Suzanne McLaughlin serves up a week of delights...

1 BOOKFACE, the brilliant online book group hosted by the lovely Heather Suttie, is a joy. Book recommendations (and those to reject), friendship making, bibliophile jokes and much more on the old Facebook. However the book group is going live with a bookshop brunch – a kind of swap shop for booklovers. The format of the brunches is this ... you book your slot at the restaurant – this time it’s at Glaschu in Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square – turn up with four books you’re finished with, enjoy your brunch, blether and drink copious mimosas or coffees, and leave with four new books recommended by a new friend. This month is close to being a sell-out – so get in quick and join the group at to be sure to be first in the queue next time. To book brunch head over to Eventbrite The event is £25 and that includes Prosecco and brunch.

2 FANCY a bit of country in your life? Feel like heading out to a gig and something a wee bit different? What about William Prince at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut. Head over to this beloved Glasgow venue for a wee bit of William. You won’t regret it. Tickets from the venue – much cheapness.

3 THE official Ru Paul Drag Race Tour hits Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Friday. Queens confirmed so far include Tayce, Bimini Bon Boulash, Ellie Diamond and Lawrence Chaney, with more acts to be announced. If you’re feeling flush, there is also a private meet and greet with the queens before the show! Includes a customised VIP laminate and a seat in the first few rows. For tickets:

4 RENOWNED funny man John Bishop is hitting the trail with his latest stand up show and it is shaping up to be his best yet. It will see him performing across the UK, Ireland, America, Canada and Europe. Hiss observational comedy is relevant, political and funny which is after all, what you want from a comedian. Go see him this week in Dundee Caird Hall, tomorrow night at 8pm. For tickets head over to

5 ARE you one of yon New Year, New Me types? If so then you’ll love this next event. It’s got yoga, paddle boarding, island hopping and gorgeous views. It takes place on the bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond. Saturday at 11am. Experience Loch Lomond as never before, from a giant paddle board that heads off from Balmaha Pier to a serene and secluded yoga location. For all the information needed to book head to Eventbrite.

6 DO you want to hear more about the greatest goth love story ever told? The love story of Gomez and Morticia, the original emos, is coming to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in early summer but tickets for this smash hit are being released today. Log on to

7 STRICTLY the tour. Glitter balls and greeting, dancing shoes and divas, lurex and lurid tales, this show has it all (apparently) and the tour is a sequinned spectacular. Clear the floor and whip out your score cards, the tour is waltzing its way to the Hydro in Glasgow this week. Fans will be delighted to hear that Strictly favourite and 2018 TV show winner Stacey Dooley is returning to host. Dooley will be joined on stage by a selection of celebrities and professional dancers. The show is on Saturday with a matinee and an evening perfomrance. Tickets from