What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
Friday 26th October, Saturday 27th October, Sunday 28th October

Friday 26th October
Colchester Arts Centre – Imran Yusuf: Bring The Thunder [Comedy] 8pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Curve Bar (downstairs) – A Night of Pure Salsa with DJ Carlos [Dance] 9pm
Curve Bar (upstairs) – Keep Calm and Rap More’s Audio Candy with DJs Agee + Shoesy + Lenzo + Tron3000 + Short Faced Bear [Music] 8pm
firstsite – Anthea Hamilton: Sorry I’m Late [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Humphrey Jennings: Painting, Collage, Film [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Siron Franco Suspicious Story [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Airlock Films: Dracula – Dead and Loving it (programmed by Y.A.K) [Film] 5pm
Headgate Theatre – The Importance (and Irrelevance) of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde and Jack Steadman [Theatre] 7pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Mercury Theatre – Middle Ground Theatre Company: The Importance of Being Earnest [Theatre] 7.30pm
Mercury Theatre (Studio) – White Rabbit, Red Rabbit [Theatre] 7.45pm
Octagon Gallery – Anglian Rambles: an exhibition by Phil Brew [Exhibition] 8am
Qube – SHAFT (Soul Night) [Music] 8pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Jukebox Fury [Music] 9pm
Slack Space – Ponder: an interactive installation of words and pictures [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Be Surprised; I am Hospice Care [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space (The Long Gallery) – A Show of Hands by Jennifer Meredith [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Piano Friday [Music] 11.30am
Slack Space – Slackwave: Free Improv Music for both musicians and non-musicians [Music] 5pm
Slack Space – Make your own Labyrinth [Workshop] 6pm
Stoke By Nayland Golf Club – Fleece Jazz: Catherine Sykes and the Alex Steele Trio [Music] 7.30pm
The Bull – For The Love of Bob [Music] 6.45pm
The Bull – Voodoo Child [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – The Friday Night Blues Jam [Music] 9pm
The Church of St Martin’s (Stockwell Street) – The Vinyl Rally: a unique audio-visual treat [Live Art] 7pm
The Hole in The Wall – Ethereal Fire + Escape Party [Music] 8pm
The Judge and Jury – Stiff In The Morning [Music] 8pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Sonya Todd: Illustrating Fashion [Exhibition] 10am
The Old New Inn – The Dice People Duo [Music] 8pm
The Twist – Free Reggae Party with DJs Tommy M & Rob (New Town Kings) + Stagz + SW1 [Music] 8pm
Tin Pan Alley – Leech Promotion presents Tasha Roberstson + John Samuels [Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground – Enigma Halloween Zombie Ball (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm
Twisters – Howard and Huffle’s High Fidelity with DJs Ben Howard + Huffle + Producer Chris [Music] 9pm
University of Essex (LTB 10) – Cine10: Trick ‘r Treat (2007) [Film] 8pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Flirt! [Music] 11pm
V Bar – DJ Freddy [Music] 9pm
Vallies Lounge – Famous with DJ Cheryl Taylor (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Saturday 27th October
15 Queen Street – Justice Yeldham + John Callaghan + Meadows + Hoof! (RSVP essential) [Music] 8pm
Colchester Arts Centre – The Frog Who Wouldn’t Hop [Kids] 1.30pm
Colchester Arts Centre – Francesca Martinez: What the **** is normal? [Comedy] 8pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
Culver Square Shopping Centre – Culver Square Vintage Fair [Market] 11am
firstsite – Anthea Hamilton: Sorry I’m Late [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Humphrey Jennings: Painting, Collage, Film [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Siron Franco Suspicious Story [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – Othello: Live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York [Opera] 5.30pm
Headgate Theatre – AcoustiCity: Kirsty McGee + Jinsky [Music] 7.45pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Little Rabbit Barn, Ardleigh – The Floe + Johnno Casson [Music] 7pm
Mercury Theatre – Middle Ground Theatre Company: The Importance of Being Earnest [Theatre] 2.30pm + 7.30pm
Mercury Theatre (Studio) – White Rabbit, Red Rabbit [Theatre] 7.45pm
Roberts Live Lounge – Greatest Hits from Yesterday with DJ Phil Terry [Music] 8pm
Sky Rooms – THE BIG LICK ZOMBOCALYPSE: Halloween Fancy Dress Party [Music] 9pm
Slack Space – Ponder: an interactive installation of words and pictures [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Be Surprised; I am Hospice Care [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space (The Long Gallery) – A Show of Hands by Jennifer Meredith [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Slack Shorts: Film Screenings [Film] 12pm
The Albion, Rowhedge – The Resonators [Music] 8.30pm
The Bull – Jukebox Fury [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Baddow single release party with Animal Noise + Pistols and Vultures + Polly Haynes [Music] 8.30pm
The Church of St Martin’s (Stockwell Street) – The Vinyl Rally: a unique audio-visual treat [Live Art] 12pm
The Foresters Arms – Classic Reggae Night [Music] 3pm
The Goat and Boot – TBA [Music] 9pm
The Hole in The Wall – The Catharsis + Sons of Atlas + Fortunes [Music] 8pm
The Judge and Jury – Club OK Halloween Party: Cav OK + Benjamin Bloom + Hail The Empire + DJ Tom Walker [Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground – Club OK Halloween Party: DJs Duracell + Seffi B + Blaise + Jarvis + Mat Tha Hat [Music] 9pm
The Minories Art Gallery – Alison Stockmarr: Theatre of Thoughts [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Michael Smee: Through a Glass Darkly [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Sonya Todd: Illustrating Fashion [Exhibition] 10am
The Twist – DJs Vinny + Baska + Cyberdog + Doug Scott + Chunk + G.B.J + Kev Wake [Music] 8pm
Tin Pan Alley – Flamenco Fusion Latino Night [Music] 9pm
Twisters – The 27 Club Halloween Ball with DJ Sam Leppard [Music] 8pm
University of Essex (LTB 10) – Cine10: Prometheus [Film] 8pm
University of Essex (Sub Zero) – Antidote: Drumsound and Bassline Smith [Music] 11pm
V Bar – Zombie Prom Halloween Special [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Bang Tidy with DJ Chris Reardon (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Sunday 28th October
Colchester Arts Centre – Tom McRae [Music] 7pm
Colchester Castle Museum – Treasures of China [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Anthea Hamilton: Sorry I’m Late [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite – Humphrey Jennings: Painting, Collage, Film [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Siron Franco Suspicious Story [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (Auditorium) – The Lacey Rituals: Films by Bruce Lacey (and Friends) [Film] 3pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Frequency [Music] 10am
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Slack Space (Post Room) – Printing Workshop for families [Workshop] 2pm
Stanway Rovers Football Club (Hawthorn Suite) – Colchester Jazz Club: The Great Northern Jazz Band [Music] 7pm
The Church of St Martin’s (Stockwell Street) – The Vinyl Rally: a unique audio-visual treat [Live Art] 12pm
The Hole in The Wall – Unplugged Sunday: [Music] 8pm
The Tilly – Open Mic Night [Music] 7pm
Victoria Inn – Jazz at the Vic with Verao featuring Helen Abbey [Music] 5p