Dance and Cafe Culture: a new exhibition of work by Andrew Fitzpatrick, Norma Maclean, Peter Nardini, Chris Taylor, Nichola Martin and Maggie Vance. 11am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm Saturdays, closed Sundays, The Edinburgh Gallery, Dundas Street. Until 24th October 2014.
Muirhouse Children’s Gardening Club: meet at the library every Monday for gardening activities with Declan and Valla. 3.30pm, Muirhouse Library, 15 Pennywell Court.
From Grez to Giverny: American Artists’ Colonies. Francis Fowle, curator of American Impressionism: A New Vision, will discuss the American artists who worked out of doors at the picturesque village of Grez-sur-Loing in the Ile de France or settled in the village of Giverny in Normandy, close to Monet’s house. 12.45-1.30pm, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound. Free and unticketed.
The African Queen: a classic set in Africa in World War One. Humphrey Bogart won an Oscar for his role as a hard-drinking riverboat captain who provides passage for a missionary spinster (Katherine Hepburn.) Shown as part of Gorgie War Memorial’s First World War Commemoration. 6.30-8.45pm, St Bride’s Community Centre, Orwell Road. Free.
Confucius Week: to celebrate the recent opening of the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication and to mark Confucius Day on 27th September, Heriot-Watt University is holding a Confucius Week. The week will showcase Chinese culture, language, food and arts, the university’s links with China and the opportunities the Institute offers for further engagement with China, through a programme of free events. Today to 3rd October 2014, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Campus: see website for more information and details of events.
Knitting Club: beginners more than welcome! 6.30pm today and every Monday, Granton Library, Wardieburn Terrace.
60+ Lunch Club: come along, have lunch, play carpet bowls or bingo, and socialise. Today and every Monday, 11am-3pm, Gilmerton Community Centre, 4 Drum Street. Also available on Tuesdays and Fridays at same times.
Toddler Time @ The Cameo: specially designed to introduce children to the big screen, featuring 30 minute shows for pre-school children, their parents and carers. This week: Timmy Time Programme 13 – Timmy’s Truck and Other Adventures. 11am, Cameo Cinema, Home Street, Tolcross. £3 per child, accompanying adults free if they join Toddler Time – ask at the Box Office or call 0871 902 5747. Babies under 1 year go free. No adult unaccompanied by a todder will be admitted.
Monday Social Club: a social afternoon for adults and older people. Bingo is played and tea and coffee are available. 1-3pm today and every Monday, Craigentinny Community Centre, 9 Loaning Road. 50p per session. For more information call the Centre on 0131 661 8188.
The Big Band: The Jazz Bar’s 17-Piece Big Band – four trumpets, four trombones, five saxes and four rhythm (personnel vary weekly) ‘absolutely fantastic arrangements.’ Open rehearsal 8-9pm (entry from 7.30pm), gig 9-10.45pm tonight and every Monday, The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street. Entry £5/£4, cash on door only.