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

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Via Dolorosa, a monologue about the Middle East, written and performed by David Hare - the playwright at the centre of Sheffield Theatre’s David Hard Season - who explores not only the landscapes, ideologies and emotions of the region, but his own values and beliefs and those of Western civilization, Crucible Theatre, Friday, 6pm (£7.50 adv, £10 on the door ).

The Wizard of Oz, WEADS (Wesley & Ebenezer Amateur Dramatic Society) hold their annual panto, Walkley Ebenezer Church Hall, Greenhow Sreet, Wednesday to Saturday, 7.15pm with Saturday matinee at 2.15pm ( £4.50, £2 children, 2680052).

Sheffield Photographic Society, annual exhibition with more than 180 colour and monochrome prints on display from 47 members including juniors and beginners, 1554 Gallery, Sheffield Cathedral , Thursday, February 24, to Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, noon-4pm.

Last Laugh Comedy Club, resident compere Toby Foster introduces Susan Murray, Stu Goldsmith and Junior Simpson, plus food, late bar and disco, Memorial Hall, Friday and Saturday, 8pm, doors 7pm (£16).

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.

Speed Dating Parties, single people of all ages sought for two large events (07805560716).

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).

Forget Me Not, series of workshops run by SA Heritage to help you write your own life story as a perfect legacy for the family, six two-hour sessions guiding you through a process to capture your personal life story in small friendly groups (Sara or Angela, 07890494235 or 2851325).

Dressmaking and Creative Development, includes soft furnishings, textile art, machine embroidery, pattern cutting, The Dressmakers Workshop, Wortley Road, High Green, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am -12; Mondays and Tuesdays, 7pm -9pm (Sheila, 2846868). RYA Day-Skipper and Yachtmaster, shorebased courses at Sheffield College (Bill Clay, 07771652123, email enquiries@sailnorth.co.uk for details, enrol online at www.sheffcol.ac.uk).

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