Tab essential: 19th-25th
We pick out the best of the week’s cultural offerings
Tuesday 20 November
Give it a Go Irish Dancing, LUU The Lounge; learn, brush up on skills or become a pro!
LUU Pantomime Society fundraiser, Walkabout; cheap drinks, candy floss, popcorn and endless fun for just £3! Get down early
Matt Corby, Brudenell Social Club; Australian songwritter, singer and musician
‘Ladies Night‘ by Her Campus; raising money for CoppaFeel (breast cancer awareness charity), beauty treatement and make-up artists and more at Bar7 opposite Halo
Kidnap Kid, Hifi; Sheffield/London based musician
Leeds Rag Comedy Night; In order to raise money for Wateraid and Candlelighters, the Fashion Show team will be hosting a comedy night!
Wednesday 21 November
Latent Mutant Comedy, Pulse; stand up comedy at the union
Mad Caddies, Cockpit; Californian ska punk band
The 99%, Stage @ Leeds; 99 minutes, for 99 minutes will explore the questions
of the day through music, song and multimedia performance.
Move on Up, Hifi, north’s longest running weekly soul night!
Feedback, The Wire; Deep house and future garage
Thursday 22 November
Wizard Duelling Club; ever wanted to be Harry Potter? Yeahhhhh, even though you’re a muggle
Juan Zelada, Brudenell Social Club; singer, songwritter and acoustic guitarist!
Leeds Galore does the German Market; this is not to be missed, the German market is the height of the Christmas season for the Leeds student callender
Conservative Society cocktail night; heading to Mook then Mission, head down for all the Cameron related banter
Catacomb, Hifi; techno, house, hip hop, funk n soul, drinks £2
Fuzzy Logic, The 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.
Friday 23 November
Hush House presents Skudge (live) at the Garage; returning to the oily and intimate confines of The Garage for the West Yorkshire debut of Sweden’s finest export since ABBA, Vikings and the Nobel Prize – yes, that’s right, it’s Skudge!!!
Funk Soul Nation, Hifi; weekly night for the best boogie, the name says it all
Saturday 24 November
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT PRESENTS: Tony Scott’s The Hunger, The Hyde Park Picture House– Not exactly your average horror, the late director’s film stars David Bowie as the lover of a 2000-year old Egyptian vampire called Miriam. Yeah, you read that right. If it’s not worth seeing only for that scene between Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon, then see it because it’s edgy. We all know Leeds kids love edgy.
Boogaloo, Hifi; soul, ska, boogaloo… you name it!
Blue Rinse Kilo Sale, The Wire; 1kg= £15 (followed by Straight Up likes of Hot Chip, Coves and The Horrors heading down for DJ sets or live performances)
Sunday 25 November
Barbara, The Hyde Park Picture House, award-winning story of a doctor in 1980’s East Germany who is banished to a small country hospital, what Barbara lacks in star-power it makes up for in its tense plot and in Nina Hoss’ breath-taking performance. Nominated for a Best Foreign-Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, Barbara is truly a must-see.