List picks: Days out
- Licence Pending
Reliably good spoken word/ performance/music/live art/cabaret night run by a troupe of young Glasgow-based spoken word artists. This month, Martin O'Connor muses on masculinity, and live art duo Molly & Me make an appearance. Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Thu 4 Sep.
- Evolution Vs Intelligent Design
Let's have a heated debate! Stuart Ritchie, President of the University of Edinburgh Humanist Society, speaks up for the monkeys. Edinburgh Zoo, Thu 4 Sep.
- Scots: The Mither Tongue
Celebrate the Scots language in poetry and song with Billy Kay and traditional singer Rod Paterson. National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Tue 9 Sep.
Special guest Tam Dean Burn takes time out from bestriding Scottish theatre like a colossus to read at the ever-busy literature/comedy night. CCA, Glasgow, Tue 9 Sep.
- David Simon and The Wire
The creator of feverishly-loved, gritty cop show The Wire (pictured) is in town for a talk about his creation, to launch his forthcoming true crime novel Homicide: a Year on The Killing Streets, and for a screening of the TV show. GFT, Glasgow, Thu 18 Sep.