What’s hot and happening in Sheffield? Check out our top-ten-pick for the best of what’s happening where you are on Wednesday February 9...

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Withering Looks, LipService’s Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding reprise their cult Bronte spoof, Buxton Opera House, Wednesday, 7.30pm (£12.50-£14.50).

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).

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).

The Hum, new collaborative art work between Sheffield-based video artist Chloë Brown and German sound artist Ines Lechleitner exploring the special bond between a young woman and a tiger at the the Zoologische Garten Berlin, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University’s Furnival Building, daily, 10am-5pm (Wednesdays open to 8pm) until February 13.

Write Down Your Street Celebration, launch of book of selected poems and stories written by participants in Art in the Park workshops across the south of the city who will perform their work alongside professional poets Matt Black and Charlotte Ansell, Café Euro, John Street, Wednesday, 6pm-8pm (all welcome, with free food for the first 40 people).

Grow Your Own Chips!, for those new to growing fruit and veg the chance to learn how informally with help and support from LEAF Community Allotments, where knowledge, work and produce is shared, Norwood Allotments, Herries Road, Wednesdays, 11am-3.30pm, Thursdays, 10am to noon (2854479).

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; Acrobatics & Tumbling, Thursdays, 6pm-7.30pm, 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).

Watercolour Art Class for Adult Beginners and Improvers, small friendly classes with lots of individual attention from experienced teacher Pamela Marshall who will demonstrate the basics as well as encouraging students to develop their own techniques, Beauchief, Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm, Wednesdays, 7.15pm-9.15pm, Thursdays 10am to noon (2748635, individual tuition by arrangement).

Write Down Your Street Celebration and Book Launch, writing produced by people in the south of the city as part of Off the Shelf’s community project. Café Euro, John Street, Wednesday, 6pm - 8pm (free, no need to book).

Can You Jam?, Malin Bridge, Hillsborough, Sunday and Wednesday.