Events in Edinburgh This Weekend

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Joanna Kessel: Aurum | Gold

Joanna Kessel: Aurum | Gold

26th November 2019 - 26th January 2020
Le Roi Fou is delighted to present Joanna Kessel's Aurum | Gold exhibition, featuring intimately scaled collages in Venetian gold leaf mosaic, glass smalti and concrete. Read more
The Cauldron Magical Cocktail Experience

The Cauldron Magical Cocktail Experience

28th November 2019 - 19th January 2020
Edinburgh New Town
Try The Cauldron Magical Experience, a 1 hr 45 min immersive class in Edinburgh, where you wield a working magic wand and use molecular mixology to brew drinkable elixirs! Read more
King’s Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

King’s Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

30th November 2019 - 19th January 2020
Roll up, roll up! Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are back in a circus-inspired King's Panto spectacular packed full of the thrills, spills, dazzling stunts and jaw-dropping special effects! Read more
Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

1st December 2019 - 31st January 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 December 2019 - 30th January 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
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
Live Music at Stramash

Live Music at Stramash

16th December 2019 - 31st January 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

18th December 2019 - 31st January 2020
Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Whistle Binkies this November - Rock, Pop, Blues and much more.... Read more
The Power of Perspective Exhibition

The Power of Perspective Exhibition

22nd December 2019 - 26th January 2020
Edinburgh Old Town
The Rock Trust, illusion expert Professor Richard Wiseman and MagicFest present a new series of mind-bending photographs this winter. Every photograph can be seen in more than one way. Read more
Live Music at George IV Bar: January

Live Music at George IV Bar: January

1st January 2020 - 31st January 2020
Come along and check out the Live music at George IV Bar in January, everything from Rock and Pop to Traditional Folk, Scottish, Irish and Blues! Read more
Message from the Skies

Message from the Skies

1st January 2020 - 25th January 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Message from the Skies returns on 1st January with Shorelines, a collection of letters to Scotland reflecting on our relationship with our seas, waters and coast and our maritime heritage! 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
An Evening with Robert Burns

An Evening with Robert Burns

18th January 2020
Celebrate Burns Night with the wonderfully talented Robert Burns Live and let him entertain you with his unique life story and poetry while you enjoy a three course dinner! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

18th January 2020
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
Ash Pryce: Paranormal Illusionist

Ash Pryce: Paranormal Illusionist

18th January 2020
Ash Pryce, Edinburgh Horror Festival Sell Out Performer for the last four years, returns to Edinburgh on a regular basis with his show 'Paranormal Illusionist'. 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
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
Dome Nights

Dome Nights

18th January 2020
Sit back and relax for this 360° cinematic experience as Dynamic Earth brings you the return of Dome Nights this January! Read more
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

18th January 2020
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market. Read more
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

18th January 2020
Learn the beautiful art of modern calligraphy in this workshop run by Caitlin McKenna at Century General Store! Read more
Jordy Deelight: The Honeymoon Period

Jordy Deelight: The Honeymoon Period

18th January 2020
Meet Hayley, she is 24 years old and has Cystic Fibrosis. Hayley is going to Newcastle for a lung transplant assessment and has no clue what she’s doing. She just needs a little time… Read more
Leith Labs Explores Neuron Safari!

Leith Labs Explores Neuron Safari!

18th January 2020
Leith Labs will be back at Ocean Terminal on 18th January for a free trial of #NeuronSafari, a new Minecraft world-based experience, to explore our brain & neurons! Read more
Leith Market

Leith Market

18th January 2020
Leith
Come and meet our small independent traders at this bustling weekly farmers market right beside the Water of Leith. Read more
McGregor v Cerrone

McGregor v Cerrone

18th January 2020
Join us at The Three Sisters to watch the McGregor v Cerrone fight LIVE from Las Vegas on Saturday 18th January! Read more
McGregor v Cerrone

McGregor v Cerrone

18th January 2020 - 19th January 2020
Conor McGregor is back in the UFC Octagon on January 18th, to face Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. Watch the fight LIVE from Las Vegas in the comfort of Biddy's! Read more
New Year Workshop: Planting Seeds

New Year Workshop: Planting Seeds

18th January 2020
Get your New Year off to an inspiring start and plant the seeds for what you want to make happen in 2020 at this workshop run by Anna Bell Coaching! Read more
SatARTday: Fashion Sculpture with Juliet Moleta

SatARTday: Fashion Sculpture with Juliet Moleta

18th January 2020
Create a fashion sculpture piece from a variety of materials exploring how to transform materials from 2D to 3D with fashion designer Juliet Moleta at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

18th January 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Scottish Nature Photography Awards

Scottish Nature Photography Awards

18th January 2020 - 19th February 2020
This photography exhibition at the Scottish Ornithologists Club presents the winning entries in the annual competition of Nature Photography in Scotland. Read more
Stand Up Horror

Stand Up Horror

18th January 2020
Come along and experience the unique and hilarious 'Stand up Horror' as actor, writer and tour guide Alex Staniforth invents a horror story in Scotland's most haunted pub - The Banshee Labyrinth! Read more
Black Country, New Roads

Black Country, New Roads

19th January 2020
Black Country, New Road sound like a proper filthy juggernaut of a band, a real experience to behold. Catch them at The Mash House on 19th January! 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

19th January 2020
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
Fair Fa’ 2 Kid Friendly Gig: Roberta Pia, Cat Bruce & Calum Rodger

Fair Fa’ 2 Kid Friendly Gig: Roberta Pia, Cat Bruce & Calum Rodger

19th January 2020
After a sold out launch Fair Fa' Sessions returns in January with the sort of line up you'd have been into before you had kids, except you can bring your kids! Read more
Free Tickets For BBC Recording

Free Tickets For BBC Recording

19th January 2020
Scotland’s top funny man, Mark Nelson, leads a panel of comedians and personalities attempting to decipher the good from the bad, with a few unexpected twists along the way. Read more
Introduction to Soap and Skincare Making

Introduction to Soap and Skincare Making

19th January 2020
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 Soap-making

Introduction to Soap-making

19th January 2020
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
It’s Too Damn Hot! - A Bushfire Fundraiser

It’s Too Damn Hot! - A Bushfire Fundraiser

19th January 2020
Edinburghs finest venues, sponsors and DJs have teamed up to deliver the first in a series of events aimed at raising funds for the Australian Bushfire Relief and the first one is on 19th January! Read more
Needlepoint Felting - Teacup Pin Cushion Workshop

Needlepoint Felting - Teacup Pin Cushion Workshop

19th January 2020
Learn needlepoint felting techniques and make a beautiful tea cup pin cushion in this 1 day class with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club on 19th January! Read more
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

19th January 2020
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself! Read more
Stockbridge Sunday Market

Stockbridge Sunday Market

19th January 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

19th January 2020
Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions in our long-running improvised show. Read more
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

19th January 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 Sunday Night Laugh-In

The Sunday Night Laugh-In

19th January 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

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Free Tickets For BBC Recording
Scotland’s top funny man, Mark Nelson, leads a panel of comedians and personalities attempting to decipher the good from the bad, with a few unexpected twists along the way.
Dome Nights
Sit back and relax for this 360° cinematic experience as Dynamic Earth brings you the return of Dome Nights this January!
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.
Grassmarket Weekly Market
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Burns Ceilidh
Come celebrate Scotland's greatest poet in true Scottish style with a Burns Ceilidh at The Three Sisters!

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