From comedy nights, classical concerts, Peak District trails and unleashing your inner witch, to celebrating the Queen’s birthday with a cuppa and a slice of cake, there’s a whole host of terrific ways to spend your time in Sheffield this weekend...
1. Fancy taking in an after-hours concert at Sheffield City Hall? Soak up Brahm’s ‘Zigeunerlieder’ - a charming set of gypsy songs composed in 1891 - and Mendelssohn’s beautiful ‘Sechs Spruche’ this Friday in the Irwin Mitchell Hall. Conducted by Darius Battiwalla, and accompanied by Rachel Fright on piano, this stand-alone taster concert promises to be a lovely way to round off, or start, your evening out. Tickets are just £2 and the concert starts at 9.15pm. Visit the Box Office.
2. Sheffield Makers Fair: Etsy Edition promises to showcase an impressive collection of well-accomplished designer-makers and artists from Sheffield this Saturday, when it comes to St Mary’s Church & Community Centre. The fair, from 10am to 4pm, will feature great homemade food and free parking.
3. Enjoy Peak District trail running as the sun goes down this Friday evening, running approximately five miles an easy pace, over the course of about 75 minutes.
Join the Fell Running Guide, meeting in Fox House Inn car park before 7pm, to set off precisely at 7pm (S11 7TY)/
To join in the run, all you will need is trail or fell running shoes (road shoes aren’t suitable), a waterproof top, and hat and gloves (depending on the weather).
There is a chance that the route will be wet and muddy in places and there will be some hilly terrain, so prepare for an all-weather run, which is expected to conclude around 8.15pm.
The trail run costs £3 per person, and is payable in cash on the night.
4. Get ready to Veg Out at Peddler’s Market this Saturday, with an almighty line-up of traders, makers and brewers serving up a host of veggie and vegan delights.
That’s right, you heard us - no meat: all veg.
Running from 12 noon to 11pm this Saturday, there will be street food a-plenty - from Buddha Belly, Mac Daddies, Nether Edge Pizza, Sheffield Cheesemasters, The Gravy Train Poutine, and lots more - craft beer, live music, art and lots of cocktails. There will also be a variety of stalls, from InkFloStore, and Whylder Mills, to Pura Cosmetics, Flood Clothing Co, and Victoria Billingham Jewellery.
The event is free entry all day, with plenty to see and do, at the veeue at 92 Burton Road. Veggies and vegans of Sheffield - bring your appetites!
5. Book your completely free beginners class with British Military Fitness Sheffield this Saturday, meeting at Graves Park at 10am.
The sessions are suitable for those of all fitness abilities who want to get fit and active outdoors, in a motivated and supported team environment - with true military spirit and humour.
BMF combines varied group exercise with real, military-trained professionals to deliver life-changing results. Visit Eventbrite to book your free place.
6. Join enthusiastic tour guide Caroline Twist on a creative sensory tour of Sheffield city centre this Saturday. Hosted by Sheffeel Arts Conference 2018, and The Montgomery, tour highlights include the story of the Sheffield Makers shop, the ‘Hope is Strong’ exhibition at the Millennium Galleries, live music and poetry, conversations with local artists, and the ‘Creating an Ecology of Hope’ exhibition at Sheffield Cathedral. From 11.30am to 1pm. Visit themontgomery.org.uk for tickets.
7. Celebrate The Queen’s 91st birthday at Interval Cafe Bar this Saturday, where staff will be marking the royal occasion - and National Tea Day - with a day of tea!
As well as the Queen’s English cuppa, enjoy tea pot cocktails, tea-infused gin and plenty of classic British cakes. There will be some life-sized Royal on-hand for you to take tea with, and memorable British events will be playing on the big screens. Show your patriotism, from 11am to 6pm.
8. Discover your inner witch at DINA this Saturday, as you join Girl Gang Sheffield - the great-grandchildren of the witches that could not be burnt! Celebrate and challenge the archetype of The Witch with an evening of witchiness, music, rituals and empowerment. Enjoy artwork and exhibitions, soak up local stalls and crafts, cover yourself in war paint and glitter, release your inner wild woman, and howl along to live music. Visit Eventbrite for tickets to the evening, which runs from 6pm to 3am.
9. Get ready for a day of tunes this Saturday at The Bath Hotel in Sheffield.
Record collectors from across the country will, once again, be bringing a collection of vinyls down to the Victoria Street hotel, with lots of opportunity to buy in the Snug throughout the day. In the evening, the music will be live, with some great acts to please the ears - including headliners The Fargo Railroad Co. The Record Store Day will run from 12 noon to 11pm.
10. The Leadmill Comedy Club will present the very best comedy acts this Friday night, with reserved table seating available and delicious Mexican food from the Street Food Chef. Ian Stone, Stefano Paolini, Andy Robinson and Micky P Kerr are on the line-up this weekend, and if you’re looking for plans after the show, comedy night ticket holders will get free entry after the show to dance the night at the club night. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 2727040 to book.