Picks

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

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
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
Film

Guys and Dolls

Digitally restored classic musical

Musical
Film
Film

Kon-Tiki

Lavish recreation of Thor Heyerdal's great expedition

Drama
Film
Film

Watermark

Visually stunning documentary about how water shapes us

Documentary
Film
Film

The Green Prince

The true story of a Palestinian who spied for Israel

Documentary
Film

St. Vincent

Bill Murray is the world's worst childminder

Comedy
Music
Music

Folk House, from £6.00

Guy Calhoun - album launch

Singer/songwriter with an English touch launches debut CD

Folk/country
Music
Music

Colston Hall, from £0.00

Quirkish Delights (Foyer gig)

Global pop acoustic mish mash with jazzy bits

Jazz
Music

Colston Hall, from £0.00

Bitchnmonk

Beautifully strange flute, guitar and vocal duo

Jazz
Music
Music

Colston Hall, from £0.00

The Schmoozenbergs (Foyer gig)

Sizzling guitars, Hot Club style

Jazz
Music
Music

Colston Hall, from £0.00

James Lambeth (Foyer gig)

Classic swing vocalist with style

Jazz

Film

Film
Kajaki

Soliders trapped in minefield in true-life war thriller.

Drama
Film
Horrible Bosses 2

Cast reunite for inevitable sequel to the comedy hit

Comedy
Film
Dr. Cabbie

Bollywood comedy about a cab driver with a mobile surgery

Bollywood
Film
Home for Christmas + Q&A

Bristol author introduces film of her romantic comedy

Comedy
Film
Royal Opera House: Der fliegende Hollander

Bryn Terfel takes the lead in Wagner's first masterpiece

Event Cinema
Film
Met Opera: Iolanta + Bluebeard's Castle

Live one-act operas by Tchaikovsky and Bartok

Event Cinema
Film
RSC Live: Love's Labour's Lost

Christopher Luscombe's production of Shakespeare's comedy

Event Cinema
Film

Broken Flowers

Bill Murray goes for zen deadpan in Jim Jarmusch drama

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Music

Music
field rotation/petrels/shabash

Cube, from £8.00

Triple-header of creative electro-acoustic artists

Jazz
Music
John Pearce & James Morton Quintet

Mall, from £8.00

Blazing sax and violins at the Mall jazz evening

Jazz
Music
Ruth Royall

Coronation Tap, from £4.00

Jazz and soul infused vocalist

Jazz
Music
Conjunto Gringo

No. 1 Harbourside, from £0.00

Sparkling salsa-jazz explosion

Jazz
Music
The Rumblestrutters (Bar gig)

Tobacco Factory Theatre, from £0.00

Memphis jazz and hokum blues from Swansea, of course.

Jazz
Music
James Morton and friends

No. 1 Harbourside, from £0.00

Blistering funk soul and jazz sax player grooves

Jazz
Music
Afroflamenco Trio (Bar gig)

Tobacco Factory Theatre, from £0.00

West African kora meets Spanish guitar

Jazz
Music
3 Daft Monkeys

Thunderbolt, from £13.00

Festival favourites head to Bristol after BBC Radio 2 show

Indie/Alternative
Music

Folk House, from £6.00

Guy Calhoun - album launch

Singer/songwriter with an English touch launches debut CD

Music
Moscow Drug Club

Mall, from £9.00

Campfire gypsy swing meets suave cabaret chanson

Jazz
Music
Quirkish Delights (Foyer gig)

Colston Hall, from £0.00

Global pop acoustic mish mash with jazzy bits

Jazz
Music
Bitchnmonk

Colston Hall, from £0.00

Beautifully strange flute, guitar and vocal duo

Jazz
Music
The Schmoozenbergs (Foyer gig)

Colston Hall, from £0.00

Sizzling guitars, Hot Club style

Jazz
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Theatre

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
Theatre
ROAD

Circomedia, from £10.00

SPONSORED: BOV Theatre School's staging of 1980s classic

20th Century
Theatre

Tobacco Factory Theatre, from £7.00

Shakespeare Schools Festival

UK's largest youth drama festival returns

Theatre
Muppets Die Hard

Wardrobe Theatre, from £5.00

Wardrobe Theatre's darkly comic, homegrown Xmas show

Comedy
Theatre
Peter Clifford's Magical Mythologies

Tobacco Factory Theatre, from £10.00

Bristol's favourite magician and prestidigitator returns

Magic and illusion
Theatre
Mrs Gerrish's Grotto

Brewery Theatre, from £9.00

Festive fun w/ 1950s specialists Ministry of Entertainment

Comedy
Theatre
Santa's Little Trolls

Brewery Theatre, from £8.00

Bristol puppet aces Pickled Image give trolls centre stage

Children's
Theatre
Johnny Got His Gun

Brewery Theatre, from £8.00

Stunning performance about one young man's fight for life

Drama
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Comedy

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

The Polish Club, from £3.00

Sweaty Palms: The Improvised Stand-Up Show!

New stand-up and improv comedy night

Comedy
Neil Innes

Folk House, from £14.50

Veteran comedy singer-songwriter and Python collaborator

Musical comedy
Comedy
Come Quickly, it's Cerys!

Riproar, from £4.00

Thursdays at Riproar, hosted by Glos livewire Cerys Nelmes

Stand-up
Comedy
Come Quickly, it's Cerys!

Riproar, from £4.00

Thursdays at Riproar, hosted by Glos livewire Cerys Nelmes

Stand-up
Comedy
Come Quickly, it's Cerys!

Riproar, from £4.00

Thursdays at Riproar, hosted by Glos livewire Cerys Nelmes

Stand-up
Comedy
Christmas @ Riproar

Riproar, from £13.00

Festive December instalments of Riproar's weekend stand-up

Stand-up
Comedy

Riproar, from £13.00

Christmas @ Riproar

Festive December instalments of Riproar's weekend stand-up

Comedy
Christmas @ Riproar

Riproar, from £13.00

Festive December instalments of Riproar's weekend stand-up

Stand-up
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Art

Art
The Shining Guest - Beth Carter

Compass Point , from £0.00

Solo Exhibition By Acclaimed Sculpter

Exhibitions
Art
The Shining Guest - Beth Carter

Compass Point , from £0.00

Solo Exhibition By Acclaimed Sculpter

Exhibitions
Art
Women's Aid 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Centrespace Gallery, from £0.00

Tim Jones Photograper Documents Women's Aid Charity

Exhibitions
Art

Spike Island, from £0.00

Anna Franceschini

Exhibition Tour

Art
Made in Bristol Gift Fair

Colston Hall, from £0.00

100 local designers crash Colston Hall Foyer

Exhibitions
Art
Nic Pehkonen

Centrespace Gallery, from £0.00

Striking works influenced by architecture

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

Arnolfini, from £0.00

Major new exhibition from Josephine Pryde

Exhibitions
Art
Scandinavian to Space Age

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

Sixties Design Works

Exhibitions
Art

Upfest, from £0.00

Dekor and Zase

Top street art by much loved local artists

Art
Transient Bodies

View Gallery, from £0.00

Unique figurative work

Exhibitions
Art
Transient Bodies

View Gallery, from £0.00

Figures and faces captured in a moment of time

Exhibitions
Art
RWA Open Exhibition

Royal West of England Academy of Arts (RWA), from £5.00

162'nd RWA Open Exhibition

Exhibitions
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Events

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
Audio Jam Music Night

The Square Club, from £5.00

Showcasing some of the most exciting acts around the city

Events
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
Events
Merry Fishmas

Bristol Aquarium, from £7.25

Christmas festivities are being brought to the aquarium

Christmas
Events

SS Great Britain, from £0.00

Christmas market on Brunel Square

Hosted by Brunel's ss Great Britain and Mullion Cove

Events
Treefest

St Mary Redcliffe, from £0.00

Get involved in decorating a Christmas tree for charity

Christmas
Events
Christmas Fair

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, from £0.00

Bristol Museum hosts a Christmas Fair for the whole family

Christmas
Events
Winter Lantern Parade

Various venues, from £0.00

An annual Winter Lantern Parade in Bedminster

Christmas
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Books

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
Joanna Bourke discusses Wounding the World

Foyles , from £0.00

How Military Violence and War-play Invades our Lives

Authors
Books

Foyles , from £0.00

Rhian Sherrington - Alchemy for the Mind

Rhian Sherrington discusses Alchemy for the Mind

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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