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

Looking for some romance this Friday night? True Romance is being screened at the Belmont Filmhouse. Picture: Youtube
Looking for some romance this Friday night? True Romance is being screened at the Belmont Filmhouse. Picture: Youtube
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OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening, including True Romance on the big screen and talks on the Scottish music scene.


True Romance is an often overlooked Quentin Tarantino-penned masterpiece. Although he reportedly grown bored of the project before selling the script, Tony Scott brought this truly ramshackle love story to life with wit, style and a blockbuster cast (Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson all featuring in supporting roles). A chance to revisit a true modern classic deservedly back on the big screen.

Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen / more info


Is there a more perfect setting for a silent disco than a library? Lasswade Library is getting into the Book Week Scotland’s theme of transformation, swapping quiet reading for silent raving. Pop in your bookmark and pick up your glowsticks.

Lasswade Library, Midlothian / more info


Following another successful run at the Fringe and various appearances on US television, a more mature Daniel Sloss has taken his latest stand-up hour, Dark, out on the road. The 25-year-old comic will be enrapturing audiences at the Lemon Tree and playing with the idea of what it means to be labelled as a “dark” comedian.

Lemon Tree, Aberdeen / more info


A collaborative effort from Faber Social and Book Week Scotland, Edinburgh’s Summerhall will be host to a night of storytelling and music, diving right into the backstory and secrets of the Scottish music scene with folk musician James Yorkston, radio DJ Vic Galloway and author Richard King.

Summerhall, Edinburgh / more info


Looking for something soothing after a long week at work? The National Portrait Gallery will be open late for budding portrait artists looking for some art therapy. Whether you’re a total novice or a regular Tony Hart, you can pop along and release your creative energy. There’s no fee and all materials are provided.

National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh / more info