Oscar-winners at Hyde Park Picture House, Grammy-winners at the Arena, and plenty in between.
All month | Oscar Winners at Hyde Park Picture House
The best cinema in Leeds is showing the Academy’s winning picks for all the big categories in this years awards, including La La Land (Best Director, Actress, Original Music Score, Cinematography), Moonlight (Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay), Manchester By The Sea (Best Actor, Original Screenplay), and Fences (Best Supporting Actress) until March 9th.
Later on in the month you can catch the winner of Best Foreign language Film, The Salesman, and Arrival, which won Best Sound Editing. Just make sure you say the right film’s name when you’re ordering your ticket, imagine the embarrassment… Tickets
Friday 3 | The Cocktail Experience at Aspire
Eighteen of the best bars in Leeds, bringing out their best efforts for a measly fiver each, all in the name of friendly competition and getting you nicely drunk. What more do you need, us to tell you which ones to order? Alright then, start with these five. Tickets (use code “confidentials” for an extra free cocktail)
Monday 6 | I, Daniel Blake at Brudenell Social Club
Leeds Central Constituency Labour Party present a screening of socialist director Ken Loach’s - I, Daniel Blake. Meticulously researched, with moving performances from leads Dave Johns and Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake is a devastating yet funny portrayal of the bitter realities of life in today’s Tory Britain. They’ll be holding a discussion after the film as well for those interested in getting stuck into a bit of debate.
Thursday 9 | Chocolate City at The Warehouse
If you’re looking for somewhere to stock up on goodies for Easter, you’ve come to the wrong place. Despite being aimed at “those who like their coffee without milk”, it’s also not an espresso tasting event. In fact, any attempts at cupping will probably get you thrown out.
More Magic Mike than Dairy Milk, Chocolate City sees UK and US dancers team up for an event that’s billed as for fans of “the adonis male physique” that “appreciate good dancing” all set to RnB, Chart, House, Garage, Bashment covering old and new. Tickets
Saturday 11 - Saturday 18 | Casanova World Premiere at Leeds Grand Theatre
The first of three exciting world premieres Northern Ballet will be hosting in Leeds in coming months, this uber-stylish production condenses one of the most fascinating lives in history into a two-act ballet. We spoke to Casanova’s biographer - as well as the choreographer of the new production to find out about his exploits as socialite - sexual revolutionary, and history’s first food-blogger in our recent feature Keeping Up With Casanova. Tickets
Sunday 12 | Seinfeld Quiz at Headrow House
The quiz about nothing. Sorry, the quiz about Seinfeld. Pit your knowledge about the greatest sitcom ever written (Sorry, My Hero) against other fans for the chance to win cash prizes, merch, and of course soup.
Tuesday 14 | The Weeknd at First Direct Arena
Currently one of the biggest pop stars in the world, The Weeknd is bringing his Starboy: Legend of the Fall tour to the UK, including a stop-off in Leeds on the 14th. Between this, Chocolate City, and Casanova this month, don’t be surprised if Leeds’ maternity wards are busy in December...
Saturday 18 | Drink Us Dry at Nation of Shopkeepers
Nation is shutting shop for a few weeks over March and April while it undergoes the biggest makeover since it stopped being The Courtyard and turned into Shopkeepers. We’re exctied enough about that as it is, but before they close, they need your help drinking the bar dry, so all day Saturday 18 March they’re giving you 20% off until everything’s been drank.
Saturday 18 | RISE Underground at Eiger Studios
Confidential was lucky enough to be ringside at the January event, and it’s some of the most fun we’ve ever had in the Brudenell - culminating in some aerial acrobatics with brawlers diving off the roofs onto each other. They’re back in Leeds, this time at Eiger Studio, and you can bet we’ll be there again amongst the blood, sweat, and beers. Tickets
Monday 20 | Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts at Wardrobe
The verbal Herman Munster, the word enhancer, possibly the most recognisable baritones in hip hop, Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na is gracing the stage at Wardrobe playing select hits from his back catalogue and upcoming EP ILLectric.
He’ll be joined by turntablist Krafty Kuts - a DJ immersed in b-boy culture since forming his first breaking crew in the 80s, who’s since played with everybody from The Prodigy to The Rolling Stones. Tickets
Thursday 23 | Warpaint | Leeds Beckett Student Union
Lush, harmonic, LA psych-rockers Warpaint are touring their new album Heads Up, released last September to critical acclaim - an eclectic collection referencing inspirations as broad as Kendrick Lamar, Bjork, Outkast and Cocteau Twins. Tickets
Sunday 26 - Monday 27 | Sean Lock: Keep It Light | Leeds Grand Theatre
‘Lock at his best… gloriously intelligent, deliciously unlikely and hilariously funny’ according to The Times - Every three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show. Well he's only gone and done it again! What's he like? Come and see what he's blithering on about this time. Tickets