Free the Technics Two: vinyl session. ‘Not only do we demand a revolution we can dance to, we want to dance to our own tunes.’ 4-7pm, Forest Cafe, Lauriston Place.
Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh Toddler Group: free for Mums and under-5s. Story and song time, art activities, educational toys and much more, all in an Islamic environment. Great for meeting new people – even if you don’t have a toddler! 10am-12 noon today and every Wednesday, Function Hall, Edinburgh Central Mosque, 50 Potterow.
Play Poland 2014 Film Festival: Krakow Film Foundation Special Screenings. The Krakow Film Foundation manages and develops the Krakow Film Festival and helps filmmakers and producers make their first appearances at international festivals. Tonight’s short films are Left Side of the Face, Seven Men at Different Ages, Darling, Baths, Toto and Mother. Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 1 Summerhall. Tickets £4.50/£3.50 bookable via Summerhall box office or on website
Music and Poetry Evening: poetry and haiku performances, and announcement of the poetry and haiku competition winners. Performance by local folk group Home Groan (Ferry Blend.) For all ages, refreshments served. 6-8pm, South Queensferry Library, 9 Shore Road.
Quiz Night: prizes for the winning teams! 6.30-7.45pm, Drumbrae Library Hub, 81 Drumbrae Drive. For adults only: call 0131 529 5244 or email email@example.com to register your team.
Regi Claire at Corstorphine Library: local crime writer Regi Claire discusses her novel The Waiting. 6.45-7.45pm, Corstorphine Library, 12 Kirk Loan. To book your place call 0131 529 5506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Welcoming: Scots Language Workshop: learn about the language, dialects and literature of Scotland, with an opportunity to practice speaking and writing Scots. 2.15-4.15pm, St John’s Church Hall, Princes Street. The Welcoming Association brings together refugees, asylum seekers and people from Scottish and local ethnic minority communities. It aims to welcome newcomers, learn together, and improve English language and literacy skills. Those wishing to participate should complete the online registration form and/or come along to any of the classes and groups listed on the website, where help will be available to complete the form. All classes and groups are free and drop-in (subject to availability), no booking required.
Picturing Jewellery in Renaissance Scotland: Portrait Gallery Senior Curator Kate Anderson will discuss the development and significance of 16th and 17th century jewellery in Scotland by examining portraits from the NGS collection. 12.45-1.30pm, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound. Free and unticketed.
Exhibition Tour for people with a visual impairment: an audio-described tour of the Behind The Lines exhibition. 2-3.30pm, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge. Free but booking is essential, either online or by calling 0131 623 3734.
La Vie Domestique: Juliette wasn’t sure about coming to live in the residential suburbs of Paris: she doesn’t want to become another middle-aged woman with a predictable life. She is waiting to hear whether she has been picked for an important job in a publishing house, a job that will change her life. ‘An immersive quasi-satire featuring a brilliant female cast and fascinating characters.’ Based on Rachel Cusk’s novel Arlington Park, this film will be shown in French with English subtitles. 1-2.30pm, French Institute, 13 Randolph Crescent. Free.
Lantern Making at Beecraigs Country Park: get crafty and make paper lanterns for Halloween. For families and children 8 +. All materials provided. 2-3.30pm, Sutherland Building/Visitor Centre, Beecraigs Country Park, near Linlithgow, EH49 6PL. £4.65 per lantern: prior booking essential, email email@example.com or call 01506 844516 between 10am and 4pm.
Morningside Justice and Peace Group: Graham Carnie, the Representative for Romania at Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, speaks on Romania and Scotland – recent history and current priorities; the talk will be followed by questions and discussion. 10.30-11.30am, Open Door, 420 Morningside Road. All welcome. Contribution of £1 per person requested to cover costs.