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 20th April 2017

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Love cocktails? Then you are in for one hell of a Friday night as Cocktails in the City takes over The Briggait with 18 of the best bars in Glasgow. Taking place in August, the night promises to be huge, with tastings, lessons on mixing, tips from experts and plenty of chances to try your favourite drinks.

Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
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If you're looking for a cool and quirky event in Glasgow this week, look no further than the Friday ceilidh at Sloans. Held in the stunning Grand Ballroom of one of the oldest restaurants and bars in Glasgow, dance the night away with tradition jigs and reels and cracking live music from the resident ceilidh band. Don't forget your kilt. 

Something A Little Different, Live Music
Party Mash Up
Argyle Street Area

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is being brought to life as the original score is played by a full orchestra. Head to SSE Hydro as the venue puts on an unmissable event for Harry Potter fans.

Film Screenings, Date Night, Themed Nights, Theatre/Arts
Live Music
Southside

You don’t normally think raves and dance offs are a part of Bingo but then a normal game isn’t like Bongo’s Bingo. Having already made waves in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, the team are bringing their same wacky fun to SWG3 for one of the quirkiest events in Glasgow.

Quiz Night, Something A Little Different
Party Mash Up
West End

Learn how to create beautiful designs and more about street art as Yardworks put on a festival of graffiti featuring artists from around Europe. The event will take place over a weekend in May and will also have breakdancing and skateboarding demonstrations, craft beer bars and street food stalls.

Daytime, Classes, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
West End

Discover your inner Michelangelo with this quirky event in Glasgow every Monday. All The Young Nudes is a life drawing class at Sloans with (shock horror) real, live, nude models. Bring your own supplies and settle in for an evening of sketching and hi-jinks with musey music, in this fun secret bar in Glasgow. 

Something A Little Different
80's Music
Argyle Street Area

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.

Classes, Cabaret/Burlesque, Daytime, Something A Little Different
Argyle Street Area

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. 

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.

Quiz Night
Party Mash Up
West End

Monthly Meander is a quirky event in Glasgow for adventurous foodies. Every month West End bar Stravaigin take diners on a culinary tour of the world, with dishes of a different cuisine chosen for each event. Past events at the West End bar have been themed around tucker from Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico so you can expect a good vibe and delicious fare. Spot on for those looking for something a little different from both their night out and their dinner. 

Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Commercial/Pop
West End

Put the fun back into your swinging days as Street Food Putter Club returns for its third instalment. The day festival will be mixing it up with some of Glasgow's best street food, local booze, unlimited games of mini golf and DJs to soundtrack the shenanigans.

Daytime, Festival, Pop-Up, Supper Clubs
Commercial/Pop
Sauchiehall Street Area
@ 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!

Quiz Night
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West End

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