What's On Scotland 21-27 Mar: A Play, A Pie, and a Pint + more

It's Spring, and while the weather is impossible to predict, one thing that is pretty consistent is all the great theatre, music, art and comedy you can see across Scotland

Zap by Anahit Behrooz + Ellie Robertson | 21 Mar 2024
  • A Play, A Pie, and a Pint: Hotdog

If you're looking to shake off any leftover winter blues, and/or you're in the mood for a meal paired with some marvellous theatre, tuck in to the spring season of A Play, A Pie, and A Pint. In addition to being the best value live theatre around – tickets start from £16, and yes, that includes a drink and a meat pie/vegan option – the Òran Mór-based company make some truly filling entertainment. This week, get yourself to Hotdog, which sees a costumed loner determined to be the life of the party, or the comically conspiratorial football play The Scaff.

Hotdog is at Òran Mór, Glasgow, 18 - 23 Mar; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 26 - 30 Mar; Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, 2 - 5 Apr. The Scaff shows at Òran Mór, Glasgow, 25 - 30 Mar; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2 - 6 Apr.


Empress Of shares the story of new album For Your Consideration

We catch up with Lorely Rodriguez – aka Empress Of – ahead of her playful, bold and provocative fourth studio album, For Your Consideration.

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Get ready for Tectonics Festival on 4&5 May 2024 at Glasgow City Halls & Old Fruitmarket. Experience the cutting edge of experimental and avant-garde music as international and local artists come together to push the boundaries of sound. Bring a thirst for discovery and surprises! Join us for a memorable weekend of sonic exploration in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

Former Champ

The Rum Shack, Glasgow, 22 Mar, 7pm

If you want a truly polished gig, this local indie supergroup is made up of members of Martha Ffion, Savage Mansion, Catholic Action & Motorbikes. Image: Laura Meek.

Shoot Your Shot

The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, 23 Mar

Featuring Bored Lord B2B Introspekt, the return of the Glasgow club night sees two great DJs sharing a venue for the only time during both their European tours.

25 Years of DCA

Dundee Contemporary Arts, until 24 Mar

DCA celebrate a quarter-century with one hell of a double bill: 10 Things I Hate About You returns to the big screen, and there's an exhibition of work produced in DCA Print Studio since its opening.

Don't. Make. Tea.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 21-22 Mar

Disability-led theatre company Birds of Paradise's newest dark comedy is an invective against the discriminatory and restrictive benefits system.

Crafted Selves: The Unfinished Conversation

Kirkcaldy Galleries, Kirkcaldy, 23 Mar - 12 May

An exhibition on dual identity, featuring the work of 13 Scotland-based artists, including Alberta Whittle, Ashanti Harris, Rae-Yen Song, and the Skinny's own Harvey Dimond.

She/Her Live

Stereo, Glasgow, 22 Mar

A late celebration of International Women's Day, featuring female artists across music, magic and dance, with all proceeds going to Women's Aid.

Watch Bad Movies with Great Comedians

GFT, Glasgow, 28 Mar

A special live edition of the hit podcast sees Billy Kirkwood, Rick Molland, Kate Hammer and more riff off some truly honking 80s films.

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Portrait of Ncuti Gatwa joins Scotland's National Collection

Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. On display now and available to visit for free. Check the website for more details

A vibrant portrait of the newest Doctor Who, Ncuti Gatwa by photographer Robert Wilson joins Scotland’s spectacular national collection of art. Famed for his performances in Netflix comedy series Sex Education and the record-breaking Barbie, come and see Ncuti up close for free at the Portrait gallery in Edinburgh. This charismatic photograph of the actor joins other famous faces in National Galleries of Scotland’s permanent collection, including former Doctors, Peter Capaldi and David Tennant.


Win Biscuit Factory Beverage Festival tickets and a host of festival goodies. Enter at the link, closes 31 Mar at midnight.

– Win Perth Museum Unicorn exhibition tickets... and a limited edition bottle of Dewar's whisky. Enter at the link, closes 31 Mar at midnight.