1. Whitney: Queen of the Night
King’s Theatre, Glasgow, tomorrow

This production celebrates the life and stunning music of one of the greatest singers of all time in the run up to the sixth anniversary of her untimely death. Shanice Smith delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance as the legendary Whitney Houston in an award-winning production, bringing to the stage three decades of hits, including “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “One Moment in Time,” “I’m Every Woman,” “My Love is Your Love,” “Saving All My Love,” and - of course - the timeless “I Will Always Love You” along with many more.

Tickets are priced between £23.90 and £30.40, plus booking fee. Buy at atgtickets.com. The production will head to the Edinburgh Playhouse on February 1.

2. A Fair Life
Riverside Museum, Glasgow, ongoing

This display opened at the popular tourist attraction in March last year. Counting down to its last days, it explores the history of Scottish fairgrounds and those who travel the country taking all the fun with them. Created with a group of Glasgow “show people,” learn all about their story through objects and images, including a waltzer car, beautiful carousel horses, a steam traction engine and an iconic open-mouthed clown game.

Free to attend. Exhibition ends on February 28.

3. Swan Lake
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sunday

A tragic tale of love and betrayal with an instantly recognisable score, Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece comes to Glasgow, courtesy of Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet. Immerse yourself in the epic story of a prince and his true love who, tricked by an evil sorcerer and his daughter, would rather face death than be torn apart. With a full orchestra and outstanding soloists, prepare to have your breath taken away.

Tickets cost between £20.50 and £31.50, plus booking fee. Buy at glasgowconcerthalls.com.

4. Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest
Camera Obscura, Edinburgh, until tomorrow

Having kicked off on Monday, the annual event is back with five floors of exhibits, all ready for the whole family to explore. Swim without getting wet, make multi-coloured shadows - and even grow the toddlers or shrink the adults. There is space for tired tots to relax and snack, with refreshments for the grown-ups too. The whole family is welcome to leave and come back as many times as they like throughout the day to get the most out of the event.

All-day entry into the venue is £15.50 for adults while under-fives go free and can be purchased direct from reception.

5. A Country Night in Nashville
Edinburgh Playhouse, tomorrow

Recreating the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, this one-off event captures all the atmosphere and energy of an evening in the home of country music. Let yourself be transported on a musical journey all the way back to the early 1920s, featuring songs from some of the genre’s biggest stars. Showcased by the impressive vocals of Dominic Halpin, Shelly Quarmby and their backing band, the Hurricanes, take in the timeless hits of Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson and many more.

Tickets cost between £22.50 and £52.50, plus booking fee. Purchase via atgtickets.com.

6. Winter Fest
CCA, Glasgow, until Saturday

Over the past week, dance school Dance House Glasgow has taken up residence in the popular arts hub. With a packed festival programme of participatory dance classes, dance-along screenings, artist labs, both absolute beginners and experienced dancers are invited to head along and take part, embracing world, contemporary and classical styles.

Various ticket options are on offer. Head to dancehouse.org for more details and to see the complete timetable

7. Banff Mountain Film Festival
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Saturday

The best new films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival have hit the road as part of a world tour, finally landing in Scotland. With two unique and entirely different film programmes featuring on the UK and Ireland leg of the tour, on the bill is “Edges” which tells the story of 90-year-old skater Yvonne Dowlen who has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Also set to feature is “The Frozen Road,” following a Yorkshireman as he battles through -30C while on a Canadian Arctic adventure and the heart-warming and nostalgic film “Imagination.”

Prices start from £15.50, with booking fee. Purchase at edtheatres.com. The event then comes to Glasgow’s King’s Theatre on Sunday.

8. BBC SSO 2017/18
City Halls, Glasgow, Saturday

James Tenney (1934 - 2006) and José Maceda (1917 - 2004) were two 20th century composers whose careers sit alongside their pioneering works in music theory and ethnomusicology. This weekend, join the BBC SSO and principal guest, conductor Ilan Volkov, as they celebrate the two groundbreaking figures who shared an ambition to push the possibilities of what music could be.

Event is free to attend, but a ticket is required. Visit glasgowconcerthalls.com to book.

9. The Bird that Never Flew
People’s Palace, Glasgow, Saturday

Incorporating a series of symbols and emblems associated with the life of Glasgow’s patron saint, Kentigern, this fun activity looks closer at the city’s coat of arms at the bird that never flew. Take a look at the coat of arms on the Doulton Fountain and be inspired to create your own flightless birds in a feather-filled, enjoyable workshop.

Free to attend and starts at 1.30pm.

10. From Paper to Gold
Edinburgh Printmakers, ongoing

To celebrate half a century of printmaking excellence, the open access studio has invited 50 artists to each produce an anniversary print to be included in a commemorative portfolio of exemplary contemporary Scottish printmaking. Every artist is participating in the unthemed exhibition based on the quality of their practice and contributions to the studio throughout the years. 

Runs until March 31 and is free to attend.


Speakin’ Cajun
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Saturday

This exciting night of layered contemporary and Louisiana music promises to combine thought-provoking spoken word in a straight-from-the-bayou cabaret extravaganza of words and melody. The Jennifer Ewan Band will be showcasing what it calls “bonnie bayou,” by combining heartfelt Scottish songs with Cajun honky tonk. Along with spoken word theatre company Poetry Circus, both will produce an evening of distinctly Cajun moves and grooves. So, grab a ticket and prepare to let your feet tap and imagination soaring.

Tickets are £10. Book by calling the box office on 0131 228 1404.