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Ten great things to do in Bristol this week

Fog Bridge, Fujiko Nakaya, IBT15
Gayle Laird

What do a storm in a night club, a disappearing bridge, a dismayed Aussie comic and a Plasticine sheep all have in common? They're all coming to Bristol this week, of course…

 

The Government Inspector, Brewery Theatre, Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 Feb, £9-13
Flintlock Theatre bring their national tour of Gogol’s immensely enjoyable satire to Bristol, matching the story’s breakneck pace with a Klezmer soundtrack.

 

Macy Gray, Colston Hall, Wednesday 11 Feb, £28.50
The Grammy-winning singer has been quiet in recent years, but she still packs an incredible soulful voice. Catch her performing this Wednesday at Colston Hall’s Lantern space.

 

Simple Things Presents… Pinch & Sherwood, Thursday 12 Feb, £14.50
The dubstep and dub legends will be performing at Marble Factory on Thursday, showcasing their new album ‘Late Night Endless’. Massive Attack’s Daddy G completes the line-up.

 

Fog Bridge, Pero’s Bridge, from Feb 13, free
Watch as Pero’s Bridge in the Waterfront disappears behind a cloud of fog, as Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya brings her unique fog sculpture techniques to Bristol as part of IBT15.

 

After Hours: LOVE & LUCK, At Bristol, Friday Feb 13, £5-7
The quarterly adult-only event returns to At Bristol on Friday night, giving you chance to explore the hundreds of exhibits and take part in some Valentine’s themed activities including heart dissection and Neanderthal speed dating… Oh, and there will be booze, too. 

 

Edible Seasons Bristol, The Coroners Court, Friday 13 Feb, £20
Hometown house music megastar Eats Everything kicks off his quarterly Edible Seasons on Friday by inviting legendary DJ Sasha to play his first Bristol set in decades. Check Eats' 'Ten Minute Tour' for Time Out Bristol here.

 

Brendon Burns, Cube Cinema, Friday 13 Feb, £8
The Australian comic is sick of the UK comedy scene, so is leaving traditional laughter venues behind on his latest tour. Find out why at Cube this Friday.

 

The Storm, The Old Fire Station, Saturday 14 Feb, £12-15
One of the most intriguing elements of this year’s IBT15, The Storm promises an audio-visual onslaught within the walls of The Old Fire Station on Saturday night. Expect a ‘hurricane of strobe, sound and light’ every hour, plus a whole host of DJs, cabaret and art performances.

 

Sean The Sheep
The latest film from Bristol’s very own Aardman is now out, following one of their most loved characters as he loses his way in a city that looks awfully familiar… Find out what Time Out thought here.

 

Brief Encounter, Hart’s Bakery, Sunday 15 February, £20
Watch a classic love story set in a train station, in the perfect location - an arch beneath Temple Meads. Grab your own booze and head to Hart’s Bakery for food, popcorn and film this Sunday.

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