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Hot Dub Time Machine. Best. Party. Ever.

An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 24 Aug

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

Fri 1 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 2 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Sun 3 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Akiko Okamoto Piano Recital

Akiko Okamoto Come and hear this Japanese born international soloist perform a delightful series of two concerts of works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Ravel and Rachmaninov.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£9 (£7) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£9 (£7) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Brazouka

Brazouka UK The World Premiere of Braz Dos Santos' extraordinary true story from the toughest streets of Brazil. Sixteen dazzling dancers take audiences on a breathtaking journey of intense passion, sizzling sensuality, pulsing music and explosive energy. This unique dance drama is performed by Brazil's most thrilling…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£18 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Dalziel + Scullion: Tumadh | Immersion

Work from the celebrated environmental artists, exploring relations between mankind and the natural world, shown at An Lanntair in Stornoway and Dovecot in Edinburgh.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 3660

Part of Generation & Edinburgh Art Festival.

Sat 2 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 3660

Part of Generation & Edinburgh Art Festival.

Sun 3 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 3660

Part of Generation & Edinburgh Art Festival.

…and 41 more dates until 13 Sep back to top

All Chopin Recital

William Alexander Come and enjoy a relaxing lunchtime recital of a selection of favourite ballades, nocturnes, polonaises, waltzes, scherzos and other works by Poland’s most famous romantic composer, played by William Alexander.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£9 (£7) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Japan Marvelous Drummers

Prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime show, filled with power, humour, dance, and traditional Japanese drums, that has performed in more than 20 countries including the United States, India, Taiwan, Brazil, Korea, and others. Don't miss this unique chance to see Japanese traditional instruments like Japanese drums…

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Theatre

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Theatre

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Tomas Ford Stop Killing People

Tomas Ford, Captain Of Industry In the depths of the south-east Asian jungle, international assassin and award-winning Australian electronic cabaret genius Tomas Ford has a revelation; maybe he needs to stop killing people. But it's never that simple in the spy game. Be seduced into a world of dark alleys, deadly…

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Just the Snifter Room

£6 / 0131 220 2987

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Just the Snifter Room

£10 / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just the Snifter Room

£10 / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Asian Dub Foundation Live DJ Set Featuring Pandit G and Aktavata

Asian Dub Foundation Following their gig in Edinburgh, ADF’s after-party comes to Summerhall with a DJ set mixing electronica, jungle, dub, ragga, and some very rare mash-ups. Two world class DJ’s as well as the sensational MC Soom T from Glasgow, who has a huge following and beautiful vocal style. Since their Mercury…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Dissection Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bacchanalia

Bac·cha·na·li·a: a revelry of the very best cabaret, circus, magic, comedy and burlesque at the Fringe. Hosted by TittyBarHaHa. Featuring all star lineups from around the globe, no night out is ever the same! Book early, revellers – this is one party you don't want to miss! From the production team behind Phatcave…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Wine Bar

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Wine Bar

£12 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Wine Bar

£12 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Best of Burlesque

Chaz Royal & Edinburgh Burlesque Festival. International Impresario Chaz Royal (London Burlesque Festival, Sexy Circus Sideshow) presents an all-star roundup of the best burlesque at the Fringe. Sultry strip tease, cutting edge cabaret and vaudeville variety collide like no other show around! The grand finale of…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Camille O’Sullivan: 10

Camille O’Sullivan 'Queen of the Fringe’ (BBC) award winner Camille celebrates ten years of sell-out Fringe shows, performing favourite songs from then and now. Chameleon-like on stage, inhabiting each song with a different character. With a love of narrative song, Camille is highly regarded for her dramatic…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Music Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

The Music Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Music Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

CeilidhKids at the Fringe

CeilidhKids / Free Festival Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the…

Laughing Horse @ Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Outdoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Outdoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Outdoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Outdoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Daniel Cainer's Jewish Chronicles

Daniel Cainer - Something For The Weekend Featuring feuding tailors, a Jewess who joins a 1950s Christian cult, a cocaine-addicted rabbi and many more, this award-winning and ever-evolving Fringe favourite is a joyous and hilarious collection of stories-in-song, written and performed by a master songwriter. A rich…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Wee Coo

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

The Wee Coo

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Wee Coo

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

Divallusion with Christina Bianco and Velma Celli

Christina Bianco and Ian Stroughair YouTube sensation Christina Bianco and cabaret star Velma Celli present a selection of your favourite pop divas in 60 minutes. Through humour, versatile vocals and impressions they'll honour these timeless divas, presenting familiar hits in ways you're unlikely to have seen or heard…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£14 / 0131 225 7053

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 21 Aug back to top

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

The satirical cabaret trio – Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman – take their new show on tour.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Udderbelly

£10 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Udderbelly

£10 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Udderbelly

£14.50 (£13.50) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

In The Heights

American High School Theatre Festival Award-winning Canadian students are proud to bring this 2008 Tony Best Musical to AHSTF for the first time! In The Heights tells the universal story of a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which…

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Main Theatre

£5 / 0131 447 7597

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Main Theatre

£5 / 0131 447 7597

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Main Theatre

£5 / 0131 447 7597

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Main Theatre

£5 / 0131 447 7597

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lindsay Todd: The Living Mountain

In a specially designed record shop in the basement of the Church Gallery, Todd spins his own work and that of other artists. Records also available to buy.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 54 more dates until 26 Sep

LOUD Poets

Slam-style poetry devoid of pretension. Ages 15+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sun 3 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Church

£8 (£6) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Fri 22 Aug

Church

£8 (£6) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Schubert at Teatime

ROSL ARTS Music by Schubert performed by award-winning musicians including Thomas Atkins tenor, Alexander Knight baritone, pianists Carson Becke, Somi Kim, Joseph Middleton, Françoise-Green piano duo. Different artists and programmes each concert. Tea/coffee and shortbread afterwards included. www.rosl.org.uk.

Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Princes Suite

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Princes Suite

£12 (£10) / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Free Fringe Festival Outdoor Launch

Laughing Horse Free Festival & Pear Tree House Launching a season of outdoor performances in the courtyard at the Pear Tree with buskers, musicians, cabaret, comedy and much, much more. And it's all free! www.freefestival.co.uk.

Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stage

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Them Beatles

Fab Four tribute band from Scotland, offering the audience the chance to witness the transformation of The Beatles from Cavern Club era, to psychedelia and the Apple years.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Venue 1

£15 (£13) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alba Flamenca

Flamenco rhythms from highly skilled dancers.

Alba Flamenca, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Alternotive a Cappella

The Oxford Alternotives The award-winning Alternotives are back for their fifth consecutive Edinburgh Fringe! Full of sass and infectious charm this mixed a cappella ensemble from the University of Oxford bring you a show bigger than ever. Expect innovative arrangements of 90s R&B, indie rock, soul, jazz and…

C, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

+3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

+3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

+3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 16 Aug

Anything Goes: A Tribute to Cole Porter

Pam Lawson Pam didn't get the chance to sing all of her favourite songs last year and returns with her tribute to the genius of Cole Porter. Accompanied by keyboard, bass, drums and horn, featuring songs from such musicals as High Society, Anything Goes and Kiss Me Kate. It‘s been impossible to choose only 15 songs and…

The Outhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 17 Aug back to top