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

Irivine Welsh promises the return of 'Franco' at tonight's Neu! Reekie Christmas event.

Irivine Welsh promises the return of 'Franco' at tonight's Neu! Reekie Christmas event.

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OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening, including Dundee indie rockers, Irvine Welsh and Mean Girls.

FILM: WATCH & WOLF: MEAN GIRLS

The Filmhouse teams up with Watch & Wolf for a truly sensory screening of cult classic Mean Girls. The premise behind W&W’s experiential screenings is that the audience eats and drinks along with the drama. Patrons are given a box of numbered foodie samples (and cocktails too) in which they can consume when given the signal at key points in the movie. A cinematic experience like no other.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh / more info

EVENT: NEU! REEKIE! #XMASKRACKER

Arts collective Neu! Reekie! round off a successful year with their #XmasKracker at Edinburgh’s often overlooked Central Hall. There will be animation, live music, poetry and one-off readings - including a new work from Irvine Welsh.

Central Hall, Edinburgh / more info

MUSIC: THE VIEW

Indie rockers The View return to where it all began this evening with a show at Dundee’s Caird Hall. Following the release of their latest album The Ropewalk (produced by The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond. Jr) back in September, the band will be bringing a mixture of new sounds and old favourites along with them.

Caird Hall, Dundee / more info

THEATRE: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Based on the hit 90s movie, Priscillla Queen of the Desert pulls the battered bus into the Edinburgh Playhouse this evening. Expect garish costumes, a soundtrack of ‘Boogie Wonderland’ and ‘I Will Survive’ and Jason Donovan as a pantomime dame with a difference.

Playhouse, Edinburgh / more info

ART: RRAAF FUND LAUNCH EVENT

The Radical Renewable Art + Activism Fund (RRAFF) is a project looking to create a ‘no strings attached’ grant scheme - funding new exciting art projects harnessing the power of wind turbines. Intrigued? You can find out more about their aims and ambitions from Ellie Harrison and Georgy Davis of Community Energy Scotland at the launch event this evening.

CCA, Glasgow / more info

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