copyright Alicia Bruce
copyright Alicia Bruce

Portrait Detectives! Collect your kit, follow clues and solve a mystery from history! For ages 4-12. 2-4pm, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street. Free and unticketed. Supported by the Friends of the National Galleries of Scotland.

Elvis Weekend Open Mic with Arno Block: a night of acoustic/unplugged open mic for songwriters, cover artists. poetry/spoken word or anything else you’d like to perform for an audience – this week with an Elvis twist encouraged! 8pm, Sofi’s Bar, 65 Henderson Street.

foreshadowing by marcus sedgewick


Blackwell’s Edinburgh Teenage Book Group: join the group to read and talk about the latest teenage fiction – anything from classics to contemporary, dystopian to historical. Currently reading Marcus Sedgewick’s Foreshadowing. 2-3pm, Blackwell’s, South Bridge. To join (it’s free) just email your details to

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.

St Giles’ At Six: Organ Recital by Kevin Duggan. John McLeod: The King’s Toccata and The Seven Sacraments of Poussin, Kenneth Leighton Prelude, Scherzo and Passacaglia. 6pm, St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street. Free: retiring collection.

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