Pick of the weekend

The Kamen
The Kamen

Music

TODAY: A TRIBUTE to legendary American rock band The Eagles is playing at Rotherham’s Civic Theatre. In their 15th anniversary tour, Talon are putting a brand new show featuring all the classic tracks from their major back catalogue. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £18. Call 01709 823621.

TOMORROW: SoUTH YORKSHIRE BAND The Kamen are in the running for a performance at London’s O2 arena as part of the Live and Unsigned Competition. As a thank you for all the support they have received, they are putting on a gig at The George and Dragon in Mexborough. Visit www.thekamen.co.uk for more information.

SATURDAY: WHILE away a Saturday afternoon with jazz at the Horse and Groom. Music from the Terry Allonby Trio will be performed from midday to 3pm at the East Laith Gate pub. Free entry.

SUNDAY: THEY’VE entertained crowds from the Royal Albert Hall to small village halls - and now they’re calling at Doncaster Civic Theatre. The highly-acclaimed Blazin’ Fiddles take audiences by storm wherever they go. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £16. Call 01302 342349.

WEDNESDAY: A BREATHTAKING trio of musicians are taking part in a collaboration in Music In The Round. Violinist Jacqueline Shave, jazz guitarist John Parricelli and tabla player Kuljit Bhamra will be performing ‘a fusion of styles and sounds’ at Doncaster Civic Theatre. Tickets £14. Call 01302 342349 for details.

Sports

saturday: GET ready for another evening of flat racing at Town Moor. Straight after the last race, the Budo Big Band will entertain racegoers with a mixture of big-band-swing and Rat Pack classics. Gates open 4pm. Tickets from £11. Visit www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk/home for details.

Comedy

SATURDAY: COMEDIAN Seann Walsh is back on the road with his Ying and Young tour. With accolades including Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2010 and Chortle Best Compere Nominee 2011, Seann is taking his show to the Barnsley Civic Theatre. Starts at 8pm. Tickets £12.

Special events

SATURDAY UNTIL MONDAY: DON’T miss another of the popular open days at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft. The Six-Wheeler Weekend will feature three-axle trolleybuses. Call 01724 711391 or visit www.sandtoft.org for details.

SATURDAY: GET in touch with your spiritual side with a visit to the Doncaster Air Museum. The ghost-hunting evening, organised by paranormal experts, is expected to investigate various reported sightings. Starts at 8pm. Tickets £25. Visit www.seekingspiritsevents.co.uk.

SATURDAY UNTIL MONDAY: CAUTIONARY tales of medieval madness are on offer at Conisbrough Castle this weekend. Renowned executioner Gilbert Savage is returning to regale some grim stories of crimes that led citizens to the gallows. Tickets £4.60 for adults. Call 01709 863329 or visit www.english-heritage.org.uk.

SATURDAY UNTIL MONDAY: BRODSWORTH HALL is turning back time to June 1912 when staff and family were making arrangements for the Royal Visit over the May Day Bank Holiday. Visitors wil be able to see exactly what kind of preparations would have been made to welcome King George V and Queen Mary. Tickets £9.30. Call 01302 722598 or visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/brodsworth

Educational

SATURDAY UNTIL Monday: GET in touch with your geeky side with the live show of the BBC’s Bang Goes The Theory Live. Join the presenters at Sheffield City Hall for an insight into the fun-side of science. Impress your friends with your new-found knowledge both from a free interactive area open from 11.30am, and from several ticketed shows, which need booking in advance. Visit www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours for more information.

TOMORROW: INJECT a touch of italiano spirit into your Friday night with the monthly meeting of Voglia d’Italia. Keith Cooper, of the Fitzwilliam Wine Club, will be taking about wine through the ages with samples for tasting. Starts 7.45pm. £3 non-members at the Tickhill Pavilion. Call 01909 481136 for more information.

Craft

WEDNESDAY: SHARE in an evening of knitting and stitching from 6.30pm to 8pm. Like-minded business women have come together to knit, crochet and sew at Knit and Stitch. £5 per person. Join Call 01302 366022 or visit www.knitandstitchonline.com.