Gay/Glasgay listings

Glasgow Mondays


Once in a While the Odd Thing Happens Mon 4 Sat 9 Nov. See Thu.

Glasgow Tuesdays


Margaret Barron Fri I Sat 30 Nov. Sec Thu.

All Those Fiddly Bits Tue 5 Sat 3() Nov. See Thu.


Orphee (11"1‘. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. 6pm (Tue) 8.; lprrr (Wed). £4.90 (£3.50). Tue 12 & Wed 13 Nov. Jean Cocteau‘s enigmatic classic blettds the natural with the fantastic. See preview. Part of Glasgay‘.


Horse Barrow lands. (iallowgate. 552 4601. 7pm. £14 (£12) Tue 12 Nov. The Scottish singer with the loyal fanbase returns with able support from 1.orna Brooks. See preview. I’m-r u/‘(i/uvguv

Performance Annie Sprinkle Tue 5 tin: 7 Nov. See Thu.


Trials of Oscar Wilde Thu 31

Oct Sat 16 Nov. See Thu.

Once in a While the Odd Thing Happens Mon 4 Sat ‘) Nov. See Thu.

Glasgow Wednesdays

Cinema Orphee Tue 12 (t Wed 1.3 Nov. Sec Tue.


Heavenly Seventh Heaven. 15 lilmbank (iardens. 221 2772. 9.30pm. £5. Weekly. New gay night witlt a different theme for every week of the month.


OOT in Glasgow The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Wed 1.3 Nov. Monthly. The Stand's monthly dose of camp comedy with guests Julia Morris and David Kay. ('raig llill hosts vvltile

.lill Peacock oversees the ('ampest l.ittk competition. See Comedy. page 73. Exhibitions

Margaret Barron Fri I Sat 30 Nov. See Thu.

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


Annie Sprinkle he 5 Thu 7 Nov. See'rhu.

Lick My Heart Wed 13 & Thu 14 Nov. See Thu.

LIPS Unleashed Tron Theatre. (13 Trongate. 552 4267. S.30pm. £3. Wed 6 Nov. An eclectic evening of spoken



Bennet’s ‘)ll(ilitss1i)ltl Street. 552 5761. llptn 3.30am. £3 £6(£2 £5). Excellent dance action Wed to Sun arid a student night on Thu.

Cube 34 Queen Street. 226 8990. 11.30pm 3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). (‘heesy chart gay nights on Mon (Passionality) and Tue (lit ).

Polo Lounge 8 1 Wilson Street. 553 1221. 10pm 3am. £5. ('lttbs Fri to Strn.


Candle Bar 20 (‘andleriggs 564 1285. ()pm. Free. l.ively bar and disco. Court Bar 6‘) llutcheson Street. 552 2463. 6.30 10pm. Free. 'l'r'aditional bar. Delmonica’s 0S Virginia Street. 552

80 THE LIST at (it 1.11:6. your

word and music in the cotrtparry of Rachel Jury. llelen Reeves and friends.


Trials of Oscar Wilde Thu 31

Oct Sat 16 Nov. See Thu.

Once in a While the Odd Thing Happens Mon 4 Sat 9 Nov. See Thu.

Edinburgh Thursdays


Laughing Duck 24 llowe Street. 220 2376. Xpm. Free. Thu 31 ()ct. Dead popstars themed fancy dress party with promos aplenty.

Planet Out Puts the Willies Up You Planet ()ut. (ireenside Place. 524 0061. 9pm. Free. Thu 31 ()ct. llorrifyirtg Hallowe‘en fun.

Edinburgh Fridays


Woman’s Own ('lub Java. ('omrnercial Street. 1.eith. 555 5622. 10pm 2am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. Fri 1 Nov. Mortthly. Women only eltrb with resident DJ RoI. As an added bonus taxi fares of tip to £5 can be claimed back by groups of live when paying into the club and showing a valid receipt. Angel Delight Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 10pm 3am. £6 (£5). Fri 1 Nov. Monthly. The fabulous Friday night for women with a llallowe'en. fright night theme.

Edinburgh Saturdays


Claremont 133 135 liast (‘laremont Street. 556 5662. Spm. Free. Sat 2 Nov. Fortnightly. Wild dress code.

Mingin’ Studio 24 (upstairs). ('alton Road. 558 3758. 10.30pm 3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. Sat 2 Nov. l-‘ortnightly'. (lay-friendly clubbing. Blast (‘1th Mercado. 36 3‘) Market Street. 226 4224. 11pm 3am. £10 (£8). Sat 2 Nov. Fortnightly. l'plifting vocal house arid dirty funky grooves.

Eye Candy (‘lub Mercado. 36 3‘) Market Street. 2264224. llprn 3am. £10(£S): £6 in fancy dress. Sat ‘1 ()ct. Fortnightly. (ililtll house party.

Luvely The l.iquid Room. ‘)c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10.30pm 3am. £6. Sat 2 Nov. Monthly. lixuberant house party. Wiggle ligo. l’icardy' Place. 478 7434. llprn 3am. £9. Sat ‘) Nov. Monthly. New night from Maggie and Alan. the team beltind .loy. 'l’r'endy Wendy is joined by .lott l’leased iii the main hall where a mix of carrtp and the cutting edge is promised. while downstairs Sally F and Michelle concoct a mix of Refill. hip hop. chart. indie and lounge.


Black and White Ball Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 221) 434‘). Xpm 1am. £15 (£12). Sat 2 Nov. l)J Michelle (Angel Delight. l’optastic and Joy ) provides the sounds iii the ballroorrt while the Black Rose (‘eilidh band whoop it tip in the Mtisic hall.

41303. ()pm. Free. 1)Js on Fri. Sat. Mon. Tue and Wed. trail on Thu. karaoke on Strtr.

LGBT Centre 1 1 Dixon Street. 221 7203. 1 Iain Midnight. Free. ('afe/bar. Mercury Lounge 142 Bath Lane. 248 1777. Spin. Free. New gay venue. Polo Lounge :44 Wilson Street. 553 1221. 10pm larrt. Free. lirttertainmertt lrom Mon to Thu.

Revolver 6a John Street. 5.53 2456. 8.30pm. Free. Weekly. l’opular bar with l).ls on the lirst Fri of the month. Sadie FfOStS S 10 West (ieorge Street. .332 31105. .Noon Midnight. Free. l)Js (Fri and Sat). karaoke (Thu) and (pm (Wed). Tue combines the lot and comes up with qtti/oke.

Waterloo Waterloo Street. 22‘) 5S" 1. Noon Midnight. 1)JsThu Sim.



Jackie Kay, Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Fri 1 Nov, 6.30pm; Bend Sinister: The Gay Times Book of Disturbing Stories, ed Peter Burton (GMP) £9.99

Glasgow’s First Night’s Festival brings you the chance to hear lesbian writer Jackie Kay read from her own work. Anyone who has read her Adoption Papers or short story collection Why Don’t you Stop Talking will hurry along to hear this articulate woman. Previously resident in Glasgow, she now lives in Manchester with her son and lover, the poet Carol Ann Duffy. Kay’s first novel Trumpet, about a black Glasgow jazz trumpeter born a woman but who lived as a man, rates as

Jackie Kay: live reading

one of the best Scottish books of all time.

There are Scottish writers aplenty in Bend Sinister, a new volume of disturbing short stories brought together by the literary editor of Gay fimes, Peter Burton. Jack Dickson (see Sucker Punch article) writes menacingly and sexily about a dangerous overnight encounter between an Arab and a

Scot delayed in 3 Morocco airport.

The Glaswegian Joe Mills, who has edited a mainstream collection of Scottish lesbian and gay writing himself, contributes a comic revenge story about three wayward ghosts haunting the folk who pissed them off on earth.

There are also examples of short work by Scots novelist/reviewer Graeme Woolaston, playwright Michael Wilcox, artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith, Neil Bartlett, and a great gay novelist Francis King.

It’s a lively, eclectic collection with many of the stories leaving you wary, scared or with a feeling of other worldliness. This sense of being different, of not fitting in, of being a camera recording the outside world which is such a part of the gay sensibility is a recurring theme of many of these short stories. Gay men, because they have previously been outcasts, understand the nature of ‘otherness’ so much more.

Highly recommended. And it you don’t like one writer’s style or are getting too scared, you can move quickly on to another because the

stories are short. (John Binnie)

Edinburgh Sundays


Taste The Liquid Room. ()c Victoria Street. 225 2564. llprtt 3am. £10(£S). Weekly. Tasty brew of house and garage.

Edinburgh Tuesdays


Bongja l'hilmhottse. SS l.irtliian Road, 228 2688. Tue 3pm; Wed 8.45pm. £3.50 £5.50 (£2 £4). Tue 12 & Wed 13 Nov. Intense settti-sapphic tale of the growing relationship between an alcoholic sushi maker and a homeless teenage prostitute.


Vibe ligo. l’icardy Place. 478 7434.

1 lprn 3am. £2. Weekly. l’opular. sparkly. char'ty party.



CC BIOOMS 23 24 (ireenside Place. 556 9331. 10.30pm 3am (bar from 6pm). Free. A bar and cltrb with a play list of high camp and disco classics.


Blue Moon Cafe 1 Barony Street. 557 0911. Mon Fri 11am 11.30pm. Sat Strn ‘lpm 12.30am. Free. Long rutmitrg cafe. Nexus 60 llroughton Street. 478 706‘). l 1am 1 lprn. Free. The Hill ('entre's cafe.

cc Blooms See (Tubs.

Habana (ireenslde Place. 558 1270. N'oon 1am. Free. 1)Js every Fri arid Sat and qui/oke on Thu.

Flashback () llope Street. 226 0001.


OOT on Tuesday The Stand. 6 York l’lace. 55S 7272. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Tue 12 Nov. Monthly. The Smurfs monthly dose of camp comedy with guests the hilarious Julia Morris and David Kay. ('raig llill hosts while Jill l’eacock oversees the ('ampest l.ittk competition. See (‘omedy. page 73.

Edinburgh Wednesdays

Cinema Bongja Tue 12 (Q Wed 1.3 Nov. See Tue.


Horse Queen's lltlll. (‘lerk Street. 608 2111‘). Time the. £14 (£12). Wed 0 Nov. Supported by 1.orna Brooks. The Scottish singer with the loyal fattbase returns on her latest totrr with able support frortt I.orna Brooks.

4pm 1am. 70s and S0s feel.

Frenchies Rose Street. 325 m5].

lptn lam. Free. l’opttlar chill'n'chat spot. The Gilded Saloon 233 (‘ovvgaitx 226 6550. Upm 1am. Free. livery Sun the Saloon holds the pre cltrb session for Tasle at the l.iquid Room.

The Laughing Duck 24 llowc Street. 220 2376. Mon Thu 11am 11pm. Fri is Sat 11am lam. Strn 11.30am llptir. Stylish. comfy bar.

New Town Bar Dublin Street. 538 7775. Mon Thu Noon 1am. Frt Sat

Noon 2am. Strn 12.30pm 1am.(1ay cruise bar attracting a slightly older crowd. Planet Out (il‘eellsule Place. 521 0061. Mon Fri 4pm lam. Sat Sun 2pm larrt. Free. l).ls every Mon. a (pm on Tue and Trendy Wendy every second Mon arid bingo hosted by lma lloore every Wed.