Also I've not done all these either so it's an idea list for me too! (not presented in any particular order)
1. Britannia Panopticon - One of the world' s oldest music halls (formally also a wax works and zoo) it is FREE to visit! Donations gratefully received. The place is currently undergoing a long careful restoration project and boasts some serious historical ambiance. They also put on live shows and hire the place so check out their website to see what's happening.
2. Glasgow Central Station tour: Platforms and Catacombs - On your tour, you'll be given an exclusive, behind the scenes tour where you'll walk in subterranean passageways, deep beneath the streets of Glasgow. Price around £10
3. Glasgow Necropolis - Beautiful and not all that creepy for a large hillside graveyard. It's quite a peaceful place that boasts a few famous names and some incredible views of Glasgow. You will also likely pass the Glasgow Cathedral and the Provost Lordship (bonus locations!). The Necropolis is FREE to visit and eerily pretty in all weathers. There are also organised tours available.
4. Backstage Theatre Tours - offered by the Citizens. Previously Theatre Royal and I think the Kings also offered some either haunted or historical tours, I can't see any listings for this year, but Halloween might be the time to check. Citz tour price - £9 per person (includes coffee and cake!)
5. Ashoka Cook School - it's common knowlegde that the UK loves Indian food, but Glasgow might love it more than everywhere else on the island. Ashoka restaurants have been well established around the city for over 25 years and the cookschool offers classes on all kinds of dishes. Prices start from about £60.
6. Brewery tours - offered by Tennents and West. Glasgow also loves a pint. West tickets around £11.50, Tennents around £7.50
7. Zombies - Run away from them in 2.8 hours later (strictly over 18s). You will be dropped into the city 5 years after a zombie plauge outbreak, now you must survive... or you can learn the Science of zombies (and comedy) tour dates to be confirmed. 2.8 hours later ticket prices £38
8. Riddle Room - less a Glasgow focused thing, but still fun to do if you enjoy puzzles! Around £65 for a group
9. Pubs too cool to have signs - Chinaskis, Berkley Suite (don't worry they do serve beer and I've never been 'shushed')
10. Mitchell Library - FREE (obvs) and a sanctuary for anyone who needs to get some damn work done. The building is particulalry pretty just as the sun goes down and the lights come up. Great place to look into your family tree if you have any old Scottish ties.
11. Tchai Ovna - like the least secret tea place in Glasgow, but still, you'll get a damn fine cup of tea. Try the Fairies Blood tea! (*no fairies were harmed in the making of this tea). Cosy, cramped, hippyish, but very nice for tea fans and they have a cat!
12. The Hidden Gardens - Gardens, plants, events, art work, lunch - while away a whole afternoon! FREE to visit.
13. All the Young Nudes: Life Drawing Class - at the Flying Duck. 3 models, amatuer artists welcome, pint at the end! £5 Also check out Glasgow Print Studio and GSA for more art classes.
14. Team Girl Comic - more arty stuff. A collective for comic creators and fans, they will be at Glasgow Comic Con 4-5 July and run other events during the year.
15. TYCI - Feminist club nights! and many other events, blogs, daily inspo - all kinds of good shit.
16. Menergy - Scottish Home of RuPauls Drag Race! Ticket prices vary depending on the artists and if you opt for post show meet and greets.
17. MAKLab - Scotland's first open access digital fabrication studio. Workshops, classes, professional development.
18. Burlesque - Club Noir is a big club night (book ahead and dress up). You've also got Wild Cabaret open 6 nights a week, dinner and a show! (with a more cabaret than burlesque vibe). And again more cabaret style is Gatsby Club - Glasgow's own 20s night. The password is not Swordfish - you just, like, buy a ticket.
19. Dance class with Dance House - top tapping, foot stomping and probably some actual dance terms you will learn! Range of comporary and classic dance styles, all levels.
20. Museums and art Galleries - we have hunners. Really. Many are FREE! GOMA, Kelvingrove, Riverside (formally Transport) Burrell Collection, St Mungo, People's Palace, Scotland Street Museum...and the mighty Glasgow Museum Research Centre (click the Museums for links to all above)
20b - There is also the Scottish Football Museum, Glasgow Police Museum, Brigdeton Bus Museum (though you can only visit this through prior special appointment I'm afraid.) Huntarian Museum and Art, National Piping Centre, the Govan Stones (medieval carvings), The Lighthouse Gallery - there are more even than this! Lots of small local galleries too check out the list.co.uk for more ideas.
21. Starter Packs - a charitably organisation that helps out people in need with basics household items. It has an amazing second hand shop and sometimes runs sewing classes and home-made fashion shows.
22. Learn Scottish Gaelic - no, not garlic, Gaelic. Although technically a 'dead' langugae Glasgow itself has in the region of almost 6000 Gaelic speakers and in recent years a few primary schools have started opening that cater to the Gaelic language. We also have a few TV shows in Gaelic. It was suppressed for hundreds of years and never recieved the kind of offical endorsement that for example Welsh has, but very, very slowly there are a few roots growing. I think Outlander may contribute to a boost in evening classes...
23. Ceilidh dancing! - Every week at Sloans pub. Get your ghillies out! £25-35 for dinner and dancing.
24. Glasgow Architecture - Walking tours by the Glasgow School of Art. Learn about Glasgow's magical architecture and get a feel for the city. Price £19.50 You can also visit the GSA - I'd advise trying to catch the end of year degree shows as you can wander about the building freely and scope out some future talents.
25. Clyde Clipper - take a boat doon the water. Prices around £16
Phew, well that's enough to be going on with. There's tons more stuff out there - live music, comedy, resturants, parkour, indoor ski-ing, roller derby, parks, markets, festivals.... but I need to get some lunch soon so I'm going to wrap this up before you all get scroll RSI.
Gibson Street Gala 2015 pics!