Five things to do today: try Frankie’s Surprise Menu and sign up for classes with the London Academy of Dramatic Art

ENJOY Frankie’s Surprise Menu, a selection of dishes prepared on the spot by the chefs for each guest based on their individual tastes and preferences. The menu will be available alongside the à la carte menu. Some of the most popular dishes include the grilled black Angus fillet with porcini mushroom sauce and fettuccine all’uovo with monkfish. From 5.30pm to 2am, ground floor, Oasis Beach Tower, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, 04 399 4311,

SIGN up for London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) classes, which begin in September. Eight classes are available including adult acting, adult devising, Stanislavski method acting and children's miming and acting. From September 7, various times for various classes, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 052 761 4055,

MAKE plans to attend Metal Eastern Night 2, where renowned bands from the region will set the stage on fire for the second time, including Kimaera from Lebanon, Arrivl from Iran and Tartarus from the UAE. Tomorrow, doors open at 7pm, from Dh75, The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Al Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai, 04 359 8888,

REGISTER your kids between the age of 4 and 18 for the autumn term of Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company, where budding stars can take part in professionally led workshops, vocal training, acting lessons and dance classes. Starts on September 14, James & Alex Dance Studios, Dubai Media City,, 055 104 0538

LAUGH your socks off at The Player’s Lounge comedy night, featuring a mix of 10 comedians from around the world who will keep the audience laughing all night long. Starts at 8pm, The Country Club Hotel, Al Mahkhool Road, Bur Dubai, 04 398 8840