Here's what you can get up to in Scotland this week...

1 CLASSICAL music meets hip hop with the launch of Steg G’s dynamic album Surface Pressure at the Grand Ole Opry in Glasgow tonight. The seminal album will be performed in two 45-minute sets (with time to head to the bar in the middle) and this album focuses on the deep undercurrents of addiction and poverty. Sunny Govan is the perfect place for this launch and a few tickets are still remaining for this great event. Steg G will be supported by The Glasgow Barons Orchestra and conducted by the one and only Paul McAlinden. The Grand Ole Opry tonight, 7pm. Tickets available at

2 ALSO in Glasgow the mighty SWG3 Yard Life Gallery has a new exhibition from revered artist Prefab77 aka Peter Manning. Proudly anti-establishment and visually bloody gorgeous. The exhibit will officially open on Saturday at 12 noon until April 22. Whilst you’re feasting your eyes, feel free to nip into the super stylish Acid Bar where the phenomenal local heroes Ziques have a pop-up restaurant offering awesome brunch, lunch and all-day deli. For more info follow Prefab77 on insta @prefab77, as well as @acidbar_swg3 and @ziquesglasgow

3 FANCY a wee bit of Robert Nesta Marley on your Saturday evening? I know I do. Well now is your chance, hear the music made famous by the man himself performed at Platform (the old Arches) by the Buffalo Soldiers. All the Wailers’ classics, booze, good times and friends at the legendary venue. None but ourselves can free our mind, woah, have no fear for atomic energy. I’ll be there singing sweet songs. Tickets available at

4 GET out your handbags and your glad rags and make your way to the P&J Aberdeen for the awesome Stereophonics. ‘Nuff said. Tonight 6pm. Tickets still available.

5 BONA Fide at The Stand is on Friday with Scotland’s funniest and coolest and nicest comedian/MC – the one and only Viv Gee. She’s joined by Des Clarke, Jay Lafferty and Scott Agnew. Bloody braw, laugh out loud funny, the lot of them. Get your tickets at

Follow them on the socials @gee_viv & @jayjaylaffs & @des_clarke

6 UK cinemas have united in support of Ukraine with a series of preview charity screenings of Olga, a new film about a young female Ukrainian gymnast forced to train in exile. After reduced distributor costs, all proceeds from DCA ticket sales will go the British Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Elie Grappe’s multi-award-winning drama is about a talented teenage Ukrainian gymnast exiled in Switzerland who dreams of Olympic gold. “Can Olga reconcile her personal goals with the history unfolding in her homeland?” Have a rerr wee night out and support the humanitarian appeal. At Dundee Contemporary Arts Studio, Thursday at 8:30, £10. Get your tickets at

7 STEP out tonight to see Joe Jackson at the Assembly Rooms 7pm. What a singer, what a show this will be. Epic. Get yourself along and figure out if she’s really going out with him. Tickets available at for £30