1SACK BORIS! The single most important event that you can go to this week is your local polling station. Let’s get rid of that shower and have ourselves a merry little Tory-free Christmas. FREE at primary schools and community centres near you this Thursday, December 12, 7am-10pm. Now you can’t say you weren’t told.

2Christmas is Cumming. Break out the tinsel, dust off your baubles and prepare to party ... tonight. The ultra-special, one-off event at Cottiers Theatre in Glasgow’s West End will see multi-award winning actor, performer, author and activist Alan Cumming (pictured) hit the decks with star turns from Royal Conservatoire (RCS) students, graduates and special guests. The line-up includes Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader, famed for her captivating vocals and powerful performances. The night of dancing, mischief and merry-making aims to raise the roof and raise funds to support the student experience at RCS, one of the world’s top performing arts institutions. Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow’s West End, £100

3Our very own Clara Ponsati, lecturer at St Andrews University and friend of Scottish independence is at court on Thursday, election day. Ponsati will be accompanied by her lawyer Aamer Anwar. Get to the polling stations and vote and then, if you can, head along to Edinburgh Sheriff Court at 9.30am. Defend Clara.

4Next Saturday night it’s time to dance for the planet. In the midst of a climate emergency, it’s important to remember to DANCE. Join Dr Reelgood’s ceilidh in supporting the rebellion! At Summerhall in Edinburgh. Invite your friends, family, colleagues and local community groups to enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and solidarity! All the deets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/extinction-rebellion-fundraising-ceilidh-with-dr-reelgood-tickets-82978682473.Tickets from £5. Summerhall Main Hall. EH9 1PL

5We should talk about it. China Crisis are heading to Dundee this week! It’s probably wishful thinking, but you may still get your paws on a ticket for this hugely fabulous 80s band. Playing at Clark’s on Lindsay Street, Dundee. Today.Doors open 3pm. Tickets £23. Details at https://www.seetickets.com/event/china-crisis-retrospective/clarks/

6Christmas at the Bo & Birdy’s at the Blythswood hotel is a glittery festive fizz-filled dream. Get yourself and that special someone along for a glass (or bottle) of Moët. Go on, treat yourself.

7Pretty Ugly on Saturday night ... Wham bam thank you ma’am! Last Christmas they gave you their heart, but this year they are going to give you Glasgow’s greatest 80s covers act! Band of Gold will be digging out their sequin jackets to bring you all the Smash Hits and Top of the Pops from the decade from The Boss to Bowie to The Bangles. The Pretty Ugly DJs will also be spinning the best festive bangers along with the usual mix of pop, indie and disco for your yuletide dancing needs. Dancing shoes firmly on. Saturday December 14, 9pm-2am, downstairs at The Admiral Bar, £6 or £5 before 10pm