A Cabinet of Curiosities
Central Library, Sheffield City Centre, Tuesday April 29, 2pm-3pm
Professor Tim Birkhead, (pictured right), takes you through the wonders of his Alfred Denny zoological museum based at the University of Sheffield which houses a vast collection of strange and fantastical specimens and history. Places are free, but must be booked in advance. Part of the Sheffield’s Library Festival Multi-Story. Tel: 0114 2734727.
Devonshire Green, Sheffield City Centre, today April 26, 11am-6pm
Inspired by Portabello Road, Devonshire Market, has a vibe unlike any other in the North. Sip a cocktail, find a bargain and fill your tummy with fabulous foodie treats. The market is a cool mix of talented designers, makers and creators. There’s a range of stalls stocking vintage, reworked fashion, handmade arts and crafts, jewellery, antiques, records, farm produce, street food, and lots more. Each market, comes with a twist, whether it’s live music, street art, a gourmet food court, magic, or cool DJ sets. Free to attend. Tel: 0114 2945057.
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, until Monday, May 5
Snooker’s greatest tournament continues at the Crucible, as the world’s leading players going into their second week of the championship. Tickets tel: 0844 6565147.
The Classic Story On Stage
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, running until Saturday, May 3
Featuring hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life. Tickets start from £28. Show times vary. Tel: 0114 249 6000.
A Walk of Art
Graves Gallery, Central Library, Sheffield, Thursday, May 1, 7pm-9pm
Take a unique evening tour of the Graves Gallery and hear Sheffield’s art collection interpreted through choral music and spoken word. Tickets £6. Tel: 0114 2734727.
The Hit 1940s Musical
Library Theatre, Sheffield, Monday April 28 – Friday May 2, 7.30pm-10pm
After taking the UK and the West End by storm in 2013 Miss Nightingale – the musicalreturns to Sheffield – even funnier, more moving and with an amazing new cast. Feisty Sheffield singer Maggie and her refugee songwriter, George, are struggling to find their big break. She longs for the bright lights of fame. He’s hiding a dark secret in the shadows. Miss Nightingale is packed full of critically acclaimed songs. Tickets £18/£16 concessions. Tel: 0114 2496000.
Antiques Quarter Spring Fair
Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield, tomorrow, Sheffield, 11am-5pm
On the south side of Sheffield along the A621 is a unique cluster of businesses, including six antique centres and over 20 independent shops which have come to be known as The Sheffield Antiques Quarter. The Quarter join forces once again to bring you over 40 stalls selling retro, vintage, arts, crafts and antiques in the unique setting of former cinema Abbeydale Picture House with stalls inside and out. Free to attend.
Elvis Presley – Live on Stage
Sheffield City Hall, Wednesday April 30, 8pm
Using the latest technology, Elvis performs via state-of-the art video screens singing lead vocals backed by a band, singers and an orchestra. Together, this multi-media creation puts the audience inside an Elvis Presley concert like one of his classic live performances in a Las Vegas showroom. The contemporary staging and overall production create the illusion that Elvis is on stage for one of his finest concert performances as seen in the epic music documentary filmed on location in Las Vegas, Elvis: That’s the Way It Is. Tickets £32 and £29. Tel: 0114 2 789789.
Wu Chi-Tsung’s Dust
Site Gallery, Sheffield, running until Saturday May 31, 11am-5.30pm.
As part of Yorkshire Festival, Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-Tsung returns to Site Gallery, bringing interactive exhibition Dust to the UK for the first time. The ideas and techniques behind Dust were originally tested during Wu’s residency at Site Gallery in 2006, and the installation has since been shown at the Shanghai Biennial. Inviting audiences to witness a shifting cityscape, filling the space with moving light and shadow, the installation draws playful parallels with the pace of urban development in Asia today. Free to attend. Open Tuesday to Saturday. Tel: 0114 2812077.
Get Your Bake On Live
Sheffield City Hall, Thursday May 1, 8.15pm
Mary Berry’s right hand man and star of The Great British Bake Off, Paul Hollywood visits Sheffield as part of his first UK Tour. Get Your Bake On Live will see Paul demonstrate recipes, reveal some of the secrets of being a TV chef and take the audience on a journey through his life in baking. The show will culminate with four lucky, randomly chosen audience members coming on stage to bake with Paul. Tickets £28.50. Tel: 0114 2 789789.