Your pick of the best city nights out
1 MUSIC: Hispanic arts festival fundraiser Lots of colourful Flamenco, singers, musicians and party fun as Maria Conte raises funds for Hispanic Festival.
Music includes: Spanish Civil War Songs CD Launch with Carlos Arredondo, Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre; Niki King & Galo Ceron; Sophie Ramsay & Galo Ceron; Theseus & the Minotaure: Dance and music; Flamenco Dance, music and song; plus DJs Dr No and Freddy Ramirez,
The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 9am-3am, £5-£6, 0131 220 4298
2 MUSIC: the buzzcocks A Formed in Manchester in 1975, the Buzzcocks were one of the most important bands to emerge from the first wave of punk rock. The band still comprises original members Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle, with new additions Chris Remington and Danny Farrant. A chance to see a bit of punk history.
Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 7pm, £15, 0131-225 2564
3 COMEDY: the improverts A The Improverts’ legendary show has played to packed houses on Friday nights for the past eighteen years. Various improvisation games based on audience suggestions give rise to a hilarious and unique show every time.
Bedlam Theatre, Bristo Place, 10.30pm, £4.50, 0131 225 9893
4 MUSIC: indie fun friday Monthly charity gig night focused on promoting fun, lively and dancable bands. Playing tonight are The Cosmonauts, Onzlo and Alex Footit, performing in aid of Mercycorps.
Henry’s Cellar Bar, Morrison Street, 7pm, £4, 0131-228 9393
5 COMEDY: the friday show Host Stu Murphy introduces Mrs Barbara Nice (so you’d better be on your best behaviour), Markus Birdman, Sully O’Sullivan, and Jay Lafferty. Five acts on a two hour stand-up showcase. Featuring comperes, the best headliners on the circuit, several support acts and a short spot for a newcomer. Great show and great value as it’s usually the same line-up as the Saturday night show for a fiver less.
The Stand, York Place, 9pm, £10 (£9), 0131-558 7272