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Total Stone Roses and Oaysis - The Total Stone Roses play a 90 minute set of all of the best Roses material including ‘She Bangs The Drums’, ‘Fools Gold’, ‘Waterfall, ‘I Wanna Be Adored’ and ‘Love Spreads’.

Throughout the last year or so, The Total Stone Roses have been playing gigs and stunning audiences throughout the country building up a solid fan base that makes them a force to be reckoned with on the tribute scene. The band are all in their early to mid twenties, bringing the same passion, vigour, arrogance and charisma that only the young have, the old want and that cannot be faked. This same drive is what gave The Stone Roses their ‘X Factor’ and took them to the heady heights of success and fame that they achieved in the late 80s, early 90s and beyond. Catch the action at The Dome, Friday, February 17, doors open 6.30pm, tickets £12.50. Telephone the box office on (01302) 370777 for more details or visit The Dome

An invitation to the Viennese Ball - The acclaimed Johann Strauss Dancers and Orchestra return with an enchanting new show for 2012, as the stage is set for the magic of their Viennese Ball.

Tritsch Tratsch Polka, The Blue Danube Waltz, Radetzky March, Die Fledermaus Overture, Wiener Blut Voices of Spring, The Laughing song from Die Fledermaus,

Thunder and Lightning Polka, Pizzicato Polka, Perpetuum Mobile and many more, all starring the Johann Strauss Orchestra directed from the violin in the traditional Viennese manner by David Juritz with wonderful arias and songs performed by sparkling soprano Amy Freston and the Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious costumes of the period. Choreography and staging by Christopher Hampson. Sheffield City Hall, Sunday February 19, 3pm, tickets from £14, tel, 0114 2789789 Sheffield City Hall

Doncaster Folk Festival grand fundraising concert - featuring Flossie Malavialle. Flossie brings her compelling mixture of folk, jazz, country and French chanson; so brush up your franglais with her blend of songs and anecdotes. Fyrish - Popular Yorkshire based Scottish folk duo plus local artists including Mick Jenkinson, Emma Jade and Paul Pearson. All proceeds towards the main event in May. Concerts Ceilidh Dance Displays Sessions & Singarounds. Ukranian Club, Beckett Road, Saturday February 18, 7.30pm, tickets £5, book in advance by calling Derek on (01302) 328756

Theatre

Dracula Spectacular - A bubblingly spooky musical extravaganza for kids, in which the immaculate Miss Nadia and her three pupils are swung into riotous Transylvanian happenings with the irrepressible Count and his gruesome followers! A sizzling score and a fresh, hilarious script can only mean one thing - ”Fangs ain’t what they used to be!” Book and lyrics by John Gardiner, Music by Andrew Parr. Doncaster Little Theatre, Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 February, 7pm, tickets £7, tel (01302) 340422, Doncaster Little Theatre

Sport

It is derby day on Saturday at Castle Park as the Knights welcome fierce local rivals Rotherham Titans. Both sides may have already secured their place in the promotion play offs but neither will take it easy with bragging rights on the line. The Knights are out to avenge a defeat in the reverse fixture and gain the march on a side they may yet meet in the play offs. A bumper crowd is expected at Castle Park for the game, which will also be live on Sky Sports.

Tickets are priced at a reduced rate of £10 for the main stand, £5 for the terrace and £1 for under 16s. Supporters are advised to buy their tickets early as large queues are expected on the day of the game. Kick off is at the earlier time of 12.05pm.