Here we’ve pulled together a hit list of what’s on in Dundee as autumn kicks in around Tayside.
A night at the opera
It’s an exciting time for classical music fanatics in Dundee as the very first Opera Festival Scotland is set to kick off in the city from Thursday 22nd – Saturday 24th September. The Festival is a celebration of music and community spirit with many community singers getting involved in the inaugural event.
A highlight is set to be Verdi’s Aida in Concert at 7.30pm at the Caird Hall on Saturday the 23rd. This will be the first time Aida has been performed in Dundee in 20 years. It’s a big opera with a great number of singers so the sound, created by many local community singers, will be incredible. It’s not to be missed.
For the full event listings go to Opera Festival Scotland.
The Street at the McManus
This exhibition has been such a hit that it’s run has been extended until January 2023. If you haven’t been yet, make sure you take yourself to The McManus to go on a trip down memory lane. The Street at McManus looks back at over 200 years of brewing and retail in Dundee. From toy shops to popular bars from yesteryear, this exhibition is truly special to people who have grown up in Dundee. Pure nostalgia and utterly brilliant. It’s immersive and completely multi-generational. It’s perfect for grandparents to take the grandchildren, have fun and reminisce. We also challenge anyone to fully take it all in in one visit. It definitely warrants repeat visits!
A pub quiz for smart arses
We all know them. The ones who just love a pub quiz and, even better, love to win! Well, if this is you and you like to belly laugh as well, The Smart-arses Pub Quiz (url to come when link set up online – copy to come from Anna) from Comedy Dundee will be right up your street. The popular quiz, hosted by seasoned Dundonian comedian Steve Mcleod at Number 57, is returning for another instalment at 8pm on Thursday 29th September. Brilliantly, while correct answers will always get you the most points, a bonus point will be awarded to the team that gives the funniest wrong answer. Entry is £3 on the night with a £50 cash prize on the night.
The Whitehall is turning pink
The perfect night out for any Pink fans, Pretty As Pink, the UK’s official tribute band is coming to the Whitehall Theatre on Saturday 24th September. As one of the biggest selling acts on the planet, this tribute the to international songstress and all-round legend packs in all her most popular hits from Don’t Let Me Get Me to So What.
Lorraine Colville AKA Pretty As Pink will perform the medley of hits from the Grammy award winner over two and half hours. What a night out! We can wait to Get the Party Started!
Dracula pays a visit to Glamis
Glamis Castle is kicking off Halloween season in style as it hosts a one-man show adapted from Bram Stoker’s famously macabre story of Dracula. From Victorian era theatre company, Don’t Go Into the Cellar, the unique show will be performed by the group’s Artistic Director Jonathan Goodwin on Saturday 1st October from 7pm-8pm. Amazingly, Jonathan plays many different characters from the novel.
The mix is diverse, from spooky one-man performances to a night at the opera. Something for everyone, no matter your tastes.