What’s on this weekend

JLS at Leeds Arena.
JLS at Leeds Arena.

’Tis the season to be jolly – so find something to do with our fabulous what’s on guide!

FRIDAY

Community

Batley Market

Music from The Moot, 10am-3pm.

Dewsbury Library

Babushka – a charming Christmas story from Russia performed by storyteller Gill Bond using puppets, props, songs and music, 10.30am-11.30am. Suitable for children aged three to seven. Adults £1 and children 50p. Book a place at the library, on 01484 223200, or via www.kirklees.gov.uk/townhalls.

New Picture House, Yorkshire House, South Street, Dewsbury

Die Hard, 7.30pm. Tickets from www.newpicturehouse.com.

Exhibitions

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley

Open Exhibition 2013

Matthew’s Coffee House, Market Street, Cleckheaton

New Horizons Art Group, 20th anniversary exhibition

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk

The Imagining of Things by Brass Art with Alistair MacDonald

Masterstrokes: Great Paintings From York Art Gallery

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

In Focus: Albert Wainwright

Dana Schutz

Matthew Darbyshire and the WA Ismay Collection

Pubs and clubs

Alma Inn, Thornhill

Poker league, from 7.30pm.

Eastborough WMC, Battye Street, Dewsbury

Male vocalist Lee Lambert.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Cast

Cockpit, Leeds

Carnabells

Courthouse, Otley

CJ Smith Band

First Direct Arena, Leeds

JLS

New Roscoe, Leeds

Rory Holl and the Men

Packhorse, Leeds

Jake And The Jellyfish

Snooty Fox, Wakefield

Fairway View

The Library, Leeds

Hayashi

The Taproom, Batley

Cheezy Rider

Wharf Chambers, Leeds

Bilge Pump

Music

Leeds Arena

www.firstdirectarena.com

JLS Goodbye

Huddersfield Town Hall

Lindley Band’s Christmas gala evening with star guest Clare Teal, compere Radio Leeds presenter David Hoyle, Lindley Junior School choir and the Audrey Spencer School of Dance, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 from 01484 223200 or www.kirklees.gov.uk/townhalls.

Stage

Cleckheaton town hall

Sleeping Beauty by Showstoppers Production. Tickets £7-£9 from 01924 412224.

Theatres

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

Kenn Dodd: Happiness Show

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

The Hunt For The Scroobious Pip

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

01422 351158

Dick Whittington

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Sleeping Beauty

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

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

Grand Theatre

Leeds 0844 848 2705

Northern Ballet’s Cinderella

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds 0113 213 7700

The Jungle Book

SATURDAY

Community

Heckmondwike Market

Music from Hugh Barwell, free face painting and balloon modelling, 10am-3pm.

Batley Library

Babushka – a charming Christmas story from Russia performed by storyteller Gill Bond using puppets, props, songs and music, 2pm-3pm. Suitable for children aged three to seven. Adults £1 and children 50p. Book a place at the library, on 01484 223200, or via www.kirklees.gov.uk/townhalls.

Dewsbury Library, Railway Street

Babushka – a charming Christmas story from Russia performed by storyteller Gill Bond using puppets, props, songs and music, 10.30am-11.30am. Suitable for children aged three to seven. Adults £1 and children 50p. Book a place at the library, on 01484 223200, or via www.kirklees.gov.uk/townhalls.

Exhibitions

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley

Open Exhibition 2013

Matthew’s Coffee House, Market Street, Cleckheaton

New Horizons Art Group, 20th anniversary exhibition

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk

The Imagining of Things by Brass Art with Alistair MacDonald

Masterstrokes: Great Paintings From York Art Gallery

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

In Focus: Albert Wainwright

Dana Schutz

Matthew Darbyshire and the WA Ismay Collection

Pubs and clubs

Old Bank WMC

Dave the Rave (entertaining male vocalist )

Millbridge WMC

Easy Action Vocal instrumental trio

Comrades Club, Heckmondwike

Walking Back to Happiness – 1950s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll tribute, 8.30pm.

Central Club, Batley

Natalie Wilson – female vocalist, doors open 7pm.

Eastborough WMC, Battye Street, Dewsbury

Untouched, male vocal duo.

Millbridge WMC

Easy Action, vocal Instrumental duo.

Cellar Bar Batley

Limited Edition Christmas party, rock, R’n’B and festive covers, 9pm.

Music

Trinity Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield

Mirfield Choral Society Christmas carol concert, 7.15pm. Tickets £5-£8 from Duncan Smith, 01924 495395.

Wakefield Cathedral, Westmorland Street, Wakefield

The Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir and QEGS Junior School present Carols for Everyone, 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£15, under 12s free, from 01924 364862.

Stage

Cleckheaton town hall

Sleeping Beauty by Showstoppers Productions. Tickets £7-£9 from 01924 412224.

Walks

Solstice Saunter

With North Kirklees Ramblers.

Meet at 10.30am outside Mirfield Railway Station car park, WF14 8NL, for a 4.5 mile moderate walk. Public transport. Led by David Austin, ring 07790 480058.

Theatres

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Aladdin: Magical Pantomime Adventure

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

Bradford Festival Choral Society Christmas Concert

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

The Hunt For The Scroobious Pip

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

01422 351158

Dick Whittington

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Sleeping Beauty

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

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

Grand Theatre

Leeds 0844 848 2705

Northern Ballet, Cinderella

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds 0113 213 7700

The Jungle Book

Wakefield Theatre Royal

Wakefield 01924 211 311

Jack and the Beanstalk

SUNDAY

Community

New Picture House, Yorkshire House, South Street, Dewsbury

Danish Film Season – Babette’s Feast, 7.30pm. Tickets from www.newpicturehouse.com.

Exhibitions

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

In Focus: Albert Wainwright

Dana Schutz

Matthew Darbyshire and the WA Ismay Collection

Pubs and clubs

Batley Working Men’s Club

Bingo 2pm-5pm and 1950s and 60s night, 8pm.

Central Club, Batley

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

Stage

Cleckheaton town hall

Sleeping Beauty by Showstoppers Production. Tickets £7-£9 from 01924 412224.

Theatres

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Aladdin: Magical Pantomime Adventure

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

The Hunt For The Scroobious Pip

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

01422 351158

Dick Whittington

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Sleeping Beauty

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

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

Grand Theatre

Leeds 0844 848 2705

Northern Ballet, Cinderella

Wakefield Theatre Royal

Wakefield 01924 211 311

Jack and the Beanstalk