Seven top things for what's on across the Highlands and Moray from Friday, February 14 to Thursday, February 20
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Every week Whats's On North offers up seven top choices from across the area of all the exciting things to check out. This week's picks include Mark Thompson's science show with explosive elephant toothpaste, the Classic Rock Show, traditional sounds from Josie Duncan and a spectacular high-kicking Anti Valentine's drag night fundraising for Highland Pride.
1 Highland Pride Anti Valentines Drag Night at The Botanic House, Inverness, from 9pm, is a special fundraiser show on Friday, February 14. Gorgeous Ivanna F*ckalotte will host an evening featuring favourite Highland drag acts “who can really sing!”. Drag Queen Venus Guytrap, the first-ever Miss Drag Highland, is set to blow everyone away with her high notes and even higher kicks! She has featured on the BBC News; talkRADIO and BBC Radio Scotland. Also prepare yourself for Drag King Jamie McCormick, one of Scotland’s only Drag King performers who describes himself as “The wee Highland bull with the BIG ... voice” who shows off gorgeous vocals with a heavy dose of raspy rock. Expect angry love songs from the duo and the best break-up songs to sing along to! The show will be followed by a DJ who will play tunes into the early hours. All money raised will go towards Highland Pride 2020 in Inverness on Sunday, July 19. Tickets £5.98 available from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk More details: https://www.thebotanic.co.uk/
2 Saltfishforty bring traditional music to Resolis Memorial Hall on Saturday, February 15 from 8pm. Tickets £10 adult, £6 school child. Pay on the door or to reserve: phone 01381 610 204 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.resoliscommunityarts.org.uk/
3 It’s Queens Of The Blues at Nairn Community And Arts Centre from 8.30pm on Saturday, February 15 with Nicole C Smit and The Blueswater. Tickets are £16 each, buy at the centre or call 01667 453476. Find full details about the night and the artistes: https://www.nairncc.co.uk/
4 The Engegard Quartet from Norway will play for Music Nairn on Saturday, February 15 at Nairn Community And Arts Centre from 7.30pm. They will play Mozart’s high-spirited Quartet K458 The Hunt, then honour their Scandinavian roots with Sibelius’s Voces Intimae, Grieg’s String Quartet op27 and his 1888 Quartet Op 27. Tickets on the door are £19, £3 for students or book here: https://www.musicnairn.org.uk/form/book-tickets
5 On Saturday, February 15 at 7pm at Eden Court, Inverness, there will be a solo set from Josie Duncan, folk singer and songwriter from the Outer Hebrides, steeped in Gaelic tradition from a young age and now deeply immersed in the vibrant Glasgow music scene. Josie won BBC Radio 2’s young folk award in 2017 alongside guitarist Pablo Lafuente, regularly appears with her own band, five-piece fusion band Inyal and exciting new collaboration The Tweed Project. Tickets £11-14. Phone box office on 01463 234234 or go online www.eden-court.co.uk
6 The Classic Rock Show at Eden Court on Sunday, February 16 from 7.30pm pays tribute to Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, AC/DC, Queen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and The Who, plus many more. Tickets (£22.50 restricted view to 28.50): https://eden-court.co.uk/event/the-classic-rock-show#dates-and-times by phoning 01463 234234 or online www.eden-court.co.uk
7 Never come across exploding elephant’s toothpaste or howling jelly? Find them at Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show at Eden Court, on Wednesday, February 19 at 11am/ 3pm. Tickets £10-13: www.eden-court.co.uk
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