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The best things to do this week in Edinburgh

Find the biggest and best events, activities and things to do in Edinburgh this week, as chosen by Time Out

By Niki Boyle |

Got some spare time on your hands this week? Have a flick through our top 10 recommendations of great gigs, plays, clubs and what-have-you in Edinburgh this week.

Film, Science fiction

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

If you care about ‘Star Wars’ you’ll already have the skinny on ‘The Force Awakens’: you’ll know that ‘Star Trek’ rebooter JJ Abrams is directing, that the diverse, well-chosen cast includes Peckham’s own John Boyega, newcomer Daisy Ridley, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ star Oscar Isaac and of course the original three icons, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford (plus sidekicks Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2). You‘ll know that the plot is being kept strictly under wraps, but that it revolves around a new resistance to galactic troublemakers The First Order. You’ll know that you’re insanely excited, and praying that Abrams gets it right. And if you don’t care about ‘Star Wars’, you may as well just skip onto the next thing.