This week in Bristol: Nov 26 – Dec 2

26 11 2012

Monday: A Night of Noir, Bierkeller Theatre
If improvisational theatre has tickled your fancy after the recent Bristol Jam, head to the Bierkeller this evening for Bristol Improv’s night of noir.

Monday – January 19: Peter Pan, Bristol Old Vic
The Queen has already seen a sneak peak; now it’s your turn. There are reduced ticket prices for all previews of this year’s Old Vic Christmas show until Thursday.

Tuesday: The Literally Show, Polish Club
Literally Tsar Paul Parry is on a quest to free the world from the misuse of the word ‘literally’. Paul has literally been from A to B, and is not Jamie Redknapp’s biggest fan.

Tuesday: First Aid Kit, Bristol Academy
First Aid Kit are two sisters from Sweden who, according to the Guardian, make music “full to the brim with charm” and have fans from Jack White to Lykke Li.

Thursday-Sunday: Winter beer festival, Bag of Nails
How to travel to the pub according to landlord Luke? “Use a bike. Even David Cameron says it’s okay to get totally pissed and ride your bike home. And he’s a c*nt.”

Friday: Beth Rowley, Fleece
After 2008 debut album Litle Dreamer, Bristol’s Beth Rowley is long overdue to release a follow-up. “Expect lots more guitar and lashings of harmonica,” she says.

Friday: Spiegeltent launch party
Celebrate the Spiegeltent‘s arrival with Bristol Hi-Fi, featuring Daddy G, Queen Bee and Mr Benn, plus the Zen Hussies and First Degree Burns, all in aid of Temwa.

Saturday: 12 Stouts of Christmas Open Day, Bristol Beer Factory
The Ashton brewery have once again excelled themselves this year, with flavours of new stouts including crème brûlèè, mocha, and blackcurrants and liquorice.

Saturday: Christmas Steps Arts Quarter Fair
Where better to buy your Christmas presents than the Christmas Steps? With stalls showcasing everything from musical instruments to frilly knickers.

Saturday: Rodriguez, Colston Hall
The subject of documentary Searching for Sugar Man, Rodriguez (below) lived unknown in Detroit as his music was the soundtrack for millions of apartheid South Africans.



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