What’s on this weekend

The Red Hot Dates at the firefighters' charity party.
The Red Hot Dates at the firefighters' charity party.

Get the party started thanks to our comprehensive guide to what’s on this weekend.

FRIDAY

Pubs and clubs

Alma Inn, Thornhill

Poker league, from 7.30pm.

Millbridge WMC

Bonnie 2009 X factor finalist

Comrades Club, Heckmondwike

Crown of Lights Christmas special acoustic night featuring Georgia Farrar from Halifax, Rebel Rabble from Leeds, Levon White from Cleethorpes and ‘Man In The Red Hat’ Chris Martin from Staincliffe. Doors 8pm, free.

Eastborough WMC, Battye Street, Dewsbury

Kirsten Young, female vocalist.

Beat Bar, Leeds

Peja

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Kurt Vile and the Violators

Chemic Tavern, Leeds

Alun Parry

Cockpit, Leeds

Allusondrugs

Eiger Studios, Leeds

Sloth Hammer

Full Circle, Leeds

Chainska Brassika

Mr Smith’s, Ossett:

David John

New Roscoe, Leeds

Vincent and the Invaders

Seven, Leeds

Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip

Snooty Fox, Wakefield:

Alice Moving Under Skies

The Library, Leeds

Down Radio

The Wardrobe, Leeds

The Gonzo’s

Wakefield Sports Club, Leeds

Alan Barnes’s Santas Sextet

Music

Huddersfield Town Hall

Huddersfield Choral Society Christmas concert with compere and organist Simon Lindley and the Black Dyke Band.

Leeds Town Hall

A Choral Christmas. A seasonal performance of Britten’s dramatic Cantata St Nicolas featuring the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, alongside their Children’s and Community Choruses.

Stage

Cleckheaton town hall

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

Theatres

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

The Twist: Christmas Show

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

The York Waits

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield 01484 430528

Have You Seen Evangeline?

Comedy Cellar: Smug Roberts and Peter Antoniou

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Sleeping Beauty

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

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

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds 0113 213 7700

The Jungle Book

Wakefield Theatre Royal

Wakefield 01924 211 311

Jack and the Beanstalk

Exhibitions

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley

Open Exhibition 2013

The Lounge and Gallery at 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

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

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.

SATURDAY

Community

Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal

Traditional Christmas, noon-4pm. Normal admission charges apply.

Mirfield Salvation Army, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield

Christmas mini-market with cards, gifts, decorations and electrical goods, 10am-1pm. Refreshments available.

Christmas Concert by the Hebden Bridge Brass Band in aid of the Salvation Army’s Big Collection, 7pm. Tickets £7, children under 12 free. Ring 01924 497645.

Pubs and clubs

Old Bank WMC

Rob Russell (keyboard vocalist)

Frontier Club, Bradford Road, Batley

West Yorkshire Firefighters Charity party, with Simon Young, female singers, Britain’s Got Talent finalist comedian CJ harper and party band Infinity. Special appearance from the West Yorkshire Firefighters 2014 calendar boys Red Hot Dates. Tickets £12-£15 from 01924 442122. All proceeds to Firefighters Charity and other local charities. Visit www.flamingcharity.co.uk. Pre-show three course meal at Zucchini’s £15 per head.

Millbridge WMC

Donna Elson personality comedy vocal

Comrades Club, Heckmondwike

X Factor finalist Terry Winstanley, 8.30pm.

Central Club, Batley

Mike Everly - personality vocalist, doors 7pm.

Eastborough WMC, Battye Street, Dewsbury

Duplicate, boy/girl vocal harmony.

Music

Mirfield Salvation Army, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield

Christmas Concert by the Hebden Bridge Brass Band in aid of The Salvation Army’s Big Collection, 7pm. Tickets £7, children under 12, free. Phone 01924 497645.

Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield

Christmas with Honley Male Voice Choir, featuring Cory Band and David Hoyle from BBC Yorkshire Brass, 7.15pm. Tickets £5-£16 from 01484 223200.

The Moorland Social Club, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton

Christmas concert, 7.30pm, tickets £4-£6 or £3-£11 including buffet.

Stage

Cleckheaton town hall

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

Walks

Two Great Houses

With North Kirklees Ramblers.

Meet at 10.30am at Oakwell Hall bottom car park off Bradford Road, BD19 4LL, for an eight mile moderate walk led by Eddie and Andrea, ring 01924 470091.

Theatres

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Aladdin: Magical Pantomime Adventure

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

Russell Brand: Messiah Complex World Tour

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

The York Waits; Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

01422 351158

Dick Whittington

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Sleeping Beauty

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds 0113 213 7700

The Jungle Book

Wakefield Theatre Royal

Wakefield 01924 211 311

Jack and the Beanstalk

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

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.

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

SUNDAY

Community

Royds Park, New Street, Cleckheaton.

Spenborough Model Engineers’ Club Mince Pie Special, 1pm-4pm. Ride the model trains.

Red House Museum,, Gomersal

Traditional Christmas, noon-4pm. Normal admission charges apply.

Dewsbury Sports Centre

KGW Wrestling presents Wrestling Snowdown, noon. Tickets £5-£30 from the sports centre on 01924 325020.

Roberttown Community Centre, Church Road, Roberttown

Christmas antiques and craft fair, 10am-4pm. Entry 50p.

Pubs and clubs

Batley Working Men’s Club

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

Central Club, Batley

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

Eastborough WMC

Drag act TJ Michaels and support act Tony Lee. Tickets £3 from 07787 7343217.

Music

Huddersfield Town Hall

Christmas Festival, with festive music, 7.15pm. Tickets: 01484 534697.

Stage

Cleckheaton town hall

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

Theatres

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Aladdin: Magical Pantomime Adventure

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

01422 351158

Dick Whittington

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Sleeping Beauty

George’s Hall,

Bradford 01274 432000

Russell Brand

Wakefield Theatre Royal

Wakefield 01924 211 311

Christmas Brass

Exhibitions

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park

Dewsbury Photographic Group. Free.

Leeds City Museum

Through the Magic Mirror

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

In Focus: Albert Wainwright; Dana Schutz; Matthew Darbyshire and the WA Ismay Collection.