MUSIC: PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT
They’re a perfect ten... the vocal partnership behind The Beautiful South have reformed after over a decade apart, and are now touring new material from their 2014 album What Have We Become? and the upcoming record Wisdom, Laughter and Lines, as well as smattering of hits from their quirky pop back catalogue.
Grand Hall, Kilmarnock / more info
FILM: THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION
Belmont Filmhouse will be screening an acclaimed documentary by Stanley Nelson examining the Black Panther political movement in 1960s America. Featuring interviews with those directly involved in the movement itself as well as reels of insightful archive footage, Vanguard Of The Revolution offers its audience a front-row seat of the fraught racial tensions of that period.
Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen / more info
EVENT: SUMMERHALL BEER FESTIVALE
Edinburgh’s creative hub celebrates the upcoming Christmas season with lashings of booze at their third annual winter beer festival. The event will welcome a number local brewers including Williams Brothers, Barney’s and Pickering’s Gin, all accompanied by food stalls and live DJs, too.
Summerhall, Edinburgh / more info
COMEDY: THE FRIDAY SHOW
The Stand Comedy clubs continues its end-of-the-week tradition of providing five stellar stand-ups for your side-splitting pleasure. This week sees Canadian comic (and Edinburgh dweller) Tom Stade bring his slurry comedy stylings to the West for an evening of laughs.
The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow / more info
THEATRE: THE GREAT GATSBY
You’ve seen it on the big screen and read the F Scott Fitzgerald novel (well, it’s on your bookshelf) – now Blackeyed Theatre is looking to immerse you in America’s ‘Roaring Twenties’ through an innovative stage adaptation, mixing Fitzgerald’s original with live music harking back to the ‘Jazz Age’.
Dundee Rep, Dundee / more info