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Cocktails In The City

The cocktail festival heads to Edinburgh for one night only with fifteen of the city's bars showcasing their mad skills and cocktail flair. Demonstrations include 'Cocktail Making at Home', 'Sours, Punches & Flips' and 'Cocktails in the US of A'. There's also DJs, food and complimentary makeovers from Harvey Nichols.

Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

£10 / 0131 555 8475

Ticket price includes a free cocktail and a cocktail book

Southside Street Food Showdown

A pop-up restaurant in the Glad Café, featuring Indian food from Babu Bombay Street Kitchen and Malaysian food from Beep Beep Tuk Tuk.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Fri 7 Nov

£5 to book your place; remaining £15 to be paid in cash on the night / 0141 636 6119

Sat 8 Nov

£5 to book your place; remaining £15 to be paid in cash on the night / 0141 636 6119

Calorie Neutral Restaurant

Steam cooker supplier Miele and restaurant The Sisters join forces to host two sittings at Scotland's first calories-neutral restaurant. Free tickets are limited to two per person. To apply, email your name, the name of your plus one, your contact details and preferred sitting.

The Sisters Kelvingrove, Glasgow

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 0141 564 1157

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sat 29 Nov

£42 / 0131 556 6040

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Fri 24 Oct

£57 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 25 Oct

£57 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 26 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 118 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

Derby Assembly Rooms

Tue 16 Dec

£47.50 / 0131 556 6040

Wed 17 Dec

£47.50 / 0131 556 6040

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Glasgow Gin Club

Gin tasting hosted by Glasgow first Gin Club, the first of many we hope. Try four different gins; The Botanist, Strathearn Heather Rose, Caorunn and London No.3; and learn a little about each one.

The Hidden Lane Tearoom, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

£12.96 / 0141 237 4391

OktoberWEST

Running since 2006, this year's Oktoberfest celebration at the brewery promises to be bigger and better than ever. Food, music, beer! Booking is essential.

WEST Brewery, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

£22.95 includes two-course Bavarian traditional dinner / 0141 550 0135

Gin and Producer Taster Events

Meet the producers, sample their wares and stock up on mother's ruin.

Cranachan and Crowdie, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0131 556 7194

Pickering’s Gin and Dunkeld Smoked Salmon Part of Edinburgh Restaurant Festival.

House Of Peroni, London WC2A

Fri 24 Oct

Free

Fri 31 Oct

Free

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Sat 25 Oct

£24 / 023 9273 7370

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The Experimental Burger Society

An experimental cookery night, where guests are involved in creating (and eating) burgers using a range of exotic meats, such as alligator, kangaroo and zebra.

BOBO Social, London W1T

Mon 27 Oct

£25

The price includes a welcome drink, a lesson with the head chef and a bespoke burger.

Mon 3 Nov

£25

The price includes a welcome drink, a lesson with the head chef and a bespoke burger.

Mon 10 Nov

£25

The price includes a welcome drink, a lesson with the head chef and a bespoke burger.

…and 3 more dates until 1 Dec

Facade

Enjoy a three course meal served by Crashmat Collective while they simultaneously perform circus acts around you. Contains strong language and adult references. Ages 16+.

The Albany, London SE8

Thu 13 Nov

£25 inc meal / 020 8692 4446

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Facade The Albany, London

Fri 14 Nov

£25 inc meal / 020 8692 4446

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Facade The Albany, London

Artsdepot, London N12

Thu 20 Nov

Pentland Theatre

£45 includes a 3-course meal / 020 8369 5454

  • 19:30 Facade Artsdepot, London

Fri 21 Nov

Pentland Theatre

£45 includes a 3-course meal / 020 8369 5454

  • 19:30 Facade Artsdepot, London

Sat 22 Nov

Pentland Theatre

£45 includes a 3-course meal / 020 8369 5454

  • 19:30 Facade Artsdepot, London

Ubiquitous Chip Whisky Club

To celebrate Whisky Month, the Chip launches its own whisky club, exploring different regions of the country each time, with four drams plus nibbles to match.

Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow

Thu 6 Nov

£15 / 0141 334 5007

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£15 / 0141 334 5007

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£15 / 0141 334 5007

Ja Ja Ja Festival 2014

Ja Ja Ja Festival - London's celebration of the best Nordic music, food and video! Now in it's second year Ja Ja Ja Festival is, quite simple, the closest UK audiences can get to that famed Nordic cool without reaching for their passport.

Queen Mary University Of London, E1

Thu 13 Nov

£40 3-day pass; £10 club shows: 13 & 14 Nov; £25–£30 Nov 15: all day / 020 7882 5555

Fri 14 Nov

£40 3-day pass; £10 club shows: 13 & 14 Nov; £25–£30 Nov 15: all day / 020 7882 5555

Man Cave Wednesdays

A mix of sports and 'man films' on the big screen plus a £5 Thai chicken curry and pint of draft Heineken deal.

Mother's, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 07881 367771

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 07881 367771

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 07881 367771

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The Midnight Apothecary Bonfire Night Special

A Bonfire Night special of the regular Midnight Apothecary events, featuring hot gourmet food, a traditional bonfire and sparklers, of course. Booking is essential.

The Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (Children free) / 07917 548475

Murder At The Manor

Calling all super sleuths: Gothic villa Strawberry Hill will set the scene for a traditional Agatha Christie style murder set in the 1930s. Don your flapper wear and test your detective skills over a delicious 3 course dinner to discover whodunnit.

Strawberry Hill, Twickenham

Sat 25 Oct

£75 / 020 8744 3124

Unlimito Tuesdays

Do you have the appetite and skill to be crowned the new Capetian Unlimito? Each Tuesday Bunga Bunga host the Captain Unlimito Challenge to see if anyone can set a new time record for consuming a metre long pizza. Winners get a £100 bar tab on the night, a coveted 'I AM CAPTAIN UNLIMITO' t-shirt, their name on the leader…

Bunga Bunga, London SW11

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 020 7095 0360

For launch night Bunga Bunga are offering 20 people a complimentary chance to become Captain Unlimito – all they need to do is bring four friends to support them on the night. Book your place in advance on 020 7095 0360 or by emailing ciao@bungabunga-london.com.

£15 per person for unlimited pizza / 020 7095 0360

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 020 7095 0360

For launch night Bunga Bunga are offering 20 people a complimentary chance to become Captain Unlimito – all they need to do is bring four friends to support them on the night. Book your place in advance on 020 7095 0360 or by emailing ciao@bungabunga-london.com.

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 020 7095 0360

For launch night Bunga Bunga are offering 20 people a complimentary chance to become Captain Unlimito – all they need to do is bring four friends to support them on the night. Book your place in advance on 020 7095 0360 or by emailing ciao@bungabunga-london.com.

…and 334 more dates until 23 Sep 2015

15 Years at Gamba Anniversary Dinner

Gamba are marking 15 years of business with an anniversary dinner featuring some foodie favourites. Proceeds from the evening are going to the Fisherman's Mission charity.

Gamba, Glasgow

Tue 28 Oct

£40 / 0141 572 0899

Auchentoshan Whisky Combines Art And Music To Put On A “Doodle - A - Palooza”

Join the Single Malt Scotch Whisky as it celebrates the launch of American Oak with a party to remember.

The Old Shoreditch Underground, London E1

Tue 21 Oct

Free

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BenePink Ladies Event with Benefit Make Up

A night of pink cocktails, mini makeovers from Benefit and some tasty menu items to munch on, with all proceeds going to the Caron Keating Foundation, which helps cancer charities across the country.

Hard Rock Café, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Oct

£15 / 0131 260 3000

Part of PINKTOBER®.

Blame Montezuma!

Calling all addicts of chocolate, poetry or both – Blame Montezuma! is the scrumptious new book of 'choc-lit' poems from Fife-based HappenStance Press. They’ve got together with Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier and Zest Juicing & Coffee Bar to cook up a feast of an event, where poet and publisher Helena Nelson will…

Zest, St Andrews

Thu 27 Nov

Free

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Brandon Street Night Market

Brandon Street Night Market is a monthly celebration of street food, drink, live art and music, taking place in the cultural hub of Leeds - Canal Mills.

Canal Mills, Leeds

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0113 200 2780

Cabaret Voltaire

Bojangles presents a slice of West End glamour featuring illusions, comedy, drama and more. With meal and cocktails on arrival.

Bojangles Brasserie, London E4

Sat 25 Oct

£10 for show only; £32.50–£37.25 for 2 or 3 course meal with cocktails / 020 8529 8181

Sat 1 Nov

£10 for show only; £32.50–£37.25 for 2 or 3 course meal with cocktails / 020 8529 8181

Sat 8 Nov

£10 for show only; £32.50–£37.25 for 2 or 3 course meal with cocktails / 020 8529 8181

…and 4 more dates until 6 Dec

Christmas Cocktail Masterclass

Watch a pro whip up six cocktails, each using a different spirit as base, then take your new knowledge back to the Christmas party circuit. Ages 18+.

The Dining Room, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£40 / 0131 220 2044

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