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 13th April 2018

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Get to Sloans every last Wednesday of the month at Sloans, who will put on a cheesy soundtrack while you feast on four different kinds of mac and cheese. There’s a ‘mystery mac’ for some drama, and cheesy tunes in the background.

19:00 - 21:00
Food & Drink, Supper Clubs, Something A Little Different
Commercial/Pop
Argyle Street Area
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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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Watch some amazing cabaret every Friday at Arta, showing everything from burlesque and magic to amazing live music. And afterwards you can stay for their club night for more music till late.

20:00 - 03:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Fun Time Partying, Live Music
Burlesque/Piano
Merchant City
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The Gatsby Club are back with their latest speakeasy-style event. Returning to the southside with their troop of singers, dancers and stunning burlesque performers, it's one cool and quirky Glasgow event worth getting out to.

19:30 - 00:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Date Night, Comedy, Dating
Burlesque/Piano
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4 events @ 3 venues with 11 upcoming dates from 27 Apr 2018 until 07 Nov 2018

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 festival in Glasgow you probably shouldn’t miss.

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Grab the opportunity to drink over 100 different rums with your choice of mixer at The Rum Festival as they bring their drinks, talks from industry experts, live entertainment, street food and lots of dancing.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Commercial/Pop
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See spectacular cabaret at this super-popular 1920s themed cabaret and club night, with a star-studded line up, a swing band, and a gramophone DJ to finish. Dress code is strictly glitz and glamour.

19:30 - 02:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Clubbing, Comedy, Date Night
Burlesque/Piano
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What happens when you combine a love of cheesy RnB hits and macroni and cheese? Return of the Mack is what, with the cheesiest hip hop and RnB anthems with a changing line up of stellar macroni and cheeses from the kitchen.

17:00 - 22:00
Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Student Night
Hip Hop/RnB
West End
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Musical Bingo arrives every second Sunday at Sloans – it’s bingo but instead of numbers, it’s music – and you can enjoy banter, pints and big wins.

18:00 - 00:00
Quiz Night, Fun Time Partying, Date Night
Argyle Street Area
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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
Pub

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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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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Throw the awkwardness away with this dating event hosted by a comedian, where you’ll sit in mixed groups with rounds to keep the chat flowing; and after each round, the men will change tables so you speak to everyone.

20:00 - 22:30
Dating, Comedy, Something A Little Different
West End
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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
@ 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

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

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