Hitlist: Around Town
The best events, books and LGBT
Sheep Heid Inn Summer’s End Beer Festival The oldest surviving pub in Scotland hosts over 75 beers and cider, plus live music and a barbecue. Fri 28–Mon 31 Aug (not Sun), Fri/Sat 11am–midnight; Mon noon–6pm. The Sheep Heid Inn, Edinburgh.
Launch of SEEDBOM Join Glasgow-based designer Darren Wilson to find out about his new guerrilla gardening/seedbombing event. Fri 28 Aug, 7pm. CCA, Glasgow.
Bletherheads Scotland’s literary cup runneth over with a new spoken word / performance night. Alan Bissett hosts the inaugural night with AL Kennedy. Sat 29 Aug, 7–10pm. Electric Circus, Edinburgh.
Jeffrey Lewis’ Watchmen Lecture Alt-folk legend Jeffrey Lewis waxes lyrical on the virtues of the Watchmen graphic novel. Jeff asks that all attendees have read Watchmen at least once. Tue 1 Sep, 6pm. Glasgow Film Theatre.
Handmade Heaven Shop for groovy treats without worrying about children in sweatshops working their wee fingers to the bone, courtesy of the Glasgow Craft Mafia. Sun 30 Aug, 1–6pm. Mono, Glasgow.
Mary Brennan Dance critic Mary Brennan, who has written Scottish Ballet: Forty Years joins in an evening celebrating the illustrious company. Thu 3 Sep, 6.30pm, Blackwell, Edinburgh.
Dead Girls’ Dance Club Fusing ancient dance with dark modern music, this Gothic and Industrial bellydance fusion workshop will hone your dancefloor moves. Come along in clubbing gear. Booking required. Sat 5 Sep, 7.30pm, The Yoga Room, Edinburgh.