Animal Art: new mosaics, lino-cuts and monoprints from artist Freya Levy. Private view tonight 6-8pm, Glass & Thompson, 2 Dundas Street. Refreshments provided! Exhibition continues until Christmas: read The Edinburgh Reporter’s article about Freya’s work here.
National Museum of Scotland Tours: free daily guided tours with a different theme each day: see website for details. Today: An Orkney Story. For adults and groups of 6 or less (larger groups should book a tour via the Museum’s website). 3-4pm, today and every day in December, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street (meet Tour Guide at Tour Meeting Point, Entrance Hall, Level 0). No booking required.
Open Eye Gallery Christmas Exhibitions: Perfect Balance investigates abstract form and composition through the medium of printmaking, Feast Your Eyes invites a number of gallery artists to interpret this seasonal title, and On A Small Scale is a postcard exhibition by a wide range of gallery artists. 10am-6pm Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm Saturdays, Open Eye Gallery, 34 Abercromby Place. Exhibitions end 24th December 2014.
Craft and Chat: if you enjoy knitting, sewing, crochet, quilting, embroidery, papercraft – or any other form of craft! – and fancy some company while you work, come along to Fountainbridge’s new monthly group. Bring your project, get ideas and tips, and the library will provide the tea and stickies. 6-7.30pm, Fountainbridge Library, 137 Dundee Street.
Christmas Movie Mondays: Home Alone 1 & 2. An 8 year old is accidentally left at home alone when his family fly off to France for Christmas. 8pm (Home Alone 1) and 10pm, (Home Alone 2), Sofi’s Bar, 65 Henderson Street. Free.
Tricolour: monthly night showcasing three different poetry and spoken word talents. Three different voices, three different styles, three different takes on life: this month Harry Giles, Jo Clifford and TS Rosenberg. 6.30pm, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge. Free tickets can be booked here, or call the Library on 0131 623 3734.
World Aids Day Gathering: an annual community gathering to remember everyone affected by HIV. This year the theme is ‘tackling HIV together‘. 6-8pm, St John’s Church, Princes St/Lothian Road. Meet at LGBT Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, to walk to the venue together, or meet up there – if making your own way, it is advisable to arrive early to secure a seat.
Edinburgh Greek Film Festival continues this week. Today The Rehearsal (1974), Jules Dassin’s inspiring account of student heroism in the Athens’ Polytechnic’s rising against the Junta and the Greek Colonels, starring Arthur Miller, Laurence Olivier, Melina Mercouri, Lilian Hellman, Olympia Dukakis and Mikis Theodorakis. 8.35pm, Filmhouse, Lothian Road. Tickets can be booked in person, by phone or online.
Blackwell’s Edinburgh Presents The Monthly Book Quiz: if you know your Waugh from your Peace and your Meyer from your Heyer, try Blackwell’s book quiz! Teams of up to 5 people can take part; please arrive early to secure your place. 6-7.15pm, Caffe Nero, Blackwell’s, South Bridge. For more information contact email@example.com.