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Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink including…

George Square, Glasgow

Thu 18 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)


A weekly Thursday night, with Trendy Wendy and Steve Austin (Mumbo Jumbo) playing funky mashups, beats, breaks and hip hop, and Tall Paul (The GoGo and Itchy Feet) playing 60s, 70s, ska, reggae, soul, and more.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

£3 (£2) / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Hullabaloo The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Reggae Night

Weekly reggae night playing vinyls on an unusual mini-sound system with a resident MC Gabriele and live instruments courtesy of Edinburgh Roots Collective.

52 Canoes, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 226 4732

Stealing Sheep

The alt and folk band play songs from their album The Guardian.

Oslo, London E8

Thu 18 Dec

£12 / 0115 941 5840


Three floors of dancing with house and electro on the mainfloor plus hip hop and R&B in the Funk Room.

Silk, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 229 9433

  • 22:00 – 03:00 Temple Silk, Edinburgh
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Billboard for Edinburgh: Richard Long

The latest billboard on the exterior wall of the gallery is by Richard Long, commemorating a walk he made in the central Sahara in 1988.

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 556 4441

Grotto Outre

Hidden amongst the winter festivities and Christmas cheer this November, London's first 18+ Grotto is set to host the most outlandish and mind blowing Christmas experience. Launching November 26th at Red Gallery, Grotto Outre is not to be missed.

Red Gallery, London EC2A

Thu 18 Dec

£10–£35 / 020 7729 8080


A fresh party with a house and techno soundtrack.

La Cheetah, Glasgow

Thu 18 Dec

£3 before midnight; £5 after / 0141 221 1379

  • 23:00 – 04:00 Hex La Cheetah, Glasgow

The King's Parade

The London-based quartet performs its pop-soul material. With support from Nadia Sheikh, Hockers.

The Bedroom Bar, London EC2A

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 020 7739 5706

Sugar Club

Hip hop and R&B beats all the way from the Mississippi down to the east coast of Edinburgh.

Opal Lounge, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

£3 / 0131 226 2275

  • 22:30 – 03:00 Sugar Club Opal Lounge, Edinburgh
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Three Card Trick

Rock and blues covers.

Box, Glasgow

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0141 332 5431

Beauty And The Beast - The Rock & Rolll Pantomime

A beautiful traditional story married to some monster rock, pop and soul songs all served up by our brilliant company of actor-musicians.

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Thu 18 Dec

£8.50–£25 / 01473 295900

Dirty Fan Male

This is a Working Men's Christmas tradition. Jonny Trunk and Wisbey reunite for a live performance of "Dirty Fan Male"This award winning show based on genuine letters written to p*rn stars and is hilarious, filthy, occasionally heartbreaking!

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London E2

Thu 18 Dec

£10 / 020 7739 7170

  • 19:00 – 01:00 Dirty Fan Male Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London

Fool Members Club: Ultimate Aftershow

The "Ultimate Aftershow" with late-night vibes, jamming, dancing and happenings. Hosted by Bob Slayer. Featuring guests such as Phil Kay, Nick Helm, James Acaster, Tim Renkow, all the Heroes acts and many more comedians with hidden talents. Til 2am!

The Throgmorton (Formerly), London EC2N

Thu 18 Dec


Fresh Thursdays

A mix of R&B, hip hop, dancehall, house and 90s.

Rise Superclub, London WC2H

Thu 18 Dec

£5 / 07904 444401

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Student anthems and regular theme nights for an early start to the weekend.

The Hive, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 556 0444

Hot City

New weekly disco night with a variety of DJs each time.

Cafe Drummond, Aberdeen

Thu 18 Dec

£3 / 01224 619930

  • 11:00 – 02:00 Hot City Cafe Drummond, Aberdeen

Natalie Findlay

Glamorous pop rock with a dirty guitar edge.

The Old Blue Last, London EC2A

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 020 7739 7033

Smash & Grab

Weekly mash-up of deep house, electro and rock anthems by DJ Mike Young.

Pilgrim, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 557 3768

Wet Thursdays

WET THURSDAYS #FortnightlyOnly 10pm - 6am at Club Aquarium

Club Aquarium, London EC1V

Thu 18 Dec

£5 / 020 7251 6136

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1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl

1 Big Night Out pub crawl takes you to 5 bars in 5 hours with everything you need to enjoy your night: 5 free shots, drink discounts, free t-shirt & pen, party guide and a lot more!

Verve, London WC2H

Thu 18 Dec

£15 / 020 7395 1200

1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl: London's Biggest Daily Bar Crawl

A daily pub crawl bringing students and tourists together to experience London nightlife.

Big Night Out Meeting Point, London WC2H

Thu 18 Dec

£15; £11.50 adv / 08006 125 081

1 Big Night Out Shoreditch Pub Crawl

1 Big Night Out is reaching east, bringing the best of their West End pub crawl expertise to the hip, artistic and downright eccentric streets of Shoreditch.

Translate Cafe Bar, London E2

Thu 18 Dec


80s Nights

80s nights 28th Nov, 18th Dec, 21st Dec, 23rd Dec! The ultimate 80s tribute show.

The Sands Venue, Blackpool

Thu 18 Dec

£22.99–£29.99 / 01253 625262

  • 18:30 – 01:00 80s Nights The Sands Venue, Blackpool

Union, London SE1

Thu 18 Dec


House, techno and electro from Kaos Kid, Ellie Cocks, Jai Baisden and Tiny Tarawe.

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