Moonhop – The Raverendum: live music, whisky, dancing and rare vinyl, featuring Moonhop DJs Whisky Stephen (& the FOUND team), live set from FOUND (Lomond Campbell and River of Slime) and poetry from Neu Reekie’s Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson. ‘Dance off the tension to the best record collection in Scotland.’ 8pm-12.30am, Demonstration Room, Summerhall, 1 Summerhall. Tickets £5: book here. Over 18s only.
WHALE Street Arts: bringing arts to the streets of Wester Hailes. Beatboxing, Dance, Breakdance and Art: learning new skills and developing old ones. 5-5.30pm @ Harvesters Square, 5.30-6pm @ Dumbeg, 6-6.30pm @ Hailesland, 6.30-7pm @ Walkers, 7-7.30pm @ Westburn – all Wester Hailes. For more information call 0131 458 3267 or click here.
Easel Sketching in the Gallery: September. Drop-in sketching in the Gallery, led by artist Damian Callen. A different subject every month, sometimes with a live model. 2-4pm, Main Floor, National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound. Free and unticketed. Also available at same times on Friday 19th September.
Rudsambee: Rudsambee Company of Singers return to the National Portrait Gallery with their usual eclectic music after a very successful year. They will showcase repertoire from their recent award-winning trip to Ireland, such as Ieuan Wyn’s Cariad, as well as featuring music from further afield including a selection of 20th century Eastern European music and an arrangement of the Syrian folk song, Fog Elna Khel. 6-6.30pm, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street. Free and unticketed.
The Drawing Room: an informal, artist-led, drawing session. Each session is developed by a contemporary artist and inspired by the GENERATION exhibition, reflecting concerns within the artist’s own work. All materials supplied, no experience necessary. This session’s artist is Ailie Rutherford. Part of GENERATION By Night. 5.30-6.45pm, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound. Free and unticketed.
Dilli, from the rear view mirror of the Sikh taxi driver: Radhika Govinda of the University of Edinburgh Centre for South Asian Studies, gives a paper reflecting on the narratives of Sikh taxi drivers in a metropolis which has the dubious distinction of being called ‘the rape capital of India’ even as urban development plans are afoot to turn it into a ‘world class city.’ 4-6pm, Doorway 1, Room 2.520, Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre, Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place.
LGBT Learning Disability Project Social Circle: a monthly group for LGBT people who also identify as having a learning disability. This month: Dealing with Stress – find out about where stress comes from and ways to reduce it. Lifecare Centre, Cheyne Street, Stockbridge, EH4 1JB. Contact George for time and to find out about joining the group: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 652 3281. Please bring a carer or supporter if you need help to participate.