What’s On: The Mercury listings guide

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THURS, SEPT 26

Back to Broadway. Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tickets: £16.50. To book contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

The Stones. A tribute to the Rolling Stones at the Opera House, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tickets: £15.50, £17.50. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

Folk star Kate Rusby plays Chesterfield’s Winding Wheel.

The JJ Galway Band are at The Fishpond, Matlock Bath.

FRI, SEPT 27

Charity Black Tie Ball. Synergy Sports Academy are holding a Charity Black Tie Ball in association with Orchid at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield. Tickets are available at £55 and include a 3 course meal with guest speaker - Mark Crossley, comedian - John Stiles, other entertainment and a great auction of sport memorabilia. To book contact the Synergy team on 01246 518151 or email mark.jules@synergysportsacademy.org.uk

Blonde Poison. The Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tickets: £15. To book contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

The Ripper Files!.The Opera house, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tickets: £13, £15, £17. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

It’s the young musicians’ open mic night at Designate @ The Gate, Matlock, for 7-17 year olds, from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Top Pearl Jam tribute outfit Backspacer play Real Time Live, Chesterfield, with support from local rockers Exile.

Official Monster Raving Loony Party Conference and Steampunk Illuminata event at The Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath. Free entry to the market and music events, with Gripper and the Gurnards , D.H Lawrence and the Vaudaville Skiffle Show, Deviant Amps and an acoustic set by The Big Fibbers .

Billy Eden. Playing 50’s/60’s Rock’n’Roll at Barrington’s, Whitworth Park Hotel, Darley Dale. Free entry. Call 01629733111 for details.

Folk Friday. Wheatcroft’s Wharf Café, Cromford Mills, 7-9pm. Free entry and acoustic folk music. For further details phone 01629 825995 or visit www.arkwrightsociety.org.uk.

Matlock Music. Eloisa-Fleur Thom, a prize-winning violinist, plays works by Beethoven, Ravel, Brahms, Fritz Kreisler and Manuel de Falla at the Wheeldon Hall, Highfields School, Lumsdale, at 7.30pm. Tickets are available at the door before the concert at £10. Under-18s, students and registered jobseekers pay half-price. Further information is available on 01629 733296 or www.matlockmusic.org.uk.

SAT, SEPT 28

Exhibition. An exhibition by Wensley Yarn Workers at Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mill, Mill Lane, Cromford. Free.

Arts & Crafts Fayre. Held under the arches of the entrance to the Guildhall and the Market Hall. Entry is free, some workshops may charge for materials.

Fund-raiser. Live music, stalls, tombola and light refreshments will be on offer at a fundraising event in Stretton Village Hall from 2pm to 5.30pm. Entrance £2, school age free. Proceeds for Ashgate Hospice.

Exhibition. Mallard, the world-famous steam locomotive, will be on show at Barrow Hill Roundhouse as part of the Barrow Hill Live! exhibition of steam and diesel locomotives, from 10am to 5pm. For admission charges , contact www.theticketfactory.com or 08443388000.

Dave Kaye and the Dykons play Matlock Conservative Club.

Caught Stealing, the band formerly knows as Sour Mash, do The County, Chesterfield.

The Idle Hands get busy at Real Time Live, Chesterfield, with support from Lantern Arcade.

The Something? launch their Just Might Shine single at bar 2010, Matlock. Josh Vallance supports.

The Pitz play Nelson’s Arms, Middleton-by-Wirksworth.

Dino and The Bedrockers are at The Fishpond, Matlock Bath.

Official Monster Raving Loony Party Conference and Steampunk Illuminata event at The Grand Pavilion, Matlock. Free entry to the market up to 6pm. Tickets for the Saturday evening Gala, featuring BB BlackDog , Dr Hasbeen, Glow People, The Big Fibbers , The Black Pigs Morris Dance troop from www.steampunkrecords.com. £10 in advance for non-party members, party members free. £15 on the door.

Band. Sir Richard Arkwright’s award-winning ‘Masson Mills Band’, based in Matlock Bath, is to feature in a Charity Concert to be held in the Assembly Rooms, Bakewell Town Hall. Bakewell’s Appalachian Dancers ‘Well Heeled’ support. The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets - priced at £7.50 – are available from Heather Thomas on 07974 133091 or Tony Brennan on 07778 754480 or on the door.

SUN, SEPT 29

Exhibition. Barrow Hill LIve! Exhibition of steam and diesel locomotives at Barrow Hill Roundhouse. See Saturday’s listings.

Harvest Festival. Alfreton Wesley Church, Ellesmere Avenue, Alfreton. DE55 7HW. Services at 10.45am and 6pm led by Mr Peter Relf of Mansfield. For more details, please call 01773 833627.

Tenors Un Limited. The Rat Pack of Opera at the Opera House, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tickets: £19, £21. Contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Shaun Byrne leads the Sunday singalong at the Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover.

Official Monster Raving Loony Party Conference and Steampunk Illuminata event at The Grand Pavilion, Matlock. Free entry to the market and music events. MC for the weekend and a Saturday performance: Lord Montague Jacques Fromage the III and the Steampunkfunk Bizarre, from New York.

Meet the artist: Susan Trentham, at Mill Yard, Cromford Mills, 10am-4pm. Free entry.Paintings, prints and hand-painted slate and granite giftware.

Walk along the Lumsdale Valley. Cost: £3 (Limited places, advance booking required). A leisurely guided three mile walk including a visit to the Lumsdale Conservation Project, exploring the ruins of this unique industrial valley site.For further information and ticket bookings phone 01629 825995 or visit: www.arkwrightsociety.org.uk

MON, SEPT 30

Tango. Argentine Tango taster sessions for beginners, £5, at The Riverside Club, Clayton Street, Chesterfield, 8pm-9pm. Contact Gavin on 07845989246.

Dreamboats and Petticoats. The Winding Wheel, 7.30pm. Tickets: £24-£30. To book contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Teechers. Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 7.30pm. Tickets: Adults £15, child £9. To book contact 01246 345 222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Vampires Rock. The Opera House, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tickets: £22.50, £24.50. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

TUES, OCT 1

Dreamboats and Petticoats. The Winding Wheel, 7.30pm. See Monday.

Teechers. Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 2pm & 7.30pm. See Monday listings for details.

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance. The Opera House, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tickets: £23, £25. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

It’s open acoustic night at The Old Poets’ Corner, Ashover.

Resident pianist Peter Thorneycroft is at The Market Place, Cromford.

WEDS, OCT 2

Dreamboats and Petticoats. The Winding Wheel, 2.30pm & 7.30pm. See Monday listings for details.

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick. The Opera House, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tickets: £15, £17. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Paul Daniels. Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tickets: £16.50, £18.50. To book contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Kathryn Williams plays The Fishpond, Matlock Bath.