Our What’s On guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events on offer this weekend and in the coming week. . .
Rhythm and Brews
Burnside Brewery‘s festival in Montrose Town Hall is from the minds behind MoFest – so you know you’re in for a great weekend. From March 3-5 enjoy a selection of over 30 craft beers over great live music – with an alternative gin corner and prosecco bar to boot.
Mark Thomas is back at the Dundee Rep on March 4 with his usual mix of theatre, stand up, activism, a dash of journalism and dollop of mayhem, asking “If the ramblers of the 1930s were here now what would they do to open up the cities?”
The Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries opens this weekend, showcasing the work of over 60 of the best art and architecture graduates from last year’s degree shows across Scotland. More info here.
The Kelvingrove Junior Archaeologists Club are hosting their final session of fun activities for youngsters at the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow on March 5. Build a mini stone circle, reconstruct ceramics and try on medieval armour from 11am.
Following successful festivals in Inverness and Aberdeen, North Hop arrives in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms on Saturday, March 5 for an evening of craft beer, cider, gin, cocktails, street food, music and “all-round tasty goodness”.
Hebrides at Home
The Hebrides Ensemble are in Perth Concert Hall on Monday, March 7, with an arrangement of Debussy’s La Mer. Excitingly, this performance will also be streamed live on their website – so you can’t make it along you can still listen in.
On the back of World Book Day, the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association brings their first fair of the year to Edinburgh on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, 5, with guest appearance by the Robert Louis Stevenson Club chairman, David Reid.
Just Gotta Dance
Favourite dancers Erin Boag and Anton du Beke are back with their ballroom dancing tour “Just Gotta Dance” coming to Dundee’s Caird Hall on Friday, March 4. Expect glittering costumes, a sensational show band and spell-binding choreography.
A Bit of Brahms
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra begin their three-day tour with a night in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Thursday, March 11 performing Mendelssohn, Schumann and finishing with Brahms Symphony No 4.
Scotland’s International Poetry Festival runs in St Andrews until Sunday, March 6, with workshops, readings, meet-and-greets and master-classes. Whether you’re eager to share your own pieces, or prefer listening to others – there’s an event here for you. Programme, here.