TODAY: SINCE they formed in 1988, The Saw Doctors have built up a reputation for their live shows. With Irish charm and a cheery demeanour, the band have hit the number one spot with singles I Used To Love Her and I Want My Old Job Back. Their tour is calling at Holmfirth Picturedrome. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £22. Call 01484 689759.
FRIDAY: blues sensations Paul Gibbard and Jeff Carline are back at Doncaster’s Cask Corner. From 9pm at the Cleveland Street pub and venue. Free entry.
SATURDAY: IT’S another night of top bands at The Leopard with Manchester-based Clockwork Radio. There will also be music from The Mouth Of Ghosts. Starts 8pm.
SATURDAY: HOT from performances at Download Festival, rock group Flood of Red are heading to Scunthorpe’s Plowright Theatre. Paperplane and Empty Pockets are also performing. Tickets £10. Call 0844 854 2776.
SATURDAY: SHEFFIELD band Ordinary People are playing at Doncaster’s Cask Corner. It’s free entry to see the five-piece funk band with a female vocalist from 9pm.
SATURDAY: InDIE rock band The Maydays are heading to Sheffield’s O2 Academy. Tickets £8.
SATURDAY: DYNAMIC group Dizzy Lizzy are taking their tribute act to the Red Lion Hotel in Chesterfield. Organisers say the band can mimic 70s Irish rocker heroes Thin Lizzy with impressive ease. Having played as far afield as Los Angeles to Dubai. From 8pm.
MONDAY: MONTHLY jazz at the Con Club features guitarist and singer Dickie Emmerson, Norman Williams on keyboards and friends - usually including Sue Fisher, Bob Quinn, Eddie Kell and John Noble. The regular monthly Monday session begins at 8.30pm. Admission £3.50.
TUESDAY: THIS is the second in a series of free summer concerts showcasing popular organ music at St Mary the Virgin, Sprotbrough. Played by Dr Simon Lindley, this is a tour of Doncaster churches playing at a variety of venues and on a variety of church organs. Music will include toccatas by Galuppi, Grison, Mulet, Renaud, Vierne, Widor and Yon. Music includes Sanctuary of the Heart, Trumpet Tune, Blue Tango, Bach Goes to Town, Bach before the Mast & The Last Sleep of the Virgin. For details contact 01302 349850 or visit Doncaster Choral Society
TODAY: IT’S another night of stand-up revelations at Sheffield’s The Lescar. Geordie Barry Dodds offers material ranging from the supernatural to euthanasia, all with a cheeky smile that wins over even the most stony faced of the audience. Also material from Kevin Dewsbury and Mike Carter.
SATURDAY: CHUCKLE the night away at the comedy night at Doncaster Little Theatre. Starts 8.30pm. Tickets from £8. Call 01302 340422.
TODAY: CALLING all Doncaster artists - why not take a chance to collaborate with fellow folk with a creative flair at the Summer Arts Jam. Head to The Salutation, Bennetthorpe, at 7.30pm. Take part in social networking and share ideas on future events and collaborations.
SATURDAY: FUN for all the family is on offer at the Lions Fun Day for the Disabled. Starting from 10.30am, participants of any age are welcome to go along. Medals and trophies can be won by all. Free event. Call Reg Myers on 01302 841580.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: IT’S not just London that is drawing an international crowd. This weekend, the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft wil be showing off trolleybuses from their global collection. Among them will be the museum’s oldest working trolleybus - a 26-seat single decker from Liege in the Belgian heartland. The museum is open from 11am to 5pm. For more details, visit Sandtoft or call 01724 711391.
UNTIL AUGUST 17: ADMIRE the work of Damum School pupils at The Point. The South Parade venue is putting a year’s worth of six form students’ work on display. Free entry. Call 01302 341662 for details.
FROM TODAY: THE BIGGEST show the Leeds Grand has ever seen is opening tonight. It’s the Yorkshire premiere of Cameron Mackintosh’s brand new production of The Phantom of the Opera. The show runs until September 15. Tickets from £19. Call 0844 848 2700 or visit Leeds Grand Theatre
UNTIL SATURDAY: WITH a yo ho ho and a bottle of rum, Treasure Island is being performed at Harrogate’s Theatre. Get ready to walk the plank, sail the high seas and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Tickets £12. Call 01423 502 116.
SATURDAY: an EVENING of youth arts is taking place at Scunthorpe’s Plowright Theatre. The Buzz Youth Arts Showcase is the sixth year of The Buzz Youth Arts Festival! They’ll be Hiphopera, street dance, funky urban choir, drumming, theatre and much more. Admission £4. Call 0844 854 2776.
SATURDAY: TOE-TAPPING performances from young dancers are taking to the stage at the Doncaster Civic Theatre. Spectators are welcome to go along from 9am to 9pm. 01302 342349.
Meet the author
SATURDAY: MEET and greet popular author Mike Pannett at Doncaster’s Waterstones store. He will be signing copies of his latest work, Up Beat and Down Dale, about the life and crimes in Yorkshire countryside at the Frenchgate centre. It runs from midday to 1pm.
UNTIL AUGUST 21: football but bored of the summer holidays? Footie training courses are available for youngsters aged from two to 18 at the Keepmoat Stadium. Courses run until August 21. Visit Soccer Schools for more details.
MONDAY: See the Magic Flute beamed live from the Salzburg Festival onto a Showroom Cinema screen. It’s a chance to see Mozart’s best-known opera at one of the world’s finest classical festivals. Tickets £17. Visit www.showroom.org or call 0114 275 7727.