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A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, VJs and a live jam session.

Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

£9 in advance; £10 on the door / 0131 650 4673

Featuring Smash Kafana.

Billy Connolly: High Horse

The Big Yin of Scottish stand-up takes a break from all that globe-trotting and acting for a Scottish stand-up tour. A rare chance to see live what made him famous. Connolly's talent for spinning a great yarn began back in his 1960s folkie days, when his sets veered off from music to storytelling. Since then, he's…

SECC, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Clyde Auditorium

£28–£30 / 0141 248 3000

The Curing Room

  • 4 stars

Spring 1944: seven Soviet soldiers have been captured by the Nazis, stripped naked and abandoned in the locked empty cellar of a monastery in southern Poland. Deprived of all ties to their world, the prisoners redefine their concepts of order and human nature. In order to survive the men resort to murder and cannibalism.

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Fri 24 Oct

£13–£15 / 020 7609 1800


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.

Glasgow Green

Fri 24 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

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.

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Fri 24 Oct

£23 / 01252 329155

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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 24 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0131 667 7533


Promising 'the naughtiest party for the dirtiest boyz', there's an amateur strip contest, giveaways, gogo dancers and the intriguingly named 'Scally Alley'.

Fire, London SW8

Fri 24 Oct

£7–£12 / 020 3242 0040

  • 23:00 – 11:00 A:M Fire, London

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.

Ealing Common, London W5

Fri 24 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Curious About Hastings

Discover Hastings with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.

Hastings Old Town Hall Museum Of Local History

Fri 24 Oct

£4.99 / 01424 451166

Dreamboats And Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits Twist & Shout, Handy Man, Pretty Woman and One Fine Day.

Malvern Theatres

Fri 24 Oct

£25–£31 / 01684 892 277

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Jersey Boys

The electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 24 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

WHSmith, Manchester

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0161 834 8300

Olympia, London W14

Fri 24 Oct

Phone for prices / 02073 851200

Sea View Restaurant

Our Sea View Restaurant is a Must.

The Sands Venue, Blackpool

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 01253 625262

The Beehive Comedy Club

Ben Verth presents a weekend packed full of top local and visiting comedians to tickle your funny bone in an entirely appropriate way.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

£9 / 0131 225 7171

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Gandey's Thrill Circus

A fabulous October treat for the Midlands schools half term. GANDEY'S - the country's largest Big Top entertainment organisation - returning to the West Midlands with a super-charged action-packed, all human circus of THRILLS!

Intu Merry Hill, Brierley Hill

Fri 24 Oct


London Sports Writing Festival 2014

Legendary sports personalities discuss their literary works, with readings and discussions by Roy Keane, Gareth Thomas, Trevor Brooking and many more.

Lord's Cricket Ground, London NW8

Fri 24 Oct

£10 Single Session; £35 Masterclass


  • Written by: William Shakespeare

Giffnock Theatre Players present a production of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies.

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

£13 (£11) / 0141 577 4956

  • 19:30 Macbeth Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

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

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867


Rodgers & Hammerstein musical presented by Ballyclare High School.

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Fri 24 Oct

£12 (£10) / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:45 Oklahoma! Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey
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Paul Potts

Winner of ITV's 'Britain's Got Talent', former mobile phone salesman, singing superstar and subject of his own cinematic biopic, Paul Potts brings his pop opera classics to the stage.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Fri 24 Oct

£21–£28.50 / 0844 907 9000

Rootikal Meets Tighten Up

Tighten Up crew featuring Tim P, Mistah Brown and Papa Face and Rootikal crew featuring David Hill, Mr Faso, Stuart Patterson and Oxman spin 60s-80s reggae.

Trapeze, London EC2A

Fri 24 Oct

£7–£9; £5 adv

Bookbug Session

Rhymes, stories and songs to stimulate and delight wee ones. Suitable for under threes. Booking is essential.

Balerno Library, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5500

Blackhall Library, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5595

Colinton Library, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5603

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Cape Town Funny Festival

South Africa presents its funniest folk, including Marc Lottering, Alan Committie, Kev Orkian, Marc Lottering, Nik Rabinowitz, Carl Wastie, Alan Committie, Kev Orkian, Siv Ngesi and Tumi Morake.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Fri 24 Oct

£20–£30 / 0844 871 7646

Damien Hirst - Iconoclasm

The highly influential, Turner Prize-winning conceptual artist presents a new work which seeks to question contemporary belief systems.

Rise Gallery, Croydon

Fri 24 Oct


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