1. Pitch-perfect evenings
If you know your Bowie from your Prince and the number of Grammies Taylor Swift has (before and after Kanye interrupted her), Aloft Me’aisam’s music quiz is where you should be spending your Tuesday evenings. The fortnightly music-themed quiz night tests you on trivia from chart music to movie soundtracks and plenty of prizes to be won, including 50 per cent off their total bill. And for the tone-deaf who just want to have a fun evening, the restaurant offers 20 per cent discount on food and beverage all night. From 8pm-10pm; call 04 248 7070.
For musical evenings that don’t require putting those grey cells to hard work, Grammy-nominated Sarod player Ustaad Aashish Khan will strike a chord and then some more with lovers of classical Indian music during his performance on August 18 at The Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts at Tiffany Tower, JLT. The 78-year-old musician is considered a maestro of the stringed Indian instrument and he’ll be joined on stage by his nephew and pupil Siraj Ali Khan. Adding rhythm will be tabla-player Kaushik Konwar. Free entry, call 056 433 4258.
2. Around the riverbend
Up your cinematic game by surrounding yourself with a lake, dim lights across a bridge and restaurants, all lined up for a complete movie experience at Riverland Dubai. Catch the 1994 comedy Clerks or 1996’s dramatic Trainspotting at a series of free films for fans until September 7. Enjoy current favourites as well as the classics, from Avatar and La La Land to The Terminator and Lord of the Rings. Every Thursday and Friday, 8pm to midnight at The Encore. Visit riverlanddubai.com.
3. A plum sporty deal
Become the next NBA star under the guidance of Denver Nuggets forward and NCAA champion Mason Plumlee at Dubai’s Plumlee camp. From August 28 to 31, you can gain quality basketball instruction from the NBA star and a team of world-class international coaches. Take part in the programme filled with NBA drills and basketball fundamentals, receive expert one-on-one training, and get a chance to receive an autograph and photo with Plumlee. The 2018 Mason Plumlee Basketball Academy runs from 10am-2pm for Dh900 per person. Visit duplays.com.