10 things to do this weekend

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not try one of these events.

1. Sheffield Steelers vs Edinburgh Capitals

Motorpoint Arena, Wednesday, February 11, 7pm

Come and support local ice hockey as the Sheffield Steelers take on Edinburgh Capitals at home in a League/Conference Game. Ice hockey is a thrilling, high-octane sport with more and more fans due to the amazing atmosphere at the matches. Tickets range from £5.50 to £16.50. Tel: Tel: 0114 2565656

2. Art Sheffield Tour

S1 Artspace, today, 12.30pm

Join a member of the Art Sheffield consortium for a tour of selected exhibitions and events in Sheffield this month, including S1 Artspace, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, MADE North and Site Gallery. The tour will begin at noon at S1 Artspace. Free to attend but places must be booked in advance. Tel: 0114 2756131

3. Peter Pan

University of Sheffield Drama Studio, today, 7.45pm

When Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, flies into the house of the Darlings and leaves with Wendy and her brothers, we embark upon a journey into the Never Land meeting pirates, Indians, fairies and crocodiles. Tickets £9/£7 conc. Tel: 0114 2335333

4. Picturing Sheffield

Millennium Gallery, until Sunday, April 12

This new exhibition journeys through Sheffield past and present to examine the relationship between views of the city and the identity of the people who have lived and died here. Picturing Sheffield includes work by key artists from the 1700s to the present day. Free to attend. Mon-Sat 10-5pm, Sun 11-4pm. Tel: 0114 2782600

5. The Absence of War

Crucible, until Saturday , February 21

An Academy Award-winning writer, David Hare’s funny, stinging political drama is directed by Jeremy Herrin, artistic director of Headlong. See it first in Sheffield prior to a timely national tour during the build-up to the General Election. Tickets from £12. Show times vary. Tel: 0114 2496000

6. The Sound of Music

Lyceum Theatre, until next Saturday

One of the greatest musicals of all time. Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish production tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic for young and old alike. Show times vary. Tickets £22-£38. Tel: 0114 2496000

7. Sainsbury’s British Athletics Indoor Championships

English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, Friday 13 and Saturday , February 14

The English Institute of Sport – Sheffield will once again welcome a whole host of Britain’s best athletes as they compete at the Sainsbury’s Indoor British Championships.

Last year Katarina Johnson-Thompson broke not one but two British records as she was crowned double British champion and we hope for more of the same at the 2015 edition.

The stakes are high as competitors go head to head for places on the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team for the European Indoor Championships in Prague.

Start times vary by day and competition. Tickets £11 to £33.

Telephone: 0114 2443005

8. The Great Outdoors – Paintings by Stanley Royle

Graves Gallery, Sheffield, running until May 30

Stanley Royle was one of the most popular Sheffield painters of the 20th century. This major retrospective exhibition, the first in almost 30 years, showcases Sheffield’s magnificent collection of his paintings, the largest in the country. This exhibition includes works from throughout his career, including iconic paintings such as Morning on the Derbyshire Moors, Sheffield from Crookes, and his last ever painting Mevagissey, Cornwall (1960). Free entry. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm (Wednesdays 1pm-6pm). Tel: 0114 2782600

9. The Illustrated Aviary

Millennium Gallery, until Sunday , June 14

In the mid-1800s, naturalist Thomas Campbell Eyton was buying watercolours and prints of birds by the carriage load. Now part of the Ruskin Collection, these illustrations reveal the extraordinary beauty of birds. Together with more than 70 works by notable bird artists such as John James Audubon, Edward Lear and John Gould, The Illustrated Aviary allows Eyton’s spectacular collection to take flight once more. From the weird and wonderful to familiar feathered friends, the exhibition will chart their discoveries and techniques with vivid and luxurious imagery. Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Tel: 0114 2782600

10. Johan Strauss Gala

Sheffield City Hall, tomorrow, 3pm

Imagine a ballroom, the guests have arrived and the celebration is about to begin….

The candelabra twinkle, the conductor taps his baton, the dancers take their partners and the orchestra plays a sparkling assortment of much-loved music.

The Johann Strauss Gala has enchanted audiences across the UK and Ireland for 40 years with its whirls and twirls, billowing gowns and graceful elegance.

Irrepressible showman Rainer Hersch guides you, with a dash of comedy, through this frolicking show filled with music, laughter and dance.

Tickets from £15. Doors open 2pm. Tel: 0114 2 789789