OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening
FILM: Peggy Guggenheim, Art Addict
Tonight is one of your last opportunities to catch Peggy Guggenheim, Art Addict, a critically acclaimed documentary about the American art collector and socialite.
Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, the film gathers a diverse range of interviewees and pools together anecdotes of her love for art and her complex personal history.
Peggy Guggenheim, Art Addict is Vreeland’s follow-up to her debut documentary, which centered around another icon, Dina Vreeland, the director’s husband’s grandmother. This portrait of the equally emblematic Guggenheim promises to be just as fascinating.
Amid a wealth of new material and old archive footage, a rediscovered interview with Guggenheim, which had previously been thought lost, has found its way onto the film. Vreeland found it in a shoebox.
Edinburgh Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, £10.00
COMEDY: Comedian Rap Battle
The Wee Man, the Buckfast-swigging alter-ego of comedian Neil Bratchpiece, hosts an event at The Stand that mixes stand-up with rap battles, the latter of which was popularised by the 2002 film 8 Mile. The premise is simple: a comedian faces off with a rapper, and the two trade insults until one is declared the winner.
The show, which debuted at the Fringe in 2013 and has earned five-star reviews, has previously invited Mark Watson, Carl Donnelly and Daniel Sloss to perform. There are a few examples already available on YouTube, and the striking thing about these clips is just how un-Americanised the comedy is despite its format.
The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, £6
THEATRE: Sound of Music
Based on the true story of the Von Trapp family in the lead up to the beginning of WWII, this classic musical gets another airing at the Playhouse.
The brand new staging portrays one of the world’s most famous singing families in their search for happiness and freedom as their home country of Austria becomes part of the Third Reich.
Featuring some of the most-loved songs in musical theatre, performed by a cast including Lucy O’Byrne – who found success on BBC One talent show The Voice – this is a fast-paced and impressive production of an old favourite.
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Lane, Until January 9, £13.40 – £48.90