What’s on: Five things to do in Edinburgh 19/7/2012
Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey in a revealing new film, the Scottish Jazz Awards come to town, plus comedy, live music and clubbing.
1 FILM: MAGIC MIKE (15)
Adam (Alex Pettyfer) lives in Tampa Bay with his sister Brooke (Cody Horn). He lands a temporary construction job alongside nice guy Mike (Channing Tatum) but on his very first day, Adam is sacked. As he roams the town, Adam crosses paths again with Mike who introduces him to the local male nude revue bar, where delirious women thrust dollar bills into the underwear of gym-toned Adonises. It transpires that Mike is the club’s star turn and earns big bucks alongside fellow dancers Ken (Matt Bomer), Richie (Joe Manganiello), Tarzan (Kevin Nash) and Tito (Adam Rodriguez) under the watchful eye of manager Dallas (Matthew McConaughey). A mishap affords Adam a chance to perform on stage and under his new moniker of The Kid, he becomes a firm favourite of the female clientele. But he finds that adulation comes at a price.
General release, various cinemas, times and prices
2 COMEDY: THE THURSDAY SHOW
A two-hour, five act stand-up showcase featuring ace comperes, the best headliners on the circuit, several support acts and a short spot for a newcomer. With Pierre Hollins, Dave Longley, Antony Murray and host Scott Agnew.
The Stand, York Place, 7.30pm, £8 (£7), 0131-558 7272
3 JAZZ: SCOTTISH JAZZ AWARDS
Celebrate with the winners and enjoy performances by specially-invited guests.
The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 7.30pm, £15 (£10), 0131-668 2019
4 MUSIC: MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKENDER
Four days of music, with 32 acts including Caro Bridges, Billy Liar and Aaron Wright.
The Ale House, Clerk Street, 6pm, free, 0131-629 0275
5 CLUB: INDIGO
Everything an indie-lover could possibly want.
Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 10.30pm, £3 , 0131-225 2564
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Sunday 19 May 2013
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