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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.

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

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

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

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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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

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Welch Fishmongers, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

The Candidates

Seven-piecer from Edinburgh playing Motown, soul, classics, covers and songs to get you dancing.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 226 4224

The Cancer Research UK Ceilidh Experiment

A hoolie in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

£10 (£7–£8) / 0131 560 1581

Ceilidh at The Counting House

The Annasach Ceilidh Band provide the live music at this ceilidh dance with a caller. Under 18s are welcome but must be accompanied by two adults over 25.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£18 (£16) / 0131 667 7533

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£18 (£16) / 0131 667 7533

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£18 (£16) / 0131 667 7533

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)

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Heaven 17

Eighties synthpop trio.

The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Sun 23 Nov

£21 / 0845 888 7581

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Heaven 17 The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Bedford Corn Exchange

Fri 7 Nov

Main Auditorium

£22.50 / 01234 325358

The Brook, Southampton

Sun 9 Nov

£30; £28 adv / 023 8055 5366

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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

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

Mon 5 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£15–£42.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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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

Sat 25 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 19:30 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 19:30 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 19:30 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
…and 13 more dates until 15 Nov

Knotslip

Tribute to heavy metal act Slipknot.

Audio, Glasgow

Fri 5 Dec

£7.95

With Guests.

Warehouse 23, Wakefield

Fri 14 Nov

£10

  • 19:00 Knotslip Warehouse 23, Wakefield

The Waterfront, Norwich

Sat 15 Nov

£10 / 01603 508050

  • 18:30 Knotslip The Waterfront, Norwich
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RSNO: Metamorphosen

Richard Strauss' Metamorphosen is a profoundly mournful work, written during the last stages of WWII. Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra is one of its composer's best-loved pieces, and the 'Overture' to Fidelio was actually Beethoven's fourth go at creating a curtain-raiser for his only opera – the previous three overtures…

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 25 Oct

£12–£35 (£6–£17.50) / 0141 353 8000

Wreck N Roll Winter Ball

Fancy dress punk, reggae and alt acts. VJ.'s and DJ.'s. Headjam, Yoghurt Weavers, Mad Dog Collective, Buff, Poetic justic and more.

Tottenham Chances, London N17

Sat 22 Nov

£7 early bird

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

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

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Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

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

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

Buxton Opera House

Sat 22 Nov

£19.50 (£17.50) / 0845 127 2190

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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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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.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 19 Dec

£12.50 / 01382 434940

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

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 18 Dec

£11–£22.50 (disabled £6.50–£11.25; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 01224 641122

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

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