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We’re ready to wrap up April with a weekend full of great music, partying and shopping. Check out a pop-up shop in Dubai Mall with local designers and browse the stalls at JBR’s night market. If music is what you’re after, you’re in for a treat. The next few days are packed with DJs, singers and performers. Disclosure and Rudimental are teaming up for a gig at Love Music Your Way in Media City, and for a good old sing-along head to Irish Village for the Proclaimers. There’s also a yacht party being held by Urber and Nikki Beach. We’re tired just at the thought of it all.

Superheroes ft Bill Kenny at Dek on 8
Fresh from his “Excellent Adventure” tour of North America with Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird label, the Superheroes welcome the bass house music star to Dubai for an evening of weird and wonderful dancefloor skullduggery. Don’t miss it.
When: Thursday, April 28
Where: Dek On 8, Media One Hotel

The Proclaimers
The bespectacled Scottish duo responsible for the unforgettable stomp-folk-singalong hit “500 Miles” from 1988 – don’t kid yourselves, you know it and half the words to it, too – are bringing their vault of winning tunes back to the UAE this weekend. Set to play to a sold-out crowd at the Irish Village, concert goers, Celtic or otherwise, can expect to hear all of their classic songs, which also include “Letter From America” and “King of the Road” alongside tunes from their latest album, Cooking Vinyl.
When: Thursday, April 28
Where: The Irish Village, Garhoud
Price: From AED125
Contact: www.platinumlist.net

Uber Yacht Party
Nikki Beach and Uber have teamed up to put on a boat party for Dubai residents. Just open the Uber app, slide across to ‘UberYACHT’ and request a spot for you and up to four friends. Once your request is confirmed you’ll get a confirmation code and a promo code for a free Uber ride to the yacht. The boat party is AED300 per person (including round-trip Uber rides), with unlimited food and drinks. If you want to go on this, you need to be quick, as booking closes on Thursday 28 at 4pm!
When: Saturday, April 30, 2pm-6pm
Where: Leaving from Pier 7 in Dubai Marina

Back2Basics ft Harry “Choo Choo” Romero
In the early 2000s, this guy was a regular at legendary The End Club in London for the Subliminal nights. It’ll be a night of proper house music with some of his all-time classic cuts thrown in for big room pleasure.
When: Thursday, April 28
Where: Pacha Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah

Love Music Your Way
Rudimental will be taking to the stage along with Disclosure to headline Love Music Your Way. The daytime festival with food trucks, pop-up stalls and art – that promises “the grit of Glastonbury and the creativity of Coachella.” Rudimental’s contagious mix of drum & bass, house and dubstep blended together with Disclosure’s chart-topping electronic sound, is bound to be a crowd pleaser.
When:  Friday, April 29
Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

Shop Design 971’s ‘Market OTB’ Edition
Dubai Mall’s first pop-up concept store, Design 971, showcases local talent from designers such as Dee by Dalia, Twisted Roots and ChantalNLara. All of these brands took part in this year’s Market Outside The Box, and it’s your last chance to shop their collections at the Dubai Mall pop-up store.
When: Until May 30
Where: The Village, Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall

Hannah Wants
The award-winning DJ from Birmingham, England, will be spinning all the tunes that have helped her land a permanent gig as a DJ on BBC Radio 1 and a residency at Ibiza’s Amnesia. The self-taught DJ will be joined by Andrew Hartley, Grant Collins and local boy Chris Wright.
When: Friday, April 29
Where: Zero Gravity

Street Nights at JBR
Expect live street performances, unconventional art including live graffiti, a bazaar with plenty of market stalls to sop and some trendy food trucks. The 10-day festival is already underway, with freestyle battles and urban poetry proving one of the most popular performances.
When: From 5pm, until April 30
Where: JBR

Cinema – Midnight Special (18)
We’re overdue a decent paranormal flick and Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special might just be it. The plot is centred around the kidnapping of an eight-year-old boy by Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton. This abduction has an ulterior motive, though, which is actually more of a cult-obsessed rescue. For this is no ordinary child; he possesses an otherworldly power that a high-ranking NSA officer (Adam Driver) considers a grave threat to national security.
In cinemas from April 28

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