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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.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Truckfest Scotland

Scotland's largest truck festival with plenty of entertainment for all the family.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Prices vary / 01775 768661

  • 08:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Prices vary / 01775 768661

  • 08:00 – 17:00

BBC at the Quay

Live music, food and drink and a big screen show all of your favourite BBC shows for free. The high-punching programme includes sets from Texas, Simple Minds, Paloma Faith and Amy Macdonald, plus loads of BBC-centric activities for the whole family. Access is free, but some events are ticketed.

Glasgow Science Centre

Sat 2 Aug

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Sun 3 Aug

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Merchant City Festival

Glasgow's swanky part of town continues to round together culture in its diverse festival. Previous years have seen comedy, theatre and art events cramming themselves into the area's fashionable buildings, while street performers add to the festival atmosphere.

Various venues, Glasgow

Sat 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Sun 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Shit-faced Shakespeare

  • 3 stars

Magnificent Bastard Productions An entirely serious Shakespeare play… with an entirely shit-faced actor. Back for another year, the legendary Magnificent Bastard Productions stagger up to Edinburgh with the most raucous Shakespearean performance you'll ever see! With an all new show for 2014, a cast of classically…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cow Barn

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cow Barn

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Boxsmall and Airpuddle

Taste, discover, bounce! A revolutionary, interactive play experience for children has bounced into Edinburgh! This magical giant airshell is a main feature at BOXSMALL, an innovative architecturally designed family market and street food destination at Festival Square this summer. The market aims to showcase the very…

Festival Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

One Man Breaking Bad

Miles Allen Sixty Episodes in 60 Minutes. One Man Breaking Bad. See your iconic favourites come to life: Walt, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike and Gus Fring! LA actor Miles Allen has had over a million hits on YouTube, displaying both his acting and his incredible mimicking abilities. See him in Edinburgh…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bunters, Truro

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 01872 241220

  • 20:00

Forth on the Fringe

Radio Forth Ltd Now in its seventh year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year's festival. This year’s shows feature a selection of some of the biggest names in music, comedy and entertainment hosted by 97.3 Forth One’s breakfast show hosts, Boogie and…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 2 Aug

Auditorium

£17.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Glasgow Green Closing Ceremony Celebration

Treacherous Orchestra lead a rousing party celebrating the XX Commonwealth Games. It's your last chance to experience Glasgow Green Live Zone before the Closing Ceremony is shown on giant screens.

Glasgow Green

Sun 3 Aug

£10 (£5; Family £5–£6.66 each)

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The Immigration Lottery

ThreeWoods Playwright It's a brand new script written and performed by the HKADC Emerging Artists Grant receiver, Cathy SK Lam. A Chinese lady who randomly won the immigration lottery. It is a story about her hilarious day at the immigration office, where she shows she is determined and driven to have this random new…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Potentially the longest tapestry in the world (beating the Kieskamma tapestry in the South African parliament by a cool 23 metres), the artwork has been worked on by people from all across the country since 2012. It tells the story of Scotland's history from the formation of the land in the prehistoric era to the…

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sheringham parkrun

Free, weekly, timed 5k run. You can run, jog or walk, bring a friend, bring a dog, push a buggy – whatever you fancy as you try to beat your personal best. It's essential to register online in advance.

Albert Park, Middlesbrough

Sat 2 Aug

Phone for prices

  • 09:00

Alexandra Park, London N22

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 09:00

Avery Hill Park, London SE9

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 09:00

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Bianco

NoFit State Circus Following last year’s explosive success, NoFit State returns with a re-invented version of Bianco, featuring brand new acts in their unique, subversive and sensational style. Bianco is a physical and sensual journey through a visceral landscape, inhabited by women and men, their fears, doubts and…

NoFit State Big Top, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Suzi Ruffell: Social Chameleon

Off The Kerb Productions Fresh from supporting some of the UK’s top comedians on their sold out tours including Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges, Suzi returns to Edinburgh this summer with her brand-new show. In it the 'stand-up gem' (Guardian) questions why she spent 27 years trying to make anyone and…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Four

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Four

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Generator

An art lab for kids aged 4+. Feel free to explore and imagine the art of the future.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Sun 3 Aug

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Kate Fox: Poet In Residence

Kate Fox has been Poet in Residence for Radio 4's Saturday Live, Glastonbury Festival, the Great North Run, a colostomy nurse's conference and her house. Wipe your feet, sit down and enjoy her funny, thoughtful verse. ****Sunday Telegraph, "Funny, quirky, a wonderful writer" Sarah Millican

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

BH

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 558 8209

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:20 – 19:20

Sun 3 Aug

BH

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 558 8209

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:20 – 19:20

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Various Artists What if someone else wrote a set list of outrageous and original topics for the world’s best stand-up comedians, and they had to perform from it with literally zero seconds to prepare? Top comics create unforgettable acts of spontaneous comedic genius. Now a series on Sky Atlantic and the Nerdist…

Balgreen Library, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Stand in the Square

£12.50 / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Stand in the Square

£12.50 / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Stand in the Square

£12.50

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Stand in the Square

£12.50

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

There's a whole summer of family-friendly activities at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Sun 3 Aug

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Radnor Park, Folkestone

Sat 2 Aug

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sun 3 Aug

£8 / 0844 4155 228

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LOUD Poets

Slam-style poetry devoid of pretension. Ages 15+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sun 3 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 2 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Sun 3 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

The Pitiless Storm

On the eve of the Scottish referendum, on the most important night of his life, a left wing trade unionist goes through a crisis of conscience as he is forced to question his political and moral beliefs in the face of a sea-change in his country’s political life. Starring David Hayman and presented by Fair Pley.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Shoot Your Shot

Shoot Your Shot returns with resident Ean (The Void/Magic Waves) playing Italo disco and Hi- NRG.

The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Sat 2 Aug

£4 / 0141 357 7246

With François Pleasurechest, Ewan Chambers and Chester Face.

  • 22:00 – 02:00

Circa: Beyond

Underbelly Productions Internationally acclaimed ensemble Circa invite you to step Beyond… into a sublimely surreal, unexpectedly moving world of blindfolds, Rubik’s Cubes and rabbit heads. Strangely beautiful, and curiously tender this is a mysterious place where bestial comedy meets irreverent vaudeville, with a…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

£16.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

McEwan Hall

£16.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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