What’s hot and happening in Sheffield? Check out our top-ten-pick for the best of what’s happening where you are this weekend...

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Plenty, the David Hare season opens with Thea Sharrack directing the writer’s 1978 play charting post-war England over three decades through the story of a female agent in Nazi-occupied France (Hattie Morahan) whose subsequent life is one of disillusionment, Crucible Studio, Mondays-Thursdays, 7.45pm (£12), Fridays and Saturdays, 7.45pm (£15), matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2.15pm (£10) continuing to February 26.

The Wind in the Willows, musical version of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved riverbank tale with Dave Benson Phillips (CBeebies) as Toad, Buxton Opera House, Friday, 4.30pm, Saturday, 2pm and 5pm (£13, family tickets £44).

Tales from the Blackjack, Bordello Theatre Company strip away the glitz and glamour of the casino to reveal a harsh reality of debt and desperation, Pavilion Arts Centre Studio, Friday wand Saturday, 7.30pm (£6/ £5).

Equus, Talking Scarlet with Peter Shaffer’ award-winning play, Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm and Saturday matinee , 3pm (£11/ £8.50, children £7.50).

Memoirs of a Showwoman, the spectacular world of Olivier Award winning Marisa Carnesky’s performance career revealed through a showcase of her work fused with archival research from the National Fairground Archive and exploring ghost trains, tattooed ladies, magic, burlesque and waxworks with contemporary theatre practice, Western Bank Library, University of Sheffield, Mondays to Thursdays, 9am – 7pm, Fridays, 10am – 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm to May 13.

Sports Lab: The Science Behind the Medals, family-friendly exhibition jointly curated by Museums Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University featuring examples of cutting edge sports technology and historic memorabilia plus interactive elements such as a virtual cycle race around Sheffield, Beat the Clock speed reaction test, and a rider’s eye view from a skeleton bobsleigh, Weston Park Museum, Mondays-Fridays, 10am- 4pm, Saturdays, 10am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-5pm until November 20.

The Riverside, Poker Sunday, every week, 8pm-11pm; Big John’s Pub Quiz, Blockbusters-style, Mondays 8.30pm; Re:play, monthly games night with a twist from chess and backgammon to the Wii, third Thursday of the month, 7pm; Riverside Bar, Mowbray Street, (2724633 , www.riversidesheffield.co.uk).

Greentop Circus Centre, Ongoing evening classes: Contemporary Dance, Mondays, 5.45pm-7.15pm; Beginners’ Trapeze, Mondays, 7.30pm-9.30pm; Youth Circus, Tuesdays, 5.30pm-8.30pm; Acrobalance Skill Share, Tuesdays, 8.30pm-10.30pm; Circus Skills, Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm; Intermediate Aerial, Thursdays, 7.30pm - 9pm; Acrobalance Skill Share, Fridays, 6.30pm-8.30pm; Youth Aerial, Saturdays, 9.30 - 11am St Thomas Building, Holywell Road, near Meadowhall (2448828).

Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Classes, Craftangels, Sandygate Road, Crosspool, Fridays, 1pm-2.30pm (2667339).

Workshops with a Vintage Twist at the Button Tin, Heart & Button Wall Pieces, mix and match pretty vintage fabrics and beautiful buttons to make heart wall hangings, Saturday, February 12, Fabric Book Covers, February 19, Make Do And Mend, learn how to customise and embellish your clothes, giving them a vintage twist, February 26, Nostalgic Jewellery Making, recycling vintage fabrics and buttons to make beautiful textile accessories, March 5, Cute Little Sewing Box, make your very own Etui, March 12 (11am-5pm), Bunting Making, using vintage floral, stripes, spotty and checked fabrics mix and match to create personalised bunting, April 9, Vintage Textile Wall Samplers, April 23, Apron Making, Re-work, customise and embellish using Fifties and Sixties kitsch kitchen aprons, vintage trimmings, fabric, embroidered linens and buttons, April 30, Needle Case & Pin Cushion Set, May 7, Home Sweet Home, learn how to re-cycle pretty fabrics and notions to make warm and cosy items from tea cosies to cushions, May 14, The Button Tin, Central Kiosk, High Street, Rotherham, 11am-4pm unless otherwise stated (£28, www.gemma-nemer.co.uk).