Picks of the Week HT15 Week 1

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Too Much, Too Young, Friday-Saturday, 7.30pm, Burton Tailor Studio

A one-man show by actor-cum-comedian Jack Bennett, arguing that life-changing decisions should not be left up to teenagers. Promising a mix of humour and seriousness, Bennett aims to amuse by asking big questions.

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Deep Cover, Friday, 10pm-3am, The Cellar

The legendary hip hop night at Cellar returns, this time co-curated by P Money, and taking on, as one might expect, a distinctly grimy flavour. This also serves as the Oxford stop of the ‘Originators Tour’ for P Money, Big Narstie, Darq E Freaker and others. £8 entry with a flyer.

Skeletor ft. Ignite The Sky, Saturday, 6.30pm, O2 Academy

If you need a heavy metal fix for the beginning of term, this is the night for you. Featuring headliners Ignite the Sky,and four other supporting acts, prepare to get your mosh on.

Set Fire To The Stars Q&A, Tuesday, 6pm, Phoenix Picture House

A screening of the film that follows Dylan Thomas’ hellraising tour of American universities in the 1950s, starring Elijah Wood and newcomer Celyn Jiones. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with producer AJ Riach.

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Alvin Roy Reeds Unlimited, Tuesday, 8.30-11pm, The Bullingdon

If heavy metal isn’t your thing, then this relaxed night of jazz at the Bullingdon might be much more up your street. It’s free entry all night, so turn up and enjoy syncopated beats from the winner of the British Jazz Band Contest (in 1960).

William Blake Special Printing Demonstration, Friday-Friday, 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm, Ashmolean Museum

As part of the Ashmolean’s extended exhibition on William Blake, guest curator Professor Michael Phillips will use a Nineteenth Century printing press to demonstrate how Blake himself would have performed the printing process.

Mark Watson: Flaws, Thursday, 7.30pm, Oxford Playhouse

Multi-award winning comedian Mark Watson returns to the Playhouse for his latest tour, Flaws. His darkest and most personal show yet, it also shows a return to the verbal and physical dynamism of his younger days.

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Quids In, Friday, 10pm-3am, Lava Ignite

An alternative to Wahoo on Friday, this night at Park End promises “top tunes, incredible drinks deals and an unforgettable party atmosphere”. Free entry before 11. If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, you probably just have discerning taste in how you spend your leisure time.

 

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