Pick of things to do

Shakespeare's Macbeth opens Sheffield Theatres' autumn season in the Crucible.
Shakespeare's Macbeth opens Sheffield Theatres' autumn season in the Crucible.

Thursday

abra-cadabra: Enter into a world of magic and fantasy at Sheffield’s Weston Park Museum. A family-friendly display of Never Never Land, Narnia and Middle Earth. It runs until January next year and is well worth a visit.

Roll up Roll up: the big top is calling at Doncaster until Sunday. It’s the Big Kids Circus and it’s running from 3pm to 7pm, and 1pm to 3.30pm on Sunday at Sandall Beat Playing Field, off Sandy Lane.

Friday

Heavy metal: A FORMER guitarist of German band The Scorpions is coming to a Doncaster venue. Uli Jon Roth will be playing from 8pm at The Leopard. Tickets £15.

tribute: band Louis Louis Louis celebrate the music of the three great Louis. In tribute to Armstrong, Prima and Jordan, this brand new, high-energy tribute act, formed in the summer of 2011, have already built up a reputation for filling the dance floor and they’re playing Doncaster’s Cask Corner in Cleveland Street. Call 01302 366277. Free entry.

Festival: A JAZZ, blues and Swing festival called Summer Breeze is taking over a Sheffield pub this weekend. It will take place at The University Arms until Sunday. There will be a range of music on offer as well a barbecue. From 9pm. Tickets £3.

Motown gig: The Angelettes are a sensational Motown tribute show who will be playing Doncaster bar and club, Jacques. Free entry at the Lazarus Court venue. They’ll be playing from 7.30pm.

Saturday

Walking on air: an inflatable Stonehenge is coming to a Doncaster park as part of the London 2012 cultural Olympiad. The bouncy castle artwork by award-winning artist Jeremy Deller will be at Bentley Park for one-day only from 10am to 5pm.

Rambling time: get out and about in the countryside by joining one of the walks on the Get Doncaster Walking programme. The two-mile Rossington Roam starts at 10.30am from the Brodsworth Way Pavilion.

Tribute night: An acclaimed Foo Fighters tribute band are performing at a Doncaster pub and venue. The Four Fighters are playing at the Leopard, West Street venue at 8pm. Call 01302 321317.

Church festival: stalls of arts and crafts will be on offer on Saturday and Sunday at Barnby Dun Church. Head to church, situated in The Grove, for an art and craft festival from 10am to 4pm. Refreshments available.

Late night opening: A BARBECUE and late night opening will be taking place at a Doncaster nature reserve. Potteric Carr will host a nature walk and refreshments from 5pm to 8pm.

Back on the ice: ice hockey stars Sheffield Steelers play their first match of the season on Saturday. Tickets £15.

Baring all: another set of ladies in the South Yorkshire region are stripping off in the name of a Calendar Girls production. LS Theatre productions are bringing the story live on stage. Based upon the film of the same name, the classic story is coming to Barnsley’s Academy Theatre until September 15. Tickets from £10.

Charity gig: SUPPORT injured servicemen and their families with a gig at Skellow Grange Working Men’s Club. Local band Bad Romance will be supported by Here’s Jonny and Kick The Habit. All proceeds will be donated to charity Help For Heroes. There will also be a raffle.

Sunday

Family friendly: children’s favourite Peter Rabbit will be one of the characters in the Tales of Beatrix Potter event in a spectacular outdoor setting. Hodsock Priory, near Blyth, will host two of the much-loved kids’ stories. From 3pm. Call 01909 591204 for further details.

Afternoon concert: grab a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of local bands. Musicians will be entertaining outdoors at Brodsworth Hall from 3pm.

Scooter jam: admire the thrills and spills of BMX riders and skaters at a Sprotborough skatepark. As well as the sporting escapades on show, there will also be live music and refreshments on offer at Area 51 from 10am until 7.30pm. Visit www.area51doncaster.com for more details.

OLYMPIC INSPIRATION: cheer on entrants to the Doncaster Triathlon. The gruelling race sets off from Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre from 8am.

Monday

Star-studded ambitions: A DONCASTER theatre is holding an enrolment night to encourage new members to come forward. Whether performing on stage or backstage appeals, there’s an opportunity to talk to the volunteers that run Doncaster Little Theatre about taking part in their next productions. Anyone can call 01302 340422 or email membership@doncasterlittletheatre.co.uk to register their interest. The enrolment night gets under way at 7pm.

Tuesday

Baring all: theatre goers will be spoilt for performances of Calendar Girls in the region. Following on from the September 1 premiere.

Wednesday

Scottish play: It’s the public dress rehearsal of Sheffield Theatres production of Macbeth. It’s tipped to be one of the highlights of the theatre season - and the public dress rehearsal on Wednesday is just one pound. For £1 tickets, queue up at the box office from midday. Directed by Daniel Evans, this in-the-round production at The Crucible promises to be a fascinating insight into the minds of two of Shakespeare’s most notorious villains. Tickets from tomorrow until October 6 are priced from £18. Call 0114 2496000 for details or visit Sheffield Theatres