What’s On In Dundee: The best things to see and do this weekend (Aug 10-12)

We’re fast approaching the twilight of the summer months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the next few weeks.

There is still plenty to see and do this weekend from big shows to smaller activities.

You’ll find everything you need to know here.

Moscow State Circus

The Circus comes to town this weekend.

Shows like this, the Chinese Circus and the Ladyboys of Bangkok are always big events in the Dundee calendar.

This time the Moscow State Circus is in town and they’re coming with an exciting show called Hotel Gostinista – the Hotel of Curiosities.

After a successful tour in England, it comes to Riverside to wow Dundee audiences.

You can expect breath-taking feats, astounding acrobatics and hilarious clown acts coupled with a glitzy Art Deco hotel theme.

The circus is a great night out for the whole family and you have plenty of chances to catch performances with two shows per day running until Sunday.

Dates: August 9-12

Website: www.moscowstatecircus.com

The Crafters Road Show

Every now and then you’ll notice something unique and special setting up shop in the Overgate Centre.

This event brings all sorts of talented people together under one roof for a showcase of beautifully hand-crafted wares.

The road show is popular all over the country and gives shoppers the perfect chance to buy a special gift that they won’t find anywhere else.

At this weekend’s Dundee show you’ll find things made from wood, glass, textiles and even chocolate – plus a whole lot more!

Dates: August 10-12

Website: www.thecraftersroadshow.com

The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Tea Party

Waterstones in Dundee.

This one is great for kids! Head over to our local Waterstones for story-time fun!

Waterstones regularly have brilliant summer events on for kids – and adults too! – and this one comes with cake, juice and colouring-in.

Dates: August 11

Website: www.waterstones.com

Gigs and Shows

BeatGenerator Live is a popular spot for live music in Dundee.

Here is our weekend line-up of live music this weekend.

Kathryn Joseph

Head along the road to Broughty Ferry’s Assai Records to hear former Scottish Album of the Year singer Kathryn Joseph sing tracks from her new album From When I Wake The Want Is.

Joseph is a popular alternative-folk singer-songwriter whose latest album has been highly anticipated by fans.

Dates: August 11

Website: www.facebook.com/assaiuk

The Northern Nighlights


This up-and-coming pop-punk band from Glasgow will be performing alongside local Dundee bands Waxwork Monologue and Mara at Conroy’s Basement.

Dates: August 10

Website: www.facebook.com/conroysbasement

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Hamzah Hussain