OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the best cultural and entertainment events taking place across Scotland
MUSIC: START STATIC
For those looking to get behind the local music scene, alternative rockers Start Static will be playing at the iconic King Tuts Wah Wah Hut tonight. The Glasgow-based band will launching their new album ‘Arguments’ in their native city are sure to attract an audience looking to jump around and wail along.
King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow / more info
THEATRE: WHAT GOES AROUND
Writer Liz Lochhead’s latest play debuts at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre this evening. When an actor and an actress meet for the first time before rehearsals on a classic play, they go for a drink to break the ice and their chemistry takes over. An intriguing and funny piece of theatre that wrestles with sex, consequences and connections.
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh / more info
EXHIBITION: POLAR TWINS
If you’re lucky enough to finish work early on a Friday, then you can check out this cross-culture exhibition from Leith Late. Polar Twins is part of the City Link Festival and is a showcase of work from both Edinburgh and Copenhagen, including pieces from Scottish artists including Jessica Harrison and Rabiya Choudhry. It’s also a chance to peruse around the newly opened Biscuit Factory, a venue space vying to become one of the Capital’s top creative hubs.
Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh / more info
COMEDY: KEVIN BRIDGES
The local boy returns. The Clydebank-born funny man is set to play the SSE Hydro tonight to a sold-out audience as part of his ‘A Whole Different Story…’ tour. With his natural wit spilling out his storytelling, it’s no wonder that Bridges is developing into a stand-up comedy phenom and a beloved performer.
SSE Hydro, Glasgow / more info
Part of the Take One Action! Film Festival, this revealing documentary delves into the corridors of power in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe as two politically opposing parties look to draft a new constitution. Director Camilla Nielsson brings the story down to two party officials, offering a intriguing snapshot into a truly damaged political system.
Filmhouse, Edinburgh / more info