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Activities & Events ✽✽ Little Johnny’s Big Gay Restaurant Thu 22 Sep–Sun 6

Nov, times vary. Prices vary (Madonna set menu £8.95). The Arches Café Bar & Restaurant, 253 Argyle Street, 0870 240 7528. Little Johnny presents a gloriously gay gourmet gathering in tribute to his heroine, Madonna. Drop in throughout Glasgay! for 80s-themed decor, videos, music and a special Madonna-inspired three-course menu. There are also three performances in the restaurant Sat 1 Oct, Thu 27 Oct & Sun 6 Nov, all 5.30pm. Part of Glasgay! No Lights, No Lycra Thursdays, 6pm. £2. Old Hairdressers, Opposite Stereo Renfield Lane. You can’t start a fire without a spark . . . but you can go dancing in the dark. Weekly, in Glasgow, in fact, at this inhibitions-be-damned dance party in a darkened room. FREE The Bad Boy Pub Quiz Thursdays, 7pm. Sloans, 62 Argyll Arcade, City Centre, 229 5270. Weekly pub quiz with a bar tab prize. FREE Glasgow Harvest Sat 24 Sep & 8 Oct, noon–4pm. Sat 24 Sep at The Concrete Garden, St Matthew’s Centre, 200 Balmore Road, Sat 8 Oct at Woodlands Community Garden, 91–111 West Princes Street, Woodlands. Public arts charity NVA hosts a series of events around the city, full of activities for the budding urban farmer. Learn about growing your own, share food, and join in with the fun, which includes live music, pakora-making demonstrations and chutney tastings. At the end of each event there’s a communal open-air meal prepared using home-grown produce and shared among all the attendees, who are welcome to bring anything they’ve grown to add to the pot. Free Wheel North are also running free group cycle rides to each event from Glasgow Green. FREE Silverburn Runway Weekend Sat 24 & Sun 25 Sep, noon–5pm. Silverburn, Barrhead Road, 880 3200. A weekend of fashion shows to provide shoppers with a little inspiration as they stock up on autumn essentials. Barry Shafar’s Mega-Morbid Quiz of Doom Mon 26 Sep, 8pm. £1. Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. Quizzical, funereal fun. FREE Sesh Story Club Wed 28 Sep, 6–8pm. Provand’s Lordship, 3 Castle Street, 276 1625. Monthly storytelling club aiming to revive Glasgow’s native myths and legends. Ceilidh Dance Classes Wednesdays, 7.30pm. £5. St Andrews in the Square, 1 St Andrews Square, 559 5902. Tricia Matthews leads these ceilidh dance classes. Clothes Swap Thu 29 Sep, 5–8pm. Swaps from £1. Made With Love at eatiBOUTIQUIE, 231 Berkeley Street, Finnieston, 07526 997938. Swap your threads for something new (to you). In association with the British Heart Foundation.

✽✽ MDes Fashion Collections Promenade Thu 29 Sep, 6pm,

7pm, 8pm & 9pm. £10 (students £5 for 6pm show only). Mackintosh Museum, The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, 353 4500. See the future of Glasgow (and international) fashion with a showcase of designs from students on the Glasgow School of Art’s prestigious design course. MS Society Firewalk Fri 30 Sep, 6.30–10pm. £25 registration fee. WEST Brewery, Building 4 Templeton Building, 38 THE LIST 22 Sep–20 Oct 2011

Glasgow Green, 550 0135. Walk over 20 feet of hot embers in order to raise money for the MS Society. All participants receive two hours of training. Minimum sponsorship of £125 required. FREE Bad Boy Musical Bingo Sun 2 Oct, 7pm. Sloans, 62 Argyll Arcade, City Centre, 229 5270. A loud and interactive night filled with music from the Bad Boy DJs, non-stop laughs and exciting prizes. Stars Over the Botanics Tue 4 Oct, 7.30–9pm. £4 (children £2). Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 276 1614. A star-gazing session with the Astronomical Society of Glasgow and the University of Glasgow. Places limited. Café Flicker Wed 5 Oct, 7pm. £3 (members £1). Glasgow Media Access Centre, Fifth Floor, Trongate 103, 553 2620. Submit your finished film to the GMAC and they’ll show it at this lively evening of film, discussion, advice and debate. Glasgow 48 Hour Film Project Fri 7–Sun 9 Oct, times vary. £50 per team. Venue tbc, The worldwide phenomenon comes to Glasgow. Participants (who must register in advance) meet at 6pm on Fri 7 Oct and have just two days (and nights!) to plan and produce a short film, with the results screened at the GFT on Tue 11 & Wed 12 Oct. FREE Seeds Spoken Word Night Fri 7 Oct, 7.30pm. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Seeds of Thought celebrates Black History Month with the usual diverse mix of comedy, drama, spoken word and music. FREE Bungo Fest Sat 8 Oct, 11am–8pm. Strathbungo, info via The Arches: 565 1000. The Arches and Strathbungo Society join forces to present a day of spoken word, poetry, theatre, children’s workshops and music, with static and roving performances all around Strathbungo. FREE Glasgow Dance-a-thon Sun 9 Oct, 10.30am. Mitchell Theatre, 6 Granville Street, 0151 254 7216. Different dance groups are invited to come and perform for 5–20 minutes as part of a giant dance relay in aid of charity. Entry is free but each group is expected to raise sponsorship. FREE Glasgow PicKnitters Autumn Pumpkin Patch PicKnit Sun 9 Oct, noon. Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 Glasgay!

2422. Annual autumn special where the PicKnitters ‘plant’ some woolly pumpkins in theBotanics’ undergrowth. See the website for a free pumpkin pattern.

✽✽ FREE Twenty Years of Making You Think Tue 11 Oct, 1pm. Glasgow Women’s Library, Mitchell Library, 15 Berkeley Street, 248 9969. The library, an important resource for women’s history in Scotland and Glasgow, celebrates its 20th birthday with this story-sharing event and exhibition. Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival.

✽✽ The Not So Secret Society Wed 12 Oct, 10–11pm. £6 or £5 with

password. The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, 248 5210. Comedy japesters Rufus and Ben are your hosts for this artists’ gathering, which may or may not involve comedy, theatre, spoken word, music and oddity. Part of Glasgow Cabaret Festival.

✽✽ Pecha Kucha Thu 13 Oct, 7pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Tramway, 25 Albert

Drive, 0845 330 3501. Another set of talks in the Japanese Pecha Kucha format, which, for the uninitiated, allows creative speakers to show 20 slides for a strict 20 seconds each.

✽✽ The Gatsby Club Fri 14 Oct, 8pm–2am. £12 (£10). GUU Debating Chamber, University of Glasgow, 32 University Avenue, 1920s-themed party with live jazz, swing, music hall, comedy, burlesque, cocktails and retro tunes. Part of Glasgow Cabaret Festival. Scotland’s Ski & Snowboard Show Sat 15 & Sun 16 Oct, 10am–5pm. £12 on the day; £10 in advance. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. Snow and extreme sports exhibition, with activities and fun, chances to try and buy winter sports equipment, book your next chilly break or even find a job in a ski resort. Glasgow’s Gaelic Pub Quiz Wed 19 Oct, 7.30pm. £2. The Park Bar, 1202 Argyle Street, Partick, farpaischeist.htm Monthly pub quiz with a variety of topics. All questions are asked in Gaelic but if you don’t speak the language you can still turn up and someone will help you.

Exhibitions AC/DC: Scotland’s Family Jewels Until Sun 12 Feb 2012. Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm, Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. £2

Glasgay is back this autumn with another diverse selection of the best LGBT-friendly art, theatre, music, film and literature. 2011’s events follow the theme of ‘representation’, with October highlights including Jonny Woo’s outlandish cabaret, more Margaret Cho chuckles (pictured) for anyone who missed her at the Fringe and a selection of thought-provoking theatre at the Tron and the Citz. Various venues, Glasgow, 15 Oct–12 Nov. See features on Liz Lochhead, page 24, Bourgeois and Maurice, page 20, and Glasgay! previews, pages 19 and 74, or visit for full event details.

(£1.50). Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 276 9599. Touring exhibition created in Australia with the co-operation of the band, featuring material never before displayed in public.

Fairs & Markets FREE Sloans Market Saturdays & Sundays, 11am–5pm. Argyll Arcade, Buchanan Street/Argyll Street, Well-heeled weekly outdoor shopping market. FREE Merchant Square Craft Fair Saturdays, 11am–6pm & Sundays, noon–6pm. Merchant Square, 71–73 Albion Street, 552 5908. Crafters showcase their wares. FREE Byres Road Makers Market Sat 24 Sep, 11am–4pm. Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road, 339 7223. Handmade crafts and work by new Scottish designers. FREE Blochairn Car Boot Sale Sun 25 Sep, 6am. Wholesale Fruit, Veg, Flower and Fish Market, 130 Blochairn Road. One of the UK’s largest weekly sales. FREE Granny Would Be Proud Sun 25 Sep & 16 Oct, noon–5pm. Hillhead Bookclub, 17 Vinicombe Street, 576 1700. Retro vintage market featuring fashion, jewellery, crafts and more. FREE The Craft-Scene Sun 25 Sep, 12.30–4.30pm. Beanscene, 19 Skirving Street Shawlands, Southside, 632 8090. Community craft fair featuring textiles, jewellery, cards, art, candles, china, vintage, glassware and more. FREE Scotcampus Freshers’ Festival Thu 29 & Fri 30 Sep, 10am–6pm. George Square, Entertainment, information and freebies for new students. FREE The Glasgow Wedding Collective Vintage Style Fayre Sun 2 Oct, 11am–4pm. Hillhead Bookclub, 17 Vinicombe Street, 576 1700. Give your big day a touch of old-school class. Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair Sun 2 Oct, noon–5pm. £2 (students £1; under 12s free). Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784. Vintage fashions and handcrafted accessories dating from the 1920s through to the 1980s. FREE Little Birds Market Sun 9 Oct, 11am–5pm. Sloans, 62 Argyll Arcade, City Centre, 229 5270. New market with a tantalising selection of vintage, craft and design vendors. FREE Allander Record Fair Sat 15 & Sun 16 Oct, 10am–5pm. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallion Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. Expand your record collection. FREE The St Andrew’s in the Square Wedding Fayre Sun 16 Oct, noon–4pm. St Andrews in the Square, 1 St Andrews Square, 559 5902. Wedding suppliers and a catwalk show. Talks FREE Councillor Archie Graham: The Commonwealth Games Thu 22 Sep, 1–2pm. Langside Library, 2 Sinclair Drive, 632 0810. The Langside councillor shares his thoughts on what the 2014 Games will bring to Glasgow. FREE Making Routes Launch Afternoon Fri 23 Sep, 2.30–5.30pm. The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. An afternoon of talks, presentations and discussions about the relationship between performance and journey featuring Nic Green, Adrian Howells, Eleanor Harrison and others. Part of Arches Live. FREE Breaking the Renaissance Code: The European Emblem Tue 27 Sep, 1pm. Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 5431. Gallery talk by Professor Alison Adams. FREE Colin Mackie: The Happy Reaper Thu 29 Sep, 1–2pm. Langside Library, 2 Sinclair Drive, 632 0810. The long-standing member of the South Glasgow Heritage and Environment Trust, delivers a talk the community organisation’s projects. FREE Arches Live Panel Discussion Sat 1 Oct, 3–4.45pm. The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. Panel discussion featuring some of the