Pick of the Weekend

Stephen Hendry in action against Jimmy White. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Stephen Hendry in action against Jimmy White. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

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Theatre and Arts

SUNDAY: KIDS will love the strange and magical world Underneath the Floorboards. John discovers a bottomless box that leads him on an amazing adventure which will intrigue children. Recommended for youngsters aged five and below. Shows at 1pm and 3pm. Tickets from £5. Call 01226 327000.

UNTIL SATURDAY: AN ACCLAIMED play by Yorkshire playwright John Godber is already under way at The Academy Theatre in Birdwell, Barnsley. LS Theatre Productions are performing tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets £9 and £10. Call 01226 744442.

UNTIL SATURDAY: ALL ABOARD for the stage show of Swallows and Amazons at Sheffield Lyceum. The classic Arthur Ransome story is directed by Helen Edmundson with music from Neil Hannon, from The Divine Comedy. Tickets from £12.50. Call 0114 2496000.

Exhibitions

ONGOING: A SHOWCASE of paintings and drawings about politics and nostalgia is being held at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. West Yorkshire artist Mark Murphy is exhibiting his work until May 20 from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Visit Mark J Murphy for details.

Gigs

TODAY: HEAD to top venue The Leopard for alternative punk band A Season of Secrets’ Lost At Sea Tour. It’s a charity gig to raise money for Huntington’s Disease. Tickets £5 with all proceeds to charity. Doors open 7pm. Visit Leopard Venue

Crafts and workshops

TODAY: USE mud and charcoal to create large-scale animal paintings at the Harley Gallery, near Worksop. Use fingers, twigs, leaves and other objects to create different textures. It’s a great change to get messy and creative. Suitable for children aged five to 12. Workshops are £6 per session with parents going free. Call 01909 501700 to book.

Comedy

TOMORROW: EXPECT killer one-liners in Stewart Francis’ new show on the road when he calls at Chesterfield’s The Winding Wheel. The native Canadian has established himself as a must-see on the stand-up circuit. For tickets, visit Live Nation He’s also coming to Doncaster on May 24.

Big night out

TOMORROW: SNOOKER legends Stephen Hendry and Jimmy White will come together for a special showing, just a week before the 2012 championships get under way at the Sheffield Crucible. John Virgo will be providing expert analysis along with leading referee Michaela Tabb. Tickets £25. Call 0114 2496000.

SATURDAY: GHOSTLY goings on at Aeroventure will be investigated through the night. UK Shadow Seekers and other ghoul hunting enthusiasts. From 9pm. Tickets £25. Visit UK Shadow Seekers

SUNDAY: CHART-TOPPING pop favourite, Steps, are heading to Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena. If you don’t snap up one of the last few tickets, then they’re coming back on April 27. Tickets £35. Call 0114 2565656.

Special interest

SUNDAY: A COMPUTER Fair is coming to the Parklands Sports and Social Club on Wheatley Hall Road. Open 10am to 2pm. Companies showing off their goods. Visit Red Rat Computer Fairs