Things to do at the Weekend: 19th – 20th October
There’s lots of great things to keep you busy this Autumnal weekend in Brighton, with comedy, gigs, sharks, theatre, club nights and Sunday morning relaxation there’s something to keep everyone in the City entertained!
Brighton Comedy Festival – Unfortunately it’s the last weekend of this annual comedy fest across the City but don’t despair, there are loads of great shows to come and this weekends highlight has to be ‘Best of the Fest’ at Brighton Dome, a show that definitely does what it says on the tin! An evening of hilarity from the cream of the comedy crop.
Brighton Comedy Fringe – Luckily this comedy festival lasts an extra few days more than it’s big brother so there’s still another week of great shows! This weekends highlight has to be ‘Guilt & Shame: Addicted to Everything’ a depraved comedy duo for every bad decision you’ve ever made. Wild sketch comedy with pumping music, dance numbers and rapping transvestites.
Shark Week at the Sea Life Centre – Proudly supporting the Shark Alliance’s ‘European Shark Week’ and the Shark Trust, Brighton Sea Life centre will present a range of exciting, interactive family activities to raise awareness about the plight of sharks. Discover some of nature’s most fascinating creatures by meeting them up close. With talks, demonstrations, feedings, arts and games and a quiz trail.
Walking:Holding – A performance piece based at Marlborough Pub &Theatre involving one audience member at a time being taken on a walk around the city whilst holding hands with a series of people of different ages, sexes and appearances. A gentle yet political manifesto on how we respond to public displays of affection.
Brighton Craft Alliance – A free curated arts, craft and vintage fair at the Unitarian Church, showcasing the brightest talents in contemporary art / craft / design and vintage purveyors. Offering a variety of goods ranging from jewellery, fashion, ceramics, home accessories, furniture, bath & body products, screen printed art and paper goods to name a few. Plus pop-up cafe from ‘Hello Treacle’.
Klub Kosmiche Presents: The Asteroid 4 + Rockandys – Live music at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar from a band supposedly named after Vesta, the brightest asteroid in our solar system, the moniker is an obvious nod to Spacemen 3, the classic UK band which Philadelphia’s Asteroid #4 repeatedly cite as an influence. Other influences include The Beatles, The Pink Floyd and The Kinks.
Holy Moly! – A dancefloor soundtrack to keep you jumpin’ – through a vintage selection of rare gems & pure gold hits… from driving Funk work-outs to roof-raising Rhythm & Blues! get down to The Office pub and experience a journey through the soulful flavours of ‘the South’, expect ‘preacher’ vocals, gospel harmonies, tight horns, funky drummers & piano professors along the way!
Spellbound – The ’80s club night for people who HATE ’80s nights, with Jenna Allsopp and Simon Price (the team behind legendary London glam night Stay Beautiful) playing alternative classics by the likes of Siouxsie, Soft Cell, Stray Cats, Smiths and Specials and that’s just the S’s! The C.R.E. – Campaign for Real Eighties – starts here!
Sunday Circus – A different way to relax on Sunday morning. Get down to Emporium to and be humoured, informed and entertained. Sunday Circus is the new semi-irregular, non-religious morning for people who want to have a nice time with friends new and old and see some interesting ‘stuff’.
One Inch Badge Presents: Clipping + Support – Formed in 2009 & recently signed to Sub Pop, ‘Clipping’ pursue music-making at the intersection of gangster rap, music concrete and harsh noise. With tracks crafted by experienced minimalist noise artist William Hutson (Rale) and film soundtrack composer Jonathan Snipes (ex-Captain Ahab). Front man Daveed Diggs brings out the rhythm of the seemingly rhythmless.
Krater Comedy Club – Award winning comedy at Komedia. Eat, drink, watch and laugh as 3 top stand-ups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. This Sunday brings Lloyd Langford, Mike Gunn with MC Stephen Grant.
The Loft Sessions Live presents: Dancing Years + Warsaw Radio + Early Ghost + Sam Jordan – A showcase by TLS Records of some of the best acoustic talent, aiming to bring to the city shows of real sustained quality from opening to closing act with complimentary line-ups each month. Mixing some of the best the country has to offer with some of the best Brighton has to offer. Come and see your favorites and find some new ones! Check out Warsaw Radio’s newest recording here.