Set in the labyrinth of tunnels beneath Central station, The Arches is literally an underground haven of cool. It plays host to gigs, club nights, exhibitions and performance – under one multi-artform roof. Despite being Scotland's original superclub, The Arches has not been fussily decorated, instead internationally renowned DJs play against a back drop of stone walls and concrete floors. The Arches lets the music do the talking with club nights and gigs most nights of the week. The Wednesday night, Octopussy, allows a student-heavy crowd to get married by Elvis and play on the resident bouncy castle. Oh the fun. The Arches also host a range of gigs in the smaller arches, as well as contemporary theatre performances and workshops. It's a regular venue for the cities arts festivals, such as Celtic Connections and Glasgay, and still encourages fresh talent with the annual Arches Live; a theatre showcase where anyone can apply to perform.
Claudia Nova: Axis Mundi12:00pm – 11:00pm, FreeThe Arches
First solo exhibition from GSA graduate Claudia Nova showcases a body of new work exploring the concept of the 'sky pillar', or columna cerului – a man-made or naturally occurring...
Octopussy11:00pm – 3:00am, £7 (£5)The Arches
Chart, indie and electro student favourite, with a bouncy castle an' all.
Scarlet Shift7:00pm – 10:00pm, £7The Arches
Indie rock trio made up of lifelong friends Lewis Murphy and Andy Black, joined by bassist Adam Teiger.
Beardyman7:00pm – 10:00pm, £13.50The Arches
The London-based beatboxing king (known to his mammy as Darren Foreman) plays a set of his live-looping beatbox.
Trampled By Turtlestimes vary, prices varyvarious venues
The chaotic Minnesota country-rockers play one of their signature energetic sets (aka you have been warned).
Scott Ian: Speaking Words7:00pm – 10:00pm, prices varyvarious venues
A speaking words evening with legendary Anthrax metalhead Scott Ian, in which he plans to tell us all about his crazy life and try to avoid using the phrase 'spoken...
Octopussy: End of An Era11:00pm – 3:00am, £7 (£5)The Arches
The inimitable student party night (aye, the one with the bouncy castle) celebrates its final ever night. End of an era indeed.
GSA Degree Show: After-party9:00pm – 3:00am, £8 (£6 GSA students)The Arches
Official drunken after-bash for Glasgow School of Art's Degree Show 2013 unveiling, spanning all six 'arches' of The Arches and with guests slots from the likes of Dam Mantle, S-Type...
Danny Brown7:00pm – 11:00pm, £12 adv.The Arches
The Numbers crew bring Detroit rapper Danny Brown to Glasgow's shores, with stellar support from Jackmaster, PVK and Pro Vinylist Karim.
Glasgow Green: After-party11:00pm – 3:00am, £20 adv.The Arches
STREETrave take care of the official Glasgow Green after-party, following the sold-out Stone Roses gig earlier in the day, with DJ sets from Mike Pickering, Graeme Park, Peter Hook and...
Daniel Kitson: After the Beginning. Before the End7:30pm – 10:00pm, £sold outThe Arches
Daniel Kitson returns with something like a stand-up show about a very specific point in time; aka good luck trying to second guess this one.
In Extremis7:00pm – 9:00pm, £7 (£5)The Arches
Students of the Adam Smith Physical Theatre diploma present ten vignettes of visual and physical theatre that examine the body’s responses to being in 'that' place – in extremis.
On The Verge7:00pm – 9:00pm, £7 (£5)The Arches
Mini festival of diverse theatrical works from emerging artists on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's MA in Classical and Contemporary Text, including devised physical theatre and improvisational performances.
Zoom: Launch Party9:00pm – 3:00am, £17.50 earlybird (£21.50 thereafter)The Arches
The all-new trance night launches with a packed line-up of favourites and up-and-coming names, amongst 'em Marco V, Jordan Suckley and Scottish exclusives from Neelix, Photographer and Eddie Bitar.