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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event that 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

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 @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£18 (£15) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Conversation with Ute Lemper

The iconic German cabaret star discusses her life and work with Jamie MacDougall.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall with special guest Melanie C.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sun 20 Jul

£36–£52.50 / 0131 529 6000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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Mr Susie's Last Chance Cabaret

Mark Davison / PBH's Free Fringe Mr Susie, the innocent yet hopelessly confused alien, has one hour to save cabaret. It’s a shame he has no idea what cabaret is. A show about doing a show, with music and dancing and no clue about anything whatsoever. Mark Davison (BBC3's Kerry, Channel 4's Toast of London and The…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Alex the Mind Reader

Alex McAleer / Free Festival Mentalist, mind-magician or psychological-illusionist - call him what you will, Alex McAleer reads minds. This is contemporary mentalism at its best, combining a sharp wit with 'uncanny powers of prediction' (ThisIsCabaret.com). Alex reveals strangers' secrets, demonstrates why you should…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug

Belles Amies!

The Oxford Belles - Oxford University’s Original All-Female A Cappella The Oxford Belles, Oxford’s original all-female a cappella group, are back at the Edinburgh Fringe with their unique show that combines classics with chart hits, beatboxing with choreography, to dazzling effect. Since their last trip to the Fringe…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Theatre

£9 (£7.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Theatre

£9 (£7.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Theatre

£9 (£7.50) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 17 Aug

Carnatic Nomad: Music from South India – Jyotsna Srikanth

Jyotsna Srikanth Jyotsna Srikanth, an exciting and amazing South Indian carnatic violinist presents Carnatic Nomad, a traditional South Indian offering with classical, folk and contemporary South Indian compositions along with specially commissioned new work. Other highlights include improvisations and interactive…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Space 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 16 Aug

Cocktails with the Diva

Kiss and Tell Cabaret Spend an hour in the boudoir of Diva Melinda Hughes and her victimised pianist Jeremy Limb, where she shares her views on world affairs, plastic surgery, bad cabaret and how to mix the perfect Cosmopolitan. This musical romp through social satire and politics is composed of original and risqué…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Two

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Deep Throat Live!

Shortcut Productions Controversial by name, Deep Throat Live! is simply the most outrageous sex comedy you will ever see. Full of cool music, hot action and deep throat gags! At the risk of repeating ourselves, this is simply the most outrageous sex comedy you will ever see! Deep Throat Live! Come if you dare! £5…

Chalky's, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Club

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Club

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Club

£5

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The moving a capella ensemble who first came to international prominence on Paul Simon's 'Graceland' album and have remained at the forefront of South African music for more than 30 years. Please note date change.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 9 Aug

£10 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Michelle McManus’ Reality: The Musical

Michelle McManus Michelle McManus returns to the Festival, after her sell-out show last year which received five-star reviews across the board. Since winning Pop Idol a decade ago Michelle has gone on to carve a career on screen, radio and the stage. From Chicago to Cabaret, Les Miserables to Chess, this fabulous…

Balgreen Library, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Stand in the Square

£10 / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Stand in the Square

£12 (£11) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Stand in the Square

£12 (£11) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 25 Aug

Piano Duets

Cohen and Nunn Jonathan and Anne look forward to welcoming you to their celebration of the piano duet! Two daily, alternating programmes will include music by Bach, Mozart, Schubert and lesser known gems by Onslow, Dussek and Franck.

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Canongate Kirk

£8 (£6) / 0131 556 3515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Canongate Kirk

£8 (£6) / 0131 556 3515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Canongate Kirk

£8 (£6) / 0131 556 3515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 16 Aug

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh Taylor & Leigh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their blisteringly hot country blues. Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane. Alex's slide guitar playing simply leaves you breathless. The duo are siblings, with three albums of original songs. Heather and Alex…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Back Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Sons of Pitches: Boiler Alert!

The Sons Pitches Described by The Magnets as 'the future stars of British a cappella', and by the Scissor Sisters as 'the cutest thing we've ever seen', the award-winning Sons of Pitches present Boiler Alert! An evening with The Sons of Pitches brings you a unique blend of vocal gymnastics. Featuring classic chart…

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 20 more dates until 24 Aug

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Holst’s The Planets

Donald Runnicles conducts the orchestral showpiece. The programme also includes Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem, Berg's Seven Early Songs and Colin Matthew's Pluto.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic!

Dandy Darkly / PBH's Free Fringe Dandy Darkly returns to Edinburgh with all new, tawdry tales of sex and death! New York City's satiric, satanic storyteller celebrates sisterhood (as only Dandy dares) with fabulous, frightful fables of celebrity baby obsession, paranormal paramours and one sassy serial killer! Come…

Constitution Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

CC Blooms

Free / 0131 538 9374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

CC Blooms

Free / 0131 538 9374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

CC Blooms

Free / 0131 538 9374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Irish in Scotland: Songs of Robert Tannahill

Five Freens. Morran, Weatherby, Brechin, Duff and Freeman perform Tannahill's captivating lyrics and haunting Irish melodies written in defence of 19th-century immigrants to Scotland. An enduring contribution to changing perceptions of downtrodden people. Ages 12+.

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt / 21st Century Blues Legends. 'Boogie-woogie. John Hunt is a master of slide-guitar.' 'DIY explosion. '**** (Scotsman). John's third Fringe, after two amazing full-house runs. 'Hunt has mojo, and a funky version of Got You Under my Skin. ★★★★ (Edinburgh Evening News). 'This is a fantastic gig; it's…

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Floor

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Floor

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Main Floor

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Nocturnal

Luca Villani International guitarist Luca Villani celebrates the 50th anniversary of Julian Bream's premiere of Benjamin Britten masterpiece, Nocturnal, including other 20th century guitar milestones: the Frank Martin Quatre Pieces Breves and Toru Takemitsu's All in Twilight.

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Midlife Crisis Cabaret Show

Cabaret show by a couple who just want to tick it off the 'to do' list.

The Hispaniola Restaurant, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Hispaniola

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Hispaniola

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Hispaniola

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

William Tell

Gianandrea Noseda conducts Rossini's comic opera sung in Italian.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 26 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Italia 'n' Caledonia

Mike Maran Productions. By Mike Maran and Philip Contini with music by David Vernon (accordion). The joyful, tearful, and hugely successful heart-warming story about Alfonso Crolla, founder of Valvona & Crolla, and the Italian community in Scotland. Meraviglioso! All ages.

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 23 Aug

Lunch with the Literati

Fencible Productions The Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh's Rutland Square hosts a series of five encounters with Scotland's greatest masters of prose and poetry. You will be presented with the illustrated life and work of James Boswell, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and Arthur Conan Doyle. One…

Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Scottish Arts Club

£12 (£10) / 0131 229 8157

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Scottish Arts Club

£12 (£10) / 0131 229 8157

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Scottish Arts Club

£12 (£10) / 0131 229 8157

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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