There aren’t many things that excite cheese lovers more than a pairing night, so if you know your cotija from your camembert then Jones the Grocer’s event on Wednesday is one not to miss. There’s also a special beauty-themed ladies night at Vivaldi by Alfredo showcasing the latest Givenchy products, fantastic new art exhibitions in Al Quoz, an open mic night and the first of this season’s closing parties.
Cheese night at Jones the Grocer
Celebrating the arrival of Paxton & Whitfield cheeses, Jones the Grocer is hosting an evening of matchmaking with cheese, grapes and hops, in search of the perfect match. Food judge, stylist and cheese buyer Jeremy Bowen of Paxton & Whitfield will be attending the event on Wednesday evening. It’s AED250 including a one year membership to Jones the Grocer’s cheese club.
When: Wednesday May 18, 7pm-9.30pm
Where: Jones the Grocer, Dusit Thani Hotel, +971 4 335 7769
Ladies Night at Vivaldi by Alfredo
Givenchy cosmetics take centre stage at this glamorous ladies night, with the latest make-up products on display including demonstrations from the new brow studio. Ladies will get two complementary beverages and a selection of Italian bites for AED50.
When: Wednesday May 18, 8.30pm-12am
Where: Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, +971 4 207 1717
Exhibition – Observing the Ritual
This collaborative photography exhibition at Gulf Photo Plus in Al Quoz seeks to explore the spaces in which the rituals fundamental to Muslim culture occur. From communal prayers held in a secret mosque in Italy to the breaking of the fast in a family home during Ramadan, the exhibition’s participating photographers shed light on some of the most intimate moments of life for practising Muslims. The exhibition has three distinct elements, each from the three photographers whose work is on display: Italy’s Nicoló Degiorgis, British-Lebanese Natalie Naccache and, from the UAE, Ammar Al Attar. In addition to the exhibition, there will be a series of workshops in the build-up: focusing on elements such as self-publishing for photographers (May 14), a review of Nicoló Degiorgis’ work and a chat with Ammar Al Attar both May 15).
When: From May 14
Where: Gulf Photo Plus, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz,
Closing night of the Nasimi Sessions sees William Grigahcine AKA DJ Snake headline the outdoor venue. The DJ and producer has been responsible for a string of hits in the last few years, including the likes of “Get Low”, “Middle” and “Turn Down For What?” that all made an impact on the US Dance charts. In fact, the Parisian first made his name by working on Lady Gaga’s album Born This Way, earning him a Grammy nomination for his efforts, before his alter ego came to the fore with high-profile collaborations with the likes Major Lazer on their global smash “Lean On Me”. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are AED200 on the door – although ladies enter for free until 9pm.
When: Thursday, May 19, 7pm-3am
Where: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, +971 55 200 4321