What’s on this weekend

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Quiet nights in, begone! Find something fabulous to do instead with our indispensible what’s on guide.

FRIDAY

MUSIC

Huddersfield Town Hall

The Charity Dreamgirls, featuring the Risk and Melanie Masson of X Factor and the Voice’s Jaz Ellington. Tickets £10-£15 from 01484 223200 or http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/townhalls. Visit www.charitydreamgirls.co.uk.

PUBS AND CLUBS

Alma Inn, Thornhill

Poker league, from 7.30pm.

The Taproom, Batley

Rum Doodle, 8.30pm. Free entry.

Millbridge WMC

Auction in aid of club funds

Eastborough WMC, Battye Street, Dewsbury

Neil Baker (male vocalist)

Warehouse 23, Wakefield

Queen tribute band Mercury with support from Jade Helliwell

Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

Lunar C

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

The Fall

Cockpit, Leeds

The Barmines

The Courtesans

Fenton, Leeds

Oscillantern

Fox and Newt, Leeds

Bearfoot Beware

HEART, Leeds

Love Society

Heckmondwike Sports Club

12:27

Holy Trinity Church, Leeds

Purple Emperors

LMUSU, Leeds

Don Broco

Mine, Leeds

Born Thief

New Roscoe, Leeds

Styckleback

Seven, Leeds

Michael Chapman

Stylus, Leeds

Dub Pistols

The Hop, Wakefield

Nine Black Alps

The Library, Leeds

Nervous Twitch

Wakefield Sports Club

Matt Robinson Quintet

Warehouse 23, Wakefield

Mercury

Wharf Chambers, Leeds

Breadchasers

STAGE

Batley Town Hall

The Magic Of Musicals, songs from musicals old and new. Tickets £10-£12 from 07792 634360.

Dewsbury Artspace, Lower Peel Street

Dewsbury Arts Group presents Red Riding Hood and Robin, a family play based on the fairytale, 7.15pm. Ring 01924 465647 for tickets.

THEATRES

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

What The Ladybird Heard

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield 01484 430528

Sound Women

Aladdin

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Grand Theatre

Leeds 0844 848 2705

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EXHIBITIONS

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley

Open Exhibition

The Lounge and Gallery at Matthew’s Coffee House, Market Street, Cleckheaton

Yorkshire Mixtures

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk

The Imagining of Things by Brass Art with Alistair MacDonald

Creative Arts Hub, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield

Surveying the Landscape. An exhibition of rural and urban landscapes by six artists.

Leeds City Museum)

Through the Magic Mirror – The World of Anthony Browne

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

In Focus: Albert Wainwright

Dana Schutz)

Matthew Darbyshire and the WA Ismay Collection

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road

Dewsbury Photographic Group. Free exhibition.

SATURDAY

COMMUNITY

Cleckheaton Methodist Church

Christmas fair by Cleckheaton support group for Kirkwood Hospice, 10am-3pm. Admission 50p, refreshments all day.

Batley Salvation Army, Bradford Road, Batley

Christmas fair, variety of stall and Santa’s grotto, 10am-noon.

Dewsbury Market

Christmas programme: free Cinderella pantomime, performances at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm. Bread and Butter Theatre perform wacky Christmas walkabout, 10.30am and 3.30pm. Music from the Moot.

Gomersal Methodist Church

Christmas fair, cake stall, Christmas decorations, tombola, refreshments, 11am-3pm. Entry £1 including tea or coffee.

MUSIC

Leeds Arena

www.firstdirectarena.com

Classical Spectacular

PUBS AND CLUBS

Old Bank WMC

Cameo (male/female vocal duo)

The Taproom, Batley

Eternal Teenage Syndrome, 8.30pm. Acoustic Circus in the Bierkeller from 2pm. Free entry.

Comrades Club, Regent Street, Heckmondwike

Vocal entertainer Jonny Dee, 8.30pm.

Central Club, Batley

Vocal entertainer Ashley King, 7pm.

Millbridge WMC

Male female duo Skyline

Eastborough WMC, Battye Street, Dewsbury

Dani (male vocalist)

Victoria Function Rooms, Stocks Lane, Batley

Tamla Motown night, 8pm-1am. Entry £3. With resident DJ Tony Patchett.

STAGE

Batley Town Hall

The Magic Of Musicals, songs from musicals old and new. Tickets £10-£12 from 07792 634360.

Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury

Night and Day tribute show – a nostalgic show filled with classic songs, 2.30pm. Tickets £11-£14 from 01924 324501.

Dewsbury Artspace, Lower Peel Street

Dewsbury Arts Group presents Red Riding Hood and Robin, a family play based on the fairytale, 2.15pm and 7.15pm. Ring 01924 465647 for tickets.

THEATRES

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

A Passionate Woman

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

What The Ladybird Heard

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

Rod Clements

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

01422 351158

Roger Davies plus special guests

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield 01484 430528

Mark Thomas: 100 Acts of Minor Dissent

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

Jack and the Beanstalk, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

Grand Theatre

Leeds 0844 848 2705

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WALKS

Living Out In Flockton

With North Kirklees Ramblers. Meet at 10.30am at Flatt Top Inn, WF12 0HD, for an 8 mile moderate walk led by Eddie and Andrea. Ring 01924 470091.

Oakwell Hall

With Dewsbury and District Ramblers. Meet at Wellington Road car park, 9.30am. Walk leader is David Banks.

Exhibitions

The Gallery at Revive

Birds, Bulbs and Bonces

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley

Open Exhibition

The Lounge and Gallery at Matthew’s Coffee House, Market Street, Cleckheaton

Yorkshire Mixtures

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk

The Imagining of Things by Brass Art with Alistair MacDonald

Creative Arts Hub, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield

Surveying the Landscape. An exhibition of rural and urban landscapes by six artists.

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road

Dewsbury Photographic Group. Free exhibition.

SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

Oakwell Hall, Nutter Lane, Birstall

Christmas craft fair, 11am-4pm, with crafts and goods for sale.

Ings Grove House, Doctor Lane, Mirfield

Christmas fair, 2pm-5pm, opened by Mayor of Mirfield, entertainment by Sutton School of Perfoming Arts, Santa, stalls, tombola, craft stall, refreshments, hot turkey sandwiches. Free entry.

Bagshaw Museum, Batley

Make an advent calendar, noon-1pm and 2pm-3.30pm. Sessions £1 for children aged five-14. No booking required.

St John’s Church, Carlinghow, Batley

Christmas concert with carols sung by the Featherstone Male Voice Choir, 7.30pm. Admission £6.50 including supper.

MUSIC

Batley Central Methodist Church, Market Place, Batley

Handel’s Messiah, 2.15pm, performed by professional principals and 60 voice chorus. Admission £7, choir £4, on the door. Enquiries 01924 404737.

PUBS AND CLUBS

Batley Working Men’s Club

Bingo 2pm-5pm and 1950s and 1960s night, 8pm.

The Taproom, Batley

Acoustic Daze, 2pm. Free entry.

Central Club, Batley

Afternoon jazz with Reg Hargreaves trio and guest singer, 1pm-3.30pm, free.

Common Road Working Mens Club, Batley

Cabaret show, bingo, beard shave, vocalist Kelly Atchieson in aid of Kirkwood Hospice.

THEATRES

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

The Houghton Weavers, Halifax Choral Society present Handel’s Messiah

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield 01484 430528

Stagecoach Showcase

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

Jack and the Beanstalk, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto .