What’s on in the Southside from August 24 onwards

FunBox head to Eastwood Park Theatre on Sunday, August 26.   Picture by John Young
FunBox head to Eastwood Park Theatre on Sunday, August 26. Picture by John Young

Here is your weekly round up of entertainment in the Southside


Harry Benson

Harry Benson: From Glasgow to America brings together photographs from the world-renowned photographer’s native Glasgow alongside images created during an illustrious career in America. At Pollok House. Runs until December.

Park Lane Market

Pop-up market in Shawlands, every first and last Sunday of the month. Browse a range of boutique stalls from some of your local favourites and beyond, as well as food court with a selection of hot/ cold, meat and vegan friendly delights. If you interested in having a stall with us we still have a few places available, Just email your details to info@parklanemarket.co.uk.

Choral Society

Come and join the vibrant mixed voice adult choir of the Eastwood Choral Society. All voices welcome. No auditions required. The repertoire is largely choral and classical, with concerts twice a year. Bring a mug for break time tea and biscuits! Park Church, Ravenscliffe Dr, Giffnock 7.30-9.30pm; every Monday from September 3 until Monday, December 3. For further information contact Gill Bain on gillatecs@gmail.com.

Neilston Exhibition

Come and see a beautiful selection of paintings by local artists, of local scenes in and around Neilston on display in The Bank Café, Neilston. Many of the items on display are for sale or please just pop in for a coffee and cake whilst enjoying some art! Until October 18.

Today (Friday, August 24)

Karaoke Night

Join Dino Martino and some of the best singers and entertainers in Barrhead at The Kelburn Bar for Friday night Karaoke! From 8pm-midnight.

Saturday, August 25

Crossmylaff Comedy

Saturday night stand-up comedy at The Glad Cafe,featuring a packed bill of the best in current Scottish comedy. Top professional acts plus our prime picks of up and coming local stand-up comedy talent starring Viv Gee Paul McDaniel Joe McSloy and a full roster of new comics. Compered by Fergus Mitchell. From 7.30pm.

Giffnock Beer Festival

The Giffnock Beer Festival is back for a fourth year and this year’s event is set to be bigger and better! Two giant marquees will be filled with some of Scotland’s best Craft Beers and Ciders plus Craft Gin & Prosecco Bar.

It is a Family friendly Event with Fairground Rides, Street Food Stalls and DJ. From noon until 8pm at Braidholm.

Sunday, August 26

Alex Napping

Austin-based quartet Alex Napping draws from the deeply personal and the sonically groovy to create storytelling with a beat. Founded in 2013, the group includes lead singer and guitarist Alex Cohen, guitarist Adrian Sebastian Haynes, bassist Tomás Garcia-olano, and drummer Andrew Stevens. Catch them at the Glad Cafe at 7.30pm.


Get ready to strut your funky stuff when Funbox bring their new show, Rocking All Over The World, to Eastwood Park Theatre. Join the gang as they travel around the world in 80 minutes creating musical mayhem wherever they go while finding their elusive keys. You’re all invited to join their band for singalong silliness – you might even get to help on stage! 1pm at Eastwood Park Theatre.

Tuesday, August 28

Big Quiz night

Join Include Me 2 Club, a weekly social club for adults with additional support needs, for their Big Quiz Night at Arthurlie FC Social Club, Barrhead from 6-9.30pm.

Wednesday, August 29

Quiz night

Get down to the Glad Cafe’s regular quiz night hosted by the man, the legend, Craig Angus. Grab your brainiest pals and get a table. Max teams of 5, £1 per person. At 8pm.

Thursday, August 30

Author event

Waterstones at The Avenue Shopping Centre is hosting an evening with Ambrose Parry for a discussion about ‘The Way of All Flesh’. “Edinburgh, 1847. City of Medicine, Money, Murder. Call the store on 0141 616 3933 to book your place for this event now. You’re not going to want to miss out.

Beer Club

Sample some great craft beer and talk about the different styles, flavours and aromas with like-minded craft beer hop heads at the next beer club event at Maxwell’s Clarkston from 6.30-9pm.

Saturday, September 1

Doors Open Days 2018

For the first time, Newton Mearns Parish Church is participating in this event coordinated by the Scottish Civic Trust. The Church will be opening its doors from 10 - 3pm, sharing something of its history, and Newton Mearns Parish Church today. Visit www.doorsopendays.org.uk.