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Published on January 30th, 2017 | by Niall Norbury

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Top 5 things to do in Reading this week

1. Tribute Night: George Michael & Wham – Rising Sun Arts Centre

Come and celebrate the life and work of George Michael at 2017’s first tribute night at The Rising Sun Arts Centre – where local artists play their favourite tracks in honour of George Michael.

Unashamedly pop, Wham! furnished us with a string of catchy, funky, singalong singles during their short lifespan, after which George Michael stepped comfortably and seamlessly into his own highly successful solo career, maturing steadily into a more reflective and soulful elder statesman of pop.

Details: Friday 3 February at Rising Sun Arts Centre from 8pm. Free but donations welcome!

2. Putting the Band Back Together – South Street

Across the UK there are thousands of guitars propped up in bedrooms that haven’t been strummed in years. Voices only heard in the shower. Drum kits taking up too much space in garages. Well, it’s time to blow off the dust. We’re putting the band back together!

Part riotous gig, part tender storytelling, Ross Millard (The Futureheads), Maria Crocker and Alex Elliott reveal the epic emotions within people’s relationships with music.

Details: Thursday 2 February at South Street from 8pm. Tickets are £12, £8 for members.

Holdin’ Court return for a night of amazing hip-hop at their eight birthday celebrations this week.

Performing at Holdin’ Court’s eight birthday are Deeflux, DJ Miracle, DJ Shep, Whitehouse Studios, Ash the Author plus the highly distinctive Louie G is a former member of the rap crew Rough Phy5ics alongside DJ Dixie, DJ Juice, Boxclever & Rio T.

Details: Friday 3 February at Readipop Studios from 8pm. Tickets are £6 in advance, £8 on the door.

4. Stand and Deliver Comedy – Speakeasy Cocktail Bar

If you’re looking for a night of laughs then head to Speakeasy Cocktail Bar this week to enjoy a show with winner of ITV’s Show Me the Funny, Patrick Monahan.

With positive reviews from Mail on Sunday and Scotsman, Patrick Monahan will be supported at Stand and Deliver by five amazing acts: Sam Smedley, Jacob Hawley, Sean Gorman, Dan Offen and Rhodders.

Details: Thursday 2 February at Speakeasy Cocktail Bar from 7.30pm.

5. Sami Switch presents Milk My Words – Milk Reading

An intimate night of live acoustic music and spoken word, showcasing great musicians and poets. A night made by music lovers for music lovers at Milk My Words.

Come down to Milk Bar Reading on Thursday to catch some great vibes with live performances from Etham, Cameron Bloomfield, Christian King, and up and coming act, Sami Switch.

Details: Thursday 2 February at Milk Reading from 7pm. Tickets are £5 online, £7 on the door.


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