What’s On: Week 3
Looking for something to do, it’s all here in this week’s What’s On
The Magic Flute – ADC, 7.45pm, Tuesday – Saturday, £12/10 (book here)
Why not try something a little different this week with the Cambridge University Opera Society’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Offering comedy, danger, drama and romance, The Magic Flute is the perfect opportunity to soak up a little culture, while the fact that it is sung entirely in modern English means that there’s the added bonus of knowing exactly what’s going on.
CowsDrinkMilk – ADC, 11pm, Wednesday – Saturday, £6/5 (book here)
Fresh from their highly-acclaimed performances in Edinburgh, Manchester and Radio 4 Extra, comedy troupe CowsDrinkMilk are returning to the ADC for an hour of typically innovative and bizarre humour. Featuring a combination of “highly-honed comedy and an electro-swing soundtrack”, this is certainly not to be missed.
Daughter – Junction, Saturday 26th October (book here)
Indie darlings Daughter bring their moody and atmospheric sound to the Junction this weekend. If you’re a fan of bands like The XX and Sigur Ros, then this is a gig not to be missed. A great time to see them at an intimate location before they hit the big time.
Beans On Toast – The Portland Arms, Tuesday 29th October (book here)
If you’ve heard of Frank Turner, the chances are you’ll have heard of Beans On Toast. The Essex folk singer has toured relentlessly, and played Glastonbury on numerous occasions. Expect the show to blend music, comedy and politics.
The Selfish Giant – Picturehouse, ongoing (book here)
‘Loosely inspired’ by Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant, Clio Barnard’s film portrays the harsh realities of a working-class childhood. Think urban wastelands. Think Kes.
Tomboy – Monday, 8pm, The Graduate Union, free (more info here)
A French film about a cross-dressing 10-year-old, described as ‘a challenging film that needs challenging’. Open to all feminists!
Challenging Barriers to Equality with Imran Khan, Solicitor of Stephen Lawrence – Tuesday, 5.30pm, Law Fac (register here)
An insanely rare opportunity to hear the lawyer who represented the family of Stephen Lawrence, murdered while waiting for a bus in 1993 in what was deemed a race-related attack, speak on the subject of equalities legislation. An unmissable event for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.
The Ethical Festival Launch Party – Wednesday, 9pm, The Vaults (more info here)
A sexy launch party for a sexy festival dedicated to ethical living. ‘Unexpected excellent events with an ethical twist’ include a vintage fashion fair and afternoon tea, a spoken-word poetry evening, and Halloween-themed dinner in the dark. Deeelicious.