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Seven top tips for what's on in the North

By Margaret Chrystall

1 You can help Marco Mendoza (pictured below) celebrate his birthday when he comes to the Cairn Hotel in Carrbridge to do a free show on Friday, May 3.

The Dead Daisies bassist is currently touring Europe on a 40-date tour with Tommy Gentry from GUN on guitar and Kyle Hughes from Bumblefoots band. He is promoting his current album Viva La Rock which has been receiving great reviews. Support will come from Inverness band Annakii. https://www.cairnhotel.co.uk/

Marco Mendoza celebrates his birthday on the day of his gig.
Marco Mendoza celebrates his birthday on the day of his gig.

2 What The Floyd come to Strathpeffer Pavilion on Tuesday, May 6 and also to the Assembly Rooms, Wick, on Thursday, May 9.

If you love classic rock, you might want to know that What The Floyd will bring a complete performance of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon with them on this latest tour.

And though the second night at Strathpeffer, Wednesday, May 8 is now sold out, there are still tickets available for Tuesday.

With a light show and seven-piece band, What The Floyd have been selling out theatres across the UK.

Well-known for their accurate and committed performances of Pink Floyd’s music, the musicians are total fans of Pink Floyd’s music.

As well as playing Dark Side of the Moon from end to end, they include songs from Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Animals and more. Tickets £19 for Strathpeffer. Details: www.highlifehighland.com/strathpefferpavilion

3 The Comedy Bothy has President Obonjo at Mad Hatters, Inverness, on Friday, May 3.

In his field marshal’s uniform, the president of the Lafta Republic draws on his alter ego’s experiences and influences as a British Nigerian.

Don’t miss your chance to join the president’s comedy revolution.

Details: www.facebook.com/MadHattersMusicVenue/

There’s more comedy with Scot Roast – for over 18s and not for the faint-hearted – as Teuchter’s Comedy Club appear at La Tortilla Asesina, Inverness, on Sunday, May 5. Doors 9pm for 9.30pm.

Tickets £11.25. Details: www.facebook.com/teuchterscomedyclub/

4 Sci-fi themed events are only fitting at The Tooth and Claw, Inverness, given the date.

The May The Fourth Sci-fi Disco is, surprisingly, on Saturday, May 4, and Star Wars episodes IV to VI are shown on Sunday, May 5. Details: www.facebook.com/thetoothandclawinverness

5 An Evening With June Field at Strathpeffer Pavilion on Thursday, May 9 from 7.30pm, features the woman known as the World’s Best Psychic.

Tickets £22.50. Details: www.highlifehighland.com/strathpefferpavilion

Ian Kelsey as Frank Galvin and Debbie Borthwick as Donna in The Verdict.
Ian Kelsey as Frank Galvin and Debbie Borthwick as Donna in The Verdict.

6 The Verdict by Barry Reed – filmed by Sidney Lumet with Paul Newman and James Mason starring – comes to Eden Court from Tuesday, May 7 to Saturday, May 11. Frank Galvin is a washed-up lawyer who takes the entire legal system to court. Ian Kelsey, known for his regular roles in Blue Murder and Emmerdale, heads a cast of 15.

Tickets from £10. Details: www.eden-court.co.uk

Ivan Drever comes to Inverness Acoustic And Folk Club.
Ivan Drever comes to Inverness Acoustic And Folk Club.

7 Inverness Folk and Acoustic Club at MacGregor’s Bar, Inverness, hosts one of Scotland’s most talented guitarists and singer/songwriters, Ivan Drever, on Friday, May 3 at 9pm.

Tickets, £15, at the bar, on 01463 719629 or www.bogbainfarm.com/events

Find the month's listings here: https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/lifestyle/whats-on-in-may-177431/

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