What’s on 15-21 September 2011

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Thursday

THEATRE

Kes: The story of one boy’s heart, how it came to beat and how it came to break. Based on Barry Hines’ A Kestrel For A Knave,adapted by Rob Evans.

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £6 (family ticket £22), 0131-665 2240

Gin & Tonic: Comedy about a birthday party that goes terribly wrong.

Bedlam Theatre, Bristo Place, 2.30pm, £2, 0131-225 9893

Legally Blonde The Musical: See left.

Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, 7.30pm, £22.50–£59.50, 0844-847 1660

New Works: See left.

Traverse, Cambridge Street, 8pm, £6 (£4), 0131-228 1404

comedy

THE THURSDAY SHOW: Five acts on a two-hour stand-up showcase. Featuring ace comperes, the best headliners on the circuit, several support acts and a short spot for a newcomer.

The Stand, York Place, 9pm, £8, 0131-558 7272

music

HENRY IBBS: Electro-acoustic music (with a dash of Scouse) from well-known singer-songwriter Ibbs and friends.

The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 6pm, free, 0131-220 4298

Jazz Bar QuarteT: House four-piece perform do regular turn.

The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 8pm, £4 (£3), 0131-220 4298

Wilko Johnson and Ian Siegal: The phenomenal guitarist and founding member of Dr Feelgood heads the bill.

The Caves, Niddry Street, 7pm, £17.50, 0131-557 8989

The Edinburgh Quartet: With its distinguished international profile, the Edinburgh Quartet is Scotland’s premier string quartet. Resident at the Ian Tomlin School of Music, Napier University and at the University of Glasgow, it is one of the UK’s longest established university-based professional quartets and is Scotland’s only full-time chamber ensemble.

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, 7.30pm, £13.75 (£11.75; Supper & Concert £23.75 (£21.75), 0131-665 2240

Wake the President and X-Lion Tamer: Glasgow art-pop melodists Wake the President are a striking proposition.

Voodoo Rooms, West Register Street, 7.30pm, £5, 0131-556 7060

clubs

BOUNCE: Thursday night mix of classic R&B, funky house and dance beats from Tokyoblu’s John Hutchison.

Po Na Na, Frederick Street, 10.30pm, £2, 0131-226 2224

MOVEMENT: All new dance releases.

Electric Circus, Market Street, 9pm, 0131-226 4224

FRISKY: Chart, dance and electro.

The Hive, Niddry Street, 10pm, 0131-556 0444

BUMP: Master Caird and Johnny Junk-House supply fresh cuts, remixes and requests at this night of house, indie, hip hop, funk, 80s, 90s, electro and disco night.

Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 10.30 pm, free before midnight, £2 after, 0131-225 2564

HOMEGROWN: Liquid drum ‘n’ bass.

Sneaky Pete’s, 11pm, free, 0131-225 1757

OCTOPUSSY: Chart, Indie and Electro at Edinburgh’s busiest student club night.

HMV Picture House, 11pm, £6 (£4), 0844-847 1740

FRIDAY

THEATRE

Antigone: A 20th-century reinterpretation of the ancient Greek tragedy.

Bedlam Theatre, Bristo Place, 7.30pm, £2, 0131-225 9893

comedy

THE FRIDAY SHOW: With Rob Coleman, Jane Hill, Parrot and Jason Cook. Hosted by Joe Heenan.

The Stand, York Place, 9pm, £10, 0131-558 7272

HIGHLIGHT COMEDY: A different line-up of comedians every weekend.

Omni Centre, Greenside Place, 8.30pm, £13, 0844-844 0044

music

Rossco Galloway: The singer/songwriter/guitarist with his unusual, original songs, plus friends on stage.

The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 6pm, free, 0131-220 4298

Campbell’s Wild, Waverly, The Last Lookouts and The Defaults: Campbell’s Wild launch their debut single High Rise Dreams.

Studio 24, Calton Road, 7.30pm, £4 (£5), 0131-558 3758

J-Phunk Quintet: Classic fusion/jazz/funk from electric five-piece led by bassist Sam Firth.

The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 8pm, £4 (£3), 0131-220 4298

clubs

MIDNIGHT CLUB: Arrive in plenty of time, because at midnight every week, something pretty special and a little insane will be going down.

12 Picardy Place, 10pm-3am, £5 before midnight/£6 thereafter, 0131-557 0952

Entice: Fridays are the New Saturdays @ Shanghai with Entice. Join Resident DJ’s Barrie Wilkins and Andy Opal as they kick start your weekend in style. Guest appearances weekly.

Shanghai, George Street, 10pm-3am, £5, 0131-270 3900

DEPARTURE LOUNGE: Friendly and unique space for open-minded souls to enjoy a mix of jazz, hip-hop, Latin, Afrobeat, Brazilian, soul, house and drum’n’bass.

The Caves, Niddry Street South, 10pm, £10/£8 in advance, 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