1 ADAM Buxton is a brilliant comedian and raconteur and he is on tour as part of the Aye Write festival which had to be rescheduled. He is on tonight at Glasgow Concert Hall at 7.30pm. Adam will be reading from his new book which incorporates rambles on topics including formative cultural influences of the 80s, confrontations on trains, boarding school trauma and David Bowie. Tickets (£18) at https://tickets.glasgowconcerthalls.com/25397/25398

2 ARE you an East Coast sticky beak? Last weekend us weegies enjoyed Doors Open Day weekend, when you get to poke your nose around famous buildings and parts of buildings that are generally closed to the public. Fancy a snoop around the Canongate Kirk or the Corstorphine Tower or even Custom House Leith? These buildings and many more are open and free today. For more info head to https://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/find-a-building/

3 ONE of Scotland’s best avant-garde art and music groups are turning tradition on its head with their show Neu! Reekie! x Ltd Ink #1 featuring the Honey Farm, Ellen Renton and more. A new type of show rumbles into action. Hosted by Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, this show aims to break down the barriers, structures and snobbery that exist in the art and poetry world. For more info and to buy tickets for the show on Friday October 1 at 77 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, head over to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/neu-reekie-x-ltd-ink-tickets-174250386597

4 INNIS & Gunn’s Oktoberfresh beer festival will be returning to Glasgow next weekend. The event includes live music, activities, a German-themed venue, food (with discounts on pre-orders) and, of course, plenty of fresh tank beer. Tickets from £13.52 to £23.23, with the first beer free. You can book via Eventbrite, and it will be held at Glasgow’s Platform.

5 IT’S the last chance this year to take the kids on the Loch Lomond faerie trail. A delight for young and old, have a wander around the magical woodlands and see if you can spot some unicorns, faeries, trolls and the magical knobbly trees where they live. Have some family fun, and there are great food options available. Family-friendly fab day out. Today at Luss. hwww.lochlomondfaerietrail.com

6 FOLLOW up your read of the Seven Days front this weekend with a Black History Walking Tour of Edinburgh on the city’s deep links with Africa and the Caribbean over the past 500 years. The tour will be led by Lisa Williams, founder of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association and Honorary Fellow in the department of history, classics and archaelogy at the University of Edinburgh. Tickets are £16.22, you can book by searching for the tour on Eventbrite or via eventbrite.com/e/black-history-walking-tour-of-edinburgh-tickets-119814435201

7 I’VE saved the best till last. This week, Women For Independence are back with their latest National Council exploring Scotland’s National Care Service. Women’s lives are disproportionately affected by caring responsibilities and engaging with services on behalf of their loved ones. Women also make up the largest proportion of the care workforce, which has traditionally been undervalued and underpaid. This is your opportunity to affect policy. Your views are crucial in shaping a National Care Service that works for women. This online event will be split into two one-hour sessions. Saturday, October 2, at 10:30am. Visit womenforindependence.org, and why not join WFI while you’re on that website? The event is open to all women.Tickets are £6 or free for the unwaged.