TheRealist So much culture, so little time. We boil it down to ten of the best events 1

Scottish National Portrait Gallery VISUAL ART Closed for refurbishment since April 2009, the National Portrait Gallery is finally ready to re-open its doors. Inside, you’ll find an expanded wealth of traditional and contemporary paintings, as well as sculpture, photography and film artworks, with a series of new galleries and exhibitions arranged along thematic lines, including Romantic Camera, exploring identity, romanticism and photography; Pioneers of Science, concentrating on the leading thinkers of Scottish culture past and present; and ‘Missing’, Graham Fagen’s video installation that was created to complement Andrew O’Hagan’s play of the same name. See feature, page 14. National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Thu 1 Dec.

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Hudson Mohawke CLUBS The Glasgow-born electronica whiz kid is finally getting the recognition he deserves, following the release of his Satin Panthers EP and some secretive stateside remix work. This month, he takes a break from the Warp Records scene and returns to his LuckyMe roots, playing the DIY collective’s party at Sneaky Pete’s. If there’s any justice in the world, this’ll be his last appearance in so small a venue for years to come, so it’s gonna be special. See interview, page 56. Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, Sat 26 Nov.