Brown topping the bill alongside writer Liz Lochhead who asks ‘Did Columbus Go Too Far'." Much music too. from the Glasgow Steel Band. Josephine Cupido and Co. Suzanne Bonnar. Gypsy Creams and the Fabulous Bambinos. If you get there by 7pm you can also hear a talk about the campaigns of the peoples of Latin America.

THURSDAY 5 Glasgow

I Jim Beam Comedy Evening Arches Theatre. Midland Street. 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Jeff Green is top ofthe bill tonight in a packed bill of top-rate comedythat includes Smeaton and Stenhouse. who you might have seen in the guise ofPigfoot. Allan Taylor and loveable compere Fred MacAulay'. Second chance to see the line-up in Edinburgh tomorrow.

FRIDAY 6 .. Edinburgh

I Cabaret Club Young's l lotel. 12/14 Leamington Terrace. details 343 3898. 9pm. £3 (£2). Gordon Neish introducesa mixed line-up oflocal entertainers.

I Jim Beam Comedy Evening The Counting House. 322 West Nicolson Street. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Last night‘s stronglinc-up at Glasgow's Arches Theatre takes Edinburgh by storm.

I Tired and Emotional Tour Edinburgh Play house. G reenside Place. 557 2590. Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones come through to Edinburgh with an all-new show with musical assistance from Peter Brewis who is Resident Composer for the Scottish Ballet's Moveablc Workshop. See feature.

I Theatre Sports Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. lflpm. £1 (50p). See Fri28.

SATURDAY 7 Glasgow

I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Local comedians share their wit and wisdom for another night of laughs.

I Fools Paradise Old Athenaeum Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 10.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). The successof Fool‘s Paradise means that it is launching straight into a second seven-week season. again with Jes Benstock as your regular compere. Tonight is a Spitting Image special with impressions and satirical sketches from Steve Coogan and John Thomson.


I A Night with Rory Bremner George Square Theatre. George Square. b’pm. £6.50. Big name Scottish impressionist gives a benefit gig in aid of the Sick Kids Appeal.


I Rico's Comedy Church Tobago Street. 0475 83705. £2.50. Parrot brings another batch of top comics to his home town.

MONDAY 9 Glasgow

I Henry Rollins Riverside Club. Fox Street. off Clyde Street. 248 3144. Dorrs open 7.30pm. The heavily tattooed ex-member of American punk band Black Flag turns his hand to a Spalding Gray-style ofstand-upentertainment. Should be worth a look. See preview in Music Section.

THURSD -' Y 12 Glasgow

I Jim Beam Comedy Eveningkrehes


Theatre. Midland Street. 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Donna MacPhaiI is wellworth going out of your way to see. and tonight the London-circuit regular is joined by local stand-up David lanucci. multi-national three-fold jestcrs the Three Men Brothers Trio Troupe and jovial compere Kenny ilarris. Should be a great night; part two in Edinburgh tomorrow.


I Comedy Club Bannerman's Bar. 55 Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9pm. Free. Gordon Neish is your compere for a night of local comedy and entertainment. Open mic opportunities for first-timers.


Dance perlonnances and classes are listed by city. then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our olllces at least ten days before publication. Dance Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.


I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum . 0236 737235.

A Drop OI Fred 'l'hui's 5—~Sat 7 Mar. 7.45pm. £3.50(£1.50). Half-theatre. hall-danceml Drop ofl'rt'd tells the story of a young dancer who is obsessed with Fred Astaire. Starring Graeme Henderson. the piece culminates in a magical display oftap dancing.

I NEW MOVES THEATRE The Centre for (.‘ontemporary Arts. 346—354 Sauchiehall Street. 227 551 l.

Cadenza Until Sat 29 Feb. 7.30pm. £6(£3). Front Belgium. Leporello brings this piece of 'new music theatre' to New Moves a dance performance developed from music and sung lyrics and a British premiere. Disligure Study Thurs 5-Ser 7 Mar. 7.30pm. £6 ( £3). Another I'K premiere. this time by New Yorker Meg Stuart and her Portuguese company. The show was a huge hit at Belgium's Klapstuk Festival and has been praised for its disturbingyet simple portrait of the harsh realities ofcity life.

Waiting on the Wonton and 0 Rei No Exilo (The King in Exile)'t‘ue to Mar. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Subtitled .lluybe Running .-1 way is Real/y Runnng TUHUHI. the first piece this evening marks Gregory Nash's first return visit to Scotland since he was based here a couple of years ago. It's an improvisational piece created together with violinist and vocalist Sianed .lones and originating from work initiated in New York early last year. It's followed by an ironic and controversial interpretation of the life of the last King of Portugal. I). Manuel II by Francisco (‘omaclio. making a L'K premiere. See preview.

I THEATRE ROYAL l lope Street. 3329000. Coppelia Thurs l2 Sat 21 Mar. 7.15pm. Matson Sat 14. Thurs 19 and Sat 21 Mar. 2.15pm. £5--£25. Peter Wright. Directorof the Birmingham Royal Ballet. ioins Scottish Ballet to direct this new production based on the original 1870 staging by (‘ecchetti and Petipa. Telling the tale of two young lovers. the ballet involves magic and alchemy as an eccentric doctor brings a beautiful doll to life. See also Scottish Ballet 2 datesin Touring aboy e. See preview .

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Driy e. 227 5511. Siye GOIl L'ntil Sat 28 Feb. (Spin £61£4 ). Public Workshop Sun 23 Feb. 2 ~6pm. £12 (£8). Adzido. Britain's foremost traditional black Alrican dance ensemble. makes its only Scottish appearance this year with George Dlikunu's new full-length show for 25 dancersand musicians.


ATHLETICS Saturday 29

SCOTTISH SELECT V MIDLAND COUNTIES Kelvin Hall. Glasgow. The Midlandsis not renowned as a great hot-bed of sporting talent (give or take the odd Loughborough student) and the Glasgow athletics supporters should cheer the local team to a victory.

W Saturday 29

SCOTTISH ABA CHAMPIONSHIPS (prelims) Meadowbank Sports Centre. Edinburgh. Tyson. Watson et a! are a world away from this sport (thank God). Amateur boxing has plenty of action. plenty ofenergyand none of the attitude of the professional ranks. In fact. where the other is glitzy. razzle-dazzle, this is a sport.

CYCLlNG Sundayt

Tweedsmuir Trail begins Fairmilehead. Edinburgh. 10am.

Tour at Upper Tweeddale begins. Edinburgh. Sam.

FOOTBALL Saturday 29


I Dundee Uld v FalltirkTannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Dunlermline v Ilibs East End Park. Dunfermline. 3pm. Repeat ofthe Skol Cup final which. as pointed out to me by a llibee last week. means that Ilibs were the first team of the season to secure a place in Europe.

I Hearts V Celtic Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. How a month can change a season. Hearts. championship favourites at New Year now look likely to be battling with Celtic for the runners-up spot.

I Motherwell v St Johnstone Fir Park. Motherwell. 3pm.

I Rangers V Airdrie Ibrox Stadium. Glasgow. 3pm. A good chance for Walter's men to take a further step tothe championship.

I St Mirren v Aberdeen Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.

Saturday 7


I "83718 V Falkil'll Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. By now. we‘ll all know who Hearts are to face. but editorial deadlines being what they are . .. I Celtic v Morton/Meadowbanlt (‘ettic Park. Gallowgate. Glasgow. 3pm. Again we don't know the opponents. but in this case it doesn't really matter there should be few obstacles to the Celts progression to the semis from either ofthese First Division teams.

I Hibs vAirdrie Easter Road Stadium. Easter Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. At last a clear cut quarter final. I libs will be the clear favourites after their rousing performance in the fourth round.


I Falkirk v Dunlermline Brockville.

Falkirk. 3pm. Match may be cancelled if

Falkirk are still involved in the Cup.

Saturday 7

I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. 0292 264179. Club£10. Eglinton £6. First race at2. 15pm.

ICE HOCKEY Saturday 29


I Murrayfield Racers v Whitley Bay Warriors.

I Ayr Raiders v File Flyers Murrayfield Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh. First semi is at 2pm and second at 6.30pm.


SCOTTISH CUP FINAL Murrayfield Ice-Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh. 2pm. The two winners from yesterday’s semi-finals meet. with a home win being on the cards.

KARATE Saturday 29


Glasgow. 10am. See panel.

RUGBY Saturday 29

MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 I Boroughmuir v Glasgow High/Kelvinside Meggetland. Colinton Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Bottom of the table clash (and who'd have thought that Boroughmuir would be involved in one of those at the start ofthe season?) which could determine whogocs down with West of Scotland.

I Currie v Edinburgh Academicals Malleny Park. Balerno. 3pm.

I Stewart's/Melville F? v Gala lnverleith. Ferry Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I West 01 Scotland v Heriot's FP Burnbrae. Milngavie. Glasgow. 3pm. Poor old West of Scotland look like going back from whence the y came Division 2. MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 2 I Corstorphine v Kelso Union Park. North Saughton Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Musselburgh v Royal High Stoncy'hill. Stoneyhill Farm Road. Musselburgh. 3pm

. I Dundee HS FP v Preston Lodge FF

; Mayfield. Arbroath Road. Dundee. 3pm. Kelso are away and clear at the top with

3 Dundee. and that man Nicol. favourite to i join them. Preston Lodge are still in witha ‘1 shout though.

9 Friday 6

1 sruosur mrenmnromu

| I Scottish Students v French Students

1 Meggetland. Colinton Road. Edinburgh. ; 7pnr

3 Saturday 7


' I Scotland V France Murrayfield Stadium. Edinburgh. 2.30pm. After that restoration of pride away to the Irish. Scotland will be

looking for more of the same against the

! new-look French team. The latter team's

complete lack of control (as displayed

against England) could prove their undoing once again.

50 The List 28 February— 12 March 1992