1. Men Behaving Badly
Men Behaving Badly at the Forum Studio Theatre in Hamilton Place at 7.30pm on Saturday. Voted the best sitcom in the BBC’s history at BBC TV’s 60th anniversary celebrations in 1996, Men Behaving Badly by Simon Nye comes to the stage! Gary and Tony are two beer-guzzling flatmates, revelling in a second – some might argue extended – childhood. This generally means hours of TV, lager and mindless talks about women. This is just the kind of behaviour that puts their relationships with Dorothy (Gary’s long suffering girlfriend) and Deborah (an attractive blonde in the flat above) in terminal jeopardy. RJ Productions is proud to present three episodes of the classic sitcom in what is believed to be a first on stage. Tickets £10. Call 01244 341296 or visit www.tiptopproductions.co.uk.
2. International Women's Day
International Women’s Day will be celebrated in Chester between 11am-4pm at Chester Town Hall on Saturday. To be opened officially by the the Lord Mayor of Chester at noon and celebrating 40 years of Chester Women’s Aid in the city, there will be entertainment, inspirational speakers, dozens of market stalls, information points, palm readings, mini-massage, lots of fun, refreshments and a chance to look around parts of this magnificent building. Free admission, everyone welcome.
3. Randolph Caldecott exhibition
Exhibition of works by Chester-born Victorian illustrator and artist Randolph Caldecott at St Peter’s on the Cross, Watergate Street. on Saturday. The exhibition showcases some of his skilful, playful and most characterful work. St Peter’s re-opened last year as a parish church. The team are delighted to confirm their commitment to continuing as an exhibition space for local art, alongside regular worship and events. The exhibition hangs within the café space. Free entry.
4. Chester FC v Bromley
Chester FC v Bromley in the FA Trophy at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off 3pm. Seated: Adults £18, concessions £12, under 21s £10, 16-17-year-olds £5, 5-15 £3, under fives free. Standing: Adults £15, concessions £10, under 21 £10, 16-17-year-olds £5, 5-15 £3, under fives free. Car parking £2. Visit www.chesterfc.com for details.
5. Chester Symphony Orchestra
Chester Symphony Orchestra is joined by international soloist Qian Wu for a performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm on Saturday. Programme also features works by Beethoven. Tickets £16, £12, £9. Call 01244 500959.
6. A Midsummer Night's Dream
The King’s School drama department presents William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 7.30pm at The Vanburgh Theatre on Saturday. Tickets £8 (concs £6) from www.kingschester.co.uk/whats-on ot telephone 01244 689500.
7. Cantaloop in concert
Cantaloop in concert at Telford’s Warehouse on Saturday. Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.
8. Model Boat Show
The Canal and River Trust is welcoming the return of the Model Boat Show to the National Waterways Museum for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend is a fun packed event for enthusiasts and beginners alike as the boats will once again occupy a large section of the canal including an extensive model dock system display. Model boat clubs from across the North West will assemble to display and exhibit hundreds of the best boats built by their clubs in the past year. There will also be multiple model boat traders selling parts and full kits as well as being available to offer advice on how to construct your own models. Admission to the event is only £3.50 which includes access to the rest of the museum. For more information contact the museum on 0151 355 5017 or visit the website www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/nwm.
9. Jake Evans in concert
Jake Evans in concert at Alexander’s, Rufus Court on Saturday. Admission free before 9pm, £4 thereafter. Call 01244 340005 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.
10. Coffee morning
The next community coffee morning at the Uniting Church in Garden Lane runs from 10.30am to noon on Saturday in support of the local charity Live. Admission £2 to include Fairtrade coffee or tea and cake or scone. There will be a raffle with quality prizes. All proceeds to the charity. Further information about Live can be found at www.livecheshire.org.uk.
11. I Am Of The Universe in concert
I Am Of The Universe in concert at The Live Rooms, Homer House, Station Road from 7pm on Saturday. Free entry. Visit www.theliverooms.com/www.seetickets.com.
12. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Tennesee Williams in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday. Catrin Stewart, who played Jenny Flint in Doctor Who, and Gareth David-Lloyd, who played Ianto Jones in Torchwood, come together in this new production of the American stage classic. The story is set in a plantation-owner’s mansion on an airless Mississippi night, where faded golden boy Brick and his beautiful but frustrated wife Maggie have gathered with the rest of the family to celebrate Big Daddy’s 65th birthday. Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.
13. Open mic session
Open mic session with Matt Moorey at Telford’s Warehouse in Tower Wharf on Sunday. Free entry. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.
14. Eleanor McEvoy in concert
Eleanor McEvoy in concert at Alexander’s, Rufus Court on Sunday. Tickets £10 advance. Call 01244 340005 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.
15. Smetana Piano Trio
The Smetana Piano Trio in concert in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Theatr Clwyd on Sunday at 7.30pm. The current Smetana Piano Trio is one of the foremost of the Czech ensembles, continuing the tradition of the renowned trio of the same name founded by pianist Josef Palenicek in the 1930s. His son Jan, one of the finest cellists on the current Czech music scene, continues the family name in the quartet. Its recordings have won a host of international awards and it comes to Mold as part of a worldwide touring schedule including France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Brazil and the USA. They will perform works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Dvorak. Tickets £17, concessions £15. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.
16. The Hyena Kill in concert
The Hyena Kill in concert at The Live Rooms, Homer House, Station Road on Sunday from 7pm. Admission £5. Visit www.theliverooms.com/www.seetickets.com.