Tab Essential: 29th–4th

The Tab finds you something to do this week

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Monday 29 October

Leeds Met Abseil, 100ft, £20, 9am-5pm. Here’s the contact for further info.

Dinner with the Homeless, Lifton Place, Leeds: 5.15pm, bring food for yourself and food to share

Give it a Go, Biscuit Making; Union room 4!

Attitudes in the City: Works on Paper by the Camden Town group, Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

#Demo2012 Open Meeting: Planning meeting for anyone who wants to help organise the LUU trip down to London for the NUS’ National Demo on 21 November.

Sophie Tucker’s One Night Stand, The Carriageworks; contains celulite, song and kosher comedy

Mezz Mondays, Mezz Club; two rooms of pure R&B

Mint Mondays, Mint Club

Mr. Bens Comedy NightMr Bens; Sully O’Sullivan and others

Halloween Two Smokin’ Barrels, Mine LUU; fancy dress competition, live music from Hawk Eyes, Horse in Transit and Cut Yourself in Half

Lucy Rose plus support @ Brudenell Social Club; a voice as lovely as the name. She’s previously provided vocals for Bombay Bicycle Club’s acoustic sessions, but is really amazing in her own right. Doors at 7pm/tickets £8 available at Crash, Jumbo and the Brudenell.

Gin and Juice, Hifi; best fun for hip hop and RnB… but this time it’s the halloween spectacular


Tuesday 30 October

Pillow Bash (with inflatables); 10am-4pm on the grass. Also on Weds 31st.

Brother’s Football Tournament, 5pm-6pm;  Contact Nabeel Ahmed for further info at 07577597388.

The Invisible Dot, The Carriage Works; mixture of poetry and comedy

Ladies Night; Massages, treats, catwalk and more. Girls only & strictly no photography, as our own safe photography service will be provided. 5pm at Riley Smith.

Hip Hop Karaoke,  Old Bar; in support of Black History Month

Beach House, LUU:


Wednesday 31 October

“When we Ruled”, LUU:  Black History Month talk, eager to know more about the slave trade? This is your event

Moveonup, Hifi; weekly 60s soul night

Halloween Pumpkin Rave, Stylus; Presented by Fruity, but this isn’t just your standard Fruity








Dogtown @ Wire – If you don’t fancy the run of the mill, devil-horns-and-underwear type night on actual Halloween, head down to Wire for the beach goth themed Dogtown. West coast vibes and a cool atmosphere – expect music as eclectic as Black Lips, The Beach Boys and Snoop Dogg.




Rocky Horror Picture Show/Halloween (1978) @ Vue Cinema, The Light; Don’t fancy heading out on actual Halloween, but still want to get into the spooky spirit of things? Vue at The Light is showing two cult classic Halloween films – The Rocky Horror picture Show and the original 1978 Halloween (the scariest!) Rocky Horror, 8pm/ Halloween, 10.15pm



Thursday 1 November

Tequila, Mezz Club

House of Fun Comedy Club, Andrew Bird, Junior Simpson, The Original Oak

Clarks, Hifi; see the club turned into an underground dancehall!

Eid Charity Dinner – Conference Auditorium with Usama Canon (USA) and Comedian Nabil Abdulrashid, 5:30pm. Entertainment and Charity Auction (including exclusive Yasmin Mogahead items). 3 course meal served in the Refectory. Dress code: formal. £10 per ticket. For tickets, brothers contact: 07825665559, and sisters contact: 07795677624.
For further details, view the event page on Facebook.

Immortal Technique and support, LUU

Supa Dupa Fly, LUU; a night of retro hip-hop and RnB


Fuzzy Logic @ Wire; Exactly what you would expect from a mid-week Indie night at Wire. Music to dance your little heart out to. Expect to hear Hot Chip, Best Coast, Talking Heads and the like. 11pm/£2 before midnight, £3.50 after (NUS).

Friday 2 November

Charles Bradley, Soul of America, Hifi; live soul music from ex-James Brown impersonator

Fruity Candy Land, Stylus: where else to go on a friday night in Leeds!? Especially not this week with guest appearance from Jaime Laing


FunkSoulNation, HiFi, classic sounds of funk, soul & hip hop mixed with the best in intelligent contemporary beats and boogie


Saturday 3 November

HighRise presents Congo Natty, DJ Luck and MC Neat and others, Vox Warehouse; main room with the mighty Brotherhood Sound System, and the second with Symbiosis Sound System!

‘Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups’, Upstairs at The Carriageworks, presented by Cabinets of Curiosity, a trio of monologues put a thought provoking twist on familiar characters.

Boogaloo, Hifi

5km sponsored Leeds Parkrun. To take part contact Zakiya Hanif.

Straight Up @ WireThe past few weeks have seen Straight Up smash it with the likes of Hot Chip, Coves and The Horrors heading down for DJ sets or live performances. This week, expect the best in alternative contemporary and classic tunes, with some songs-you-listen-to-before-you-go-out mixed in (think Sean Paul and Madonna).





Sunday 4 November

Canon Mills bucket collection in Bradford

Sunday Joint, Hifi