Leisure listings: Wednesday, January 15 to Tuesday, January 22

Johan Strauss Gala
Johan Strauss Gala

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Johann Strauss Gala: Back with a new show for 2014, A Viennese Party tomorrow, Thursday, stars the irrepressible showman and conductor Rainer Hersch who will take the audience on a light-hearted journey through a fizzing assortment of music and dance. Dancers twirl and whirl in graceful unison with billowing gowns and distinctive elegance. The show features many favourite waltzes and polkas from the Strauss family and friends. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets from £15 - £37.90.

Dickinson’s Real Deal: Presenter David Dickinson brings his popular daytime television programme about antiques and collectables to Aylesbury for the first time on Saturday.

Jewels: The Bolshoi Ballet is recognised as one of the foremost ballet companies in Russia and is renowned around the world. A live screening of Jewels will be presented in the Second Space at 3pm on Sunday. Tickets £15.


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Babajack: One of the most sought after bands on the blues/roots/acoustic circuit in the UK and Europe arrives at the Limelight on Friday at 8pm. The band combine great musicianship, passion, energy and charisma to present a different kind of blues and a great show. Tickets £10 and £9 in advance or £12 and £11 on the door.

Photography exhibition: Aylesbury Camera Club’s annual exhibition is being held at Queens Park Centre until January 31. A wide variety of images, taken by members of the Chiltern Assocation of Camera Clkubs, is free to view during centre opening times. Visit www.qpc.org for further details.


Storytime and craft: Take your children along to Aylesbury library on Thursday from 10-11am to enjoy a great story and free craft activity together.

Bucks Family History Society: A discussion forum rather than a speaker is planned for the January meeting on Saturday at 2pm in Prebendal Farm Community Centre, Somerville Way, Fowler Road, Aylesbury. The help and discussion forum will call upon the knowledge and experience of all present to describe and try to solve problems encountered in research past and present. The event is free but a small donation would be appreciated.


Lunchtime talk: Gallery talk today, Wednesday, from 12.30-1pm about Winter in Art. Free, but voluntary donations are welcome to support the museum programme.


The Green Man: The pub in Market Square, Aylesbury offes a wide range of food and live music. Wednesday is open mic night from 8.30pm; Thursday is blues night from 8.30pm; Friday and Saturday offer acoustic and band gigs from 9pm.

The Shoot Pool: The pub on Hale Leys, Aylesbury has seven quality pool tables and four flat screen televisions, as well as pool leagues and several live music nights. On Thursdays the Jam Jar open mic night from 9pm onwards is open to all musicians, vocalists and performers. On Friday evening Steelyard Blues Band and Without Reason play live from 8pm and on Saturday evening high energy party band Coolbeans perform with male and female vocalists from 10pm.

The Brit: Juicy Lucy play at the live music venue within The Britannia Pub in Buckingham Road, Aylesbury on Friday from 8pm. Rock cover band Bad Wolf play on Saturday from 8pm.

The Aristocrat: Vicki and J-Bird perform with karaoke at the pub on the Wendover Road, Aylesbury on Friday from 8.30pm.

The Victoria Club: Maxwell Hammer and Smith, a rock harmony band whose members have been in professional bands and have played all over the world, appear at the club in Kingsbury Square, Aylesbury on Friday from 9pm.

The Queens Head: Rock cover band Pulse 626 appear from 9pm on Saturday at the pub in Temple Square, Aylesbury.

Rivet Sports & Social Club : Kez is an ‘Old Skool’ rock and roll band from Aylesbury playing Elvis, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Status Quo, Mud, T Rex, Dire Straits, the Kinks, Searchers and more. The band perform at the club in Whitehead Way, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury on Saturday at 8.45pm. Members entry is free, guests £2 each.


The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: C S Lewis’s famous children’s tale is being performed by Tring School students at the theatre in Tring from Tuesday January 21 through to 24. The drama tells the story of the four Pevensie children who are evacuated from London to a house in the country and while exploring they discover a magical wardrobe. Performances are at 7.30pm each evening. Tickets are available from the school, 01442 822303 or email admin@tring.herts.sch.uk


Winter walks: Enjoy a frosty morning or afternoon walk in the grounds of the manor over the weekend. January is the month of snowdrops, and they feature in several areas of the gardens at Waddesdon. The boldest display is along Baron’s Walk where thousands of beautiful snowdrops have been planted over the years, but they can also be seen at the top of Daffodil Valley and on the short winter walk.


Twilight tour: With wine and canapes on arrival in the opulent Marble Saloon, visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the house and State Rooms concentrating on Stowe through the archives on Sunday January 19. Starting at 7.30pm, tickets cost £12.50 per person and must be booked in advance on 01280 818002. Further details on www.stowe-house.org


Big Girls Don’t Cry: Featuring the East Coast Boys recreating the iconic sound of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons in this feel-good concert. Four phenomenal singers and a fantastic live band. Dancing in the aisles encouraged! Tickets £19. Box office 01494 512000.