Monday-Saturday: Rocky Horror Show, Bristol Hippodrome
Expect to see men dressed in gold hotpants and nothing else, mad scientists, high heels and fishnet stockings all this week on St Augustine’s Parade.
Tuesday: Passenger, Thekla
Formally a five-piece, Passenger is now solely Mike Rosenberg (below), who cut his troubadour stripes on lengthy busking journeys across America, Australia and the UK.
Wednesday: The Once, St Bonaventure’s
Newfoundland folk rockers who may soon become Canada ’s finest musical exports since Celine Dion. Already with a loyal following at home, this is their debut UK tour.
Thursday: Ignite, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
“Enlighten us but make it quick” is Ignite’s motto. Speakers have five minutes to talk about anything as slides behind them change every 15 seconds. Always entertaining.
Thursday & Friday: Toddler Takeover, At-Bristol
Two days of animal activities just for the under-fives, featuring the Beautiful Bug Ball, complete with music, lights, bubbles, dancing, dressing up and more.
Friday: Oovavoo, The Birdcage
With a name taken from Vic Reeves’ catchphrase in Shooting Stars, Oovavoo are a Bristol blues band who play both originals and toe-tapping covers of classics.
Friday-Sunday: Bristol Acoustic Music Festival, St George’s
The three-day annual festival returns for its tenth year anniversary with its usual programme of Bristolian talent, programmed as always by Jelli Records.
Saturday: Bump Roller Disco, Trinity
With DJs and live acts to accompany rolling around on eight wheels. Lots of skates to hire and Roller Boys and Girls to help those who are a bit wobbly.
Saturday: Jimmy Carr, Colston Hall
Gagging Order is a brand new show from the country’s most famous tax dodger, who is never too far away from his next controversy.
Sunday: New York New York, Watershed
Martin Scorsese’s tribute to MGM musicals; the love affair between saxophonist Robert De Niro and up-and-coming vocalist Liza Minnelli in post war-era New York.