What To Do This Weekend! 31st March – 2nd April

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Friday – Sh*t Pop @ The Haunt

Party twice as hard as normal to cover up the shame you will feel when you realise your love for some of the world’s worst, (& most fun) pop music. From Eiffel 65 & Whigfield to Taylor Swift & Backstreet Boys. Strictly playing nothing credible.

11 pm – 3 am

Entry: £5 or £3 on guestlist

10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ, Website



Friday – Bitchcraft #10 @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

BITCH CRAFT feminist girl gang host a female friendly night with live bands, DJs & visual artists performing late into the night where women prevail.  Glitter yourself up and enjoy a fem-tastic night of live music from Veronica Bianqui and Yassassin!

11 pm – 3 am

Free entry

9-12 Middle St, Brighton BN1 1AL, Tel. 01273 749465, Website

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Friday – Dub Organiser @ Komedia

The most exciting dub night in town is back! Live dub music, classic rhythms and original tunes performed by the in-house band and special guests.

9 pm

Tickets: £5

Over-18s only

44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN, Tel. 0845 293 8480, Website



Friday – Congo Natty @ Concorde 2

Tickets are selling fast for one of the biggest jungle nights in Brighton and Hove – a Dub to Jungle special with none other than pioneering Jungle legend, the mighty Congo Natty! With support from London’s #1 Reggae sound Reggae Roast and Brixton’s finest MC Brother Culture.

11 pm

Tickets: £12.50

Madeira Dr, BN2 1EN, Brighton, Tel. 01273 673, Email, Website



Friday and Saturday – Hugh Hughes presents Shôn Dale-Jones in The Duke @ Brighton Dome

Funny and poignant, this one-man show weaves together the tragicomic fate of a family heirloom – a porcelain figure of The Duke of Wellington, the quandary of a scriptwriter stretching his integrity and an unfolding disaster as thousands of children flee their homes. Blending fantasy and reality, this playful show gently challenges our priorities in a world full of crisis.All proceeds are donated to the Save the Children’s Child Refugee Crisis appeal.

8:45 pm Friday, 3 pm and 6 pm Saturday

Pay as you feel, but book in advance

Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE, Tel. 01273 709709, Website 



Saturday – VS: Britney vs Justin @ The Green Door Store

Two artists battling head to head for your affections, featuring other throwback tunes to keep you dancing all night long!

Past VS Include: Kendrick Lamar VS The Internet, Daft Punk VS LCD Soundsystem, Katy Perry VS Taylor Swift, Chemical Brothers VS The Prodigy.

11 pm – 4 am

Free entry

Lower Goods Yard, Brighton BN1 4FQ, Tel. 07944 693214, Website



Saturday – Doc Brown @ The Haunt

After 8 years of taking the live comedy, film and television industry by storm, Doc Brown is getting back to his roots, returning to the world of real rap with an intoxicating new live show and an arsenal of future classics.

7 pm

Tickets: £12

10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ, Website 



Saturday – Unhooked Generation & Between The Tropics @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

Unhooked Generation: Dress up to get down at Sticky Mike’s monthly night of 60s soul and garage, bought to you by resident DJs Iced Gems and Bon Qui Qui.

Stay late into the night for Between The Tropics: a night of Afrobeat, Latin Funk, Highlife, Samba, Soweto, Boogaloo, and Afrohouse in aid of refugee charity The Hummingbird Project.

10 pm – 3.30 am

Free entry (donate as you feel for Between The Tropics)

9-12 Middle St, Brighton BN1 1AL, Tel. 01273 749465, Website



Saturday – Fascinating Aida’s Dillie Keane @ The Theatre Royal

Dillie Keane takes a short break from her Fascinating Aïda gal pals to present her first solo show in 558 years.

With some brand new songs, some grand old favourites, gorgeous songs of love and songs of disgraceful filth, Dillie will break your heart, mend it again and have it sent to the cleaners for pressing.  And she’ll give you her recipe for chutney while she’s at it.

7:45 pm

Tickets: £23

New Rd, Brighton BN1 1SD, Tel. 0844 871 7650,  Website 


Art by Cash Wood and Rani Christie

Sunday – King Mob & GDS First Issue Launch Party @ The Green Door Store

Live bands, stacks of magazines and loads of creative people to party with – what better way to spend a Sunday evening? Free live music all night long from Grasshopper, Fragile Creatures, Red Deer People, and WUUAD.

King Mob is dedicated to giving a platform to creatives in the UK and celebrating the underground talent we encounter day to day.

7 pm

Free entry

Lower Goods Yard, Brighton Train Station, Brighton BN1 4FQ, Tel. 07944 693214, Website, Facebook event


Photo by Steve Ullathorne

Sunday – Bent Double @ Komedia

Komedia’s monthly, gay-friendly comedy club night recently took the 2017 Chortle award for ‘Best Club’ – for the third time! It’s a night of laugh-out-loud fun, hosted by the wonderful Zoe Lyons. You may have seen her on Mock The Week or Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, but Bent Double is a whole new level of laughter.

7:30 pm

Tickets: £12

44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN, Tel. 0845 293 8480, Website


Sunday – SaxShop Easter gig & jam session @ The Brunswick

Saxshop is a Brighton based community saxophone ensemble led by Beccy Perez Rork and Mark Bassey. Come down and join them for some swing, bebop, a bit of Bowie, and some Carnival music.

1:30 pm

Free entry, donate as you feel (all goes to charity)

1 Holland Road, Hove BN3 1JF, Tel. 01273 733984 EmailWebsite 



All Weekend – (Brighton &) Hove Grown Festival @ Various Venues

Following a hugely successful launch in 2016, writing festival (Brighton &) Hove Grown is back for 2017. The celebration of local creativity in all its forms is showcasing 37 shows over 10 days across 4 venues, with all performances either starring or created by Brighton and Hove talent.

Expect theatre, comedy, spoken word, family-friendly shows, and just about everything else!

Tickets: all between £4 and £10.

Various times and locations, click here for full listings .

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