Your pick of the city’s nights out
• MUSIC: The Idiot B*stard Band. Celebrity comedy chums Phill Jupitus, Ade Edmondson, Rowland Rivron and Neil Innes take up their instruments, and after a raucous eight-week residency at a London pub, tour the country. The music-comedy hybrid that is comedians Jupitus and Rivron, former Young Ones star Edmondson and ex-Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band legend Innes visit the HMV Picture House. Jupitus, the hilariously sarcastic one on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, explains that The Idiot B*stard Band formed after he and Edmondson appeared as special guests at a one-off concert.
“Ade said that he wanted to do more stuff musically and I was really enjoying it as well.
“We all have a love of funny songs and finally we formed a band to play the ones we like best,” he adds.
The band’s material is pretty much a 60-40 split of original stuff and songs they all knew and liked.
Jupitus, plays guitar, bass, ukulele and stylophone. The Idiot B*stard Band, HMV Picture House, Lothian Road, , 7pm, £22.50, 0131-221 2280
• THEATRE: The Hairy Bikers - Larger Than Live Dave Myers and Si King talk about their cooking and riding exploits. The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 8pm, £25 (£23), 0131-668 2019
• MUSIC: Eddi Reader.l The voice of chart-topping Fairground Attraction performs solo. Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, 7.30pm, £25 (£22.50), 0131-529 6000
• COMEDY: The Saturday Show. With Craig Hill, Damian Clark, Diane Spencer, Dan Petherbridge and host Stu Murphy. The Stand, York Place, 9pm, £15, 0131-558 7272
• THEATRE: The Artist Man and the Mother Woman. Written in Morna Pearson’s trademark “lurid, post-modern Doric” (The Scotsman),The Artist Man and the Mother Woman is a wickedly funny, surreal portrait of a spectacularly dysfunctional relationship. Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 8pm, £15.50 (£6-£11.50), 0131-228 1404