Pick of the Weekend

A roulette wheel at a casino.
A roulette wheel at a casino.

Thursday: Local school children will be amongst young people going to the cinema free of charge during National Schools Film Week, October 13-21. Teachers can book their free tickets on-line at www.nationalschoolsfilmweek.org

Friday: Try your luck with an assortment of fun and games at a fantastic James Bond themed Casino and boogie the night away in the gleam of the disco. Winner receives a bottle of champagne. Mansion House, tickets £24 per person, buffet and poker chips included in price, drinks are available to purchase. To book call (01302) 737656.

Friday: Dan Antopolski shared a Perrier Award nomination with Lee Mack and Catherine Tate for sketch show Lee Mack’s New Bits. He played Jeffers in two series of BBC Two’s Hyperdrive and Jesus in Hollywood blockbuster The Da Vinci Code. Dan’s 2009 show Silent but Deadly received numerous rave reviews and won Funniest Joke of the Fringe with his incredible joke ‘Hedgehogs. Why can’t they just share the hedge?’ In the Spring of 2010 Dan embarked on his first national tour with Silent but Deadly followed in 2011 by a 50 date tour with Turn Of The Century. Doncaster Dome, 6.30pm, Tickets £12. Tel. (01302) 370777

Saturday: Little Theatre Comedy Club - Line-up to be confirmed - please note that this is the last one until 2012.

Little Theatre, King Street, Saturday October 15, doors and bar open 7.30 for 8.30pm. Tickets £8 in advance and £10 on the door.

Saturday: Appearing for one night only in the Parklands Ballroom, Yorkshire’s own Billy Pearce. Tickets £10, doors open 7pm show starts 8pm. Tel. (01302) 379881\344825.


Friday: The Gents will play a special show, arranged as an album launch show at the Parklands Social Club (former DuPont ICI Club) in Doncaster. The CD album will also be available at the gig, three days before official release.

Tickets, £5 (advance) £6 (door) Tel. Simon 07890 192401 or visit the www.the gents.org.uk

Friday: Gotta Dance 2011 with the Hazelbiz Performers Academy takes place at Doncaster Civic Theatre, 7pm, Tickets: £7, Concessions £6.

Friday: Lunch Time Dancing 50/50 social dancing to live music played by resident organist at the Parklands Ballroom, Wheatley Hall Road, refreshments available. 11.30am to 3pm, admission £2.50 All proceeds to charity. Tel. (01302) 884707.


Friday: Doncaster Rovers will be brimming with confidence as they head into one of their biggest games of the season against Yorkshire rivals Leeds United.

With seven points from a possible nine under new boss Dean Saunders, Rovers have climbed from the foot of the table and all the talk is of a push at the other end of the Championship.

Leeds are set to bring around 4,000 fans to the Keepmoat on Friday night so the atmosphere will be electric in the ground and around town.

And with Rovers hoping to bring in big name signings ahead of the game, the action on the pitch should be as fiercely competitive as ever.

Keepmoat Stadium, Kicks off at 7.45pm. Tickets are £27 adults, £20 senior, disabled and 17-20, £15 12-16 and £10 under 11s


Friday: Enjoy a live cooking demonstration at Doncaster Market Place as part of National Curry Week. The catering students at Doncaster College will be doing a series of live cooking demonstrations with all food stuffs bought from the market and cooked fresh for shoppers of all ages to sample. The event takes place in Doncaster Market from 10am to 2.30pm.