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Bank Holiday: top five for Sunday night fun

Leisurewear devotees The Beastie Boys provide fashion inspiration for a night on the town. Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images

Leisurewear devotees The Beastie Boys provide fashion inspiration for a night on the town. Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images

  • by Lindsey Johnstone
 

Monday’s Bank Holiday and the resulting day off work makes Sunday Easter Funday for adults as well as kids.

Deactivate your alarm clock and rejoice in the lack of back-to-work-blues, with one of our top five things to do that are past your usual Sunday bed time.

Enter the spirit of relaxation wholeheartedly with a night out in your trackies. While this is, of course, always an option, at legendary London club night Tayo’s Tracksuit Party, in Glasgow for one night only, you’ll receive fewer judgemental stares. Boddika, Tayo and Boom Monk Ben will be bringing the old skool hip hop, house and disco beats.

Chambre 69, Glasgow, 8 April 11pm-3am, £5 if you’re wearing a tracksuit (£7 if not)

Chambre 69

Appropriately enough for Easter, Father Stone gives the Sunday sermon at The Stand comedy club in Glasgow, as stand-up Michael Redmond, who played the moustachioed cult figure in Father Ted, takes to the stage.

The Stand, Glasgow, 8 April 8.30pm, £6

The Stand

An Edinburgh International Science Festival event that’s most definitely just for the grown-ups, Aphrodisiac Cocktails and Canapés is a romp (sorry) through the history, biology and psychology of titillating tastes with author and aphrodisiac expert Mark Douglas Hill and nutritionist Alexandra Johnstone.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 8 April 7-9pm, £20

Edinburgh International Science Festival

For those who like an element of participation and competition, not to mention delusion, to their nights out, Boda Bar are hosting an event that will crown the ultimate armchair Jimmy Page, with a Guitar Hero contest. As Eric Cartman once said: “Real guitars are for old people.”

Boda Bar, Edinburgh, 8 April 7-10pm, free entry

Boda

Stalwart of the Glasgow scene Melting Pot (11 years and counting) puts on an Easter special; a tribute to DJ Larry Levan and his residency at the Paradise Garage, the legendary downtown New York club that ran during the golden age of New Wave from 1976 to 1987, and is credited as the model for modern day clubs, being one of the first to put the DJ at the centre of the room, and dancing (rather than drinking) as its priority. So a good time is all but guaranteed.

The Admiral, Glasgow, 8 April 11pm-3am, £8

Melting Pot

 

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