Picks

Film

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Ridley Scott gets Biblical on our asses

Drama
Film
Film

Birdman

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's ultra-black comedy.

Comedy
Film
Film

The Theory of Everything

Classic Oscar bait with Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking

Drama
Music

The Greenbank, from £5.00

Andy Sheppard and James Morton

Fearsome duo of saxophone brilliance going head to head

Jazz
Film
Film

Black Sea

Submariner Jude Law and motley crew search for Nazi gold

Thriller
Film
Film

Get Santa

Bristolian director Chris Smith's Santa behind bars comedy

Comedy
Music
Music

Be-Bop Club, from £8.00

Laura Jurd Quartet

Probably the country's most talked-about young jazz star

Jazz
Film
Film

Kajaki

Soliders trapped in minefield in true-life war thriller.

Drama
Music
Music

Cube, from £8.00

field rotation/petrels/shabash

Triple-header of creative electro-acoustic artists

Jazz
Music
Music

Mall, from £8.00

John Pearce & James Morton Quintet

Blazing sax and violins at the Mall jazz evening

Jazz
Music
Music

Coronation Tap, from £4.00

Ruth Royall

Jazz and soul infused vocalist

Jazz
Music
Music

No. 1 Harbourside, from £0.00

Conjunto Gringo

Sparkling salsa-jazz explosion

Jazz
Music

No. 1 Harbourside, from £0.00

James Morton and friends

Blistering funk soul and jazz sax player grooves

Jazz
Music
Music

Tobacco Factory Theatre, from £0.00

Afroflamenco Trio (Bar gig)

West African kora meets Spanish guitar

Jazz
Film
Film

The Grandmaster

Wong Kar Wai's arthouse martial arts flick

Action
Film

The Green Prince

The true story of a Palestinian who spied for Israel

Documentary
Film
Film

Guys and Dolls

Digitally restored classic musical

Musical

Film

Film
Exodus: Gods and Kings 3D

Ridley Scott gets Biblical on our asses

Drama
Film
Exodus: Gods and Kings

Ridley Scott gets Biblical on our asses

Drama
Film
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

Killer spook carries on without Daniel Radcliffe

Horror
Film
Birdman

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's ultra-black comedy.

Comedy
Film
Annie

Remake of the kiddie musical

Musical
Film
Dumb and Dumber To

Very belated comedy sequel

Comedy
Film
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Comedy franchise relocates to London

Comedy
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Music

Music
Roll Over Beethoven

Mothers Ruin, from £0.00

Rock 'N' Roll all night and party every day!

Clubbing
Music
The Distinguished Gentleman's Drinking Club

Mothers Ruin, from £0.00

Third Saturday of every month.

Clubbing
Music
Black Elephant Xmas Party

Mothers Ruin, from £0.00

Black Elephant & more

Metal
Music
Quiz-Cotheque

Mothers Ruin, from £1.00

Quiz & Disco Every Tuesday

Clubbing
Music
Ruzz Guitar Blues Revue

No. 1 Harbourside, from £5.00

w/t Urban Cohorts, The Bad Losers

Rock
Music
Brass Junkies

No. 1 Harbourside, from £0.00

Eight-piece brass band perform

Blues
Music
Railroad Bill

No. 1 Harbourside, from £0.00

Cardiff band playing folk, punk and blues

Rock
Music
Hodmadoddery

No. 1 Harbourside, from £0.00

Folk duo perform in intimate setting

Folk/country
Music
Ansum & the Vibes

No. 1 Harbourside, from £0.00

Reggae revival from Bristol four-piece

Reggae
Music
Dubsouls

No. 1 Harbourside, from £0.00

Rhythmites and Goldfrapp unite for dubstep-via-soul

Soul
Music
Will Edmunds & Joe Wilkins

No. 1 Harbourside, from £0.00

Blues-y front man joined by guitar hero

Blues
Music
Damn Busters

No. 1 Harbourside, from £0.00

Blues-y Bristol band perform

Blues
Music
Soul Strutters

No. 1 Harbourside, from £0.00

Jazz and funk brought to the fore by Bristol trio

Funk
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Theatre

Theatre
Sherlock: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

Brass Works Theatre, from £10.00

More super sleuthing from Brass Works' female Sherlock

Comedy
Theatre
When There Is Only Us

Arnolfini, from £6.00

'Sci-fi opera' explores the possibilities of terraforming

Science Fiction
Theatre
A Christmas Carol

Alma Tavern Theatre, from £6.00

Toby Hulse's joyous take on Dickens' festive parable

Children's
Theatre

Wardrobe Theatre, from £5.00

Muppits Die Hard

Wardrobe Theatre's darkly comic, homegrown Xmas show

Theatre
The Magic Elves

Bristol Old Vic Studio, from £7.50

Xmas show for ages 7 and under, with music from Kid Carpet

Comedy
Theatre
Swallows and Amazons

Bristol Old Vic, from £8.00

BOV reprises 2010 Xmas hit show, with music by Neil Hannon

Family
Theatre
Yusuf Can't Talk

acta community theatre, from £2.00

Revealing new play about living with autistic children

Community theatre
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Comedy

Comedy
Stand Up for the Weekend: Chris Martin

Comedy Box at the Hen & Chicken, from £13.00

Very fine observational comedian brings the festive spirit

Stand-up
Comedy
Stand Up for the Weekend: Dana Alexander

Comedy Box at the Hen & Chicken, from £13.00

Hugely likeable Canadian/Jamaican comic headlines

Stand-up
Comedy
Susan Calman SOLD OUT

Colston Hall Lantern, from £16.13

SOLD OUT

Stand-up
Comedy

Colston Hall, from £26.88

Alan Davies: Little Victories

Actor, comic and Stephen Fry's simpleton foil is back

Comedy
Dave Gorman SOLD OUT

Colston Hall, from £21.50

SOLD OUT

Stand-up
Comedy
Stand Up and Boogie: Dom Woodward/Mary Bourke

Riproar, from £12.00

Fri & Sat nights at Riproar - comedy followed by disco

Stand-up
Comedy
Bristol Autism Support's Laugh Club Comedy

Riproar, from £6.00

Daytime comedy for parents/carers of kids w/ disabilities

Stand-up
Comedy
Dane Baptiste: Stand Up Bristol

Anson Rooms, from £2.00

Observational comedy

Stand-up
Comedy
Sweaty Palms: The Improvised Stand-Up Show!

The Polish Club, from £3.00

New stand-up and improv comedy night

Improvised comedy
Comedy

Folk House, from £14.50

Neil Innes

Veteran comedy singer-songwriter and Python collaborator

Comedy
Come Quickly, it's Cerys!

Riproar, from £4.00

Thursdays at Riproar, hosted by Glos livewire Cerys Nelmes

Stand-up
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Art

Art
CHristmas Group Show At Cube Gallery

Cube Gallery, from £0.00

Group Show BY Cube Artists

Exhibitions
Art
North Bristol Arts Trail

Various venues, from £0.00

A great opportunity to appreciate local artistic talent

Exhibitions
Art
The Shining Guest - Beth Carter

Compass Point , from £0.00

Solo Exhibition By Acclaimed Sculpter

Exhibitions
Art

Compass Point , from £0.00

The Shining Guest - Beth Carter

Solo Exhibition By Acclaimed Sculpter

Art
Women's Aid 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Centrespace Gallery, from £0.00

Tim Jones Photograper Documents Women's Aid Charity

Exhibitions
Art
Anna Franceschini

Spike Island, from £0.00

Exhibition Tour

Exhibitions
Art
Made in Bristol Gift Fair

Colston Hall, from £0.00

100 local designers crash Colston Hall Foyer

Exhibitions
Art
Nic Pehkonen

Exchange, from £0.00

Striking works influenced by architecture

Exhibitions
Art

Arnolfini, from £0.00

Josephine Pryde: These Are Just Things I Say, They Are Not My Opinions

Major new exhibition from Josephine Pryde

Art
Scandinavian to Space Age

The Ken Stradling Collection and Design Study Centre, from £0.00

Sixties Design Works

Exhibitions
Art
Dekor and Zase

Upfest, from £0.00

Top street art by much loved local artists

Exhibitions
Art
Transient Bodies

View Gallery, from £0.00

Unique figurative work

Exhibitions
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Events

Events
Last Resort - Bristol launch night

Exchange, from £0.00

London's infamous alternative club night comes to Bristol

Events
Events
Revolver

Exchange, from £2.00

Indie-rock club night's Christmas Extravaganza.

Events
Events
Kandi Klub

Louisiana, from £5.00

New Year's Eve Party

New Years Eve
Events
iTunes & CBeebies stars host Christmas party

Brook Way Activity Centre, from £10.00

Bradley Stoke presents a family friendly Christmas delight

Christmas
Events
Christmas Shopping Event at Amelia's

Amelia's, from £0.00

Pop-up shop morning from Belle & Boo

Christmas
Events
Bristol Explorers

The Square Club, from £4.00

The monthly Explorers Connect - Bristol

Events
Events
YENA Networking

The Square Club, from £0.00

The founder of IMDB is the keynote speaker for YENA eevnt

Events
Events
Clifton on Ice

Clifton Village, from £10.00

A part indoor, part outdoor ice rink in Clifton Village

Christmas
Events

The Square Club, from £5.00

Audio Jam Music Night

Showcasing some of the most exciting acts around the city

Events
Royal York Crescent Christmas Fayre

Clifton Village, from £0.00

A mix of festive gifts, choirs, mulled cider, BBQ and more

Christmas
Events
Mad Hatter's New Year's Eve Party

The Square Club, from £90.00

Expect the unexpected & quite frankly the utterly bonkers

Events
Events
Rozi's Posies Christmas Crafternoon

Elmgrove Community Centre, from £45.00

An arts and crafts afternoon full of Christmas cheer

Christmas
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Books

Books
Magical Christmas Tea Party at Amelia's

Amelia's, from £4.00

A morning of story telling and biscuit decorating

Authors
Books
A Game of History

Foyles , from £0.00

Panelists discuss the rising popularity of the genre

Authors
Books
Boualem Sansal discusses Haggara

Foyles , from £4.00

Nobel Prize in Literature nominee discusses latest book

Authors
Books

Foyles , from £0.00

Joanna Bourke discusses Wounding the World

How Military Violence and War-play Invades our Lives

Books
Rhian Sherrington - Alchemy for the Mind

Foyles , from £0.00

Rhian Sherrington discusses Alchemy for the Mind

Authors
Books
NaNoWriMo write-in at @TheWell

@The Well, from £0.00

Meet up with other NaNoWriMo participants and write

Books
Books
NaNoWriMo write-in at the Drawbridge

The Drawbridge, from £0.00

Meet fellow NaNoWriMoers and get writing

Authors
Books
Jacqueline Rose presents Women in Dark Times

Foyles , from £0.00

Author Jacqueline Rose presents her new book

Authors
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