10 of the best things to do in the week ahead
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EVENT: EMPEROR ROSKO
LEGENDARY 1960s DJ Emperor Rosko sets up his decks on Castle Street tomorrow, Friday 15 September, to conclude his five-day UK radio roadshow promoting the importance of gifts in wills to the charitable sector. One of the founding members of Radio 1, meet 1960’s icon Rosko from 10am.
SPEEDWAY: MONARCHS V GLASGOW TIGERS
EDINBURGH Monarchs take on their greatest rivals Glasgow Tigers at Armadale Stadium tomorrow. Tapes up 7.30pm. Book online before midnight and save money. £15 (£17 on gate). www.edinburghmonarchs.co
MUSICAL: GREASE IS THE WORD
GREASE is the word at The Playhouse until tomorrow, Saturday 16 September, where Rydell High students include The Wanted’s Tom Parker, Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope and Lousia Lytton. £15-£53.50
CONCERT: SPARKS - HIPPOPOTAMUS
MUSICAL mavericks, Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael released their new album earlier this month and bring their Hippopotamus Tour to the Queen’s Hall on Wednesday. £24
WRESTLING: W3L SHOWDOWN
THE World Wide Wrestling League returns to the Capital for another afternoon of grappling this Saturday when they bring their American Style Wrestling Showdown to Southside Community Centre.
The event will see accomplished British star Johnny Moss take on W3L Heavyweight Champion James Scott who won his title during W3L’s last event at Southside. In addition the event will feature the return of popular former Womens Champion Leah Owens and a Tag Team Championship match as Pakistan’s Squib Ali and Prince Asad defend their championships.
Local star, and practising doctor, Danny Boy Rodgers will also be in action.
Doors open at 2.30pm. £13, £11, (£37 family of four)
THEATRE: WHAT SHADOWS
THE Royal Lyceum Theatre’s latest production is What Shadows, the new play from Chris Hannan.
Nearly 50 years after it was first delivered, What Shadows tells the story of Enoch Powell’s explosive Rivers of Blood speech, bringing to life the community that it was delivered to and its effects on a woman trying to make sense of her life after her childhood was shattered by the toxic situation that followed.
Starring Star Wars’ Ian McDiarmid as Enoch Powell, the cast is completed by Waleed Akhtar, Ameet Chana, Amelia Donkor, Joanne Pearce, Nicholas Le Prevost and Boomers regular and star of Man About The House, Paula Wilcox as Grace Hughes. £10-£32
HORSE RACING: CALEDONIAN CUP
THE Caledonian Cup is the highlight of the day’s flat racing at Musselburgh Races this Saturday.
Advanced Tickets are on sale for £25 with tickets costing £30 on the day. Children 17 years free.
ROCK: THE NATIONAL
THE popular American indie rock quintet return to the Usher Hall next Wednesday and Thursday to promote their new album Sleep Well Beast, released earlier this month. £36.75
MUSIC: SLIVER SCREEN SOUNDS
THE Scottish Ensemble present Silver Screen Sounds at the Queen’s Hall, Saturday, 7.30pm, including extracts from Platoon, The Great Gatsby, Dracula and Psycho. £16
CILLA recieves its Scottish premiere at the Playhouse next week from Tuesday for a week-long run. The new musical tells the story of the girl from Liverpool whose dreams came true. £17.90-£59.90