Five Things To Do In Edinburgh: Saturday 27 October

Your pick of the city’s nights out

• THEATRE American Idiot. One Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season. Based on Green Day’s GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum album, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before.The Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, 4pm, 8pm, £18.50–£40.50, 0844-871 3014

• EXHIBITION Picasso and Modern British Art. The first exhibition to explore Pablo Picasso’s lifelong connections with Britain comprises over 150 works from major public and private collections around the world, including over 60 works by Picasso. Highlights include masterpieces from all periods of his career, such as his great 1925 painting, The Three Dancers, which the Tate acquired from the artist following his 1960 exhibition,and major cubist paintings from the Museum of Modern Art in New York.Among the British artists for whom Picasso proved an important stimulus, and whose work is included in the show, are Duncan Grant, Wyndham Lewis, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore and Francis Bacon. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Queen Street, 10am-5pm, £10 (£7), 131 624 6200

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• COMEDY The Saturday Show, With Rob Deering, Piff The Magic Dragon, David Whitney and host Joe Heenan. The Stand, York Place, 9pm, £15, 0131-558 7272

• MUSIC World Premiere Quintet. A different selection of five leading jazz players come together for each session - with no rehearsal. The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 8pm, £5 (£4), 0131-220 4298

• THEATRE: The Cone Gatherers. A haunting tale of good versus evil, and demonstrates the destructive power of envy and prejudice.King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £14–£29.50 (£11–£26.50), 0131-529 6000