Your comprehensive weekly guide to what’s on where – feel free to add events using the comments section below.
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Sleeping Beauty: The Russian State Ballet of Siberia tonight, Wednesday, at 7.30pm. Tickets from £17.
Johnny Cash Roadshow: Clive John has been hailed as ‘incredible’ by Johnny Cash’s eldest daughter Rosanna, who has seen him perform live in his tribute act to the late American country star. The show comes to the Waterside on Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets from £19.
Sing-a-long-a-Grease: A fully interactive screening of the classic film with on-screen subtitles on Saturday at 7.30pm. The host will lead a vocal warm up and judge a fancy dress competition. Tickets from £15.
51 Shades of Maggie: Join Maggie and her friends on this (slightly filthy) journey of love, booze and whips in a send-up of 50 Shades of Grey.Sunday 7.30pm. Tickets £21.
Fame - The Musical: Monday until Saturday. See front page picture story of leisure for full details.
Box office: 01296 431272
Stray & Del Bromham’s Blues Devils: One of the most popular bands, pictured, on the club scene, with guests including Cherry Lee Mewis on vocals. Friday 8pm. Tickets £10/£9 in advance, £12.50/£11.50 on the door.
Cutting Edge Big Band: Playing in and around Oxford for over 20 years and covering all the classics. Latest addition to the band is lead singer Mike Carroll from Aylesbury. Saturday 8pm. Tickets £10.50/concessions £8.50.
Coffee morning: Have a coffee and listen to the guest speaker from Cancer Research UK on Thursday from 10.30am-12 noon in Aylesbury library.
Quiz night: At Aylesbury Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club in Wendover Road on Saturday at 7.30pm. Teams of six. Food available - fish, chicken, sausage, vegetarian, chips. Entrance £8 with food, £4 without. Pay on the door. Further information from 07977 540444.
Aylesbury Concert Band: Swing into spring with an excellent evening of big band music, raising money for Aylesbury College Trust on Saturday 7.30-9.30pm at Aylesbury College, Oxford Road. Tickets on sale now at aylesbury-concertband.eventbrite.co.uk or call 01296 588649.
Velvet Brass: A 10 piece brass ensemble formed with experienced players from some of the country’s finest brass bands, including the Grimethorpe and Desford Colliery bands, perform at St James the Great Church, Aylesbury Road, Bierton on Saturday at 7.30pm. The ensemble will play band classics, contemporary hits and jazz. Tickets £6 adults, £4 concessions, available from firstname.lastname@example.org or 07803 507142.
Cycle Challenge: The Iain Rennie Chilterns Cycle Challenge starts in Kingsbury on Sunday from 9am. A fun packed family festival of cycling. See the cyclists setting off on a variety of different routes at different times. Call 01442 820740 or see www.renniegrove.org/chilternscycle for more details about taking part.
Lunchtime talk: Gallery talk today, Wednesday, from 12.30-1pm entitled ‘Flora Thompson and the real Lark Rise to Candleford’. 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 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.
pubs & clubs
BCC Sports and Social Club: Buffet and boogie family disco evening to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on Friday from 7.30-11.30pm. Raffle with exciting prizes. The club is in Lower Road, Aylesbury opposite Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Hawkslade Community Centre: Music quiz night with Andy Cowie in aid of the Florence Nightingale Hospice on Saturday from 7.15pm. Put together a team of eight people to try your luck with the challenge. Fish and chip supper included in the £10 ticket price. Take your own drink and glass. More information and tickets from 01296 429975.
Rivets: Male and female duo Expressive Harmony perform at the sports and social club in Whitehead Way off Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, on Saturday from 8.45pm. Their act includes old, classic, pop and new songs encouraging the audience onto the dance floor. Members entry free, guests £2 a head.
If So, Then Maybe: An old people’s home is the setting for this comedy at the theatre in Pendley from tonight, Wednesday until Saturday. One of the characters is writing his memoir but keeps being interrupted by a flow of colourful fellow residents, visiting relatives and staff. The play looks at what it means to be alive and growing old, with both heart and humour. Tickets £10 from the box office 07543 560478 or www.courttheatre.co.uk
The Art of Poetry: Inspired by World Book Night, artists have submitted pieces inspired by poetry, and they are displayed at the Obsidian Art Gallery at the Bucks Goats Centre in Stoke Mandeville. The exhibition runs from March 21 until April 23. See story, page 92.
Barn dance: On Saturday 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall in the village. Valerie Vale and the Aylesbury Aylevators with caller Tim Rooke will encourage you to get energetic and enjoy an enthusiastic night of dancing and fun. Bar and raffle. Tickets £10 from Clock Tower. Under 16, free.
Massage-a-thon: Students at Champneys College are trying to carry out as many massages as possible on Friday from 10am-10pm. See further details in leisure story.
Salsathon: Join in with free salsa dancing in Friars Square on Saturday from 9am-5pm. Everyone will be encouraged to get involved and have some fun for a donation of their choice. There will be music, balloons, free lessons and demos. Suitable for families.
Zumbathon: This Saturday (March 22) ‘14, Nika and Rina AKA The Siblings’ are hosting a three-hour Zumbathon to raise money for the Helen and Douglas House Hospice. Little Daisy Dixon sadly passed away in her sleep in 2012 aged just eight months. Her parents Nicola and Scott wanted to support Helen and Douglas house as a way of thanking the Hospice for its invaluable support.
Around 100 Zumba fitness enthusiasts will be dancing for Daisy from 1pm until 4pm in Aylesbury Vale Academy’s main hall. Doors open at 12.30pm and entry is a minimum donation of £10. Whether you have done Zumba fitness before or are a complete novice you will have loads of Zumba fitness fun.
If you would like to donate please do so via Nicola’s just giving page:http://www.justgiving.com/nicola-Pearce1