WHAT’S ON JAN 28TH TO FEB 3RD by Susie Daniels
Speed Dating with Ditch or Date
Waxy O’Connor’s Glasgow
In a hurry to find a partner? We’d only be guessing, but speed dating seems like a decent enough concept to fill that hole in your life.
Places for men (have to be aged >22yrs) are just about sold out, but if you’re quick – and that’s the idea after all – you might just be able to squeeze into Waxy’s on Thursday.
They say you can’t put a price on love, but Waxy’s have. And it’s £16.
Comedy cult hero and online omnipresent Limmy takes charge of the Clyde Auditorium all weekend, not bad considering it’s his first foray into live comedy.
What are Dee Dee, Jacqueline McCafferty an d Falconhoof like in the flesh?
There’s only one way to find out.
Clyde Auditorium, Thursday 28 – Sunday 31 January. Doors 8pm.
Joseph Saddler might have been pioneering hip-hop long before your parents were even considering getting jiggy together, but that’s no reason not to go see him this weekend.
Saddler – better known as Grandmaster Flash – is widely credited with the invention of the genre back in the 1970s (you know, flares, strikes and the Austin Allegro, etc).
So if scratching, back-spinning and punch phrasing spinning vinyl is your bag then the New York legend is putting in an appearance at Cottier’s Theatre on Friday night.
Edinburgh’s Affordable Vintage Fair
Do you know where Florence Welch goes to sniff out some of her retro threads? Judy’s vintage fair, that’s where.
And if you find yourself in the vicinity of the Assembly Rooms this Saturday then you too can clobber up like you’re from the olden days.
The fair will feature, according to Judy’s own website that is, ‘fashion, accessories, menswear, homewares, hair and beauty and much, much more’.
You can literally fill yer boots with vintage garb, presumably with 1980s Doc Martens or such like!
Assembly Rooms Saturday 11am-4pm. £2
Equalise Ceilidh for Equality
Imagine there was an event for which you could dig out the glad rags AND raise cash for a great cause.
Hang on, isn’t that exactly what Equalise’s Ceilidh for Equality is all about?
Yup, the ceilidh will serve as the launch night for Equalise Week 2016, a student-led campaigning group who raise money in aid of the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre.
With student tickets going for just £5, this is your chance to make a difference without unduly denting your bank balance.
You know it makes sense.
Saturday, January 30. Teviot Debating Hall 9pm-12am.
Tickets on door or at https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/ceilidh-for-equality.