Your guide to the best city nights out
Keira Knightley and Jude Law star in a spectacular new adaptation of Tolstoy’s epic love story. Trapped in a loveless marriage to Alexei (Jude Law), aristocrat and socialite Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley) falls for the dashing Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson). But this is late 19th century Russian high society, where such scandalous affairs rarely go unpunished. The price of her passion proves very high indeed as she is shunned by her peers and even threatened with separation from her son.
General release, various times and prices
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On an extensive UK tour to promote his new album, top London guitarist/composer Phil Robson brings in a supergroup of fabulous players, with Phil (guitar), Julian Arguelles (saxes), Gareth Lockrane (flutes), Michael Janisch (bass), and Ernesto Simpson (drums). This event is being recorded live by BBC Radio 3.
The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 8pm, £10 (£8), 0131-220 4298
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
A new staging by Laurance Connor. Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.
Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, 7.30pm, £19.50-£56, 0844 871 3014
Each Wednesday at lunchtime, St Giles’ Cathedral hosts a free concert. Hear pianist Will Pickvance as he curates short concerts of whatever he and his colleagues are working on that week. Great classical works are interspersed with original items, influenced by jazz, folk and music hall.
St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 12.15pm, free, 0131-226 0673
BENEFIT FOR VSO EDINBURGH
With Graeme Thomas, Jay Lafferty and Jamie Andrew and host Joe Heenan. Special guest to be announced.
The Stand, York Place, 8.30pm, 7.30pm, £8 (£6), 0131-558 7272