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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
The Murder Trial Live

The Murder Trial Live

22nd January 2020 - 25th January 2020
The Murder Trial Live returns to Edinburgh in January 2020 and will see guests take their seat as jurors in the murder trial of The Brewer Brothers! Read more
Burns Ceilidh

Burns Ceilidh

23rd January 2020 - 25th January 2020
Come celebrate Scotland's greatest poet in true Scottish style with a Burns Ceilidh at The Three Sisters! Read more
Burns Night Ceilidhs at The Counting House

Burns Night Ceilidhs at The Counting House

23rd January 2020 - 25th January 2020
Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal celebration of The Bard's birthday in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House. Read more
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

23rd January 2020 - 15th February 2020
An adaptation like no other, drawing on over two-hundred years of romantic pop history this is Blood of the Young’s unique take on a beloved novel, the acclaimed Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of). Read more
Stagecoach 2 Week Trial

Stagecoach 2 Week Trial

23rd January 2020 - 1st February 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Stagecoach Edinburgh North are delighted to offer spaces on our 2 week trials running over the next 2 weekends. Why not sign up and come along to try it? Read more
Burns Night with Wedgwood the Restaurant and The Real May King’s Close

Burns Night with Wedgwood the Restaurant and The Real May King’s Close

24th January 2020 - 25th January 2020
After the sell-out success of the event last year, Wedgwood the Restaurant is once again teaming up with The Real Mary King's Close for a Burns Supper like no other! Read more
Chandelle Waugh Solo Exhibition

Chandelle Waugh Solo Exhibition

24th January 2020 - 26th January 2020
This exhibition by Chandelle Waugh explores the ritual of letting go of your toxic past and proceeding into your future on a positive note. See it at Whitespace from 24th -26th January! 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
Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

25th January 2020
Experience an extraordinary collection of short films when the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre on 25th January! Read more
Beer and Cheese Pairing: Perfect Christmas Gift

Beer and Cheese Pairing: Perfect Christmas Gift

25th January 2020
Join us at Monboddo on 25th January as Amélie Tassin of Beers without Beers expertly navigates you on a taste journey through five beers along with five perfectly paired cheeses! 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 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
Burns Baby Burns ft Klones

Burns Baby Burns ft Klones

25th January 2020
Klones 5 piece band perform all the hits everyone wants to hear at The Jam House for this Burns Night Special on Saturday 25th January! Read more
Burns Evening Whiskey Tasting

Burns Evening Whiskey Tasting

25th January 2020
Join us in The Wee Pub, Scotland's cosiest pub, from 5pm and enjoy a selection of Scotland's finest Whisky's! Read more
Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle

Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle

25th January 2020 - 31st January 2020
Come along for a light-hearted introduction to the bard and some of his works at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Burns for Brunch

Burns for Brunch

25th January 2020
Robert Burns awakes in Auld Reekie 2019 sharing his thoughts, poems and songs, casting a satiric eye around his Scotland. Read more
Burns Night at The Hub

Burns Night at The Hub

25th January 2020
Join us at The Hub, in the heart of Edinburgh, to celebrate the life of Robert Burns at our shared Burns Supper and Ceilidh party night. Read more
Chihuahua’s in Tartan and Kimonos!

Chihuahua’s in Tartan and Kimonos!

25th January 2020
Book in for a session on January 25th and be treated to extra decorations and Chihuahuas dressed in fine Scottish or Chinese garb as Burn's Night and Chinese New Year coincide! Read more
Family Ceilidh

Family Ceilidh

25th January 2020
Celebrate with family and friends to dance well-known Scottish dances and sing well-known songs at the Scottish Storytelling Centre's Family Ceilidh! Read more
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

25th January 2020
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market. Read more
Johnnie Walker Whisky Tasting

Johnnie Walker Whisky Tasting

25th January 2020
Edinburgh New Town
Johnnie Walker is inviting guests to raise a glass to Robert Burns in a series of exclusive whisky tastings at the Burns&Beyond festival on Saturday 25 January. Read more
Kickstart My Heart - 80s Metal and Power Ballads Night

Kickstart My Heart - 80s Metal and Power Ballads Night

25th January 2020
Join us as we bring you the Sunset Strip of LA in a night full of 80s Hair Metal & Power Ballads! Read more
Leatherwork Class - Leather ‘whatever’ Case

Leatherwork Class - Leather ‘whatever’ Case

25th January 2020
Learn how to make a leather case for whatever you want to hold (pencils, tools, cosmetics, glasses..) at this class run by The City Workshop Edinburgh. It's the ideal introduction to leather working! Read more
Lee Kyle - Conquest: The Most Hated Man In Australia

Lee Kyle - Conquest: The Most Hated Man In Australia

25th January 2020
Find out how comedian Lee Kyle became the most hated man in Australia at The Stand Edinburgh on Saturday 25th January! Read more
Leith Market

Leith Market

25th January 2020
Leith
Come and meet our small independent traders at this bustling weekly farmers market right beside the Water of Leith. Read more
Personal Narrative and Mindful Stitch

Personal Narrative and Mindful Stitch

25th January 2020
Taking inspiration from the artworks in City Art Centre's 'Beneath the Surface' exhibition you will explore the meditative and mindful potential of stitch in this workshop on 25th January! Read more
Royal Rhyme Time: Puppets at the Palace

Royal Rhyme Time: Puppets at the Palace

25th January 2020
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse at our monthly Royal Rhyme Time for Toddlers as professional puppet company ‘It's in the bag!’ bring stories to life through rhymes, songs and drama! Read more
Stewart Brewing Burns Supper

Stewart Brewing Burns Supper

25th January 2020
Celebrate the great Robert Burns with a special evening at Stewart Brewing including live music from Johnston and Gordon! Read more
The Ceilidh House: Tam O’ Shanter

The Ceilidh House: Tam O’ Shanter

25th January 2020
Welcome to the Burns Night Ceilidh House, where people meet to dance, sing, play music and share stories. Read more
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

25th 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
Arts and Health Day

Arts and Health Day

26th January 2020
Art in Healthcare is delighted to invite you to a one-day programme of creative workshops in yoga, singing and printmaking, plus a talk by artist Sally Price! 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 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
Burns Night Special

Burns Night Special

26th January 2020
Celebrate Burns Night in style with an evening of top comedy and some traditional Scottish fayre at The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh on 26th January! Read more
Hot Rocks

Hot Rocks

26th January 2020
Join an expert geologist and a Ranger on a longer guided walk to discover the fascinating geological history of Holyrood Park. Read more
Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

26th January 2020
Set sail with the award-winning grand dames of Scottish comedy, Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison, in Fanny’s Ahoy! Read more
Kids Gone Wild: Wild Wood Grand Opening

Kids Gone Wild: Wild Wood Grand Opening

26th January 2020
West Calder
Kids Gone Wild in partnership with Polbeth & West Calder Community Garden and West Lothian Council, have created our very own Wild Wood. Come along on 26th January and see what we’re all about! Read more
Landscape Abstractions: A Window of Memory

Landscape Abstractions: A Window of Memory

26th January 2020
Join us at City Art Centre on 26th January for this workshop with artist Rachael Forbes where you will develop an abstract interpretation of an important landscape to you. Read more
Queer Death Experience

Queer Death Experience

26th January 2020
Queer Death Experience is a monthly LGBT + friendly alternative club night at Opium Edinburgh with free entry. Read more
Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

26th January 2020
The Scottish Saxophone Ensemble play works by Chick Corea, Eddie McGuire, Jay Capperauld and the premiere of "Tapas" by Marc Mellits alongside some old favourites at The Outhouse on 26th January! Read more
Stockbridge Sunday Market

Stockbridge Sunday Market

26th 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

26th January 2020
Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions in our long-running improvised show. Read more
Wassailing in the Orchard

Wassailing in the Orchard

26th January 2020
Please join us in Granton Castle Walled Garden and help the apples grow! There will be traditional songs, refreshments, a children's craft workshop and time for a wintry walk! Read more

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Burns Ceilidh
Come celebrate Scotland's greatest poet in true Scottish style with a Burns Ceilidh at The Three Sisters!
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.
Burns Night Ceilidhs at The Counting House
Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal celebration of The Bard's birthday in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House.
Tyrannosaurs
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life.
Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle
Come along for a light-hearted introduction to the bard and some of his works at Edinburgh Castle.

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