Based between a betting shop and a hearing assistance shop, the Picturehouse is filled with wood and richness. It has retained the feel of a cinema and the acoustics are great. The layout of the venue is intriguing therefore – with an upper and lower level viewing area, but retaining a fairly intimate atmosphere.
The crowd was disappointingly quiet, and the support act largely unimpressive. The trumpet playing by one half of this duo was the best part to be honest.
Hispanic Festival: 16-19 Oct; various Edinburgh locations
No need to head south for hot sultry dance moves and culture to blow your socks off. The third annual celebration of all things Hispanic promises poetry, live music, dance workshops - enough to keep your spirits up as Edinburgh goes autumnal. For more details see the Hispanic Festival website
All the nominations are in for the Scottish Restaurant Awards 2008. The race is on for the 15 awards, from best Italian restaurant to best rural restaurant of the year and best customer service.
Nominations for these tasty awards closed on 10 October. Now all the judges need to do is sample and rate the contestants. Shortlisting, site visits and judging sessions will result in a winner being decided in each category.
all make the acting and ideas behind this production stand out starkly. Almost as sharp as the blade used to such effect in the play.
Preview - Africa in Motion - Edinburgh African Film Festival: Edinburgh Filmhouse, Lothian Road; 23 Oct-2 Nov 2008
So who is Africa's George Clooney? Find out as Africa's film makers send their work to Edinburgh for the Edinburgh African Film Festival later in October.
Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival: 1-19 Oct 2008
Never tell anyone you were a munchkin in the school play. Taboos don't always make sense. Why don't people talk about their mental health issues? Edinburgh's annual Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival
seeks to open the discussion with a series of events ranging across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and West Lothian and Dumfries and Galloway.
The Brigitte Beraha Trio: Jazz Bar, Chambers Street; 9 October 2015
London-based singer mingles jazz, world and Latin-influenced tunes. Jazz Services Ltd and Arts Council England-suppported gig. Funky accompaniment by trumpet/fluegelhorn and piano. Great revues of her work from The Herald, Humphrey Lyttelton and The Guardian make this one cool act to catch while it's in town!
Shakespeare for Schools Festival: Brunton theatre, Edinburgh; 7 October 1900
Not a good look for speed dating. True, it would make you move onto the next candidate quickly...
As every alcoholic knows, there are 2 key elements to every pub outing: outfit and location. Well yes it might be only about the drink. But if you're only at the stage where you like a few drinks you can pretend to yourself that these are your priorities.
No, all bras have to be removed from a live woman!
Most men struggle with bras. But for one Edinburgh property manager, it's a challenge that has benefits beyond the obvious.
Christmas and Hogmanay start earlier every year! You can get your Edinburgh Hogmanay tickets from Friday this week (October 3) - but there's been a wee change. The price of the tickets has doubled from £5 to £10 for 2008.
Opinions are split. Is this a cunning marketing ruse to make the event seem more desirable and mark it out from other similar events in Dundee, Stirling, Glasgow and Aberdeen?