Glasgow Thursdays


Angel V Dracula Revolver. 62) John Street. 553 2456. 8pm. l’ree. Thu 3] ()ct. llallovv'e‘en fun vv ith drinks promos. Delmonica’s 68 Virginia Street. 552 4803. 9pm. l‘ree. Thu 31 ()ct. llallovve'en games night vvith cash mixes and champagne for the hest fanc) dress.


Hallowe’en Party Bennet‘s. 90 (illlSSTUI'ti Street. 552 576].

llpm 3.30am. £3 £6 (£2 £5). Thtt 3] ()ct. Bennet’s annual spook} extravagan/a vv'ith £300 to he vvon for the hest fanc_v' dress.

Mercury Lounge I42 Bath Lane. 248 I777. 8pm. l’ree. Thu l4 Nov. Launch night of (ilasgovv ’s nevv est ga) venue. The partv is inv ite-tiitlv. but if _vou vv ant to hlag )(llll‘ vva_v in look otit for the lo_valtv cards dttring (illisgtt) or just cotne up vv ith the best hlag of the nigltt.


Tina C The Stand. 5.3.3 \Voodliultls Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £7 (£6). Thu 7 Nov. (‘atnp comedv from the rhinestone covv girl vvith lda Barr supporting. See prev ievv. I’urt (II—(iluveuv.


Margaret Barron Tron Theatre. ()3 Trongatc. 552 4267. Free. Fri 1 Sat 30 Nov. Paintings examining the difference hctvveen the ideal and the real. l’url of (i/usguv.

Marcelo de Melo: All Those Fiddly Bits The Arches. 253 Arg} le Street. 0001 0220300. 10am l0pm. l‘rce. Tue 5 Sat 30 Nov. A modern approach to mosaics vv ith portraits. sculptures and canvases from the Bra/ilian artist recentl_v seen on (iraham Norton. Purl (MU/avert):


Annie Sprinkle: Herstory of Porn - Reel to Real (‘(‘.r\. 350 Sattchiehall Street. 352 4000. 8pm. £l0 (£8). Tue 5 Thu 7 Nov. Performance and film are tised h_v the porn star turned performance artist/sex educator to trace her ovvn and societ_v 's 25-)ear evolution through the sexual revolution. See

prev ievv. l’urt of (i/useuv.

Lick My Heart Tlte .-\rches. 253 .r\rg-vlc Street. 0‘)0l 0220300. 8pm. £6 (£4). Wed l3 & Thu 14 Nov. Sean Tuan John presents his singular take on dance vv ith a selection of distorted characters. strange moves and live ohsccne phone calls. See prev ievv. /’(II'I o/‘(i/usgut:


Trials of Oscar Wilde (‘iti/ens‘ Theatre. I l‘) (iot'hals Street. 42‘) 0022. 7.30pm. £l2 (£4). Thu 3| ()ct Sat l6 Nov. The life. times and trials of the ultimate ga_v icon. ()scar Wilde. See

rev ievv in Theatre. I’rll'! n/(i/uvguv Once in a While the Odd Thing Happens Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 348‘). 7.30pm. £5 £8 (£2.50 £4). Mon 4 Sat ‘) Nov. Strathclvde Theatre Group examines Benjamin Britten‘s life vv ith partner l'eter Pears from hefore the slut! ()f the Second World War until his production of Peter (irinu'v in l‘)45. I’url u/ (i/uveut;

Glasgow Fridays Clubs

Abnormals Anonymous Trot) Theatre. ()3 Trongatc. 5.52 4267.

l0pm lam. £5. l‘ri l Nov. The popular cltth prov ides (ilasgav 's opening rev eIr} vvith l)J llushpttppv (l)ivinc. Duckie. ()ptimo) and a peep shovv performance h} (ilasgovv artist l.uc_v 'l‘rend. l’url u) (i/uvem.

Girls on TOP “Hillel‘s. ()0 (ilzlssfot'tl Street. 552 576l. llptit 3.30am. £3 £6


(£2 £5). liri 1 Nov. Monthl). Bennet’s second floor becomes a l‘etnale-onl} /one vv ith [)1 Sara providing the soundtrack. this month vv ith a special performance h} Marv Kiani. Exhibitions

Margaret Barron Hi I Sat 30 Nov. See Thu.

All Those Fiddly Bits Tue 5 Sat 30 Nov. See Thu.


Annie Sprinkle: Panel Discussion (‘(‘.-\. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4000. 8pm. £5 (£4). Fri 8 Nov. liind ottt vvhat makes l)r Sprinkle tick. She is joined h_v a panel or artists and aeadeltties to discuss all aspecls of sex iti performance. l’urr (II-(fluted):


Trials of Oscar Wilde Thu 3|

()ct Sat 16 Nov. Sce Thu.

Once in a While the Odd Thing Happens Mon 4 Sat ‘) Nov. See Thu. Tim Miller: Body Blows Tron Theatre. 63 'l‘rongatc. 552 4267. 8pm. U l (£6). Hi 8 Nov. littropean premiere of lhis se\} performance piece. See prev ievv. I’tli'l Uffi/(lfi’g’tfl‘.

Glasgow Saturdays


8 Women l'(i(’ ('ittcnia. Renfrcvv Street. 0870 907 078‘). Split. £4.75 (£3). Sat 2 Nov. (ilantour drips from this lirench ho\ office hit starring the ltiscious ('atherine l)eneuve. See

prev icvv. I’url u/‘(i/uvem:


Mary Kiani Bennct's. U0 (ilassford Street. 552 576l. llpm 3.30am. £3 £6 (£2 £5). Sat 2 Nov. Montltl}. Scottislt singer Kiana struts her stttff.

Glasgay Ceilidh St :‘vndrevv's in the Square. 8pm midnight. £l2 (£l0). Sat 2 Nov. The Maccapella ceilidh hand provide the soundtrack to some serious kilt hirling. Tickets allovv free entr_v to Bennet's and the Polo lounge after the tttain event. Availahle from the (‘lonc Zone. Tron. l.(iliT ('entre. ('afe Source and Revolver.

Exhibitions Margaret Barron l-‘ri I See Thu.

All Those Fiddly Bits Tue 5 Sat 30 Nov. See Thu.


Discovering Gay Cinema (‘(‘.v\. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. llatn 4pm. £10 (£6). Sat ‘) Nov. A dav of discussion looking at the role of hotttose\ttalil_\' in classic Hollvvvood narrative. I’url ulti/uvernz


Trials of Oscar Wilde Thu RI

Oct Sat l6 Nov. See Thu.

Once in a While the Odd Thing Happens Mon 4 Sat 0 Nov. See Thu. Split Britches’ Double Agency Tron Theatre. 63 Trongatc. 552 4267. 8pm. £11 (£6). Sat 0 & Sttn l0 Nov. Dotthle Agcnc'v. the ttevv est vvork h} the Nevs York duo includes ‘Miss Risque' atid ‘lt‘s a Small House and We've Lived In It :\|vv';t_vs'. See prcv'ievv. I’url o/ (i/uveuv.

Sat 30 Nov.

Workshops Supersextechnologies with Dr Annie Sprinkle (‘(‘.:\. 350 Sattchichall Street. 352 4900. 4pm. £5 (£4). Sal ‘) Nov. Workshop for all vvotnett and transgendered people tising modern and ancient techniques to httild. move attd utilise se\tial energ_v. Wearing loose cotnfv clothing (vvhich remains on) is recommended as is hringing something soft to lie or) and not eating for an hotir before class slat'ls. I’ur! u] (i/tlveuv.

TV HIM THE SUCKER PUNCH Scottish, Thu 7 Nov, 11pm

David Hayman plays a boxing coach convicted of offences against a boy

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Populated by tough, emotionally inarticulate men and disturbed teens, Jack Dickson’s novels are well-known to readers of gay fiction on both sides of the border. But now he’s branching out onto celluloid. Produced by Glasgow’s Monkey Films, under the auspices of Scottish Screen/SMG’s New Found Land scheme for young filmmakers, The Sucker Punch follows events in the life of boxing coach Gordie Proctor (played by David Hayman), released from prison having served time for offences against a 13-year-old boy. To go into more detail would spoil the film’s ending, but suffice to say it does justice to its title.

Author Joseph Mills interviewed screenplay writer Jack Dickson, whose novel, The Masters Files, is published by Zipper Books later this month:

I What is a sucker punch? It’s the one you don’t see coming. It’s the punch that takes you by surprise, knocks you off your feet. I wrote the screenplay nearly four years ago, and I’m amazed how relevant everything in it still is. Things move at a glacial speed in this business. It’s not unusual for a project to take 12 years to reach the screen, so we’re relatively lucky.

The Sucker Punch tackles issues which will be familiar to a gay audience. It’s about being on the outside of things. It’s about keeping secrets. It’s about growing up. It’s about stuff we all feel during adolescence, and how a lot of it stays with us. Oh, and it’s about boxing, of course.

I Why boxing? It’s that closed all-male world thing, isn’t it? The dynamics between men, and men of differing ages, has always fascinated me. Boxing is such a superficially macho milieu, but look a little closer and it’s heaving with intimacy and tension. Contact sports are a very grey area, sexually, and grey areas are always the most challenging to explore.

Writers aren’t involved much in the actual shooting: we’re back-room boys. And I’m glad: I got the worst nerves I’ve ever experienced, every day of that

week, and I wasn’t even on the set.

I Was it all worth while? Watching people watch the film and seeing them drawn into the action, that’s such a buzz. My partner was with me at the premiere in Edinburgh, and just watching him watch it was amazing. The script of that damn film’s dogged both our lives for so long now, and Tom’s lived every hair-tearing moment of its progress with me. So it felt really good to sit there in the dark with him and say: ‘Yeah this works.’ (Joseph Mills)

Glasgow Sundays


Victor/Victoria (il’l‘. I2 Rose Street. 332 8128. 2.|5pm. £4.90 (£3.50). Sttn 3 Nov. Songsheets will he provided for this singalong shovving of Julie Andrevv‘s cross-dressing classic. I’url of (i/usgrrv:


Scott Capurro The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. ()870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £7 (£6). Sun l0 Nov. The l’errier Avvard vvinning. San l-ranciscan comic adds his acerhic vv it to (ilasgav. Sec previevv. I’tll‘l o/(i/uv'euv'.


Margaret Barron Hi I Sat 30 Nov”. See Thu.

All Those Fiddly Bits Tue 5 Sat 30 Nov. See Thti.


Jazz Dinner with Claudia Bliss Tron Theatre. 63 Trongatc. 552 4267. 7pm (dinner and shovv ); 8.30pm (shovv onl_v). £20 (dinner and shovv); £5 (£3) shovv onl_v. Stiti l0 Nov. 'I‘ransgenderiii/I

special. as Bliss sings vvith the voice of Sinatra but the looks of a llollvvvood diva. See previevv. Purl o/‘(ilusgeuvz

Theatre Double Agency Sat 0 & Sun to :Nov'. See Sat.

Glasgow Mondays


By Hook or by Crook (El-‘1‘. I2 Rose Street. 332 8l28. 8.30pm. £4.00 (£3.50). Mon 4 Nov. Quirky lesbian movie capturing the lives of real. vvorking class hutches (and the ladies who love them). See previevv. I’rll'! ()fU/(ls'gtli‘.

AKA (ll-T. l2 Rose Street. 332 8l28. 8.30pm. £4.90 (£3.50). Mon ll Nov. Split screens tell the tale of a vvorking class hov vvho assumes another identit_v and enters a high societ_v filled vv ith decadent characters and desires. Sec previevv. I’ur! of (i/us'euv.


Margaret Barron Hi I Sat 30 Nov. See Thu.

All Those Fiddly Bits Tue 5 Sat 30 Nov. Sec Thu.

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