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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Artist Rooms: Robert Mapplethorpe

Moving, arresting and truly significant work by prolific American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Featuring ground-breaking portraiture of his contemporaries – Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Patti Smith – and his iconic self-portraits.

Clydebank Museum, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

Alan Davies: Little Victories

Sharp and inventive wit from the QI regular, award-winning actor and former Jonathan Creek and Whites star.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Thu 5 Mar

£25 / 01424 229111

Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence I

The centrality of Alasdair Gray's work as a visual artist and writer is traceable by drawing connections between his epic work and that of the artists who've come before and after him. This exhibition looks at the influences on Gray himself, and his own influence on others, drawing on works in the Gallery's collection.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

ARTIST ROOMS: Diane Arbus

Compelling collection of works by the photographer who was repeatedly drawn to the fringes of society.

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Thu 5 Mar

Free

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The Charlatans

The ever-durable Charlies have weathered all kinds of upheaval over the years and but have managed to plod along happily with considerable fan support.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Thu 5 Mar

£32.50

Rachel Levine: Soft Chaos

Work by recent GSA graduate which explores sculpture both as a means of research and as a medium in itself.

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

Intermedia Gallery

Free / 0141 352 4900

Romany Dear: Dancing in a circle is a reminder that we are part of the whole

An overview of the practice of the artist and choreographer.

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Erich Salomon & Barbara Klemm: A Leap in Time

Work by two German photojournalists: Salomon (1886–1944) photographed the political and social elite, sometimes with a hidden camera, catching the rich and famous in unguarded moments; Klemm (b. 1939) recorded historic moments with unobtrusive skill and sensitivity, producing famous images of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Stills, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 622 6200

Florian & Michael Quistrebert: Visions of Void

From the collaborative French brothers comes this collection of abstract videos and paintings influenced by Op Art.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 01382 909900

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Kari Robertson: Ohmage

New work from Glasgow-based artist.

SWG3, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0141 357 7246

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Man Booker Prize winner talks his new work, The Buried Giant.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

£12 (£10) / 0131 248 4848

Laura Aldridge: California wow!

An installation drawing on sculpture, textile, print and ceramics to engage with the relationship between art, craft and performance.

Tramway, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0845 330 3501

Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse: Ponte City

Ponte City is an iconic 54-story tower block in an inner city district of Johannesburg, which during the post-apartheid era has become a home not just for former township dwellers but also for recent immigrants from elsewhere in Africa. A planned redevelopment in 2007 was cancelled due to the subprime mortgage crisis, and…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Two Roberts: Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun

An overview of the work of the so-called 'Two Roberts': Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun, artists, friends of Bacon and Freud, lovers and perhaps more notorious for their bohemianism and their openness about their sexuality than celebrated for their art. This show, their first major retrospective, aims to redress the…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

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ABJAD

Contemporary abstraction from Jane Bustin, Kevin Harman, Paul Kier and Jeff McMillan.

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 556 4441

  • 10:00 – 18:00 ABJAD Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Alex Dordoy: Model T

Further investigations of the relationship between reality and the pictorial plane.

The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0141 248 3711

Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman

  • 4 stars

Winner of the 2013 Foster's Comedy Award with her show A Bic For Her (based on the ever-so-misogynistic pen for ladies released by Bic that year), Bridget's latest show is more of the same deliciously scathing explorations of the world. Bridget came to the nation's attention throughout the mid-late 00s, after being…

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Thu 5 Mar

Soho Downstairs

£20 (£17.50) / 020 7478 0100

David Lemm: Debris and Phenomena

Semi-abstract printed works produced in the venue and also during a residency on the isle of Eigg.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 557 2479

James Rigler: At Every Fading of the Stars

Work in ceramics, inspired by architecture and domestic objects.

Tramway, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0845 330 3501

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Judah Passow: Scots Jews – Identity, Belonging and the Future

Images of Scotland's Jewish community, from the Borders to Shetland.

Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0141 552 2151

Sunny Afternoon

  • Directed by: Edward Hall
  • Written by: Joe Penhall (book)

British singer-songwriter, Ray Davies, recalls his early life and the career of the eponymous pop-rock group, The Kinks, in this musical biography set during the 1950s and 1960s. Directed by Edward Hall.

The Harold Pinter Theatre, London SW1Y

Thu 5 Mar

£15–£89.50 / 0844 871 7622

Till The Stars Turn Cold

Work by contemporary artists interested in objects and bodies that carry speech: Tyler Coburn (USA), Michael Dean (UK), Kathryn Elkin (UK), Josh Kline (USA), Megan Rooney (CA), and Cally Spooner (UK). A partnership project between S1 Artspace in Sheffield and Glasgow Sculpture Studios.

Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0141 353 3708

Wendelien van Oldenborgh: Beauty and the Right to the Ugly

Dutch artist who uses the format of a public film shoot to explore social relations. Featuring her film Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, which in turn borrows its title from the 1982 exhibition The Beautiful and the Right to be Ugly by Italian-Brazilian artist Lina Bo Bardi.

Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 556 1264

X Factor Live

The most bankable of auditionees from the latest series of The X Factor perform for your sheer delight.

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Thu 5 Mar

£35–£55 / 0114 256 5656