Social Events in Glasgow, Scotland This Week

Let’s explore social events in Glasgow, Scotland happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Glasgow, Scotland. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Glasgow

May Meetup – Community Evening

May Meetup - Community Evening

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Barclays Eagle Labs Glasgow

We’ll be meeting at **Barclays Eagle Labs** on Kingston Street on **Tuesday 14th May, 18:30** for light refreshments, a 19:00 start for the talks.

Our talks are geared towards introducing members of our community, to facilitate networking, mentorship, learning and collaboration. People with all levels of technical expertise are welcome.

This month we have a showcase of mini talks (\~5 mins each)(…)

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Milngavie to Beech Tree Inn

Milngavie to Beech Tree Inn

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Milngavie

*”The first section of the West Highland Way is something of a prelude through the landscapes of the Lowlands. The urban landscape is left behind at Milngavie as the route passes lochs and woodland before dropping into Strathblane in the shadow of the Campsie Fells”*

The Beech Tree Inn is the first cafe stop on the West Highland Way, just 7.5 miles from the start in Milngavie. The walk will take (…)

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Riverboat Casino Meal, Drink & Show

Riverboat Casino Meal, Drink & Show

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Grosvenor Casino

Matty J will be playing hits from across the decades as well as taking requests from the audience.

Take advantage of this amazing Show & dine deal with three succulent courses of food, a house drink & fantastic entertainment all for only £22 including the group fee and tip. Please arrive by 6:45pm as dinner will be at 7pm prompt. The menu is shown in the photo below.

To secure your place, full p(…)

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Reading of Back to the Future by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale

Reading of Back to the Future by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Our Flat (Above the Buttery)

Great Scott! This will be our first attempt at reading a film script in the group! First released on Dec 8th, 1985, Back to the Future was the highest grossing film worldwide that year, and has only grown in the world’s esteem. It is on Quentin Tarantino’s list of perfect movies.

Marty Mcfly is a teenager who discovers that his scientist friend, Doc Brown, has invented a time machine. Marty accid(…)

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Glasgow Games Soapbox

Glasgow Games Soapbox

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Barclays Eagle Labs Glasgow

An evening of talks about games and game development.

We will have a small selection of speakers from in and out of the games industry sharing their wisdom. Expect talks to be around 30 minutes long.

**Fox Hambly**

Fox is a Creative Director at Thunderful, an indie developer and publisher based in Sweden.

**Shelby Smith**

Shelby was one of our speakers at the very first soapbox, we’re delight(…)

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Make friends in Glagow – International event !

Make friends in Glagow - International event !

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Malones Irish Bar

Make international friends & speak languages !
The languages spoken may vary based on the participants.

👉🍺🥤 You are asked to order a drink directly upon arrival to participate.
🚫 Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
Thanks in advance for your respect towards the welcoming bars.

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Google I/O Extended 2024

Google I/O Extended 2024

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: University of Strathclyde, John Anderson Buildings

As part of Glasgow Tech Week, join us for an exciting in-person event and get ready to dive into the latest technologies and innovations from Google.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, attend informative sessions, and engage with industry experts. Whether you’re a developer, designer, or tech enthusiast, there’s something for everyone at Google I/O Extended(…)

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Learn to Line Dance @ Maggie’s Rock & Rodeo

Learn to Line Dance @ Maggie's Rock & Rodeo

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Maggie May’s

Ever wanted to try Maggie’s famous Cowboy Ceilidh but got two left feet? Or just looking for an excuse to dust off those cowboy boots?

Join us in the Hoedown for an evening of **line dancing taught by Maggie herself!**

Suitable for totally green newbies, you’ll learn to two step and grapevine the night away, then put your new boot scootin’ boogies to use with some **live country music!**

Dance (…)

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May Meetup

May Meetup

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Curlers Rest Glasgow

Fantastic turn out for our April meet up – great to see some new faces and, as always, to see some more familiar ones too. Even better, as always, to have so much good book discussion with both books generating plenty of varied and provoking comment. Our Hideous Progeny scored 64 while The Perfect Golden Circle scored 62.

For May, I’ve unfortunately had to replace one of the books we voted for, O(…)

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Night at the Theatre

Night at the Theatre

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Eastwood Theatre

An opportunity to see Runway Theatre Group presenting Cole Porter’s fabulous show – Anything Goes!
Tickets are selling fast so only 10 places available. Price £22
If you are going, please add your name as usual and I will arrange for tickets from a cast member ASAP.(…)

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Creatives with ADHD, the Original No-Pressure Meet & Chat

 Creatives with ADHD, the Original No-Pressure Meet & Chat

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Offshore Coffee

**We moved to Glasgow and don’t know anyone. What do we have in common?**

🎨 We’re both in the creative industry and have ADHD.

So we started this meetup to make some like-minded friends.

Held every 2 weeks in a quiet café.

We grab some cozy sofas & hot drinks, then have a natter for a couple hours.

**Introverted?** No problem, we don’t have any expectations. This is an inclusive (queer frien(…)

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Middle Eastern food @ Royâ

Middle Eastern food @ Royâ

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Royâ

“Royâ is not about an authentic Middle Eastern dining experience. It’s about eating great tasting, unique food in a warm environment.”

If you want to test out their claims, come join us! There’s a screenshot of the menu below.

As per the group’s rules, please ensure that you only order vegan food and drink at the event.

A £10 deposit is required for this one. (Non-refundable unless someone else(…)

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Tapping into the Stream: Streamlining Real-time Data……..

Tapping into the Stream: Streamlining Real-time Data……..

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: BJSS

Tapping into the Stream: Streamlining Real-time Data Acquisition and Analysis (Marinos Kintis, PHD -Principal Engineer at FanDuel)

In this talk, we’ll explore FanDuel’s journey in addressing this problem both from the technological and the human factor.

First, you’ll hear about the multi-year strategy that aimed at standardizing event-driven communication across the company, followed by the arch(…)

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GNOSIS – The Human and the Four Elements of Nature

GNOSIS - The Human and the Four Elements of Nature

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Hillhead Library

This is an Introductory Talk to the course. The talk starts at 6:30pm and lasts for an hour. It explores the elements of nature and how they relate to the human organism. For instance, too much Fire can make us angry and irritable and too much air means we are stuck in our thoughts. Also, the talk discusses the elementals associated with the element, like fire is the salamanders and earth is the g(…)

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South Side LGBTQ+ Board Games

South Side LGBTQ+ Board Games

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: The Ivory Hotel

This is an **LGBTQ+** event for those who love board games and those who want to explore them for the first time.

You don’t need to have previous experience in board games nor to have learnt the rules before hand, we explain them every time that it’s needed.

Feel free to bring your own food since the kitchen will be not open but please leave the tables tidy when leaving.

Find us on Instagram @g(…)

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Glasgow Language Exchange – Every Thursday

Glasgow Language Exchange - Every Thursday

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Oneills Grand Central Glasgow

Join us every Thursday for our weekly language exchange!🎉

Come to practise new languages, make friends, and share your native language – we are all teachers and students in this situation.

All languages are welcome, and we do our best to match you with other people… Spanish, Italian, French, English, Arabic, Russian, Mandarin etc.
Our friendly hosts will welcome you to the event and help you (…)

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[B1+] Coinneamh Ghàidhlig @ Tramway!

[B1+] Coinneamh Ghàidhlig @ Tramway!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Tramway

**DÈ**: Cearcall-còmhraidh Gàidhlig!

**CUIN**: Disathairne, 18 an Cèitean, 2-4f

**CÀITE**: Cafaidh @ Tramway, 1d làr
(no: ma bhios e blàth is grianach gu leòr, is dòcha gun tèid sinn dhan ghàrradh, aig cùl Tramway 🌤️)

Thigeamaid còmhla airson cabadaich sa Ghàidhlig ann an àrainneachd nàdarrach.

Aig an tachartas seo, bidh sinn a’ sheachnadh na Beurla cho fad ‘s a ghabhas 😉 Mar sin, tha an tac(…)

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GGT Suds and Sounds Acoustic Night

GGT Suds and Sounds Acoustic Night

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Vega

Calling all guitar, harmonica, djembe, cajon, bodhran, tambourine, triangle players and singers. And even non-singers who still like to sing, and even if you feel that your musical talent is limited to just drumming on your beer glass with a stick, it really doesn’t matter!

Just as it says on the tin, let’s all meet in a private room overlooking the city centre and have some suds and sounds! Thos(…)

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Amazon Seller Meetup Glasgow | Scotland

Amazon Seller Meetup Glasgow  | Scotland

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Village Hotel Glasgow

Our very own Titan Member Jennifer Baker invites you to our NEXT MEETUP IN Glasgow meet us at the Village Hotel Glasgow – Bar and Grill.

All Ecommerce and Amazon sellers welcome.
Whether you are new to the Amazon world or making 7 figures and above this meetup is for you. We will talk shop and share knowledge while enjoying an evening out.

There is no cost to attend, other than to buy your own f(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Glasgow is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Glasgow on Visitscotland.com, Visitscotland.org, or Peoplemakeglasgow.com.

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