Your pick of the city’s nights out
• EXHIBITION: Piranesi — Master Of Fantasy. Highlights from the esteemed career of 18th-century printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi, whose etchings, prints and drawings of architectural fantasy became a source of inspiration for European artists and architects alike. Piranesi (1720-1778) was one of the most inventive and influential printmakers of the 18th century. Chiefly working in Rome, he created etchings of archaeological and fantastic subjects that became an intoxicating source of inspiration for artists and architects across Europe. The son of a stonemason, Piranesi was born near Mestre on the Venetian mainland. In his early years he studied architecture, engineering and stage design. He travelled to Rome in 1740 and immersed himself in the study of the remains of the ancient city. Within a year Piranesi started producing etched views of Rome, and in 1743 he created his first major publication, the Prima Parte di Architettura. Following a brief return to Venice he settled in Rome, where he remained for the rest of his life. He secured his reputation with a succession of remarkable series of prints, based to varying degrees on observation and the imagination. They came to dominate the print market because of their scale, complexity and drama.
National Gallery Of Scotland Complex, The Mound 10am-5pm, 10am-7pm, free, 0131-624 6200
• CLUB: Black Science. Deep house, disco and hip-hop.
Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, 11pm-3am, £7 (£5 before midnight), 0131-220 6176
• JAZZ: Sher Watson. The singer-songwriter and member of the band Das Contras performs jazz and acoustic folk.
The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 6pm, free, 0131-220 4298
• MUSIC: Ian Siegal, Jed Potts And The Hillman Hunters. The singer-songwriter and guitarist plays blues and blues-rock.
Voodoo Rooms, Ballroom, West Register Street 7pm, £10, 0131-556 7060
5comedy: Acari Comedy Hypnotist Stage hypnosis as the performer plays with the minds of audience members.
The Pleasance, 7.30pm, £10.50 (NUS £6.50), 0131-556 6550