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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

Thu 31 Jul

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

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

Thu 31 Jul

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

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Circa: Beyond

From the circus company that brought you Wunderkammer and How Like An Angel comes an extraordinary and daring new cabaret show. Enter the deliciously surreal world of Beyond where Rubix cubes and white rabbits meld with jaw-dropping acrobatics as bodies fly and tumble through a curiouser and curiouser universe.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

£12–£18.50 / 08445 458252

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Comedy Allsorts: Variety for Kids

Laughter House Productions The best of family Fringe fun is delivered in an hour of madcap antics in this exceptional, something for everyone variety show. Enter a world of wonder and surprise, laugh and groan at the jokes, clap and gasp at the unbelievable feats and if you're lucky, you may become a guest in the show.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Kazador

£10 (£6) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

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

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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.

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Thu 31 Jul

£22.50 / 0151 666 0000

  • 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

Thu 31 Jul

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Outings

Seabright Productions - Festival Highlights Few comings-out attract millions of YouTube views like Tom Daley's did. But for whoever's saying 'I'm gay', it's a life-changing moment. This premiere explores true-life stories with a rotating cast of star actors and comedians - visit www.OutingsTheShow.com for details.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Debating Hall

£10 / 0131 226 0000

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Debating Hall

£10 / 0131 226 0000

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Scokendia Ensemble

Bringing together young musicians from Scotland, Kenya and India to connect, collaborate and perform during Culture 2014.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Thu 31 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 3038

  • 18:30

Singin' in the Rain

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

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 31 Jul

£15–£47.50 / 0844 847 2325

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The Little Big Show

Laughter House Productions Little tent. Little people. Humungous stunts. Ginormous laughs. Eyes stuck open from awe and tummies over laughed are sore. What more do you want from a show?! The element of surprise! This show is a lucky dip of spectacular, clever and very funny circus and comedy stars from around the…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Kazador

£10 (£6) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Pin

The Pleasance The Pin are Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen. They had two sold out runs at the Fringe in 2012 and 2013, won the award for Best Show at the 2013 London Sketchfest and there's a slim chance you'll have seen them knocking around on BBC3, ITV and Channel 4. Now they're back with an hour of guff. ‘So sharply…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thünderbards: Seconds

Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Old Man Management Following last year's critically acclaimed debut, New Act of the Year finalists and sketch duo Thünderbards (Glenn Moore and Matt Stevens) return with their second hour of comedy. After giving up on conventional sketch writing, the boys are free to pursue…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance This

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.