Leisure listings: Wednesday March 5 to Tuesday March 12

Waddesdon wedding show
Waddesdon wedding show

Your comprehensive guide to what’s on where – feel free to add events using the comments function below.


Box office: 0844 871 7607

Tonight’s the Night: This sensational musical comedy that was a smash hit in the West End is now in Aylesbury until Saturday with the touring programme. Written by Ben Elton and with Rod Stewart’s iconic songs including Maggie May, Baby Jane, Hot Legs and Sailing. Evening performances at 7.30pm. Matinees on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets from £10.

Comedy Club: Katherine Ryan, Stu Goldsmith and special guest perform in the Second Space on Friday. Doors open 7.30pm, first act 8pm. Recommended for ages 16+. Tickets £11.


Box office: 01296 431272

Dung Beatles: Back by popular demand, a special show with well known local tribute act and featuring guest musicians on Friday and Saturday evenings from 8pm. The set will include many celebrated hits and more obscure gems from the catalogue of Lennon,McCartney, Harrison and Starr. Tickets £12, concessions £10.


Gemstone Midnight Walk launch: Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s official Nightingale Gemstone Midnight Walk Launch 2014 takes place in Friars Square from 10am on Saturday.


Lunchtime talk: Gallery talk today, Wednesday, from 12.30-1pm entitled ‘The Halton Industrial Exhibition of 1868’. Free, but voluntary donations are welcome to support the museum programme.

Friars exhibition: The spectacular history of the famous Buckinghamshire music club that attracted musicians like Marillion, Genesis, David Bowie, Howard Jones, Toyah Wilcox and the Clash, and put Aylesbury at the centre of the music scene, is celebrated with a dedicated exhibition until July 5. Exhibits include rare posters, photographs and memorabilia. Tickets cost £4 and are available online from www.theticketsellers.co.uk or in person from the county museum on the day of visit, subject to availability.


Britannia: Open acoustic night at the pub on Buckingham Road, Aylesbury, Thursday from 8pm; Guns 2 Roses, the best Guns and Roses tribute, Friday 9pm.

Shootpool: Jam Jar open mic night at pub in Hale Leys, Aylesbury on Thursday 9pm-1am; live and original music night on Friday 9-10pm; Platform to Perform Saturday 8.30-10pm, with Hope and Glory Ska at 9pm.

Oak House: DJ Pete Ashmore’s exciting disco night at the pub in Market Square, Aylesbury on Thursday from 10pm-2am; Dan will be hosting a fun karaoke night on Sunday from 9pm-2am.

The Hub: Bucks-based band, Coral on the Rocks, perform in Aston Clinton on Friday at 8.30pm. The four piece upbeat covers band perform a massive range of hits from the 60s to present day including music from artists including Jessie J, Bruno Mars, Kings of Leon, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.

The Black Boy: Two piece acoustic act Pub Crawl cover easy listening rock and perform at the Oving pub on Friday at 9pm.

The Weavers: Karaoke/disco night at the Park Street pub in Aylesbury on Friday 9-11.30pm.

Aristocrat: Dynamic duo Frethedz perform classic rock at the pub on the Wendover Road on Friday at 9.30pm; acoustic night is on Sunday from 6.30pm.

Victoria Club: Three piece covers band Roughcut Ruby perform at the club in Kingsbury, Aylesbury at 8.45pm on Saturday.

The Green Man: Acoustic guitarist Mark Cann performs at the pub in Market Square, Aylesbury on Saturday 9pm.


Cookery demonstration: Head chef Shaun Blythe leads a demonstration of cooking with fish and seafood in the manor restaurant and old kitchen on Friday from 10.30am-4pm. Tips will include information about cold smoking and salt curing. The session will include a two course lunch with wine, informal introduction into the art of matching wines with seafood by wine advisor Peter Tompkins, and a goody bag to take home including a recipe folder. Price £45 per person. Booking essential on 01296 653226.

Wedding Open Day: The Dairy and the Five Arrows Hotel are both open on Sunday from 11am-3pm for prospective brides and grooms to view these stunning venues as potential bases for their wedding day. No appointment is required, and the events team will be on hand to discuss bridal plans and answer any questions. There will be special Open Day offers available.


Macbeth: Aylesbury Opera Group perform the passionate production of Verdi’s Macbeth tonight, Wednesday and on Friday and Saturday.


Elkie Brooks: Now in the fifth decade of her career and with numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards. Saturday 7.30pm. Tickets £24. Box office 01494 512000.

The Perfect Murder: Starring Les Dennis and Claire Goose in a stage production based on the book by bestselling author Peter James. This thriller and black comedy tells the story of Victor Smiley and his wife Joan who have been married for a long time, but their marriage has reached crisis point and Victor has decided there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever ... but he’s about to get a nasty surprise. On from Monday to Saturday (March 10-15) at 7.30pm and with matinee performances at 2.30pm on Wednesday 12 and Saturday 15. Tickets from £18. Box office 01494 512000.


Chung Steinway Concert Series: The Darius Brubeck Quartet perform in the Ugland Auditorium on Wednesday from 7pm for approximately an hour. The quartet will play a mixture of original music, jazz standards and Dave Brubeck hits. Tickets £15/concessions £13 include a complementary glass of wine. For further details and to book tickets www.stowearts.co.uk or call 01280 818012.