WHAT’S ON 21ST-27TH JANUARY

BURNS NIGHT SPECIAL

LITERARY historians may be a little sketchy on the finer details of Robert Burns’ sense of humour, but that’s no excuse for you not having a laugh with the Bard this weekend.
The Stand comedy clubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh are hosting Burns Night Special on Sunday 24th – it promises to be, in their words, ‘a night of beautiful, filthy comedy’.
If that’s your kind of thing, then make sure you hold back a fiver (£6 in Edinburgh) from your weekend booze kitty.
Sunday January 24.

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE NIGHT

FEEL like using that face paint outside of Halloween for a good cause? Then the David Bowie tribute night at the Ghillie Dhu has your name written all over it. The gig includes a Bowie-themed cocktail, a finger buffet (best bring the hand gel!)and a performance by the Sensational David Bowie Band.
Oh, and a DJ whose set will presumably be bursting with Bowie classics. Let’s Dance!
p.s – Dressing up is optional!
Thursday January 21. 7pm – midnight. Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh.
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MASSIVE ATTACK (plus Young Fathers)

TURNS out that Masive Attack’s Sympathy isn’t the only thing that’s unfinished as the Bristol trip-hoppers mix it up live 25 years down the line. The veteran collective bring their striking visuals, stunning arrangements and a wealth of vocal guests to the O2 Academy this Friday and Saturday. Oh, and they’ll be joined by some rookie dads (see what I did there?).
Friday January 22 and Saturday 23. O2 Academy Glasgow.
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CIRQUE BERSERK

Don’t expect Coco the Clown to put in an appearance with his ‘comedy’ squirting flower routine – it’s not that kind of gig!
Instead you’ll be treated to a contemporary take on the age old form of live entertainment with a thrilling show featuring jugglers, acrobats, aerialists and death-defying stuntmen.
The show also showcases the self-proclaimed most dangerous circus act in the world – the motorcycle Globe of Terror.
Seriously, though, what’s that flower trick all about?
Friday 22 – Sunday 24 January. King’s Theatre Glasgow.

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EDINBURGH SOCIAL NETWORK

NO, it’s not a Scottish version of the frankly dull movie about that bloke who started Facebook.
Edinburgh Social Network is a group who organise weekly social events and boasts that it includes ‘international and cool’ people who live in the city.
If you believe that you fit that description then check it out at the Mondobbo Bar in the Hilton Doubletree Hotel.
Friday, January 22, 8.30pm. FREE.