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John Byrne: Sitting Ducks

A long-overdue, full-scale overview of John Byrne's long career as one of the best-loved and most individual visual artists in the country, focusing on his portrait work and gathering 50 key works from drawings to large-scale paintings, including iconic paintings of Tilda Swinton, Robbie Coltrane and of course Byrne…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Les Troyens

Mariinsky Opera presents a view of the Trojan's ancient world with conductor Valery Gergiev and director Yannis Kokkos. This production is sung in French with English supertitles.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 30 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

1984

Adaptation of George Orwell's political novel set in the world of Big Brother.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Ubu and the Truth Commission

The third piece in a trilogy of plays revived to celebrate 20 years of democracy in South Africa. Directed by William Kentridge and brought to you by the company behind the stage phenomenon War Horse.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Alice Finbow: An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Edinburgh

In 1974, French writer Georges Perec (Life A User's Manual) sat in a café in Paris for three days and created a description of everything he could see and hear. The result, Tentative d'épuisement d'un lieu parisien, is one of his enduring celebrations of what he called the 'endotic', the opposite of the exotic. Filmmaker…

The Manna House, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00
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Frankie Boyle: Work in Progress

A pretty special chance to catch The Boyle in a new work in progress show.

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Sat 30 Aug

£10 / 020 7354 8246

  • 19:30

Cairnie Mega Maze

See if you can find your way out of the giant maize maze and into the fun yard where go-karts, swings and a straw-bale fortress await. Also have fun fruit picking and enjoying the tea rooms. In celebration of the Ryder Cup, this year's theme is a golfer.

Cairnie Fruit Farm, by Cupar

Sat 30 Aug

£5.75 (£4.75; Children £6.75 OAPs and under-3s go free) / 01334 655610

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Jim Lambie

A solo exhibition of the Glasgow-born installation artist and sculptor, including his iconic 1999 work ZOBOP.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tamsyn Challenger: Monoculture

Installation that links themes of digital culture – such as the 'digital face' typically used in selfies – with large scale cultural homogenisation, such as the cultivation of oil seed rape with pesticides linked to Colony Collapse Disorder and pseudo-sexual torture exerted on women attempting to express their…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Charlie Hammond, Iain Hetherington and Alex Pollard

The three Glasgow-based artists examine the role of painting in this post-Internet society of ours.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 18:00
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Delusion of the Fury: A Ritual of Dream and Delusion

A large-scale music-theatre work featuring Harry Partch's instruments and inspired by Ethiopian myth and Japenese Noh theatre pieces.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy

An exhibition looking at the role of the Poet Laureate across the centuries and celebrating the work of the current Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, at the midpoint of laureateship. With presentation volumes, original manuscripts and images of poets including Dryden, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Betjeman and Hughes, among others, it's…

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Subculture

Glasgow's well-established house institution continues to reign supreme, with residents Harri and Domenic and occasional big-name guests.

The Sub Club, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

£10 / 0141 248 4600

  • 23:00 – 03:00

American Impressionism – A New Vision

  • 4 stars

An exhibition bringing together some 80 paintings that chart the response of American artists to French Impressionism. Works by Monet, Degas and Berthe Morisot provide context and there are popular works by the likes of Whistler, Sargent and Cassatt, but also less well-known paintings by artists such as Theodore Robinson…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Calum Colvin: The Magic Box

  • 3 stars

An archaeology of the artist's created practice, featuring image transparencies going back to the 1980s and new commissioned work.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 557 2479

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Dalziel + Scullion: Tumadh | Immersion

  • 4 stars

Work from the celebrated environmental artists, exploring relations between mankind and the natural world, shown at An Lanntair in Stornoway and Dovecot in Edinburgh.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

  • 4 stars

For Generation, the Portrait Gallery shows for the first time in Scotland Luke Fowler’s 61-minute film The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In Time o' Strife

  • Directed by: Imogen Knight
  • Written by: Michael John McCarthy (music)

National Theatre of Scotland present a re-imagining of this rarely performed classic.

Lochgelly Centre

Sat 30 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01592 418141

  • 19:30

Isa Genzken: Botanical Garden

  • 4 stars

The work of German sculptor Isa Genzken has been described by the New York Times as 'brash, improvisational, full of searing color and attitude' and this is the first UK exhibition of her work outside London, from the earlier geometric abstractions to the more recent assemblages of consumer goods, shop mannequins and…

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Katie Paterson: Ideas

Work from Glasgow artist who makes vivid and laconic works based on astronomical events and cosmological processes.

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4441

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

The King's Peace: Realism and War

Work by photographers and filmmakers revitalising realist strategies in order to illuminate the ties between conflict and peace.

Stills, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 622 6200

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

The Lion King

  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • Written by: Julie Taymor (lyrics)

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…

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Sat 30 Aug

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Ross Sinclair: 20 Years of Real Life

  • 4 stars

New work as well as a look back at the career of an artist concerned with identity – personal, collective, cultural, national and international. It also inaugurates a project whereby Sinclair will work with new bands whose members have been born in the last 20 years.

Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

Since dissolving the much-loved Pavement, Malkmus has concentrated on The Jicks, who are now on their fourth album Mirror Traffic.

Kazimier, Liverpool

Sat 30 Aug

£18 / 0141 357 6200