Pick of the Weekend

Omid Djalili
Omid Djalili

Theatre and Arts

Sweet Home Chicago brings you the best material from the original Blues Brothers movies, plus other classic blues, funk and soul tunes in a unique style that captures the sound, energy and persona that propelled the original Blues Brothers into the phenomenon that still thrills audiences worldwide today.

Everybody get your Trilby hats and Ray Ban Wayfarers ready to sing your heart and shake your tail feathers with this tribute to the kings of cool. Doncaster Civic Theatre, Friday, February 10, 7.30pm, tickets £16, tel. (01302) 342349, www.doncastercivic.co.uk


Abba the Show - A welcome return of this award-winning production of all that was best from one of the world’s most popular hit recording groups. All the hits and more are included in this stunning two hour presentation that takes you back to the days when flares were all the rage and glitter was great. So come along and say Thank You For The Music, and become a Dancing Queen all over again, you won’t regret it. Doncaster Civic Theatre, Saturday, February 11, 7.30pm, tickets £16.50, Concessions £15.50, tel. (01302) 342349, www.doncastercivic.co.uk

Indie Rock night - This is probably one of the only bars along with The Priory which offers something a little different other than the typical ‘chart and tart’. It plays mainly indie and alternative music and also on some days gets bands in to play. There’s a great friendly atmosphere and not stuck up like some cool retro themed places are. Vintage Rock Bar, Saturday, February 11, 8.30pm, admission £2,


Multi Award winning stand-up television and movie star, Omid Djalili (pictured) is back on tour with his brand new comedy show. A firm favourite at the Edinburgh Festival with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include Time Out Award - for Best Stand Up, the EMMA Award and was South Bank Award nominee. Omid was the winner of the Best Actor Award for his lead performance in The Infidel at the Turin Film Festival. Omid was short listed for “Peter Sellers Award” at the ‘London Evening Standard British Film Awards’. “Right now, the Iranian Djalili is probably one of the most subversive, let alone funniest, comedians around.” This show will be part of the Doncaster Comedy Festival. Doncaster Dome (main arena), Saturday, February 11, 7.30pm, tickets £19, tel. (01302) 370777 www.the-dome.co.uk.

“The Master of unexpected punchline” Dave Gorman is heading to Doncaster Dome. Over the past decade or so, Dave has become a household name thanks to his many random comedy projects and challenges, such as his Googlewhack adventure and ‘I’m Dave Gorman’ show. Many of Dave’s projects display his affection for the wonders of the internet and the ability to connect with people across the globe at the click of a button. And this live show is no exception. Dave Gorman is a very funny man; picking up on topics such as ‘What food makes your wee smell’ and expounding them further than you’d ever think possible. Yes, really. This show is part of the Doncaster Comedy Festival. Doncaster Dome (main arena), Sunday, February 12, tickets, £20, tel (01302) 370777 www.the-dome.co.uk


STEP into spring and take a stroll around a church’s annual snowdrop festival. St Mary’s Church in Kirk Bramwith is holding the event between 10am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, February 11, 12 As well as flowers on display there will be a variety of stalls and refreshments on offer. Proceeds will go to church funds.