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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25
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 at 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.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27
SIT Down for Breakfast; Stand Up for Farmers at Williamwood Parish Church. Fairtrade breakfasts served 9-11am in the upstairs hall today, March 5 and 12. No entry fee but donation (suggest £2.50 per person) welcome. Fairtrade goods for sale.
MOVIE time at Eastwood Park, showing family favourite Big Hero 6 from 10am. £2 entry - call 577 4956 for more info.
BIG book sale at Carmichael Hall in Giffnock, courtesy of East Ren Libraries. Books, CDs and DVDs up for grabs from 10am until 3pm. Free event.
EXCESSIVE eating promised at the southside’s hippest new eatery, Cafe Strange Brew. Pop up event La Grande Bouffe is on from 7.30pm and costs £22.50, which will get you canapes on arrival, four courses (French-themed) and carafes of complimentary wine, plus free corkage on any carry out. See facebook.com/cafestrangebrew for booking.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28
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.
WEDDING fair at the Best Western Eglinton Arms Hotel. 12-4pm and free to attend. Range of exhibitors plus a glass of bubbly and canapes while you browse, as well as a chance to check out the hotel’s wedding ceremony room, Earls Hall, and honeymoon suite.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 29
ROYAL Scottish Country Dance Society hosts a beginners class at Shawlands Academy, 7.30-9.15pm. All welcome to learn new steps accompanied by live accordian music. £6 entry (first evening free). See www.rscdsglasgow.org for more info.
TUESDAY MARCH 1
MEARNS History Group meets at Fairweather Hall, 7.30pm. Dr Alistair Tough, senior lecturer at Glasgow University and archivist at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde presents ‘Poorhouse to Powerhouse:the transformation of the Southern General Hospital in the twentieth century’.
DARTS night at Jayz Bar, Shawlands. Weekly tournament - all welcome to join from 7.30pm. Players pay a £1 fee, match funded by the bar and given to the winning team. For more info, call 649 8737.
THURSDAY MARCH 3
FOODIE pop up Section33 sets up stall at a top secret venue TBC on the southside. Runs until Sunday, with sessions running 5-11pm Thurs-Fri and 12pm-12am Sat-Sun. Tickets are £5, and dishes will follow a New York-style theme.
SPIRITUAL thoughts at Orchardhill Parish Church for the latest Thinking Allowed event: ‘Tell Me the Old, Old Story’, focusing on where Christian spirituality and psychotherapy converge. 7.30pm for 8pm, and entry is by donation, suggested £5. Call 638 3604.
FRIDAY MARCH 4
STRICTLY Come Dine and Dance at Loks. Three course meal then a chance to take to the floor for this special event, kicking off at 7pm. Costs £25 per person - call 632 5727 to reserve your place.
LADIES Fairtrade party night at Newton Mearns Baptist Church. 8-10pm for stalls, craft iteams and food, as well as hearing the inspirational story behind Carishea, which works with communities in Ghana where women harvest shea nuts to produce butter for luxury skin products. Free entry but donations can be made on the night.