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The Stefan

Pop-rock punk band from Dumfries.

The Buff Club, Glasgow

Fri 6 Mar

£6 / 0141 248 1777

With Heavy Smoke, Release and The Hardlines.

  • 18:00 – 23:00 The Stefan The Buff Club, Glasgow

UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Fri 17 Apr

£37.38 / 0871 945 6000

With The Brand New Heavies + Indica Campbell.

Bedford Park

Sun 2 Aug

£35 / 01234 221749

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 12 Apr

£37.38 / 0844 576 3000

With Radio Riddler.

  • 19:00 UB40 Bournemouth International Centre

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…and at 17 other places

The Whisky Stramash

A chance to sample as many different whiskies as you think you can handle, also promising 'mystery, entertainment, comicality and madcap pioneering.'

Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

£17.05–£28.60 / 0844 481 8898

Frankie Boyle: I'm Better Than This

We thought he'd gone into retirement, but seems he just can't stay away and we thank him for it. More dark, dangerous and damn funny stuff from Mr Boyle.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Wed 29 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

Thu 30 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

Tue 5 May

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

…and 4 more dates until 9 May

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sun 26 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Mon 27 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Sun 3 May

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

…and 3 more dates until 11 May

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 8 Mar

£13 (£10) / 0131 558 7272

Please note: this is a work in progress show.

Sun 15 Mar

£13 (£10) / 0131 558 7272

Please note: this is a work in progress show.

Wed 25 Mar

£13 (£10) / 0131 558 7272

Please note: this is a work in progress show.

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Killer Girl's Night In: Talk

Authors Kate Hamer, Paula Hawkins and Clare Donoghue talk about their books, including Hamer's The Girl In The Red Coat, Hawkins's, The Girl On The Train and Donoghue's No Place To Die.

Winchester Discovery Centre

Wed 4 Mar

£5 / 01962 873603

Magic: A Kind Of Queen

Long-running tribute to pomp rockers Queen.

Bristol Hippodrome

Mon 6 Apr

£19.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Capitol, Horsham

Fri 13 Mar

£19.50 / 01403 750 220

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

£19.50–£36 / 0844 871 7648

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Peter Powers

Hypnotist act from Powers, who has been called 'the Ali G of stage hypnosis'. Please note the Fri show is a 'Fun Night Friday', Sat 7.30pm show is 'Saucy Saturday' (safe for teens) and the Sat 'Midnight Madness' is over 18s only.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 6 Mar

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 7 Mar

£12.50–£16 / 0141 332 1846

Propaganda

Indie, electro, pop, dance and drum'n'bass.

Fez Club, Cambridge

Fri 6 Mar

£5; £3 guestlist ( £4) / 01223 519224

Fri 13 Mar

£5; £3 guestlist ( £4) / 01223 519224

Fri 20 Mar

£5; £3 guestlist ( £4) / 01223 519224

…and 36 more dates until 27 Nov

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Fri 6 Mar

£5.05 / 0141 332 2232

Fri 13 Mar

£5.05 / 0141 332 2232

Fri 20 Mar

£5.05 / 0141 332 2232

Fri 27 Mar

£5.05 / 0141 332 2232

O2 Academy Birmingham

Fri 6 Mar

£3 / 0121 622 8250

DJ Dan hosts a night of new and classic indie music in the Main Room, with pop, dance & drum'n'bass in Room 2 and electro, house and dubstep in Room 3. The dress code is Smart Casual.

  • 22:30 – 03:30 Propaganda O2 Academy Birmingham

£4.05 / 0121 622 8250

Fri 13 Mar

£3 / 0121 622 8250

DJ Dan hosts a night of new and classic indie music in the Main Room, with pop, dance & drum'n'bass in Room 2 and electro, house and dubstep in Room 3. The dress code is Smart Casual.

  • 22:30 – 03:30 Propaganda O2 Academy Birmingham

£4.05 / 0121 622 8250

Fri 20 Mar

£3 / 0121 622 8250

DJ Dan hosts a night of new and classic indie music in the Main Room, with pop, dance & drum'n'bass in Room 2 and electro, house and dubstep in Room 3. The dress code is Smart Casual.

  • 22:30 – 03:30 Propaganda O2 Academy Birmingham

£4.05 / 0121 622 8250

…and 10 more dates until 29 May

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Royal Blood

Alternative rock duo from Brighton-based Michael Kerr (Vocals/bass) and Ben Thatcher (drums).

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

Fri 6 Mar

£18.70

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Fri 13 Mar

£20.90 / 0844 477 2000

Opera House & Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Fri 6 Mar

Empress Ballroom

£17 / 0870 380 1111

  • 19:00 Royal Blood Opera House & Winter Gardens, Blackpool

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Science Ceilidh

A ceilidh from Science Grrl Glasgow and Glasgow Science Centre to celebrate International Women's Day.

Glasgow Science Centre

Sat 7 Mar

£14 (Members £12) / 0141 420 5000

Stone Cold Murder

  • Directed by: Sue Wilson
  • Written by: James Cawood

Stone Cold Murder by James Cawood will be at the Mill at Sonning for an eight week season.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Wed 4 Mar

Ashcroft Theatre

£20.50 (£18.50) / 020 8688 9291

Thu 5 Mar

Ashcroft Theatre

£20.50 (£18.50) / 020 8688 9291

Fri 6 Mar

Ashcroft Theatre

£20.50 (£18.50) / 020 8688 9291

Sat 7 Mar

Ashcroft Theatre

£20.50 (£18.50) / 020 8688 9291

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Wed 25 Mar

£20; £18 over 65s; £17; £15 over 65s; £22; £20 over 65s (Children £11 under 16s; Children £11 under 16s; Children £11 under 16s) / 01256 844244

Thu 26 Mar

£20; £18 over 65s; £17; £15 over 65s; £22; £20 over 65s (Children £11 under 16s; Children £11 under 16s; Children £11 under 16s) / 01256 844244

Fri 27 Mar

£20; £18 over 65s; £17; £15 over 65s; £22; £20 over 65s (Children £11 under 16s; Children £11 under 16s; Children £11 under 16s) / 01256 844244

Sat 28 Mar

£20; £18 over 65s; £17; £15 over 65s; £22; £20 over 65s (Children £11 under 16s; Children £11 under 16s; Children £11 under 16s) / 01256 844244

Antonia Fraser

Biographer and historian Antonia Fraser discusses her recent publication My History, an account of her youth and the development of her love of history.

Daunt Books, Marylebone, London W1U

Thu 19 Mar

£7 / 020 7224 2295

Caucasian Chalk Circle

A production of Bertolt Brecht's famous drama, which tells the powerful story of two women who both claim to be the mother of a child. This performance has been translated by Scottish writer Alistair Beaton and directed by the Lyceum's artistic director Mark Thomson.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

£15–£29 evening ticket (concessions from £10; Matinees £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Fri 6 Mar

£15–£29 evening ticket (concessions from £10; Matinees £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Tue 10 Mar

£15–£29 evening ticket (concessions from £10; Matinees £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

…and 2 more dates until 13 Mar

The Origin of Species

Celebrating the bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150 year anniversary since his theory of evolution was first published, Tangram Theatre Company present a musical comedy about the scientist's life and work. Incidentally, the show's full title is: The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or The Survival of…

Omnibus, London SW4

Sat 7 Mar

£12 (£10) / 020 7498 4699

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Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 6 Jun

£20.50 / 08441 717620

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 3 Dec

£20.50 / 0844 871 3014

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Sun 31 May

£20; £17.50 adv ( £18; Children £10 under 14s) / 0845 674 0505

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The Ching Room

Novelist Alan Bissett's debut play, set in a nightclub toilet. Directed by Iain McAleese.

Garnethill Multicultural Centre, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

£5–£5.97 / 0141 332 9765

Get 20% off Collected Plays by Alan Bissett after the show.

  • 19:30 – 21:00 The Ching Room Garnethill Multicultural Centre, Glasgow

Fri 6 Mar

£5–£5.97 / 0141 332 9765

Get 20% off Collected Plays by Alan Bissett after the show.

  • 19:30 – 21:00 The Ching Room Garnethill Multicultural Centre, Glasgow

Dirty Dusting

Three senior cleaning ladies embark on a brand new business venture together – a telephone sex line.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 24 May

£21 / 0151 907 8360

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 26 Apr

£21.50 / 01253 290190

Hull New Theatre

Thu 9 Apr

£20 / 01482 226655

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Grassroots Comedy

A chance to see the comedy circuit's next big stars as they get their footing in the biz.

The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Tue 10 Mar

£1 / 0131 650 4673

Tue 17 Mar

£1 / 0131 650 4673

Tue 24 Mar

£1 / 0131 650 4673

Tue 31 Mar

£1 / 0131 650 4673

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In Deep

Selection informed by Bill Brewster's three and a half decades of writing about dance music.

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

Fri 13 Mar

£5 / 0131 225 1757

with Wolf Music DJs

  • 23:00 – 03:00 In Deep Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

£5 / 0131 225 1757

Fri 20 Mar

£5 / 0131 225 1757

Showcase for esoteric house and disco label Firecracker.

  • 23:00 – 03:00 In Deep Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£5 / 0131 225 1757

  • 23:00 – 03:00 In Deep Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
…and 2 more dates until 17 Apr

Monty Don: Talk

The gardening writer and presenter talks about his life and work, including his travels to gardens all over the world and what really happens behind the scenes when filming.

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 8 Mar

£16 / 01392 665938

Hertford Theatre

Fri 20 Mar

£18 / 01992 531500

Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Natalia Ryzhenko
  • Written by: Natalia Ryzhenko

Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy about the Prince Siegfried, his love Odette, and the evil spell cast upon them by Von Rothbart and Odile. Directed by Natalia Ryzhenko and Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Fri 10 Apr

£17.50–£31.50 / 0844 854 2776

Opera House, Manchester

Fri 27 Mar

£20–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 28 Mar

£20–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

One Night In Istanbul

Nicky Allt's stage production of One Night In Istanbul, following Liverpool football fans as they venture to the European Cup in Istanbul.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Tue 9 Jun

£18.75–£35.75 / 028 9024 0411

Wed 10 Jun

£18.75–£35.75 / 028 9024 0411

Thu 11 Jun

£18.75–£35.75 / 028 9024 0411

…and 2 more dates until 13 Jun

Over 30s 40s & 50s Party for Singles & Couples

A chance to meet fellow singles and new friends with a pop soundtrack from the 80s right up to last week.

Abbey Moor Golf Club, Addlestone

Fri 13 Mar

£8 / 0800 313 4441

Bird Hills Golf Club, Maidenhead

Fri 6 Mar

£10 / 0800 313 4441

Fri 13 Mar

£10 / 0800 313 4441

Fri 20 Mar

£10 / 0800 313 4441

Fri 27 Mar

£10 / 0800 313 4441

GAA Sports & Social Club, Ruislip

Fri 6 Mar

£8 / 0800 313 4441

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