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The Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

Once again The Frog and Pressure pool their resources to bring you the Riverside Festival. The line-up on Sat includes 2ManyDJs, Vitalic (live), Pan-Pot, Slam, Tiga, Matthew Dear, Derrick May, Felix da Housecat and Andrew Weatherall. Sun features Jamie Jones, Laurent Garnier. Visonquest, DJ Sneak bank-to-back with…

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 3 May

Weekend ticket £55; day ticket £30 / 0141 287 2660

Sun 4 May

Weekend ticket £55; day ticket £30 / 0141 287 2660

Xplicit

Drum & bass, dubstep and other bassy beats.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Thu 22 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Too Many Penguins?

Frozen Charlotte Productions and macrobert present a show that packs fun, laughs, entertainment and penguins into the mix. Suitable for ages 1–4.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sun 4 May

£5.50 (£4.50) / 01592 583302

  • 13:00
  • 15:00

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 11 May

£5.50 (£4.50) / 01383 602302

  • 11:30
  • 13:30

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sun 25 May

Phone for prices / 01933 270007

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

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The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.

Aboyne Academy

Fri 16 May

£4.50 / 01339 887722

  • 13:30

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Thu 22 May

£5–£7 / 01475 723723

  • 13:30
  • 19:00

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Tue 13 May

£6 (£4.50) / 01383 602302

  • 13:30

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Invisible Empire

Ensemble physical theatre that blends movement, sound, text and song to explore what lies behind extreme acts of resistance. Inspired by real events such as the Gunpowder Plot and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Company of Wolves presents. Booking is essential.

Platform, Glasgow

Thu 1 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 276 9696

  • 19:00

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

£11 (£9) / 0845 874 3001

  • 19:30

Sun 27 Apr

£11 (£9) / 0845 874 3001

  • 19:30

Neu! Reekie!

Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 30 May

£7 in advance; £9 on the door / 0131 553 1876

This time 'round Neu! Reekie! offers up hip hop/funk act Bang Dirty; TS Eliot and Costa Prize nominated poet Helen Mort; electroacoustic sounds from Wolf (aka Kim Moore, formerly of Zoey Van Goey); an animation showcase from John Davide; and more to be announced. Plus all ye good people get a free pint of Heverlee.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£8.50 / 0845 874 3001

This edition, Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson host Fife folktronica act the Pitctish Trail; poet and short story writer Salena Godden; and the launch of a collection from the late Tom McGrath, read by 'assorted cultural bigwigs'; plus more names to be announced.

Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's unmissable take on the most famous ballet in the classical canon. Prepare to laugh your socks off then cry your heart out.

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 20 May

£19.50–£43.50 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 21 May

£19.50–£43.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 22 May

£19.50–£43.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 2 more dates until 24 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 25 Apr

£17–£43.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 26 Apr

£17–£43.50 / 0131 529 6000

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Tue 6 May

£20–£35.50 Tue-Sat; £17.50–£29 Thu / 01227 787787

  • 14:30

Wed 7 May

£20–£35.50 Tue-Sat; £17.50–£29 Thu / 01227 787787

  • 19:30

Thu 8 May

£20–£35.50 Tue-Sat; £17.50–£29 Thu / 01227 787787

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 10 May

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Dear Scotland

The National Theatre of Scotland gets its referendum on with this evening of 20 short, sharp monologues inspired by the gallery's portraits and written by writers such as AL Kennedy, David Greig, Jackie Kay, Janice Galloway, John Byrne and Louise Welsh.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

Fri 25 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

Sat 26 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

…and 5 more dates until 3 May

Jason Manford: First World Problems

No-nonsense Northerner whose cheeky face often pops up on panel shows taking his brand new show out on tour.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 24 May

£22.50 / 01256 844244

  • 20:00

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Wed 21 May

£22.50 / 01642 525199

  • 20:00

Thu 22 May

£22.50 / 01642 525199

  • 20:00

Buxton Opera House

Tue 13 May

£23.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 20:00

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Still Game

  • Cast: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 28 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Tue 30 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

…and 5 more dates until 5 Oct

Substance

Edinburgh's long-running underground techno party.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Thu 15 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Plug 1: Red Note

Red Note kicks off the RCS' annual season of new compositions, featuring work by Jay Capperauld, Michael McEneny, Hugh Holton, Martin Keary, Lucy Hollingsworth, Tom Butler and Shona Mackay.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0141 332 5057

Part of Plug.

Lorde

Much respected New Zealand vocalist and songwriter.

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Fri 6 Jun

£24 / 0844 477 2000

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings its Jurassic creations to Scotland with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Tue 18 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30
  • 16:30

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 21 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:30

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 10:00
  • 12:00

Sun 23 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 11:00
  • 13:00

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sat 26 Apr

£12.50–£15 adv booking required / 01206 573948

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Sun 27 Apr

£12.50–£15 adv booking required / 01206 573948

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

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Colin Cloud: Forensic Mind Reader

Real-life forensic scientist (and presumably huge Sherlock fan) Colin Cloud finds the guiltiest person in the room by using his magnificent skills of deduction, as well as memorising huge amounts of info and profiling a murderer.

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

£15 / 0131 550 7800

Mark Thomas: 100 Acts of Minor Dissent

  • 4 stars

The political heavyweight of the comedy world is renowned for causing mayhem in the quest for fairness and good. Tonight he talks about his many acts of dissent.

Broadway Nottingham

Fri 2 May

£15 (£10; £10) / 0115 9626 611

  • 20:00

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Thu 1 May

£15 (£13) / 01635 522 733

  • 19:45

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Wed 30 Apr

£16 (£14) / 01463 234234

  • 20:00

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Stag & Dagger

An unusual music festival split between London and Glasgow and featuring new live music acts, DJs and visual artists, in which one ticket gives access to several venues and over 100 performances. This year's line-up so far features Albert Hammond Jr, Arc Iris, Courtney Barnett, The Hold Steady, Lanterns on the Lake…

Various venues: Glasgow

Sun 4 May

£22.50

The Forbidden Experiment

Enormous Yes present a piece exploring language deprivation and the forbidden acts that took place on the island of Inverleith by both King James IV of Scotland in 1493 and the British Army during WWII.

The Arches, Glasgow

Fri 25 Apr

£11 (£9) / 0141 565 1000

Part of Behaviour.

  • 19:30

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

£15.50 (£12.50) / 0131 228 1404

  • 20:00

Fri 2 May

£15.50 (£12.50) / 0131 228 1404

  • 20:00

Sat 3 May

£15.50 (£12.50) / 0131 228 1404

  • 20:00

The Lion King

It's Hamlet … with lions! Julie Taymor's puppet-powered stage version of Disney's spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family, with show-stopping visual effects, gripping drama and plenty of laughs. The arrival of this touring production in Edinburgh makes…

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Fri 25 Apr

£32.50–£35 / 01274 432000

Sat 26 Apr

£32.50–£35 / 01274 432000

Sun 27 Apr

£32.50–£35 / 01274 432000

…and 11 more dates until 10 May

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Thu 15 May

0870 606 3536

Fri 16 May

0870 606 3536

Sat 17 May

0870 606 3536

…and 42 more dates until 5 Jul

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Fri 25 Apr

£25–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Sat 26 Apr

£30–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Sun 27 Apr

£25–£125 / 0844 871 3000

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Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was one of the great artists of the 20th century, who drew on her own private demons and made them into works of art. This major exhibition focuses on her sculptural work, including pieces such as Spiral Woman, Avenza and Cell (Eyes and Mirrors). It complements the Fruitmarket Gallery's…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 21 more dates until 18 May

BodyWorks

An exhibition all about how your body works, with the chance to perform a virtual autopsy, run in a giant hamster wheel and become a 'snot ninja' (lovely). Compare your physiological stats with other visitors and find out about all the latest scientific research into your very own body.

Glasgow Science Centre

Fri 25 Apr

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Apr

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 248 more dates until 31 Dec

Pressure

Co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, written by David Haig and directed by John Dove. The true story behind the planning of D-Day, one of the defining moments in ending World War II.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

£12–£27.50 (previews £10) / 0131 248 4848

Fri 2 May

£12–£27.50 (previews £10) / 0131 248 4848

Sat 3 May

£12–£27.50 (previews £10) / 0131 248 4848

…and 15 more dates until 24 May

RSA 188th Annual Exhibitions 2014: Focus on Film

The Royal Scottish Academy's 188th annual exhibition has a special focus in 2014 on artists whose work incorporates the moving image. Featured artists include Margaret Tait Award winners Stephen Sutcliffe and Rachel Maclean, as well as Margaret Tait herself and other artists whose work includes film, such as John Byrne…

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 4 May

Subculture

Glasgow's well-established house institution continues to reign supreme, with residents Harri and Domenic and occasional big-name guests. Upcoming guests include Tama Sumo (10 May); the continuing 20 Years of Subculture celebrations with DJ Harvey (3 May) and Kerri Chandler (31 May) and Kink & Neville Watson (7 Jun).

The Sub Club, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

£10 / 0141 248 4600

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 3 May

£10 / 0141 248 4600

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 10 May

£10 / 0141 248 4600

  • 23:00 – 03:00
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