• EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS DAILY LISTINGS
The Great Lafayette Festival
A weekend of events celebrating perhaps the greatest magician who ever lived, 100 years after his death. Check venue for full programme detials.
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, various times and prices, 0131-529 6000
The ever-popular, all dancing, all-singing musical returns.
Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, 5pm, 8.30pm, 27.25–41.25, 0844-847 1660
A romantic-comedy-thriller set in Edinburgh and China... maybe.
Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 14–16 (6–12), 0131-228 1404
New Yorker, Joe Bonaparte is from an immigrant family. From humble and impoverished beginnings he is tempted away from the strict moral principles of his father and relatives to the lucrative and glamorous life of a prize fighter. Along the way Joe faces the reality of losing his gifts as a musician and the disappointment of his father who wants him to become a professional violinist.
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, 2pm, 7.30pm, 7 (5), 0131-665 2240
Scottish National Poet Liz Lochhead's new translation of Molire's great comedy The School for Wives, adapted and re-titled, is, like the original, in razor sharp, wicked, rhyming couplets.
Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 7.45pm, 11–28 (5–26), 0131-248 4848
THE SATURDAY SHOW
Ian Moore, Gus Tawse, Sanderson Jones and Lucy Oldham. Hosted by Bruce Devlin.
The Stand, York Place, 9pm, 15, 0131-558 7272
A different line-up of comedians every weekend.
Omni Centre, Greenside Place, 8.30pm, 13, 0844-844 0044
Bassist/vocalist Jimmy Taylor and his swinging piano/bass/drums trio.
The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 3pm, free, 0131-220 4298
LATE N LIVE
Late night sounds at the popular city centre venue.
The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 11.30pm, 5 (3), 0131-220 4298
World Premiere Quintet
A different selection leading jazz musicians come together for each session with no rehearsal.
The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 8pm, 4 (3), 0131-220 4298
Unplugged session with local musician and his pals.
The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 6pm, free, 0131-220 4298
The Fire & I, Scrap Brain and Acrylic iQon
Grunge rock duo headline.
Sneaky Pete's, Cowgate, 7pm, 5, 0131-225 1757
The Wave Pictures and My Tiny Robots
Indie pop London trio top the bill.
Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, 7pm, 7.50, 0131-220 6176
With guest artistes Edinburgh Guitar Orchestra
Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, 7.30pm, 12-14 (10-12), 0131-668 2019
Chart, dance and retro disco.
The Hive, Niddry Street, 10pm, 4, 0131-556 0444
Baggy Manc classics.
Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 10pm, 6, 0131-225 2564
Indie, rock and soul.
Citrus Club, Grindlay Street, 10.30pm, free (6 after 11pm), 0131-622 7086
Old R'n'B and Northern Soul.
Henry's Cellar, Morrison Street, 11pm, 5, 0131-221 1288
Indie and alternative tuneage with resident EVOL DJ.
HMV Picture House, Lothian Road, 11pm, 5 (1 before midnight), 0844-847 1740
Underground house and techno.
Sneaky Pete's, Cowgate, 10pm, free, 0131-225 1757
DEVIL DISCO CLUB
Classic disco, funk and electro.
Bongo Club, Holyrood Road, 11pm, 4 (5 after 12), 0131-558 8844
LADIES ON ROTATION (SIMMONE BLACK, JO MYLES, CARINA RAMOS)
Ladies on the decks. In Speakeasy.
Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, 10.30pm, 5 (7 after 12.30am), 0131-220 6176
Wee Red Bar, Lauriston Place, 10pm, 1 (3 after 11.30pm), 0131-229 1003
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