Harlem Globetrotters – Renfrew
Ahh, the clowns of the sea. No wait, that’s dolphins. The clowns of the basketball court on the other hand, The Harlem Globetrotters, will be visiting the Braehead Arena this May.
The exhibition basketball team have been touring for decades (with several changes to the line-up due to the aging process of human beings) and will stop off in Glasgow this year.
Fun fact: The Harlem Globetrotters didn’t play a game in Harlem until the 60s, around 40 years after the team was formed. Think of it as being a combination of the circus, Stomp and some other kind of public performance… a basketball game I guess.
Expect to witness the ridiculous skills of the likes of Thunder Law and Cheese Chisholm. I’m as jealous of their names as I am of their ability on the court. Also their height. I’m jealous of that too.
Harlem Globetrotters come to Braehead Arena on May 24. From £20.35.
Hidden Door – Edinburgh
Hidden Door is a great concept where unused buildings and public spaces are given a new lease of life and used as venues and galleries to display the work of musicians, painters, illustrators and plenty of other artistes.
Thinking about the amount of unused space in Glasgow and just about every other city in the UK, this concept will hopefully spread throughout the country.
Hidden Door could even become its own festival in time. Anything that gives a space to a range of artists is welcome; when potentially unused buildings then get a reboot and an opportunity to be rejuvenated then the idea becomes all the better.
Hidde Door takes place at Leith Theatre and Old State Cinema from May 25-June 3. Prices vary
previews by Luke Hawkins