Rhymes Against Humanity
No, ya daft bogger, not Cards Against Humanity, Rhymes Against Humanity – MissImp’s musical improv team of clever hooligans that’ll have members of the public absolutely creasing. After selling out three shows this year so far, Rhymes Against Humanity is coming back to the Nottingham Actors Studio where you can enjoy scenes and songs that are made from scratch, right on the spot. So if a group of improvisational ne'er do wells coming up with some of the funniest scripts you’ve ever seen sounds like your bag, get on it. It’ll be a different way to spend your Saturday, that’s fo sho.
Saturday 20 May, 8pm, £8, Nottingham Actors Studio, event link
Live Music Fundraiser for Nottingham Hospice
Time to get your charity on and do something amazing for Nottingham Hospice. This Saturday, the Sherwood United Reformed Church is hosting a live music night to get your ear-balls salivating and your good intentions flowing. Right up our road. Tickets are seven bob a piece, and there’ll be a bar, a raffle and some fantastic live music, all while you give to a good cause. So pack up the kids and give ‘em a pocket full of pennies to spend while they’re there. Good feels, family vibes, and a cracker of a cause. We’ll see you there.
Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm, £7, Sherwood United Reformed Church, event link
Thee Deadtime Philharmonic
The Maze have absolutely smashed their Kickstarter, and you can now enjoy their lovely booze, sold to you by their lovely staff, all while standing in a lovely cool environment, courtesy of the air conditioning they’ve been able to buy. This week, listen to the delights of Thee Deadtime Philharmonic who gig relentlessly, all over the shop. Two piece punk rock outfit, Studs, and Nil Desperandum are also featuring on the line up. That’s three cracking bands for the measly price of a fiver. You can’t go wrong. Sounds like a rather dapper night, to us.
Sunday 21 May, 7.30pm, The Maze, event link
The fine folks at Saltbox Bar present us with the globe-trotting hip-hop, neo-soul and spoken word superstar, Akua Naru and a stunning live band to back her up. The lady herself was previously tied up in Notts on April of last year and everyone was right spellbound by her fabulous mix of soulful genres. Since then, Akua Naru has toured the world and continued to work on her material, which she’ll be premiering to you lucky lot at Saltbox this Sunday. Bag a last minute babysitter and join Akua, the band et al for an intimate and saucy night of magical tunes.
Sunday 21 May, 6pm, £12, Saltbox Bar, event link
I’m Not A Tory - Register to Vote
If you’ve not registered to vote yet, get a bleddy move on. I’m Not From London present, I’m Not A Tory. Which, is more of a declaration than some might like to make, but them lads have never been ones to beat about the bush. Listen to some banging acoustic music from the likes of 94 Gunships, Minatore and Stacey McMullen, and register to vote at a registration booth brought to the venue. There’s literally no excuse. Take control of what happens to our lovely little lion city and our lovely little land in general. Music, politics and good vibes. What more could you want? Oh yeah, there’s booze, too.
Sunday 21 May, 7pm, free, Golden Fleece, event link