Our daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening, with theatre performances, concerts and festive events from all across Scotland
FILM: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947 VERSION)
Enjoy this 1947 classic on the world’s biggest mobile LED screen within the fairy-lit forest surroundings of Loch Lomond Shores. Other festive favourites shown on the run up to Christmas have been Elf, It’s A Wonderlife Life, Home Alone and The Muppets Christmas Carol. Tonight is the last chance to enjoy this old school feel-good fest under the stars.
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, 8.30pm, £26 per car
FESTIVE: CHRISTMAS CROONERS – ‘BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE’
Now in its tenth year, Christmas Crooners is packed with Christmas songs from the likes of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Other festive favourites include solo performances of I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus and Rocking Around the Christmas Tree. A selection of West End singers and a jazz band will perform classics like Chestnuts Roasting, Little Drummer Boy, and Deck the Halls. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit?
Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes, £17.50
GIG: RODDY WOOMBLE’S CHRISTMAS HOOTENANNY
Roddy Woomble, frontman of Scottish miserablists Idlewild, is hosting a festive takeover at Glasgow’s Hug and Pint. This quirky and cosy bar is home to many intimate indie get-togethers in Glasgow and tonight will be up there with the best of them. Roddy and his band will play a selection of songs from his solo album, some Idlewild classics and Christmas hits in his own inimitable style. Support comes in the form of Isle of Mull singer-songwriter Sorren Maclean.
Hug and Pint, Glasgow, £14
THEATRE: TRACKS OF THE WINTER BEAR
“A seasonal tale of lovers, loners and carnivores,” is how this double bill of short plays by Traverse Theatre alumni Rona Munro and Stephen Greenhorn is described. With an ensemble company and vibrant musical score, Tracks of the Winter Bear provides a perfect alternative December evening if you’re all panto’d out. Directed by Orla O’Loughlin and Zinnie Harris.
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, £18
MUSICAL: JERSEY BOYS
Critically acclaimed musical jersey Boys tells the now infamous tale of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and their rise to stardom. Featuring the music of one of the most successful bands in pop history, Jersey Boys features hit after hit – many of which you’ll know but may have no idea that it was the Four Seasons that wrote them.
Theatre Royal, Glasgow, from £17.90