1 Spa Orchestra
Peasholm Park, Scarborough, Friday August 25 at 8pm
The last remaining professional seaside orchestra will take you on a night out to the cinema with an evening of famous themes from the silver screen.
Entitled Magical Music From The Movies expect stirring sounds from blockbusters from down the years plus selections from the great Hollywood musicals and to finish a spectacular firework finale!
Tickets: (01723) 821888
2 Howard Beaumont
Scarborough Spa Suncourt each Wednesday and Thursday until September 14 from 2.30pm; coffee dance in the Grand Hall or Ocean Room each Friday until September 15 from 10.30am
Howard Beaumont, a well-respected organist on the UK circuit, will be playing his 30th season at the seaside venue – an achievement that secures his title as ‘King of The Keyboards’.
With the afternoon Mmusic sessions, running on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons guests can enjoy toe tapping showstoppers and light classics whilst in the beautiful surroundings of the Spa’s Suncourt.
On Friday mornings Howard hosts a coffee dance, which takes place between 10.30am – 12.30pm. Featuring a full programme of ballroom, latin, old time and popular sequence dancing
Tickets: (01723) 821888
3 Scarborough Electronic Organ Society
Scarborough Fair Collection, Flower of May, Lebberston, Monday August 28 at 7.30pm
Featuring John Mann a popular organist and entertainer who will be playing a Wurlitzer and Allen organ plus a piano with a guest appearance by Sarah Bryant.
Doors open at 6.30pm. Guests welcome, pay on the door
4 Scarborough Jazz Club
The Cask, Ramshill, Scarborough, Wednesday August 30. Doors open at 8pm
Scarborough Jazz Club welcomes an exciting front line combination: vibraphone and saxophone. Vibes man John Settle leads his own band Vibe-ology performing at clubs in Leeds and York, playing with a percussive and relaxing style that owes something to Milt Jackson. Stuart is well known to Scarborough audiences for his consummate saxophone playing, by turns melodic and funky.
On Wednesday they will play with the Mike Gordon Trio.
Admission on door
5 Headlands Festival
Hulley’s Farn, Cloughton, Friday August 25 toSunday August 27
Several years in the making, Headland is the brainchild of Jim Taylor, the landlord of Indigo Alley inScarborough.
Opening on the Friday evening, with Barnsley Goth rockers Danse Society.
The line-up ranges from the 15-piece reggae band Sofajunkies, whose self-proclaimed aim is to promote love and peace to the solo extravagance of Miriam Forrester.
Jim himself gets a slot, as does local band the Fuzz Junkies alongside London Graffiti and the excellent Railroad Hobos, one of the most popular and eclectic bands, not to say accomplished bands on the local scene, headed up by Vince Townsend.
More than 20 real ales will be on offer, all selected from local breweries. On the Friday there will also be the Aust-Inn cocktail bar.
To complement the music and the beer, the dog-friendly event will also have a number of activities to keep children happy, from bouncy castles to face painting.
Tickets: www.headlandfestival.com and are £15 for the three days, including camping.
6Rotunda Museum Birthday
Scarborough, August 26 and 27
On 29 August 1829 the Rotunda Museum opened its doors for the education and entertainment of visitors to Scarborough. Over the August bank holiday weekend it’ll be hosting a series of events to mark its 188th birthday.On the Saturday and Sunday come along to enjoy hands on family friendly activities - including fossil handling and specimen identification - and interactive displays from societies and their specialists. Taking part are: Scarborough Field Naturalist Society: Whitby Naturalists’ Club: Rotunda Geology Group: Scarborough Archaeological Historical Society: Scarborough Photographic Society.
Admission charges apply
7 Burniston Show
Burniston, Monday August Star attraction for this year will be the Carol and Philip Mellin Sheepdog Display. The Purple Pig Petting Farm will also be there as will Eagle Eye Falconry. New for this year, Pete Maynard will be demonstrating dry stone walling. Dog lovers will love the fun dog classes, where the judge will have a hard time choosing the Fastest Sausage Eater’ or the Prettiest Bitch. The horse and pony fans will find a multitude of classes to keep them entertained. The whole family can wander around the handicrafts and Hhorticulture marquee. Plus there is plenty of food and drink. Admission charges apply
YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until August 31 Based on the film with Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act is a musical about cabaret singer Deloris and her relationship with a nuns’ choir. She is given refuge in a convent after witnessing a murder. Director James Aconley said: “We wanted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film’s opening with the musical version of it. It combines great songs with fantastic comedy moments.” The songs are sing-along infectious with Take Me To Heaven and Spread the Love Around among the best of a great score. Tickets: 01723 506750
9 Summer Explorer Adventures
Castle Howard, near Malton, August 26 to 28
Become a Castle Howard explorer and join in the adventure this summer. The gardens will be brought to life with a range of interactive activities.
Join woodland quests with Rusticus and reveal the stories of the intrepid adventurers who travelled the globe in search of plant treasure.
Test your skills with a ‘have a go’ challenges with climbing wall, raft building and archery, across the bank holiday weekend. Join in with daily craft activity, set off on a self-guided children’s trail to track down the lost animals with brass-rubbing spotter and activity sheet.
Admission charges apply
10 FIley Art Society annual exhibition Evron Centre, Filey, Monday August 25 to 27 Popular display of local artistic talent.