Friday – INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY @The Green Door Store
YOUNG ADVENTURERS & TEENAGE CAVEMAN & SIT DOWN
March is a very special month for us here at FemRock because it includes one of the most important days of the calendar – International Women’s Day! In celebration of this day, we’re inviting all of you to once again join with us to celebrate women’s achievements in music and performance with some of the most kickass women in music!
Friday – THE HANDSOME FAMILY @Concorde 2
Husband-and-wife duo the Handsome Family has been labeled both alt-country and traditionalist, but truthfully their often-dark music lies in a unique space somewhere in between, blending the sounds of traditional country and bluegrass (and, especially, murder ballads) into a more modern scenery. They return with their new album ‘Unseen’.
7 pm – 10 pm
Friday – THE MAYDAYS: TONIGHT’S TOP STORY & GUEST IMPROV SUPERSTARS @Komedia
The Maydays will be bringing you a show inspired by newspaper articles cut out by the audience just minutes before curtain time. This is improv without tricks, gimmicks or games, just a live comedic exploration, through scenes and songs, of the secret heart of your city. It is the world only hinted at by your local paper, but finally revealed by the comedic x-ray vision of The Maydays.
Friday/Saturday – Rambert: Ghost Dances plus other works @Theatre Royal
The masterpiece of world famous choreographer Christopher Bruce, Ghost Dances is possibly the most popular work in Rambert’s history. It tells stories of love and compassion, as death – in the form of the iconic “ghosts” – interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people. Created as a response to political oppression in South America, it uses imagery from the Day of the Dead and bewitching traditional songs to create a moving, intensely human work. This revival is the first time it has been seen in the UK since 2003.
Tickets: £13.90 – £35.40
Saturday – Trans Women Exist – This is Not a debate @Brighton Dome
A performance by theatre and live artist Emma Frankland exploring the ongoing tensions between Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists and Trans (including Non Binary) people.
Some high profile figures are continually provided with a platform from which to express their views about trans lives – particularly trans women – which many people perceive as inflammatory and violent.
In this performance, Emma will respond to this rhetoric and the idea that the very existence of trans women is up for debate.
Saturday – Saulfingers @The Brunswick
Let Saulfingers put a spring in your step with their unique brand of powerfully vocal funk, jazz, and pop tunes, grown in the Brighton sunshine and sprinkled with love.
Fantastic support from…..
and The Machiavellis
Saturday – Bridget Christie: Because You Demanded It @Brighton Dome
The people of the UK have voted to leave the EU, even though no-one had a plan for what would happen if it did. If you didn’t want to leave the EU, or you did, but now don’t, because you haven’t got any of the things you were promised, then this is absolutely the show for you. If you did want to leave the EU, and still do, then you will still find it funny, but for different reasons, as you witness the liberal female comedian’s exasperated and despairing meltdown.
Sunday – A TRIBUTE TO FLEETWOOD MAC @Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Fleetingwood Mac are bringing their amazing Fleetwood Mac tribute to Brighton!
“We are Fleetingwood Mac, a young and exciting new tribute to the legendary band Fleetwood Mac. We didn’t just want to be another tribute band, with tacky wigs and fancy dress outfits. Instead we wanted to bring across the live sound of Fleetwood Mac, with just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and of course, the vocals!”
7 pm – 10 pm
Sunday – SWAP SHOP @The Hope & Ruin
Bring your unwanted clothes and swap them with other people!
All you have to do is bring along your old clothes in a bag and you’re free to swap with other people’s clobber
Any clothes unswapped by 7pm will be donated to vegan charity shop, Dr Hadwen Trust (the UK’s leading non-animal medical research charity), who are opening a new store in Hove!
1 pm -9 pm
Sunday – Bent Double @Komedia
A gay-friendly, irreverent night of fun and frolics.
Compere – Zoe Lyons
Headliner – Lucy Porter – ‘Impeccably punch lined anecdotes… Genuinely delightful’ **** (Telegraph)
Support – Cally Beaton ‘Cally is a comedy queen – fiery, intelligent and totally original’ Sara Pascoe
Support – Robert White ‘He’s manic, camp and mildly afflicted…absolutely cracking gags.’ Chortle
44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN, Tel. 0845 293 8480, Website