Bored? See what’s on offer this weekend

Comedian Seann Walsh is performing in Chesham on Sunday, Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas perform at the Waterside until Saturday (below).
Comedian Seann Walsh is performing in Chesham on Sunday, Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas perform at the Waterside until Saturday (below).
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CLICK here for a round up of this weekend’s entertainments and activities on offer. For a seven-day comprehensive what’s on guide pick up a copy of this week’s Bucks Herald (Feb 22-28)

FRIDAY

Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas perform at the Waterside until Saturday. Below comedian Seann Walsh

Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas perform at the Waterside until Saturday. Below comedian Seann Walsh

Why not try?

Theatre

Aylesbury Opera Group present Verdi’s A Masked Ball (in English) at the Court Theatre at Pendley Manor, Tring, on Friday and Saturday. The show covers doomed love, conspiracy, witchcraft and assassination. It is loosely based on an 1833 play by French playwright Eugène Scribe. For tickets, contact David Hayes on 01844 346729 or email dmhayes50@googlemail.com.

Waddesdon Cookery School is holding a course called chef for a day, Rothschild classics. Join the amazing team of chefs and bakers and build a knowledge of kitchen skills and techniques to try at home. The session includes a souvenir apron, two-course lunch and recipe cards. Runs 1pm-6.30pm. Session costs £97.50. For details visit www.waddesdon.org.uk

Fundraising quiz night in aid of Wendover Celebrates’ Queen’s jubilee fun day. The light-hearted quiz takes place in Wendover Memorial Hall and questions will have a Royal or 2012 theme. Teams of up to nine people can take part. Quiz starts at 7.30pm. For details visit www.wendovercelebrates.org.uk

Live music

A group of teenagers have arranged for five local bands to perform at the Limelight Theatre for a special charity concert night for the Iain Rennie Hospice. Doors open at 7.30pm. Performing will be Paper Backs, New Bays, Richard Sherry And Friends, Patched Up and The Claydons. For details visit www.qpc.org

Live music at Aylesbury’s Broad Leys pub, from 9pm. Takes place last Friday of each month. For details visit www.thebroadleys.co.uk

Buckinghamshire Pottery and Sculpture Society is having a talk and demonstration by Pam Foley at 8pm at Little Kingshill Village Hall. For details visit www.pamfoley.co.uk

SATURDAY

Live music

Winslow Concert band present The Wild West And Big Band Sound at 7.30pm at Winslow Public Hall in Elmsfield Gate. The first half of the show will be dedicated to Wild West classics, from films including Blazing Saddles, Apache and Dances with Wolves. The second half will be dedicated to the music of Glen Miller and other big band classics. For details visit www.winslowconcertband.co.uk

Members of the Orchestra of Stowe Opera will perform at The Radcliffe Centre in Church Street, Buckingham, from 7.30pm-10pm. Admission is £10. For details visit www.stoweopera.com

Comedy

Comedian Seann Walsh performs at Chesham’s Elgivia Theatre at 8pm. Walsh has appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. For details visit www.elgiva.com

SUNDAY

Exercise

Annual 10k road race from Winslow, organised by the Lions Club. Departs from Furze Down School on Verney Road at 10.30am. The route passes Verney Junction, Sandhills, East Claydon, then returns via Granborough Road to Winslow. For details visit www.winslowlions.org.uk

Why not try?

Haddenham antiques and collectables fair, featuring 40 stalls. The fair is held on every fourth Sunday at Haddenham Village Hall, 10am-4pm.