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10 things to do in Scotland this week

Massimo Bartolini's at Edinburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery. Picture: PA

Massimo Bartolini's at Edinburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery. Picture: PA

  • by NICK MITCHELL
 

What we’re looking forward to in arts and entertainment this week in Scotland, including music, film, theatre, clubs, art and comedy.

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Theatre: Long Live The Little Knife

Tramway, Glasgow

Thursday - Saturday, 7.30pm, £10

Long Live The Little Knife is a dynamic, absurd and uplifting theatre piece about forgery, castration and blind drunkenness. In this fast-paced, provocative and boisterous caper, site-specific specialist David Leddy locates the audience inside a mess of paint-spattered dustsheets within the pomp and splendour of a former town hall.

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Music: Frightened Rabbit in-stores

Today: HMV, Glasgow, 6pm

Tuesday: HMV, Edinburgh, 6pm

To mark the release of their fourth album Pedestrian Verse, Frightened Rabbit are midway through a tour of some of the nation’s record shops. Get down early if you can to see one of Scotland’s best bands.

Music: Limbo

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Saturday, 8pm, £4-£6

The capital’s music scene has benefited from Limbo’s regularly excellent monthly nights. This time it’s a showcase from newbie DIY label, who bring Edinburgh School For the Deaf and Battery Face to the Voodoo Rooms. Further support comes from The Plastic Animals.

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Club: The House Sound of Chicago with Farley Jackmaster Funk

Friday, 11pm-3am, £10

Max La Cheetah’s, Glasgow

La Cheetah has spent the last few months presenting a bluffer’s guide to Detroit techno, hosting Motor City legends Juan Atkins, Eddie ‘Flashin’ Fowlkes and Keith Tucker in one of Glasgow’s best small venues. Farley Jackmaster Funk, a DJ inextricably linked to Chicago’s halcyon days, offers another valuable – not to mention fun – history lesson.

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Art: Massimo Bartolini

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Until 14 April

Massimo Bartolini is an Italian artist who specialises in large-scale installations and his new exhibition at the Fruitmarket includes one of these: La strada di sotto (The Street Below), coloured lights which are inspired by lights used during street celebrations in Sicily.

Film: Hitchcock

Cinemas nationwide from Friday

Anthony Hopkins plays the visionary horror director in a film which focuses on the making of Psycho, with Hitch feeling a bit insecure because he is no longer the star director he once was. Also starring Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson.

Music: Song By Toad’s Bad Fun

Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Saturday, 7.30pm, £5

Edinburgh’s Song By Toad bangs the drum for the best new music around, whether it’s through the blog, record label, or his regular live nights. This time around Falmouth band The Black Tambourines (not to be confused with Black Tambourine, the 90s US twee pop band) bring their slacker sound to Henry’s, with suitably fuzzy support from two of Glasgow’s most talked-about new bands, Honeyblood and North American War.

Comedy: Wicked Wenches

Tuesday: The Stand, Edinburgh, 8.30pm, £6

Wednesday: The Stand, Glasgow, 8.30pm, £6

Susan Calman hosts this monthly all female stand-up show. This week the guest rib-ticklers in Edinburgh are Marian Pashley, JoJo Sutherland, Elizabeth Hotson and Wendy Grubb, and in Glasgow Viv Gee replaces Sutherland.

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Theatre: And All Because the Lady Loves a Right Guid Gab

Dundee Rep Theatre

Saturday, 7.30pm, £17

And All Because the Lady Loves a Right Guid Gab’ sees things looking rosy in Ella Baxter’s world. Her and Sawndy are fair looking forward to a trip up the Highlands for a wedding. Aye, everything’s looking braw until Fife’s top gossip Babs White bursts in with some big news.

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Classical: Jon Kimura Parker: An American Festival - I

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Saturday, 7.30pm, £11.50 - £35

Peter Oundjian lights the blue touchpaper, and pianist Jon Kimura Parker makes sure things go with a swing. Don’t miss the first of two concerts dedicated to the stars and stripes.

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