Our top 10 events happening over the next seven days
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A celebration of that old smoothie who could charm the very birds off the trees – and out of their penthouse apartments – just by tinkling the ivories and letting the melodies of his magical compositions do the talking. Three talent West End veterans croon the tunes backed by a 10-piece band.
Details: Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street, Falkirk FK1 5RS, Thursday, February 23, 7.30pm, (01324) 506850.
Neil Aspinall: A Life With The Beatles
The rocking recollections of The Beatles’ best buddy Neil Aspinall brought to life at Falkirk Town Hall as playwright Davide Verazzini and actor Ian Sexon recount Aspinall’s long and winding roadie stint with the band. A must see for Fab Four fans.
Details: Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street , Falkirk FK1 5RS, Sunday, February 26, 7.30pm (01324) 506850.
Classic Music Live Falkirk presents: Piatti Quartet
One of the top classical ensembles, Nathaniel Anderson Frank, Michael Trainor, David Wigram and Jessie Ann Richardson – known collectively as the Piatti Quartet – have won a string of awards and performed all over the UK.
Details: Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street, Falkirk FK1 5RS, Friday, February 24, 7.30pm, (01324) 506850.
The boy band fight back against the onset of early middle age and to plug their new album Night Driver. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Over 16s probably won’t bother going unless they have to accompany an under 16.
Details: Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA, Saturday, February 25, 7pm 0131 228 1155.
An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show
If you’re crazy about Swayze and dig old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, stick your baby in the corner and head to Livingston to see this heartfelt musical tribute, pictured right.
Details: Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston EH54 6AE, Sunday, February 26, 7.30pm, 01506 777666.
The Move and Wizzard front man and ELO co-founder brings his unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll to Glasgow – expect all the hits, including an out of season rendition of that one he did about Christmas that still pays the Brummie’s bills.
Details: King’s Theatre, Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN, Sunday, February 26, 7.30pm, 0844 871 7648.
Falkirk Blues Club presents: Piranha Blues and Nae Spring Chickens
The monthly brew of blues returns with a set from the Chicks and a headline turn from Edinburgh’s snappy Piranhas.
Details: Baristas, Grahams Road, Falkirk FK1 1HS, Thursday, February 23, 8pm, www.falkirkbluesclub.com.
The Scottish Wedding Show
For those looking for everything to do with tying the knot – from dresses to wedding bands and cakes to sgian dubhs – then head along to the Scottish Ecky.
Details: SECC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW, Saturday, February 25, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, February 26, 11am to 5pm, 0141 248 3000.
The Full Monty
There are some real stand out performances in this adaptation of the movie – and that’s even before the big finale.
Details: King’s Theatre, Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN, Monday, February 27, 7.30pm, 0844 871 7648.
The Handsome Family
The living answer to the question: What would the White Stripes look and sound like if they grew up in Memphis and not Detroit? As it happens, Brett and Rennie actually started their band in Chicago.
Details: The Caves, Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NS, Friday, February 24, 7pm, 0131 510 1122.