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

Get ready for some serious nostalgia with Whitesnake in Glasgow. Picture: Getty
Get ready for some serious nostalgia with Whitesnake in Glasgow. Picture: Getty
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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 art collectives, festive theatre and hair metal.

MUSIC: DEF LEPPARD & WHITESNAKE

Pick out your best bleached denim and apply some extra hairspray to your perm - 80s rockers Def Leppard and Whitesnake bring their joint tour to the SSE Hydro this evening, expect a mixture of big power ballads and face-melting guitar solos.

SSE Hydro, Glasgow / more info

THEATRE: TRACKS OF THE WINTER BEAR

Edinburgh’s new writing theatre got their festive programme underway yesterday, with a double bill of short plays by Rona Munro and Stephen Greenhorn - focusing on the themes of love and arctic carnivores.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh / more info

FILM: ANYWHERE THE BUT THE CITIES TOUR - THE FILM UNVEILING

Arts collective Neu Reekie will be screening the film of their recent ‘Anywhere But the Cities’ tour - which saw them art, music and poetry events across Scotland. As well as the film screening, there will also be live performances from some of the acts involved and an afterparty at Summerhall’s on-site pub The Royal Dick.

Summerhall, Edinburgh / more info

EVENT: MEET THE SCULPTOR ALAN BEATTIE HERRIOT MRBS

Scots sculptor Alan Beattie Herriot MRBS will be at the Scottish National Gallery this evening, to discuss his work and focus on his recent adaptation of a painting of Reverend Walker skating across the ice.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh / more info

COMEDY: THE THURSDAY CLUB

The Stand’s weekly Thursday comedy night will be playing host to four talented acts of the stand-up scene. This week boasts the comedy prowess of Carl Donnelly, who has been twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award.

The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh / more info