10 things to do this weekend

10 things to do
10 things to do

Why not try one of our 10 things to do this weekend:

1. The Script

Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, today, Saturday, February 28, 7.30pm

Irish three piece The Script return to the Motorpoint Arena following a sell-out show at the venue in March 2013. The tour comes hot on the heels of the release of fourth album No Sound Without Silence which shot to number one on the UK iTunes chart and is Top 10 in a further 42 countries. The band will be joined by Tinie Tempah as tour support. Tickets £38.50 and £30.25. Tel: 0114 256 56 56

2. X Factor Live Tour

Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Thursday, March 5, 7.30pm

You’ve taken the journey with them from the room to the arena, sat on the edge of your sofa during the dramatic six-seat challenge at boot camp, travelled to judges’ houses and will be tuning in to the studio shows; now is your chance to see The X Factor live. Attended by over three million people, The X Factor Live Tour has been one of the most successful annual arena tours in the UK for the past 10 years with contestants performing classic songs and viewers’ favourites from the TV series. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this year’s stars live in Sheffield. Tickets from £21.45. Tel: 0114 256 5656

3. Peddler Night Market

Arundel Street, Sheffield, Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7

Offering craft beers, live music and a rotating line up of street food vendors, Peddler aims to be Sheffield’s best bi-monthly night market. The perfect setting for a post-work and pre-weekend get together, the night market will offer a refreshing change from the familiar end of the week routine. The night markets are currently situated at the foot of Arundel Street by the junction with Sylvester Street, in the heart of Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter. The event spreads across two wonderful ex-industrial buildings, Renown Works and 156 Arundel Street. Opening times: Friday, March 6, 5.30-10.30pm; Saturday, March 7, 2pm-10.30pm. Entry is free.

4. The Dinosaur Zoo

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, today, Saturday, February 28, and Sunday, March 1

Direct from the West End, Dinosaur Zoo are bringing their awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you’ve never seen them before. A tyrannosauric treat for all ages 3+. Tickets from £13. Show times vary by day. Tel: 0114 249 6000

5. Sheffield Steelers v Braehead Clan

Ice Sheffield, Wednesday, March 4, 7pm

Come and support local ice hockey as the Sheffield Steelers take on Braehead Clan at home in a league game. Ice hockey is a thrilling, high-octane sport with increasing crowds. Come and see for yourself! Tickets from £5.50 to £16.50. Tel: 0114 256 5656

6. Festival of Debate

Various venues across Sheffield, Wednesday, March 4 - Tuesday, April 28

A series of panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses and keynote speaker events, which aim to provide an opportunity for groups, organisations and individuals to get together over a range of issues to discuss them. Find out more www.festivalofdebate.com

7. Top Hat

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, on now until Saturday, March 7

Direct from its tremendous success in London, winning three Olivier awards, this spectacular West End production is making its debut in Sheffield. Top Hat tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont. An uplifting and hilarious romantic comedy celebrating 1930s song, style and romance, Top Hat dazzles with over 200 beautiful costumes and breathtaking dance routines. Tickets from £27. Show times vary by day. Tel: 0114 249 6000

8. Food & Produce Market

Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield, today, Saturday, February 28, 11am-5pm

This new monthly indoor and outdoor market is bringing together some of the region’s finest producers and most sought-after traders. Snack on some street food, stock up on fruit, cheese, jam, bread – whatever delectable treats your kitchen cupboards are short on. Sharpen your appetite, or walk it all off. And why not visit the other delights of Sheffield’s Antiques Quarter while you’re in the area. Entry is £2 but includes tea/coffee and a donation to Sheffield Antiques Quarter.

9. SHU Fest

Various venues in Sheffield, Monday, March 2 - Sunday, March 8

A massive week-long festival packed with fun and exciting events showcasing the talent and diversity of Sheffield Hallam University’s students and staff. Join them for live performances, interactive workshops and social events across the university including film screenings, music, dancing, craft, cookery and more. This year includes a Brazilian carnival, an Indonesian music demonstration, live acoustic guitar and singing performance, and a staff band! Everyone welcome. Entry to events is free. Tel: 0114 225 4127

10. The Great Outdoors - 
Paintings by Stanley Royale

Graves Gallery, Sheffield, now until May 30

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 Tues-Sat 11-4pm (Wed 1–6pm). Tel: 0114 278 2600