Afternoon events, Music

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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.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00
…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show

The return of the UK's finest Rat Pack tribute night, with classic tunes including 'Under My Skin' and 'Come Fly with Me' and plenty of entertaining between-song patter.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£21 / 01527 577330

  • 15:00

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17–£23 / 0844 871 3014

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£17–£38 / 0844 871 7648

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Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show

Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.

The Central Theatre, Chatham

Sat 4 Oct

£29.50–£28

  • 14:30

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Sun 2 Nov

£28.50–£30.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30

The Hawth, Crawley

Sat 29 Nov

£30.50 / 01293 553636

  • 14:30

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Big Guitar Weekend Student Showcase

Ever so many guitars in concert.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

£6–£7.50 / 0141 332 5057

Part of Big Guitar Weekend.

  • 15:00

Holy Holy: David Bowie Tribute

The band plays the songs of David Bowie from 1969 to 1973.

The Lexington, London N1

Sun 21 Dec

£15 adv / 020 7837 5371

With Philip Rambow.

  • 15:00 – 18:00
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Blitzallica Festival

Featuring heavy metal legends Diamond Head and Dumpy's Rusty Nuts.

Shildon Civic Hall

Sat 25 Oct

£20 / 01388 772902

  • 16:00 – 00:00

China Day

Chinese dancing, musical performances, a Taiji show and Qipao show.

Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0131 555 8888

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Edinburgh Quartet

Scotland's premier string quartet was founded in 1960 and maintains close relationships with composers all over the UK, as well as playing dozens of concerts a year in venues all over the world.

The Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 01224 641122

Helen Grime's String Quartet and Mendelssohn's String Quartet Op 12.

  • 12:45

Dunblane Cathedral

Sun 16 Nov

£9 (£2) / 01786 823388

Haydn, Quartet Op 54 No 2; Debussy's String Quartet in G Minor Op 10 and Schumann's String Quartet No 3 in A Major, Op 41.

  • 15:00

Glasgow University Concert Hall

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 0141 330 4092

Schumann's String Quartet No 3 in A Major, Op 41 and excerpts from Bach's The Art of Fugue.

  • 13:10

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Jazz And Blues Festival At The Plough And Attic Rooms Rusper West Sussex

Jazz and Blues festival at the Plough in Rusper, Sussex. Jonny Hepbir Quartet, Gypsy Jazz at its finest. Smokestack, authentic Blues sound, Raul D'Oliveira and friends, the best in Latin Jazz and L'escargots Trois, Jazz but just a little Funky too!

The Plough And Attic Rooms, Horsham

Sun 28 Sep

£10

  • 15:00 – 21:00

Petts Wood Operatic Society: Iolanthe

An alternative take on the Gilbert and Sullivan work, inspired by the Profumo Affair, but complete with all the original music and lyrics.

The Stag Community Arts Centre, Sevenoaks

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£16 / 01732 450 175

  • 14:30
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SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires

Visual art, poetry, performance and hair-cutting in this multi-disciplinary event.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Sep

Free

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Thu 25 Sep

Free

  • 14:00 – 20:00
…and 4 more dates until 29 Sep

The Songs Of Sister Act

The Singers Of Soul Choir performs the music from the West End musical.

Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

Fri 31 Oct

£19 (£18) / 01485 532252

  • 14:30

Steel Strum

Pop songs played on acoustic guitar and steel pan.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Fri 24 Oct

Verdi – Italian Kitchen

Free / 020 7589 8212

Aaron Goldberg Trio

The American pianist-composer and his group performs contemporary jazz.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London W1D

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 020 7437 9595

  • 13:00

BBC SSO: Shostakovich 10

Mussorgsky's A Night on the Bare Mountain is haunted by all sorts of goblins and night creatures, and serves as an up-tempo curtain-raiser to the BBC SSO's 2014–2015 programme. It's followed by Scriabin's Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor Op 20 with soloist Barry Douglas, and Shostakovich's Symphony No 10. Donald…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

£11–£27 / 0131 228 1155

Russian Classics in Edinburgh

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The Beatroot and Lace Bazaar

A vintage fair with highly creative flair, with artists and musicians, vintage sellers, artisan makers and more.

Record Factory, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

The Blues Demons

Acoustic Blues at it's Best

The Criterion, Leicester

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0116 262 5418

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Children's Classic Concerts: The Monsters' Ball

A spooky concert of music and dance for all the family. Dress up in your scariest costume and join the Monster Ball.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 1 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0141 353 8000

  • 15:00 – 16:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0131 228 1155

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Craig’s Big Guitar Jamboree: Audience: Callum Dewar

  • Directed by: Craig Ogden (cond)
  • Written by: Callum Dewar

Conducted by Craig Ogden the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet are joined by a host of guitar players of all ages and abilities to play a musical tale from Craig's Australian homeland.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£5 ( £22) / 0844 907 9000

  • 14:00

Forest Arts Centre, New Milton

Mon 17 Nov

£60 (£48) / 01425 612393

  • 13:30 – 15:00
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Flavel Singers

A delightful programme of seasonal music.

The Flavel, Dartmouth

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 01803 39 530

  • 13:15 – 13:45

Kerry Beaumont

An organ recital.

Coventry Cathedral

Mon 29 Sep

Free, donations welcome / 024 7652 1200

  • 13:00

Largs Rock Choir

The Largs Rock Choir is led by vocal teacher Jennifer Sim. The choir is for all ages and all the local Ayrshire branches of Rock Choir, like ours come together to do incredible events like the 20,000 seat O2 Arena and Guinness World Record attempts (the choir members have 3 world records!) and community events too like…

St Columba's Scottish Episcopal Church, Largs

Tue 30 Sep

Church Hall

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 7 Oct

Church Hall

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 21 Oct

Church Hall

£25 a month, free taster

…and 25 more dates until 23 Jun 2015

Lee Vasey Big Band

Party tunes and covers.

The Brickmakers, Norwich

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 01603 441118

  • 15:00

Lodore Trio

The trio, consisting of flute, violin/viola and piano, performs a selection of works.

All Saints Church, Hove

Wed 24 Sep

£2.50 suggested donation / 01273 733331

  • 13:00 – 14:00
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