Evening events, Music, Dance

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The Burlesque Ball

Fishnets and top hats galore at this series of lavish burlesque balls.

Classic Grand, Glasgow

Sat 11 Apr

£13.50–£27 / 0141 847 0820

The Empire, Middlesbrough

Sat 18 Apr

£11.25–£22.50 / 01642 253553

O2 Academy Birmingham

Fri 25 Sep

£13.50–£27 / 0121 622 8250

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Swing Patrol: Swing Ball

Dress in your vintage best and have some old fashioned fun at this Swing Ball hosted by Swing Patrol. Down For The Count perform the tunes to swing, jitterbug and lindy hop the night away to.

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Sat 7 Mar

£15 / 020 7702 2789

The Essence Of Ireland

  • Directed by: Ross Mils
  • Written by: Susie Parsley

Traditional Irish dance and music show, following the tale of Sean Dempsey and Cora McGowen, friends who are forced apart when Sean moves to New York to find work, and their ongoing friendship through their letters.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Thu 16 Apr

The Anvil

£21.50 / 01256 844244

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 26 Mar

£21–£38

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Wed 8 Apr

£21.50 / 0844 854 2776

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…and at 17 other places

Jaleo Flamenco: A Compás

High energy, traditional Mediterranean dance, complete with music and vocals.

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Wed 27 May

£18 (Children £14.50; £14.50; £16) / 0844 406 8666

Salisbury Arts Centre

Fri 15 May

£16 (£14) / 01722 321744

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Fri 29 May

£8.50–£20.50 / 01284 769505

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Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 10 Oct

Free on Wed; £5 Thu & Sun; £10 Fri & Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

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Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Wed 11 Mar

£18–£41 (£15–£39; £8) / 01227 787787

Thu 12 Mar

£18–£41 (£15–£39; £8) / 01227 787787

York Barbican

Fri 23 Oct

£28–£30 / 0844 854 2757

Brolin

The London-based producer performs his dance music originals.

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Mon 2 Mar

£6 / 029 2023 2199

  • 20:00 Brolin Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Dance Afrique

Presented by Solution Media & Infotech, Dance Afrique is a showcase of popular African artists to highlight the rich diversity of African culture.

The SSE Arena, Wembley

Sat 28 Mar

£24.25 / 0844 815 0815

Dave Pearce

The granddaddy (no really, at his age …) of trance Dave Pearce dishes up some of his anthemic beats.

Aquarium, Lowestoft

Sat 19 Dec

£11 / 01502 573533

Flying Lotus

The Los Angeles-based producer, Steven Ellison, performs his dance originals.

Manchester Academy

Thu 30 Apr

£20 / 0161 275 2930

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Tue 28 Apr

£22.50 / 0141 332 2232

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Fri 1 May

£33.18 / 0844 477 2000

With Shabazz Palaces and Kutmah.

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The Forget-Me-Not Concert

A gala evening of entertainment in aid of the Alzheimer's Society, featuring artists from the world of dance, musical theatre, opera and television.

The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

Sun 19 Apr

£25 / 01242 258002

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Forget the many Jersey Boys tribute shows and revel in the real falsetto as Frankie Valli performs classic hits from 'Walk Like a Man' to 'Beggin''.

Bournemouth International Centre

Fri 3 Jul

£45–£55 / 0844 576 3000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sat 4 Jul

£45–£55 / 0844 248 1585

LG Arena, Birmingham

Thu 2 Jul

£45–£55 / 0844 338 8000

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Hackney Colliery Band

Funky East London-based brass band that does drum & bass and Prodigy covers.

The Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Fri 8 May

£15 / 01484 689759

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Fundraising Ceilidh

A ceilidh with the Robert Fish Band to raise funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 14 Mar

£10 / 0131 346 1405

Jaleo Flamenco: A Compas

High energy, traditional Mediterranean dance, complete with music and vocals.

Cumbernauld Theatre

Sat 30 May

£12 (Students £10) / 01236 732887

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Sun 17 May

£16; £1 Bring Your Kid For A Quid (Children £8 under 18s) / 01225 860100

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Kaytranada

Hip hop and dance producer from Canada.

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Fri 20 Mar

£23.50 / 0844 477 2000

Khon

A visually spectacular meeting point of Thai arts and culture featuring singing, dancing, acting, acrobatics and music.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Thu 18 Jun

£16.80–£22.40 / 020 7589 8212

Ladies Night Out

No boys allowed at this ladies night with a three course dinner and a full programme of entertainment.

Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Towcester

Fri 22 May

£49–£99 / 0845 400 0003

The Mayor's Variety Spectacular

Family variety show featuring music, comedy and dance from a wealth of local talent. All proceeds go to the Mayor's three charities: Busy Bees, Monmouth Tea Dance and CLIC Sargent.

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Thu 19 Mar

£10 / 01600 772467

Native Dancer

The five-piece band, London-based group performs its own take on pop-dance songs. With support from Kinkajous.

The Lexington, London N1

Tue 3 Mar

£5.50 adv / 020 7837 5371

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Opening Party

Warp Records' DJ Clark presides over a live show encompassing psychedelia, fire-and-brimstone techno and explosive experimentation. Plus a live set from Vessels.

Village Underground, London EC2A

Thu 12 Mar

£15 / 020 7422 7505

Panda Bear

The Lisbon-based musician Noah Lennox, performs his dance material.

Electric Brixton, London SW2

Wed 4 Mar

£16.50 / 020 7274 2290

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Panda Bear Electric Brixton, London

Perc

The performer and DJ from London, Ali Wells, performs his techno and dance material. With support from Bronze Teeth, Hamburger Ladies.

Birthdays, London N16

Thu 19 Mar

£10 / 020 7923 1680

  • 19:00 – 00:00 Perc Birthdays, London

Portico

Contemporary not-really-jazz-at-all from the London-based improvisation/electronica group, whose sound features the tuned percussion instrument known as the Hang.

The Haunt, Brighton

Sun 19 Apr

£16.50

Manchester Academy

Sun 26 Apr

3

£13.75 / 0161 275 2930

O2 Academy Sheffield

Wed 22 Apr

£11.25 / 0844 477 2000

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Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Fri 20 Mar

£5 / 0131 558 8844

Dance While The Sky Crashes Down, with RM Hubbert, Alan Bissett, Lynsey May, Elyssa Vulpes and the newly crowned Scottish Slam Champion.

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