What’s on this weekend

Friday

COMMUNITY/FAMILY

Above the Parapet: Complete Short Story Readings from poet and author Alison Lock at Mirfield Library, 1.30pm-2.30pm. Tel 01924 326470 to book. Free.

DRAMA AND STAGE

Dewsbury Arts Group presents A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller. Studio Theatre, Dewsbury Artspace, Lower Peel Street, off Bradford Road, Dewsbury, 7.30pm. Phone 01924 465647 for tickets.

Annie, by Heckmondwike Players. Cleckheaton Town Hall, 7.15pm. Tickets £8-£12 from the town hall or Riders Electricals, Heckmondwike.

EXHIBITIONS

Dewsbury Arts Group Spring Exhibition 2013. Batley Art Gallery, Batley Library, Market Place, Batley, 9.30am-5pm.

The Best of ….Scholes Art Group exhibition, Matthew’s Coffee House, Lounge and Gallery, Market Street, Cleckheaton.

Asma Gora exhibition of paintings. Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley. Free.

An Explosion of Textiles. Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley. Free.

Malcolm Jones - Making A Mark In Thornhill But Also Elsewhere, exhibition of paintings. Dewsbury Museum, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2SG.

PUBS AND CLUBS

Heath Cottage Hotel, Dewsbury - male strippers, drag artist and disco, tickets £12 from 01924 465399 or 01924 504472.

Eastborough WMC - male vocalist Daniel Scott.

Comrades Club, Regent Street, Heckmondwike - Crown of Lights band night. Three bands. Doors 8pm. Free.

Millbridge WMC - vocal entertainer K-Dee.

The Taproom, Batley - The Mavis Seed,

Roberttown WMC - Singer Ryan Williams.

TALKS

Thornhill Parish Church: An Evening With Alfred Wainwright, presented by Wainwright Society founder John Burland, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door or from 01924 507782.

THEATRES

Studio Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Justin Time, with comedian Justin Moorhouse

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield 01484 430528

Amour film

Hedda Gabler by Huddersfield Thespians

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

Halifax Philharmonic Club Rhodes Piano Trio

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Hairspray

Grand Theatre and Howard Assembly Room

Leeds 0844 848 2705

The Mousetrap

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds 0113 213 7700

Doctor Faustus

Benjamin Zephania and Lemn Sissay in Refugee Boy

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

01422 351158

Hormonal Housewives

SATURDAY MARCH 16

COMMUNITY/FAMILY

A Day Out with Thomas, Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield. Tickets £11-42, 10am-4pm.

Spirit theatre show, from 7.30pm, Longcauseway, Dewsbury. Free.

DRAMA AND STAGE

Dewsbury Arts Group presents A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller. Studio Theatre, Dewsbury Artspace, Lower Peel Street, off Bradford Road, Dewsbury, 7.30pm. Phone 01924 465647 for tickets.

Annie, by Heckmondwike Players. Cleckheaton Town Hall, 7.15pm. Tickets £8-£12 from the town hall or Riders Electricals, Heckmondwike.

EXHIBITIONS

Dewsbury Arts Group Spring Exhibition 2013. Batley Art Gallery, Batley Library, Market Place, Batley, 9am-4pm.

The Best of ….Scholes Art Group exhibition, Matthew’s Coffee House, Lounge and Gallery, Market Street, Cleckheaton.

Asma Gora exhibition of paintings. Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley. Free.

An Explosion of Textiles. Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley. Free.

Malcolm Jones - Making A Mark In Thornhill But Also Elsewhere, exhibition of paintings. Dewsbury Museum, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2SG.

Mary Taylor: Strong Minded Woman and Friend of Charlotte Bronte, Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal.

MUSIC

PUBS AND CLUBS

Eastborough WMC - vocal instrumental duo Connections.

Central Club, Batley - modern vocal entertainer Leanne Green, 7pm.

Old Bank WMC, Mirfield - Wildthing female vocal entertainer

Comrades Club, Heckmondwike - Monty Scott tribute to the 70s, 8.30pm.

Millbridge WMC - vocal entertainer Johnny Martell.

Batley Irish Democratic League Club (Nash) - boy/girl duo Devious 8.15pm.

TALKS

The Secrets of the Older Regency Woman, 2pm. Part of International Women’s Day. Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal. tickets £6.50-£7.50.

THEATRES

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield 01484 430528

Ugly Duckling by Northern Ballet

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

Roger Davies: The Yorkshire Songwriter

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Hairspray

Grand Theatre and Howard Assembly Room

Leeds 0844 848 2705

The Mousetrap

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield 01484 430528

Hedda Gabler by Huddersfield Thespians

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds 0113 213 7700

Doctor Faustus

Benjamin Zephania and Lemn Sissay in Refugee Boy

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

01422 351158

The Circus of Horrors - The Curse of the Devil Doll

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

Irish House Party

WALKS

Upper Dearne Woodlands 9 mile circular walk with Huddersfield CHA Walking and Social Club. Meet at Kirklees College car park at 9.15am. Phone Wendy Hockney on 01484 316208.

Wander to Woolley, 11 mile medium-hard walk with Kirklees Countryside Volunteers. Meet at the Woodman Inn, Wakefield Road, Clayton, at 10am. Phone Susan on 07979 292781.

SUNDAY MARCH 17

COMMUNITY/FAMILY

A Day Out with Thomas, Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield. Tickets £11-42, 10am-4pm.

DRAMA AND STAGE

Annie, by Heckmondwike Players. Cleckheaton Town Hall, 2.15pm. Tickets £8-£12 from the town hall or Riders Electricals, Heckmondwike.

EXHIBITIONS

Malcolm Jones - Making A Mark In Thornhill But Also Elsewhere, exhibition of paintings. Dewsbury Museum, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2SG.

Mary Taylor: Strong Minded Woman and Friend of Charlotte Bronte, Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal.

PUBS AND CLUBS

Central Club, Batley - Sunday lunch jazz with Reg Hargreaves trio and singer, 12.30pm-3.30pm.

Batley Irish Democratic League Club (Nash) - St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Traditional Irish band Shovells 1.30pm-4.30pm; Irish solo artist Tony Gordan 5pm-7pm; Irish rock band The Shmig 8pm-11pm.

Players Sports Bar, Commercial Street, Batley - karaoke from 6pm.

THEATRES

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

Orchestra of Square Chapel

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Hairspray

WALKS

Earlsheaton Tunnel, 6.5 mile moderate walk with North Kirklees Ramblers. Meet at Dewsbury Town Hall at 1pm. Phone Chris Horbury on 01924 470531.