The best events in Leeds this week, that you’ll feel guilty about going to because you should be revising

One night off won’t do any harm

Exams are ever closer, but so are all of the cool events in Leeds that you could go to instead. Forget your dreams of a 2:1 and have some fun.

Crywank, Brudenell Social Club, Monday 15th

Under the stress of exams it’s what you’ll probably be doing anyway, except this one has a destined good finish. Doors open at 7:30 pm and tickets are £7.00 on the door, £5.00 in advance. “Crywank have developed over the years from being an underground outsider folk act, to an acoustic punk band with a cult following. Initially a cathartic solo project, they’re now a two-piece band that lyrically fluctuate between self-aware and self-parodying whilst having an overarching focus on sadness and mental health.”

Kane Strang, Headrow House, Tuesday 16th

“Strange without the ‘e’, Kane Strang hails from Dunedin, New Zealand. Since last year’s debut Blue Cheese, his laidback garage rock has been seen coming to the surface of the indie-spectrum.” Doors open at 7 pm and tickets are £6. Sounds better than a lonely night in, let’s be honest.

‘I am not your negro’, The Hyde Park Picture House, Wednesday 17th

The film is “a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and rich archival material, to produce a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.” If this sounds more interesting than your flash cards, looks like your Wednesday night is sorted.

Hary Potter In Concert With Live Orchestra, First Direct Arena, Friday 19th

The title speaks for itself, if you’re interested in watching Harry Potter in concert then this is your chance. Relive the magic and nostalgia of childhood with Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. It starts at 7:30 pm and tickets range from £27.50 to £71.50, so it’s up to you which seat you’d prefer.

Grandmaster Flash, Brudenell Social Club, Friday 19th

Considered to be a pioneer of hip-hop, Grandmaster Flash will be performing in Leeds this Friday. Tickets are £18 and doors open at 7:30 pm.

Smoove and Turrell, The Wardrobe, Saturday 20th

A “breath of fresh air in the often clichéd world of soul bands”, tickets for Smoove and Turrell are £13.20 and doors open at 7:30 pm. There music is described as “Sparkling pop songs flirt with disco influenced floor stompers in between the blues, jazz, funk & soul”, so if this appeals to you, that’s your Saturday night sorted.

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