What’s On Glasgow West End: cinema, clubs, theatre, music, events, festivals, community and more.

Pat ByrneI have a Jaunt round the Glasgow West End notice boards to see what’s going on in the centre of the universe but I also rely on mailing lists and you getting in touch with your events. The listings are free for charitable organisations – small charge for profit making events. Email me details if you would like me to promote your event..

White Christmas, GFT

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14 – 22 December, 2018 This true Christmas classic is full of laughter, dance and of course the beloved holiday song, ‘White Christmas’. A romantic, dazzling musical starring Bing Crosby, it has delighted audiences for more than 60 years and never fails to entertain. Buy tickets GFT 12 Rose St, G3 6RB  

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Saturday, December 15, 2018 | Filed under: Christmas in Glasgow, Cinema

Sorry To Bother You GFT

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7 – 20 December, 2018 Rapper Boots Riley’s debut feature film has been making waves in the USA. A state-of-the-nation satire piece, Sorry to Bother You is set in an alternate present-day version of Oakland, California. Living with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson) in his Uncle’s garage, black telemarketer Cassius “cash” Green (Lakeith Stanfield) takes a job […]

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Best Before Bed Silent Movies, Citizen M Glasgow

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23 December, 2018, 6.30p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Free Citizen M, 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BW Escape the shopping crowds into the bliss of a silent evening filled with classic Christmas movies, and accompanied live by the wonderful Gladstone’s Bag six-piece live orchestra. We will be showing: Old Scrooge (A Christmas Carol, 1913 re-released 1926), […]

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Jingle All The Way, GFT

Jingle All The Way

21 December, 2018 You’ve seen him terminate and erase. You seen him running and conquering. Now watch Big Arnold try and be a dad. Howard Langston (Arnie) has promised his son a Turbo Man for Christmas. But every store has sold out and it’s Christmas Eve. Howard has to do battle with every other desparate parent in order to make his son’s […]

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Friday, December 14, 2018 | Filed under: Christmas in Glasgow, Cinema

Festive Family Shindig, Fundraiser Cure Claire’s Cancer

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Hayburn Playpark Association 20 December, 2018 – 7 p.m. Come along for sumptuous food, Christmas Caroling, dancing tunes, raffle and lots of fun! McCrea West of Scotland Cricket Club, 140 – 144 Peel Street, Partick G11 5PU Tickets and info on Facebook  

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Filed under: Christmas in Glasgow, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers

Batman Returns Burnt Church Film Club

Friday 28th December 2018 BATMAN RETURNS (1992) £5 entry Doors 19:30 Starring: Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Keaton. “The monstrous Penguin (Danny DeVito), who lives in the sewers beneath Gotham, joins up with wicked shock-headed businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) to topple the Batman (Michael Keaton) once and for all. But when Shreck’s timid assistant, […]

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The Muppet Christmas Carol, GFT

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17 – 23 December, 2018 Join the Muppets as they tell their hilarious version of an old, bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve. With Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). The other Muppets – Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle – take up […]

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| Filed under: Cinema, Kids and young people

Frozen Sing-a-long GFT

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15 and 16 December, 2018 One of Disney’s most successful animated films returns this Christmas. Join in with the songs as fearless adventurer Anna enlists the help of thrill-seeking Kristoff, reindeer Sven and hapless snowman Olaf, to find her sister, Queen Elsa, and save their kingdom. GFT 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB Buy tickets

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| Filed under: Cinema, Kids and young people

Won’t You Be My Neighbour, GFT

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27 – 30 December, 2018 For over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer, was broadcast daily into homes across America. In his beloved television programme, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct […]

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Home Alone GFT

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18 and 19 December, 2018 When eight-year-old Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left home alone by his family during the Christmas holidays, he has to use all his troublemaking skills to protect the family home from a pair of bungling burglars. Slapstick laughs and a heartwarming ending make this a perfect family film. GFT, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB Buy tickets

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema

Pity Party Film Club, Cry Baby CCA

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Sunday 16 December 2018 8pm, £5 + 98p booking fee via Eventbrite, Cinema 12+ Book Online / 0141 352 4900 Pity Party Film Club presents a rare screening of John Water’s cult 1990 musical Cry-Baby. An affectionate homage to 1950s greaser culture, Cry-Baby details the exploits of a gang of young offenders led by Wade “Cry-Baby” […]

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Singles Christmas Night at Sleazy’s – 45 rpm party night

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15 December, 2018 Nice n Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3LG Everyone’s favourite seven inch based 45rpm party night sleighs December with a Christmas Special – plenty of festive 45s thrown into the mix. Low? Yes! Run DMC? You got it! Paul McCartney? AYE! The Waitresses? Hell yeah! Mariah Carey? Oooft! The Sonics? You bet! […]

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Elf and Trading Places Seamore Neighbourhood Cinema

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Christmas Double Bill 21 December, 2018 12:30 – 19:00 Celebrate Christmas with The Seamore! Double bill on the 21st where during the day they will be showing modern classic Elf and later in the evening Trading Places will be screened. A warm, fun way to start the hols! The Seamore Neighbourhood Cinema, 304 Maryhill Rd, Glasgow […]

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Nae Pasaran GFT

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Nae Pasaran Wed 2 & Thu 3 January, 2019 In 1974 a group of workers at the Rolls-Royce factory in East Kilbride showed their support for the people of Chile by refusing to carry out vital inspections of engines for Hawker Hunter planes – the fighter jets were being used by the military junta against the people. The boycott endured for […]

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Christmas Caroling

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Sunday 16 December, 2018, 3.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. The Project Cafe, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST Music, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies at the Project Cafe £10/£5 on the door raising Funds for The Scott Hutchison Fund. With music from Fauna, Harry Hussey and Jude Williams. Event on Facebook 

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Support Glasgow Film Theatre

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Help the GFT provide Cinema for All Support GFT GFT enriches the lives of thousands of children, young people and audiences of all ages, abilities and backgrounds through the power of cinema. They are a registered charity with self-generated income from cinema ticket sales, bars and private hire of  screens – this covers 60% of […]

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Gavin Sutherland ‘ Swinging Christmas’ at Glasgow City Halls

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Conductor, arranger and composer Gavin Sutherland will be making his BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducting debut in two fantastic concerts at Glasgow’s City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ 21 December, 2018 7.30 p.m. For ‘Swingin’ Christmas’  he will be joined by jazz singer and broadcaster Clare Teal, in a sparkling, effervescent mix of Christmas classics and […]

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First Events or Glasgow Film Festival 2019 Announced

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The return of the ever-popular special event screenings will celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Matrix and 40 years since Alien sprang onto the big screen GFF 19 will also toast the best and boldest in Belgian filmmaking Classic and rarely-seen US films from one seismic year to be screened in free retrospective 1969: End […]

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Befriending Food Experience Launch

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12 January, 2019, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. ‘Locavore have sponsored our launch of the Befriending Food Experience, granting us an award from the Power to the People Pot.’ ‘We invite you to an evening of Good Mediterranean Food plus Performance Poetry, Storytelling, Singalong, Live music from  Bearpit Brothers and Jim Byrne and friends. Plus an Intergenerational […]

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M Gallery, Winter Exhibition Launch

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Friday 14 December, 2018  6 p.m. M Gallery, 7 Keith Street, Partick, Glasgow G11 6QQ The M Gallery’s winter show is a curated exhibition presenting an eclectic choice of artwork from artists working in Scotland. Participating artists include: Lynn Howarth Karen Strang Mhairi Muir Rebecca Scott Chelsea Dysart Marta Adamowicz Set out on a journey […]

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The Matrix, The Arches, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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The Matrix at Argyle St Arches Friday 22 and Saturday 23 February (18.00) glasgowfilm.org/festival ‘Unfortunately no one can be told what The Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.’ This is your chance to escape the Matrix! Join GFF for the pop up of the year featuring mind-twisting immersive installations and an after party. […]

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The Stand Comedy Club Christmas Specials 2018

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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIALS (10-15th Dec) Next week we have a belter of a line-up for you for our Christmas Specials (Mon – Sat) Featuring Susie McCabe Comedy, Kai Humphries,Christopher Macarthur-Boyd, Stephen Buchanan Comedy and host Raymond Mearns.  Forget wearing paper hats and eating over-priced turkey – instead come and get some Christmas cheer from the very best comics at […]

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Karine Polwart, Creative Conversations

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10 December, 2018,  1 p.m. – 2 p.m. SINGER-SONGWRITER KARINE POLWART Creative Conversations University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year 2018, Karine Polwartis a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter and musician, as well as a theatre maker, storyteller, spoken-word performer and published essayist. […]

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The Sensational Alex Harvey Experience, Audio, Christmas 2018

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21 December, 2018, 7 p.m. The UK’s number 1 tribute to The Sensational Alex Harvey Band come to Glasgow for their Annual Christmas Party. This year it’s at Audio, Glasgow and the band will be performing a bumper set of SAHB material, classics and also some lesser known tracks for the diehard fans, and the […]

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Family Carol Service, University of Glasgow Chapel

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Tuesday 11 December, 2018 – 6 p.m. University Family Carol Service with Chapel Choir and Kevin Bowyer (Organ) University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, off University Avenue, G12 8QQ University Events

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Innes Watson’s Guitar Colloquium, The Blue Arrow

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12 December, 2018 The Blue Arrow, 323 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3HW Innes Watson’s Guitar Colloquium is a meeting of minds, and a declaration of the vibrancy and creative potential of the guitar in Scottish and contemporary trad music. Watson presents earnest melodies, emotive soundscapes and contemporary dance and funk grooves, with his well-known style […]

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Scottish Handmade Crafts, Gifts and Artists at Janet & John Glasgow

Janet & John – promoting Scottish creativity. A haven for Scottish Handmade Crafts Intake of new artists and crafters Janet and John Upper Floor De Courcy’s Arcade Cresswell Lane T: 07731 768373Delightful gifts handcrafted by Scottish artisans Choose Handmade Gifts for Christmas Opening Hours for Christmas Delightful handcrafted gifts handcrafted by Scottish artisans Always something […]

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Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas, OranMor

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19 – 30 December, 2018 OranMor, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX Back by popular demand… the delightful Doris, Dolly & The Dressing Room Divas! The sell out hit of 2016s Edinburgh Festival returns home to Òran Mór festooned with 5 star reviews for 10 evening performances in December… “one of the most brilliant […]

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Friday, December 7, 2018 | Filed under: Christmas in Glasgow, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2018

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Wed 5 December — Sun 9 December 2018 SQIFF returns with another programme packed with all things LGBTQ+ and film. Across five days expect the very best in queer cinema from around the world, including a Queer Arab strand in partnership with dardishi; The Scottish premiere of Jason Barker’s trans parenthood doc A Deal with the Universe, with […]

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Fright Night and A Girl Walk Home Alone at Night, Burnt Church Film Club

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Sunday 9th December 2018 w/ TRASH CINEMA FRIGHT NIGHT & A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT Details on Facebook Burnt Church Film Club 142 Renfield Street, Glasgow DECEMBER PROGRAMME 9 – Fright Night & A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night – w/ Trash Cinema – £5 entry 11 – Best F(r)iends Vol. 1 & 2 […]

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