Gigs, Music, Theatre, Comedy, Arts in Colchester This Weekend

What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
Friday 21st December, Saturday 22nd December, Sunday 23rd December

Friday 21st December
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Curve Bar (downstairs) – A Night of Pure Salsa with DJ Carlos [Dance] 9pm
firstsite – Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Limited 1945-1975 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Airlock Films (programmed by Y.A.K): Paul [Film] 5pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: The Red Balloon [Film] 12pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: Miracle on 34th Street [Film] 1pm
firstsite (Auditorium) – Christmas Film Club: It’s A Wonderful Life [Film] 3pm
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Jack and The Beanstalk [Panto] 2pm + 7pm
Pat Molloys – Voodoo Child [Live Music] 10pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Syxx [Live Music] 9pm
Silk Road – Deadbeat Christmas Special: Brown & Gammon + Kitech + The Deadbeats + Roachie + Mat tha hat b2b Wom + Jarvis + Little Jonny b2b Kowboi + Nuclear MC [Music] 9pm
Slack Space - White: An exhibition on the theme “White” [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space - Pen etc presents… Contempary arts and illustrations [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Slack Space Winter Festival [Festival] 5pm
Slack Space – Piano Friday [Music] 11.30am
Slack Space – Slackwave: Free Improv Music for both musicians and non-musicians [Music] 5pm
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: John Etheridge & Art Themin Festive Quartet [Live Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – Strum and Bass [Live Music] 6pm
The Bull – Matt White & The Emulsions [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Angry vs The Bear + BB + The Mono Polys [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Foresters Arms – Hat Check Honeys [Live Music] 9pm
The Hole in The Wall – The Shrinks + The Red Underground + The Argonauts [Live Music] 8pm
The Judge and Jury – The Pistols Experience [Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Alison Stockmarr: Theatre of Thoughts [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Michael Smee: Through a Glass Darkly [Exhibition] 10am
The Twist – Fungusamungus: The Warrors Of Justice + Worzal + PG Trips + Baska + Ben Broken Saul b2b DJ Hustle [Music] 8pm
Tin Pan Alley – Videotapes + The Kipling Consipracy + Ben Brown (Dingus Khan) + Christie Grinham [Live Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground - TBC [Music] 8pm
Twisters – The End Of The World! [Music] 9pm
V Bar - DJ Freddy [Music] 9pm
Vallies Lounge – Famous with DJ Cheryl Taylor (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Saturday 22nd December
Colchester Arts Centre – Goldilocks and The Grumpy Bears *SOLD OUT* [Kids] 10am
Colchester Arts Centre - Bentley Stangetrousers & The 12 Plagues of Christmas [Theatre] 2pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Xmas Poetry Bash: John Cooper-Clark + Martin Newell + Luke Wright + Ross Sutherland [Poetry] 6.30pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Curve Bar – Mr Navigator + Little Jonnie + ada Adjani + Si Kingski + Stevie Bean + Stu Raff + Golden + Nitro + DJ Baska + Ben Kanalis + Liam Joony [Music] 8pm
firstsite – Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Limited 1945-1975 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Aida: Live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York [Opera] 5.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre - Jack and The Beanstalk [Panto] 2pm + 7pm
Roberto’s – Gin Street + Maria + DJ Chelle [Live Music] 8pm
Roberts Live Lounge - 80s 90s Night with DJ Simon Lewis [Music] 8pm
Slack Space – White: An exhibition on the theme “White” [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Pen etc presents… Contempary arts and illustrations [Exhibition] 11.30am
Slack Space – Slack Space Winter Festival [Festival] 12pm
The Bull – Bouncing Off Concrete [Live Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Zoo Nights presents Pistols and Vultures + Drive Through Therapy + iDrum + Ordinary Noise [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Goat and Boot – Joel Green [Live Music] 9pm
The Hole in The Wall – The Broken Empire + The Ventures [Live Music] 8pm
The Judge & Jury – Club OK: Slopes + Dead Cannons + Cav OK + Kill The Party + DJ Tom Walker [Live Music] 8.30pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Alison Stockmarr: Theatre of Thoughts [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Michael Smee: Through a Glass Darkly [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Helles Belles Burlesque: Jingle Belles hosted by Vanessa Storm [Burlesque] 8pm
The Twist – Free Reggae Party: DJs Tommy M + Rob + Roachie + Stagz + Kev Shock [Music] 8pm
Tin Pan Alley – The Latin Rhythm Christmas Cocktail Party [Salsa] 9pm
Tribal Underground - Club OK: DJs Irrelevant + Rob Perfect [Music] 8.30pm
Twisters – Get Twisted [Music] 8pm
V Bar – DJ Yoshi [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Bang Tidy with DJ Chris Reardon (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Sunday 23rd December
Colchester Arts Centre – Krazy Kat Theatre presents Baba Yaga [Kids] 10.30am + 1.30pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Limited 1945-1975 [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Karmadavis: Art, Justice, Transition [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Frequency [Music] 10am
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Stanway Rovers Football Club (Hawthorn Suite) – Colchester Jazz Club: Gambit Jazzmen [Live Music] 7pm
The Bull - Stalker [Live Music] 6pm
The Bull – Stiff In The Morning [Live Music] 9.30pm
The Foresters Arms – Folk Jam [Live Music] 8pm
The Hole in The Wall – Lazy Sunday: Buddy Lee Dickens + Matt Selley + Kai Bedford [Live Music] 8pm
The Judge & Jury – Cushti [Live Music] 7pm
The Tilly – Open Mic Night [Live Music] 7pm
V Bar – Rockin’ Robin (The Robin Cancer Trust Christmas Fundraiser): Slopes + Ben Woods & The Bad Ideas + Phil Mayer + Sarah-Grace Neal + James Betts + Sam Robinson & Steve Laney [Live Music] 7pm

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