Five Things to do in Edinburgh: Thursday May 24

Your pick of the nights out in the city

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 23rd May 2012, 9:33 am

• FILM: 2 Days in New York (15). Neurotic artist Marion (Julie Delpy) is happily ensconced in New York with radio DJ Mingus (Chris Rock) and her young son Lulu (Owen Shipman), who affectionately refers to the new beau as ‘fake daddy’. A visit from her papa (Albert Delpy), sister Rose (Landeau) and Rose’s pot-smoking partner Manu (Alex Nahon) begins badly when the two men are stopped at US customs, attempting to smuggle ten sausages and eight cheeses into the country in their under-garments. The dysfunc-tional clan’s arrival coincides with Marion’s forthcoming exhibition of photographs, which will culminate in her making an existential statement by selling her soul to the highest bidder. As opening night approaches, tensions escalate in Marion and Mingus’s cramped apartment, exacerbated by the language barrier between the radio host and his garrulous guests. Arguments sow the seeds of relationship discontent and Marion frets about the ramifications of spending the rest of her life with one man.

Various cinemas, times and prices

• EXHIBITION: A Parliament of Lines. The first major show of 2012, featuring the work of 15 contemporary artists, most working at an international level, who use drawing as an important element in their practice. Catch it before it heads to the Pier Arts Centre, Orkney and RMIT University Gallery, Melbourne. The artists are: Charles Avery, Paul Chiappe, Layla Curtis, Nathalie De Briey, Moyna Flannigan, Luca Frei, Euan Gray, Sam Griffin, Marie Harnett, Callum Innes, Alan Johnston, Andrew MacKenzie, David Shrigley, Graeme Todd and Ainslie Yule.City Art Centre, Market Street, 10am-5pm, free, 0131-529 3993

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• COMEDY: The Thursday Show. Five acts on a two-hour stand-up showcase and a short spot for a newcomer. With Gary Little, Michael Fabbri, Tony Jameson, Vince Fluke and host Susan Morrison.

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

• CLUB: Frisky. DIY indie, eletro, punk, rock and retro.

The Hive, Niddry Street, 11pm, free before 11.30pm, £4 after, 0131-556 0444

• MUSIC: Kenyan Orphan Project Fundraiser. Music to raise money for charity.

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