OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening, including Robert Louis Stevenson celebrations and an Edinburgh smurfathon.
MUSIC: THE MILK
After parting company from a major label with a few ‘advert-friendly’ tracks under the belt, The Milk have found a new home on indie label Wah Wah 45s. Now more comfortable with their sound and direction, the band are currently on tour supporting their latest soul-heavy album Favourite Worry and will be taking to the King Tut’s this evening.
King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow / more info
EXHIBITION: MUSEUM LATE: VICTORIAN SENSATION
A night at the museum may be in order this Friday, as NMS puts on a night full of the charm of the Victorian era. Tying into their current exhibition of photography of the 1900s, the museum will play host to a gin parlour, piano singalongs, magic shows and a talk on the history of the Victorian art of tattooing. Not to mention the following silent disco and a performance by Glasgow rockers Honeyblood. Who said museum visits are stufffy?
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh / more info
FILM: STEVENSON ON STAGE AND SCREEN
Marking Robert Louis Stevenson Day, Parliament House is set to host an evening with screenwriter Charlie Fletcher (Taggart, Wire in the Blood) and composer Howard Blake (The Snowman) who will be breaking down the adaptation of Stevenson’s work for film and theatre.
Parliament House, Edinburgh / more info
COMEDY: MONKEY BARREL COMEDY FRIDAY SHOW
The Beehive’s regular Friday night comedy slot, offering big laughs from upcoming local comedians as well as established guests, too. This week sees Scots comics Keir McAllister and Gareth Waugh take to the stage.
The Beehive Inn, Edinburgh / more info
EVENT: COWGATE SMURFATHON
With Children in Need scheduled for tonight, what could be more charitable than spending your evening doing your bit covered in blue paint? Edinburgh looks to challenge the world record for the most smurfs gathered in one location (currently held by a massive 2,510 smurf gathering in Swansea) with all entry money raised going to Children in Need. There’s a planned performance by Papa Smurf himself, as well as a speed-dating event for any single smurf and smurfettes out there.
Cowgate, Edinburgh / more info