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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.

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Wed 23 Jul

£13.50–£16 / 0844 847 2275

Isa Genzken: Botanical Garden

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

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Glasgow's Wee Doors Open Day

Discover the architectural landmarks that make Glasgow unique, and see how they connect the city to the Commonwealth, through a programme of talks, tours and more.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0141 554 4411

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0141 554 4411

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fairfield Shipbuilding Offices, Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0141 554 4411

  • 10:00 – 16:00

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Belle & Sebastian

Scotland's much loved purveyors of jangling indie magic.

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

Sold out

Opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. The performance will be followed by the screening of the official Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  • 17:00 – 23:45

Jim Lambie

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

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
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Katie Paterson: Ideas

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

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0131 556 4441

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Alison Watt: Paintings 1986–2014

A major retrospective of the Greenock-born painter's work, from her early self-portraits and images of the human form to her more recent paintings of fabric that evoke the body without depicting it.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 01738 632488

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

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

Wed 23 Jul

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Dalziel + Scullion: Tumadh | Immersion

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

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes

Much-loved comedian (and writer and actor) out on a solo tour with a show about the lessons life has taught her. Best known as half of French & Saunders, French also played the titular Vicar of Dibley, hosted Dawn French's Girls Who Do Comedy, has popped up on stage and on the silver screen, plus was the face of…

The Hawth, Crawley

Wed 23 Jul

£39.50 / 01293 553636

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Graham Fagen: Cabbages in an Orchard

Graham Fagen has been researching the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his peers, and this exhibition presents work by Mackintosh and others, selected by Fagen, alongside new work.

Reid Building, Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Hayley Tompkins

Work by gallery artist, previously presented at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Tompkins' painted objects reconfigure relationships to commonplace items.

The Common Guild, Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0141 428 3022

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

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 Corn Exchange, Newbury

Wed 23 Jul

£22.50 / 0845 5218 218

  • 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…

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Wed 23 Jul

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Please Stay

Musical comedy set in the Locarno Dance Hall in Glasgow in the early 60s, starring Chris McClure.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

£13–£16 / 0141 332 1846

  • 19:30

Singin' in the Rain

Jonathan Church's production of the all-singing, all-dancing 1940s romp.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 23 Jul

£15–£47.50 / 0844 847 2325

Witness

The freshest cuts in bass music, house, garage, funky & grime with residents Ross Blackwax and Fault Lines plus a big guest every month.Upcoming guests include Trash founder Erol Alkan (16 Apr – £15 entry fee), Last Gang's Ryan Hemsworth (23 Apr – £5 entry fee), Space Dimension Controller (30 Apr - £5 entry fee) and…

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0131 225 1757

  • 23:00 – 03:00