1. Chester Beer Festival
28th Chester Round Table Chester Beer Festival at Chester Rugby Club in Hare Lane from 7.30-11pm on Saturday. All proceeds go to local charitable causes. 130+ real ales, ciders, perries and wines. Free bus to and from Chester Town Hall and Chester Train Station. Tickets from http://chesterbeerfestival.co.uk or in town from Mill Hotel, Chester Beer & Wine, Old Harker’s Arms.
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2. Fun day in the park
Fun day at Grosvenor Park in Chester from 11am-2pm on Saturday to celebrate Stonham Housing’s first anniversary under their new contract with Cheshire West and Chester Council.
3. Merry Days
Marbury Merry Days in support of St Michael and All Angels Church on Saturday and Sunday including a display by the Extreme Mountain Bike Show, dog and terrier racing, a Newfoundland dogs water display, trade stands and a craft and gift fair, children’s activity corner, a model aircraft flying display and Morris Dancing. Admission is £5 for adults, under-16s £1 (free if with an adult), senior citizens £3. More information from www.marburymerrydays.co.uk.
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4. Chester Little Theatre
Chester Little Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde at the Little Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, at 7.30pm on Saturday. Two young ladies are desperate to fall in love – but only with a young man called Ernest. Tickets £9. Book online at www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk or telephone TicketSource 0333 666 3366. Booking charges apply.
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5. Talking Heads
Tip Top Productions presents Talking Heads by Alan Bennett at the Forum Studio Theatre in Hamilton Place at 7.30pm on Saturday and 2.30pm on Sunday. At once darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting, Talking Heads is widely regarded as a modern classic, a series of 12 groundbreaking monologues originally filmed for BBC Television. The three monologues to be performed in Chester are A Woman of No Importance, A Chip in the Sugar and A Lady of Letters. The set for the production will be simple - a chair, a small table, a coat stand, a bed and a selection of props appropriate to whichever character is on stage. Tickets £11, concessions £9. Call 01244 341296 or visit www.tiptopproductions.co.uk.
6. Chester Music Society
Chester Music Society Choir present Chorales for a Spring Evening, including Morten - Lauridsen Lux Aeterna, Pergolesi - Magnificat, Mozart - Spätzenmesse, Haydn - Insanae et vanae curae, with solo recitalist Morwen Blythin (harp), at 7.30pm at Chester Cathedral on Saturday. Tickets: £14 (Nave); £7 (Aisles, restricted view). Call 01244 500959.
7. Lancashire Hotpots
The Lancashire Hotpots in concert at The Live Rooms, Homer House, Station Road from 7pm on Saturday. Admission £13 in advance. Visit www.theliverooms.com/www.seetickets.com.
8. St Cecilia Singers
The Chester St Cecilia Singers will be performing a concert with Queen’s Young Voices at Wesley Methodist Church, St John Street, at 7.30pm on Saturday. The programme will include Andrew Carter’s Benedicite and works by John Rutter and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Tickets £8, £4 12-18 years, under 12’s free. Available at the door or from Sue Stringer 01244 343154.
9. National Dance Company Wales
National Dance Company Wales returns with three thrilling pieces by three of the very best European choreographers, in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.30pm on Saturday. Including the world premiere of Folk, by its new artistic director, Caroline Finn; Alexander Ekman’s witty and high octane, Tuplet, and the vibrant piece, A Mighty Wind by Jeroen Verbruggen that captures the intensity of a storm, set against the power generated by an alternative rock music concert. Tickets £21, £17, concessions £2 off. There is also an interactive matinee for families at 2pm. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.
10. Knitting surgery
A free knitting and crochet surgery is taking place at Chester’s Abakhan store from noon to 2pm on Sunday. The store can be found at 65 Frodsham Street. For further details call 01244 323 640.