3 Bristo Place
It’s not listed as one of “25 coolest restaurants in Britain” by The Times for nothing. Whether you’re after a light bite and a coffee or something more substantial, Checkpoint has got you covered.
2pm – 3pm
Exploring the highs and lows of football fandom through dance, The Beautiful Game is a joyous nostalgia trip. Even if you aren’t a footie fan, you’ll get a kick out of its buzzing '90s soundtrack.
3.45pm – 4.45pm
Storytelling, spoken word and movement come together in the terrific Pink Lemonade, an experimental solo performance by Mika Johnson about queer identity, racial fetishism and dating.
5.15pm – 6.15pm
Gilded Balloon Teviot
Laura Lexx’s ability to handle difficult, depressing subject matter with a deft touch is unmatched. Tackling the stuff we’re all worried about—robots, the climate crisis—with a cheeky grin, her new set is a knock-out.
41 Lothian St
A lynchpin of Edinburgh’s creative community, you can’t leave Edinburgh without stopping by this funky diner/dive bar/record shop for some great vegetarian and vegan soul food (and a drink, obviously).
9.30pm – 10.30pm
Is Aaron Crow a genius or a mad man? Watching his new show FearLess, as one dangerous stunt is piled relentlessly on top of another, it’s safe to say the answer is both.