What’s On (Jan 21-28)

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THURSDAY JANUARY 21

CELTIC Connections continues on at 20 venues across Glasgow, southside included, until January 31. See www.celticconnections.com for more info on the annual music festival.

PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition Light and Dark, by Alistair Carruth, is on at The Bank, Neilston. Open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, courtesy of the Neilston Development Trust, until February 29. Free entry. For more info, call 561 1201.

Head to Paisley to trip the Light Fantastic, an illuminating new exhibition at Paisley Museum. Discover the world of light, from the microscopic to the far reaches of space. Free entry until close on March 28, as per museum opening hours.

BUSBY and Clarkston Horticultural Society’s first lecture of the year: Holland, Home of Horticultural (and Hydrangeas). 7.30pm at Netherlee Primary School.

FRIDAY JANUARY 22

BURNS Night celebrations kick off early at The Shed with another rousing performance of Rabbie the Man. Tickets to the southside show are £8, and curtain up at 7.30pm tonight. Further shows at Singl-end (7pm and £13) on Saturday, The Clutha (3pm and £8) on Sunday and Hamilton Academicals New Douglas Park (7.30pm and £10) on Monday.

ACROBATS, death-defying stunts and more at the King’s Theatre for Cirque Berserk, running until Sunday. Visit www.atgtickets.com/shows/cirque-berserk/kings-theatre/ for more info.

SATURDAY JANUARY 23

EAST Renfrewshire marks Holocaust Memorial Day with an event at Eastwood Park Theatre from 7.30pm. The theme for National Holocaust Remembrance in 2016 is Don’t Stand By, and the council-led commemoration will reflect it with music and drama. Please call 577 3107 to confirm attendance.

THE Glad Cafe hosts another Burns Supper with a feast fit for the National bard himself, as well as plenty of Scots-themed food and entertainment. 7.30pm start and tickets are £22.50 from www.musicglue.com/the-glad-cafe.

SUNDAY JANUARY 24

FUNDAY Sunday at The Avenue in Newton Mearns, with free activities for the kids running 11am-4pm.

TUESDAY JANUARY 26

GLASGOW Music Theatre return to Eastwood Park with In The Heights, a salsa-flavoured soap opera about a neighbourhood on the brink of change - “Step Up meets West Side Story”. Runs until January 30. 7.30pm shows plus 2.30pm Sat mat. Tickets £10-£15, available from 577 4956.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27

TIPS on making lasting changes and sticking to those new year resolutions at Nuffield Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Centre. 6.30pm today plus Saturday at 11.30am for free workshop with Joanne Moller. All welcome.

FRENCH music’s grande dame is celebrated at the Theatre Royal with a Celtic Connections special: Piaf! The Show. 7.30pm tonight and tomorrow and tickets are £28.40-£31.40 plus booking fee.

ANNUAL Reggae Burns night takes place at The Rum Shack with an all-female line up - a toast fae the lassies, if you will. 7.30pm for the eighth annual party blending Scottish and Caribbean cuisine, reggae music and new and old takes on Burns’ poetry. Tickets £24.75 from 237 4432.

THURSDAY JANUARY 28

SELF-Directed Support Forum East Renfrewshire invite all interested to the first Children and Families Forum. 6.30pm at The Osprey, and entry is free. For more info, call 638 2525.

GLASGOW comedian Limmy takes his unique brand of funny to the stage at the SECC. Limmy Live runs until January 31, with shows kicking off at 8pm at the Clyde Auditorium - and presumably a host of beloved sketch characters. Tickets £22–£29.95 from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

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.