What's On Scotland 4-11 Jan: King Tut's New Year's Revolution
Start the New Year as you mean to go on, by going to loads great gigs courtesy of King Tut's New Year's Revolution, which kicks off this week. Plus, Cage-A-Rama, Funk Yer Resolutions, Winter Fest 2018 and more...
Having sat in your jammies for the last two weeks eating Toblerone, you must be eager to get out of the house and take in some live music. Glasgow institution King Tut's Wah Wah Hut have the perfect way to blow off the Christmas cobwebs: King Tut's New Year's Revolution (4-20 Jan).
The festival returns for its eighth consecutive year, bringing a eclectic selection of emerging local talent to the legendary venue throughout the month. We recommend making it along to BooHooHoo on 12 Jan, who have The Little Kicks, Noah Noah and Oh Jay in support; also look out for Fauves on 19 Jan, while The Ninth Wave bring proceedings to a close on 20 Jan.
CCA, Glasgow. 6-7 Jan, times vary
Matchbox Cineclub pay tribute to “international treasure” and “batshit crazyman” Nicolas Cage in a weekend-long film festival. Day one explores the more unhinged end of the actor's filmography, dubbed the day of Cage the Fighter, while day two sees Cage's gentler side, with Cage the Lover. Classic Cage films will be screened across both days, including Con Air, Face/Off and Raising Arizona.
CCA, Glasgow. 5 Jan, 7.30pm
Always wanted an insight into Glasgow's underworld? Well, today's your lucky day, as that's what R Paul Wilson's debut feature Con Men is all about. The gritty noir thriller reveals the dark side of professional hustlers, gangsters and crooks in Glasgow's infamous underworld, featuring jewellery scams, underground card games and a bloodstained basement leading to a killer climax.
Funk Yer Resolutions
The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow. 6 Jan, 11pm
Throw your New Year's resolutions out the window at the fifth Mind Yer Self outing, taking the form of a Residents All Night soirée. In usual Mind Yer Self tradition, all money raised will go to Penumbra Mental Health Foundation, who provide a network of support services across Scotland. Image: Joren Joshua
Winter Fest 2018
CCA, Glasgow. 6-13 Jan, times vary
Get on your dancing shoes because Dance House Glasgow's Winter Fest 2018 kicks off on Saturday. This year's programme includes participatory dance classes and dance-along screenings, as well as creative labs and professional residencies from two professional artists being supported during the festival.
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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, until 18 Feb
Turner Prize-winning Scottish artist Susan Philipsz’s work is at the heart of this major exhibition. New and recent sound installations, photographs and paintings by Philipsz, alongside works by other international contemporary artists, make up this show – the second in this dynamic series of contemporary art exhibitions.
Hotline Foodbank Fundraiser
The Bongo Club, Edinburgh. 6 Jan, 11pm
The mighty Hotline returns to the Bongo for a party that allows you to dance the night away while also helping the local community. Instead of the usual entry fee, you can instead bring a foodbank donation; a list of what is most needed at the foodbank can be found here. As well as the altruism, expect the usual all female/non-binary DJ lineup and an LGBTQ+ friendly dancefloor. Image: Ailsa Sutcliffe
Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling)
The Hug & Pint, Glasgow. 10 Jan, 7.30pm
One third of Ugly Duckling, Cooper is influenced by acts like Run DMC, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul and is guaranteed to warm up this cold January night with his own brand of upbeat old school hip-hop with a party twist. Image: Miff Morris