1 FILM: THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT (15)
San Francisco sous chef Tom (Jason Segel) meets psychology graduate Violet (Emily Blunt) at a Make Your Own Superhero party. On their one-year anniversary, he nervously pops the question with help from his best friend Alex (Chris Pratt). Tom’s parents Pete (David Paymer) and Carol (Mimi Kennedy), and Violet’s mother Sylvia (Jacki Weaver) are thrilled and at the subsequent engage-ment party, bed-hopping ladies’ man Alex has an encounter with Violet’s emotionally volatile sister, Suzie (Alison Brie), that he will never forget. Soon after, Violet secures a doctoral position at Michigan University, studying under Professor Winton Childs (Rhys Ifans), and Tom selflessly sacrifices his career to follow her to the frozen Midwest. However, the move puts the relationship under intolerable strain and Tom and Violet contemplate breaking off the engagement to pursue their career ambitions in separate states.
General release, various cinemas, times and prices
2 COMEDY: THE SATURDAY SHOW
With The Rev Obadiah Steppenwolf III, John Scott, Davey Connor, Adam Mitchell and host Scott Agnew.
The Stand, York Place, 9pm, £15, 0131-558 7272
3 MUSICAL: Oliver!
Lionel Bart’s musical take on Dickens’ classic transfers to Scotland, featuring Brian Conley as Fagin.
Edinburgh Playhouse, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £21.50–£55.50, 0844-871 3014
4 CLUB: Propaganda
Claiming to be the UK’s biggest indie night, Propaganda will doubtless rake in the Converse-and-cardigan mob.
HMV Picturehouse, Lothian Road, 11pm, £5, 0844 847 1740
5 MUSIC: Camii Sinclair
Humour, serious songs and silly behaviour from the off-the-wall comedian and singer/songwriter, plus local comedians and musician guests.
The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 6pm, free, 0131-220 4298