Jimmy Carr, Barry Manilow, Absolute Bowie and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

This Sunday is Father's Day, and if you're looking for something to do to celebrate look no further than the West Midlands and Shropshire - with ska shows, comedy gigs, tribute acts and more.

Jimmy Carr, Barry Manilow, Absolute Bowie and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

Jimmy Carr will play Dudley Town Hall this weekend.


International Model Air Show - Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard

This weekend the International Model Air Show begins at Weston Park with it's very own drone fair.

The Elster Jet Display Team return from Germany with their show boasting synchronized aerobatics and a pyrotechnic display on the night

With model car racing, a model boat regatta, rocket school, 100 trade stalls, fun fair and Weston’s brand new Woodland Adventure Playground to run wild in – there is plenty in store for younger visitors to the show.

Tickets are priced at adults £12, children £6.00 and families £28.00 (2 adults and 3 children). Gates open at 10am.  Day tickets purchased on Saturday include admission to the evening show. 

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All That Jazz - Oakengates Theatre, Telford

Voices in Partnership return to the stage with All That Jazz, including performances from many of its staff!

This year, they will treat audiences to performances from Chicago, West Side Story, Parade, Miss Saigon, Annie Get Your Gun, Billy Elliot and Dogfight, to name but a few.

Tickets are priced at £13.50 with the show starting at 7.30pm

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Bad Manners - The Robin 2, Bilston

Bad Manners - The Best Of British Ska - Live and Loud
Bad Manners will play all of your favourite ska hits at The Robin 2 this weekend

Ska legends Bad Manners are proud to present The Best of British Ska this weekend at the Robin 2.

The show, fronted by Buster Bloodvessel himself, will recite all of your favourite songs to skank along to such as Lip Up Fatty, Special Brew, My Girl Lollipop and many more in one long party celebrating the roots of ska.

Tickets are priced at £20 in advance and £22.50 on the door.

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Jimmy Carr - Town Hall, Dudley

Jimmy Carr
8 Out Of 10 Cats star Jimmy Carr will appear in Dudley this Friday

Legendary comedian Jimmy Carr brings his Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour to the unlikely Dudley Town Hall this weekend.

Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award.

Tickets are priced at £27.50 with the show beginning at 8.00pm.

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Absolute Bowie - O2 Institute 2, Birmingham

Absolute Bowie
The legend of David Bowie lives on through tribute act Absolute Bowie

Following the death of musical pioneer David Bowie this year, his spirit and passion lives on through the likes of Absolute Bowie - who are set to headline the Institute in Birmingham.

The five piece has toured all over Europe for the last eight years, faithfully performing the music of David Bowie with uncanny accuracy.

Audiences are taken on a journey experiencing the different personas of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane through to The Thin White Duke and the late 80s.

Tickets are priced at £16 with doors opening at 8.30pm

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Rocky Horror Show - The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Rocky Horror Show at Grand Theatre June 2016
The Rocky Horror Picture Show once more aims to shock and titilate the audience at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre

The famously naughty Rocky Horror Picture Show has once more set out to spook audiences in Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre, with Saturday marking the last night.

The show features the likes of Diana Vickers as Janet, Richard Meek as Brad, Liam Tamne as Dr Frank-N-Furter and Paul Cattermole as Eddie/Dr Scott amongst a varied and talented cast decked out in glitter and stockings aplenty.

Tickets are priced from £24.50 to £41.50 with the show starting at 7.30pm

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Taming of the Shrew - The Hippodrome, Birmingham

As part of Shakespeare 400, Birmingham Royal Ballet will re-tell the story of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Choreographer John Cranko adapts Shakespeare’s tale, set to a luminous baroque score inspired by Domenico Scarlatti, it achieves a memorable and truly funny mix of comedy, romance and virtuoso dancing.

This show is free for all matinee tickets holders and £16 otherwise.

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Barry Manilow - Genting Arena, Birmingham

Barry Manilow has secretly married his manager, according to a magazine
Legendary Barry Manilow will make a rare live appearance this weekend at the Genting Arena

Barry Manilow is going to hit the road and perform concerts across the world on his all new ONE LAST TIME! tour that will hit the Genting Arena

The Grammy, Tony and Emmy award-winning musician’s career sparked when his mega hit song, “Mandy,” topped the charts in 1975. After performing more than 400 concerts at the Las Vegas Hilton and Paris Las Vegas from 2005 through 2011, Manilow has limited his concert appearances.

Tickets are priced from £22.92 to £114.04 with doors opening at 5.00pm

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Strictly Abba - Theatre on the Steps, Bridgnorth

Theatre on the Steps presents a night full of big hair and classic tunes with Strictly Abba

In previous appearances their shows have always sold out, and it's easy to see why with their renditions of all of Abba's greatest hits, authentic costumes and an endearing stage presence that encapsulates the essence of Abba themselves

Tickets are priced at £12 with the show starting at 8.00pm

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Kick Up The 80s - The Robin, Bilston

Get your leg warmers on and your perm set - Kick Up The 80s are set to play The Robin in Bilston this weekend.

The UK’s Premier 80’s tribute, Kick Up The 80’s, playing some of the biggest hits of the 80’s, the band produce authentic recreations of bands such as Wham, Duran Duran, Madness, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Soft Cell, Tears For Fears, Spandau Ballet, The Jam and many more.

The show is also made special by "guest appearances" from George Michael, Freddie Mercury and Bon Jovi add to the party atmosphere of a Kick Up The 80’s show and will keep everyone dancing all night.

Tickets are priced at £8.50 on advance and £9.50 on the door.

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Plant a Present for Father's Day - Percy Thrower's Garden Centre, Shrewsbury

Go to Percy Thrower's Garden Centre and find out how to plant the perfect present this Father’s Day .

£5 per person includes all material including terracotta pot, compost and plant. Pre-booking is essential. Book online or in store at Customer Services at Percy Thrower’s a Wyevale Garden Centre.

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Alistair Barrie - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Theatre Severn
Topical comedian Alistair Barrie will have audiences laughing at Theatre Severn this Father's Day

Topical comedian Alistair Barrie brings his brand new show No More Stage Three to Theatre Severn this weekend.

In December 2014 the comedian got married. In January 2015, his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, which gave him some perspective on what really constitutes bad news which drives the content of this brand new show.

Tickets are priced at £11 with the show beginning at 7.30pm.

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City of Colours Festival - Digbeth, Birmingham

Art in progress from the City of Colours Festival
City of Colours Festival aims to highlight local artists and the industry in Birmingham and the West Midlands

Urban Arts company City of Colours presents a day full of arts and entertainment to inspire the young people of Birmingham and beyond.

The festival includes an array of arts, music, B-boy battles, workshops and markets as well as a skate ramp in The Rainbow, street food with Digbeth Dining Club, cinema screenings, illustration battles, street magic, retro gaming, acrobatics and so much more.

City of Colours aims to promote local and underground artists through this event and raise awareness of the creative scene within Birmingham and the West Midlands in extension.

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Wuthering Heights - mac, Birmingham

Chapterhouse Theatre will present their retelling of the classic story, Wuthering Heights, at the mac in Birmingham this Sunday.

Emily Bronte's classic story has thrilled audiences generations and is now brought alive on stage in an adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner and presented at some of the most beautiful open-air venues across the UK and Ireland.

Tickets are priced at £14 with the show beginning at 7.30pm

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Annual Beer Festival - Lady Lane Wharf, Birmingham

Perfect for Father's Day, Lady Lane Wharf will host their annual beer festival that ends on the Sunday featuring live music and deals especially for dads attending.

As well as live music throughout the festival, Sunday is fathers day and because of this, on the day dads attending will be given a free pint of cask ale with their Sunday meal to celebrate.

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