24.10.13

The weekend again?

Glasgow Necropolis
So soon? The weekend coming so quickly each week is a mixed experience for me. On the one hand, I'm delighted that my husband is home with us for a few days, making my job as temporary full time mommy so much easier. But on the other hand, it means that the end of maternity leave is that much closer. Part of me wants to go back work, but I'll miss this time so much. Anywho, back to the business of the blog. What shall we do this weekend, people? How about…

Today

Tales from Babel
If you happen to be near the University of Glasgow at lunchtime, you may want to catch a performance of Tales from Babel - Musical Adventures in the Science of Hearing by the Clerks. The performance presents an interaction of music with science, modern music with classical, and performers with audience. There's a video on the Clerks' website that gives more information.

Friday afternoon

Simply Swap Fashion Exchange
Want to go shopping but strapped for cash? Attend the Simply Swap Fashion Exchange. Update your wardrobe for free by bringing your unwanted items and picking up something new (to you). Men, women and children welcome. The event will be happening from 9:30am to 3pm at 439 Duke St, Dennistoun.

Friday evening

Conquering Animal Sound
Glasgow based Conquering Animal Sound will be performing experimental pop and electronica at the Glad Cafe on Friday evening. Eat, drink, and listen.

Saturday afternoon

Dim Sum
It's been a while since I've gone out for dim sum - the last time was when I was visiting my Dad and his wife in London. She is from Shanghai, so she was a very good guide for us with the menu, especially for me as I don't eat meat or dairy. They'll be visiting us in Glasgow this weekend, so maybe we'll attempt a repeat performance up here. The Chinatown Restaurant in Cowcaddens offers Dim Sum. It's a great weekend lunch treat - a bit like Chinese brunch.

Bohemia Moon
The handmade arts, crafts, vintage and upcycled market is having a special Halloween pop-up at the Arches this Saturday from 12 to 5pm. Have a cocktail while you browse through the best local artists and crafters have to offer.

Saturday night

Balkanarama
How about a "hot Balkan instrumental orgy"? Balkanarama features live gypsy, klezmer and balkan music mixed with electronic music and bellydancing. Just enough cray cray for your Saturday night. 26 October at the Glue Factory.

The Outer Church
If you want something stranger on Saturday night, The Outer Church might be the ticket. Descrlbed as 'occult strategies and weird sonic fiction', the event will feature a variety of performances by a diverse group of performers, selected and presented by Brighton-based music writer Joseph Stannard. The performance will be at Kinning Park Complex. Read the List's article - 5 Reasons Why You Need to Attend the Outer Church for more information.

Sunday afternoon

Allan Ramsay: Portraits of the Enlightenment
The University of Glasgow's Hunterian Gallery is hosting a major exhibition of work by Allan Ramsay, including key work from UK public and private collections and new research on Ramsay. The exhibition focuses on portraits produced throughout Ramsay's career, as well as drawings, watercolours, books, pamphlets and ephemera.

Autumnal Wonders
Experience a little bit of Halloween atmosphere with this walking tour of the Glasgow Necropolis. The Countryside Rangers will be giving a tour of the Necropolis with a focus on foraging for food. The event is free, but pre-booking is essential. 1 to 3pm. Call 0141 276 0931.

Sunday night

Tina C: Where the Hell Were You?
The Stand Comedy Club will be hosting Tina C on Sunday as part of Glasgay!. Christopher Green wrote and performs the role of Tina C, a multi-Grammy winning country music star on a comeback tour. The website describes the show as one of "comedy, satire and song that neatly skewers America and holds it up for examination". You can catch a clip of Tina C in action on youtube:

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