10 unmissable events happening in Edinburgh and Glasgow this February
- The List
- 31 January 2019
Including Glasgow Film Festival, manipulate, BalletBoyz and Nils Frahm
Glasgow Film Festival
Glasgow puts out the red carpet for another bonanza of classic movies, new releases and special strands at GFF. The opening gala film is Mid90s as Jonah Hill makes his directorial debut, while the festival is closed by Beats, a Stephen Soderbergh-produced adaptation of Kieran Hurley's play where a coming-of-age tale is played out to the backdrop of Scotland's 90s rave scene. Along the way are anniversary tributes to Alien and The Matrix, and lots of scary movies across the FrightFest weekender.
Various venues, Glasgow, Wed 20 Feb–Sun 3 Mar.
Another global feast of visual theatre and animated film comes to the Traverse with work by artists and filmmakers from the likes of Canada, Colombia, Russia, the US and Hungary being displayed.
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat 2–Tue 12 Feb.
William Trevitt and Michael Nunn bestow a world premiere upon Scotland with Them, which is accompanied by the Christopher Wheeldon-choreographed Us from 2017.
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Sat 23 Feb.
With It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves, the acclaimed comic puts on another masterclass of political humour laced with devastating self-mockery.
Alhambra, Dunfermline, Fri 8 Feb; Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow, Sat 9 Feb; Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Sun 10 Feb.
The Hamburg neo-classical composer takes to the road with his ever-burgeoning fanbase getting very excited about hearing tunes from All Melody on the live stage.
Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Mon 18 Feb; Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 19 Feb.
The man tipped to take on the David Attenborough mantel one day brings us another blizzard of images and ideas as he delivers more popular science to the masses.
SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Tue 19 Feb.
Andy Warhol & Eduardo Paolozzi
Taken from a Warhol quote, I want to be a machine features work from both the Pittsburgh iconoclast and Paolozzi, the Italian Leither, showing how they captured images from ads and photographs.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, until Sun 2 Jun.
Kids' theatre veterans Andy Manley and Shona Reppe team up once again for Little Gift to tell the story of Ted, a lonely man whose life is transformed when he meets a new pal.
Platform, Glasgow, Wed 13 Feb; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 15 & Sat 16 Feb.
The Umbrella Academy
Starring the likes of Ellen Page, Mary J Blige and Tom Hopper, this is Netflix's latest slice of superhero drama in which a group of highly powered child prodigies gather up later in life to find justice for their dead adoptive dad.
Netflix from Fri 15 Feb.
The Holistic Ways Festival (chosen by comedian and actress Rachel Jackson)
Tickets for The Holistic Ways Festival at the Corn Exchange are under a fiver and it promises complementary therapies, free talks, workshops and stage performances. All good stuff for the body and mind. I spend all my money on massages and personal health care. My onstage persona is quite rock'n'roll and offstage I'm drinking almond milk tea and rubbing peppermint oil into my temples. Anything to keep the madness at bay, eh? My boyfriend calls me a wanker for liking stuff like this but I think taking care of your body and mind is pretty much the smartest thing you can do in life so a wee day to celebrate that has my vote. Hopefully see you there.
Rachel Jackson & Friends, Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Wed 27 Feb, Wed 27 Mar; Rachel Jackson: Slutty Little Goldfish, Blackfriars, Glasgow, Sun 24 Mar; Jackson also appears in Beats which closes the Glasgow Film Festival at GFT, Sun 3 Mar; The Holistic Ways Festival, Corn Exchange, Sun 24 Feb.