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Wham!'s Last Christmas

Christmas club night dedicated to 'Last Christmas' by Wham! There's Christmas cocktails, festive jumpers and a Wham! tribute act on launch night.

Maggie's, London SW10

Thu 4 Dec

£15 / 020 7352 8512

Thu 11 Dec

£15 / 020 7352 8512

Thu 18 Dec

£15 / 020 7352 8512

Hot Dub Time Machine. Best. Party. Ever.

An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Wed 10 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Thu 11 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Fri 12 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 5 more dates until 17 Dec

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Sands Centre, Carlisle

Wed 3 Dec

£64.75 / 01228 633766

  • 02:30 (Thursday morning) Wicked Sands Centre, Carlisle

The Caves Edinburgh Hogmanay Party

Bring in 2015 in one of the city's most unique clubbing venues. Expect a ceilidh, choons old and new, and bags of fun to welcome in the new year.

The Caves, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£16.87 / 0131 557 8989

Hogmanay Ceilidh

Ceilidh into the new year with live music from Willie Fraser with caller Ken Gourlay. No stilettos or high heels, please!

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£25 / 0131 339 5374

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A:M

Promising 'the naughtiest party for the dirtiest boyz', there's an amateur strip contest, giveaways, gogo dancers and the intriguingly named 'Scally Alley'.

Fire, London SW8

Fri 28 Nov

£7–£12 / 020 3242 0040

  • 23:00 – 11:00 A:M Fire, London

Fri 5 Dec

£7–£12 / 020 3242 0040

  • 23:00 – 11:00 A:M Fire, London

Fri 12 Dec

£7–£12 / 020 3242 0040

  • 23:00 – 11:00 A:M Fire, London
…and 36 more dates until 21 Aug 2015

Big Wednesday

DJs Dave Southam, Gav Jones, Jimmy Gibson and Elison play indie, garage rock, soul and retro classics across two rooms.

Snobs, Birmingham

Wed 26 Nov

£4 / 0121 643 5551

Treasure Island

Classic swashbuckling panto action starring Johnny Mac, Stephen Purdon and Michelle McManus.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 13 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 20 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 27 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Grotto Outre

Hidden amongst the winter festivities and Christmas cheer this November, London's first 18+ Grotto is set to host the most outlandish and mind blowing Christmas experience. Launching November 26th at Red Gallery, Grotto Outre is not to be missed.

Red Gallery, London EC2A

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£35 / 020 7729 8080

Sat 6 Dec

£10–£35 / 020 7729 8080

Sat 13 Dec

£10–£35 / 020 7729 8080

Sat 20 Dec

£10–£35 / 020 7729 8080

Strobe

House, big room and electro in the main room; chilled-out sounds in the UV room; Instagram opportunities in the Photobooth room and cocktails in the Mixology room.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

Free before midnight / 0131 226 4224

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Strobe Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Free before midnight / 0131 226 4224

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Strobe Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Dec

Free before midnight / 0131 226 4224

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Strobe Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free before midnight / 0131 226 4224

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Strobe Electric Circus, Edinburgh
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Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, Balkan rakija brandy tasting and a live jam session.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (£9)

Mystere de l'est guest.

Studio 24, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 3758

Mystere de l'est make their Scottish debut.

Coalition

Drum & bass, breaks, dubstep, techno and electro from the resident team every week.

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

£5 (Members free) / 0131 225 1757

Sun 7 Dec

£5 (Members free) / 0131 225 1757

Mon 8 Dec

£5 (Members free) / 0131 225 1757

…and 55 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug 2015

Vegas! Grand Hogmanay Ball

The Vegas team return to host another Hogmanay party. Expect showgirls, big band tunes, swing, easy listening, cabaret and burlesque featuring all the usual glamorous shenanigans plus The Soul Foundation, Missy Malone, Gypsy Charms and the Vegas Revue.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£28.12 / 0131 556 7060

Ceilidh at Christmas

Traditional Scots ceilidh dance with live music form the Robert Fish Band.

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

Over-18s only

£13.50 / 0844 693 3008

Fri 5 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 693 3008

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Circus Lates

Monthly night in which the EC chucks its doors open to cover bands, guest DJs, karaoke lovers, Rock Band and Guitar Hero freaks, plus there's photobooths, dance mats, cocktail-mixing classes and more free popcorn than you know what to do with.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

Free before midnight; £5 after / 0131 226 4224

Fri 26 Dec

Free before midnight; £5 after / 0131 226 4224

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Free before midnight; £5 after / 0131 226 4224

…and 11 more dates until 25 Dec 2015

Cookie

Wednesday night cheesy pop and indie.

The Hive, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0131 556 0444

  • 22:00 – 03:00 Cookie The Hive, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 0131 556 0444

  • 22:00 – 03:00 Cookie The Hive, Edinburgh

Wed 10 Dec

Free / 0131 556 0444

  • 22:00 – 03:00 Cookie The Hive, Edinburgh
…and 6 more dates until 4 Feb 2015

Dark Room

The hardest and darkest Psytrance ceremony.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Jan 2015

0131 629 4101

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Dark Room Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

New Years Eve Motown And Northern Soul All Nighter

New Years Eve Motown and Northern Soul All Nighter. 10 DJs. Very best of Wigan Casino and all the great clubs past and present.

Kings Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Wed 31 Dec

£10 / 01909 515 150

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£10 / 01909 515 150

Acoustic Alchemy

About to celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2010, triple Grammy nominated transatlantic super group Acoustic Alchemy returns for their traditional slice of Christmas Pizza. Featuring tunes from their 18 album catalogue they will play 17 shows from December 10th to 23rd and return on the 31st of December for a New Years…

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London W1D

Sat 13 Dec

£28 / 020 7437 9595

Fri 19 Dec

£28 / 020 7437 9595

Sat 20 Dec

£28 / 020 7437 9595

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Hot Mess

Queer dance party where the focus is on the music, which is a heady mix of pop classics, obscure synthwave, house, techno and disco from the safe hands of DJ Simonotron.

The Annexe at the Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£4 before 11.30pm; £6 after / 0131 225 2564

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Hot Mess The Annexe at the Liquid Room, Edinburgh

The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Sat 13 Dec

£6 / 0141 357 7246

  • 22:00 – 02:00 Hot Mess The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Marcus Bonfanti

Fast-rising blues singer and guitarist from London with a Tom Waits rasp and beautiful, beautiful hair.

The Charles Holden, London SW19

Sat 20 Dec

Phone for prices

Shinw34/029 Shindig Presents Viva Warriors

House and techno courtesy of Steve Lawler, Nick Curly and Denney.

Hoults Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 29 Nov

Phone for availability / 0191 265 4282

Spoony's House

DJ Spoony plays house, garage, funk and disco.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Fri 28 Nov

£10 / 0844 847 2514

Fri 26 Dec

£10 / 0844 847 2514

ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.

Boisdales Of Canary Wharf, London E14

Wed 31 Dec

£110–£185 / 020 7715 5818

  • 21:30 ABBA Mania Boisdales Of Canary Wharf, London
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