MUSIC from punk mainstays The Lurkers, and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) and Shia LeBoeuf (Transformers) in new film Lawless.
1 FILM: Lawless (18)
In the mountains of Franklin County, local cops turn a blind eye to the illegal activities of Forrest Bondurant (Tom Hardy) and his siblings Howard (Jason Clarke) and Jack (Shia LaBeouf). The brothers run a successful bar and eke out a comfortable living by trading moonshine, made at secret distilleries maintained by Jack’s disabled pal, Cricket (Dane DeHaan). The siblings’ business empire threatens to crumble to its foundations when sadistic Special Deputy Charley Rakes (Guy Pearce) arrives from Chicago on a mission to shut down the distilleries at the behest of District Attorney Mason Wardell (Tim Tolin). As young love blossoms between Jack and preacher’s daughter Bertha Minnix (Mia Wasikowska), Rakes sets about dismantling the brothers’ operation from the inside, targeting weak links including dancer Maggie Beauford (Jessica Chastain). Violent but critically acclaimed film.
General release, various cinemas, times and prices
2 DANCE: Absolutely Legless
Dance, dance, and even more dance – Irish dance group, Absolutely Legless, get up on the good foot for a night of foot-stomping, feet-tapping fun.
Storytelling Centre, High Street, 7.30pm, £10 (£8; children £5), www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk
3 MUSIC: The Lurkers
Considered the first punk band to play in Scotland back in 1976, Cockney geezers, The Lurkers, make another one of their regular appearances at the Citrus Club. A straight-ahead punk band with no pretensions, think The Ramones, Motorhead, Eddie & The Hot Rods, and you’ll have some idea what to expect.
Citrus Club, Grindlay Street, 7.30pm, £9 (£12 on the door), www.citrusclub.co.uk
4 COMEDY: The Saturday Show
Sold out every week for the past five years, The Saturday Show is the most looked-forward-to show at this tiny basement comedy club. Featuring hootsmen Pete Johansson, John Gillick, Sean Grant, Sam Harland and host Billy Kirkwood.
The Stand, York Place, 7pm, £15, www.thestand.co.uk
5 MUSICAL: Summer Holiday
As the title suggests, Cliff Richard’s classic road-musical of the 1950s receives an airing courtesy of Lothian Youth Arts & Musicals Company.
Church Hill Theatre, Morningside Road, 7.30pm (2pm matinee), £10 (£7.50), 0131-447 7597