1 MARTIN Kemp, the hot one from Spandau Ballet, is doing a “back to the 80s” gig in Edinburgh this week. Dig out those 1980s clothes, grab your dancing shoes, and prepare to enjoy a night of pure “Gold”. And Yes fancy dress is encouraged! This Friday at the Liquid Rooms. Run quick before they sell out. This will be an awesome good times night out, it’s “True”. Tickets available at the venue and at www.solidentertainment.com7 

2 REGULAR readers of this column will know that I regularly champion Glasgow Womens library and rightly so, its a rich and unique library that is also so much more. It is also free at point of use and offers a cornucopia of events for women and children to explore, make friends and just exhibit bibliophile tendencies. 

This week however, I point you in the direction of their well-kent heritage walks, this week it is the turn of Glasgow’s West End to welcome the wimmin folk. Together with other women, you will walk in the footsteps of suffragettes, rent strikers, and the first female students of the University of Glasgow, and learn about Rachel Hamilton, a pipe-smoking labourer and special constable, as well as other “wild women” who built this part of Glasgow, and whose contributions can still be felt today. It’s on Saturday from 2-4pm For more info go to www.womenslibrary.org.uk

3 THE Lemonheads are at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, so when life hands you lemons, grab the salt and I’ll show up with some tequila. Make it happen. It’s on tonight at 7pm and there are a few tickets left. So book at www.thelemonheads.net right now on or show up at the door. Here’s To You Mrs Robinson, Shame About Ray. See you at the bar.

4 SCOTTISH fabulous dance duo LF System celebrate the launch of their upcoming single Hungry (For Love) with a run of pop-up sets at joints around the country. This week sees them hit Butta Burger in Edinburgh on Tuesday evening , so get booked in. For more info follow them on the socials @lfsystemmusic

5 SWG3 and Gin – it simply doesn’t get better than that. The worlds leading gin (and my favoured tipple in my dirty martini for that matter) Bombay Sapphire are set to celebrate Glasgow’s most creative peeps with a new artist collaboration myCanvas. Glasgow artist Charlie Anderson will be launching the new initiative at an interactive showcase event at the coolest venue in town. Anderson has worked with the likes of Ringo, Coach, Urban Outfitters amongst others and was awarded the Meyer Oppenheim prize not so long ago (he’s a big deal). There will be tasty snacks and DJ Bessa will be taking care of the sounds on this multi-sensory experience. It’s on Tuesday at 6pm. For more info follow on the socials @swg3glasgow and @charlieandersonart and @bombaysapphireuk

6 A HUG and a pint – lovely. This week the extra lovely punk-inspired trio False Heads are gigging this Tuesday in celebration of their new lp Sick Moon. A bit of punk music and some vegan food, doesn’t get any fresher than that. Head along to the Hug and Pint, Great Western Road, Glasgow. For more info follow the trio on the socials @falseheads

7 JACK Dee (off the telly), he of the deadpan delivery and miserable coutenance, is Dndee-bound. He’s a good pal of the fabulous Stephen Fry and does a lot for Comic Relief. If you’ve nowt planned for Thursday night and you bide in Scotland’s other Yes city, then get booked in. he’s also playing Aberdeen this week on Saturday. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/jack-dee