Plates Presents Make Me
This one’s gonna be sweaty. For their first groove of 2018, the folk at Plates Presents are proper buzzing to welcome Rupes and Nic Baird - the top dogs at London’s electro night Make Me - to the citeh. Along with Plate’s DJ’s Nick and Kate, they’ll be teking over the Chameleon for night of electronic rhythms from melodic four to the floor to electro galore… whatever the bleddy hell that means. A fiver online or eight quid on the door, you know the right thing ta do; get tix quick.
Friday 23 March, 10pm, £5 - £8, The Chameleon Arts Cafe, event link
These DIY Punk lads from Leeds have finally announced their spring UK tour, which includes a date in our fair Hoodtown. On March 16, the trio released their new album, Sea Magnolia, and were so bleddy excited that they just couldn’t wait to get out on the road to play their new mix of alternative, moody tunes. They’ll be plenty of music shenanigans going dahn on the night, as they’ve also roped in the help of three support acts; Pre-Birds, Too Piste and Them Are They. Wicked.
Friday 23 March, 7pm, JT Soar, event link
I’m Not From London Presents: Whiskey Stain to the Fox & Grapes
Everyone’s favourite boys have organised a night full of music at the ‘Lions new local. Back in the day, the Fox & Grapes were the place ta be when it came to finding the next best thing on the Notts music scene, and now the place has reopened and been returned to its former glory, it’s good to see the Castle Rock pub get back into the swing of things. INFL have lined up Stacey McMullen and The Girl and The Stone to play a few tunes before two piece powerhouse Whiskey Stain take to the stage and blow our socks off with their bluesy, bass drenched stompers. We can’t wait.
Friday 23 March, 9pm, free, Fox & Grapes, event link
Just The Tonic’s Saturday Night Comedy
Look, you lot. Sometimes life can be right difficult. Your week starts off well but by friday yerve got no food in the fridge, yer landlords being a mardy arse abaht summat in your house and yerve managed to pick up a stinking cold along the way. Enough, we say. Bring some light back in to your life by popping down to Just The Tonic’s Saturday Night Comedy and chortle your troubles away. This week they’ve got four comedians ready and waiting to cure the adult blues and by the sounds of things, you definitely need it.
Saturday 24 March, 18.45pm, £5-£12, The Ionic Suite at Belgrave Rooms, event link
The Chameleon are on tings this weekend. On Sunday, Nottingham University Hospitals charity and SELFEARTH will be hosting a night of music in aid of children's cancer wards E39 and E40. As well as performances by up and coming talent such as Paris Alexandra, Tori Sheard, Jake Burns and Junction 25, you’ll also be in with a chance of winning some very exciting prizes when you purchase raffle tickets; £10 Greggs Voucher, anyone? Come on Notts, do yer bit.
Sunday 25 March, 4pm - 11pm, free, The Chameleon Arts Cafe, event link
ACT Italy Art & Photography Exhibition
Listen up, kids. After a month of proudly showing off the artistic connections between Beeston, Notts and Italy, the ACT exhibition is closing up shop next Saturday. But we don’t want you lot to miss out, so we’re sounding the final warning horn now; you’ve got a week left. Inspired by the visual art of Italy’s Roberto Alborghetti, you can browse photography from Venis and Tuscany, check out original artworks from around Italy and gawp at prints of female Italian icons. Get down there. Pronto.
Closes on Saturday 31 March, 10am - 4pm, free, The Hive in Beeston, event link
For the full motherload of goings-on this week, check out our What’s On section