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10 things to do across Scotland this weekend

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, until Sunday

Sir Roger Moore will be in conversation at Glasgow's Theatre Royal on Sunday.  In Edinburgh, tomorrow, an evening of Mary, Queen of Scots-related entertainment.
Sir Roger Moore will be in conversation at Glasgow's Theatre Royal on Sunday. In Edinburgh, tomorrow, an evening of Mary, Queen of Scots-related entertainment.

A last chance to catch this Edinburgh International Festival exhibition of anatomical drawings made by Leonardo in the winter of 1510-11. Little known until the twentieth century yet anticipating the detail and accuracy found in modern medical imaging, the drawings are contrasted with CT and MRI scans, computer simulations and 3D film of the body to explore the modern relevance of Leonardo's ground-breaking research. Tickets are £3.15-£6.75, and can be booked from 0131 556 5100. www.royalcollection.org.uk

The 50+ Show

SECC, Glasgow, today to Saturday

Annual lifestyle show promising three days of activities, shows and demonstrations aimed at over 50s. As well as around 100 exhibitors, there are seminars covering genealogy, gardening, health and beauty, and finance. There's also a craft zone, a travel showcase, a mobile climbing wall, and the chance to try salsa dancing, yoga, t'ai chi and pilates. There are also fashion shows, sessions with TV chef Richard Fox, 1940s/50s dance troupe The Kennedy Cupcakes, tribute act Abbamania, and Scottish showbiz legend Dorothy Paul. Register for tickets at www.50plusshow.com/glasgow/glasgow.htm

An Afternoon with Sir Roger Moore

Glasgow Theatre Royal, Sunday

With a showbiz career dating back to the 1940s, the eighty-six year-old actor, raconteur, and charity ambassador is bound to have plenty to talk about for this 3pm Q-and-A in Glasgow. Having published autobiography My Word is My Bond in 2009, and a second memoir called Bond On Bond last year, it's pretty safe to assume he'll be spending a fair portion of the night discussing 12 safari-suited years spent playing Ian Fleming's famous spy. Sir Roger also appears at Edinburgh Festival Theatre on Monday night. roger-moore.com

MoRunning

Glasgow and Edinburgh, Saturday

Organised in support of men's health initiative Movember, this charity fun run is returning to Glasgow Green for a third year, with a new event in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park also taking place for the first time. Each race has the option of a 5K or 10K route, with registration costing £16-£22, which covers entry, chipped timing, and snacks and refreshments on the day. Female participants, fancy dress and moustaches - real and otherwise - are positively encouraged. www.mo-running.com

RBS Lates: Mary Queen of Scots

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, tomorrow

An exclusive evening of live entertainment, music and art inspired by the National Museum's look at the life of Mary Queen of Scots, now coming to the end of a lengthy and lauded run. Strictly for grown-ups, you can explore the galleries of the museum while enjoying live music, DJ sets, a silent disco, pop-up bars, retro games, renaissance-style science demonstrations, arts workshops, and face painting. Previous events have been sell-outs, so get over to www.nms.ac.uk where the last few tickets are available from £8-£18.

St Andrews Food & Drink Festival

Various venues in St Andrews, until November 30

An informal series of food and drink happenings celebrating local produce around the Fife town in the run up to St Andrews Day, with events and promotions ranging from special bar and restaurants menus to makers workshops, performances, whisky tasting and ceilidh dancing. Over the next few days there are two beer festivals - the daily Central Bar-based Eden Beer Festival, and Saturday's Cambolicious, which has craft beers, locally sourced food, and live music. You can also catch up with a selection of producers every day in the Visitor's Information Centre. www.foodfromfife.co.uk

Granite City Brawlermen Fresh Meat

Aberdeen Lads Club, Saturday

Aberdeen's first and only men's roller derby team are holding an open day on Saturday to introduce the fast-growing, action packed sport to potential fans and participants in the North East. First devised in the US in the mid 1930s, roller derby has been undergoing a huge revival in recent years as an all-female amateur sport, but increasing numbers of men are now also taking it up. Saturday offers a chance to see what the fuss is all about, under the watchful eyes of experienced coaches, with provided skates and protective gear. www.facebook.com/granitecitybrawlermen

Botanics Late

Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, tonight

Enjoy one of the capital's cultural treasures in a slightly different context, with the Botanic Garden's John Hope Gateway opening late for the first event of its kind. Essentially an evening of live music, film, and activities, Botanics Late is inspired by new exhibition Sea Change, which explores the impact of climate change. Along with a chance to get a first look at the exhibition itself, there will be food and drink, live poetry, craft sessions, and guests including comedian Robin Ince, singer-songwriter Jo Mango, contemporary guitarist Mick Slaven, and traditional music duo Maggie and Brian.

Meet the Scientists

Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen, Saturday

Get a fun and informative insight into the work done by NHS Grampian scientists behind the closed doors of their laboratories with a family friendly day of demonstrations, experiments and workshops. Learn about the diagnosis and monitoring of disease with activities including Bugs in Your Blood and How Clean Are Your Hands? and explore the science behind microscope work and cholesterol testing. Free with normal entry, the event is on from 10.30am top 4.30pm. www.satrosphere.net

Galloway Antiques Fair

Fri-Sunday, Scone Palace, Perth

The return of this long-standing antiques showcase offers a great chance to pick up a bargain ahead of the festive period. Set out in the main state rooms of Scone Palace, there will be a host of reputable and reliable antiques and fine art dealers in attendance, with an extensive range of collectible furniture, porcelain, glass, silver, jewellery, mirrors, sculpture, oriental rugs and carpets for sale, covering the early Georgian period through to the 1930s. Entry is £5, with under 16s free. www.gallowayfairs.co.uk

Don't miss

Neon Digital Arts Festival, until Saturday

A programme of events inspired by digital arts mixing talks, performances, screenings, activities and events across Tayside. Still to come are Wet Sounds, an underwater sound and light experience at Olympia Leisure Pool tomorrow night, and a drop-in video gaming event at DCA on Saturday. www.northeastofnorth.com

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