Your pick of the nights out in the capital
1 Film: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (12A)
Charlie (Logan Lerman) is devastated by the suicide of his good friend Michael and the senseless tragedy haunts the sensitive teenager as a new term beckons. The lad’s father (Dylan McDermott) and mother (Kate Walsh) hope Charlie will blossom in higher education but, as usual, their boy remains on the sidelines as a silent observer to the rituals of school life. The only person who seems to notice Charlie is English teacher Mr Anderson (Paul Rudd), who recognises a kindred spirit and supplies the youngster with a steady supply of extra-curricular reading. During an American football match, Charlie plucks up the courage to chat to openly gay classmate Patrick (Ezra Miller). In turn, he introduces Charlie to his free-spirited step-sister, Sam (Emma Watson), who tries to bring the shy newcomer out of his shell.
General release, various cinemas, times and prices
2 Exhibition: Catherine the Great
An Enlightened Empress Catherine the Great: An Enlightened Empress highlights the truly spectacular collections of one of Russia’s most successful rulers. Co-developed by the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and National Museums Scotland, this major exhibition will only be shown in Edinburgh.
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, £9, concs, book online on www.nms.ac.uk, at the Museum or call 0300-123 6789
3 Theatre: Good Grief
Following her late husband’s instructions to keep a journal of her feelings, June finds that grieving is not the straightforward process she had imagined … especially when she finds herself surprisingly drawn to a stranger she sees wearing her husband’s suit.
King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £14–£29.50 (£11–£26.50), 0131-529 6000
4 Drama: The Guid Sisters
Scots translation of the original Québecois play Les Belles-soeurs.
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 2.30pm, 7.45pm, £14.50–£29, 0131-248 4848
5 Musical: The Phantom of the Opera
Cameron Mackintosh presents a spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.
The Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £19.50–£56, 0844-871 3014