l Hamilton Town House hosts Real Radio's panto Sleeping Beauty in December, produced by NLP Theatre in association with Motherwell College.

The show will feature Real Radio's Steve McKenna.

December 7-12. www.slleisureandculture.co.uk

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l Woodend Barn in Banchory will screen a performance of Swan Lake live from the Royal Opera House, London, on October 23. Anthony Dowell has created the new production and aims to return to an authentic version of the choreography created for the Mariinsky Theatre in 1895.

October 23. www.woodendbarn.co.uk

l The Birthday Suit, featuring former Idlewild guitarist Rod Jones, play gigs across Scotland this weekend, including King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, tomorrow; the Jam Jar, Dunfermline, on Friday; and Tunnels, Aberdeen, on Sunday.

October 4-7. www.thebirthdaysuit.co.uk

l Discovery Film Festival returns to Dundee Contemporary Arts from October 20, offering a selection of the best international cinema aimed at children. There are also workshops and events and two specially programmed exhibitions in DCA Galleries. The festival kicks off with the Scottish premiere of Alfie the Little Werewolf, a charming story about a boy who goes through an unexpected transformation on his seventh birthday.

October 20–November 4. www.dca.org.uk