What’s On across Northamptonshire this week.

Strictly stars Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas.
Strictly stars Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas.

Your weekly guide to events taking place across Northamptonshire this week.

TODAY

MUSIC

Showcase hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8.30pm

Live Band Rock Covers at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

The Roy Hawksford Band at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free.

Acoustic Open Mic at Ye Golden Lion, Wellingborough

Acoustic Open Mic at Brave Old Oak, Towcester

Open Mic Night, Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton

Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul, Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, N’pton, 8.30pm

Open House Night, Black Bottom Club, George Row, N’pton.

Jam Night, The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm.

THEATRE

Masque Theatre presents The Beggar’s Opera at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. 07586 288793.

Princess Ida at Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave, 7.30pm. 01536 414141.

Birdsong, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 2.30pm & 7.45pm. 01604 624811

The Sherry Babys, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

Quiz Night, Old Kings Head, Long Buckby, 8.30pm. Free.

Quiz Night, The Sun, High Street, Hardingstone, 8pm

Quiz Night, Fox & Hounds, 186 Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, 9pm

County Market, Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon.

NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits High Street, Rushden, 10am–12.30pm

Diabetes UK group meets at Cripps Postgraduate Medical Centre, N’pton General Hospital, 7.30pm. Speaker Dr Jonathan Rippin. Free entry.

Great Bowden Flower Guild open evening at Lubenham Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50, inc glass of wine and nibbles from Janet 01858 545428/Judith on 01858 565767.

Wellingborough Ramblers circular walk via Milton Bryan, Eversholt & Woburn Abbey (12 miles). Meet Park Street car park, Woburn, 10am

Stuart Phillips talk entitled “Plant Folklore” at Salem Hall, Salem Lane, Wellingborough, 7.30pm. Non-members £2.

Friends of Bishop Stopford School (FOBSS) holding a Gardeners’ Question Time at Bosworth’s Garden Centre, Finedon Road, Burton Latimer, 6.30pm tour, followed by 7pm demonstration. Tickets £5 from 01933 678145.

Political Toasts at NN, 9 Guildhall Road, Npton (until June 30), Wed-Sat 11am to 6pm, Sun 2pm to 4pm. Free

FRIday

MUSIC

Open Mic, Foundrymans Arms, St James Road, Northampton 9pm

“Jazz And Dine” with Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, noon–2.30pm. £20 ticket. 01604 858549

Music In Quiet Places featuring Eduardo Niebla in concert at St Leonards Church, Apethorpe, 7.30pm. Oundle Music Trust

Bush Pigs Band at Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton.

Jamie Benkerk at O’Neills, the Drapery, N’pton, 9pm

Candy Slam at NB’s, Bridge Street, Npton

Crabby & The Boys at Chequered Flag, Corby

Acoustic Open Mic at Queen’s Head, Sutton Bassett

Moulton Village Festival feat BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner, Blair Dunlop & Ashley Hutchings (ex-Fairport Convention) at The Festival Marquee, Church Hill, Moulton, 8pm. £10 (in advance) 01604 646818.

Tyler Adams at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

Masque Theatre presents The Beggar’s Opera at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. 07586 288793

Princess Ida at Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave, 7.30pm. 01536 414141.

Birdsong, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

Jack Jones Farewell Tour, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club, Underground Auditorium, Derngate, 8.15pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Friends of NGH Fashion Show at St Peters Church Hall, Weston Favell village, Npton, 7pm. Tickets £5 in advance, incl glass of wine, coffee/tea at interval on 01604 545802 or email friendsofngh@ngh.nhs.uk

East Northants Faith Group meet at Thrapston Baptist Church, 9.30am. 01933 316927.

SATURday

MUSIC

Music Theatre School at St Michaels Community Hall, Roundhill Road, Kettering, for ages 6-14, 10am–11am. 07747 865626.

Majority Rules – Danceable Covers at Great Doddington Club, Lower Street, 9pm

The Great Divide acoustic rock at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8pm. Free entry.

Matti Fantasi at The Hart of Duston, Npton, 8pm

Tony Gee Soul & Motown Night at Far Cotton WMC, Main Road, Npton, 7.30pm. £6 entry

Stephen Cesari at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton

Sugar Soul at Brafield WMC, A428, from 8pm (& bingo).

Amelia at Queens Park WMC, Npton

Kim Robinson at British Rail Club, St Andrews Road, Npton, 8.30pm

Accrington Stanley at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. £5.

Single File at Monks Park WMC, N’pton.

Coverstory at O’Neills, the Drapery, Npton, 10pm

Steve Perry at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

Mod Story at Overstone Park Golf & Leisure Resort, Billing Lane, Overstone, Npton, 8.30pm. Free admission.

Party Disco at Golden Horse, Far Cotton, Npton.

Tom Healy Band at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

Masque Theatre presents The Beggar’s Opera at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. 07586 288793.

Princess Ida at Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave, 2.30pm & 7.30pm. 01536 414141 or 01536 737773 (after 4pm)

Birdsong, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 2.30pm&7.45pm. 01604 624811

Lee Nelson, Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Sharon Potter & Dena Smith School of Dance Showcase, Core at Corby Cube, 3pm & 6.30pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

Ballroom, Latin & Sequence at Weldon Village Hall, Bridge Street, 8pm– 11pm. £5 (please bring drinks and nibbles).

Club Rally at Billing Aquadrome, Npton (& May 19), 10am –4pm. Display of Reliant Sabres & Scimitars. For info www.billingaquadrome.com

Weston-by-Welland - Sutton Bassett Annual Fete, 2pm–5pm at Sutton Bassett. £1 adm

Outdoor Leisure & Balloon Fiesta, Billing Aquadrome, Npton (& May 19), 10am–5pm. £8 admission, under 12s go free. www.billingshows.com

Bredon Hill Walk with The Ramblers Association (13 miles). 7.30am from Turnpike, Harpole Turn, for walk from Elmley Castle picnic place. No dogs.

Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (5.5 miles). 2pm from bridge over A45 (Weston Mill Lane), N’pton.

Walk with Kettering & District Ramblers Club at Sudborough (6 miles). 01536 763634

Lego Build & Show Weekend Event (& May 19) at Toller Church and Meeting Rooms, Kettering, 4pm. £1 (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Family Fun Day at Earls Barton Youth Club, 11am–3pm to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease.

Just Trading Fashion Show at Duston United Reformed Church, N’pton, 7.30pm. £3.50.

NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits Raunds Fete, Darsdale Home, Chelveston Road, 1.30pm–4pm

Flea market at Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Lane, 9am–1pm.

Jumble Sale at Duke Street Evangelical Church, N’pton, 11am.

Yard Sale at The Granary, Poplars Lane, Holcot (off Sywell Road), 11am.

Quality Plant Sale with Homemade cakes, bric-a-brac, at St Peter & St Andrew’s Church Hall, Beanfield Avenue, Corby, 10am–noon. Free admission.

Spring Art Show at Baptist Church, Park Road, Rushden, 10am–4.30pm. Free entry.

Plants, tools, cakes for sale at Quaker Meeting House, Wellington Street, N’pton town centre, 1pm–3pm.

Artist Talk: Art Laboratory at NN, 9 Guildhall Road, Npton, 2pm. Free.

Afternoon ride with Northampton Cyclists’ Touring Club to Jeyes Apothocoffee, Earls Barton. Meet Whitewater Centre, Bedford Road, 2pm.

Record breaking Smokey, the cat, at table top sale, Christchurch Rooms, Christchurch Road, N’ton, 10am-noon. 50p.

Plant sale & gift day, 9am-2pm on the green and in the Baptist Church at Nether Heyford.

SUNday

MUSIC

Open Mic, hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Ken’s Diner, Finedon, 4.30pm.

Bullit’s Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.

Acoustic open mic feat Nurse Roberts & the Medicine Man at Wheatsheaf, Titchmarsh

Acoustic open mic at Horseshoe, Sywell.

Music & Hoy at Queens Park WMC, N’pton.

Rondeau at Gladstone WMC, Finedon, 3pm–6pm

Far From Nashville at Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, N’pton, 4pm

Paul James at Brafield WMC, A428, from 8pm (& bingo).

Johnboy’s Karaoke & Disco at British Rail Club, St Andrews Road, Npton, 2pm–5pm.

Dominic at Monks Park WMC, N’pton, 4pm– 7pm.

Steven Hayles at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton

THEATRE

Sharon Potter & Dena Smith School of Dance Showcase 2013, The Core at Corby Cube, 3pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

Morning Worship at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am.

Car Boot Sale at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden, 10am–2pm

Craft Fair & Cakes at Queens Park WMC, Npton, 2pm–4pm. In aid of Age UK. Tables £10, to book 07791 553345

Old Northamptonians fun day at Sir Humphrey Cripps Pavilion, Billing Road, Npton, 1pm. Live band, stalls, touch rugby at 2pm. £1 entry

Book Fair, organised by BB Society, at Brixworth Village Hall, Holcot Road, 10am–4pm. Free entry. www.bbsociety.co.uk

Twilight Tour: Festivity & Revelry - Royal Visits to Stowe House, 7.30pm. £10 to inc wine & canapes, pre-booking essential. www.stowehouse.org or 01280 818002 to book tickets.

Morning Walk – Hamerton – Salome Farm circular (6 miles). Meet 9.15am Market Sq car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Church Farm, Hamerton.

Spring Art Show at Baptist Church, Park Road, Rushden, 1.30pm–4.30pm. Free entry. www.radas.org.uk

Linear Day Walk with The Ramblers Association (12 miles). Depart Church Lane (adj to Church of Holy Sepulchre, N’pton) 8.30am prompt by minibus to The White Horse, nr Woolstone. No dogs. Pre-booking essential 01604 455443 or 07910 963988

Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Brampton Valley Way, Boughton & Pitsford – 13.5 miles. Meet Brixworth Primary School, Froxhill Crescent, 10am.

MONday

MUSIC

Acoustic Showcase at Prince of Wales, Kettering

Northampton Music Appreciation Society – Rosemary Leonard & Adrian Taylor, accompanied by Callum Alger, The Friends Meeting House, Wellington St, Npton, 8pm. £4.

Dave Johnson Band at Ye Golden Lion, Sheep Street, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free.

OTHER

Stu’s Quiz Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.

Skittles at The Harlequin, Stamford Rd, Kettering, 8pm

Absolute Beginners Dance Class at Weston Favell CEVA Primary School, Westwood Way, N’pton, 7pm.

tUESDAY

MUSIC

The Next Big Sing! singing group at St Michaels Church, Roundhill Road, Kettering, 7.10pm. 07747 865626.

Clive Gregson at The Old White Hart Inn, Cotton End, Npton, 8pm.

Roy Hawksford Band at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm.

OTHER

NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits Nene Park Outpatients Clinic car park, Irthlingborough. 9.30am–noon.

Evening Walk with The Ramblers Association (4.5 miles). 7pm start from the church, in Church Street, Rothersthorpe.

Wellingborough Ramblers tea shop walk around Pitsford village (3.5 miles). Meet Covey Garden Centre, Brampton Lane, Pitsford, 1.30pm

WEDNESday

MUSIC

Jammin’ ‘n’ Acoustics, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, W’bro, 8pm

Uncle Tom Cobley at The Headlands, Longland Rd, N’pton, 8.30pm

Electric Experience at Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge St, Npton

THEATRE

Bill Bailey - Qualmpeddler, Derngate Auditorium, 8pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Quiz Night at Tanners, Farm Field Court, Thorplands, N’pton, 8pm.

Tea Dance at The Congregational Hall, Bowden Lane, Mkt Harborough, 2pm–4.30pm. £3.50 on the door, .

Long Buckby History Society guided walk of Spratton. Meet at church in Spratton for 7.15pm. Members free, £2 visitors – info@longbuckbymuseum.co.uk

Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (6.5 miles), 9.30am, The Spratton Arms, Turweston.

Wellingborough Ramblers circular walk (7.5 miles). Meet The Malting House, Stoke Goldington, 9.30am.