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Two spectacular Verdi operas are coming to New Theatre Oxford!


Oxford May Music Festival - Music, Science and the Arts meet in creative harmony - April 30th to May 5th 2014


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Join The Dreamboys on their new Fit & Famous tour, coming to The New Theatre, Thu 24th April


Wolvercote Farmers Market - First Turn, Wolvercote - Special Easter Market - Sunday 20th April 2014, 10am to 1pm


Orchestra of St Johnís present Verdi Four Sacred Pieces and Bach violin music, Good Friday 18th April, Dorchester Abbey

Speakers, lighting and party equipment hire. Student discounts!! 01865 875519, www.acdisco.com 

Discos, Karaokes and Equipment Hire - Dave Seamer Entertainments: 01865 240054. www.daveseamer.co.uk 

P.A. hire, lighting hire, P.A., disco / lighting sales. 118 Cowley Road, 01865 722027, www.722027.co.uk 


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Wytham Woods' History and Ecology Wytham Woods, Oxford Thu 29 May: 7 - 9pm

Fen Ecology and History Wytham Woods, Oxford Wed 14 May: 7 - 9pm

The American way of border control and immigration reform politics Oxford Martin School Wed 11 Jun: 5 - 6.30pm

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Friday 18th April 2014 Hide

GigFriday 18th April 2014 Hide

Thomas Truax, The August List, Huck PinDrop Performances

Singer Thomas Truax returns to Oxford bringing his host of bizarre home made instruments.

7-10pm £8 + booking fee or £10 on the door

The Art Bar (formerly Bullingdon Arms), 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

www.wegottickets.com/event/265081 Email Me 01865 244516

Booking advised by 17 Apr 2014 Book tickets

Gig, Today, This Week

Flies & Flies, Mutes Cellar Music Presents

Indie soundscapes

8pm £5

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

Gig, Today, This Week, Indie

Fracture, One Wing Left, Kites, Balloon Ascents It's All About The Music Presents

Local rock bands

6pm £7

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

Gig, Today, This Week, Rock

The Scarlet Vixens, Gemma Moss It's All About The Entertainment Presents

Spring tease burlesque spectacular

8pm £7

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

Gig, Nightlife, Cabaret, Today, This Week

Southern Blues Fiasco, The Blue Road, Tom Ivey It's All About The Music Presents

Southern rock / blues

7pm £6

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

Gig, Today, This Week

Fawsome

Rock and pop covers band

9pm Free

O'Neill's, 37 George Street OX1 2AY

Gig, Today, This Week

Jam Unplugged Fairy Dust Arts

Looking for something to do this Easter? Come to this showcase event of music and drama

7pm £5/ £4 concession

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

www.fairydustarts.co.uk Email Me

Book tickets

Theatre, Gig, Music, Jazz, Nightlife, Today, This Week

Cody

Popular covers

9pm Free

The Jolly Postboys, 22 Florence Park Road, Oxford OX4 3PH, Mon - Thu: 12pm - 11am Sat: 10am - 12am Sun: 12pm - 11am

Gig, Today, This Week

Laurence Jones Band Didcot Red Hot Blues Club

Live Blues every 3rd Friday of the month, non profit-making, we just love live music!

9pm £5

Great Western Staff Association Club, Station Rd, Didcot OX11 7NR

www.laurencejonesmusic.com didcotredhotblues@gmail.com 01235 412256

No need to book!

Gig, Music, Today, This Week, Blues

Saturday 19th April 2014 Hide

GigSaturday 19th April 2014 Hide

Komrad, Tony Batey, Puppet Mechanic One Gig Closer to Wittstock

Fundraiser for Wittstock festival with local acts playing punk, blues and more

7pm £5

The Art Bar (formerly Bullingdon Arms), 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

www.wittstock.co.uk/

Gig, Charity, This Week, Blues, Punk

God Speed, Undersmile, Crows' Reign, Girl Power Church Of The Heavy Presents

Rock / metal

7pm £5

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

Gig, This Week, Rock, Metal

The Howlin' Taildraggers Southside Productions

Smokin' hot Chicago sounds from the undisputed heavyweight champions of the blues.

9pm Free

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

www.myspace.com/the_howlin_taildraggers

Gig, Pubs, Music, This Week, Blues

Joe Holic

Pop and rock covers

9pm Free

Royal Standard, 78 London Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 9AJ, 11-11

Gig, This Week

Patti Russo Academy Events Presents

US rocker and Meatloaf sidekick

6.30pm £16

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

Gig, This Week, Rock

Vera Grace, The Sun Explodes, Embodiment, Zaos BB Live

Alt-metalcore, rock

7pm £5

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

Gig, This Week, Rock, Metal

Sammy H Stephens

Singer-songwriter

1pm Free

The Magic Café, 110 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RQ, 10am-6pm Mon-Sat. Live music Sat lunchtimes.

Gig, This Week

Nikki Loy

Local singer-songwriter

8pm Free

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

Gig, This Week

Kev G

Popular covers

9pm Free

The White Hart, Wolvercote, 126 Godstow Rd, Wolvercote, Oxford, 12 - 11pm every day

Gig, This Week

Mike Maddams

Popular covers

9pm Free

The Red Lion (Marston), 40-42 Oxford Road, Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PH, 12pm-11pm

Gig, This Week

Charlie Cunningham

Local singer-songwriter.

6-8pm Free

Café Tarifa, 56-60 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, From 4pm weekdays, all day at weekends

www.facebook.com/CafeTarifaOxford Email Me 01865 256091

Gig, This Week

Garrett Emmerson

Country, blues & rock

9pm

Marston Royal British Legion, Hadow Road, Marston, Oxford OX3 0JW, Rooms hireable daily

Gig, This Week

Phil Nichol, Damian Clark, Tiffany Stevenson, Andrew Stanley The Glee Club

Stand up comedy.

7.15pm £14.50

The Glee Club, 3 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EW, Doors 7.15pm, latest entry 8pm

Love it or hate it, one has to admit that stand-up comedy is not a funny business. Take your average co-worker that you find amusing...read more

Gig, Comedy, Stand Up, This Week

Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, Dubwiser, Dreaming Spires & more tbc Record Store Day 2014

Annual celebration of record stores and the music buying community.

From 2pm Free

Truck Store, 101 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1HU, Mon-Sat: 10-7, Sun: 11-6

Gig, This Week

D.B. Lenz - live!

Join American funky/jazz guitarist D.B Lenz & his amazing Trio for a fabulous night. One night only.

8pm £5 Show / £15 Dinner & Show

The Big Bang Sausage Restaurant, 42 Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY

www.thebigbangrestaurants.co.uk Email Me 01867 249413

Booking advised by 18 Apr 2014

Gig, Music, Jazz, Food, Nightlife, This Week

NightlifeSaturday 19th April 2014 Hide

Extra Curricular

Weekly night of electronic and bass-heavy music

10pm-3am £5

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

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Gig, Nightlife, This Week, Electronica

Family FriendlySaturday 19th April 2014 Hide

Free Family Fun Day East Oxford Community Centre

Raffle, face painting, Easter Egg hunt, bingo, darts, dominos. Live music, caribbean food.

12-11pm Free

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

www.eastoxford.org Email Me 01865792168

Gig, Concert, Competition, Family Friendly, This Week

Sunday 20th April 2014 Hide

GigSunday 20th April 2014 Hide

The Bookies Open Mic

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

8pm Free

The Old Bookbinder's, 17-18 Victor Street, Oxford OX2 6BT, Monday: CLOSED Tuesday - Saturday: 12.00pm - 12.00am Sunday: 4.00pm - 11.00pm Food Service Monday: CLOSED Tuesday - Saturday: 12.00pm - 2.15pm & 5.30pm - 9.30pm Sunday: KITCHEN CLOSED

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Gig, Open mic, This Week

Les Mussettes Oxford Wine Cafe

A tasty slice of Parisian music from this wonderfully entertaining French Chanson trio!

6.30-9.00 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 Nathan Allen (drums), Tim Dawes (double bass) & Tim Lapthorn (piano)

5pm Free

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

Gig, Jazz, This Week

Folk Session

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, Music, Folk, OX4, Nightlife, This Week, Session, Irish

Hollybush Open Mic Night Hollybush Open Mic

The Sunday night Open Mic night at The Hollybush in Witney.

9pm-12am Free

35 Corn St, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 6BT

www.hollybushwitney.co.uk/‎ Email Me 01993 708073

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Gig, Pubs, Open mic, This Week

Monday 21st April 2014 Hide

GigMonday 21st April 2014 Hide

Scandi-Sesh

Monthly Scandinavian music night

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, Music, Folk, OX4, Nightlife, This Week, Session

Raglans Academy Events Presents

Irish indie-folk quartet

7pm £6

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

Gig, Folk, This Week, Irish

Idle Hands Blues Band 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.

Gig, This Week, Blues

Belle & The Boy

Local covers duo.

9-11pm Free

Café Tarifa, 56-60 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, From 4pm weekdays, all day at weekends

www.facebook.com/CafeTarifaOxford Email Me 01865 256091

Gig, Music, This Week

Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Hide

GigTuesday 22nd April 2014 Hide

Hugh Turner Band The Oxford Jazz Club

Live jazz band plus DJs playing r'n'b, funk and soul

10pm Free

The Art Bar (formerly Bullingdon Arms), 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

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Gig, Jazz, 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 entry

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

Magnum, Neon Fly Academy Events Presents

Veteran UK rockers

7pm £20

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

Gig, This Week, Rock, Metal

Young Kato, Pixel Fix, Stroke Of Luck Academy Events

Indie pop

7pm £8

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

Gig, This Week, Pop, Indie

Huzzah! Standup Comedy Huzzah Comedy

Every Tuesday in April - live standup comedy upstairs. Discounts available at the venue

19:45pm £5/£2 conc and 2-for-1 deals on general admission

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

Website Email Me

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Gig, Comedy, Stand Up, This Week

Maracutiya

Sorbet for the soul.

9-11pm Free

Café Tarifa, 56-60 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, From 4pm weekdays, all day at weekends

www.facebook.com/CafeTarifaOxford Email Me 01865 256091

Gig, This Week

ConcertTuesday 22nd April 2014 Hide

Viv McLean - piano recital

Mozart: Sonata in E Flat K. 282; Schumann: Arabeske Op. 18; Beethoven: Sonata in C Op. 53 "Waldstein"; Chopin: Nocturne in E flat Op. 9 No.2.

7.30 - 9.30pm £18, £12, £8 (£5 discount students and under 18's)

SJE Arts at the church of S. John the Evangelist, 109 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH

www.ox.ac.uk/go.rm?id=33840 01865 305305

Theatre, Gig, Concert, Exhibition, Opera, Family Friendly, Lectures, Music, Jazz, Folk, Classical Music, Christmas, Art, Worship, American, This Week, Pop-up, Choral, Baroque, Carols

Wednesday 23rd April 2014 Hide

GigWednesday 23rd April 2014 Hide

Open Mic

Weekly. 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, This Week

The Firry Mic Open Mic Night The Firry Mic open Mic Night

Amazing musicians, a selection of arts and crafts to get creative with.. or just enjoy!

8.15pm Free

The Fir Tree, 163 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EJ

www.firrymic.com Email Me 07800 925111

No need to book!

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Gig, Music, Open mic, This Week

New Model Army, The Simpletone SubLive Presents

Underground cult legends

7.30pm £20

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

Gig, This Week, Rock

Webs & Marionettes, Storyteller, Adam MacMillan

Rock

8pm £5

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

Gig, This Week

Dan Fairhurst

Acoustic singer-songwriter.

9-11pm Free

Café Tarifa, 56-60 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, From 4pm weekdays, all day at weekends

www.facebook.com/CafeTarifaOxford Email Me 01865 256091

Gig, Music, This Week

Rascals of Rhythm + John Hallam

Resident band, Dave Moorwood's Rascals of Rhythm, with special guest Hallam on clarinet and sax.

8.30pm Free

The Lamb Inn, Wantage, 59 Mill Street, Wantage, Oxon OX12 9AB

Email Me 01235 765648

Gig, Jazz, This Week

The Ancient Greeks, Ags Connolly, Billy T'rivers & The Wild West Retirement Home Down n Out in a Dive

"The outlaw sounds of three of Oxfords most wanted.."

8pm Free

The Library Pub, 182 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Every day 4pm - midnight

Gig, This Week

St George's Day folk session

The 'Mongrel' English Session crew from the Isis pub move to the White Rabbit.

8pm - 11pm Free

The White Rabbit, Friars Entry, Oxford OX1 2BY

www.facebook.com/events/1480222588859549 Email Me

Gig, Pubs, Music, Folk, This Week

Thursday 24th April 2014 Hide

GigThursday 24th April 2014 Hide

Roddy Woomble, Jen Ord

Scottish indie-folk singer songwriter

7.30pm £16

The Art Bar (formerly Bullingdon Arms), 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

Gig, Folk, This Week, Indie

Acoustic Thursdays

Open acoustic jam plus set from featured local artists

8.30pm. Front bar. Free

The Art Bar (formerly Bullingdon Arms), 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Open til midnight most days, 2am Fridays & Saturdays and maybe Thursdays

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Gig, Open mic, This Week, Session

Hot Hooves, The Deputees, Spinner Fall, Dead Royalties It's All About The Music Presents

Single launch for local rockers

7.30pm £5

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

Gig, This Week, Rock, Indie

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

Hippy Haze

Flower power covers band

9pm, downstairs bar. Free

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

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Gig, This Week

Tess Of The Circle, Balkan Wanderers It's All About The Music Presents

Folk-rock

7.30pm £6

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

Gig, Folk, This Week, Rock

Maracutaya

Blues-bossa-funk

8.30pm

Joe's Bar & Grill, 260 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DX

Gig, This Week

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

Howlin Taildraggers

Blues band playing deep, soulful, rockin' Chicago Blues.

9-11pm Free

Café Tarifa, 56-60 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, From 4pm weekdays, all day at weekends

www.facebook.com/CafeTarifaOxford Email Me 01865 256091

Gig, Music, This Week, Blues

The Howlin' Taildraggers Southside productions

Smokin' Hot Chicago sounds from the undisputed Heavyweight Champions of the Blues.

9pm Free

Café Tarifa, 56-60 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, From 4pm weekdays, all day at weekends

www.myspace.com/the_howlin_taildraggers

Gig, Pubs, Music, This Week, Blues

Hannah James & Sam Sweeney

Folk duo

7.30pm £10

Maison Francaise, Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE

Gig, Concert, Folk, This Week

The Catweazle Club The Catweazle Club

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

www.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

Heidi Talbot Cornerstone Arts Centre

Award-winning folk singer Heidi has a new album and comes to Cornerstone with her band.

8pm £14.50 (£13)

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

www.cornerstone-arts.org Email Me 01235 515144

Booking advised by 24 Apr 2014

Gig, Music, Folk, This Week

Courses and WorkshopsThursday 24th April 2014 Hide

BeatThis! Fusion Arts

Launch gig to sign up for youth music project, live acts, MC and solo performers. 14-25

6pm-8pm Free

Rose Hill Community Centre, The Oval, Rose Hill, Oxford OX4 4UY

www.fusion-arts.org Email Me 01865 245735

No need to book!

Gig, Courses and Workshops, Music, Performance, This Week