1. There are literally only a few unmissable events every year and one of them is SNP conference karaoke. The conference kicks off today and the karaoke is almost as big a draw as the First Minister’s speech on Tuesday. Many an MP, MSP or journo (including your author and the editor of this esteemed publication) has felt the fear the following day after a tequila-fuelled turn at the mic. Our host this year is John Nicolson and the event takes place from 7.30pm at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom.

Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4411402? It will sell out, so don’t think you can just breenge up to the door drunk...

2. A bath full of ecstasy sounds ok to me. Hear it live when Hot Chip showcase their brand new album at Glasgow Barrowland on Saturday.

Event is sold out, for information go to www.barrowland-ballroom.co.uk/event/hot-chip/tickets or www.seetickets.com/event/hot-chip/barrowland/1413373.

3. Activists, get your big red pen out and mark your diary. Next weekend needs you. It’s the Amnesty Scotland Activist Conference 2019. Having focussed on refugees, human rights defenders and crisis campaigning in recent years, this year the conference theme will be on another core area of Amnesty’s work: Individuals at Risk. Letting people knoiw that someone gives a damn really matters. On the agenda are panels, workshops, networking.

All the deets at www.facebook.com/events/1568057899997894/.

4. The Queen of Scissor Sisters, the one and only Anamatronic is doing a belter of a show next weekend: a dj set taking place at the V&A Dundee on Saturday. Literally filling the floor with the soundtrack of your life, together with with a spectacular view of the Tay. I’m sold.

Tickets are available at Eventbrite from £20. The event starts at 8.30pm until the wee small hours.

5. What are you doing on Wednesday night? Me? Well, I’ll be with the rest of the cool cats at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow when Mr Jack Bauer himself, the ultimate lost boy and the designated survivor, brings his band to rain town. Global superstar Keifer Sutherland is playing wee cool gigs to showcase his album Reckless And Me.

The gig kicks off at 7.30pm, tickets are from £34.

6. Damn it Janet, I see you shiver with anticipation. Next Saturday night, Don’t dream it, be it! The Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming to Paisley. This fully interactive singalong with live actors, dancers and singers is a must for any Rocky Horror fan. Audience participation and fancy dress is encouraged. Bring your rice and your brollies and remember it’s jump a jump to the left and then a step to the right...

Tickets from £6, 7pm at The Bungalow, Paisley. www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rocky-horror-interactive-show.

7. There’s a rare opportunity to hear more about Red Clydeside at Stirling University on Wednesday. Hosted by Stirling Scottish Socialist Party Society, this is the first part of its Scotland’s Radical History educational series. Starts at 6:30pm in the University of Stirling. Room C.2A43. Tickets available on the door. Free.