
Mondays don’t have to be just about quiz nights or watching Game of Thrones (but granted, that sounds awesome). Here, you can enjoy fine dining and a crazy party rolled into one.
When: Monday, May 16
Where: Sass Café, DIFC

Ladies Day
The ultimate Ladies Day experience every Tuesday – the usual nigthtime fun extended to a full day. Zero Gravity offers complimentary pool and beach access for ladies all day. There’s also a DJ to keep you entertained.
When: Tuesday, May 10
Where: Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina

Men’s Night
It’s not all about the girls. Part of the growing trend of offering men the same midweek packages as women, this DIFC favourite will trim 50 percent off you bill all night, guys. About time.
When: Wednesday, May 11
Where: Caramel, DIFC

The Laughter Factory
As we previewed in the last issue of ShortList, The Laughter Factory is entering its 20th year and is doing so with another incredible line-up of comedians – all booked by The Comedy Store. This month serves up Pete Johansson, Irishman Chris Kent and Marlon Davis grab the mike for their stand-up routines at the Movenpick Hotel in the Marina. To give you an idea of their calibre, Pete has opened for Stewart Lee and closed a set for Jerry Seinfeld. AED140.
When: May 12-13
Where: Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, thelaughterfactory.com

Black Honey
Music lovers are in for a treat as one of the biggest acts in UK indie music, Black Honey are set to make their regional debut this week. If you’re not familiar with them, think Lana Del Ray meets Nancy Sinatra. In short, expect lots of head banging and fist bumping from the audience as the band’s lead singer Izzy Phillips belts out their mega hits “Teenager” and “Ghost”. AED100
When: May 12
Where: Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.platinumlist.ae

Cinema – The Man Who Knew Infinity (15)
The inviting duo of Dev Patel and, fresh from Batman duties, Jeremy Irons tells the story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a young Indian mathematician who stunned the academic world when he enrolled at Cambridge University at the beginning of the 20th century. With his startling mental aptitude gradually honed by a kind-hearted professor (Irons), Ramunujan battles to showcase his luminary prowess to an antiquated – and often prejudiced – peer group.

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