Your pick of the city’s nights out
FILM: Untouchable (15). Hugely successful French film, already destined for a US remake. Philippe (Francois Cluzet) is a wealthy aristocrat who suffers terrible injuries in a paragliding accident. He roams his sprawling Parisian mansion in a wheelchair and requires constant care to accomplish everyday tasks. Uncouth ex-con Driss (Omar Sy) applies for a position in Philippe’s household He flirts outrageously with Philippe’s prim secretary, Magalie (Audrey Fleurot), and dares to steal a Faberge egg from the hallway. Attracted to Driss’s complete lack of pity, Philippe hires the most unlikely candidate as his live-in carer. The former jailbird takes up residence in an opulent guest room and quickly clashes with personal assistant Yvonne (Anne Le Ny). Against the odds, Driss forges a tender bond across the class divide, helping Philippe to teach his brattish daughter Elisa (Alba Gaia Kraghede Bellugi) some manners and to re-connect with the outside world. General release, various cinemas, times and prices
• BOOK SIGNING: Brent Weeks. Reading and signing from the fantasy trilogy author of Lightbringer.
Waterstones, Princes Street, 6pm, free, 0131-226 2666
3THEATRE: 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, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £14–£29.50 (£11–£26.50), 0131-529 6000
• THEATRE: We Have Won the Land. Physical theatre, using both English and Gaelic to tell the story of rural living down the ages. Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street,7.30PM, £10 (£8), 0131-556 9579
• COMEDY: Broken Windows Policy. The Stand’s resident sketch comedy troupe, presents a riotous monthly cabaret of character and sketch comedy, featuring an array of the finest special guests, all topped off with a brilliant headliner. Think ‘Saturday Night Live’ (the American version) meets ‘Saturday Night Live’ (the British version). With Larah Bross, Dave Macgregor and Ben Verth. The Stand, York Place, 8.30pm, £4 (£2), 0131-558 7272