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
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
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
House of Jack Kids Street Dance Classes

House of Jack Kids Street Dance Classes

22nd April 2019 - 29th June 2019
House of Jack kids street dance classes are back at Shapes Studio from 22nd April until 29th June - Bookings now open! Read more
Live Music at George IV Bar in May

Live Music at George IV Bar in May

1st May 2019 - 31st May 2019
Check out the Live music at George IV Bar in May, everything from Rock and Pop to Traditional Folk, Scottish, Irish and Blues! Read more
Live Music at Stramash in May

Live Music at Stramash in May

1st May 2019 - 31st May 2019
Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Stramash this May, Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and more.... Read more
Live Music at The Royal Mile Tavern

Live Music at The Royal Mile Tavern

1st May 2019 - 31st May 2019
Free live music is a major feature of the Royal Mile Tavern and you can enjoy it seven nights a week from around 9.45pm. Read more
Live Music at Whistle Binkies Gigs in May

Live Music at Whistle Binkies Gigs in May

1st May 2019 - 31st May 2019
Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Whistle Binkies this May, Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and more.... Read more
Yottie Bear Treasure Hunt

Yottie Bear Treasure Hunt

1st May 2019 - 31st May 2019
Looking to entertain the kids? The Royal Yacht will be hiding lots of cuddly Britannia Yottie Bears on board for them to spot in this Treasure Hunt during May! Read more
Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

2nd May 2019 - 31st May 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
In the Footsteps of John Muir

In the Footsteps of John Muir

2nd May 2019 - 6th August 2019
This photography exhibition in Blackness Castle traces John Muir's travels from his childhood in Dunbar to the American National Parks he helped to establish. Read more
Live Music at La Belle Angele in May

Live Music at La Belle Angele in May

2nd May 2019 - 31st May 2019
From Kris Denver to The Rising Souls, you can expect good tunes, good folk, and good fun at La Belle Angele gigs this May! Read more
Live Music at The Mash House in May

Live Music at The Mash House in May

3rd May 2019 - 31st May 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 May! Read more
Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

3rd May 2019 - 26th May 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) will take place in venues across Scotland from 3rd - 26th May 2019, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health. Read more
Children’s Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

Children’s Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

7th May 2019 - 31st August 2019
Bring the little ones along to a special Children’s Afternoon Tea this Summer at Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club with colourful sandwiches, cakes and goodies! Read more
Exhibition: 150 Years of The People’s Friend

Exhibition: 150 Years of The People’s Friend

10th May 2019 - 25th May 2019
Discover some of the secrets of 150 years of storytelling in 'The People's Friend' magazine and delight in artwork, poetry and surprises! Read more
Frame of Mind

Frame of Mind

10th May 2019 - 31st May 2019
This exhibition of paintings by Annalisa Merrilees capture the viewer’s attention, and for a moment, give them a glimpse into her frame of mind while making the work. Read more
Small Wonders

Small Wonders

14th May 2019 - 2nd June 2019
Edinburgh North
An interactive theatrical experience where children are invited inside the home of a miniaturist for an immersive and awe-inspiring magical journey into the world she has created. Read more
Photography Open Exhibition

Photography Open Exhibition

15th May 2019 - 8th June 2019
Work from a diverse range of photographers will be on display at this free photography exhibition at Gallery Close from 15th May. Read more
Better Living Event

Better Living Event

24th May 2019 - 26th May 2019
Join the team at IKEA Edinburgh for their Better Living Event providing you with ideas and inspiration for how to live a healthier and more sustainable life at home! Read more
Double bill: RITUALIA and The Circle

Double bill: RITUALIA and The Circle

24th May 2019 - 25th May 2019
A new double bill from Scottish Dance Theatre: RITUALIA by Colette Sadler and a new commission, The Circle, by world renowned Emanuel Gat, promise an evening of exquisite, cutting-edge dance. Read more
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

24th May 2019 - 25th May 2019
The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns on 24th and 25th May with a world class line-up of breweries, headline music acts and Scotland’s finest street food. Read more
Rambert2

Rambert2

24th May 2019 - 25th May 2019
Rambert2 is a new group of the world’s best young dancers, coming together to showcase the most exhilarating and fierce choreography around today. See them at the King's Theatre Edinburgh! Read more
TWA

TWA

24th May 2019 - 25th May 2019
Blending theatrical storytelling with digital and live performance, TWA exemplifies the way that women have been silenced over the years, and found hope in creative resistance. Read more
Agria Dog Walk

Agria Dog Walk

25th May 2019
Edinburgh East
Agria's Dog Walk will bring dog lovers together on Saturday 25 May for a 3.4 mile walk which begins at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. There'll be fun for all the family throughout the day! Read more
Anthem Saturdays at Opium

Anthem Saturdays at Opium

25th May 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

25th May 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
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

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

25th May 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
Botanical Embroidery Workshop

Botanical Embroidery Workshop

25th May 2019
Be inspired by nature as you spend a day in the studio learning embroidery techniques whilst making a beautiful hand stitched embroidery piece in this workshop run by The Edinburgh Sewcial Club! Read more
Capital City Wrestling

Capital City Wrestling

25th May 2019
Wrestling Experience Scotland invites you to a night of family friendly professional wrestling, in aid of 3 Scottish charities, at Crags Community Sports Centre on 25th May! Read more
Capital City Wrestling: Family Friendly Wrestling for Charity

Capital City Wrestling: Family Friendly Wrestling for Charity

25th May 2019
Edinburgh South
Enjoy family friendly professional wrestling in aid of 3 Scottish charities, with the help of Wrestling Experience Scotland, at Crags Community Sports Centre on 25th May! Read more
Eco-print, Dye and Stitch: A Creative Retreat

Eco-print, Dye and Stitch: A Creative Retreat

25th May 2019 - 26th May 2019
Edinburgh South
Join Edinburgh-based Bookbinder Cass Barron and Textile Artist Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw for a hands-on weekend exploring the creative potential of botanicals and bookbinding. Read more
Edinburgh Spring Foraging Courses

Edinburgh Spring Foraging Courses

25th May 2019
Edinburgh South
Wild Food UK is running Spring Foraging Courses on the edge of the picturesque Pentland Hills, less than 10 miles from the centre of Edinburgh, in May. Read more
Favela Boteco

Favela Boteco

25th May 2019
DJ Juan Salgado playing Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Merengue, Latin Pop, Soca & Dancehall every Saturday at Boteco Edinburgh! Read more
From Thurso to Berwick: A Centenary Celebration of Morris Blythman

From Thurso to Berwick: A Centenary Celebration of Morris Blythman

25th May 2019
A Rebel Ceilidh ‘Come All Ye’ celebrating the songs and poetry of Morris Blythman (aka Thurso Berwick), 100 years since his birth. Read more
Glasgow Life presents Low Pay? Don’t Pay!

Glasgow Life presents Low Pay? Don’t Pay!

25th May 2019
Low Pay? Don't Pay! follows a group of women who lose patience with low pay and rising prices before taking direct action, catch it at The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh on May 25th! Read more
Improve Your Dressmaking

Improve Your Dressmaking

25th May 2019
Improve your dressmaking in this one-day session with Artisan Stitch on 25th May and obtain a better finish to your home-sewn garments. Read more
Mosaic Panels

Mosaic Panels

25th May 2019 - 26th May 2019
Explore making a mosaic panel using glass mosaic tiles in vibrant colours and fractured glass in this two day workshop with Margaret Findlay at Lauriston Castle! Read more
Natural Solutions & Business Workshop

Natural Solutions & Business Workshop

25th May 2019
Join Ian and John from Your Essential Care and Global Wellness Educator Kalli Wilson at Edinburgh Marriott Hotel for a natural solutions and business workshop that will change your life! Read more
Naughty 90’s Party Night

Naughty 90’s Party Night

25th May 2019
Dig out your scrunchies and crop tops and lets go back to the naughty 90's at the Village Hotel Club on Saturday 25th May! Read more
Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

25th May 2019
Nocturnal is bigger and better than ever before at Subway Cowgate's Urban Saturdays! Read more
Oliver Bonas Edinburgh Opening Party

Oliver Bonas Edinburgh Opening Party

25th May 2019
In celebration of their first week open Oliver Bonas Edinburgh are holding a series of events kicking off with an Opening Party on Saturday 25th May! Read more
Out of the Blue Flea Market

Out of the Blue Flea Market

25th May 2019
Rummage for treasures at the monthly Out of the Blue Flea Market with over 45 stalls full to bursting with clothes, jewellery, small furniture, music, books, bric-a-brac and so much more. Read more
Over Land and Sea

Over Land and Sea

25th May 2019 - 3rd July 2019
Over Land and Sea is an exhibition of paintings and sculptures inspired by nature and wildlife bringing together work by: Tim Wootton, Darren Rees, Daniel Cole and Simon Griffiths. Read more
Soundcycle

Soundcycle

25th May 2019
Join Children’s Classic Concerts and their amazing Essential Orchestra at the Assembly Rooms for a musical bike race through the world of sport! Read more
The Devils plus support

The Devils plus support

25th May 2019
The Devils is a huge wall of guitar fuzz and noise and vocals as stupid and minimalistic as it gets. They are hot and wild and very loud! Read more
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

25th May 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
Valentina’s Galaxy

Valentina’s Galaxy

25th May 2019 - 1st June 2019
An intergalactic adventure for starry-eyed children inspired by the first woman in space. Featuring combustible concoctions, rocket launches and star gazing, this show is a real visual treat. Read more
We Love House

We Love House

25th May 2019
It's a very special night of House music on 25th May as we bring you DJ Joel DeMarzo from LA, local DJ/Producer Housego and support from the home grown talent of DJs Hi-Tech John and Foxxy DJ! Read more
Workshop: Writing Stories for The People’s Friend

Workshop: Writing Stories for The People’s Friend

25th May 2019
Led by “The People’s Friend” Fiction Editor Shirley Blair, this short story writing workshop gives writers the chance to learn from the experts and develop their skills. Read more
A Night Of Swing

A Night Of Swing

26th May 2019
A Night of Swing returns to Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh on Sunday 26th May with cocktails, a three-course dinner served with matched wines, and live music from The Loveboat Big Band. Read more
BBC Scotland’s Debate Night

BBC Scotland’s Debate Night

26th May 2019
Debate Night, BBC Scotland’s new discussion programme hosted by Stephen Jardine, is looking for you to be part of the audience and put your questions to the people in power. 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

26th May 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
Cinema on Sunday at Summerhall: Welcome

Cinema on Sunday at Summerhall: Welcome

26th May 2019
Welcome is an ode to the abandoned immigrants trapped on the shores of Calais and the good Samaritans who take risks to help them. Unanimously critically acclaimed and the recipient of many awards. Read more
Edinburgh Spring Foraging Courses

Edinburgh Spring Foraging Courses

26th May 2019
Edinburgh South
Wild Food UK is running Spring Foraging Courses on the edge of the picturesque Pentland Hills, less than 10 miles from the centre of Edinburgh, in May. Read more
Exile: Conflicting Places

Exile: Conflicting Places

26th May 2019
The final concert in Edinburgh Quartet’s exploration of Exile features Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz’s fourth string quartet. Read more
Holyrood Distillery: Whisky Walking Tour and Tasting

Holyrood Distillery: Whisky Walking Tour and Tasting

26th May 2019
Edinburgh South
To celebrate Whisky Month, Holyrood Distillery has partnered with Kask Whisky to develop a Whisky Walking Tour, with tasting session on selected dates in May. Read more
I Scream Sunday

I Scream Sunday

26th May 2019
Join host Ben Verth and a collective of Scotland's best emerging stand-ups and improvisers for a sugar rush of a brand new Sunday afternoon show at Monkey Barrel Comedy Club in May! Read more
Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

26th May 2019
Set sail with the award-winning grand dames of Scottish comedy, Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison, in Fanny’s Ahoy! Read more
Kerbside 139 Vegetarian & Vegan Street Food Festival

Kerbside 139 Vegetarian & Vegan Street Food Festival

26th May 2019
Kerbside 139 are hosting an extra special Vegan/Veggie edition of their street food festival on May 26th at The Three Sisters! Read more
Ladies Day

Ladies Day

26th May 2019
Come along for a fantastic Ladies Day to raise much need funds for Pancreatic cancer (PCUK)! All monies raised going towards much need research being carried out in The Beatson Institute. Read more
Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

26th May 2019
The Manic Street Preachers are on tour in 2019 following the release of a 20th Year Collector’s Edition of their fifth album ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’ and play the Usher Hall on 26th May. Read more
Opium Open Mic Night

Opium Open Mic Night

26th May 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
Renaissance Lotions and Potions

Renaissance Lotions and Potions

26th May 2019
Discover the natural health remadies and fabulous beauty products enjoyed by the people of Linlithgow Palace, both upstairs and downstairs, as you forage with a Ranger and expert Anna Canning! Read more
RSPB Forth Seabird Cruise aboard the Maid of the Forth

RSPB Forth Seabird Cruise aboard the Maid of the Forth

26th May 2019
South Queensferry
Join the RSPB for a sensational cruise aboard the Maid of the Forth and experience the magical sights, sounds and smells of the seabird colonies along the Firth of the Forth! Read more
Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

26th May 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

26th May 2019
Don't miss Sunday Service at Subway Cowgate with non stop request fest, the perfect way to round off the weekend! Read more
Take Me To Church - The Show

Take Me To Church - The Show

26th May 2019
Get down to Brewhemia Edinburgh on Sunday 26th May and help us celebrate a glorious bank holiday with Take Me To Church - The Show! Read more
The HotHouse of Edinburgh

The HotHouse of Edinburgh

26th May 2019
Banish the Sunday night blues as The HotHouse #2, hosted by the wonderfully spicy Just May comes to Leith Depot on 26th May. Read more

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Popular Events

The Meadows Festival
Edinburgh's free volunteer-run music & community Meadows Festival returns on the 1st and 2nd June 2019.
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival
The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns on 24th and 25th May with a world class line-up of breweries, headline music acts and Scotland’s finest street food.
Oliver Bonas Edinburgh Opening Party
In celebration of their first week open Oliver Bonas Edinburgh are holding a series of events kicking off with an Opening Party on Saturday 25th May!
Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms
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.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
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.

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