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Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, VJs and a live jam session.

Glasgow School of Art

Sat 25 Oct

£9 in advance; £10 on the door / 0141 353 4500

Featuring Smash Kafana.

Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

£9 in advance; £10 on the door / 0131 650 4673

Featuring Smash Kafana.

Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

Glasgow Green

Fri 24 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Sat 25 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Sun 26 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Lighthouse Late

A fabulous celebration of design, music and cinema sprawling across all five floors of the Lighthouse. Performers include folk from Fife's James Yorkston, singer-songwriter Ella the Bird and DJ sets from the like of Sons & Daughters, Admiral Fallow and the Phantom Band. There's also a selection of short films from…

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

£15 / 0141 276 5365

Dunfermline Fireworks Display

This years display is superhero themed with a fireworks spectacular set to superhero theme songs. Music is supplied by the Kingdom FM roadshow as well as samba and pipe bands.

Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline

Sat 8 Nov

Free

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 13 Nov

£24.50 (£22.50) / 01727 844488

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£24.50 / 01256 844244

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Sun 28 Dec

£24 / 01903 206206

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Hot Dub Time Machine. Best. Party. Ever.

An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Wed 10 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Thu 11 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Fri 12 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 5 more dates until 17 Dec

Hispanic Festival

The Hispanic Festival celebrates its tenth year with a month of events showcasing Spanish and Latin American culture, curated by people who are authentically Spanish and Latin American. Watch out for the Flamenco performances, for which this festival is renowned.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

…and 5 more dates until 31 Oct

Sounds Of Latvia

To celebrate Riga 2014 - European Capital of Culture, the Latvian Embassy is pleased to announce "Sounds of Latvia. Concert by young Latvian music stars". ADMISSION FREE Monday, 27 October, 2014, 7.30pm.

Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, London EC2Y

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 020 7628 2571

Stirling and Bridge of Allan Fireworks Display

Bonfire and fireworks display featuring music from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Bonfire at 7.15pm and fireworks at 7.30pm.

Strathallan Games Park, Stirling

Wed 5 Nov

£5 (Family £12; Seniors £4; Students £4; Children £2)

East Ayrshire Family Fireworks Display

Family funfair and live music compered by West FM's Colin McArdle followed by fireworks display.

Kay Park, Kilmarnock

Wed 5 Nov

£1–£2 suggested donation / 01563 554779

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BBC SSO: Beethoven's Ninth

If Beethoven's Symphony No 9 is one of its composer's most popular pieces, it's not just because of its wealth of great tunes; it's because of its uncanny power to make you want to jump up and down cheering. Hence its suitability for a celebration, in this case conductor Donald Runnicles' 60th birthday. The opening piece…

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 13 Nov

£11.50–£24.50 / 0141 353 8000

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Fri 14 Nov

£10.50–£21 / 01224 641122

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Nov

£11–£27 / 0131 228 1155

Lady Starlight's Artrave Artpop Ball After Hours

Afterparty for Lady Gaga's artRave show. Lady Starlight hosts a night of theatrical performance and DJing to keep the little monsters happy.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 25 Oct

Brooklyn Bowl

£11 / 0844 856 0202

Nick Cave: Chasing the Myth

Images of Nick Cave in an exhibition to mark the film 20,000 Days on Earth, including stills by Amelia Troubridge and photos by David Corio, Andrew Whitton and Steve Double.

Proud Camden, London NW1

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

…and 7 more dates until 2 Nov

The Vaults Halloween Raveyard

In the late nineteenth century the Vaults underground tunnels were used as a grizzly morgue facility for rotting corpses before they were transported to vast graveyards in Surrey at the end of the Necropolis Line. In the damp depths of Waterloo some have remained, and they're ready to party. Halloween attire a must, only…

The Vaults, London SE1

Thu 30 Oct

£11.50 / 020 7401 9603

Fri 31 Oct

£11.50 / 020 7401 9603

Sat 1 Nov

£11.50 / 020 7401 9603

The Day The Music Died: Buddy Holly Tribute

The artist performs the music of the bespectacled rock'n'roll singer-songwriter from Lubbock, Texas.

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Sun 16 Nov

£22.50 (£19.50; £18.50) / 01502 533200

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Perth All Scotland Accordion and Fiddle Festival

The 65th annual festival of its kind. Kicking off with a ceilidh, the event takes in competitions and championships during the day before finishing with the Senior Scottish Championship and performances by some of Scotland's top musicians.

Salutation Hotel, Perth

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01738 492949

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01738 492949

Bondagers

Sue Glover’s play with music and song follows six women land workers as they graft and dance their way through a year on a 19th Century Borders farm. Directed by Lu Kemp.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 19:30 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
  • 19:30 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 19:30 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
…and 14 more dates until 15 Nov

Bow-Tow: A Newhaven Story

Storytelling, theatre and traditional music from Newhaven residents. Also featuring Jed Milroy, Hamish Moore and the new Newhaven Community Choir.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Welch Fishmongers, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

Day of the Dead Glesga

Slip into some fresh facepaint and practice your spooky dance – it's Día de los Muertos! Expect a Mexican fiesta with live Mariachi music courtesy of Rapido Mariachi, DJs Tigerbeat and Jill Mingo spinning Latin beats and dance floor bangers, choreographed dance from burlesque troupe the Femme Fatales and of course mucho…

Stereo, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£10 / 0141 222 2254

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Divine!

Glasgow's longest-running club residency brings you a monthly dose of northern soul, heavyweight funk, Tamla Motown, 60s freakbeat, dynamite ska, easy listening and psychedelic soundtracks.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

£5 before midnight; £7 after / 0141 221 7705

  • 23:00 – 02:00 Divine! The Admiral, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£5 before midnight; £7 after / 0141 221 7705

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Divine! The Admiral, Glasgow

Sat 27 Dec

£5 before midnight; £7 after / 0141 221 7705

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Divine! The Admiral, Glasgow

Drumchapel & West Winterfest Fireworks

Music and entertainment from Jemma Stevenson, Simply Rod, Nycki Simz and many more. Fireworks from 7pm.

Drumchapel Park, Glasgow

Wed 5 Nov

Free

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

The satirical cabaret trio – Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman – take their new show on tour.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Fri 24 Oct

£20 / 01727 844488

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 15 Nov

£19.50 (£18.50) / 01892 530613

The Blake Theatre, Monmouth

Thu 13 Nov

£19.50 / 01600 719401

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Kaleidoscope

Theatre Nemo’s drama group present a collection of stories of their experiences of living with poor mental health and the empowerment of recovery told through drama, music and dance.

Govanhill Baths, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

£5 (£4) / 0141 433 2999

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Sat 25 Oct

£5 (£4) / 0141 433 2999

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Fri 7 Nov

Great Hall

£23 (£21) / 01970 623 232

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£24.50 / 01383 740384

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 25 Oct

£18.50–£23.50 / 01892 530613

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