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15 Recommended Events in the UK in November

It’s November, that post-Halloween/pre-holiday season frenzy when there’s almost too much to do. Where to go? What to do? What to get your hard-to-buy-for aunt? Everything is kicking off, but how to sort it?

We decided to showcase unique events going on around the UK, the ones that might not spring to mind when considering the holiday run-up. You’ll find everything from classical music to a murmuration.


1.The Carrying Streams Festival
If you’re in Edinburgh and you love trad music and hearing new originals on the scene, this festival is a must. Various events throughout November, Edinburgh.

2. Moscow Drug Club
“Moscow Drug Club are a curious musical place where elements of Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, French Musette and Storytelling meet.” November 9, Bradworthy.

3. Scots Fiddle Festival
It’s back with a stunning line up of performers and instructors. Of equal interest to fiddle players and those who simply want to listen. November 15-17, Edinburgh.

4. No. 1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra
How fantastic is the mere existence of a Ladies Accordion Orchestra? Catch them in Edinburgh, St. Vincent’s Chapel, November 9.

5. Georgie Fame
Jazz, rhythm and blues from a legend. “With his much loved blend of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, Georgie Fame has consistently worked in the highest musical circles and has become an icon of the British music scene.” November 17, Glasgow.

6. Bournemouth Chamber Music: Season Ticket 2019-20
It’s the gift that keeps on giving into the spring for classical fans. Season passes for the Bournemouth Chamber Music’s last 5 concerts:

17 November 2019 – Katona Twins (guitar duo)
2 February 2020 – Frith Piano Quartet
8 March 2020 – Lara Melda (piano)
19 April 2020 – Emmanuel Bach (violin) & Jenny Stern (piano)
17 May 2020 – Solem String Quartet

7. Singing Workshop with Frankie Armstrong
Fancy making music yourself rather than simply listening? Look no further.

8. DD Day 2019
Fan of electronica? Make your own electric storm. Check out these workshops, “inspired by electronic pioneer Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001), the woman behind the Dr. Who theme.” Workshops for all ages and experience levels. November 23, Manchester.


9. Lewes New School Theatre
A series of theatrical performances, no two alike. It’s a lot fit into one month and everyone should be able to find something that they like. Various dates throughout November, Lewes.

10. The LAUGHeasy – a night of comedy inspired by the early 1900s
Try something new, including an improvised murder mystery. November 14, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

11. Untamed Burlesque
The name says it all really. November 9, Plymouth.

12. Murmuration
Be a flock of starlings in murmuration on the grounds of Torre Abbey. “For half an hour you will move alongside a large group of people following gentle prompts, inspiration and instruction through your silent disco headset.” November 9t, Torquay

13. St Andrew’s Day Tea Dance with The Swing Sensation Big Tea Set
Swing, tea, and something stronger if you fancy bringing it along. November 30, Kircaldy.

14. Made In Scotland – Festive Party Night
Scottish food, Scottish entertainment. November 30, Symington.

15. 40 Years of Wine, with Alan Nordberg
“In this special evening of tasting – and more than a touch of reminiscence – Alan will guide you through a range of delicious tastes, specially chosen from his encyclopedic knowledge of the last four decades of the wine business.” November 21s, Bath

So many incredible things to do. If you didn’t find your ideal event or gift on this list, explore Brown Paper Tickets.

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Hot Tickets: Seattle

valentinesdaydinneranddanceHere are this week’s Hot Tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.


Friday, February 14 I Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance

“Accompanied by his four-piece band, Kline brings a little humor and a lot of swagger to the old standards with a fresh vitality and offers a great opportunity for couples to kick up their heels in support of a great local institution.”

“Get your kicks” on Route 66, but wine and dine your Valentine on Orcas!

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to swing to the sounds of Half Pack LIVE!, a Vegas-style show band that’s bouncy, fun and well-delivered entertainment reminiscent of the old Vegas Strip when Frank and Dino were kings. Veteran singer and entertainer Troy Kline will be performing in a Valentine’s Day benefit for Orcas Island Children’s House at the The Rosario Resort Beachhouse (Discovery House).

Accompanied by his four-piece band, Kline brings a little humor and a lot of swagger to the old standards with a fresh vitality and offers a great opportunity for couples to kick up their heels in support of a great local institution.

Local favorite Gene Nery will provide additional musical talent to the Seattle-based band! And look for additional local entertainment throughout the evening, including magician Matthew Laslo and young songstress Stormy Hildreth.

A silent auction will be held in conjunction with the event.

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Tuesday Tease: Story Time!

200636-250Grab a drink and some snacks, then sit yourself down because it’s time for a story. We have a wide variety of stories for you to choose from today. We’ve got classics, history, mythology and science fiction! And all of it comes with a healthy amount of glitter and sex appeal!

New York, New York

Friday, April 12 | William Shakespeare’s Bardlesque For the first chapter of this saga we present to you Shakespeare in the tune of burlesque. This production was put together as a combination of Miss Mary Cyn’s joint loves of Shakespeare and burlesque. “I just ****ing LOVE Shakespeare” she tells me. “I think it’s really emotionally rich and fun and visceral and sexy, much like burlesque.” And this love has put together a heck of a show. Miss Mary Cyn will share the stage for the evening with Nasty Canasta (2nd Runner Up at the 2010 Miss Exotic World Pageant), Schaffer the Darklord, Rita Menweep, Iris Explosion, Scot Ferra and Michael Villiastrigo, as well as the host for the evening,  Peter Aguero.

“Soliloquies will be stripped to, familiar scenes will escalate to new, naked, heights and the bard’s most beloved characters will strut and fret their way into your heart, mind, and chief reproductive organ.”

Seattle, Washington

Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2 | Indiana Bones and the Lips of Destiny: A Burlesque Adventure! Chapter Two brings us to a story that is a little more contemporary but just as classic. Inspired by a dream and brewed up be the same minds that brought you “The Last Burlesque Show You’ll Ever See,” Indiana Bones is narrative driven show featuring Kutie La Bootie, Lady Drew Blood, Flirty Sanchez, Nikola Tease-la, Blithe Nite, Eva Fairwood and Alexa Perplexa.

“When a fortune teller, with unusual methods, played by Stripped Screw Burlesque‘s Kutie La Bootie, sends Dr. Bones (Kesan Holt) and his sidekick (Sara Dipity) on an adventure to find the Lips of Destiny he encounters such mystical marvels as the Fountain of Youth and the Lost Tomb of Aphrodite. Will Dr. Bones uncover the clues necessary to find the Lips of Destiny? Or will villainess Lady Drew Blood (Stripped Screw Burlesque) succeed in her plan to take down our rugged hero and claim the Lips as her own?”
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I Scream, You Scream!: The Ice Cream Post

Photo by Jessica Merz on Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

As February winds to a close, it’s time to plan for the most wonderful time of the year: ice cream season. Unlike the winter months, where the only advantage to eating ice cream is that it is delicious (which is really the main draw, let’s be real), springtime seems perfectly suited to the frozen delicacy. Not too hot, so it doesn’t melt all over you, and not too cold, so it doesn’t make your teeth hurt. Ice cream is the best. To celebrate the glory that is ice cream, here is a list of events all across the USA to get your sweet tooth satisfied. BOO-YUM!

Friday, March 2 | Deadly Dessert | Philadelphia, PA

ICE CRIME! This dinner theater production in Philly needs you to solve a mystery surrounding Len & Terry’s Ice Cream. “But wait,” you say, “I want to eat ice cream, not just talk about it! YOU TRICKED ME.” No, I did not. This is DINNER THEATER, and Bistro Romano, as part of its full menu, has a fine selection of gelato and sorbetto to satisfy that craving. This is an all-immersive ice cream experience.
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St. Louis – Celebrate Vincent Price’s Birthday at Vincentennial

“Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’awls’s neighborhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpses shell.
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller
(evil laughter) ”
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