15DAYStolive The things to catch this fortnight

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Take One Action AROUND TOWN in addition to screenings of some excellent films, the programme of events includes workshops and talks to raise awareness of world politics issues. See Around Town, page 35. Various venues, Glasgow & Edinburgh, until Sat 23 Oct. 3

Crystal Castles MUSIC The awesome screamo-dance-electronica duo of Ethan Kath and Alice Glass are back in Scotland rejoice, and dance your face off. See preview, page 62. O2 ABC, Glasgow, Tue 19 Oct. Mr Nice FILM/COMEDY Howard Marks, on film and in person. See Comedy Hitlist, page 47, and Rhys Ifans interview in Film. Mr Nice, general release from Fri 8 Oct. Howard Marks, Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 8 Oct; Oran Mor, Glasgow, Sat 9 Oct.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater DANCE An uplifting trio of performances: Hymn, Anointed, and of course, Ailey’s own Revelations. See preview, page 83. Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 19 & Wed 20 Oct. 4 THE LIST 7–21 Oct 2010

Walls of Light VISUAL ART Six artists’ films are screened across the city and online to mark the Commonwealth Games handover from Delhi to Glasgow. See preview, page 89. Various venues, Glasgow, from Thu 14 Oct.

Charles Burns BOOKS Burns’ latest creation is a surreal mix of Tintin and the 70s US punk scene caught between reality and a drug fuelled dreamscape. See interview, page 36. X-ed Out, out now, published by Jonathan Cape. Glasgay! LGBT The multi-platform LGBT arts festival returns with a programme of theatre, music, and arts events, all exploring the theme of relationships. See feature, page 14. Various venues, Glasgow, Thu 14 Oct–Sat 13 Nov.