Being the shortest month of the year doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of things to do this February.
We’ve selected some of the top events happening across the country this month, including a pop concert, a musical theatre production, a crime writing festival, and a stand-up comedy show. And remember, when planning an evening out, get the train in.
Peter Andre - Usher Hall, Edinburgh
The singer and star of I'm A Celebrity and Strictly Come Dancing is back on tour, and you can expect hits such as 'Mysterious Girl' and 'Flava' as well as other gems from his back catalogue.
Date: Tuesday 12 February 2019
Closest station: Haymarket
Tears for Fears - SSE Hydro, Glasgow
The Eighties pop-rockers Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, beloved for such songs as 'Shout', 'Everybody Wants To Rule the World' and 'Mad World', having long since resolved their differences, are back with their first new release in 13 years.
Date: Monday 11 February 2019
Closest station: Exhibition Centre
Granite Noir - Various venues, Aberdeen
Aberdeen's crime writing festival returns for a third year with author events, workshops and family shows. 2019's programme includes appearances from Stuart MacBride in conversation with Susan Calman, Abir Mukherjee, Sophie Hannah, Yrsa Sigurdardottir and much more.
Dates: Friday 22 February – Sunday 24 February 2019
Times: times vary
Closest station: Aberdeen
Menopause the Musical - Albert Halls, Stirling
Parody musical, featuring tunes from the 60s--80s, following four women in a department store who appear to have nothing in common but a bra on sale. Naturally, come the end of the show, they realise they share more than they originally thought.
Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
Closest station: Stirling
All My Sons - Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee
Jemima Levick, former artistic director of Dundee Rep, directs Arthur Miller's classic play about an industrialist whose decisions during WW2 caused the death of American servicemen; a classic family tragedy of guilt and redemption.
Date: Tuesday – Saturday until 9 March 2019
Time: matinee show 14:30, evening show 19:30
Closest station: Dundee
Craig Hill: C'mon the Lads! - Gaiety Theatre, Ayr
No-holds-barred comedy from everyone's favourite Kilted Scotsman, with his customary high-energy mix of observations, gags, outrageous rudeness and general mickey-taking. Guaranteed not to be about football in any way.
Date: Friday 22 February 2019
Closest station: Ayr
Nerina Pallot - Eden Court Cinema and Theatre, Inverness
The Jersey-raised singer-songwriter is now on her sixth album Stay Lucky, and her thoughtful and assured songwriting has earned her a devoted fanbase. Find out what the fuss is about as she goes on a mini-tour of Scotland.
Date: Monday 25 February 2019
Closest station: Inverness