1. The Last Five Years
Monsta Productions present The Last Five Years at the Forum Studio Theatre in Hamilton Place in Chester at 8pm on Saturday. Tony Award winning composer of Parade and Honeymoon in Vegas, Jason Robert Brown brings us an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress. Inspired by Brown’s own failed marriage, it’s the emotionally powerful and intimate story of a young couple who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. In a city where professional and personal passions collide, only the strongest relationships survive. From one of the most imaginative voices in musical theatre, The Last Five Years features a unique structure in which Cathy’s journey is sung from ending to beginning, and Jamie’s from beginning to end. Packed to the brim with humour, ravishing romance, and an exuberant score played live by a six-piece orchestra, The Last Five Years takes an unforgettable look at the hope that love will endure the test of time. Tickets £15, concessions £13. Call 01244 341296 or visit www.tiptopproductions.co.uk.
2. Art exhibition
Bickerton Village Hall will be transformed into a dazzling two story art gallery on Saturday and Sunday displaying over 500 pieces of original art. Artists from Cheshire, Shropshire, North Wales and Wirral will be sharing their talents with visitors who will have the opportunity to view and purchase some incredible pieces of original art. Bickerton Village Hall is celebrating its 10 hugely successful art event this year and has attracted artists from several counties who are sharing their talents and interpretations for nine days only. Visitors are welcome from 11am to 5pm daily and entry is charged at £2 to include an exhibition catalogue (free for under 16s).
3. Antiques fair
Antiques fair at the Northgate Arena in Victoria Road in Chester from 9am-3.30pm on Saturday featuring up to 120 stalls.
4. Bricks in Motion
Bricks in Motion at Chester Cathedral on Saturday and Sunday. An exhibition of more than 100 Lego models created by some of the finest Lego artists in the world to celebrate the weird and wonderful world of transport. Adults £3, children £2.50, family ticket £10. Visit www.chestercathedral.com.
5. Family Saturdays
Family Saturdays at Chester Amphitheatre from noon-4pm on Saturday continues with Cavemen. Go caveman crazy this summer as Stig of the Dump comes to Chester. Free activity afternoon. Visit www.storyhouse.com for details.
6. Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre presents Stig of the Dump, based on the novel by Clive King, adapted by Jessica Swale at 2pm on Saturday and noon on Sunday; As You Like It by William Shakespeare at 7.30pm on Saturday; and The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare at 4.30pm on Sunday. Visit www.grosvenorparkopenairtheatre.co.uk or call 0845 241 7868.
7. Moonlight Flicks
Moonlight Flicks presents a screening of the classic 1987 musical Dirty Dancing (12) starring Patrick Swayze in the Roman Gardens at 8.30pm on Saturday; Brooklyn (12A) starring Saoirse Ronan in Castle Park in Frodsham at 8.30pm also on Saturday. Tickets £8.50. Visit www.storyhouse.com for details.
8. Rock Bottoms
The Rock Bottoms in concert at Alexander’s, Rufus Court in Chester on Saturday. Tickets £5 advance. Call 01244 401402 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.
9. Summer garden party
The Handbridge Pub summer garden party from 2pm till late on Saturday. Barbecue, bouncy castle, coconut shy, adult craft workshop, darts tournament, DJ sets, donkey rides, face painting, hog roast, hook a duck, independent stalls, kids rainbow fish workshop, open mic, sack race, Splat the Rat plus live music from Catapult Collective.
10. Tatton Park concert
Concerts By The Lake presents The Halle at Tatton Park on Saturday. Gates open 5pm. Tickets £35.75. Call 01625 374428 or visit www.concertbythelake.com.
11. Seeds Music Festival
All day Seeds Music Festival, run by Chester community radio station Flipside, at Alexander’s, Rufus Court in Chester on Sunday. The event offers a mix of music, art, dance and poetry that promotes and celebrates local live performance and community radio. On the outdoor stage in the garden there will be sets from Heal The Last Stand, The Glendale Family, Campfire Social, Texas Banjo Massacre, Alx Green, Anna Houghton, Mountainface and Isabella Crowther. Musicians performing on the acoustic stage include Jon Coley, Joseph Leo, The Northern Outlaws, Tom Martin, Danny Bradley and C-90. Tickets £5 advance. Call 01244 401402 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.
12. Chester Races
Chester Races family fun day at Chester Racecourse with seven races starting at 2.10pm on Sunday. Plenty of free entertainment to keep the kids busy, so keep an eye out for the seaside postcard selfie props, donkey rides giant seagulls, inflatables and beach games. Children under 17 go free, and it’s £12 for grown ups on the Open Course.
13. Eaton Hall Gardens
Charity open day at Eaton Hall Gardens in Eccleston from 10.30am-5pm on Sunday. Scented rose garden, duck herding displays, craft and charity stalls, Chester Wind Band, carriage museum, family history room, children's activities and mush more. Parking from 10am, last entry 4.30pm. Adults £7, £2 children, family £16 (two adults and two children). Cash only. Visit www.eatonestate.co.uk.
14. Open mic session
Open mic session with Mark Henderson and Friends at Telford’s Warehouse in Tower Wharf in Chester on Sunday. Free entry. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.
15. Cheshire Motor Show
Cheshire Motor Show and Vintage Fair from 10am- 4pm at Frodsham Community Centre in Fluin Lane on Sunday. Entry £4 for adults and free for exhibitors, children under 14 and senior citizens. Further details from www.cheshiremotorshow.co.uk.