Events in Edinburgh This Weekend

View the events taking place in Edinburgh this weekend below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

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
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
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
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
Disney’s The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King

5th December 2019 - 18th April 2020
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures. Read more
Parasites: Battle for Survival

Parasites: Battle for Survival

6th December 2019 - 19th April 2020
This exhibition will explore the fight to eliminate five tropical diseases and the role of research taking place in Scotland to do this. Read more
Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

1st January 2020 - 29th February 2020
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 The Royal Mile Tavern

Live Music at The Royal Mile Tavern

1st January 2020 - 29th February 2020
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
Between Earth and Sky: Watercolours and Glass

Between Earth and Sky: Watercolours and Glass

9th January 2020 - 22nd February 2020
Between Earth and Sky is a new exhibition at Birch Tree Gallery featuring the work of two artists - Peter Davis (Watercolours) and Angie Packer (Glass). Read more
Storytime at Mimi’s Bakehouse

Storytime at Mimi’s Bakehouse

14th January 2020 - 29th December 2020
Bring your little one along to Mimi's Bakehouse, Leith on Tuesdays and enjoy a story, songs and themed activities for children aged 0-5 years! 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

18th January 2020 - 1st November 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Afternoon Tea: And admission is free

Afternoon Tea: And admission is free

21st January 2020 - 15th March 2020
Enjoy a very special afternoon tea at Almond Valley, ideal for mums, dads and younger children, and when you book a high tea, you are admitted to Almond Valley absolutely FREE! Read more
Tyrannosaurs

Tyrannosaurs

24th January 2020 - 4th May 2020
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life. Read more
Live Music at George IV Bar: January

Live Music at George IV Bar: January

25th January 2020 - 29th February 2020
Come along and check out the Live music at George IV Bar, everything from Rock and Pop to Traditional Folk, Scottish, Irish and Blues! Read more
Live Music at Stramash

Live Music at Stramash

25th January 2020 - 29th February 2020
Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Stramash - Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and much more.... Read more
Live Music at Whistle Binkies

Live Music at Whistle Binkies

25th January 2020 - 29th February 2020
Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Whistle Binkies - Rock, Pop, Blues and much more.... Read more
Watch the Six Nations Live

Watch the Six Nations Live

1st February 2020 - 14th March 2020
Watch aLL of the action LIVE of the Six Nations 2020 at Biddy Mulligans, it's the perfect place to enjoy hearty food & refreshing pints without missing the fixtures! Read more
Watch the Six Nations Live

Watch the Six Nations Live

1st February 2020 - 14th March 2020
Where better to watch all the LIVE action of the Six Nations 2020 than the legendary sports bar in The Three Sisters! Read more
Norman Hunter Artist Exhibition

Norman Hunter Artist Exhibition

2nd February 2020 - 29th February 2020
Penicuik
In February Penicuik Community Arts Association is hosting a Solo Exhibition of paintings by Biggar based emerging artist Norman Hunter. Read more
Mana Poke Pop Up

Mana Poke Pop Up

3rd February 2020 - 1st March 2020
Stockbridge and Canonmills
Mana Poke Pop Up offers vibrant Hawaiian street food, healthy breakfasts and fresh juices. Get your daily dose of summer and bring some joy home with local artwork and plants available for purchase. Read more
Where I Stand

Where I Stand

7th February 2020 - 28th February 2020
Upright Gallery opens the year with an exhibition of photographs by Michael Wildman taken during his many travels to South America. Read more
Carla Borel: Homme Libre

Carla Borel: Homme Libre

11th February 2020 - 30th May 2020
The latest exhibition at Edinburgh’s art restaurant, Le Roi Fou is ‘Homme Libre’ presenting striking and intimate male portraits by Paris-born photographer Carla Borel. Read more
I Think We Are Alone

I Think We Are Alone

18th February 2020 - 22nd February 2020
I Think We Are Alone is a bittersweet and funny take on our ache to connect with those voices we need to hear again, those arms we need to feel around us and those faces we need to see again. Read more
Antigone, Interruped

Antigone, Interruped

20th February 2020 - 22nd February 2020
Antigone, Interrupted re-imagines a classic story for a contemporary world through the body and voice of a single performer. Read more
Creative Writing Workshop in Italian Language: Di Scrittura Creativa in Lingua Italiana

Creative Writing Workshop in Italian Language: Di Scrittura Creativa in Lingua Italiana

21st February 2020 - 23rd February 2020
Black Wolf Edition & Publishing Limited is holding a creative writing workshop in Italian language at The Space Edinburgh from 21st to 23rd February. Read more
Home Is Not the Place

Home Is Not the Place

21st February 2020 - 22nd February 2020
An intimate story of personal and political independence painted on an epic canvas by award-winning writer Annie George. Read more
North AudioTEK

North AudioTEK

21st February 2020 - 22nd February 2020
Join 200 audio professionals and hobbyists for 2 days of talks from industry experts about all things audio as part of The Edinburgh Festival of Sound! Read more
The Edinburgh Festival of Sound 2020

The Edinburgh Festival of Sound 2020

21st February 2020 - 22nd February 2020
The Edinburgh Festival of Sound brings together a community of like-minded audio enthusiasts for a weekend of talks, workshops, exhibits and live performances diving deep into Sound & Technology! Read more
Anthem Saturdays at Opium

Anthem Saturdays at Opium

22nd February 2020
Enjoy Rock and Metal favourites at Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Anthem Saturdays, it's free entry! Read more
By Moonlight: Escaping the Asylum

By Moonlight: Escaping the Asylum

22nd February 2020
Through an open door was the most popular escape route for women confined to Midlothian's Asylum at the end of the nienteenth century. This is the inspiration for Fi Bailey's art installation. Read more
Cast in Bronze

Cast in Bronze

22nd February 2020 - 28th February 2020
Powderhall Bronze present a selected exhibition of over 30 bronze and resin sculptures made by artists who have taken part in our clay modelling course programme over the last four years. Read more
Cocoabean Pop up Chocolate Workshops

Cocoabean Pop up Chocolate Workshops

22nd February 2020
The Cocoabean Company is coming to Dobbies Garden Centre Edinburgh on Saturday 22nd February with a unique and interactive experience for children and adults that is truly unforgettable! Read more
Coding Demystified

Coding Demystified

22nd February 2020
Curious about programming and how it works? Join us at this 3-hour interactive workshop to try your hand at coding, builuild your own programs and discover the creative world of computing. Read more
Counterfeit Sixties Show

Counterfeit Sixties Show

22nd February 2020
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties at The Brunton on Saturday 22nd February! Read more
Expressive Collage

Expressive Collage

22nd February 2020
Expressive collage, with simple materials can evoke strong feelings and promote powerful messages, or it can be straightforward fun and relaxation. You can make it what you want. Read more
Fight Night: Wilder v Fury II

Fight Night: Wilder v Fury II

22nd February 2020
Fight night is back at The Three Sisters Edinburgh. Watch the Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury fight Live on 22nd February! Read more
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

22nd February 2020
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market. Read more
How to Solo Travel Like a Pro

How to Solo Travel Like a Pro

22nd February 2020
In How to Solo Travel like a Pro you will learn the ins and outs of solo travelling, tips on how to meet other people and have a very low cost but rewarding experience. Read more
In This Life and Friends: Weeknder 2020

In This Life and Friends: Weeknder 2020

22nd February 2020
In This Life are hitting the road in 2020 and stopping of at Opium on Saturday 22nd February! Read more
InVisible Lines

InVisible Lines

22nd February 2020
Kath Burlinson has filmed her body for 10 years. Now, using her naked form as a canvas she explores ageing, loss, death and defiance. Tender, wild, joyous and ruthlessly honest. Read more
Kindred Spirits Exhibition: African Wildlife Art

Kindred Spirits Exhibition: African Wildlife Art

22nd February 2020 - 1st April 2020
This exhibition brings together artwork inspired by African wildlife by Carol Barrett, Graham Catlow and Frances Richardson, with sculptures by Carol Read and Richard Ballantyne. Read more
Leith Market

Leith Market

22nd February 2020
Leith
Come and meet our small independent traders at this bustling weekly farmers market right beside the Water of Leith. Read more
Life Drawing Workshop

Life Drawing Workshop

22nd February 2020 - 23rd February 2020
Edinburgh East
Life drawing workshops led by contemporary artist Christine Clark bring a range of drawing and painting techniques which focus on the exquisite pieces from Judy R Clark's fashion archives. Read more
Make a Movie on Your Mobile

Make a Movie on Your Mobile

22nd February 2020
This workshop shows you how to use your mobile phone or tablet to edit footage, get the effect you want and share your stories to social media using Adobe Rush and i movie. Read more
Night Walk in the Pentlands

Night Walk in the Pentlands

22nd February 2020
Edinburgh South
Walking in the hills at night is a special experience. This walk will follow a relatively easy route and is suitable for people with average fitness levels. Read more
Psi Saturday

Psi Saturday

22nd February 2020
Join us at The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre for a wonderful opportunity to hear the latest findings in mediumship, anomalous experience and survival of personality beyond death research! Read more
Raggaeton Party

Raggaeton Party

22nd February 2020
Come and celebrate all things Reggaeton with 500+ other Reggaeton lovers at La Belle Angele in Edinburgh. Read more
SatARTday with Ashleen Lewis

SatARTday with Ashleen Lewis

22nd February 2020
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is introducing a new inclusive SatARTday course for young people with additional support needs and their families! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

22nd February 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Sirens and Sea Hags

Sirens and Sea Hags

22nd February 2020
Join sea-faring storyteller Jan Bee Brown for stories of Sirens and Sea Hags, shape-shifting Selkies, Seal-mothers and Sami Sea Witches - the wonderful women that inhabit our coasts and waters! Read more
Speak to Be Heard

Speak to Be Heard

22nd February 2020
Do you hate speaking in a group? Feel self conscious sharing your ideas? Join us in a practical workshop to learn how to speak with more power and confidence. It's time to speak up! Read more
Tennis Taster Session

Tennis Taster Session

22nd February 2020
Edinburgh East
Abercorn Sports Club would love to see more girls and ladies playing tennis. So bring yourself, your daughters, nieces, neighbours, friends and come and have some fun on court! Read more
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

22nd February 2020
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
The Whirlybird

The Whirlybird

22nd February 2020
The Whirlybird is a funny, playful and moving piece of theatre and suitable for ages 3 to 7. Read more
Through an Open Door: Escaping the Asylum

Through an Open Door: Escaping the Asylum

22nd February 2020
This creative writing workshop on the theme of escape will take as its starting point FI Bailey's installation 'By Moonlight'. Read more
Weekend Course - Jesmo-Days, Mould Making with Jesmonite with Jack Cheetham

Weekend Course - Jesmo-Days, Mould Making with Jesmonite with Jack Cheetham

22nd February 2020
A two-day introduction to mould making and casting with Jesmonite, an acrylic resin is taking place at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop on 22nd and 29th February. Read more
wrest

wrest

22nd February 2020
wrest is a Scottish indie band, making music from Edinburgh's Old Town, combining soaring guitars with layered lyrics and heartfelt melodies! Read more
Blissful Wellbeing: Holistic Fair

Blissful Wellbeing: Holistic Fair

23rd February 2020
Come and explore mind, body and spirit at the stunning Cockenzie House and Gardens at the Blissful Wellbeing Holistic Fair! Read more
Botanical Hand Embroidery Workshop

Botanical Hand Embroidery Workshop

23rd February 2020
Be inspired by nature as you spend the day in the studio learning embroidery techniques in this workshop run by The Edinburgh Sewcial Club! Read more
Coolest Walk on Earth

Coolest Walk on Earth

23rd February 2020
Join an expert geologist and a Ranger on a three hour guided walk to discover how the landscape of Holyrood Park has been shaped and sculpted by ice through the ages. Read more
Improv Surgery

Improv Surgery

23rd February 2020
Improv Surgery opens up minds, cuts out nerves and sews together skills. We'll use improvised games to improve spontaneity, creativity and confidence in communication. Read more
Introduction to Foundational Calligraphy

Introduction to Foundational Calligraphy

23rd February 2020
Learn and practicing letter forms in the basic 'foundational' hand, in this workshop with Artist Panna Chauhan at The Arienas Collective! Read more
Jazz Sundays

Jazz Sundays

23rd February 2020
Come along and enjoy Jazz Sundays at Soderberg Pavillion, Lister Square, with live music every Sunday from 5.30pm! Read more
Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

23rd February 2020
Set sail with the award-winning grand dames of Scottish comedy, Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison, in Fanny’s Ahoy! Read more
No Ladies Please - We Are the Women : 2 Films

No Ladies Please - We Are the Women : 2 Films

23rd February 2020
An opportunity to discover 2 films by Scottish women: A documentary in the making about women in Scotland, and a comical reimagining of the STUC women's invasion of a pub with a "no ladies" rule. Read more
Opium Open Mic Night

Opium Open Mic Night

23rd February 2020
It's Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Open Mic Night every Sunday. Come on down and play some tunes with us! Read more
Playback Theatre

Playback Theatre

23rd February 2020
Playback is a unique, interactive way of telling stories - Yours! Audience members are invited to share an experience, no matter how big or small, happy or sad. Read more
Queer Death Experience

Queer Death Experience

23rd February 2020
Queer Death Experience is a monthly LGBT + friendly alternative club night at Opium Edinburgh with free entry. Read more
Scared To Sing?

Scared To Sing?

23rd February 2020
Back by popular demand after last year's fantastically successful workshop. Come and explore your voice in a friendly, safe space. No previous singing experience needed. Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

23rd February 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Sew Sweary

Sew Sweary

23rd February 2020
What made you angry this week? Have you got the rage about something? A wee bee in your bonnet? Turning traditional embroidery on its head, come along and vent your anger in stitches. Read more
Stockbridge Sunday Market

Stockbridge Sunday Market

23rd February 2020
Edinburgh New Town
A foodie heaven, creative crafts, original artwork, superb street food. Eat, meet, greet or treat - there is something for everyone! Read more
Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

23rd February 2020
Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions in our long-running improvised show. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

23rd February 2020
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard Edinburgh from 10am to 4pm! Read more
Sunset Sea Swim with WanderWomen

Sunset Sea Swim with WanderWomen

23rd February 2020
Portobello
Be audacious at the city beach, swimming in the North Sea, warming up by a bonfire and watching the sun set over Edinburgh! Read more
The Sunday Night Laugh-In

The Sunday Night Laugh-In

23rd February 2020
Round off the weekend with our comedy cocktail which has the emphasis on the chilled and the laid back. At least five acts on each bill ensure variety and great value. Read more
Using Story for Personal Empowerment

Using Story for Personal Empowerment

23rd February 2020
The negative stories we tell ourselves too often stop us doing the things we want. In this personal development workshop we'll explore how we can transform this way of thinking. Read more
When The Blackbird Sings: Photography and Representation

When The Blackbird Sings: Photography and Representation

23rd February 2020
A photographic exploration of femininity, fertility and ageing. The series of photographs of women and nature were taken at twilight, over a 12 month period by photographer Jannica Honey. Read more
Wild Women Writing with Magi Gibson

Wild Women Writing with Magi Gibson

23rd February 2020
A creative writing workshop for women - from beginners to experienced - looking to set fresh targets, spark ideas, build confidence and wake up that inner wild woman! Read more

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Disney’s The Lion King
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Tyrannosaurs
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life.
Grassmarket Weekly Market
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
I Think We Are Alone
I Think We Are Alone is a bittersweet and funny take on our ache to connect with those voices we need to hear again, those arms we need to feel around us and those faces we need to see again.

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