Pick of the Weekend

The Skints are an incredible ska and reggae band and have been mashing it uptown, downtown and all around. Hailing from east London, England, these four youths are one of the most exciting bands around and have been tearing it up in the UK and Europe and are playing The Leopard, West Street Friday, August 3.
The Skints are an incredible ska and reggae band and have been mashing it uptown, downtown and all around. Hailing from east London, England, these four youths are one of the most exciting bands around and have been tearing it up in the UK and Europe and are playing The Leopard, West Street Friday, August 3.

Music

FRIDAY: SKA and reggae band, The Skints, are bringing their energetic sound to The Leopard tomorrow night.

The four-piece band from East London have been touring the UK and Europe to impressive critical acclaim. Tickets £10 available from The Leopard or Ticket Web

FRIDAY: SEVEN-PIECE blues band Highway Child will be playing from an extensive catalogue of classics, which includes hits by Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Otis Redding, The Blues Brothers and many more. Free entry to the gig at West Street Live in Sheffield. From 7pm. Visit Ents 24 for more information.

SATURDAY: HEAD to West Yorkshire for the ultimate feel-good night out. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, winners of BBC1 show When Will I Be Famous..? are bringing their energetic vibe to the Picturedrome, Holmfirth. Tickets £20. Call 01484 689759.

SUNDAY: SCOTTISH band The View’s rescheduled Doncaster gig takes place this Sunday. Promotional commitments forced them to cancel their planned July 8 gig and it’s been rescheduled for The Dome at 7pm. Tickets £14. The Dome

SUNDAY: IT’S another afternoon of outdoors entertainment at Brodsworth Hall with a series of local bands performing to a superb backdrop. From 3pm.

Theatre

UNTIL SATURDAY: IT’S the last chance to see popular musical South Pacific at Sheffield’s Lyceum theatre. Following sell-out performances at London’s Barbican, the smash-hit classic is coming to the end of its two-week run in Sheffield. Tickets from £25. Starts 7.30pm. Call 0114 2496000. click here

TOMORROW: A ONE-OFF outdoor theatre performance is taking place in the enviable setting of Creswell Crags, near Worksop. Chapterhouse Theatre Company is performing The Importance Of Being Earnest outdoors. Tickets from £8. Call 01909 720378. Starts 7pm.

FRIDAY: SEE the culmination of Sheffield Theatres’ Summer School 2012 with two performances at Sheffield’s Studio theatre. Performances at 6pm and 8pm. Tickets £5. Call 0114 2406000.

Outdoors

FRIDAY: GET to know the history and heritage of north Doncaster with a two-walk taking in buildings from the Georgian and Victorian era. Cost £4 per person. Meet at 10.30am at the Tourist Information Centre in High Street, Doncaster.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: KNIGHTS in shining armour will be signing up for sword practice from Scarborough Castle. Admission charges apply. There’s a chance to dress up as a knight. From 11am to 5pm. Visit English Heritage

SUNDAY: VINTAGE and classic cars will be gearing up for the annual rally Wentworth Rivals Car Rally this Sunday. A road run between Wentworth Woodhouse and Wentworth Castle Gardens is optional. Normal garden admission fees apply. Cars will be on display in front of the house. From 10am to 4.45pm.

SUNDAY: EVER heard of geocaching? It’s like a treasure hunt with help from a GPS. Sat-nav technology experts Garmin are laying on a special taster day at the Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, near York. Normal admission charges apply. Sessions from 11am to 3pm.

FRIDAY: PUT your best foot forward with an easy and moderate walk around Mattersey and Everton. Meet at 1.30pm on the side road off the A631, after Drakeholes and before Mattersey. Call Jackie on 07778 622925 for more details.

Comedy

THURSDAY: SCOUSER comedian Jamie Sutherland offers an array of insights into everyday life along with some classic ‘dad gags’ at the Lescar, Sheffield.

FRIDAY: Direct from another summer of success in Benidorm, Jimmy Carroll is performing at Barnsley’s Academy Theatre. Tickets are still available to see everyone’s favourite scouser. Tickets from £10. Starts 7.30pm. Call 01226 744442.

Exhibition

FROM SATURDAY: A DISPLAY of art from users of Doncaster’s Drug Access Team is open to the public at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. The works will be on show until September 22. Free entry.

Sports

SATURDAY: ANOTHER day of top racing is under starters orders at Town Moor. The Unison For Public Services Race day will start with the first race at 1.55pm. Tickets from £25. Visit Doncaster Racecourse for details.