What’s On: Your guide to events in Northamptonshire

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Your seven day guide to events happening across Northamptonshire this week...

TODAY

MUSIC

The Cool Jazz Quintet, The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm to 11pm. Free admission.

Karaoke, Old House At Home, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 8.30pm.

Karaoke at Bar SO, Abington Square, Northampton. Free.

THEATRE

Bully Boy, Royal auditorium, Northampton, 2.30pm and 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Funhouse Comedy at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth. Tickets £7 in advance, 8.30pm start. www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Korean Karate (Tang Soo do) adult class at Kettering Leisure Village, Thurston Drive, 7pm to 9pm. For more info www.ketteringtangsoodo.com

Morning Walk at Welford Canal with Higham Ferrers Footpath Group. Meet 9.10am Safford Road car park or 10am Welford Church.

Quiz Night, Foundrymans Arms, St James Road, Northampton 8pm.

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

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

ACEs Singles Club, The RAOB Club, South Street, Northampton 7pm to 11pm. £5 membership to be donated to St Dunstans. Contact Paul 07908 410543, Peter 07932 865224 or Sec 07840 316213.

FRIday

MUSIC

Broken Shackle DJs , 9pm at The Lamplighter, Northampton

MJ54, Barratts, Barrack Rd, Northampton. A DJ Tribute to Michael Jackson’

Rough Diamond, at Kingsley Park WMC, Northampton, 8.30pm to 11.30pm

Marky T and ska night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.

Auntie’s Acoustic Sessions, Black Bottom Club, Northampton, from 8pm.

The Pig & Applestock at Lake Naseby, nr Welford (until September 2), starts 5pm. Charity music festival, all profits go to the MS Society. Early bird tickets £20 or on the gate £25, children under 10 go free.

THEATRE

Bully Boy, Royal auditorium, Northampton, 7.45pm.

OTHER

Scrap and Yap Papercraft Group at Jesus Centre, Abington Square, Northampton, 10.30am to 1pm. Cardmaking and scrapbooking, £2

Single & Mingle Night at Bar SO, Abington Square, Northampton. £3 entry

Comedy Club Express, The Hind Hotel, Sheep Street, Wellingborough, 7pm. Tickets £10 inc free burger & chips meal

SATURday

MUSIC

Carl Stevens at Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

Back to the Old School, Charles Bradlaugh, Northampton, 9pm

POPfiction 80s pop and indie vibes at the Black Bottom Club, Northampton, 10pm

Roof Top Sessions, Black Bottom Club, Northampton, from 9pm.

Biggsy, Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Northampton

The Real Thing, The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, 8pm. Tickets £23.50.

Proms In The Park, Rushden Hall Park, Rushden, 7pm to 9pm, feat The Windmill band. Tickets £5 from local outlets or Rushden Town Council. Proceeds to Mayor’s charities.

Disco Fever, Bar SO, Abington Square, Northampton. Free

Band Substance, The Picturedrome, Northampton, 8pm. £5

THEATRE

Bully Boy, Royal auditorium, Northampton, 2.30pm and 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

White Noise, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. Ticket Office 01536 470470

OTHER

Hand-made Market at Bee Inspired Studio, Market Street, Kettering, 10am to 3pm. Gifts, jewellery and knitted toys. .

Summer Fayre at Thorndale Care Home, Kettering, 2pm.

Coffee morning at Duston United Reformed Church, Main Road, Duston, 10am to noon

Summer Fete Charity Event at St John’s Home, Wellingborough Road, Weston Favell, 2pm to 4pm. Free entry.

Story Telling: Vasco Araujo. Solo exhibition by the Portugese artist at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Guildhall Road (until Oct 7) and Abington Park Museum (until Oct 28). Visit www.fishmarketgallery.co.uk

Car Boot and Table Top Sale, All Saints Church, William Street, Kettering, 9am to noon. £6 adm. To book call 07887 617978.

Food & Drink Festival with food trail, Yardley Hastings NN7 1EL, 11am to 4pm. Exhibitions of flowers, photos and memorabilia in St Andrews Church. Admission £2 adults, car parking free

4x4 and Militaria Show, Billing Aquadrome, Northampton (and September 2). Details 01604 407477 or www.billingshows.com

Harlestone Road Allotments Open Day (opp Hopping Hare), Northampton, 11am to 4pm.

Stoke Bruerne Cricket Club Car Boot Sale, 1.30pm to 6pm. Sellers to arrive from 1pm, £5 car, £8 van or trailer. To pre-book call Kiri on 01604 863117 or 07854 984247.

A Park for All Ages, Abington Park, Northampton; museum, church and bandstand. Storytelling and music. Free Admission. Jazz 7pm in the Church. Tickets £5, call 01604 838111

Walk from Hardingstone to Delapre with Northamptonshire Natural History Society. Meet in bus station SC 15 at 1.40pm

K.O.S. Craft & Gift Festival, Cranford, east of Kettering (and September 2), 10am to 5pm. Adults £3.50, OAPs £3, Children (age 4-12) £2.50, children under 3, free. Family ticket £9.

Morning Walk (6.5 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. Meet nr the church, Everdon. Walk is via Fawsley Park, Preston Capes and Snorscomb.

Keystone Escape Youth Centre Family Day, Rockingham Road, 11.30am to 2.30pm. Music and games.

SUNday

MUSIC

Americana Roots, Thomas A Becket, St James Road, Northampton, 8.30pm

Watford Brass Band at Abington Park Bandstand, Northampton, 2pm to 4pm

THEATRE

Without Planning Permission, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. Ticket Office 01536 470470

OTHER

Dragon Boat Race at Wicksteed Park, Kettering. Visit www.nenevalleydragons.org.uk

Dog Show, Earls Barton Showground. Lurcher & Terrier show with qualifiers for Midland and Pride of Peaks. Adults £2, OAPs/teenagers £1, children 12 and under free. For details call 07528 810784

Free Summer Fun day at Brampton Heath Golf Centre, Sandy Lane, Church Brampton, 11am to 4pm. Craft fair, children’s entertainer, games and Tri Golf.

Open day at Northampton Reptile Centre, 159 Weedon Road, Northampton, 10am–4pm, including reptile health checks, free lizard claw clipping. 01604 753823

Helmdon Fun Family Dog Show at Helmdon Sports Club, Wappenham Road. Entry £2 adults, £1 Children, £5 Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children), under 5s free. www.helmdon.com

Quiz Night, The Workhouse, Wellingborough Road, Northampton 8pm

Quiz Night, Barratts Club, Kingsthorpe Road, Northampton 8pm

Quiz Night, Griffin Inn, Pitsford. Free entry.

Kettering Cyclists’ Touring Club – all day ride to Ashby St Ledgers. Meet at Rothwell 9am or Guilsborough (Seatons Coffee Shop) 11am. 01536 712507

Short Day Walk, Chipping Warden, Edgecote, Wardington, Chipping Warden (8.5 miles). Meet 8.50am Market Square car Park, Higham Ferrers, or 10am Chipping Warden, park opposite cricket ground

Charity Event at Yardley Hastings Memorial Hall. Annual Produce and Handicraft Show plus Fete, noon to 5pm. Exhibition of flowers, photors and memorabilia in St Andrews Church, £2 adults, under 16 free

MONday

MUSIC

Karaoke, Golden Horse, Southampton Road, Far Cotton 4pm to 7pm

The Lincoln Noel Trio, Ye Golden Lion, Sheep Street, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free admission

THEATRE

Without Planning Permission, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. Ticket Office 01536 470470

Bully Boy, Royal auditorium, Northampton, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Charity Event, St Andrew’s Church, Yardley Hastings (until September 7). Food Glorious Food! – exhibition of flowers photos and memorabilia and cream teas, 2pm to 4.30pm

tUESDAY

MUSIC

The Linda Watkins Band at The Great Knight Folk Club, The Old White Hart Inn, Cotton End Northampton, doors open at 8pm. Admission £6.

Brian’s Big Band, Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Northampton, 9pm to 11pm. Free admission

THEATRE

Bully Boy, Royal auditorium, Northampton, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

HSBA (Home Working & Small Business Alliance), meet at The Fair & Square, Billing Mill, Little Billing, Northampton, 10am to noon. Booking advisable, contact Jane 0845 862 1875, www.hsba.biz

Kettering Cyclists’ Touring Club – morning ride to lunch at Gretton. Meet at Rothwell 9.30am or Rockingham Tea Room 11am Tel: 01536 712507

Stand-up Returns at The Picturedrome, Northampton, 7pm. £10 admission.

Quiz Night, Golden Horse, 59 Southampton Road, Far Cotton 8.30pm

WEDNESday

MUSIC

The ELO Experience, Greatest Hits show at The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, 8pm. Tickets £20.

ODi, Irish singer at The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes (on Stage 2), 8.45pm. Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door.

J for Jazz play trad jazz at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm to 10.30pm. Free admission. Tel 01848 463183

Bohemia & Open Mic, Jekyll & Hyde, Wellingborough Road, Northampton 8pm

Hollywood Octopus, Charles Bradlaugh, 8.30pm. Free.

Storm Warning, Malt Shovel Tavern, Northampton

THEATRE

Bully Boy, Royal auditorium, Northampton, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

The 2011 P.A.G.B Print and Projected Images Exhibition, presented by Northamptonshire Natural History Society at The Humfrey Rooms, Castilian Terrace, Northampton, 8pm

Coffee morning at Duston United Reformed Church, Main Road, Duston, 10am to noon

THURSday, SEPT 6

MUSIC

Over 2U, open mic night at The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes (on Stage 2), 8.45pm. £5 to non players, £2 to players

All That Jazz, The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm to 11pm. Free admission.

THEATRE

Bully Boy, Royal auditorium, Northampton, 2.30pm and 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Comedian Patrick Monahan, The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, 8pm Fund-raiser in aid of Air Ambulance. Tickets £15

European Drag Racing and Finals at Santa Pod Raceway, (until Sept 9), gates open 8am. Tickets from £12

The Northamptonshire Branch of the Royal Army Service Corps and The Royal Corps of Transport meets at the Ex-Servicemans WMC, Sheep Street, Northampton 8pm. Contact Brian Smith 01604 628292

Linear Morning Walk, Thrapston to Raunds (6.5 miles). Meet 9.40am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Raunds for 10.15am bus to Thrapston

FRIday, SEPT 7

MUSIC

Shakatak at The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, 8pm. Tickets £18

Karaoke with Pravin at The Golden Horse, Southampton Road, Far Cotton, 8pm

OTHER

Bat Walk, learn about these fascinating creatures. Meet at Visitor Reception, Canon’s Ashby House, Canons Ashby, 7pm to 9pm. Adults £8, children £4. To book call 01327 861900

Retireds’ Group meeting in the Bridge Community Office, Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive, Rushden, 1.30pm.

Sports Aid Lunch, The Marriott Hotel, Eagle Drive, Northampton, 12.30pm. Speaker is cricketer Claire Taylor MBE.

Advice Centre with Michael Ellis MP at Northampton Guildhall, by appointment only, 3pm to 5pm. Call 0207 219 7220

SATURday, SEPT 8

MUSIC

Kate Robbins: In Voice at The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, 8pm. Tickets £15

Wordsworth, Thomas A Becket, St James Road, Northampton, 9pm

Andy Skank at The Charles Bradlaugh, Northampton, 9pm

Amy C, Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Northampton

OTHER

Heritage Open Day, Market House, Market Hill, Rothwell (until September 9). Open 2pm to 4pm.

Open Studios visual arts festival at Alfred East Gallery, Kettering (until September 23).

Charity Craft & Shopping Event at Saints Rugby Club, Weedon Road, Northampton, 11am to 2pm. In aid of Northampton Cats Protection. Free adm.

Towcester & District Art Society Exhibition, Farthingstone Church (and Sept 9), noon to 5pm. Original work by Society Members. Free admission. Visit www.towcesterart.com for details.