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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

Swing Saturday

An evening of all things swing, including swing dance classes, an evening of jumping and jiving and a live show from the Drury St Swing Band

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

Big Ears, Little Ears

In the classical music equivalent of a parent & baby screening, the SCO plays a short concert of much-loved classics in a baby-friendly environment; nobody will raise an eyebrow if your little one provides vocal encouragement.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sun 26 Oct

£5 for one adult and one child (additional children/adults £3 each) / 0141 353 8000

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

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
…and 3 more dates until 15 Nov

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

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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

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

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

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 Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Sun 2 Nov

£28.50–£30.50 / 0844 848 2700

The Hawth, Crawley

Sat 29 Nov

£30.50 / 01293 553636

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Sun 30 Nov

£30.50 / 01322 220000

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 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

High Heels and Horse Hair: Transplanted

A programme of new music from the award-winning violin/cello duo, inspired by the natural world of Scotland, with pieces by David Fennessy, Martin Kershaw, Stuart MacRae, Eddie McGuire, Chris Stout, Hanna Tuulikki, David Ward and Judith Weir.

Ardkinglas House, Cairndow

Sun 26 Oct

£12 (Students £6) / 01499 600621

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Peel Regenerated

Honouring the memory of former BBC Radio 1 DJ & broadcaster John Peel 10 years on since his passing with an eclectic line up across The Georgian Theatre & The Green Room.

Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 25 Oct

£15; £12 adv / 01642 674115/606525

Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07989 508436

With Rachel Amey, A New International, Kieran Hurley, Leyla Josephine and Declan Welsh.

The Institute, Birmingham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 0844 844 0444

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

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

Theatre Royal, Bath

Sun 26 Oct

£17.50–£19.50 / 01225 448844

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 8 Nov

£21.50 / 01483 440000

Karin Schistek and Emma Lloyd

Lloyd (violin) and Schistek (piano) in recital.

Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 651 4336

Lloyd and Schistek play Beethoven's Sonata for Piano and Violin in C minor Op 30/2, and Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor L.140.

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Makin' Whoopee

Classic vintage jazz and blues featuring a revolving roster of respected female vocalists (including Ali Affleck, Heather Macleod, Gina Rae, Victoria Bennett and Sophie Bancroft).

48 Below, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Free

Sun 2 Nov

Free

Sun 9 Nov

Free

…and 11 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

The Rat Pack: Live

Hartshorn-Hook Productions present a night of swinging jazz covering the songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin.

Theatre Royal, Windsor

Thu 27 Nov

£13–£35 / 01753 853888

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

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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Rolling Back the Years

Evening of nostalgic music featuring tributes to Fred Astaire, Sinatra, Judy Garland and Buddy Holly amongst others.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sun 26 Oct

£14 (£13) / 0161 928 1677

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Thu 30 Oct

The Beacon Theatre

£12 / 01475 723723

Broadway Theatre, London SE6

Wed 5 Nov

£9 (£6.50) / 020 8690 0002

African Caribbean Gospel Party

Gospel and Afro beats in celebration of Black History Month.

The London Jesus Centre, W1W

Sun 26 Oct

£5–£10 / 0845 833 3005

Tickets price includes Afro pop CD, refreshments and snacks.

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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…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Nov

£11–£27 / 0131 228 1155

Pop Factor: The Concert

A musical show aimed at families, in which an ensemble cast of sing and dance their way through the charts.

City Hall, Salisbury

Thu 28 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01722 434434

Epsom Playhouse

Tue 26 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01372 742555

Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford

Sun 12 Apr 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8553 4466

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Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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Silbermann Ensemble

The Silbermann Ensemble consists of Aaron McGregor and Julia Lungu (violin), Tom Wilkinson (viola), Laura Sergeant (cello) and Sean Heath (harpsichord).

St Salvator's Chapel, St Andrews

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 01334 462226

The ensemble joins the chapel choir for services including music by CPE Bach. Part of CPE Bach Weekend.

Simple Things 2014

Electronic and alternative music all-day music and visual festival featuring Autechre, Nightmares on Wax, Clark, Actress, LuckyMe, LUMA, Vitamins and many more.

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£22.50–£28.12 / 0141 332 2232

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