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

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Looking for something to do in and around the Harrogate district from Thursday, December 13 to Wednesday, December 19?

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

Harrogate

Exhibition: The Beano 80th Birthday Collection by Horace Panter + Sleeping Giants by Pete McKee at RedHouse Original gallery, Cheltenham Mount. Until December 15.

Exhibition: Passages of Light & Dark – An exhibition of recent paintings by Robert Macmillan at 108 Fine Art, Cold Bath Road Until December 15.

Concert: Henshaws Christmas Concert at the Royal Hall.

Music: The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Harrogate Convention Centre.

Music: Live music with The Resonators at the Blues Bar.

Music: Acoustic jam session hosted by Rob Reynolds/Aaron Bertenshaw at Charlies Place, Otley Road. 8pm. Weekly.

Music: Acoustic Night - Live music at the St Robert’s Club, Robert Street. Open to all. Every Thursday, except third Thursday, 7.45-11pm.

Quiz: Christie’s Bar Quiz from 8.30pm.

Wetherby

Event: The Women on Tap Christmas Party Big Bottle Share & Vinyl Night at Bottle & Bean, 7pm.

Ripon

Coffee morning: Ripon Walled Garden and Saint Wilfred’s Bungalow Christmas coffee morning at Ripon Town Hall between 10am-noon.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

Harrogate

Music: Harrogate (Bilton) Northern Soul Club at Bilton WMC with resident DJs Keith Hudson, Steve Murphy and Ian Smith + Steve Burke and Paul Atkinson. 7.30pm-1am.

Music: The Leeds City Stompers at the Blues Bar.

Music: Biz Denton and Jason Ont Sofa at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Event: RHS Garden Harlow Carr - The Magic of Christmas. Put on your best Christmas jumper, enjoy Christmas crafts and follow a Christmas trail. Normal garden admission. Until December 24.

Wetherby

Cinema: Wetherby Film Theatre - 9 to 5 - Fri: 4.30pm. Robin Hood - Fri-Sun: 7.30pm. Mon: 12.30pm. Tue: 7.45pm. Wed-Thu: 4pm. National Theatre Presents: Allelujah (Encore) - Sat: 4pm. Mon: 7.15pm. Home Alone - Sun: 4.30pm. The Royal Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker (Encore) - Tue: 4pm. Wed: 7.15pm. It’s a Wonderful Life - Mon: 4pm. Thu: 1pm. National Theatre Presents: Antony And Cleopatra (Encore) - Thu: 7.15pm. Visit www.wetherbyfilmtheatre.co.uk.

Thirsk

Cinema: Ritz Cinema Thirsk - The Grinch - Fri-Thu: 7.30pm. www.ritzcinema.co.uk.

Aberford

Community cafe: Christmas special in village hall 10am-4pm with The Village Harmonies singing Christmas songs from 11am-noon. Complimentary mulled wine and mince pies. Hot and cold drinks and home made cake all day.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

Harrogate

Event: Silson Contemporary Art Gallery’s Autumn Show at Harlow Oval. 10.30am-4pm. Also Sunday.

Concert: Harrogate Christmas Concert with Harrogate Choral Society and Harrogate Symphony Orchestra at Harrogate Convention Centre.

Music: Dancing Queen – The Great 70s hits – at the Royal Hall.

Music: Saturday Shakedown with DJ Martin (4-7pm) + The Jed Thomas Blues Band at the Blues Bar.

Music: Robbie Miller at The Den, Cambridge Street.

Fair: RSPCA York Harrogate and District Branch Christmas fair at the Wesley Centre, Oxford Street, Harrogate 10am-3pm.

Knaresborough

Music: Live music with Matt Partner at the Cross Keys. 9pm.

Concert: Christmas Swingalong at King James School, Knaresborough 7.30pm. Brass music, fun, quiz, raffle and sing song. £8, accompanied children go free.

Boston Spa

Music: Jazz in the Spa presents live jazz with Harlem Hot Stompers at the village hall.

Wetherby

Fair: Rock and Mineral Show at Wetherby Race Course. Doors open 10am-5pm. Entrance - adults £3, concessions £1 and under 16 years free. Cafeteria and free parking.

Coffee morning: Action for Children Christmas coffee morning at Wetherby Methodist Church, Bank Street 9.30am-12.30pm.Stalls and coffee shop.

Northallerton

Concert: Northallerton Male Voice Choir Christmas concert at The Forum, Northallerton. Matinee 3pm, evening 7.30pm. Tickets www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Grewelthorpe

Event: 80’s Christmas Disco 8–11.30pm. Come and boogie the night away to music from the 80’s, dress in the 80’s style and enjoy a Christmas themed supper. Ticket £12 per person from the Hackfall Café at Grewelthorpe Village Hall.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

Harrogate

Event: Carols service with music at Harrogate West Park United Reformed Church, Victoria Avenue. 10.30am.

Music: The Bootleg Beatles at the Royal Hall.

Music: Acoustic sessions with Jake Pattinson at Monteys Rock Café, The Ginnel. 8pm.

Music: Live music at the Blues Bar with Vintage (3pm), The Harriets (6pm) and Rob Reynolds (9pm).

Music: Martin Rose hosts a weekly acoustic session at The Regency.

Music: Sunday Acoustic Session at the Hales Bar.

Knaresborough

Music: Folk songs and sea shanties with The Chorus Crew at the Cross Keys. 4pm

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

Harrogate

Music: Open Mic Night with Martin Rose at The Blues Bar.

Film: Harrogate Film Society presents Your Name (Japan, 2017), at Ashville College, Green Lane, at 7.45pm, preceded by the traditional social at 7pm. Members free, guests £5 (students £3).

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

Harrogate

Music: Jazz Christmas Party at The Empress with Sharon Colgan and friends. 8.15pm.

Music: Acoustic at Blues Bar.

Choir: Stray Sound Ladies barbershop chorus at Starbeck Methodist Church. 7.30-9.30pm. Weekly. New members welcome. More info from Sue Lynch at suelynch443@gmail.com

Dance: Sequence dance at St Georges the friendly dance club. St Georges Road. Harrogate 7.30-10pm (coaching 7-7.30pm) Non Members £4.50, members £3.50. Visit www.stgeorgesdanceclub.uk

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Harrogate

Event: Poems, Prose & Pints open mic session at North Bar (upstairs room). 7.30pm.

Music: The Paul Middleton Band at the Blues Bar.