Happy Birthday Elvis! Elvis Presley would have been 80 this month, and Sofi’s is hosting a weekend of themed events in his honour. Tonight, a toast to the king and an Elvis sing-song! 7pm, Sofi’s Bar, 65 Henderson Street.
GENERATION tours at Modern One: free, discussion-led tours of the exhibition, focusing on key themes and artists. 11-11.45am or 1-1.45pm, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art ONE, Belford Road. Free and unticketed.
Bruncheon, featuring The Sound of Muesli: brunch and live music event at the Drill Hall Arts Cafe. Local musical talent and DJs create a chilled-out atmosphere; delicious home-made food available from the cafe – kippers, morning rolls and sweet treats aplenty! 11.30am-3pm, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Leith. Free entry.
Balerno Village Screen: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) ‘when Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice-cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the centre of a battle to protect the peace’. 2.30-4.15pm, Ogston Hall, Deanpark Brae, Balerno. Free tickets can be booked via eventbrite or obtained from Balerno Post Office and The Mill Cafe. Balerno Village Screen is a community cinema initiative funded entirely by donations.
Big N Bashy: ‘a feast of musical delights spread over three rooms and two floors’ with grime, dubstep, reggae and jungle. 11pm-3am, Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate. £4 before midnight, £6 after. The Bongo Club is an independent night club, gig venue and artistic hub owned by local arts charity Out of the Blue. It encourages the community to get involved and ‘use our space to do their own thing’.
Edinburgh Living History and World War One: against the backdrop of the gallery’s iconic World War One paintings, meet some Edinburgh locals from 1916 as they discuss the progress of the war, its effect on their personal lives and on Edinburgh as a city. Come and eavesdrop on their conversations! The members of the Living History team are award-winning performers. 11am, 2pm or 3pm, City Art Centre, Market Street. Suitable for all ages: free.
Winter Walks: 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, John Hope Gateway Reception, Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row. £5 per person, no advance booking necessary. Also at same time on Sunday 11th January 2015.
Cramond Kirk Corner Cafe: a weekly drop in tuck shop and cafe for children of all ages and adults too, with games and crafts, snacks and hot drinks. All welcome. 2-4pm, Kirk Hall, Cramond Kirk, Cramond Glebe Road.
Balerno Village Screen: The Railway Man (15) ‘a former British army officer who was tormented as a POW at a Japanese labour camp discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive, and sets out to confront him’. 7.30-9.30pm, Ogston Hall, Deanpark Brae, Balerno. Free tickets can be booked via eventbrite or obtained from Balerno Post Office and The Mill Cafe. Balerno Village Screen is a community cinema initiative funded entirely by donations.