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Glen's Guide: best things to do in Edinburgh and Glasgow in June and July

Glen's Guide: best things to do in Edinburgh and Glasgow in June and July

Spice Girls

Get your coat. You're going out out!

Sun? Who knows. Cocktails? Definitely. Good times? Always. We've joined forces with The List to bring you Glen's Guide – our pick of the very best events happening across Scotland this summer. Whether it's date night, a Father's Day treat, or you just fancy a spontaneous night on the tiles, look no further. Pre drinks in the garden? Fancy whipping up some summery cocktails? We've got you covered with our new Flavours – Passionfruit & Peach and Strawberry & Apple! Summer? Sorted.

Spice Girls

You can tell them what you want, what you really, really want, as the Spice Girls (minus Victoria Beckham) bring their pop hits to Edinburgh.
BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Sat 8 Jun, 5pm, £60.50–196

Rachel Jackson & Friends

Scottish actress and comedian Rachel Jackson hosts this monthly comedy show, featuring established names in the comedy circuit and up-and-coming talent.
Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Wed 26 Jun & Wed 31 Jul, 8.30pm, £8.50

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

The Stand-Up Farmer presents his third solo show, described as a mix of Countryfile and The Only Way is Essex.
The Stand, Edinburgh, Sun 2 Jun, 8.30pm, £11–13.20

Glen's Guide: best things to do in Edinburgh and Glasgow in June and July

Trinity the Tuck

Propaganda Edinburgh

Weekly Indie club night in the Scottish capital featuring all your favourite throwback hits, from Mumford & Sons to Blink-182.
Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Every Fri, 10.30pm, £4–6

Gary Delaney: Gangster's Paradise

Gary Delaney is the one-liner master, and you might have seen him in Mock the Week, Robert's Web and Loose Ends.
The Stand, Edinburgh, Tue 25 Jun, 8.30pm, £18.70; The Stand, Glasgow, Wed 26 Jun, 8.30pm, £18.70

Trinity the Tuck

One of the joint winners of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars season four, Trinity The Tuck embarks on a one-woman show tour.
Glee Club, Glasgow, Wed 12 Jun, 7.30pm, £20–40; La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh, Tue 30 Jul, 7pm, £22

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet's back, alright, and with the original line-up. The 90s pop sensations are on a world tour promoting their new album, DNA.
SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Fri 14 Jun, 6.30pm, £40–650

Glen's Guide: best things to do in Edinburgh and Glasgow in June and July

Scott Gibson / credit: Steve Ullathorne

The Gardener Mostly Movie Pub Quiz

Test your movie knowledge at this weekly pub quiz, hosted by Quizmaster Neil, and battle it out with the other teams for a chance at a fancy prize.
The Gardener, Glasgow, Every Thu, 9pm, Free

Scott Gibson Tries New Jokes (With Pals)

The multi award-winning comedian tests out some of his newest material alongside a line-up of his comedian friends.
Gilded Balloon Basement, Edinburgh, Wed 17 Jul, 8pm, £5.50

Besoms: Comedy and Cabaret

Monthly comedy evening hosted by Jay Lafferty, featuring comedians from under-represented backgrounds.
Gilded Balloon Basement, Edinburgh, Thu 27 Jun, 8pm, £6

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Gary Delaney: Gary In Punderland

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he's ready to bring you a brand…

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Thu 9 Sep

£19.80 / 01642 525199

Blackheath Halls, London SE3

Fri 29 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8463 0100

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Sat 24 Jul

Sold out / 020 3108 1000

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Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

Back to The Teuchter is the 3rd solo show from “comedy farmer” Jim Smith. It’s ‘Countryfile’ meets ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ as Jim hits the stage using characters, regional accents and impressions to help explain to city slickers what the outside world looks like through the eyes of those that ‘bide up the glen’. Hot…

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 17 Jun

£21.87 / 0844 871 7648

Fri 18 Jun

£21.87 / 0844 871 7648

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet's back, as they say. They head out on tour with the five-heartthrob line-up restored.

Propaganda

The UK's biggest indie club night comes to Edinburgh. Playing a soundtrack that'll get you dancing and reminiscing including Blink 182, Mumford & Sons and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The Gardener Mostly Movie Pub Quiz

Movie-themed pub quiz hosted by Quizmaster Neil, with a big fancy prize waiting for the cleverest film buff of them all.

Spice Girls

25 years on, the pop Wannabes are still performing together. Well, mostly.

Besoms: Comedy and Cabaret

A monthly evening of comedy featuring under-represented groups, hosted by Jay Lafferty.

Rachel Jackson & Friends

Monthly comedy show hosted by Scottish actress and comedian Rachel Jackson, featuring a changing line-up of established comics and up-and-coming stars.

Trinity The Tuck

One-woman show featuring joint-winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars Four, Trinity Taylor.