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

OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening, including The Big Blue and Botanic Lights.
Jean Reno stars in 'The Big Blue', screened tonight at the DCA. Picture: YoutubeJean Reno stars in 'The Big Blue', screened tonight at the DCA. Picture: Youtube
Jean Reno stars in 'The Big Blue', screened tonight at the DCA. Picture: Youtube


Looking for a live act that packs a punch? Los Angeles skate punks FIDLAR offer high energy distorted garage rock on their records and in their live shows, too. Having recently released their second studio album, the four-piece will be rocking Sauchiehall Street this evening.

The Garage, Glasgow / more info


A night of all things craft beer from one of the biggest names in the hop revolution. Scottish brewers Brewdog will be at the Edinburgh Filmhouse tonight for a screening of the 2014 film Craft, a Canadian documentary on the independent craft beer scene. This will be followed by a Q&A session with some of the country’s biggest names in beer including Brewdog, Pilot and Tempest. Screening tickets also include a free goodie bag and a can of Punk IPA. Cheers!

FIlmhouse, Edinburgh / more info


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Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden gets a glowing makeover for the festive season. Using 3D projections and lasers inspired by the natural elements, this lights show shines an eery spotlight on the garden’s wildlife. A spectacular outdoor event for all the family.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh / more info


Luc Besson’s directorial debut is tonight’s offering from across the Channel, as part of the French Film Festival. The 10-day event puts the country’s cinematic classics (such as The Big Blue) alongside new and exciting releases (Emmanuelle Bercot’s La tête haute). Those familiar with Besson’s cinematic style from the likes of Leon and The Fifth Element should take the chance to revisit a classic on the silver screen.

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee / more info


Ever wondered how a theatre show evolves from the original idea? Scotland’s new writing theatre gives you a sneak peek with this theatre showcase. Four companies will previewing their latest projects still very much in the development stages, offering an insightful window into the creative process.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh / more info