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Ten great ways to say goodbye to February in Bristol this week

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Spring is finally on its way, so say goodbye to February and kick winter into touch at one of these ten great happenings in Bristol this week.


Radiant Vermin, Feb 27 – March 7, Brewery Theatre, £9/£13
The world premier of this powerful and dark satire from writer Philip Ridley opens an eight-night run at Brewery theatre on Friday.


New Kids On The Frock, Rip Roar Comedy Club, Friday Feb 27, 8pm, £8/£10
Female comedy collective What The Frock! hosts the latest edition of its bi-monthly new talent showcase at Rip Roar comedy club on Union Street. 


Ahead of the Curve – curator tour, BMAG, Sat Feb 28, 13.15-13.45
Showing that there’s far more to Chinese porcelain than chintzy blue and white plates and vases, this exhibition of ‘new china from China’ is well worth a look. This Saturday you can take a guided tour with curator Kate Newnham – more details here.


Wide Eyes – Huxley, Lakota, Tuesday Feb 24, £3-£5
Those with a predilection for quality house music and without work commitments on Wednesday should make their way to Lakota on Tuesday night for the latest Wide Eyes instalment, featuring Huxley.


The Love Inn Burfday Quiz, The Love Inn, Stokes Croft, Wednesday February 25
The Love Inn’s weekly quiz takes a celebratory theme on Wednesday as the Stokes Croft bar marks it’s first birthday.


Simon Amstell – To Be Free, Colston Hall, Thursday Feb 26, £19.35-£22.58
The award winning comedian brings his latest show to Bristol on Thursday, turning his trademark incisive-yet-vulnerable analysis away from himself and onto society as a whole.


Aswad, The Marble Factory, Friday February 27, £20
One of the UK’s most successful and longest running reggae bands play The Marble Factory on Friday night, performing music from across their 40 year career.


Ten Walls – Live, O2 Academy, Sat Feb 28
The mysterious and all-conquering house music producer behind anthems ‘Gotham’, ‘Requiem’ and ‘Walking With Elephants’ plays a live show at Academy this Saturday.


March of the Mods 2015, Exchange, Old Market, £11
In aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, this nationwide tour reaches Bristol’s Exchange on Saturday night, featuring local bands and a few from further afield, plus a bunch of DJs playing all sorts of ‘Mod’ music, from 2tone to Northern Soul.


It Follows
David Robert Mitchell’s fright flick has been causing a storm since Cannes and finally hits cinemas on Friday - check out what Time Out thought here.