Our What’s On Scotland guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events this weekend and in the coming week
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, January 6
Full of tricks and effects, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet presents its version of the enchanting story of Clara’s fairy tale adventure with her Nutcracker Prince in this unique matinee.
The Enlightenment House
Georgian House, Edinburgh, January 3 – 5
This “Play in five rooms” offers audiences an insight into the wit and ambition of the Scottish Enlightenment period through the magnificently restored Georgian House.
Winter Fitness Workshop
Balfour Street, Edinburgh, January 8
Make your health resolutions stick with this interactive evening presented by Personal Trainer Tracy Griffen. Tracey has been teaching the people of Edinburgh how to get fit without a gym since 2005.
Whale Meet Again…
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, January 7
According to Sir David Attenborough “Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug Allan”. Doug will be sharing his favourite memories from his profession in this talk.
The Skids Live Recording
Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, January 10
You may be lucky enough to get one of a limited set of free tickets to this live recording of The Skids in concert for a brand-new BBC Alba TV music series celebrating Scotland’s music scene.
Lilting, Laughing And Lamenting
The Augustine Church, Edinburgh, January 5
Laugh, cry and learn as you take in Gaelic music, stories, history and song from Glaikit Carynx (Bria Mason and Duncan Sneddon).
Make sure to double-check event websites and weather warnings before travelling.