Five Things To Do in Edinburgh: Tuesday 25 September

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Your guide to the city’s nights out

• FILM: Now is Good (12A). A three-star tear-jerker. Seventeen-year-old Tessa (Dakota Fanning) has the same lust for life as her best friend Zoey (Kaya Scodelario), but Tessa won’t live to see her 18th birthday, go to university or raise a family. Painfully aware of how few days and weeks remain, Tessa makes a list of dreams she would like to realise before she loses her battle with leukaemia, including losing her virginity, taking drugs and going shoplifting with Zoey. Tessa’s protective father (Paddy Considine) and flighty mother (Olivia Williams) are determined to protect their daughter as best they can in these final weeks, but the teenager wants to take risks. This includes falling hopelessly in love with hunky neighbour Adam (Jeremy Irvine).

General release, various cinemas, times and prices

• ART: Picasso & Modern British Art. The first exhibition to explore Pablo Picasso’s lifelong connections with Britain examines his evolving reputation here and British artists’ responses to his work. Originating at Tate Britain, this pioneering show marks the first time the two organisations have collaborated on a major exhibition, which comprises 150 works from major public and private collections around the world, including 60 by Picasso. Highlights include masterpieces from all periods of his career, such as his great 1925 painting, The Three Dancersand major cubist paintings from the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Among the British artists for whom Picasso proved an important stimulus, and whose work is included in the show, are Duncan Grant, Wyndham Lewis, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore and Francis Bacon.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Belford Road 10am-5pm, £10, 0131-624 6200

• MUSIC: Jesca Hoop. Carolina singer/songwriter of heartfelt tunes, much admired by the likes of Tom Waits and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey.

Electric Circus, Market Street, 7pm, £7, 0131-226 4224

• THEATRE: The Guid Sisters. Scots translation of the original Québecois play Les Belles-soeurs.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 7.45pm, £14.50–£29, 0131-248 4848

• MUSIC: Emma Versteeg & Stuart Hope. Lunchtime concert.

Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, 1.10pm, free, 0131-651 3212