Five Things To Do In Edinburgh: Wednesday 24 October

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Your pick of the city’s nights out.

• DANCE: Tango! Tango! The sultry sensations of Argentina come to Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre, uncovering the passion and conflict that lie at the heart of one of the world’s most famous dances. Tango! Tango! tells the story of Astor Piazzolla, an impassioned composer and outsider. Influenced by jazz and classical music, the ‘Great Astor’ fought, connived and survived for his music. After a long struggle against the establish-ment, he revolution-ised tango, bringing it out of the under-ground clubs of Argentina and turning it into one of the most popular forms of music and dance of the late 20th century. Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, 7.30pm, £18 0131-665 2240 / www.bruntontheatre.co.uk

• THEATRE: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. New production of Shakespeare comedy, directed by Matthew Lenton of Vanishing Point. Four young lovers flee to the forest where they fall foul of the manipulations of fairies who conjure a series of increasingly funny complications as the mortals try to find true love with the right partners. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £14.50–£29, 0131-248 4848

• COMEDY: PAPPY’S LAST SHOW EVER! Pappy’s return with a brand new show full of sketches, songs and silliness! The Stand, York Place, 8.30pm, £12 (£10), 0131-558 7272

• MUSIC: Easy Chair. Graeme Laird (guitar/vocals) and Mike Bennett (mandolin, banjo, piano) and friends. The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 6.30pm, free, 0131-220 4298

• THEATRE: The Cone Gatherers. The Cone Gatherers is a haunting tale of good versus evil, and demonstrates the destructive power of envy and prejudice. King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £14–£29.50 (£11–£26.50), 0131-529 6000