What’s on this weekend

Sarah Millican.
Sarah Millican.

So many parties, so little time! Find the one for you and then some with our guide to what’s on this weekend.

FRIDAY

Community

Huddersfield St George’s Square

Festival of Light. Visit http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/festival for more.

Headlands School, Headlands Road, Liversedge

Christmas fair, 3.15pm-5pm, with games, raffles, tombolas, refreshments, crafts, face painting and fancy goods stalls. Open to the public.

Music

Leeds Arena

www.firstdirectarena.com

Tinie Tempah

Thornhill Parish Church, Church Lane

Brass and voices - Hepworth Band in concert with Wakefield Youth Choir, 7.30pm. Tickets £7 (concs £6) on the night, from Thornhill Newsagents or ring 01924 507782.

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 the ‘Man In The Red Hat’ Chris Martin from Staincliffe. Doors 8pm, free.

Eastborough WMC, Battye Street, Dewsbury

Kirsten Young, female vocalist.

Stage

St Mary’s Hall, Batley

St Mary’s Theatre Group’s Christmas show, 7.30pm. Tickets £4 from Janet Walker on 01924

478394, St Mary’s Social Club, or Batley Resource Centre, Commercial Street, Batley.

Cleckheaton town hall

Chris Beaumont Dance School’s annual show, 7pm. Tickets £7.50-£8.50.

Exhibitions

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley

Open Exhibition

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

Theatres

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

Sarah Millican: Home Bird

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

Mahan Esfahani; Halifax Choral Society and Black Dyke Band present Carols and Brass with Santa

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Sleeping Beauty

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

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

Grand Theatre

Leeds 0844 848 2705

Scrooge

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds 0113 213 7700

The Jungle Book

Raymond Briggs’s Father Christmas

SATURDAY

Community

Batley Older People’s Centre, Commercial Street, Batley

Royal Voluntary Service Christmas Fair 11am-4pm, stalls, raffle, tombola.

Shepley Bridge Marina, Steanard Lane, Mirfield

Santa Special boat rides with Safe Anchor Trust, 10am-4pm, £7.50 per child aged seven and under, including present. Parents travel free. Refreshments available in the cafe.

Cleckheaton Market

Christmas events: free face painting, 10am-4pm. Music from the Moot, 10am-3pm. Bread and Butter Theatre, wacky Christmas walkabout, 10.30am-3.30pm.

Huddersfield St George’s Square

Festival of Light. Visit http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/festival for more.

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park

A Crow Nest Christmas – Santa tours park in vintage car, 11.40am; grotto, craft activities, Love Our Lake display plus homemade soup, mince pies and hot drinks, noon-4pm; carol concert in the walled garden, 2pm.

St Paulinus Parochial Hall, High Street, Westtown

Christmas fair with Santa’s grotto, 1pm-4pm. Grotto visit £1, including gift.

Dewsbury Moor and Scout Hill Children’s Centre, 100 Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury Moor

Community tree planting, 10.30am.

Northorpe Hall, Northorpe Lane, Mirfield

Medieval night hog roast, in aid of Pilgrim Bandits, 6pm. Tickets £30 from 01924 492183.

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, party band Infinity and West Yorkshire Firefighters 2014 calendar boys Red Hot Dates. Tickets £12-£15 from 01924 442122. Proceeds to Firefighters Charity and 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 – vocalist, doors 7pm.

Eastborough WMC, Battye Street, Dewsbury

Duplicate, boy/girl vocal harmony.

Stage

St Mary’s Hall, Batley

St Mary’s Theatre Group’s Christmas show, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £4 from Janet Walker on 01924 478394, St Mary’s Social Club, or Batley Resource Centre, Commercial Street.

Walks

Odgen Water

With Dewsbury and District Ramblers

Meet at Link Road, Dewsbury, 9.30am for this B walk. Led by Brian Doyle.

Exhibitions

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place

Open Exhibition

The Lounge and Gallery at Matthew’s Coffee House, Market Street, Cleckheaton

New Horizons 20th anniversary show

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. Rural and urban landscapes by six artists.

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park,

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

Theatres

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

DM Academy

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

Halifax Concert Band

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Sleeping Beauty

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

Jack and the Beanstalk

Grand Theatre

Leeds 0844 848 2705

Scrooge

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds 0113 213 7700

The Jungle Book

Raymond Briggs’s Father Christmas

SUNDAY

Vommunity

Bagshaw Museum, Batley

Make Christmas crackers, noon-1pm and 2pm-3.30pm. £1 for kids of five-14.

Shepley Bridge Marina, Mirfield

Santa Special boat rides, 10am-4pm, £7.50 for kids seven and under, including present. Parents travel free.

Huddersfield St George’s Square

Festival of Light. Visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/festival for more.

Oakwell Hall, Nutter Lane, Birstall

Christmas craft fair, 11am-4pm.

Red House Museum, Oxford Road

Make children’s Christmas crafts, noon-3.30pm. £3 per child, £5 for two.

Music

Mirfield Salvation Army, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield

Carol Concert in aid of Kirkwood Hospice, 6.30pm. Free, donations welcome.

Pubs and clubs

Batley Working Men’s Club

Bingo 2pm-5pm, 1950s and 1960s night, 8pm.

Central Club, Batley

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

Eastborough WMC

Drag act TJ Michaels and support Tony Lee. Tickets £3 from 07787 734 3217.

Stage

St Mary’s Hall, Batley

St Mary’s Theatre Group’s Christmas show, 1.30pm. Tickets £4 from Janet Walker on 01924 478394.

Walks

Mirfield and Norristhorpe

With North Kirklees Ramblers.

Meet at 10.45am at Heckmondwike Market Place, WF16 0EZ, for a 6.5-7 mile moderate walk. No dogs. Led by Geoff, phone 01422 379921.

Batley Rambling Club

Meet at Batley Sports Centre at 9am for a five mile easy walk.

Bramham

With Dewsbury and District Ramblers

Meet at Wellington Road Car Park, Dewsbury, 9am for this B walk. Phil Allen is the leader.

Theatres

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Sleeping Beauty

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

Jack and the Beanstalk.