Five things to do in Edinburgh 26/10/2012

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Your pick of the capital’s nights out.

1 Cinema: Taken 2

Retired CIA agent Bryan Mills finds himself targeted by the relatives of criminals he killed whilst rescuing his daughter. It has been over a year since Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) used his “particular set of skills” to rescue his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) from sex traffickers in Paris. Now working in Istanbul, Mills is surprised to receive a visit from Kim as well as his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen). However any plans to spend time with his family are cut short as an Albanian criminal, whose son was one of the men killed in Paris, abducts Lenore - forcing Mills to take action once again.

General release, various cinemas, times and prices

2 Theatre: Edinburgh’s got Talent

One of the Capital’s most popular shows. The Edinburgh Evening News’ annual search for a star has uncovered some amazing talent across Edinburgh and the Lothians in the past – who will be discovered this time?

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, 7.30pm, £15 (£10), 0131-529 6000

3 Music: Dog is Dead

Five-piece indie pop band from West Bridgford, Nottingham, who have described their music as “an original blend of harmonious, indie-pop in the disco, with a cheeky jazz hint”.

Electric Circus, Market Street, 7pm, £8.50, 0131-226 4224

4 Comedy: The Friday Show

Laughs a plenty at the weekly comedy spot, tomorrow featuring the unique talents of Rob Deering, Piff The Magic Dragon, David Whitney and host Joe Heenan.

The Stand, York Place, 8.30pm, £10 (£9), 0131-558 7272

5 Music: Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Ellington: in the spirit of The Duke. The musicians of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra present a programme of music by the great Duke Ellington, with pianist Brian Kellock taking on Ellington’s role. There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm.

The Queen’s Hall, Queen’s Hall, 7.30pm, £17.50 (£12.50), 0131-668 2019