Don’t worry if you haven’t got anything in your diary for this week yet, because we’ve done all the hard work for you. Get ready for a bulging schedule.
Lori Cormack, Entertainment Correspondent
First up is a night that is sure to be buzzing. Hot off the trails of his second album release, Calvin Harris will be bringing in the crowds to Lava Ignite in the city’s Tollcross area next Monday night. The club is sure to be heaving, so get your tickets quick. It all kicks off at 10pm till the early hours and tickets are priced at £10.
Next up is your chance to fulfil a childhood dream and become your very own comic book character. The North Edinburgh Arts Centre is running a one off workshop – “A Day in the Life: Cartooning Workshop”. As part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts ad Film Festival, participants get the chance to create a cartoon strip featuring themselves, and some might even be chosen for an exhibit and/or included in a book. This one’s free, so make sure you book your place soon. On this Saturday from 11am-2pm.
This Friday, you have the chance to see some great bands along with doing your bit for charity. The Liquid Rooms are holding a “Charity Battle of the Bands” competition to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Save the Children. Confirmed bands include Echo Arcadia, Havana Rising and The M8s. Get there for 5.30pm, tickets are £6.
Be prepared to marvel at the Human Planet exhibition. Photographer Timothy Allen will be showing behind the scenes stills from his two year stint as photographer of the BBC’s Human Planet series. On for one night only at Edinburgh Uni’s Appleton Tower, it will cost you £8, but if you’re a student, you get in free. Get there this Thursday night at 7.30pm.
And lastly, why not show some support for some of our own at The Jazz Bar this Sunday night. A selection of vocalists from the Edinburgh Napier Music course will be taking to the stage, and they’re sure to shine. Get a comfy seat for the 8pm starting time, tickets are priced at £4, or £3 for concessions.