10 Things To Do This Week
We sift through the listings so you don’t have to…
1) Itchy Feet @ Bodega
Monday, 11pm, £6
It’s Christmas! So why not enjoy a bit of rock ‘n’ roll, funk, soul, blues, swing and a touch of ska at the Itchy Feet Christmas party?
2) The Pillowman @ Nottingham New Theatre
Tuesday-Friday, 7.30pm (2.30pm Sat Mat), £5
To coincide with film release Seven Psychopaths, The NNT presents Martin McDonagh’s play The Pillowman. An outstanding cast and successful production team means this will be a fantastic conclusion to the season.
3) NNT Uncut Season @ Various
Monday, 6.15pm, £2.50
2 productions happening simaltaneously. The first, The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband takes place at Lee Rosy’s Tea Shop in Town, and the other, A Voice Without Words is in the NNT Studio on campus. Bit like the Edinburgh Fringe, much smaller scale.
4) Nottingham Winter Wonderland @ Market Square
All Week, All Day, FREE
Every wanted a bonsai tree? Or to go on that terrifying looking ride in town? Well, now you can. Or alternatively, have a glass of mulled wine, some festive produce (inevitably in a bap) and wander around the array of market stalls.
5) Pub Quiz @ Bag o’ Nails
Thursday, 9pm, £1
It’s nearly Christmas and times are tough, especially financially. So why not indulge in an evening of small financial risk and maximum merriment in the Bag o’ Nails pub quiz, where all the entrance money is at stake…
6) Ellie Goulding @ Rock City
Tuesday, 7.30pm, £22.50
Following the release of highly-anticipated second album Halycon, former Skrillex lover Ellie Goulding come to Rock City to belt out some heartache and hope.
7) Indiana @ Nottingham Contemporary
Tuesday, 7.30pm, £5
Homegrown talent Indiana makes her first headline appearance in her hometown. Big things on the horizon for the Nottingham music scene and Indiana!
8) Improv Comedy Night @ Bag o’ Nails
Tuesday, 7pm, TBC
An evening of comedy from the UoN Improv group! Their Edinburgh Fringe show gathered 4 stars reviews from the harshest of critics, so get down to the Bag o’ Nails to laugh away your deadline blues.
9) Jimmy Carr @ Theatre Royal
Saturday, 8pm, £25
TV funny man and annoying laugher Jimmy Carr brings his latest show – Gagging Order – to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal. His press release claims some of the new jokes are ‘totally unacceptable…’ Oh Jimmy.
10) Dappy @ Rock City
Friday, 6.30pm, £15
The nations favourite twat-in-the-hat returns to Nottingham to dazzle us all with his music prowess… But all jokes aside, he has 100 millions hits on Youtube and alledged ‘rave reviews’. Check it out for yourself.