Events in Edinburgh This Weekend

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Events in Edinburgh

Rabbie’s: Edinburgh City Tours

Rabbie’s: Edinburgh City Tours

1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Discover the stories, secrets, and sights of the city and get the local’s perspective of Edinburgh with Rabbie's Edinburgh City Tours! Read more
Rabbie’s: Tours from Edinburgh

Rabbie’s: Tours from Edinburgh

1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Make Edinburgh your base for a trip to Scotland and combine the magic of Scotland's capital with the best of the Highlands on a tour with Rabbie's! Read more
Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

29th May 2019 - 31st December 2019
Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route. Read more
Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

14th June 2019 - 31st October 2020
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About! Read more
Moonstruck: 500 years of mental health

Moonstruck: 500 years of mental health

14th June 2019 - 23rd December 2019
This exhibition encourages us to examine our own ideas around mental health and aims to show how, even now, many older stereotypes and ideas about these conditions remain unchanged. Read more
House of Jack Kids Street Dance Classes

House of Jack Kids Street Dance Classes

19th August 2019 - 14th December 2019
House of Jack kids street dance classes are back at Shapes Studio from Monday 19th August to Sat 14th December - Bookings now open! Read more
Eclectic Boundaries

Eclectic Boundaries

16th September 2019 - 18th November 2019
Eclectic Boundaries brings together a diverse cohort of artists from around Edinburgh College of Art. There will be performance art mingled with adventure, fun, surprise and participation! Read more
The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750

The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750

4th October 2019 - 26th January 2020
Explore the history of early British clock making in this small display at National Museum of Scotland. Read more
Market on the Mall

Market on the Mall

7th October 2019 - 23rd November 2019
Come along to Market on the Mall on top of Waverley Mall Shopping Centre in the heart of Edinburgh. A daily market (except Sundays), it's a great place to buy hancrafted gifts! Read more
Scotland from the Sky

Scotland from the Sky

10th October 2019 - 19th January 2020
Discover Scotland's stunning landscapes from a breath-taking new perspective as Scotland from the Sky comes to Blackness Castle! Read more
Contrast: Wildlife Art

Contrast: Wildlife Art

12th October 2019 - 19th November 2019
This art exhibition brings together the work of four wildlife artists, Max Angus, Paul Bartlett, John Foker and John Hatton, with a contrasting approach to their subject. Read more
To God and To Nature Exhibition

To God and To Nature Exhibition

24th October 2019 - 15th December 2019
An exclusive exhibition by fine art photographer Walter, The Earl of Dalkeith, is showing now in The Loft at Restoration Yard, alongside the historic books that inspired his images. Read more
Chinese Oracle Bones

Chinese Oracle Bones

25th October 2019 - 29th March 2020
Discover some of the treasures within the National Museum Scotland's significant collection of oracle bones, the second largest in the world outside of China. Read more
Exhibition ‘On the Verge’

Exhibition ‘On the Verge’

25th October 2019 - 20th November 2019
'On the Verge' is the current exhibition on at Birch Tree Gallery and features works by Penny Hunt and Melanie Hopwood, two artists from England. Read more
Dion Kitson: I Too Was in Arcadia

Dion Kitson: I Too Was in Arcadia

26th October 2019 - 16th November 2019
Le Roi Fou is delighted to present an exhibition of work by new generation Birmingham artist Dion Kitson in response to the body of work of Ian Hamilton Finlay. Read more
Leonardo Out of Context

Leonardo Out of Context

31st October 2019 - 29th November 2019
Edinburgh South
Come along and see a photographic project entitled “Leonardo Out of Context ”, taking place at the Italian Institute of Culture from 31st October to 29th November! Read more
Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

1st November 2019 - 30th November 2019
Come along to The Fiddlers Arms every weekend from 9pm and enjoy free live music with something to suit everyone’s tastes! Entry is always free. Read more
Live Music at George IV Bar in November

Live Music at George IV Bar in November

1st November 2019 - 30th November 2019
Come along and check out the Live music at George IV Bar in November, everything from Rock and Pop to Traditional Folk, Scottish, Irish and Blues! Read more
Live Music at Stramash in November

Live Music at Stramash in November

1st November 2019 - 30th November 2019
Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Stramash this November, Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and more.... Read more
Live Music at The Mash House in November

Live Music at The Mash House in November

1st November 2019 - 30th November 2019
Check out the Live music gigs on at The Mash House, a unique venue located within the heart of Edinburgh’s vibrant Cowgate, during November! Read more
Live Music at The Royal Mile Tavern in November

Live Music at The Royal Mile Tavern in November

1st November 2019 - 30th November 2019
Free live music is a major feature of the Royal Mile Tavern and you can enjoy it seven nights a week from around 9.30pm! Read more
Live Music at Whistle Binkies Gigs in November

Live Music at Whistle Binkies Gigs in November

1st November 2019 - 30th November 2019
Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Whistle Binkies this November - Rock, Pop, Blues and much more.... Read more
Craigmillar Book Festival

Craigmillar Book Festival

6th November 2019 - 16th November 2019
Edinburgh South
Craigmillar Book Festival returns from 6th – 16th November and aims to inspire everyone in Craigmillar to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of reading, writing and other literacy activities. Read more
9 To 5 The Musical

9 To 5 The Musical

12th November 2019 - 16th November 2019
Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to the Edinburgh Playhouse to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical this November, starring Louise Redknapp and Amber Davies! Read more
Catch-22

Catch-22

12th November 2019 - 16th November 2019
Taking place in a recreation of the nose cone of a B-25 Mitchell bomber, Heller’s satirical war classic will be performed by Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group at The Biscuit Factory in November! Read more
Little Miss Sunshine - CANCELLED

Little Miss Sunshine - CANCELLED

12th November 2019 - 16th November 2019
Don't miss the touching and hilarious musical comedy, Little Miss Sunshine, when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in November! Read more
Castle of Light

Castle of Light

14th November 2019 - 22nd December 2019
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’! Read more
Electric Groove Yoga

Electric Groove Yoga

14th November 2019 - 30th November 2019
Electric Groove Yoga invites you to move through traditional yoga poses with a touch of groove to the sounds of floor filling tunes this November at Eastside Edinburgh! Read more
Pregnancy Yoga at The Yoga Room

Pregnancy Yoga at The Yoga Room

14th November 2019 - 27th February 2020
These Pregnancy Yoga classes, run by Jenny at Yoga Links, provide a calm, friendly and safe environment for you to connect to your body, your baby and your breath throughout pregnancy. Read more
Yoga with Babies

Yoga with Babies

14th November 2019 - 19th December 2019
This Postnatal Yoga class, run by Jenny from Yoga Links, mainly focuses on easing mum's achy body and regaining her strength, whilst baby enjoys the sounds and interaction of other babies. Read more
Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour Edinburgh

Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour Edinburgh

15th November 2019 - 16th November 2019
Holidays are coming... come and get your photo taken with the iconic Coca Cola Christmas Truck when it visits Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November 2019! Read more
Emergence 2019

Emergence 2019

15th November 2019 - 16th November 2019
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland presents Emergence 2019, a celebration of bold new works-in-progress from the country’s leading youth theatre directors. Read more
Fans Youth Film Festival

Fans Youth Film Festival

15th November 2019 - 17th November 2019
FANS Youth Film Festival will take place at Summerhall in November, showcasing the work of young filmmakers across three days of screenings, workshops and talks. Read more
Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

15th November 2019 - 23rd December 2019
Five Sisters Zoo will once again illuminate the zoo for another year and there is plenty of new surprises in store with our new enchanted riverside walk, stunning lit up water fountains and much more! Read more
Giant Lanterns: Lost Worlds

Giant Lanterns: Lost Worlds

15th November 2019 - 26th January 2020
With an extended route for 2019 and over 600 brand-new lanterns, there’s more to explore this year as Giant Lanterns return to Edinburgh Zoo from 15 November to 26 January 2020! Read more
Rosa

Rosa

15th November 2019 - 16th November 2019
Red Rose Productions present Rosa, a one-woman performance that seeks to tell the tale of the remarkably revolutionary figure Rosa Luxemburg. Read more
The Scots Fiddle Festival

The Scots Fiddle Festival

15th November 2019 - 17th November 2019
The Scots Fiddle Festival at The Pleasance, Edinburgh is a three day festival of workshops, recitals, concerts, ceilidhs, stalls, bar and food, great company and much more... Read more
Anthem Saturdays at Opium

Anthem Saturdays at Opium

16th November 2019
Enjoy Rock and Metal favourites at Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Anthem Saturdays, it's free entry! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

16th November 2019
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

16th November 2019 - 1st March 2020
This exhibition features work by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland with the artworks having an economy of gesture in common - a limited tonal palette or a monochrome colour plane. Read more
Bike Maintenance Course

Bike Maintenance Course

16th November 2019
The Wee Spoke Hub is offering a series of 3 bike maintenance classes, run by their qualified mechanic, to cover all the things you need to know to take care of and repair your bike. Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

16th November 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

16th November 2019 - 4th January 2020
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items! Read more
Development Planning for Small Businesses

Development Planning for Small Businesses

16th November 2019
Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur? Could you benefit from investing time in your development? If so, then this workshop run by Anna Bell Coaching on 16th November could be for you! Read more
Earth-616 Promotions Presents: Dayshifter + Support

Earth-616 Promotions Presents: Dayshifter + Support

16th November 2019
Newcastle’s Dayshifter offer up that most intriguing of combinations, a seriously heavy, dark melodic hardcore sound accompanied by passionate, heartfelt vocals. Read more
Fizz Feast

Fizz Feast

16th November 2019
Get into the festive spirit when Wine Events Scotland's Fizz Feast returns to the Edinburgh Academy on 16th November! Read more
Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

Fun Scottish Dance Classes for Children

16th November 2019
Join us at RSCDS Edinburgh for fun Scottish dancing classes aimed at young dancers aged 5 - 10 years, on Saturday mornings at Craigmillar Park Church Hall! Read more
Gaelic Song Workshop for Beginners

Gaelic Song Workshop for Beginners

16th November 2019
Glaikit Carnyx present an interactive introduction to Gaelic song, describing some of the main types of Gaelic song and inviting participants to try singing along. Read more
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

16th November 2019
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at the Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh. Read more
Introduction to Glycerine Soap-Making

Introduction to Glycerine Soap-Making

16th November 2019
Learn about the properties of our organic glycerine soap and selection of essential oils; and how to chop, melt, blend and pour your soap into shapes and sizes of your choice. Read more
Introduction to Soap-making

Introduction to Soap-making

16th November 2019
Learn how to make traditional cold-pressed soap as well as melt and pour glycerine soap with local designer-maker Jenny Smith of The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective. Read more
Karine Polwart - Scottish Songbook

Karine Polwart - Scottish Songbook

16th November 2019
BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year Karine Polwart re-imagines a clutch of beloved songs that cut across fifty years of Scottish pop. Read more
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

16th November 2019
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Klones

Klones

16th November 2019
Catch Klones as they resume their residency at the Jam House, Edinburgh’s premier music venue, with several dates through to December! Read more
Leith Labs Explores... Human Impacts On The Climate!

Leith Labs Explores... Human Impacts On The Climate!

16th November 2019
Join Leith Labs at The Boardwalk, Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre on 16th November for another exciting exploration into science as it explores human impacts on the climate! Read more
New Focus - Classical Connection

New Focus - Classical Connection

16th November 2019
Euan Stevenson and Konrad Wiszniewski give fascinating insights into the relationship between classical music and jazz in this superb, informal presentation on 16th November. Read more
Night Walk for Edinburgh

Night Walk for Edinburgh

16th November 2019 - 31st January 2020
Edinburgh Old Town
Night Walk for Edinburgh, one of the biggest hits of the Edinburgh international Festival 2019, returns as part of Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations. Read more
Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

16th November 2019
Nocturnal is bigger and better than ever before at Subway Cowgate's Urban Saturdays! Read more
Opera Gala

Opera Gala

16th November 2019
Edinburgh South
Enjoy an evening of opera highlights as the chorus and soloists from Edinburgh Studio Opera are joined by Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra on 16th November at The King's Hall! Read more
Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

16th November 2019 - 24th December 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa... it’s the perfect way for children to get into the festive spirit. Read more
Stand Academy Comedy Course

Stand Academy Comedy Course

16th November 2019
Have you wanted to try stand-up comedy? Then try the brand-new Stand Academy, where seasoned professional working comedians will be your tutors for a tough but fun bootcamp. Read more
tAngerinecAT, Harbingers Drum Crew and Sin/Red

tAngerinecAT, Harbingers Drum Crew and Sin/Red

16th November 2019
Cute Owl Promotions proudly presents: tAngerinecAt (Ukraine/UK) on tour with support from Harbingers Drum Crew and SIN/RED at Cabaret Voltaire on Saturday 16th November. Read more
The Absolute Jam

The Absolute Jam

16th November 2019
Fusion Functions & Events presents The Absolute Jam at La Belle Angele in November.... 'you'll struggle to find a more authentic Jam tribute than these lads'! Read more
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

16th November 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving! Read more
The Ethical and Scottish Christmas Fair

The Ethical and Scottish Christmas Fair

16th November 2019 - 23rd December 2019
Come along to the Ethical and Scottish Christmas Fair at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre with it's great range of local, Scottish, fair trade & ethical gifts, all under one roof! Read more
The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton

The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton

16th November 2019
Alice Thornton invites you to a defence of her life, including 20 miraculous deliverances from death… and a dreadful scandal. Read more
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

16th November 2019
The Edinburgh Stand's fabulous flagship Saturday show, with five different acts on every bill, has been sold out every week for the past five years. Read more
Weekend Course - Woodworking with Robin Burns

Weekend Course - Woodworking with Robin Burns

16th November 2019 - 17th November 2019
This weekend course run by Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and led by designer, Robin Burns, will introduce you to woodworking and joinery skills which are useful to artists. Read more
Welcome to the Jingle: Silent Adventures do the Christmas Market!

Welcome to the Jingle: Silent Adventures do the Christmas Market!

16th November 2019 - 4th January 2020
Let Edinburgh’s resident silent disco experience transport you into a Yuletide fantasyland on a new adventure to discover the true spirit of Christmas. Read more
Winter Windows

Winter Windows

16th November 2019 - 26th December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Come and see Edinburgh's 2019 Winter Windows, showcasing the creativity of Edinburgh’s school pupils! Read more
Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

Your Local Re-enactment Project Craigmillar

16th November 2019
Come along and join BXIV Saturday training sessions in Edinburgh! Open to all who would like to try out 14th century re-enactment! Read more
1968, Hair of the Dog and Chuli Devi

1968, Hair of the Dog and Chuli Devi

17th November 2019
Cheshire-based riff monsters 1968 are pushing the older sound into modern ears and using volume to ensure that listeners or spectators are left with the feedback, for days. Read more
Ahir Shah: Dots

Ahir Shah: Dots

17th November 2019
Nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2017 and 2018, Ahir Shah is on tour again with his new stand-up show DOTS and you can catch him at The Stand Edinburgh on 17th November! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

17th November 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour

Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour

17th November 2019
Direct from the USA, the world's biggest, best and most successful Elvis Tribute show returns to the UK by popluar demand and stops off at Edinburgh Playhouse on 17th November! Read more
Introduction to Soap and Skincare Making

Introduction to Soap and Skincare Making

17th November 2019
Learn about the properties of our organic glycerine soap, lip balms and creams to create your own soap and skincare pack in this workshop with Jenny from The Scottish Soapworks! Read more
Introduction to Transmission Meditation - Workshop Edinburgh 2019

Introduction to Transmission Meditation - Workshop Edinburgh 2019

17th November 2019
Come along and try Transmission Meditation, a simple group meditation providing both a dynamic service to the world and powerful personal spiritual development! Read more
Jazz Sundays

Jazz Sundays

17th November 2019
Come along and enjoy Jazz Sundays at Soderberg Pavillion, Lister Square, with live music every Sunday from 5pm! Read more
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

17th November 2019
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Light Night

Light Night

17th November 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Light Night is a free event for all to enjoy. The finale will be a spectacular pyrotechnics display marking the official switch on of Edinburgh’s Christmas lights with Santa’s “flying” visit. Read more
Montpeliers Christmas Cocktail Club

Montpeliers Christmas Cocktail Club

17th November 2019 - 31st December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Celebrate the festive season and visit some of Edinburgh's most popular bars for some refreshing cocktails at a price you simply can't refuse with Montpeliers Christmas Cocktail Club wristband! Read more
Opium Open Mic Night

Opium Open Mic Night

17th November 2019
It's Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Open Mic Night every Sunday. Come on down and play some tunes with us! Read more
Phil Kay Live in the Afternoon!

Phil Kay Live in the Afternoon!

17th November 2019
Don't miss Phil Kay at Dalriada on Sunday 17th November for an hour of the finest stand up comedy gold! Read more
Scottish Opera: Tosca

Scottish Opera: Tosca

17th November 2019 - 23rd November 2019
This superb production is beloved the world over – don’t miss it as it comes home to the Scottish Opera stage. Read more
Stand Academy Comedy Course Showcase

Stand Academy Comedy Course Showcase

17th November 2019
Using these skills learned at the Stand Academy, students will be encouraged (but not bullied) into taking part at our showcase night on 17th November. Read more
Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

17th November 2019
Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions in our long-running improvised show. Read more

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Castle of Light
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’!
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items!
Light Night
Light Night is a free event for all to enjoy. The finale will be a spectacular pyrotechnics display marking the official switch on of Edinburgh’s Christmas lights with Santa’s “flying” visit.
Christmas at the Botanics 2019
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Night Walk for Edinburgh
Night Walk for Edinburgh, one of the biggest hits of the Edinburgh international Festival 2019, returns as part of Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations.

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