Events in Edinburgh This Weekend

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Events in Edinburgh

Beginners/Intermediate Pilates Classes for Adults

Beginners/Intermediate Pilates Classes for Adults

3rd July 2018 - 4th June 2019
Come along and try Pilates for adults with Nicky Pender every Tuesday and Wednesday at Liberton Kirk Halls. Read more
In Focus: Scottish Photography

In Focus: Scottish Photography

7th July 2018 - 12th May 2019
This exhibition showcases the City Art Centre’s photographic collections, charting the development of fine art photography in Scotland from the 19th century to present day. Read more
Dance Scottish with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish with RSCDS Edinburgh

24th September 2018 - 21st May 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Come along, join in and enjoy the benefits of fun, fitness and friendship with RSCDS Edinburgh Dance Scottish classes! Read more
Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers

Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers

26th October 2018 - 21st April 2019
Get an insight into the lives of children in the 18th and 19th centuries through this unique collection of Scottish samplers on loan from American collector Leslie B. Durst. Read more
Storyworlds: Paper Sculptures by Edinburgh Young Artists

Storyworlds: Paper Sculptures by Edinburgh Young Artists

10th November 2018 - 12th May 2019
Storyworlds is a magical group of sculptures showing tiny enchanted storyworlds under glass domes completed by senior students of art. The exhibition is on at The Writers' Museum from 10th November. Read more
Brick Wonders

Brick Wonders

21st November 2018 - 24th March 2019
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Blackness Castle featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore! Read more
Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

23rd November 2018 - 2nd June 2019
Old master paintings and spectacular silver furniture show the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy. Read more
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
House of Jack Kids Street Dance Classes

House of Jack Kids Street Dance Classes

7th January 2019 - 5th April 2019
House of Jack kids street dance classes are back at Shapes Studio from 7th January until 5th April - Bookings now open! Read more
Robots

Robots

18th January 2019 - 5th May 2019
Featuring more than 100 objects, this major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human. Read more
Sunset Drive at Opium

Sunset Drive at Opium

23rd January 2019 - 27th November 2019
Opium Alternative club and bar presents, 'Sunset Drive'. The only dedicated 80’s rock and Synthwave club night in Scotland. Read more
Throwback Thursdays at Opium

Throwback Thursdays at Opium

24th January 2019 - 2nd January 2020
All the best from the 60's & 70's every week at Opium Alternative Club & Bar's Throwback Thursdays. Read more
Mary Queen of Scots - Heads Will Roll!

Mary Queen of Scots - Heads Will Roll!

26th January 2019 - 31st March 2019
Here the tale of Mary Queen of Scots's gruesome execution in this new immersive show, part of the Edinburgh Dungeon tour. Read more
Country Punching Bag

Country Punching Bag

1st March 2019 - 31st March 2019
Join us at Flamingosaurus Rex for our next exhibition, 'Country Punching Bag' fresh from the minds of The Underwater Collective! Read more
Do Toddlers Understand ‘‘No’’?

Do Toddlers Understand ‘‘No’’?

1st March 2019 - 31st May 2019
Edinburgh South
Wee Science is looking for wee scientists around 1.5 years old to take part in a study on word learning at the University of Edinburgh! Read more
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st March 2019 - 31st March 2019
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in March! Read more
Wildlife Printmaking Exhibition

Wildlife Printmaking Exhibition

2nd March 2019 - 10th April 2019
The Scottish Ornithologist's Club is delighted to welcome a group of printmakers: Carry Akroyd, Babs Pease, Kelly Stewart and Susie Wright for a group exhibition inspired by wildlife. Read more
Landmarks

Landmarks

9th March 2019 - 24th March 2019
Landmarks is the inaugural exhibition of photographic work from Transient, a new collective of photographers based in Scotland, showing at Patriothall Gallery in March. Read more
RSA New Contemporaries

RSA New Contemporaries

9th March 2019 - 3rd April 2019
Now in its eleventh year, this carefully curated exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see some of Scotland’s finest emerging talent under one roof. Read more
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

19th March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
Catch Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday March 19th to Saturday 23rd March. Read more
Exhibition: On Step-Motherhood

Exhibition: On Step-Motherhood

20th March 2019 - 13th April 2019
Through images and testimonies photographer Vaida Nairn explores motherhood in non-traditional nuclear families in this exhibition at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Read more
Garden of Fiery Delights at Roslin Glen

Garden of Fiery Delights at Roslin Glen

20th March 2019 - 24th March 2019
Join Scotland’s Celtic fire performers PyroCeltica and explore Roslin Glen by Nightfall like never before! A wonderful evening of performances, music, circus and lots of Fire. Read more
HP Lovecraft: Pickman’s Model

HP Lovecraft: Pickman’s Model

20th March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
After a fantastic run at the Edinburgh Horror Festival 2018, Posturous Productions remount their one woman adaptation of H.P Lovecrafts dark and disturbing tale. Read more
The Bohemians present The Wedding Singer

The Bohemians present The Wedding Singer

20th March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
The Bohemians, one of the best amateur companies in the capital, present The Wedding Singer at the King's Theatre in March. Read more
The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

20th March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
Oscar Wilde's classic story comes to life with a dramatized reading from Posturous Productions, the producers of the 2018 Halloween sell-out horror pantomime Frankomime's Monster. Read more
The Feast of Gothic Horror

The Feast of Gothic Horror

20th March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
The Feast of Gothic Horror is a special event running over just FOUR nights in March and then it's gone. Three different horror shows in the Most Haunted Pub in Scotland! Read more
The Underground Seance

The Underground Seance

20th March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
Are you brave enough to for a Victorian Seance in the Haunted Underground? Join paranormal illusionist Ash Pryce and actor Emily Ingram as you embark on a journey into the dark world of the spirit! Read more
Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

21st March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
The UK's Premier specialist Hand-Knitting Event 'Edinburgh Yarn Festival' returns to Edinburgh Corn Exchange from 21st to 23rd March. Read more
Scottish Opera: Katya Kabanova

Scottish Opera: Katya Kabanova

21st March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
Renowned British director Stephen Lawless brings his trademark theatricality to Janáček’s intense drama, illuminating the shattering effects of oppression and isolation. Read more
Dreams of the Small Gods

Dreams of the Small Gods

22nd March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
Dreams of the Small Gods blends aerial circus, masked ritual and performance art to tell the story of the awakening of the Wild Woman and her meeting with a horned creature from the otherworld. Read more
Utopias Exhibition (6th Syn Festival Edinburgh)

Utopias Exhibition (6th Syn Festival Edinburgh)

22nd March 2019 - 4th April 2019
Come along to the Utopias Exhibition, part of Syn Festival Edinburgh, from 22nd March until 4th April at the Upper Church in Summerhall! Read more
A-Z An Alphabetical Journey-Journal Making Workshop

A-Z An Alphabetical Journey-Journal Making Workshop

23rd March 2019
In celebration of Rare Books Edinburgh 2019, join artist Susie Wilson for this journal making workshop inspired by Archive collections from the Scottish Women's Hospitals. Read more
Anthem Saturdays at Opium

Anthem Saturdays at Opium

23rd March 2019
Enjoy Rock and Metal favourites at Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Anthem Saturdays, it's free entry! Read more
Baby and Child First Aid Course

Baby and Child First Aid Course

23rd March 2019
Portobello
First Stop Safety Training is holding a Baby and Child First Aid Course on 23rd March in Portobello Library. Learn what to do if your child was seriously sick, choking or worse! Read more
Beginners Sewing Day

Beginners Sewing Day

23rd March 2019
Learn how to use a sewing machine and some foundation sewing skills in this Beginners Sewing Day with Artisan Stitch. Read more
Clay Figure Weekend

Clay Figure Weekend

23rd March 2019
Learn clay modelling and observational techniques at this Clay Figure Weekend with Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in March! Read more
Creative Flow Painting Workshop

Creative Flow Painting Workshop

23rd March 2019
Let materials flow and let go of desired outcome in this one day Creative Flow Painting Workshop with artist Iona Leishman on Saturday 23rd March! Read more
Dance Scottish for Children

Dance Scottish for Children

23rd March 2019
Join RSCDS Edinburgh for fun Scottish dancing classes for young dancers on Saturday mornings, it's a great way for to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills. Read more
Edinburgh Libraries Fair

Edinburgh Libraries Fair

23rd March 2019
Central Library is hosting the Edinburgh Libraries Fair on Saturday 23rd March so bring the family along and find out about the wide and diverse array of libraries in Edinburgh! Read more
Favela Boteco

Favela Boteco

23rd March 2019
DJ Juan Salgado playing Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Merengue, Latin Pop, Soca & Dancehall every Saturday at Boteco Edinburgh! Read more
Felt Teacup Pin Cushion Workshop

Felt Teacup Pin Cushion Workshop

23rd March 2019
Learn needlepoint felting techniques and make a beautiful tea cup pin cushion in this 1 day class with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club on Saturday 23rd March! Read more
Feral

Feral

23rd March 2019
Don't miss Feral, an innovative piece of visual theatre that combines puppetry, film and live sound to create and destroy a world in front of its audience’s eyes, at Assembly Roxy on 23rd March! Read more
Flamenco Noche

Flamenco Noche

23rd March 2019
Don't miss flamenco in its raw, emotional state performed in an intimate, beautiful central venue when the Alba Flamenca company share the stage with 2 guests artists from Spain! Read more
Glycerine Soap-making

Glycerine Soap-making

23rd March 2019
Learn how to make beautiful treats for yourself and family on this introduction to glycerine soap-making workshop run by local designer-maker Jenny Smith. Read more
Improving Relationships - Half-day Meditation Course

Improving Relationships - Half-day Meditation Course

23rd March 2019
Develop a more positive and realistic approach to those we find challenging on this half-day meditation course using Buddha’s teachings on training the mind. Read more
Introduction to Soap-making

Introduction to Soap-making

23rd March 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
Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

23rd March 2019
Auld Lang Syne is the story of Mairi Campbell's adventures with Scotland's most famous song. Mairi brings her tour to the Scottish Storytelling Centre on Saturday 23rd March! Read more
Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

23rd March 2019
Nocturnal is bigger and better than ever before at Subway Cowgate's Urban Saturdays! Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

23rd March 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period. Read more
Short Film Screenings (6th Syn Festival)

Short Film Screenings (6th Syn Festival)

23rd March 2019
Syn Festival Edinburgh hosts the International Short Film Festival in Drama and Utopias Short Film Screening on 23rd March at Summerhall. Read more
Silent Disco at the Dungeon

Silent Disco at the Dungeon

23rd March 2019
The Edinburgh Dungeon is partnering with Silent Adventures, creators of silent disco experiences, to bring you a scary fun, rhythmic riot with a gruesomely brilliant Dungeon twist! Read more
Spring Wreath Making Workshop

Spring Wreath Making Workshop

23rd March 2019
Wreaths are no longer just for Christmas. Welcome guests to your home this spring with a gorgeous fresh wreath made with lush foliage and fresh blooms. Read more
St John Passion - JS Bach

St John Passion - JS Bach

23rd March 2019
The Scottish Chamber Choir invite you to join them for this performance of St John Passion, one of the great sacred oratorios, composed when Bach was at the height of his powers. Read more
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

23rd March 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
Velvet Petal

Velvet Petal

23rd March 2019
Scottish Dance Theatre returns to the Traverse with Fleur Darkin’s Velvet Petal, unveiling a fresh, new version never-before-seen here in Edinburgh. Read more
All About Cakes

All About Cakes

24th March 2019
Edinburgh South
Come along for a luxurious cake tasting experience with Abbi's Pantry in aid of Maggie's Cancer Centres, it's an afternoon not to be missed! Read more
Andrew Maxwell: Showtime

Andrew Maxwell: Showtime

24th March 2019
With "SHOWTIME" Andrew continued his long run of domination of the Edinburgh Fringe and now it's 'showtime' for the rest of the country! Read more
Chamber Sunday with SCO String Soloists

Chamber Sunday with SCO String Soloists

24th March 2019
An ensemble of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra strings takes you on a profound emotional journey in the Season’s final chamber concert at The Queen's Hall on Sunday 24th March. Read more
Colinton and Merchiston Choirs: Spring Concert

Colinton and Merchiston Choirs: Spring Concert

24th March 2019
Colinton & Merchiston Choir join with the Merchiston Castle School Choral Society for a varied programme of choral music in the magnificent, refurbished McEwan Hall on Sunday 24th March. Read more
Introduction to Glycerine Soap-Making

Introduction to Glycerine Soap-Making

24th March 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
Live-LAGOM Renewable Energy Workshop

Live-LAGOM Renewable Energy Workshop

24th March 2019
Join the Home Energy Scotland and IKEA Sustainability Experts in our IKEA store at a free workshop on 24th March and learn more about renewable energy, especially solar energy! Read more
Make Mum a Medal Craft Workshop

Make Mum a Medal Craft Workshop

24th March 2019
In this fun, hands-on workshop, kids of all ages can paint and glitter pre-made clay medals to create their very own Mother’s Day gift. Read more
No Such Thing As A Fish

No Such Thing As A Fish

24th March 2019
The team behind multiple award-winning podcast No Such Thing As A Fish are hitting the road again, with their brand new show, In No Particular Order! Catch them at the King's Theatre Edinburgh! Read more
Once Upon a Dream

Once Upon a Dream

24th March 2019
Come along to a magical afternoon for all the family held in the regal surroundings of Dalhousie Castle, in aid of Make A Wish Foundation UK on Sunday 24th March! Read more
Opium Open Mic Night

Opium Open Mic Night

24th March 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
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

24th March 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period. Read more
Recitals for Wrigglers

Recitals for Wrigglers

24th March 2019
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Recitals for Wrigglers returns for another family-friendly concert in the Great Gallery on Sunday 24th March! Read more
Respect - The Aretha Franklin Songbook

Respect - The Aretha Franklin Songbook

24th March 2019
This amazing tribute will take you on a nostalgic musical journey packed with over 24 of Aretha Franklin’s greatest hits and featuring Amber Riley, Cleopatra Higgins, Mica Paris and Jaki Graham. Read more
Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

24th March 2019
Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions in our long-running improvised show. Read more
Sunday Service

Sunday Service

24th March 2019
Don't miss Sunday Service at Subway Cowgate with non stop request fest, the perfect way to round off the weekend! Read more
Theatre Night Topoi | Τόποι (6th Festival Edinburgh)

Theatre Night Topoi | Τόποι (6th Festival Edinburgh)

24th March 2019
This year, Syn Festival's theatre program explores the u-topic and the dys-topic: the space where the imaginary perfection and the post-apocalyptic devastation are possible. Read more
Top-to-Toe Skin Pamper Treat

Top-to-Toe Skin Pamper Treat

24th March 2019
Combine treating yourself with learning new creative skills in this skin pamper experience with Jenny from The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective. Read more

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Popular Events

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Catch Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday March 19th to Saturday 23rd March.
Robots
Featuring more than 100 objects, this major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.
Garden of Fiery Delights at Roslin Glen
Join Scotland’s Celtic fire performers PyroCeltica and explore Roslin Glen by Nightfall like never before! A wonderful evening of performances, music, circus and lots of Fire.
Silent Disco at the Dungeon
The Edinburgh Dungeon is partnering with Silent Adventures, creators of silent disco experiences, to bring you a scary fun, rhythmic riot with a gruesomely brilliant Dungeon twist!
Easter at the Palace
Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse over the Easter holidays and try out our new Easter trail - search the Palace to spot the weird and wonderful hats, wigs and crowns worn thoughout the ages.

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