1. Horse: Careful 

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow, Thursday, March 16 

The woman described as one of Scotland's greatest vocalists has turned her talents to the dramatic with her debut play. 

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Written by Lynn Ferguson and directed by Maggie Kinloch, Careful tells the story of Horse getting to grips with her sexuality through music. 

From growing up gay in Lanark in the 70s, having to fight back against homophobic bullies and dealing with strangers advising gender reassignment surgery, to her triumphant emergence as one of the country's most noted singers, the play has been hailed as touching, truthful and bold. 

Following the performance there will be a live audience Q&A with Horse and the director. 

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Tickets cost £12 to £14, visit eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk for more information. 


2. Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic 

Braehead Arena, Glasgow, from today to Sunday, March 19 

The ever popular yet seemingly incongruous fusion of some of the best known characters ever-animated and an ice rink comes to Scotland this week. 

Strapping on the skates for this sub-zero spectacular will be a grand total of 65 of the House of Mouse's favourite creations. 

From, appropriately enough, Frozen's Anna, Elsa and Olaf, to original classics such as Mickey and Mini Mouse and the always popular Disney Princesses, the show promises to delight young and old. 

Not just a feast for the eyes, the company's rich discography is also taking centre-rink, with the likes of Let It Go, Hakuna Matata and You've Got A Friend In Me set to feature. 

Tickets cost £22.88 to £28.38, visit www.disneyonice.com for more information. 


3. Rock of Ages 

Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Airdrie, from today to Saturday, March 18 

The rock jukebox musical made famous by the 2012 film starring the likes of Tom Cruise, Bryan Cranston and Catherine Zeta-Jones, get ready for big songs and big hair. 

Set in L.A.'s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love.

Fans of classic rock will think they're Living On A Prayer as the show features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison and Europe, but with just four performances left, it's The Final Countdown for tickets.

Tickets cost £12 to £16, visit acaos.co.uk for more information. 

4. Kirkcaldy's Food and Drink Fair 

The Atrium, Fife College, Saturday, March 18 

One for Fife foodies next, as Kirkcaldy's popular food and drink bonanza returns. 

Cooked up by Kirkcaldy 4 All and Fife College, the event will be served from 11am with a full programme of cooking demonstrations from some well-kent chefs. 

Among them is BBC MasterChef The Professionals winner 2014 Jamie Scott, who'll be taking to the main stage at 1pm. 

There will also be a number of stalls from Fife's food and drink producers, offering free tastings and local products to buy. Plus there will be kids' workshops offering food education activities.

Entry is free, visit kirkcaldy4all.co.uk for more information. 


5. Hay Fever

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh from today to Saturday, April 1 

Revelation, romance, and outright outlandish behaviour set the tone of this 1920s dark comedy from Noel Coward. 

Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh joins with Citizens Theatre to present this riotous farce charting the unconventional antics of a self-dubbed ‘bohemian’ family of four. 

Award-winning Artistic Director of Citizens Theatre, Dominic Hill takes on this funny and biting exploration of the games people play to avoid confronting the realities of life.

Best described as a cross between high farce and a comedy of manners, the play is set in an English country house in the 1920s, and deals with the four eccentric members of the Bliss family and their outlandish behaviour when they each invite a guest to spend the weekend. 

Tickets cost £15.50 to £30.50, visit lyceum.org.uk for more information. 

6. Russell Howard: Round The World

SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Tuesday, March 21 

One of the best-selling and most critically-acclaimed acts in British stand-up, and host of the smash hit TV show Russell Howard’s Good News, Russell Howard returns to the live stage for the first time in three years with his biggest global tour to date – Round The World.

Russell's previous sell-out international tour in 2014, saw him entertain 285,000 fans at 40 shows across the UK and Ireland, as well as sold-out runs in the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Tickets cost £28.95 to £36.90, visit resell-howard.co.uk for more information. 


7. Blood Brothers 

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen, from Monday, March 20 to Saturday, March 25 

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. 

Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. 

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Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. 

The score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. 

The Thursday matinee also offers a post-show Q&A discussion where cast members will be available after the performance to take questions. 

Tickets cost £37.50 to £42.50, visit www.aberdeenperformingarts.com for more information. 

8. Canongate Stars and Stories 

Canongate, Edinburgh, from today to Saturday, March 25 

Led by the City of Literature Trust, Canongate Stars & Stories is a new literary attraction set to shed light on Edinburgh’s print and publishing heritage on the Royal Mile. 

Twenty light-boxes - featuring quotes and phrases drawn from famous books and publishing figures from across the ages - will be on display in the windows of businesses along the Old Town’s Canongate.

It takes 45 leisurely minutes to walk the trail and explore all 20 locations.

The event is free, visit cityofliterature.com for more information. 


9. God of Carnage 

Tron Theatre, Glasgow, from today to Saturday, March 25 

Winner of the Tony Award for Best New Play and Olivier Award for Best Comedy (2009), God of Carnage is a brutally entertaining and stingingly comic character study of middle class pretence and savage parental instinct.

When two young boys get into an altercation at a public park, their parents meet to discuss the event in a calm and rational manner…But as the evening progresses (and the rum is drunk), diplomatic civility makes way for all out conflict, leaving liberal principles, expensive flowers and half-digested food in tatters on the floor.

Directed by Gareth Nicholls, Colin McCredie, Anita Vettesse, Lorraine McIntosh and Richard Conlon lend their talents to this performance. 

Tickets cost £8 to £16, visit ton.co.uk for more information. 

10. Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival 

Mitchell Library, Glasgow from today to Sunday, March 19 

Glasgow's Book Festival returns with more than 200 authors extolling the wonders of words. 

This year the festival will be staged across three venues: the Mitchell Library remains the festival hub, with events also taking place at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the CCA. 

Returning strands for 2017 include The Books that Made Me, with artist and playwright John Bryne, actor and comedian Sanjeev Kohli, broadcaster Sally Magnusson and actress Elaine C Smith all discussing the novels that have influenced their lives and careers. 

Also returning is Aye Write! Introduces, where established writers, publishers or book festival programmers introduce the newbies. See who Christopher Brookmyre, Vic Galloway and Louise Welsh think you should be reading. A

Ticket prices vary, visit ayewrite.com for more information. 


Don't Miss: Aberdeen jazz Festival 

Various venues, Aberdeen, from today to Sunday, March 19 

Shining a spotlight on Scotland's jazz scene,the Aberdeen Jazz Festival is five days of music across illustrious venues such as the Carmelite Hotel, Aberdeen Music Hall and famed jazz club The Blue Lamp. 

The festival features a whole range of musicians and performers flocking to the Granite City for gigs on the green, late-night shows, relaxed café sessions, impromptu jams, showcases for young emerging talent and a variety of workshops.

Of particular note this year is the festival's attempt to buck the perceived male dominance of the genre. 

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A host of female headliners are set to star, includingAli Affleck and Bria Skonberg.

Ticket prices vary, visit aberdeenjazzfestival.com for more information.