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    Bastard English Folk Session The Isis Farmhouse Fri 10 Apr: 8pm

    Oxford Slow Session The Gardeners Arms, Plantation Rd Sun 3 May: 3.30pm-5pm

    Sanctum The Varsity Club Fri 3 Apr: 9pm-3am

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    What does good end-of-life care look like?
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    Museum Mayhem!
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    Science Day: Sun and Earth (Easter holiday activity for all ages)
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    Easter Holiday Drama Workshop themed on the Lion King!
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    Chocolate and Wine Workshop - A Wine Tasting
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    Jazz at the Bully

    Alvin Roy's Reeds Unlimited. Swinging mainstream/Modern Jazz of the highest calibre.

    doors open 8.30 pm free

    The Bullingdon, 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

    01865 244516

    Gig, Jazz, Today, This Week

    Maracutaya, The Honolulu Cowboys, The Suncats Here Comes The Sun!

    Blues-bossa-funk, Hawaiian big band and acoustic trio

    8pm-12am £5

    The Cellar, Frewin Court, off Cornmarket St, Open til 3am Mon - Sat, til 2am on Sunday

    Gig, Nightlife, Today, This Week

    The Spark Side Of The Moon

    Open mic night hosted by Sparky, The Dangerous Poet. Music, poetry, comedy, song and all forms of entertainment welcome

    8.30pm Free

    James Street Tavern, 47-48 James Street, Oxford OX4 1EU, Sun-Wed 12-11.30pm; Thu 12pm-12.30am; Fri & Sat 12pm-2am

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    Stewart Lee - A Room With A Stew

    Writer and TV star with latest stand-up show

    7.30pm £20 (£18)

    Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

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    Theatre, Gig, Comedy, Stand Up, Today, This Week

    Eastside Rhythm Kings

    Trad jazz

    8pm Free

    Gladiator Club, 263 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, mon-fri 7-11pm sat 12-2 and 7-11 sun 12-2 and 7-10.30

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    Wednesday 1st April 2015 Hide

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    Jazz Jam Oxford Jazz Kitchen

    Open jazz jam session, all players welcome

    8.30pm Free

    James Street Tavern, 47-48 James Street, Oxford OX4 1EU, Sun-Wed 12-11.30pm; Thu 12pm-12.30am; Fri & Sat 12pm-2am

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    Gig, Jazz, Tomorrow, This Week, Session

    Open Mic

    Weekly open mic hosted by Lee Davies.

    8.30pm Free

    The Cape of Good Hope, 1 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA, Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

    www.thecapeofgoodhopeoxford.co.uk

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    Gig, Open mic, Tomorrow, This Week

    Songs from The Marsh Marsh Harrier Pub

    Open mic hosted by Lewis Newcombe-Jones. Free drink for performers.

    7:30pm free entry

    Marsh Harrier, 40 Marsh Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford OX4 2HH

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Pubs, Music, Open mic, Tomorrow, This Week

    Jazz at the Evenlode

    Regular Wednesday Jazz nights with the Alvin Roy Trio

    7.30 pm free

    The Evenlode, Old Witney Road (A40) Eynsham OX29 4PS

    01865882878

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    ConcertWednesday 1st April 2015 Hide

    The Helen Highwater Stringband Musically Monstrous Promotions

    Bluegrass music from the USA. Four masters of the tradition, who forge their own path in Bluegrass.

    8pm (doors 7pm) £15 (£13 adv)

    The Bullingdon, 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

    ...musicallymonstrous.co.uk... Email Me

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    Gig, Concert, Music, Tomorrow, This Week

    Thursday 2nd April 2015 Hide

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    Spin Jazz Club present Troyka, Thursday 2 April, 8.30pm, 129 High Street Oxford

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    Superb jazz

    8.30-11.15pm £10/£8/£6

    The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

    ‘I was born with the gift a golden voice,’ sings Leonard Cohen in Tower of Song but tonight the golden voice belonged to Christine...read more

    Gig, Concert, Music, Jazz, Nightlife, This Week

    Catweazle Club - legendary home of acoustic artistry. Every Thursday, 8pm, East Oxford Community Centre

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    Oxford's unique performance space for music, poetry, story and song

    8pm £6 (£5)

    East Oxford Community Centre, 44b Princes Street (corner of Cowley Rd), Oxford OX4 1HU

    catweazleclub.com

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    A unique venue in Oxford. A quiet, generous audience, and a fascinating plethora of acts. General standard: pretty high to occasionaly...read more

    Gig, Open mic, This Week, Storytelling

    Live Lounge Cape

    Homegrown Oxfordshire acoustic goodness

    8.30pm Free

    The Cape of Good Hope, 1 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA, Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

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    Gig, This Week

    Youngblood Comedy's Bank Holiday Special Youngblood Comedy Nights

    Youngblood is back this Easter for one of the best shows yet with the best local talent!

    Doors Open = 7:30pm Show Starts = 8.15pm £3

    St Aldate's Tavern, 108 St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BU, Mon - Wed: 11.30am - 11pm Thu - Fri: 11.30am - midnight Sat: 11am - midnight Sun: 11am - 11pm

    www.facebook.com/events/461583337332602/ Email Me 07749344752

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    The Aureate Act, Myths, 31 Hours, Fluorite, Lewis Scott It's All About The Music Presents

    Progressive and alternative rock

    7.30pm £5

    The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE, 11-11 during the week. 11-12 Fri and Sat.

    Gig, This Week

    Acoustic Thursdays Imaginary Husbands Productions

    Every Thursday: featured local artist & open acoustic jams with Martini Russa!

    8.30-10.30pm Free

    Jude The Obscure, 54 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE, 12-11pm

    www.facebook.com/AcousticThursdayJam Email Me 07867 600631

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Music, Nightlife, Open mic, This Week, Session, Blues

    Sparky's Flying Circus

    Weekly open music, poetry and song session

    9pm Free

    The Half Moon, 18 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB, Tues - Thurs: 5pm - 2am; Fri: 4.30pm - 1am; Sat: 12.30pm - 2am; Sun: 1pm - 2am; Mon 5pm - 1am.

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    The legendary Sparky's Flying Circus is one of the best and funniest nights out and it's free!From musicians (guitar, flute, violin...read more

    Gig, Poetry, Music, OX4, Comedy, Nightlife, Stand Up, Open mic, This Week

    Laurence Live

    A mixture of well known songs from Motown to modern. 1st Set acoustic and 2nd set livelier

    19.30 Free

    General Elliot, Manor Road, South Hinksey, Oxford OX1 5AS

    laurencemusic.co.uk Email Me

    Gig, Music, This Week

    Jonny & the Baptists Rock the Vote Arts at the Old Fire Station

    Political songs, satire and silliness from the UK's hottest musical comedians.

    8pm £10/£8

    The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, Shop and gallery open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday. OFS Venue for gigs/theatre open whenever there's an event.

    ...oldfirestation.org.uk... Email Me 01865 305305

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    Gig, Music, Comedy, This Week, Politics

    The Furrow Collective Cornerstone Arts Centre

    This new collective captures the raw edges and fleeting magic of ballads.

    8pm £15, £13.50 (concs)

    Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

    www.cornerstone-arts.org cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk 01235 515144

    Must book by 02 Apr 2015

    Gig, Music, Folk, This Week

    St Leonard's Jazz Club

    Jazz Club with an emphasis on experimental / free-jazz / improvisation. Open to all styles

    7-9pm Free

    St Leonard's Church, 44 Middleton Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire

    saintleonards.org/ Email Me 07773 670615

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Music, Jazz, This Week

    Friday 3rd April 2015 Hide

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    Tremorheart, The Future Rays Tigmus

    Electropop

    7pm

    The Bullingdon, 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

    Gig, This Week

    Nine Ton Peanut Smugglers, Count Skylarkin Skylarkin' Soundsystem Good Friday Special

    Ska, rhythm & blues & Caribbean boogaloo

    10pm-3am £5

    The Cellar, Frewin Court, off Cornmarket St, Open til 3am Mon - Sat, til 2am on Sunday

    Gig, Nightlife, This Week, Reggae

    Fuzzy Logic Baby, Punch Drunk Monkey Club, Vienna Ditto, Afterthought Klub Kakofanney

    Eclectic selection from the Klub Kak crew.

    8pm £5

    The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

    ...facebook.com...

    Gig, Music, This Week

    Jericho Comedy The Jericho Tavern

    A stand-up comedy night featuring the best acts from London and Oxford.

    8pm Free

    The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE, 11-11 during the week. 11-12 Fri and Sat.

    www.facebook.com/groups/1538349739716998/ Email Me 01865 311775

    No need to book!

    Gig, Comedy, This Week

    Open Folk Session Oxford Folk Club

    All welcome

    8.30pm £2

    The White House, 38 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PD

    www.oxfordfolkclub.com

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    Gig, Folk, Open mic, This Week, Session

    Every Friday Live Jazz, Blues Acoustic This Friday Live Acoustic with Ben Aviso The General Eliott

    The Amazing Ben Avison playing here Friday 20th!!

    19.30 Free

    37 Manor Road, South Hinksey, OX1 5AS

    Email Me 01865 608567

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Pubs, Family Friendly, This Week

    Dave Newton, Esther Ng General Elliot

    Piano/bass duo. Dave has been voted jazz pianist of the year 11 times in the UK jazz award

    7.30 to 11 pm Free

    General Elliot, Manor Road, OX1 5AS

    Gig, This Week

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    Homeplanetearth + Echoic + Esther Joy Lane Tigmus

    Oxford synthers Homeplanetearth head the line up, sounds also from Echoic & Esther Joy Lane

    7-11pm £4

    The Bullingdon, 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

    www.tigmus.com Email Me

    Booking advised by 03 Apr 2015

    Gig, Music, This Week

    Ferryman, In Search Of Sun, Children Lost In Time Oxrox Easter Weekender

    Heavy rock

    7pm £4 (£7 Sat & Sun)

    The Cellar, Frewin Court, off Cornmarket St, Open til 3am Mon - Sat, til 2am on Sunday

    Gig, This Week, Rock

    Wolf Alice

    Sold Out

    Grunge-pop 4-piece on UK tour

    6.30pm

    O2 Academy Oxford, 190 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, From as early as 6.30pm to as late as 4am, daily

    Gig, This Week

    Abaddon Incarnate, Basement Torture Killings, Black Skies Burn, Oh Daith, Strike Offensive Slave To The Grind

    Metal / thrash

    7.30pm £5

    The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-10.30pm

    Gig, This Week

    Headcount, Punch Drunk Monkey Club, Civil Disobedience The Strummer Room Project

    Punk, indie rock & acoustic

    8pm £5

    The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE, 11-11 during the week. 11-12 Fri and Sat.

    Gig, This Week, Rock, Punk

    The Lewis Brothers, Alex Lanyon, Lee & Che, Phousa

    All-day music fest Easter special

    12pm-7pm Free

    The Fishes, North Hinksey Village, Oxford OX2 0NA, 10am - 11pm (-10.30pm Sun)

    Gig, Festival, Music, Easter, This Week

    The Rat Pack is Back

    Rat Pack tribute act, playing all of the hits.

    7.45pm £16

    Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

    Theatre, Gig, Music, This Week

    Dixie& co covers band

    Four piece covers band covering stuff from chic to raconteurs to pretenders to the who etc

    9pm free

    Woodstock Social Club, 44 Oxford Street, Woodstock, Oxoford OX20 1TT, 12 - 4pm. Closed Monday 12 - 4 and all wednesday.

    Gig, This Week

    Hawaiian Tea Dance The Honolulu Cowboys

    The Honolulu Cowboys host Oxford's only monthly Hawaiian tea Dance

    6.00-9.00pm £2

    St. Giles' Church Hall, 10, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HA

    www.honolulucowboys.tumblr.com Email Me 07952 772358

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    Red Moon Road Wychwood Folk Club

    Born in a storm on a wild Canadian lake. Canadian band on their first tour of Britain. + support by Paul McClure

    7.30pm £10 (£8 advance)

    Tiddy Hall, Shipton Rd, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 6AG

    www.wychwoodfolkclub.com Email Me 01993831427 or 07870563299

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    Gig, Music, Folk, This Week

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    Terminus, Theiauk, 12 Gauge, Contra Verse Oxrox Easter Weekender

    Heavy rock

    7pm £4 (£7 Sat & Sun)

    The Cellar, Frewin Court, off Cornmarket St, Open til 3am Mon - Sat, til 2am on Sunday

    Gig, This Week, Rock

    The Bookies Open Mic

    Come join the fun every Sunday. Hosted by Chris Padmore. All welcome.

    8.30-11pm Free

    The Old Bookbinders, 17-18 Victor Street, Oxford OX2 6BT, Monday: closed; Tue & Wed: 4pm-12pm; Thu-Sat: 12pm-12am; Sun: 12-11pm.

    Email Me

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    Gig, Pubs, Family Friendly, Music, Open mic, This Week

    Jazz - ‘That Little Outfit' Oxford Wine Cafe

    A quartet of very accomplished musicians fronted by gorgeous vocalist Lizzie Newbury.

    6.30-9.00pm Free

    Oxford Wine Café, 38 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JN

    www.oxfordwinecafe.co.uk 01865 236959

    Gig, Concert, Music, Jazz, This Week

    Live Jazz

    With Lily Dior (vocal), Tim Lapthorn (piano) & Tim Dawes (double bass)

    5pm-7.30pm Free

    Quod, 92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BN, 12 noon - 11pm

    Gig, Jazz, This Week

    Folk Night

    A mix of Irish folk and other genres led by the legendary Mick Henry. Open session, all welcome

    8pm Free

    The Half Moon, 18 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB, Tues - Thurs: 5pm - 2am; Fri: 4.30pm - 1am; Sat: 12.30pm - 2am; Sun: 1pm - 2am; Mon 5pm - 1am.

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    Gig, Nightlife, This Week

    Harcourt Open Arms Mic HOAM

    Music open mic with great atmosphere, bring instruments and/or support.

    8pm Free

    The Harcourt Arms, Jericho, Cranham Terrace, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6DG, Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri 5pm-12pm, Sat 3pm-12pm, Sun 3pm-11pm

    www.facebook.com/harcourt.openmic

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    Gig, Nightlife, Open mic, This Week

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    Harp Workshop

    Open Harp session, all harpists welcome

    8pm Free

    James Street Tavern, 47-48 James Street, Oxford OX4 1EU, Sun-Wed 12-11.30pm; Thu 12pm-12.30am; Fri & Sat 12pm-2am

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    Gig, Courses and Workshops, Music, Folk, OX4, Nightlife, This Week, Session

    Oxford Ukuleles

    Informal ukulele workshop session. All levels welcome

    7.30-10pm. £5 (first session free)

    The Port Mahon, 82 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AW, Mon-Thu 4 - 11pm Fri 4pm - 12am Sat 12pm - 12am Sun 12pm - 10.30pm

    www.oxfordukuleles.co.uk

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    Gig, Courses and Workshops, Music, OX4, Nightlife, This Week, Session

    Sharpees Famous Monday Blues

    Blues

    8pm £10

    The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE, 11-11 during the week. 11-12 Fri and Sat.

    www.famousmondayblues.co.uk/

    Gig, This Week, Blues

    George's Jamboree of Music, Poetry & Comedy... Possibly

    Open-Michael cabaret hosted by local poet George Chopping.

    8pm £4 - free entry for performers (arrive by 7.30pm)

    Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU, Mon - Fri: 8am - 10pm Sat: 10am - 10pm Sun: 10am - 9pm

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    TheatreMonday 6th April 2015 Hide

    Kevin Bridges

    Work in progress show, from the Scottish comic. Suitable for ages 14+.

    7.45pm £18.50

    Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

    Theatre, Gig, Comedy, Stand Up, This Week