The National, OVO Hydro, Glasgow, tomorrow

If you’re really lucky you might still be able to snag a ticket for this Glasgow appearance by Ohio’s finest The National tomorrow night. They’re in town promoting their latest album First Two Pages of Frankenstein (and surprise new album Laugh Track), but there will no doubt be room for choice cuts from their glorious back catalogue. We’ll be the ones at the back crying into our beer if/when they sing Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks. 

Adjust Like Dat, Joseph Malik, out Monday

Just a heads up to say that the third single from Edinburgh singer Joseph Malik’s fine new album Proxima Ebony comes out on Monday. Adjust Like Dat is a suitably funky entry point for those who have not yet discovered his impressive talent. Warning, listening may force you to dance around the kitchen so put that kettle down just in case.

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2:22 A Ghost Story, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Tuesday to Saturday

The West End hit show has attracted as much attention for its star casting (Lily Allen and Cheryl Cole have both been cast members since it opened in 2021) as its story.  But it has been a huge success in London and this touring version of Danny Robins’s spooky drama reaches Scotland this week with a cast that includes Joe Absolom, Charlene Boyd, Nathaniel Curtis and Louisa Lytton.

Rachel Eulena Williams: Hair and Body, DCA Dundee, until November 19

Mixed news out of Dundee of late with the celebrations marking the fifth anniversary of the opening of V&A Dundee overshadowed by the financial shadow hanging over the DCA. A good reason then to show support by visiting the DCA’s latest exhibition showcasing the work of New York artist Rachel Eulena Williams which encompasses paintings, sculptures and installations.

Fleur de Villes VOYAGE, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, today and tomorrow

Today and tomorrow are the final two days of this floral installation created by Edinburgh florists. On show are 15 floral mannequins inspired by the Garden’s botanical collection, as well as a number of floral installations in Inverleith House. For more information and tickets visit

John Niven & Stuart Braithwaite: O Brother, Greenside Church, Edinburgh, Tuesday

Recent Herald Magazine cover star John Niven is in Edinburgh on Tuesday to talk about his hilarious, heartbreaking memoir which concerns his relationship with his late brother. He is accompanied by Mogwai frontman Stuart Braithwaite which should make this event organised by Topping & Company an excessive, emotional must-see. 

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The Manxman, The Hippodrome, Bo’ness, tonight

The Hippodrome’s association with silent cinema is a long-standing one and tonight sees it kick off this autumn’s Taste of Silents season with a rare showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1929 film The Manxman, with musical accompaniment from Stephen Horne. October will see screenings of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Salome, with music provided by Mike Nolan and the duo of Jane Gardner and Hazel Morrison respectively.