OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening, including Scottish musicians, cinematic classics and poetry evenings.
MUSIC: JAMES YORKSTON, THE PICTISH TRAIL & WITHERED HAND
The kind of collaborative evening of talent which can go on to spawn supergroups, three of Scotland’s finest touring folk musicians have come together for one suitably relaxed show. Dan Willson (Withered Hand), Johnny Lynch (Pictish Trail) and James Yorkston describe the show as being “a laugh and a blether” and there’s sure to be a great sense of on-stage camaraderie from the three artists, who will be jamming in and out of each other’s back catalogues over the two hour session.
The Lemon Tree, West North Street, Aberdeen, £16.50
EVENT: RALLY & BROAD: THE HANGOVER SPECIAL
Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum have created something of a cultural institution in Edinburgh. Over the last four years, their Rally & Broad nights of poetry, performance and cabaret have moved from a leftfield event into a fully-fledged scene, attracting not only the city’s best acts but UK-wide talent too. January’s ‘Hangover Special’ is an intriguing set-up, set across two floors of The Bongo Club - with audiences divided into two before meeting in the final third section. Special guests include multi-instrumentalist and spoken-word artist Be Chartotte as well as award-winning American poet Ryan Van Winkle.
The Bongo Club, Cowgate, Edinburgh, £5
For fans of a bygone era of silver screen, a trip to the DCA may be the best way to spend your Friday night. Whilst much of the current multiplex offerings are currently pushing their Academy award nominations, William Wyler’s 1930s tale of a marriage in disarray was nominated for a staggering seven Oscars and picked up the award for ‘Best Art Direction’. Dodworth’s lasting appeal has far outstretched the initial critical acclaim however, recognised by the American National Film Registry in 1990 as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and being named in Time’s top 100 movies of past 80 years in 2005. A chance to bask in the glow of true cinematic royalty.
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Nethergate, Dundee, £7.20