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    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb [PG] Odeon Magdalen Street Fri 19 Dec: 1.00, 3.30, 6.00, 8.30pm

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1) [12A] Odeon Magdalen Street Fri 19 Dec: 4.00pm

    Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast [U] Odeon Magdalen Street Fri 19 Dec: 12.00, 2.00pm

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    Spin Jazz Club present Polly Gibbons with The Spin Jazz Trio, Thursday 18th December, 8.30pm at 129 High St Oxford

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    Jazz singer with Ronnie Scott's acclaimed house pianist James Pearson and The Spin Jazz Trio.

    8.30pm £12, £10 (concs), £6 (student)

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

    www.spinjazz.net

    ‘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

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    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, Today, This Week, Storytelling

    Acoustic Thursdays

    Open acoustic jam plus set from featured local artists

    8.30pm. Front bar. Free

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

    www.facebook.com/acousticthursdayjam

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    Gig, Open mic, Today, This Week, Session

    Vagueworld, The Haze, Lunar Gecko, Ideal Koala, Tim Mayo, Phillipa Moran It's All About The Music Presents

    Xmas party with local lo-fi indie rock trio

    7pm £5

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

    Gig, Today, This Week

    Salvation Bill, Kancho, Jurassic Pop Idiot King Presents

    Electro / disco

    8pm £5

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

    Gig, Today, This Week, Disco, Electronica

    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, Today, This Week

    The Jinx - Live @ The Jericho Tavern (+ support Blueshift) Mosh It!

    It's the return of The Jinx. The proficient six-piece hit us again with their take on punk

    7:30 - 23:00 FREE

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

    thejinxband.com/ Email Me

    Gig, Dance, Today, This Week, Rock, Punk

    The Big Blue

    Blues

    8pm Free

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

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    Gig, Today, This Week, 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, Today, This Week

    Jimmy McGhie, Lloyd Langford, Marlon Davis The Glee Club

    Stand up comedy.

    8.15pm £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, Today, This Week

    Your Song Smash Disco

    Local bands and artists playing their favourite covers

    8pm Free

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

    Gig, Today, This Week

    Nick Gill Oxford Classic Jazz

    Light, melodic and creative renditions of Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin et al.

    8 - 11pm Free - food and real ales available

    The Cock Inn, Combe

    www.classicjazz.co.uk Email Me 07932748379

    No need to book!

    Gig, Jazz, Today, This Week

    Friday 19th December 2014 Hide

    GigFriday 19th December 2014 Hide

    Chad Valley, Foals (DJ set)

    Electro-pop

    11pm

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

    Gig, Nightlife, Tomorrow, This Week

    Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band, Long Insiders, Shellac Collective, The Shapes Christmas Knees Up 2014

    Local jump jazz legends plus rockabilly & soul / country-rock

    8pm £7.50

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

    Gig, Christmas, Nightlife, Tomorrow, This Week

    Temple Funk Collective, Count Skylarkin, Tony ‘Naked' Nanton & Fajita Funk Academy Events Presents

    'The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club'

    9pm £16

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

    Gig, Nightlife, Tomorrow, This Week

    Invisible Vegas, Balloon Ascents, Family Machine

    Alt-rock & folk-pop

    8pm £5

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

    Gig, Tomorrow, This Week

    Christmas Party Oxford Folk Club

    Seasonal folk

    8.30pm £2

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

    www.oxfordfolkclub.com

    Gig, Folk, Christmas, Open mic, Tomorrow, This Week, Session

    Nick Gill Oxford Classic Jazz

    Nick Gill playing solo jazz/ragtime piano in the cinema's bar before the evening films.

    7pm Free regardless of whether you wish to see a film

    Phoenix Picturehouse, 57 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE

    www.classicjazz.co.uk Email Me 07932 748379

    Gig, Family Friendly, Jazz, Tomorrow, This Week

    Jimmy McGhie, Lloyd Langford, Marlon Davis The Glee Club

    Stand up comedy.

    8.15pm £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, Tomorrow, This Week

    TheatreFriday 19th December 2014 Hide

    Because Christmas is About Giving Almost Random Theatre

    Christmas is about giving, so we offer play(s), poetry, music and impro, all for free!

    7.30-9pm Free

    St Columba's United Reformed Church (central Oxford), Alfred St, Oxford OX1 4EH

    www.almostrandomtheatre.co.uk Email Me 07429 144607

    Theatre, Gig, Family Friendly, Poetry, Tomorrow, This Week

    ConcertFriday 19th December 2014 Hide

    A Cheerful Noise - Village Christmas Music Oxfordshire Harmony & Oxford Village Band

    West Gallery carols, dances and songs. Mulled wine, mince pies & carols for everyone.

    7.30 pm £10 (£8)

    St Mary & St John Church, Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UR

    Email Me 01865714778

    Gig, Concert, Folk, Christmas, Tomorrow, This Week, Carols

    Saturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    GigSaturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    The Beat, The RPMs

    Legendary 2-Tone pioneers

    6.30pm £18

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

    Gig, This Week, Reggae

    Termunis, DJ Krusher Joule Oxrox Christmas Party

    Rock / metal covers band plus rock DJ

    7pm £6 (adv - motd)

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

    Gig, Christmas, This Week, Rock, Metal

    Collisions, Salvage, The Nightmare 5 Days Before X-Mas, Empire Divided Skeletor Promotions Present

    Metal

    6.30pm £7

    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

    Orange Vision, White Beam, Cameron AG

    Alt-rock & indie

    8pm £5

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

    Gig, This Week

    Gatehouse Benefit Show Pin Drop Performances

    Fundraiser with Swindlestock, Provincials, Bethany Weimers and more

    6.30pm Free entry, donations welcome

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

    Gig, Charity, This Week

    3Fold

    Acoustic trio

    7.30pm Free

    The Victoria Arms, Mill Lane, Old Marston OX3 0QG, Mon-Sat 11.30am-11pm, Sun 12-10.30pm

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    The Oxford Beatles, The Suncats, Kenan Khazendar Baboom

    Christmas party with local fab four covers band

    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

    Gig, This Week

    Jimmy McGhie, Lloyd Langford, Marlon Davis, JoJo Smith The Glee Club

    Stand up comedy.

    8.15pm £15

    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

    Family FriendlySaturday 20th December 2014 Hide

    Nick Cope's Songbook The Story Museum

    Interactive gig for early years children and their families.

    10.30-11.30am £5/£3

    The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Museum opening hours vary - check website. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm.

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865 305305

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    Gig, Family Friendly, Music, This Week, Kids' Activities

    Sunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    GigSunday 21st December 2014 Hide

    Angel & Greyhound Acoustic Sundays Angel & Greyhound

    Award winning ales, great food, coal fires and acoustic vibes. The perfect lazy Sunday.

    3:00PM - 6:00PM Free

    Angel & Greyhound, 30 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB, Mon - Thu: 12pm - 11.30pm Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am Sun: 12 - 11pm

    Website Email Me

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    Gig, Concert, Pubs, Family Friendly, Music, This Week

    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

    No need to book!

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

    Pete Lock & Mark Bosley, Mark Sollis, Laima Bite, Twizz Twangle, Beard Of Destiny, Mark Atherton & Friends Klub Kakofanney Acoustic

    Eclectic acoustic selection from the Klub Kak crew.

    2pm. Downstairs Bar. Free

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

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    Gig, Music, Folk, Cabaret, This Week, Blues, Rock

    ‘Law of Three' plus special guest Ben Holder The Oxford Wine Café

    Ben is a virtuoso violinist who bridges the gap between classical and jazz!

    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

    Lily Dior (vocals), 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

    Waterfahl

    Acoustic duo playing covers and originals.

    7-9pm Free

    Prince of Wales (Iffley), 73 Church Way, Iffley Village, Oxford OX4 4EF

    waterfahl.wix.com/waterfahl Email Me

    Gig, Pubs, Music, This Week

    HOAM: Harcourt Arms Open Mic session

    Very supportive atmosphere, all musicians welcome!

    7.30-10pm 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.nigelbrown.org/harcourt-arms.html Email Me 07919 311297

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    Gig, Pubs, Music, Open mic, This Week

    Alice Russell ft. Natureboy, Swindlestock The Sunday Sessions

    Acoustic soul & country

    2-5pm £5, £1 (children)

    Florence Park Community Centre, Cornwallis Road, Oxford OX4 3NH

    Gig, This Week

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    Matt Edwards, Mad Larry, Catch 44 The Haven Club Xmas Party

    Blues

    8pm £8 (adv), £10 (otd)

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

    www.havenclub.co.uk

    Gig, Christmas, This Week, Blues

    Open Mic Night Far from the Madding Crowd

    Regular Monday Open Mic night. All performers welcome and guitar available.

    8-11pm Free

    Far From The Madding Crowd, Friar's Entry, (off Magdalen St), Oxford OX1 2BY, Mon - Wed: 11.30am - 11pm; Thu - Sat 11.30am - midnight; Sun 12 noon - 10.30pm

    www.maddingcrowd.co.uk Email Me 01865 240900

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

    Tuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    GigTuesday 23rd December 2014 Hide

    Jazz at the Bully

    Stuart Henderson Quartet. Modern/Swing jazz from great musicians.

    8.30pm Free

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

    01865 244516

    Gig, Jazz, This Week

    Johnny's Sexual Kitchen

    Blues

    8pm. 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, Blues

    Too Many Poets, Decovo, Reejai, The Aureate Act, Lewis Scott It's All About The Music Jericho Xmas Party

    Indie & alt-rock

    7pm £5

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

    Gig, This Week

    Wednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    GigWednesday 24th December 2014 Hide

    Galician Folk Music Session Oxford Galician Folk Group

    Come along if you like folk & if you are a musician bring your instruments!

    20:00 to 23:00 Free

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

    oxfordpandereiteiras@gmail.com

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Folk, 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, This Week

    A Reggae Christmas Skylarkin' Soundsystem

    Dub Mafia, Count Skylarkin, Constant Jammin, Desta*Nation DJs. Proceeds to Leys CDI Youth Music Project

    9pm-late £8 (adv), motd

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

    Gig, Christmas, Charity, Nightlife, This Week, Reggae

    Resurrection

    Rock covers duo

    9pm Free

    The Red Lion (Marston), 40-42 Oxford Road, Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PH, Mon - Thu & Sun: 12pm - 11.30pm Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12.30am

    Gig, This Week

    An Evening With The Brickwork Lizards Pin Drop Performances

    Turkabilly hip hop world jazz collective

    7pm £8

    Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm. Sun: 12-5pm. Closed Monday

    Gig, This Week