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Friday

Music: A iconic band of brothers returns to Sheffield for a weekend of fun, ukuleles and beer. The Everly Pregnant Brothers are performing at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre tomorrow and Saturday as part of the Grin Up North comedy festival. Call 01142496000.

Music: Five-piece live rock band Unbroken is playing a Doncaster pub. They’ll be gracing audiences at Cask Corner in Cleveland Street with tracks from AC/DC, Metallica and Judas Priest.

Dance: A vibrant and colourful performance is promised with song and dance routines. Tickets £10. Until Saturday. Starts 7.15pm. Call 01709 816876.

Saturday

Comedy: After more than a decade since his last stand-up show, Alan Davies, the much-loved star of television series Jonathan Creek and QI, makes a long-awaited return to live stand-up. At Sheffield City Hall. Call 0114 2789789.

Comedy: Sheffield’s most exciting and eclectic live cabaret show is making its fifth appearance at the Assembly Room at The Civic in Barnsley. Cabaret Boom Boom is back. Tickets £12.50. Call 01226 327 000.

Music: A charity music night is being held in the name of a legend of blues music. The Kevin Thorpe Blues Night is being hosted by Retford Town Hall. It will feature The Oli Brown Band. Tickets £15.

Music: The Hawklords capture the true spirit of the age with their raw sonic power and amazing visuals. Fronted with flamboyant charisma by Hawkwind founder member Nik Turner and ex- Hawkwind vocals Ron Tree, the band is dramatically driven by the cream of ex Hawkwind members Don Thomson, Alan Davey and Jerry Richards. Playing at The Leopard in West Street. Tickets £14. Visit Ents 24

Music: Irish folk rock covers band playing a mix of traditional ballads with covers from the likes of The Dubliners, The Pogues, Waterboys and Saw Doctors. At The Leopard in West Street, Doncaster. Free Entry. Visit Ents 24

Sunday

Comedy: Comedian Julian Clary is looking for love and he’s not leaving town empty-handed. Sheffield Lyceum. Tickets £20.50. Call 0114 2496000.

Comedy: Top comic Richard Herring is coming to Sheffield City Hall. It was a sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2002 and Melbourne Comedy Festival 2003. Tickets £15. Call 0114 2789789.

Monday

theatre: On board a steamer under the scorching sun, honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wife hear the news a body is discovered. In the Agatha Christie classic, Murder On The Nile, nothing is ever as it seems. At Sheffield Lyceum, tickets £13. Call 01142 496000.

Theatre: Laughter and tears are expected in a new play at Doncaster Little Theatre. Written by Kay Mellor and directed by Stephanie Smith, A Passionate Woman tells the story of a doting mum who finds it hard to accept that her son is getting married. Tickets £10. Until October 20. Call 01302 340422.

Opera: Epworth Hall is set to host the touring production of much-loved opera, Carmen. Georges Bizet’s opera is directed by Benjamin Symes from Cube Theatre, with Paul Drayton as musical director. Tickets £13. Visit Epworth Hall

Tuesday

Music: Streets Of London singer Ralph McTell is celebrating more than four decades on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he a prolific and gifted songwriter. Sheffield City Hall. Tickets £20. Call 0114 2789789.

Wednesday

Evening of dance: Admire the energy of the twinkle-toed dancers of the Hayley Patrick School of Theatre Dance. Their show Planet Dance 2012 at the Doncaster Civic Theatre, starts 7pm. Tickets £7, concessions £6. Call 01302 342349.

Film: see the sights and sounds of Led Zeppelin at London’s O2 arena. Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band’s first headline show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 ticket holders who were fortunate enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery.

Music: Sounds of Roy Orbison will be taking audiences back at Sheffield City Hall. Sheffield City Hall Call 0114 2789789.