Five Things To Do In Edinburgh: Thursday October 4

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Your pick of the city’s nights out.

• FILM: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (12A). Charlie (Logan Lerman) is devastated by the suicide of his good friend Michael and the senseless tragedy haunts the sensitive teenager as a new term beckons. The lad’s father (Dylan McDermott) and mother (Kate Walsh) hope Charlie will blossom in higher education but, as usual, their boy remains on the sidelines as a silent observer to the rituals of school life. The only person who seems to notice Charlie is English teacher Mr Anderson (Paul Rudd), who recognises a kindred spirit and supplies the youngster with a steady supply of extra-curricular reading. During an American football match, Charlie plucks up the courage to chat to openly gay classmate Patrick (Ezra Miller). In turn, he introduces Charlie to his free-spirited step-sister, Sam (Emma Watson), who tries to bring the shy newcomer out of his shell. General release, various cinemas, tiimes and prices

• THEATRE: Good Grief. Following her late husband’s instructions to keep a journal of her feelings, June finds that grieving is not the straightforward process she had imagined … especially when she finds herself surprisingly drawn to a stranger she sees wearing her husband’s suit. King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 7.30pm, £14–£29.50 (£11–£26.50), 0131-529 6000

• THEATRE: The Guid Sisters. Scots translation of the original Québecois play Les Belles-soeurs. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 7.45pm, £14.50–£29, 0131-248 4848

• MUSICAL: The Phantom of the Opera. Cameron Mackintosh presents a spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £19.50–£56, 0844-871 3014

• KIDS: A Dream on Midsummer’s Night. Wee Stories make the language of Shakespeare accessible to modern children, aged 10+. Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 7pm, £10, 0131-228 1404