Cool and Quirky Events in Glasgow

Something a little different, slightly left of centre, kooky, offbeat; anything a bit strange and we're all over it. Luckily there is no shortage of quirky things to do in Glasgow. From foodie frolics, to movie nights with a twist, crazy club nights and a novelty hi-jinks, our fair city has got them all... and then some. So why not check out our guide to the weird, the wonderful and the quirky events in Glasgow.

Last updated on 6th February 2018

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This cool and quirky Glasgow event comes in aid of good cause as the Glitter & Grind Revue host their annual fundraiser for Cancer vs Cabaret. Celebrating the stars of film, music and television that we have lost in recent years, its one of the best cabaret events coming up in Glasgow.

19:30 - 22:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Live Music, Themed Nights
Burlesque/Piano
Merchant City
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This cool and quirky event in Glasgow in April will help you unleash your inner vixen. With direction from international burlesque sensation Tom Harlow, this fun Glasgow class is open to people of all genders, identities and abilities.

11:00 - 15:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Classes, Daytime, Something A Little Different
Burlesque/Piano
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Starting in the States, Dr Sketchy's is a life drawing class like no other. Taking place at Stereo every second Sunday of the month, the group take up their easels, drinks and sketch unique characters, from the likes of burlesque stars through to contortionists.

13:00 - 15:00
Something A Little Different, Classes, Theatre/Arts
Not Applicable
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The Polo Lounge plays host to this hilarious night of musical villainy. Catch Joe Black as he performs the most famous bad guy tunes in popular culture at this cool and quirky Glasgow event.

19:30 - 22:00
Comedy, Live Music, Cabaret/Burlesque
Burlesque/Piano
Merchant City
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With the infamous GlasVegas Showgirl Roxy Stardust presenting and a whole range of amazing burlesque and cabaret performers in, this is one wild and quirky night out in Glasgow you probably shouldn’t miss.

23:30 - 01:30
Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Comedy, Date Night
Merchant City
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The coolest and quirkiest burlesque performers are back for another night of ridiculous performances, perfect for whooping, cheering, and getting a bit hot under the collar. There’s even a speed raffle for you to win.

19:30 - 23:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Hen Party
Merchant City
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Some of Scotland’s best drag queens are uniting in Glasgow for the ultimate performance, bringing all the charisma, uniqueness, and fabulousness that you know you need.

19:30 - 22:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights
Burlesque/Piano
Merchant City
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Neverland is a quirky student night in Glasgow that's always got something outlandish going on. From bouncy castles to foam parties, Cone on your Head Night to Half Way to Christmas parties in June, this weekly Glasgow club night goes heavy on the whimsy. So next time you're in the mood for a novelty night out, this Sauchiehall Street nightclub is the place to head. 

23:00 - 03:00
Student Night, Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
Party Mash Up
Sauchiehall Street Area

While it may only be held every 4th Wednesday of the month, Ball Drag Bingo is still one of the most unique nights out in Glasgow. Join Hillhead Bookclub as this unique night puts other bingo events in the city to shame with partying, bingo calling and booze galore.

21:00
Quiz Night
Party Mash Up
West End

From discovering a vintage goodie to finding a completely unique outfit, the Glasgow Vintage & Flea Market takes place every final Sunday at BAaD at the Barras from 10am.

10:00 - 16:00
Daytime, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up

The first inaugural Scotland International Burlesque Festival is here and they’re uniting the very best that burlesque has to offer, with high octane glamour, spectacular performances, and the downright sexy.

Happily Affordable
Glasgow City Centre
@ The Lane Bar @ The Grosvenor on Every Thursday

Film buff rejoice - at last, a quiz that lets you test out your movie knowledge! The Mostly Movie Pub Quiz at The Lane Bar pays homage to the bars location (they're attached to a cinema) and the top prize is a £50 bar tab for The Lane - you'd best get swotting!

21:00 - 23:00
Quiz Night
Not Applicable
West End

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