Time Out Abu Dhabi Music & Nightlife Awards 2017

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1. Time Out Abu Dhabi Music & Nightlife Awards after-party
It’s time for the biggest, glitziest and most fun after-party of the year – and you are invited! The cream of Abu Dhabi’s social scene will be taking over the Sky Garden at Ray’s Bar, in Jumeirah Etihad Towers, after the annual Time Out Abu Dhabi Music & Nightlife Awards. It will be a huge celebration of the very best the city’s buzzing nightlife has to offer, from bars and pubs to clubs and top DJs. Best of all, everyone can join in the after-party fun for free! Free. Tue May 23, 10.30pm-3am. Ray’s Bar, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. To attend, RVSP at www.facebook.com/timeoutabudhabi.

2. Try out Tryano
Trendy Yas Mall store Tryano will be swinging open its doors for its second annual Ramadan fair, Layali Tryano, this week. A dazzling array of fashion, food, jewellery, home accessories and much more will be on display, while the event will also aid a worthy cause as all proceeds from ticket sales will go to The Make A Wish Foundation.
Dhs40. Wed May 17 to Sun May 21, 5pm-midnight. Yas Mall, Yas Island (800 879266).

3. Big night with Lil Jon
What happens in Vegas doesn’t have to stay there. American rap superstar and current Las Vegas DJ of the year Lil Jon will be taking over the decks at Abu Dhabi superclub MAD for an eagerly awaited set this weekend. The internationally acclaimed performer will be wowing revellers in the capital this Friday.
Free. Fri May 19, 11pm-3.30am. MAD, Yas Island (055 834 6262).

4. Strike a chord
Local performers will be hitting a high note along with international stage stars at the fourth annual Musicians Day. The ten-hour musical marathon, being held at the World Trade Center Mall this Friday, will feature a broad section of local amateur performers and seasoned talents from the UAE and overseas. The event, which is organised by French cultural venue Alliance Française, is in support of World Music Day, which is being held all over the globe in June. The free extravaganza will be staged at the mall’s public square.
Free. Fri May 19, 1pm-11pm. The Mall at World Trade Center Mall Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 612 2900).

5. Drawing inspiration
Thinking about giving those tired old slippers the boot and your trusty comb the brush off? Well, before dispatching them to the dust bin, head down to New York University Abu Dhabi Art Gallery for a forward-thinking new exhibition demonstrating how everyday objects can be repurposed for artwork.
Free. Fri May 19, 4pm-6pm. NYUAD Art Gallery, Seminar Room, Saadiyat Island (02 628 8000).

6. Ibiza vibes
It’s almost time to pack up your dancing shoes for the summer, but you can still fit in one more boogie night at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE. The season-closing weekend of high-octane sounds at the beautiful beachside spot will be headlined by house music favourite Jamie Jones (pictured) and Russian DJ Serge Devant.
Free (sunloungers Dhs250). Fri May 19, 1pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot
(056 113 3400).

7. A call to arms
Make the Sportsman’s Arms your port of call for one last big blow-out party before the summer season kicks in. The venue is playing host to a fun-packed music festival this weekend, featuring live entertainment from American rockers Straitjacket and Irish newcomers The Sandtunes. But that’s not all that’s on the menu, as there’s also an all-day happy hour and more than 40 craft hops on offer, along with Boston brunch dishes, roast dinners, barbecued bites and much more.
Free entry. Fri May 19, from 4pm. International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City (02 447 1066).

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
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