What's On in Exeter this weekend - January 18-20
COMEDY: Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival. Various venues in Exeter. Banish those winter blues with LOL - Laugh Out Loud Festival, Exeter's exciting comedy festival staged by the city’s top comedy venues. Expect plenty of stand-up, sketch comedy and open mic sessions. Events take place at the Exeter Corn Exchange, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter Northcott, The Bike Shed Theatre and other venues around the city. Saturday January 19th - Sunday February 10th.
MUSIC: David Rodigan. Four rooms of drum & bass, dubstep, reggae, hiphop and bass music. Exeter Phoenix 10pm til late. £15.50 per ticket. Saturday 19th January.
White Blues Acoustic at the Exeter Barnfield. A great blues night in the Barnfield's intimate Clifford Room with Michael Roach. Blow away those January winter blues with a night of the highest quality acoustic music. Michael Roach who has performed across the globe including many of the major blues festivals is originally from Washington DC, USA. Friday 18th January, 8-10pm. £14/£12 per ticket.
Wille & the Bandits (fresh from their tour supporting the legendary Deep Purple) - slide/blues/surf/rock band 10.30pm to 1am + support phonic soundcrash Djs till 3am. Free entry before 8.30pm £1 after. Friday 18th Jan, Old Firehouse, Exeter
THEATRE: Miki at Exeter Northcott. Featuring amazing underwater creatures, songs to sing along to and extraordinary puppetry, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure for ages 3+. 3-4pm, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th. £10 per ticket.
Howard Marks: An Audience with Mr Nice at the Exeter Corn Exchange. Howard Marks is the writer of the best-selling autobiography Mr Nice and performs his critically acclaimed one-man show: An Audience with Mr Nice. Marks draws on a wealth of experience, ranging from growing up in South Wales and his time at Oxford University to incarceration at America's toughest federal penitentiary. Howard, who once assisted and worked with the British Secret Service and has been connected with the Mafia, the IRA, MI6 and the CIA, and whose film about his life, MR NICE, starring Rhys Ifans, was a cinema box office smash in 2012, is once again selling out venues UK wide with his spell-binding and hilarious life-story. Saturday 19th January. 8-10pm. £15 per ticket.
From Devon with Love at The Bike Shed Theatre. Two weeks of locally made theatre using the finest creative juices, fresh from our green and inspiring county, As the Bike Shed Theatre continues to develop and support local and emerging theatre makers, From Devon With Love will be a showcase of work, made right on your doorstep. If you are a Devon-based company and would like to be considered for this festival, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All tickets £5. 7.30-9pm. Fri 18th-Sun 20th.
Alaska, Exeter Northcott. One man goes in search of adventure, freedom and "a piece of the good life", but soon finds that the reality is no picnic. Plummeting temperatures, technical disasters (and a severe lack of any practical skills whatsoever) soon plunge our hero into a nightmarish world of extreme survival, haunted by all things living, dead and Athabascan. Boldly following in the intrepid footsteps of Bear Grylls and Ray Mears, and using film, firelight, shadow, a whole host of forest wildlife and one hell of a soundtrack to transport you into The Unknown, Alaska is a tragi-comic riot of Pythonesque dottiness guaranteed to leave you spellbound. Friday 18th January, 7.30-9.15pm. £12.50/£10.50 per ticket.
SHOPPING: Topsham Community Market at Matthew's Hall. 8.30-1pm. Saturday 19th January.
ART: Life Through The Lens at the RAMM. This exhibition questions the nature of still and moving image as a record of the past. It showcases fascinating images from RAMM’s collection of historic glass plate slides, cine film contributed by members of the public and digital images generated by local young people. The exhibition makes intriguing insights about people and places based on the images that have survived from the past. What should museums preserve for the future? On until January 27th.
SPORT: Exeter Chiefs v Leinster. Heineken Cup Round 6. Sandy Park. 6pm. Saturday 19th January.