What’s on (Feb 18-26)

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18

SILVER screen action not to be missed across Glasgow this week. The 12th annual Glasgow Film Festival returns with a bumper programme of events until February 28. See visitgff.glasgowfilm.org for more info.

BUSBY and Clarkston Horticultural Society’s second lecture is on Managing Greenbank Gardens into the Future. 7.30pm at Netherlee Primary School and all are welcome.

INSPIRATIONAL and spiritual theatre at Eastwood Park, courtesy of Cartsbridge Evangelical Church. A group of 23 youngsters from the church present New Day, a successful touring show, from 7.30pm. Tickets £10.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19

CHARITY fundraiser for Friends of Mbwa Wa Africa Animal Rescue. Look out those flares for a 70s Disco, kicking off at 7pm at Stamperland Social Club. Tickets £10, available from 07931555977 or through paypal.me/friendsmbwawa.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20

INTERACTIVE storytelling at Eastwood Park with Scottish Youth Theatre, presenting The Dream, about a man in Cairo who has the same dream night after night. Should he follow it? Could it come true? Find out at 11am and 1pm shows. Tickets £5 or £15 for a family from 577 4956.

WINTER Woodland Wander at Rouken Glen Park. Join activity rangers from 1-2.30pm for the free guided walk in search of winter wildlife. Booking required - 638 4121 or roukenglenpark@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21

BEETHOVEN and refreshments from 11.30am at the Royal Conservatoire in the second Hilary Rosin Coffee Concert Series, honouring late Giffnock piano teacher Hilary. Tickets are £5-£10 and the concerts run Sundays throughout Feb. Book via 332 5057 or rcs.ac.uk/boxoffice.

JOIN the film fest team at the Grand Ole Opry for an anniversary screening of Thelma and Louise - the ultimate ode to female friendship. For more info, visit www.facebook.com/events/1085403574823530/

MONDAY FEBRUARY 22

SATURDAY Kitchen chef James Martin is on the road for Plates, Mates and Automobiles - and stopping off at the Royal Concert Hall to share some culinary tips and tricks.

LEGENDS of American Country, a top country music tribute show, comes to Eastwood Park Theatre for one night only. 7.30pm performance and tickets are £14/£12/£10 from 577 4956.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23

PAY tribute to the late, great David Bowie with a screening of The Man Who Fell To Earth at the Glasgow Science Centre planetarium. The venue will also host a new short by Argentinian filmmaker Juan Gatti - part of the Glasgow Film Festival.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24

LIFE Fitness - circuit-based classes for 50+ or beginners - takes place at Newton Mearns Baptist Church every Weds. 10.30am start. Children’s play area available. Call 616 2362 to book.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25

FUN for little ones at Eastwood Park as Booster Cushion Theatre presents Big Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 12pm show and entry is £5 (£15 family).

FILM fans head south for a GFF special at Tramway. This Is Now: Film and Video After Punk (1978-85) runs until Saturday, screening key underground films from London’s post-punk era.

AN Evening of Brass at Carlibar Primary. Annual concert takes place ay 7pm, with the Barrhead Burgh Band, Croy Brass Band, Levern Valley Community Brass and East Renfrewshire Brass Ensemble performing. Tickets £5/£3 conc, available on the door.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26

ANTIQUES valuation day with Eastwood Rotary Club and tv’s Anita Manning. £10 entry (including tea/coffee and cake and two valuations) at Eastwood House, 10am-3pm. In aid of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

For more events in East Ren, head to What’s On East Ren, or visit WOW247 Glasgow for events, entertainment news and guides to all that’s going on in the city.