What’s On In Scotland: Five things to do tonight

One Direction are set to play to a sell-out crowd in Glasgow. Bring earplugs. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

One Direction are set to play to a sell-out crowd in Glasgow. Bring earplugs. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

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OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening

FILM: ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

Filmmaker Jeanie Finlay follows up her documentary The Great Hip Hop Hoax (the story of two Scottish guys who break the US hip-hop scene with faux American backstories) with the tale of Orion - a masked performer from the late 70s whose similarities to ‘The King’ meant he filled an Elvis Presley-shaped void in many people’s lives after his death. An interesting insight into what it’s like to be trapped between adoration and anonymity.

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

COMEDY: THE THURSDAY SHOW

This weekly event at The Stand Comedy sees five acts in a two-hour comedy showcase. Tonight boasts the stand-up stylings of Bathgate comedian Fern Brady, who will be trying out new material following a well-received first hour at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh

EXHIBITION: TURNER PRIZE 2015

Always provocative, often controversial - the winner of the one of the biggest prizes in the art world is set to be announced this December, but works by all four nominated artists are currently available to catch for free at the Tramway in Glasgow.

Tramway, Glasgow

THEATRE: IN HER SHADOWS

A visual theatre piece from Scotland’s new writing theatre. ‘In Her Shadows’ tells the story of a young woman returning to Scotland after many years away and her relationship with her own depression.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

MUSIC: ONE DIRECTION

The biggest boyband in the world (Since 5ive called it a day, anyway) will be packing out the SSE Hydro tonight as part of their ‘One The Road Again’ tour. Expect a sea of screaming young teeny-boppers, and a smattering of designated driving Dads with their arms folded.

SSE Hydro, Glasgow

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