Around Town

Events are listed by city, then type. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to for sport or for all other events. Listings compiled by Suzanne Black. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry

Glasgow Activities & Events PICK’n’MIX Thu 18 Mar, 6–10pm. £5. O’Couture, 373–377 Sauchiehall Street, 333 3940. It’s all the rage and now it’s your chance to get involved with this clothes swapping event, with music and nibbles, in aid of Barnardos. FREE One Small Step: Women Get Walking Tue 23 Mar, 10am. Mitchell Library, 201 North Street, 287 2999. Trainers at the ready with this conference about getting women walking held by Glasgow Women’s Library in partnership with Paths for All. FREE Family History Advice Tue 23 Mar, 2–4pm. Mitchell Library, 201 North Street, 287 2999. Get started on tracing your family tree at these 30-minute introductory sessions. FREE Archive Sources for Family History Wed 24 Mar, noon. Mitchell Library, 201 North Street, 287 2999. Find out about all the sources held in the Mitchell Library that can help you discover and explore your family history. Book in advance. FREE Firebrand Women Wed 24 & 30 Mar, 1pm. People’s Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green, 552 8345. A series of events celebrating women who have effected real social change. 24 Mar is ‘Chartists’ with Sue John; 30 Mar is ‘The Rent Strikes’ with Anne Williams. FREE Bratchy and the Wee Man’s Comedy Pub Quiz Thu 25 Mar & 1 Apr, 8pm. The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. Comedic brothers Bratchy and The Wee Man host a pub quiz with a difference.

✽✽ The Scottish Variety Awards 2010 Fri 26 Mar, 7pm. £85.

Crowne Plaza, Congress Road, 353 5000. A champagne reception, four-course meal, awards ceremony and entertainment, including a performance by Amy MacDonald, all in aid of Cash for Kids. Spring Ceilidh Fri 26 Mar, 7.30pm. £15. Glasgow University Union, 32 University Avenue, 339 8697. The Rusty Nails provide the music at this ceilidh to raise funds for Volunteer Tutors Organisation. One Creative Scotland Sat 27 Mar, 7pm. £6. Tollhouse Studios, 1st floor, 10 Possil Road, Indoor festival showcasing underground Scottish talent in the arenas of music, film and art. Photography Walk Sun 28 Mar, 10am–4pm. £20 (children £10). Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. Receive advice and encouragement from experienced photographer David Palmar. Suitable for adult beginners and young people over the age of 12 if accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Amnestea Sun 28 Mar, 2.30pm. Donations. Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, 23 Saltoun Street, 339 4090. An afternoon of tea, cakes, music and magic in aid of Amnesty International. FREE Tour of the Mitchell Thu 1 Apr, 2.30pm. Mitchell Library, 201 North Street, 287 2999. Behind the scenes of Glasgow’s famous library. Meet at Granville Street.

Fairs ✽✽ Glasgow Art Fair Thu 25–Sun 28 Mar, Thu 10.30am–8pm; Fri–Sun

10.30am–6.30pm. £6–£7 (£4–£5). George Square, 552 6027. Scotland’s National Art Fair remains the place to buy, sell and discover fine art in Scotland. Scottish Golf Show Fri 26–Sun 28 Mar, Fri 9.30am–6pm; Sat

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9.30am–5.30pm; Sun 9.30am–5pm. £10 (£8 in advance). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. Highlights include one of Scotland’s largest golf retail shops, driving range, indoor putting, fashion and trick-shot shows. FREE Merchant City Wedding Show Sun 28 Mar, noon. Arta, 62 Albion Street, 552 2101. Calling all Bridezillas! Big Day bonanza with helpful ideas for all aspects of getting hitched.

Food & Drink Roving Fromagiere Cheese Tutorials Thu 18, 25 Mar & 1 Apr, 7.30pm. £6 (£45 for whole course). Big Mouth Coffee Bar and Café, 167 Dumbarton Road, 427 4108. Learn all about cheeses with a different category each night. Booking required. Que Cigare Cigare Thu 25 Mar, 7–9pm. £15. Inverarity One to One Glasgow, 185a Bath Street, 221 5121. A tour of the humidor with some wine tasting thrown in.

✽✽ The Hairy Bikers’ Big Night Out Thu 25 Mar, 7.30pm. £19.50

(£17.50). Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. The bearded twosome (Dave Myers and Si King) talk about their cooking and riding exploits. March Madness Bin End Bonanza Tue 30 Mar, 7–9pm. £10. Inverarity One

to One Glasgow, 185a Bath Street, 221 5121. A bumper selection of bouquet sniffing and wine tasting.

Sport 5k Fun Run Sat 20 Mar, 2pm. £7.50 (£5). Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 07788 442394. A family event organised by the 183rd Glasgow Scouts. Visit the website for more information. Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile Sun 21 Mar, times vary. To enter: £5 (£2; family ticket £12). Various venues, A 1, 3 or 6-mile circuit to raise money for Sport Relief. Violence of the Slams Sat 27 Mar, 1pm. £7–£8 (£3–£4; under 5s free). The Arc, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, 331 8633. Roller derby between Glasgow Roller Girls and Central City Rollergirls. Talks FREE Annual Annan Lecture Thu 25 Mar, 6pm. Mitchell Library, 201 North Street, 287 2999. Lecture entitled A Sad, Strange Gleam of Vision The Photography of Margaret Watkins presented by Joe Mulholland. FREE Symposium: Garden of Heaven Sat 27 Mar, 11am–4.30pm. Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws

Road, 287 2563. The Iranian-Scottish Association presents a symposium in which guest speakers explore the historical, cultural and artistic context of the Wagner Garden Carpet. FREE Quakers Glasgow, the Friendly City Sun 28 Mar, 2–4pm. St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street, 276 1625. A talk and discussion about the Quakers and their history in Glasgow by Paul Burton. Please book in advance. FREE Lecture and Film Screening: Painting with Persian Poetry Sun 28 Mar, 2.30pm. Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Iranian painter and printmaker Jila Peacock gives an illustrated talk on zoomorphic calligraphy an Arabic and Farsi script and introduces a screening of Tongue of the Hidden, a short animated film of her experimentation with calligraphy. FREE GI Primers: Artists Talk Jimmie Durham Tue 30 Mar, 6pm. University of Glasgow, Humanity Lecture Theatre, Main Building, 330 2001. Part of a specially conceived series of ‘Primer’ talks and screening events which expand on the festival’s theme of ‘past, present, and future’, organised and introduced by Dominic Paterson (University of Glasgow). Part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.

Glasgow Art Fair Now back for its 15th year, Glasgow Art Fair has long painted a colourful canvas for those interested in buying and selling art, and this year looks set to be no different.

Setting its trademark white tented pavilion in Glasgow’s George Square, this year’s Fair showcases 46 selected galleries from both home and abroad, exhibiting work for sale by over 1000 artists. With prices ranging from £50 to £70,000, the GAF is pretty adept at offering something for all budgets, whether you are simply browsing or hardcore buying. Artists’ work on display will range from Arthur Melville, EA Hornel, Joan Eardley and JD Fergusson to Alasdair Gray, Adrian Wiszniewski, Peter Howson and more. The daily free guided tours come highly recommended. George Square, Glasgow, Thu 25–Sun 28 Mar. See for more.