Edinburgh Steiner School Christmas Market: handmade gifts and crafts, puppet shows and fairground games, raffle, tombola, complementary therapies, live music, King Winter’s Grotto, Viennese Cafe, world food market, craft workshops, star hunt and more. 11am-4pm, Edinburgh Steiner School, 60 Spylaw Road. £2/£1 (£5 for family of 4).
Flamenco Fun! An exciting performance of dance and music from Imma and friends, followed by a workshop for all ages, covering the basic steps of flamenco. Refreshments provided. 12 noon-1.30pm, Granton Library, Wardieburn Terrace. Free: no booking required, just turn up!
Portobello Expectant and New Parents Event: if you have just had a baby or are expecting one, come along and learn about the great range of local groups, classes and services. From ante-natal classes to baby groups, breastfeeding support, nappy services and tumbletots – there’s something for everyone, and group representatives will be on hand to tell you more. The first 50 people will receive a free PlayTalkRead goody bag! 12 noon-2pm, Dalriada, 77 Promenade, Portobello. Free: more information from Sarah at Sarah@birthandbeyond.org.uk.
All Night Live Extravaganza: The Valeetahs, Fast Girls, The Twistettes, Babylon Dub Punks, The Phelgm and Dirty Red Turncoats. 7pm-3am, Henry’s Cellar Bar, 16a Morrison Street.
Bookbug: songs and stories for pre-school children. 10.30-11am today and every Saturday, Fountainbridge Library, 137 Dundee Street.
In Praise of Food: Choir Cookbook Launch. The choir will launch a new book of their favourite recipes; you are invited to a lavish afternoon tea with entertainment from the church’s musicians. 2.30-4.30pm, St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street. £5 per person: all profits will go towards the choir’s 2015 trip to Germany.
The Vintage Kilo Sale: over 5 tonnes of quality mixed vintage fashion and accessories – £15 per kilo! Stock is replenished throughout the day. 11am-4pm, Out of The Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street. Entry £1.
Meet Your Maker: Textiles and Ceramics. Join craftmakers in celebration of Scottish craft as they showcase the design, processes and techniques behind their work. Independent designer Laura Spring invites you to drop in during the morning to have a go at producing a two colour pattern sample onto fabric, using the Museum’s collection as inspiration. Ceramicist Frances Priest will answer your questions on working with clay and get creative in the production of a large-scale collaborative artwork – experiment with drawing and mark-making on clay. Ursula Hunter will introduce you to the craft of lino-printing. Also available on Sunday 23rd November, but please note times will vary and some artists will not be available at certain times – see website for details. Textiles and ceramics sessions are free and offered on a drop-in, first come, first served basis. Lino printing session costs £20 and will run from 1-3.30pm on Saturday only: tickets can be booked online or by contacting NMS. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street.
Family Cinema: see your favourite films for free! Adventure, excitement, fun and laughs: choc ices and juice available to buy for 50p each during the interval. Best for children up to 10 years: all children must be accompanied by an adult. This week Hoodwinked! (2005). 10.30am-12.30pm (inc. interval), St Bride’s Centre, Orwell Terrace.
Nothing But The Poem: Thomas Lux. Read and discuss a selection of work by this month’s poet (please note that the poet will be present on paper only). Thomas Lux is one of America’s leading poets, known for his highly entertaining and provocative poetry. 6pm, Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close. Tickets £5/£4: book via eventbrite.
St John’s Craft Fair: handmade arts and crafts, including stationery, jewellery, upcycled furniture and knitted jumpers, scarves and hats. Proceeds to St John’s Development Fund. 2-4pm, St John’s Episcopal Church Hall, Princes Street.
Botanical Treasures: join RBGE staff to view some of the hidden gems from the Garden’s collections, and hear the stories behind the objects chosen for the latest RBGE publication, Botanical Treasures. For ages 12+. 12.30-3.30pm, Real Life Science Studio, John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh, Inverleith Row. Free. Also available at same times on Sunday 23rd November.
Winter Guided Walk: join a Garden Guide for a leisurely afternoon walk around the Garden, discover stunning seasonal highlights and learn about the history of the Garden and its plants.For ages 14+. 2pm, meet at John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh, Inverleith Row. £5 per person; no advance booking needed. Also available at same time on Sunday 23rd November.
Christian Aid Christmas Craft Fair: enjoy a cup of coffee and some home baking and pick up some Christmas presents. Crafts plus Christian Aid cards and gifts, preserves and cakes. 10am-12 noon, Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, 18 West Mayfield. £3 per person.
GENERATION Tours at Modern One: free, discussion-led tours of the GENERATION exhibition, focusing on key themes and artists. 11-11.45am or 1-1.45pm, Scottish Gallery of Modern Art ONE, Belford Road. Free and unticketed.
Live Music with Baby Taylor: Baby Taylor began touring the Glasgow music scene at 17; her album A Moment of Sympathy for All My Enemies was completed by the age of 19. She combines her acoustic-alternative style with a classic rock edge, pairing often sad or angry lyrics with a soft and uplifting vocal to create a refreshingly different sound. 12 noon-3pm (with breaks), City Art Centre, Market Street.
The Highland Malawi Trust Coffee Morning: come along and find out more about this worthwhile charity whilst enjoying home baking and refreshments. The Trust is especially appealing for knitters who could make new-born baby clothes, particularly blankets, hats and ‘fish and chip’ jumpers, for the Mzuzu General Hospital. Feel free to use your own patterns or ask your local library for some: completed items may also be dropped of at your local library. 11am-1pm, Gilmerton Library, 13 Newtoft Street. Contact Maria on 0131 258 8052 for more information.