OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening
MUSIC: THE WAILERS
Reggae legends The Wailers will be bringing high spirits and a taste of the Carribean to Glasgow tonight. The former backing band of the much-loved Bob Marley, led by Aston ‘Familyman’ Barrett, will be performing album Legend in its entirety. The band have sold over 250 million records worldwide, and some of their most famous singles – Could You Be Loved, Get Up, Stand Up and Buffalo – Soldier becoming iconic around the globe.
O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, £22
Tangerine is an unconventional film by Sean Baker – and that’s not just because it was shot entirely on an Apple iPhone 5. The film follows trans sex worker Sin-Dee Rella after she is released from a 28-day stint in prison on Christmas Eve to discover her pimp boyfriend has found someone else. Alongside her best friend, she then embarks on a rampage of revenge across downtown Los Angeles. Tangerine represents a major leap for transgender people on the big screen.
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, £8.50
THEATRE: A PLAY, A PIE AND A PINT: THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE
By David Leddy, The Course of Love is a “tale of caution, courage and Cleo Laine.” A couple running a failing charity, Celia and Oliver must decide, in just 30 minutes, whether to accept a risky proposal by a powerful politician. It’s a great premise for any play, and at A Play, A Pie and A Pint the pace is guaranteed to be snappy.
The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen, £12.50
SCREENING: THE UNSEEN COSMOS
As part of the David Elder lecture series, Dr Bernie Fanaroff, the director of the Square Kilometre Array, takes ticket holders on a tour of our “radio universe” using the Glasgow Science Centre’s state-of-the-art digital planetarium. Allowing astronomers to probe distant galaxies, black holes, rapidly-spinning pulsars, and even the beginning of the universe itself, the event intends to demonstrate how radio waves will further our understanding of what’s beyond our world.
Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, £5
EXHIBITION: DAVID MARTIN: BREAKING SPACES
Breaking Spaces brings together two themes of David Martin’s figure painting, exploring themes taken from time spent in Indonesia and “fragmented industrial landscapes.” Included in the exhibition is seven metre-high painting completed in St Andrews Square in August.
Open Eye Gallery, 34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, free