Top 5 Things To Do This Week

Editor’s Top 5 Things To Do This Week

Top 5 Things to do: February 11th – February 16th

  1. The 39 Steps, February 12th, 7:30pm, The Byre

“A rip-roaring production of Patrick Barlow’s adaption of Alfred Hitchcock’s subtle tweaking of John Buchan’s ultimate convalescence shocker for five actors.”

  1. Bassment O2//Under the Sea, February 12th , 10pm- 2am, The Vic

“Immerse yourself in an underwater experience of salty beats, roaring energy and UK underground music, courtesy of some of St Andrews’ finest selectors.”

  1. BAT’s Love and Laughs Masterclass, February 13th, 7pm- 10:30pm, Brew Co on North Street

“As we teach you some of the most romantic cocktails we know and introduce you to the long tradition of suggestively named drinks (get there early and you might even get a nutty blowjob) our friends from the St Andrews Comedy Society will do their best to remind you of the hilarity that is love.”

  1. First Dates, February 14th, 7pm-11pm, The Rogue

“Are you sick of being single, being interrogated about when your boyfriend from Canada is coming to visit, or running around on Hogmanay looking for someone to kiss? Worry no more! Apply to First Dates at Rogue and our panel of experts will match you with the love of your life.”

  1. FS 2019 Origins, February 16th, 6pm- 2am, Lower College Lawn

“We welcome you to the 27th annual St Andrews Charity Fashion Show and Afterparty. FS2019 is in support of Social Bite, an organisation focused on combatting homelessness in Scotland by providing quality food, employment opportunities, and housing.”

 

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