Baccapipes Folk Club 01535 605310 Singer-guitarist Paul Downes (tomorrow 8.30pm); Longhill Ramblers (October 11) Exchange Arts Centre, Russell Street, Keighley 01535 661591 Battle of the Bands heats (tomorrow and October 11); Evil Scarecrow (October 26) Great Northern, Halifax Road, Keighley 01535 656570 Urban Bluesmen with rootsy folk/blues band Palooka (tomorrow) Cougar Park Hall of Fame 01535 600310 Keighley Blues Club hosts blues legend John Verity (October 11) Snooty Fox, Oakworth 642689 Kerfuffle (October 4); Howlin’ Johnny and the 59 Sound (October 12) Parkside Social Club, Haworth Groovy Happening with 1950s theme (Saturday, 7.30pm). Admission £3 Central Hall, Alice Street, Keighley 01535 612500 Blues and rock performer Allan Parkinson (Saturday) Cricketers Arms, Coney Lane, Keighley 01535 669912 Singer Rebecca Roberts (Sunday); covers singer Paul Greenwood (October 11); covers band Private Dick (12) Bingley Arts Centre 01274 567983 The South (October 10) Pennington’s Octagon Live 01274 562252 The Drifters lead singer Roy G Hemmings (October 11); Just Whitney (October 25)


Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth 01535 642323 Capturing the Brontes exhibition by surrealist photographer Charlotte Cory (tomorrow to December 31) Old School Rooms, Haworth Making and Doing Festival with local artists workshops (Saturday/Sunday) Pennington’s Octagon Live 01274 562252 Comedian Johnnie Casson (Sunday, 2-5pm) Cullingworth Village Hall CADS presents songs show Name That Tune (October 10-12, 7.30pm). Tickets from Gift Tag in Main Street Oxenhope Community Centre 01535 646158 or 647434 Oxnop Singers present Our Kind Of Music (October 13, 7.15pm) Long Lee Methodist Church 01535 653110 Airedale Male Voice Choir (October 19)

Out of town

Netherfield Independent Methodist Church, Nelson 01274 598221 Steeton Male Voice Choir (Saturday) Bingley Arts Centre 01274 567983 Bingley Gilbert and Sullivan Society in Diamond Extravaganza (Saturday); comedy sketch show The Land of Nod (19); Bingley Little Theatre in thriller Cat’s Cradle (October 21-26) Alhambra Theatre, Bradford 01274 432000 Stage 84 in High School Musical (tonight to Saturday); high-energy musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Monday to October 12); Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (October 15/16); comedian Bill Bailey (October 18/19) St George’s Hall, Bradford 01274 432000 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live (October 10); Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio (October 12) Alhambra Studio, Bradford 01274 432000 Comedians Daniel Sloss (October 19), Peacock & Gamble (October 23) and Paul Foot (November 22) King’s Hall, Ilkley 01274 432000 Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West (tonight); singer Joe Longthorne (October 24); comedian Alex Horne (November 8) Victoria Theatre, Halifax 01422 351158 Dick & Liddy’s Comedy Club (October 25 and November 29); tribute show An Evening of Dirty Dancing (Saturday); tribute Bon Jovi Experience (October 11); folk artist Seth Lakeman (October 13); adult comedy from Billy Pearce (October 17); Pink Floyd tribute Off the Wall (October 18); Sensational 60s Experience (October 19) Grand Theatre, Leeds 0844 848 2700 Opera North season with Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Death In Venice (until October 26) Leeds City Varieties 0113 243 0808 Singer Laurie Briggs (Sunday); comedian Alexei Sayle (Sunday); Good Old Days music hall (tomorrow to October 26) West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 0113 213 7700 Musical thriller Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Street Street (tonight to October 26); Leeds-set drama My Generation by Chumbawamba member Alice Nutter (Saturday to October 26) Carriageworks, Leeds 0113 224 3801 Comedy Girls’ Night (Wednesday to October 12); John Godber comedy Lucky Sods (October 16-19) Leeds Town Hall 0113 224 3801 International Concert Season with Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio (Saturday); Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (October 19) Burnley Mechanics 01282 664400 Comedian Henning Wehn (tonight); Supersonic 70s Show (tomorrow); Irish folk artist Luka Bloom (Saturday); children’s play The Stick Man (Wednesday); An Evening of Sinatra with Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK (October 12); clairvoyant Derek Acorah (October 15); comedian Hal Cruttenden (October 18) Skipton Town Hall 01756 799912 Skipton Music hosts Coull String quartet (October 22); Plane Dukes Rahman Trio (November 19); Royal Northern College of Music Chamber Choir (December 10)


Harewood House, Leeds 0113 218 1000 Building a sculptural paper forest as part of The Big Draw, potato and leave printing, seasonal food demonstrations, storytelling and interactive literature trail (October half-term)