1 LOVELY Lucky Leith, home to a three-day festival of live music, cinema and chat at the biscuit factory from this Friday until Sunday. Highlights include a live set of new songs from Kirsten Adamson, the daughter of one of my all time loves (Stuart Adamson of Big Country), the world premiere of a new vision for music tv, late night dance sessions, live poetry and rap, a showing of Bafta nominated and Leith filmed short film Harmonic Spectrum and more. For all the details www.leithlate.com @leithlate on instagram.

2 LOCAL Edinburgh artist Lucy Jones is collaborating with luxury hotel Kimpton Charlotte Square and the impressive Gallery Ten next door. Jones uses a distinctive combination of techniques and materials including collage, paint, print making and hot wax to reconstruct distinctively Edinburgh features, using old maps, books and documents to a literary and visual story. In the garden space of the hotel, Jones will be creating a mural in real time using recycled materials from the hotel. Opening this week until January 2022. Pop along, have a cocktail or a coffee in this gorgeous hotel, browse the art work and support your local Edinburgh art scene.

For more info follow the hotel and gallery and artist on insta @kimptoncharlottesquare @gallerytenart @lucyjonesedinburghartist.

3 BRUCE Glenny, a rising star in DJ circles, (a DJ’s type of DJ) has had a huge summer since opening at Trnsmt and is now opening for international star DJ Solardo at SWG3 Galvanizers stage this Friday. It will be banging. Be there.@swg3glasgow @bruce.glenny @solardosound

4 BOWHOUSE Christmas market weekends have arrived. St Monan’s in Fife is a lovely wee day out, with a food hub connecting local artisan producers with the public, lots of tasty food and drink, a great cafe and local bands playing. The little traveling bookshop – a converted old Citroen van – will show up and lots of local artists will be showcasing art, ceramics, knitwear and crafts. Hop down to Bowhouse Farm, St Monans, Anstruther this weekend and get your Christmas on. Only 40 sleeps until the big man arrives.

For more info follow @bowhousefife on insta

5 WONDERFUL wonderful Topping & Co, the bibliophile’s dream, are having a wee night in their Edinburgh bookshop showcasing Alasdair Allan’s new book Tweed Rins Tae The Ocean. Allan is the SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (the Western Isles) but he also spins a right nice yarn.

Head down to Toppings on Wednesday at 8pm Follow @toppingsedin @alasdair.allan.msp

6 STAND up for your right to laugh, get yourself down to Number 57, where Comedy Dundee is putting on a belter of a show featuring two of Scotland’s top shelf comedians, Vladimir McTavish and Billy Kirkwood. At 57 dock street this Thursday at 7pm.

For more info @number57dundee @billykirkwoodcomedy on the old instagram.

7 I BET you fancy a wee night in the Rabbie Burns birthplace museum, listening to some poetry read aloud by one of Scotland’s most loved poets, Simon Lamb. He will be reading from his new work When The Universe Creaks and having a blether with interviewer Kenny Boyle.

For more details follow @robertburnssnts on insta and the poet himself @simonlambcreative7