Movies, music, shopping and comedy – who said January was a quiet month? Here are six picks, but to see the works go to our unrivalled What’s On guide here.
Some Like It Hot
This cross-dressing screwball comedy is enough to cheer up the darkest winter night. In this perfect choice by the South Bank Community Cinema, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis hide from the mob in an all-girl orchestra where they meet gold-digger Sugar, played to comic perfection by Marilyn Monroe. Friday night, 8pm.
Big Ian and the gang are back to kick off a party and kick out those January blues. Huge‘s set list encompasses all kinds of music, from Michael Bublé to Gnarls Barclay, Kaiser Chiefs to Dolly Parton. No tune is off limits at the Grand Opera House on Saturday.
How do you celebrate ten years in the city? If you’re art gallery According To McGee you let the hottest young graduates of Goldsmiths and Glasgow School of Art take over. Collectively known as The Garage Projects, the six artists launch their Beginnings, Middles, Ends exhibition this weekend. Catch them before they follow Damien Hirst into the stratosphere. Runs from Saturday to January 25, gallery closed Sundays.
Art in a spin
Turntables tend to come in three flavours: grey, silver and black. Not any more. Vinyl lover Dan Axon has transformed a dozen Technics SL-1200 players – the turntables that powered hip hop – into colourful works of art, and you can see them at Earworm Records off Goodramgate this Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
- Full story on the Twelve Twelve Hundreds exhibition here
- Also check out the YO1 & Beyond photography exhibition
Pure laughs with Gary
Mock The Week regular Gary Delaney thinks that most shows don’t contain enough jokes, and is trying single handedly to redress the balance. Expect gags, but no themes or voyages of self-discovery at his Hyena Lounge Comedy Club show on Sunday. And if you’re the sensitive type, best stay away…
Wedding table top sale
Weddings – they take a fair bit of organising and can cost a bob or two. But if you’ve one on the horizon, head over to the Hospitium for the table top sale and you might get a few of those “to dos” ticked off. Newly marrieds are selling on everything from table decorations to top hats at bargain prices. Saturday, 11am-3pm.