Whats on: Your guide to events in and around the Harrogate district area across the next seven days.

The Harrogate Round Table beer and music festival is on at The Crown Hotel this weekend March 16-18 . www.harrogatebeerfestival.co.uk (1602053AM8)
The Harrogate Round Table beer and music festival is on at The Crown Hotel this weekend March 16-18 . www.harrogatebeerfestival.co.uk (1602053AM8)

Looking for something to do in and around the Harrogate district from Thursday, March 16 to Wednesday, March 22?

THURSDAY, MARCH 16

Harrogate

Shooting Bottles – Collages and Paintings by Thomas James Butler at RedHouse Originals gallery, Cheltenham Mount. Until March 18.

Scapegoat Kelly at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic night at the St Roberts Social Club, Roberts Street. All genres, any instrument. Open to all performers and non-performers. Second and fourth Thursdays of the month. 8-10.30pm.

Friends of Valley Gardens AGM, 7.30pm in the Brostoff Community Hall, St Peter’s Church. Malcolm Neesam ‘The story of Harrogate’s parks and gardens’.

Thursday karaoke from 9pm at Hales Bar, Harrogate.

Christie’s Bar Quiz, Harrogate, from 8.30pm. £1 entry.

Harrogate Round Table beer and music festival at The Crown Hotel, 6-11.30pm. Visit www.harrogatebeerfestival.co.uk.

FRIDAY, MARCH 17

Harrogate

Bilton WMC - Karaoke night.

Harrogate Round Table beer and music festival at The Crown Hotel, 6-11.30pm. Visit www.harrogatebeerfestival.co.uk.

The Marauders at the Blues Bar.

Reggae with Majesty at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Blues pianist/vocalist Dan Burnett (residency) at The Ivory, The Ginnel.

Knaresborough

Nidderdale Drama Festival at the Frazer Theatre. 7.30pm.

The Tree Fellas at The Old Royal Oak. 8.30pm.

Ripon

The Wakeman Lectures 10am-noon at Thorpe Prebend House. Susan Wrathmell - ‘Skipton - The development of a market town 1600-1900’. Viist www.wakemanlectures.co.uk.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

Harrogate

Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama at Harrogate High School, Ainsty Road, starting at 9am. Visit www.hcfmsd.co.uk.

Harrogate Symphony Orchestra spring concert, 7.30pm at the Royal Hall. Box office 01423 502116 or www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk.

Harrogate Beer Festival at the Crown Hotel. 4-11.30pm including Ireland v England Six Nations match. Visit www.harrogatebeerfestival.co.uk.

Beautiful Darling! Take a great Selfie – tips from professional photographer Paula Duck at the Royal Pump Room Museum, 11am-3pm.

Silson Contemporary Art Gallery’s Winter Show, new artists special opening. 10.30am-4pm. Also Sunday.

The Jed Thomas Blues Band at the Blues Bar.

Acoustic music from Dave D-B and Martin Rose at The Regency. 9pm.

Acoustic night with Tom Townsend at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Knaresborough

The Cross Keys, Cheapside - The Raisers - celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Irish folk.

Knaresborough WMC - Amy Thomas, vocal entertainer.

Nidderdale Drama Festival at the Frazer Theatre. 7pm.

The Tree Fellas at The Courtyard Bar & Grill. 8.45pm.

Ripley

Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds and Dave Speight at Ripley Town Hall.

Ripon

Ripon Mysteries and Workhouse Horrors Walk, 2.30-3pm. Free. Meet at The Cabmen’s Shelter in the Market Place.

Thorner

Callaghan at Thorner Victory hall, 8pm. Doors and bar 7pm. For tickets, visit www.thornervictoryhall.com.

Wetherby

Antiques and collectors fair. Wetherby Town Hall, every Saturday 9am-4pm. Free admission. Wheelchair access and lift. Contact Dawn 01937 582803.

Jaguar Fairs - Antiques and collectors fair at Wetherby Racecourse. Full details at www.jaguarfairs.com.

George Michael Tribute Act at The Engine Shed.

Boston Spa

Jazz in the Spa presents Amy Roberts/John Hallam Quintet at the village hall.

hampsthwaite

Coffee morning, 10.30am-noon at Hampsthwaite Methodist Church in aid of Save the Children.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

Harrogate

Sunday Acoustic Session at the Hales Bar.

Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama at Harrogate High School, Ainsty Road starting at 9.30am. Final concert in the new main hall at 7.30pm. Visit www.hcfmsd.co.uk.

Three live acts at the Blues Bar including Kindest of Thieves (3pm), Swamp Stomp String Band (6pm) and Rob Reynolds (9pm).

Martin Rose hosts a weekly acoustic session at The Regency.

Dan Burnett’s Open Mic night at The Ivory (weekly). 8pm.

Ripon

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal - wedding open day, 10.30am–1pm. To book a place, call 01765 643197.

Ripon Cathedral Friends lecture at 2pm in Thorpe Prebend House, High Saint Agnesgate, on ‘Norwegian stave churches’.

Wetherby

Jaguar Fairs - Antiques and collectors fair at Wetherby Racecourse. Full details at www.jaguarfairs.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 20

Harrogate

Harrogate Film Society screening of ‘The secret in their eyes’ (Argentina, 2009) at Ashville College, Green Lane, 7.45pm.

Open Mic Night with Martin Rose at The Blues Bar.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

Harrogate

RHS free Tuesday. Visit RHS Garden Harlow Carr in spring - for free! Visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarrwhatson or call 01423 565418 for more details.

Acoustic session at the Blues Bar.

Stray Sound Ladies barbershop choir at Starbeck Methodist Church. 7.30-9.30pm. Weekly. More details from Sue Lynch at suelynch443@gmail.com.

Ripon

Baking galore at The March Hare Cafe, Ripon Small Shops, Duck Hill, 9am-3pm in aid of Help for Heroes.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

harrogate

Royal Hall Open Day, 10am-4pm. Free admittance. Guided tours at 11am and 2.30pm.

The Paul Middleton Angst Band at the Blues Bar.

Matt Anderson’s Acoustic Underground and guests at Retro bar, Commercial Street.

Knaresborough

Knaresborough Flower Club AGM and social evening, 7.30pm at The Hub, St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane. Further details from 01423 872354.

The Strumpet of Knaresborough, bawdy Restoration comedy with a twist at Frazer Theatre. Until March 25.

Wetherby

Series of lectures at Wetherby Town Hall, 1.30-3.30pm. This week’s topic is Hull. For further information, call 07741 294262.

FURTHER AHEAD

Harrogate

Refreshments by Woodlands Methodist Church at Wesley Centre, Oxford Street with stalls on Saturday, March 25 10am-3pm.

Hampsthwaite

The Hampsthwaite Players - The Hound of the Baskervilles at the Memorial Hall from March 23-25. For tickets, call 01423 770604.

Wetherby

Ladies’ clothing event at Wetherby Town Hall on Thursday, March 23, 10am-3pm.

The Children’s Society wine tasting evening on Saturday, March 25 at 7pm in St James Church Centre. Tickets £15 from 01937 586640.

Boston Spa

Tadchorale evening concert in Boston Spa Methodist Church on Friday, March 24 at 7.30pm. For tickets (£10), call 01937 844376 or on the door.

Darley

A Treasure Trove in the Attic - Antiques expert valuing and talking about items at Darley Memorial Hall, 7-10pm on Thursday, March 23. Tickets £10 from 01423 780130.