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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

The maw (and paw) of all fireworks displays brings the Festival season to a close with a programme of music inspired by the theme of war. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra performs Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' from Die Walküre, Beethoven's Edmont Overture, Mendelssohn's 'War March of the Priests' from Athalie, Debussy's…

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

£12.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Les Troyens

Mariinsky Opera presents a view of the Trojan's ancient world with conductor Valery Gergiev and director Yannis Kokkos. This production is sung in French with English supertitles.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 30 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Bookshop Comedy Encore to the End of August

Pay What You Want / Heroes @ Bob's Bookshop. The Fringe is not over yet! Your last chance to see the pick of the Fringe with the most outrageous fringe stories. This is a special after fringe party and different every night. A glorious celebration. Host: Award Winning Bob Slayer. 'Hilarious Fringe legend' ★★★★…

Heroes @ Bob & Miss Behave's Bookshop, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sonic Vision

High energy music combines with vivid 3D graphic environments in this unique experience in Scotland's only 360 degree dome film theatre.

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

ShowDome

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Delusion of the Fury: A Ritual of Dream and Delusion

A large-scale music-theatre work featuring Harry Partch's instruments and inspired by Ethiopian myth and Japenese Noh theatre pieces.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Festival Folk at the Oak

The Royal Oak / The Wee Folk Club The Royal Oak is one of the most famous hubs of folk music in Edinburgh. The 30-seater downstairs lounge has been dubbed the Folk Living Room of Scotland's capital. During the Fringe, the Wee Folk Club presents 31 nights of acoustic folk and traditional music, featuring a different…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Royal Oak Lounge

£6 / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

Royal Oak Lounge

£6 / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Potter Trail

Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the only tour in Edinburgh designed especially for Potter fans! You’ll discover the magical locations that inspired characters and scenes in the series, visit the places where JK Rowling wrote the books and even learn about the real-life witches and wizards of medieval Edinburgh.

Greyfriar's Bobby Statue, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Tour Meeting Point

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

Tour Meeting Point

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ubu and the Truth Commission

The third piece in a trilogy of plays revived to celebrate 20 years of democracy in South Africa. Directed by William Kentridge and brought to you by the company behind the stage phenomenon War Horse.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Ilan Volkov leads the orchestra through Jonathan Mills' Sandakan Threnody and Janáček's Glagolitic Mass.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Ghost and Torture Tour

Auld Reekie Tours Ltd A bone chilling tour as our costumed guide takes you around some of the Old Town's cobbled streets dispensing the history of the dark characters that used to roam them and why their names became immortalised.Then you enter our medieval torture museum with instruments from Nuremburg and Bamburg…

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Over It – Death, Anorexia, and Other Funny Things

Dave takes a satirical look into his anorexic past, while Robyn recounts the ridiculous aspects of dealing with her partner's death.

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

PAWS

Upcoming outfit influenced by lo-fi US guitar rock from the 90s.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£5; season pass £25 / 0131 629 4101

With Halfrican and Et tu Brute. Part of Pale Imitation Festival.

Sunday Jazz

JazzMain Quartet Join us every Sunday during August for live jazz with the fabulous JazzMain Quartet. The award-winning Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante is the perfect venue for this class act. Enjoy our authentic Italian menu with smooth jazz in one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful rooms - you will not be…

Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 225 1550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ben Prestage

Ben Prestage "preachin" the blues like only he can!

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Wed 7 Oct 2015

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Calum Colvin: The Magic Box

  • 3 stars

An archaeology of the artist's created practice, featuring image transparencies going back to the 1980s and new commissioned work.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Sun 31 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 557 2479

Artist talk and gallery tour. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 18:00 – 19:00
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The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

The award winning Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour was the first literary tour launched in Edinburgh in 1996! Since then it has carried in excess of 150,000 satisfied customers on a dramatic literary trail across Edinburgh. It is regarded by many as a pioneer in its field, and a 'must-see' cultural attraction in guide books…

Outside the Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£14

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

£14

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Live Music at Victor & Carina Contini Caffe

Robert Harrison Sunday evening live piano with Robert Harrison in Edinburgh’s newest Royal Mile venue by Victor & Carina Contini. Enjoy jazzy classics while enjoying authentic Italian and Scottish food. The stunning views over the Royal Mile will ensure that this will fill up fast so please be advised to book to…

Victor & Carina Contini Caffè, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Scottish Sinfonia

The Scottish Sinfonia was founded in 1970 by Neil Mantle, who remains conductor to this day, and the amateur orchestra been praised for its stirring performances of late-romantic symphonic classics by Mahler, Bruckner and Strauss, including the Scottish premiere of Strauss' Alpine Symphony.

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Main Sanctuary

£13 (£11) / 0131 229 1142

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

Black Hart Entertainment A terrifying journey into the lair of the world famous Mackenzie Poltergeist, the best documented supernatural case in history. Our walks combine the weirdest stories, wickedest humour and wildest history. City of the Dead has been named ‘Britain’s Best Ghost Walk’ (Yahoo! Travel, Scare.com…

Outside St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Outside St. Giles Cathedral

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 9044

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

Outside St. Giles Cathedral

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 9044

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Clive Parnell @ Connected

Clive Parnell Following 2013's critically acclaimed album release, this gig will refresh your soul. With a seven-piece band, including Yvonne Lyon and Graeme Duffin, come and enjoy a great night of gospel/soul music. ‘This is a first class album, which gets better on repeated listening and will stand the test of time…

Connected, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Main venue

£5 (£3)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Rad Trads

Young, hip band from New York playing vintage jazz and blues with a new passion, and full on energy. 

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Feb 2016

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Mon 7 Mar 2016

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

The Swingle Singers

A cappella arrangements of music from Bach to Bjork.

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Fri 24 Oct

£13 / 02871 264455

  • 19:30

Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Auld Reekie Tours Ltd A guided tour of the underground South Bridge Vaults and the infamous Greyfriars Graveyard. Visit two of the most bone chilling locations in Edinburgh's old town and learn of the dark history that made each place famous. Tales of body snatchers and murderers await. Don't come alone! Please wear…

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Vaults and Wynds Tour

Auld Reekie Tours Ltd Join our costumed guide as we travel through the Wynds and Closes of Edinburgh’s Old Town learning of the characters that once stalked the very streets we take you on. Then enter the underground South Bridge Vaults which date back to the 1700s and hear about the horrendous living conditions…

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Yvonne Lyon @ Connected

Yvonne Lyon Yvonne Lyon is a Scottish singer/songwriter who has received stacks of critical acclaim. Yvonne gets regular airplay on BBC Radio from Bob Harris, Tom Morton and others. Beautiful voice and thought-provoking songs.

Connected, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Main venue

£5 (£3)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.