What’s on in Colchester this weekend as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool
This Weekend Saturday 19th May, Sunday 20th May

Saturday 19th May
Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester Institute presents CMPA LIVE [Music] 2pm
firstsite (University Space) – ESCALA: Unravelling Threads [Exhibition] 10am
Headgate Theatre – A Swell Party: The Life and Music of Cole Porter [Music] 2.30pm + 7.45pm
Hole in The Wall – Cemetery Gates (Metal Night) [Music] 8.30pm
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 10am
Level Best Art Café – Brendan Wilson ‘Tethered’ – Landscape [Exhibition] 9am
Little Rabbit Barn – Showcase Gig: Kal Lavelle + Antonio Lulić + Jade Hopcroft + Steph Stephenson [Music] 7.30pm
Mercury Theatre – Colchester Gangshow presents It’s Time To Go [Theatre] 2.30pm + 7.30pm
Mercury Theatre (Digby Gallery) – Colin McAllister [Exhibition] 10am
Roberts Live Lounge – 70s/80s Night with DJ Buzby [Music] 8pm
Slack Space – Colchester 24 1986 and Colchester 24 2912 [Exhibition] 11am
The Bull – East of Java [Music] 9.45pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Superstars Academy Gig [Music] 3pm
The Soundhouse @ The Bull – Essex Rocks presents Never Ending Lights + Redkites + Origami Noise  [Music] 8.30pm
The Foresters Arms – Hat Check Honeys 1920’s to 1940’s [Music] 8.45pm
The Goat and Boot – The Blunderz (Keith Godman + Joolie Woods) [Music] 8.30pm
The Judge and Jury  –  Circa Fall + Governors Luck [Music] 9pm
The Minories Art Gallery – A Thing is a Thing is a Thing: An exhibition of works exploring simulacra, representation and transformation [Exhibition] 10am
The Minories Art Gallery – Perdo: Amy Turnbull [Exhibition] 10am
Tin Pan Alley – Yngve & The Innocent [Music] 9pm
Tribal Underground – Keep Love Alive: DJs Can’t Cut Carwyn + Gem Junior + Deejay Miss Hazey [Music] 9pm
Twisters – 80s & 90s Night with DJ Evie Wright [Music] 8pm
V Bar – The Party with DJ Yoshi [Music] 8pm
Vallies Lounge – Swagger Saturday with DJ Steffy (Gay Night) [Music] 9pm

Sunday 20th May   
15 Queen Street – Photography ‘The Next Level’ [Meetup] 10am
Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester Institute presents CMPA LIVE [Music] 2pm
firstsite – News from Nowhere *Opening Day of new exhibition* [Exhibition] 10am
firstsite (University Space)
– ESCALA: Unravelling Threads [Exhibition] 11am
Hollytrees Museum – Coming to Colchester: 2000 years of immigration [Exhibition] 10am
Hollytrees Museum – Tick Tock Here Comes The Clocks [Exhibition] 11am
Slack Space – Clog Dance Rehearsals [Dance] 11.30am
Stanway Rovers Football Club – Colchester Jazz Club:  Frog Island Jazz Band [Music] 7pm
The Foresters Arms – Folk Jam [Music] 7pm
The Judge and Jury – Sunday Sessions: Spin What Ya Bring with A Gee and DJ Bounce (DJs welcome: Bring your own vinyl) [Music] 1pm
The Minories Art Gallery – A Thing is a Thing is a Thing: An exhibition of works exploring simulacra, representation and transformation [Exhibition] 10am
Victoria Inn –  [Music] 5pm