What’s on: 28-29/10/2011

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THEATRE

27: A co-production from the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Lyceum Theatre, 27 is an important and human play about loneliness, ageing, science and the loss of our sense of self. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 7.45pm, £14.50–£29, 0131-248 4848

One Man, Two Guvnors: In Richard Bean’s English version of Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are high on the agenda. Following his award-winning success with Gavin and Stacey, James Corden is reunited with National Theatre Director Nicholas Hytner for the first time since the worldwide hit The History Boys. King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £15–£29.50, 0131-529 6000

A Play, A Pie and A Pint - Juicy Fruits: Leo Butler’s Eternal Source of Light provides the artistic backdrop to what you actually go for: a pie and a pint. Traverse, Cambridge Street, 1pm, £12, 0131 228 3223

Kith/Kin: Anthony Missen and Kevin Turner explore masculinity and male identity in their dance pieces. Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, 7.30pm, £10.75, 0131 665 2240

COMEDY

Friday Night Live: JoJo Sutherland hosts a night of comedy at this newish Rose Street venue. The Shack, Rose Street, 8pm, £9, 0131 226 4311

The Friday Show: Perennial favourite The Friday Show hosts Addy van der Borgh, Jonathan Mayor, Rick Molland and Ruaidhri Ward, with Scott Agnew compering. The Stand, York Place, 9pm, £9-10, 0131 558 7272

Micky Flanagan: Comic Micky Flanagan waxes lyrical about luxury cuisine (ie: alphabet spaghetti) and all things Cockney. Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, 7.30, £19, 0844 847 1660

The Improverts: Audience-led improv sketch comedy Bedlam Theatre, Bristo Place, 10.30pm, £4.50, 0131 225 9893

MUSIC

John Cooper Clarke: Seminal punk-poet John Cooper Clarke gives the Picturehouse what-for. HMV Picturehouse, Lothian Road, 7pm, £15, 0844 847 1740

Bombskare: ‘Scotland’s ska juggernaut’, with support from The Imagineers. The Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 7pm, £8, 0131 225 2564

Focus, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown: Classic Dutch rock (featuring yodelling and flutes) and CWOAB join forces; one of the weirdest/best gigs you’ll see this week, according to your tastes. The Caves, Niddry Street South, 7pm, £20, 0131 557 8989

The Jackals: Gritty psychedelic rock. Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, 7.30pm, £5, 0131 220 6176

CLUBS

Numbers: Expertly curated session of classic Detroit techno, R&B, funk and UK bass music - and it’s free. You’d be a fool to miss it. Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate, 11pm, free, 0131 225 1757

Jackhammer: Billy Nasty and Radioactiveman headline with support from Gavin Richardson, Wolfjazz, Keyte and Dave Cymbol. The Caves, Niddry Street South, 11pm, £10, 0131 557 8989

Evol: Indie, hip-hop, alterative beats and rock. Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 10.30pm-3am, £5, 0131-225 5583

Misfits: DIY indie, eletro, punk, rock and retro. The Hive, Niddry Street, 11pm, free before 11.30pm, £4 after, 0131-556 0444

Opal Lounge: Funked up vocal house and dance classics from Jez Hill. George Street, 9pm, £4 before 11pm, £8 after, 0131-226 2275

Planet Earth: Music from 1976 through to 1989. So a healthy dose of punk, new wave, new romantic and electro-pop. Now with added 90s power. Citrus Club, Grindlay Street, 10.30pm, £5 after 11pm, 0131-622 7086

Everybody: Indie/pop/rock and all the latest dance tracks. Electric Circus, Market Street, 10.30pm, £5 before midnight/£6 after 0131-226 4224

SATURDAY

THEATRE

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

One Man, Two Guvnors. King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 2.30pm, from £17, 0131 529 6000

A Play, A Pie and A Pint - juicy fruits. Traverse, Cambridge Street, 1pm, £12, 0131 228 3223

COMEDY

Micky Flanagan: As Friday. Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, 7.30, £19, 0844 847 1660

Saturday Night Live: JoJo Sutherland hosts Saturday Night Live with a roster of standup entertainment. The Shack, Rose Street. 8pm, £9, 0131 226 4311

The Saturday Show: Saturday night frolicks with Addy van der Borgh, Jonathan Mayor and Rick Molland. The Stand, York Place, 9pm, £15, 0131 558 7272

MUSIC

Tony Jacobs and Company: Vocalist Catherine Sykes assists Tony Jacobs’ ensemble of swing, jazz and cabaret music. Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, 7.30pm, £15.25, 0131 665 2240

Singleskin: Melodic Dunfermline rockers preview their new album. Voodoo Rooms, West Register Street, 8pm, £5, 0131 556 7060

Blackout: Post-hardcore Welsh sextet tour new album, Hope. With support from We Are The Ocean. HMV Picturehouse, Lothian Road, 7pm, £15, 0844 847 1740

The Merrylees: Reverby alt-folk from Edinburgh trio. Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, 7pm, £TBC, 0131 220 6176

Sam Duckworth: Get Gape, Wear Cape, Fly frontman goes solo. Electric Circus, Market Street, 7pm, £10, 0131 226 4224

CLUBS

Heavy Gossip vs. Ultragroove: Halloween and house music for the recently-joined house soirees. Below Stairs, Picardy Place, 11pm, 0131 557 0952

Madchester: Baggy, scruffy, psychedelic: Stone Roses, Primal Scream and the rest bustle around the speakers of the Electric Circus. Electric Circus, Victoria Street, 10.30pm, £6, 0131 225 2564

Soulsville: Soul, funk and jazz from DJ Tsatsu and DJ Red6. The Bongo Club, Holyrood Road, 11pm, £5, 0131 558 7604

Karnival: A Nightmare on Blair Street

Haunted house and twisted techno come together in unholy matrimony: free CDs for the best costumes. Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, 11pm, £6-12, 0131 220 6176

Bubblegum: Chart, dance and retro disco. The Hive, Niddry Street, 10pm, £4, 0131-556 0444

Propaganda: Claiming to be the UK’s biggest indie night, Propaganda will doubtless rake in the Converse-and-cardigan mob. HMV Picturehouse, Lothian Road, 11pm, £5, 0844 847 1740

Tease Age: Indie, rock and soul. Citrus Club, Grindlay Street, 10.30pm, free (£6 after 11pm), 0131-622 7086

Playdate: Fine underground house night Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate, 11pm, £3, 0131 225 1757