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  • Catweazle Club - legendary home of acoustic artistry. Every Thursday, 8pm, East Oxford Community Centre  
  •  Speakers, lighting and party equipment hire. Student discounts!! 01865 875519, www.acdisco.com
  •  P.A. hire, lighting hire, P.A., disco / lighting sales. 118 Cowley Road, 01865 722027, www.722027.co.uk

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    Doc Brown: The Weird Way Round The Glee Club Thu 25 Sep: Doors: 6.45pm

    Ian McEwan: In Conversation Sheldonian Theatre Thu 4 Sep: 7pm

    The Merry Widow St Mary's Church, Kidlington, OX5 2AZ Wed 22 Oct: 7.30pm

    Last chance to book for

    Harvest Hideaway - Meditative Canal Break
    Book by Thu, 21 August

    (Starts Fri, 22 August)

    Live Jazz
    Book by Fri, 22 August

    (Starts Sat, 23 August)

    Oxford Town Hall Heritage Tours
    Book by Fri, 22 August

    (Starts Sat, 23 August)

    Flowers at Oxford
    Book by Fri, 22 August

    (Starts Fri, 22 August)

    Yoga Lovin' Saturday Workshops
    Book by Sat, 23 August

    (Starts Sat, 23 August)

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    Wednesday 20th August 2014 Hide

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    Sparky's Spotlight

    Jam session hosted by Oxford's favourite open mic compere, Sparky The Dangerous Poet. Play your songs accompanied by the house band.

    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

    www.facebook.com/sparkysspotlight

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    Gig, Music, OX4, Nightlife, Open mic, Today, This Week, Session

    Open Mic

    Host Lee Davies with a weekly open mic in the upstairs bar.

    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, Today, This Week

    Oxford Classic Jazz Band

    Oxon's most authentic jazz band playing hot jazz, classic songs, rags, boogie and stride.

    7.45 - 10.15 Free - finest food and wines available to man

    The Oxford Blue, 32 Marston Street, Oxford OX4 1JU, Mon-Wed 5pm-11pm, Thu,Fri 5pm-12am, Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12-11pm

    www.classicjazz.co.uk Email Me 07932 748379

    Gig, Family Friendly, Jazz, Today, This Week

    Sheila Salway's Oxford Jazz Jam

    8.30 - 10.30pm (doors 7pm) £2 entry

    Wig and Pen, 9-13 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AU, Thu: 11am - 12am Fri - Sat: 11am - 1am Sun: 12pm - 11pm

    07961 151695

    Gig, Concert, Jazz, Nightlife, Today, This Week

    Songs from The Marsh Marsh Harrier Pub

    Open Mic at The Marsh Harrier. Hosted by Oxfords very own Lewis Newcombe-Jones.

    7:30pm free entry

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

    www.themarshharrier.com Email Me 01865 718225

    No need to book!

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

    The Howlin' Taildraggers Southside Productions

    Big Chicago sound from the Heavyweight Champions of the Blues

    8.30pm-11pm Free

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

    www.myspace.com/the_howlin_taildraggers 07504958954

    Gig, Pubs, Music, Today, This Week, Blues

    Music Box: Singer Songwriters Art jericho

    Rose-Marie Caldecott artist & fellow singer songwriters Ditte Elly & Laura Theis

    7.30 pm £5 donation

    Art Jericho, 6 King Street, Oxford OX2 6DF, Wed - Sunday 12-6pm

    www.artjericho.com Email Me 01865 604070

    Gig, Today, This Week

    Thursday 21st August 2014 Hide

    GigThursday 21st August 2014 Hide

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

    Reviews

    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

    Acoustic Thursdays

    Open acoustic jam plus set from featured local artists

    8.30pm. Front bar. Free

    The Art Bar, 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

    Trio Copacabana - Brazilian Music

    Bossa Nova and Samba rhythms from Oxford trio.

    8:30 Free

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

    Gig, This Week, Samba

    Electric Jam Blues Session

    Bring your instrument and jam along with house band

    8pm Free

    The Jack Russell, 21 Salford Road, Marston OX30RX, weekdays 11am - 2.30pm and 6pm - 11pm; Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun 12 noon - 11pm

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

    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

    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

    Nick Gill Oxford Classic Jazz

    Classic Jazz and Ragtime piano/vocals. Light, melodic and creative renditions of Cole Port

    8 - 11pm Free - food and real ale available

    The Cock Inn, Combe

    www.classicjazz.co.uk Email Me 07932748379

    Gig, Concert, Jazz, This Week

    Friday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    GigFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Off The Radar

    Explosive rock trio

    9pm £5

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

    Gig, This Week

    A Bird is not a Stone Back Room Poets

    A poetry reading based on an anthology of Palestinian poets translated by Scottish poets.

    7:30 PM £ 5.00 £3.00 BRP Members

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

    backroompoets.weebly.com Email Me

    No need to book!

    Gig, Poetry, This Week

    DanceFriday 22nd August 2014 Hide

    Summer Salsa Party

    Classes from 8-9 & 9-10 plus live music

    10pm-3am £6 (adv), £10 (otd)

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

    Gig, Dance, Nightlife, This Week

    Saturday 23rd August 2014 Hide

    GigSaturday 23rd August 2014 Hide

    2 Strokes, Chuckie, No Agenda One Gig Closer to Wittstock

    Fundraiser for Wittstock festival with local rockers

    7pm £5

    The Art Bar, 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

    The Talc Daemons

    An evening of Devilishly Oom-Pah Reggae and Perniciously Ping-Pong Pop

    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

    Email Me

    Gig, Pubs, Music, This Week

    North Street

    Covers duo

    9pm Free

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

    Gig, This Week

    Ned Kelly

    Blues rock

    8pm £5

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

    Gig, This Week

    Fun Day Seacourt Bridge

    Live Music. BBQ and bouncy castle raising money for Oxford Air Ambulance

    1-9pm Free

    Seacourt Bridge Inn, Westway, Botley, Oxford OX2 0JB, Mon - thurs: 9am (for breakfast) - midnight; Fri: 9am - 1am; Sat: 10am - 1am; Sun: 11am - 12am. Kitchen open from 9am - 9pm daily.

    seacourtbridgepub.co.uk Email Me 01865 243636

    Gig, This Week

    Live Jazz The Oxford Jazz Agency

    Live Jazz quartet at the Oxford Wine Festival.

    1pm-10pm £14.50

    Oxford Union, Frewin Court OX1 3JB

    www.oxfordwinefestival.org ihaveaquestion@oxfordwinefestival.org

    Booking advised by 22 Aug 2014

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    Gig, Festival, Jazz, This Week

    Pop-Up Gig and Gallery Night Fusion Arts

    Music from Big Tropics, Be Good, Reichenbach Falls and Sophie McGrath and art exhibition.

    8-11pm £3-5

    Fusion Arts, East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, Oxford OX4 1DD

    www.fusion-arts.org Email Me 01865 245735

    Gig, Exhibition, This Week

    Kevin Bull

    Country and western

    8.30pm £5

    Headington Conservative Club, 60 Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7BZ

    Gig, Folk, This Week

    Catch 44

    Live music from 9pm. Followed by all day music festival on Sunday.

    9pm Free

    Red Lion (Eynsham), The Square, Eynsham OX29 4HW

    redlioneynsham@hotmail.com 01865882903

    Gig, Pubs, Music, This Week

    Wavedance, Chris Padmore

    Songs & surf soundtracks at sundown

    9pm Free entry

    The Rose & Crown, 14 North Parade Avenue, Oxford, OX26LX

    Gig, This Week

    NightlifeSaturday 23rd August 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

    Mercury Flame presents: 'How Do You Call Burlesque? ... The Return' Jericho Tavern

    Mercury Flame and friends. Burlesque/cabaret.

    19:00 £20 VIP/ £15 OTD /£12 ADVANCE/ £8 CONC

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

    www.mercuryflamepresents.webs.com Email Me 07914663919

    Booking advised by 23 Aug 2014 Book tickets

    Theatre, Gig, Pubs, Nightlife, This Week

    Sunday 24th August 2014 Hide

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    Erin Bardwell Collective, DJs Johnny Roots & Jason Hughes Do The Ska Foundation

    Reggae, ska & rocksteady

    10pm-3am £5

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

    Gig, Nightlife, This Week, Reggae

    Humour tumour stand-up comedy show Humour tumour

    Oxford's alternative comedy scene presents current and future talent from UK and beyond.

    7.30pm-10.00pm £5.00 on door

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

    Email Me

    Gig, Comedy, Stand Up, 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

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

    James Street Sunday Sessions

    Open acoustic / folk session, all welcome

    2pm 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, Folk, This Week, Session

    Ben Holder & Will Barnes “Influences” The Oxford Wine Café

    Expect a smokin' show with technical jazz violin wizardry and great humour!

    6.30-9.00pm Free

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

    www.oxfordwinecafe.co.uk 01865 236959

    No need to book!

    Gig, Pubs, Music, 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

    HOAM: Harcourt Arms Open Mic session

    Very supportive atmosphere, all musicians welcome!

    7.30 to 10.30 p.m. 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

    Live Jazz The Oxford Jazz Agency

    Live Jazz quartet at the Oxford Wine Festival.

    1pm-10pm £14.50

    Oxford Union, Frewin Court OX1 3JB

    www.oxfordwinefestival.org ihaveaquestion@oxfordwinefestival.org

    Booking advised by 22 Aug 2014

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    Gig, Festival, Jazz, This Week

    FestivalSunday 24th August 2014 Hide

    Music Festival at Red Lion Eynsham

    In aid of Springfield School Witney. BBQ, raffle, outside bar. 7 bands.

    1pm - 7pm Free

    Red Lion (Eynsham), The Square, Eynsham OX29 4HW

    Email Me

    Gig, Pubs, Festival, Charity, This Week

    Monday 25th August 2014 Hide

    GigMonday 25th August 2014 Hide

    Open Mic Far From The Madding Crowd

    Open mic night is now back, starting every monday from 7:30pm.

    7:30 pm 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

    No need to book!

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    Gig, Open mic, This Week

    Tuesday 26th August 2014 Hide

    GigTuesday 26th August 2014 Hide

    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

    Bohem Ragtime Jazz Band Concert St. Michael and All Angels Church Summertown

    Award-winning jazz band from Hungary: 8 musicians, 20 instruments, exciting live show!

    8 pm £ 10.00

    St Michael and All Angels (Summertown), Lonsdale Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ES

    www.bohemragtime.com/en/band.html Email Me 07824602168

    Booking advised by 25 Aug 2014 Book tickets

    Gig, Concert, Music, Jazz, This Week

    NightlifeTuesday 26th August 2014 Hide

    Tuesday Night Pub Quiz The Three Horse Shoes, Long Hanborough

    Mid week Pub Quiz with Prizes for 1st and 2nd place and booby prize for last place

    8pm £1.50

    The Three Horse Shoes, 18 Main Road, Long Hanbrough, OX29 8BE

    Email Me 01993 883838

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    Gig, Pubs, Quiz, Nightlife, This Week