What’s On Feb 11th to 17th

Club Noir Valentines – Some Like it Hot
02 Academy, Glasgow, Feb 13, 9pm-3am.
CLINK Martini glasses, pop champagne corks with the Bright Young Things, secretly drink Prohibition’s bootleg booze, dance in the The Jazz Age, foxtrot with Diamond Jim Brady and Al Capone.
Club Noir brings its 1920s shtick to the o2 Academy for a night of decadent burlesque, cabaret and DJs to keep you swinging until the early hours. Anything goes, according to the club’s web site. Anything, that is, except for jeans or trainers.

The Big Glasgow Comic and Craft Fair
comic fair
Trades Hall, Glasgow, Feb 13. 11am-5pm.
WE can count at least three very good reasons to get yourself down to the Trades Hall in Glasgow for this year’s Big Glasgow Comic and Craft Fair.
Reason 1: There will be over 40 traders selling comics, graphic novels, crafts, art, old and new figures, funko pop, cupcakes, bubble tea (it’s the new ‘I’ll have a half decaf with a twist’) and more.
Reason 2: You can dress up like a superhero and not look a out of place. Yipee! Granted this one’s open to interpretation.
Reason 3: It’s only £1 to get in.

Introduction to Zen Buddhism
Hidden Garden, Saturday 13th.
FOR the less chilled-out amongst you, a morning spent learning the basics of zen and Buddhism could be just the ticket as you strive to find inner calm.
The introductory workshop takes place in the Hidden Gardens (they’re not THAT hidden, just look behind the Tramway Theatre!) and anyone is welcome, although places must be reserved.
The three-hour class includes discussion on basic principles of zen and Buddhism and practical instruction on how to practise zazen (zen meditation).
Worst case scenario is that you discover previously unthinkable levels of tranquility in Glasgow city centre.
To reserve a place contact: karl.kaliski@btinternet.com or phone 0141 423 0045.

Footloose Edinburgh Festival Theatre

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KEVIN Bacon’s the guy who does the EE mobile phone adverts on TV, right?
Well, yes, but in a previous life the actor was responsible for inspiring a generation of high school students to don questionable attire and commit to a life of dance.
Ask your parents about 1984 smash movie Footloose and we’ll say no more about it.
Maybe just one more thing…the stage version rolls into the Edinburgh Festival Theatre next Tuesday – Saturday.

Scottish Slam Championships
poetry slam
Tron Theatre, Glasgow. Saturday 13th. 7.45pm.
SLAM poetry is a thing of verve, wit, insight and heartache delivered in bite-size turns at the mic. Ever seen ‘So I Married An Axe Murdered’? – it’s Mike Myers at his best doing his own slam poetry in motion.

Competition-winning rhymers, rappers, ravers and rhapsodists from across Scotland vie for the points, the prize money, the kudos of being Scottish champion and the opportunity to go to Paris and take part in the World Series.
Come along, pick your favourite and cheer them on to glory! Robin Cairns comperes.
There’s no student concession for this one, but then at just £7.50 a pop there’s value for money to be had and a prize to be won.