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

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BLOOD Brothers, Willy Russell’s musical telling the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate, with X-Factor’s Niki Evans as Mrs Johnstone, Lyceum Theatre, Friday February 4, 7.45pm, Saturday, 3pm, 7.45pm, (£19-£31).

LAST Laugh Comedy Club, resident compere Toby Foster introduces Tony Burgess, Barry Dodds and John Ryan, plus food, late bar and disco, Memorial Hall, Friday and Saturday, 8pm, doors 7pm (£16).

TALES and Tunes, haunting tales of the Peak District from the National Trust’s story-teller, Simon Atherton, and live folk music courtesy of Sheffield duo The Three Musky Beard, Penny Pot Café, Edale (next to station), Friday, 7.30pm - 11pm (£10 per person including a hearty bowl of stew, 01433 670368, email peakdistrict@nationaltrust.org.uk).

CLOSER - Sheffield University Theatre Company with Patrick Marber’s sardonic look at modern relationships, chronicling the chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals of four stranger in London, University Drama Studio, Wednesday to Saturday, 7.30pm (£4-£6, 2228676, email theatre.company@shef.ac.uk, www.sutco.co.uk).

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.

CYCLING Saturdays, bring your own bikes for family sessions, basic maintenance courses, games, and road riding tips, Hassop Station, near Bakewell, Saturdays, 10am from February 5 (booking essential on 2412775 or e-mail start@pedalready.co.uk).

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).

GUIDED Tour, free introductory tour of one of Sheffield’s hidden treasures, Bishops’ House, Norton Lees Lane, Sunday, 11.30am–12 (free, no need to book).

THE Sheffield Chronicles, author J P Bean takes an entertaining approach to history with stories including Houdini escaping police cells and Louis Armstrong playing the Sheffield Empire, Millennium Gallery, Sunday, 11.30am–1pm (£6/ £4, 2757727).

A SHEFFIELD Storybag, local storyteller Raymond Greenoaken tells strange and sinister tales and unlikely legends from the pages of Sheffield’s history and folklore, The Greystones, Greystones Road, Sunday, 7.30pm (£4 / £3, 2734400).