Five things to do in Edinburgh: Friday 19th October

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1 EVENT: RBS Museum Lates: Behind the Masque

At this contemporary take on a masquerade, a popular form of courtly entertainment among European rulers, visitors will be encouraged to wear masks or take inspiration from the museum’s collections to design their own on the night. The event links in with the Museum’s exhibition Catherine the Great: An Enlightened Empress, which closes on Sunday. The Museum will be transformed into a sparkling world where nothing is quite what it seems, featuring a packed programme of bands, installations and performers.

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 7-10.30pm, £10, (£8 conc), combination ticket with entry to Catherine the Great (normally £9) £18 (£16 conc) www.nms.ac.uk/lates or call 0300- 123 6789. Ticket holders can book tables at the Brasserie on 0131-247 4040 or 4084

2 ROCK: Wishbone Ash

British rock band which achieved success in the early and mid-1970s.

The Jam House, Queen Street, 6pm, £16.50, 0131-226 4380

3 MUSIC: 10cc

Not only were 10cc makers of some of the greatest hits of the 70s, but they are currently one of the most exciting live bands in the country and are embarking on a string of major UK venues celebrating 40 years in the business.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, 7.30pm, £25.50-£29.50, 0131-529 6000

4 CLUB: XY

Weekly adrenaline-fuelled house, electro, bass and drum & bass night. . A mix of local residents and guest DJs will ensure a great night that constantly evolves with new faces and new sounds.

Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, 11pm-3am, £7, 0131-247 4704

5 THEATRE: the Rise & Fall of Little Voice

The Rise & Fall of Little Voice is a sparkling night of comedy, divas and romance. Written & directed by Jim Cartwright, this Olivier winning show is one you won’t want to miss.

King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 7.30pm, £11.50–£29.50 (£8.50–£26.50), 0131-529 6000