Before 5pm, 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

Bose Urban Conductor Event

An interactive listening experience designed by Bose where participants can mix their own track and test out the latest range of Bose headphones. There's also a chance to view a gallery of digital content and visual art created by up and coming music artists.

Elys Yard, London E1

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 16:00 – 21:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Joshua Payne: Out of Body

An immersive psychedelic experience (but without drugs); visitors wear special visors and headphones, and explore the space in this journey through the interior of the mind. Not suitable for sufferers from motion sickness.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

Intimate performance experience with limited capacity; visitors are admitted every 30 minutes. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 16:00 – 21:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

Intimate performance experience with limited capacity; visitors are admitted every 30 minutes. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:00 – 21:00

Ensemble Thing

Premiere of a new work by John deSimone exploring cultural and national identity.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01224 523700

Part of sound-scotland.

  • 13:00

King Creosote

Eclectic indie folk musician, plaintive troubadour and founder of the esteemed Fence Records.

Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Wed 8 Oct

£16.87 / 0844 888 4411

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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

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

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

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Euan Stevenson Improvisation Masterclass

Learning to improvise is like learning to ride a bike; you won't get anywhere until you accept that you might fall off. Master pianist Euan Stevenson leads this participatory masterclass for school-age improvisers.

City Halls, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

Recital Room

£5 / 0141 353 8000

Note: this event is open to participants only. Part of Piano Festival.

  • 10:00 – 15:30

Danny & the Champions of the World

Retro rock, country and Americana as the band perform from their fourth album Stay True.

The Cellars At Eastney, Southsea

Wed 22 Oct

£11.25 / 023 9282 6249

Rohan de Saram, Jonathan Mayer and Erwan Keravec

Music for cello, tampura and bagpipes.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Sat 25 Oct

Free Aberdeen Box Office / 01224 641 122

Part of sound-scotland.

  • 13:00 – 13:45

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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Awakenings & Lwe Present: Drumcode Hallowe'en

The techno label presents a Hallowe'en special with Adam Beyer, Agoria, Len Faki, Joris Voorn, Paul Woolford, Scuba and more.

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Sat 1 Nov

£72.80

The Beatroot and Lace Bazaar

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

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 10:30 – 15:30

Sat 8 Nov

£tc / 07787 404268

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sat 13 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 11:00 – 16:00

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

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

  • 11:30
  • 13:30

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

  • 16:00

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 8 Nov

£21.50 / 01483 440000

  • 14:30

Joan Armatrading

Multi award-winning, MBE awarded artist with a sublime voice, playing self-penned soul and sophisticated pop from her impressive back catalogue.

St Andrew's Hall, Norwich

Sun 16 Nov

£29.50 / 01603 628477

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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

Tenement Trail

The likes of Hector Bizerk, Tijuana Bibles, Atom Tree, The Holy Ghosts and Crash Club play this Tenement TV-promoted gig crawl, which takes in Nice'n'Sleazy, ABC2, Broadcast, Flat 0/1 and King Tut's

Broadcast, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

£14 / 0141 332 7304

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

£14 / 0141 332 2232

Thriller Live

  • Directed by: Gary Lloyd
  • Written by: Adrian Grant (adapt)

A celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 with choreography by award-winning director Gary Lloyd and LaVelle Smith Jnr. Expect to hear all the greatest hits from the recently deceased King of Pop, and see some stunning multi-media razzmatazz.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 8 Nov

£29.50–£177; £18.50–£195; £14–£150; £14–£165 (£27–£174.05; £16–£192.05; £11.50–£147.05; £11.05–£162.05) / 01274 432000

  • 16:00

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 1 Nov

£17–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 15:30

Lyric Theatre, London W1D

Sat 4 Oct

£31.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

Sun 5 Oct

£31.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

Sat 11 Oct

£31.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

…and 97 more dates until 6 Sep 2015

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Anti Nowhere League

The veteran punk and hardcore punk quartet, led by singer Animal, plays old and new material. With support from Apocalypse Babys, Petrol Bastard and Fight Back.

Warehouse 23, Wakefield

Sun 19 Oct

£12.50

  • 16:00

Band of Friends

Tribute to Rory Gallagher featuring original band members Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna and friends.

The Cavern, Liverpool

Sun 19 Oct

£15 / 0151 236 1965

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Cafe Ceilidh

Relaxed daytime traditional music session hosted by traditional music group Linten Adie.

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0131 346 1405

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0131 346 1405

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0131 346 1405

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Camberley Rock Choir

The Camberley Rock Choir is led by local musician Sarah Manton. Our choir is made up of people who never thought they would join a choir or would even sing for fun and that's the beauty of joining our choir. I don't think any of us expected to make the huge number of great friends we have along the way not just in our own…

The Camberley Theatre

Thu 2 Oct

£25 a month, free taster / 01276 707600

Thu 9 Oct

£25 a month, free taster / 01276 707600

Thu 16 Oct

£25 a month, free taster / 01276 707600

…and 25 more dates until 2 Jul 2015

Gerry & The Pacemakers

Sixties Merseybeat songs from the veteran outfit, led by singer-songwriter Gerry Marsden, best known for its trio of successive number one hits How Do You Do It?, I Like It and You'll Never Walk Alone.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 11 Oct

£29.50 / 01727 844488

  • 15:00

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

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

  • 11:00 – 16:00
…and 29 more dates until 2 Nov

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

  • 14:30

Arts Centre & Theatre Aberdeen

Sat 4 Oct

£14 (£12) / 01224 641122

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Thu 30 Oct

The Beacon Theatre

£12 / 01475 723723

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