What’s going on in Sheffield this March?

Are you feeling a bit out of the loop this March? Now we’re out of that post-Christmas slump, spring is (hopefully) fast approaching! And to be honest it can’t come soon enough!! Not to worry though, Wow247 should have more than enough for you to do – check it out!

6 March: James Martin – TV chef and Yorkshire heartthrob is touring the UK with his new show, Plates, Mates, and Automobiles, celebrating 20 years on the telly. (Sun 6 Mar, £30, Sheffield City Hall, S1 2JA – more info)

6 March: Chocolate Easter Egg Masterclass – This is one for all chocolate lovers, egg lovers, and Easter lovers. Sterling Patissiere is bringing you the opportunity to learn to make and decorate your own chocolate eggs. (Sun 6 Mar, £65, Sterling Patissiere, 289 South Road, Walkley, S6 3TE – more info

8 March: Showroom Film Quiz – Are you a bit of a film buff? Do you and your mates reckon you can hold your own against other film buffs? With sound tracks to recognise, and film clips and picture rounds to pour over, this quiz really separates the wheat from the chaff. It’s also free! (Tue 8 Mar, Showroom Cinema, 15 Paternoster Row, S1 2BX – more info)

8 March: Dr Sketchy Sheffield – Where cabaret and life drawing collides! You don’t have to be Picasso to turn up and try your hand at life drawing, they’re welcoming people of all artistic abilities. Their themes and models range from world class burlesque performers to side show acts and roller derby girls. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, there’s competitions, prizes, dancing, and all kinds of fun to be had. (Tue 8 Mar, The Greystones, Greystones Road, S11 7BS – see more)

10 March: The Rifles – London-based indie four-piece are celebrating 10 years in the industry with a UK tour, having recently released a remastered version of their first album, No Love Lost. (Thu 20 Mar, £16, Plug, 14-16 Matilda Street, S1 4QD – more info)

10 March: PechaKucha Sheffield Vol#20 – They call themselves a ‘clubnight for thinkers’. Every four months, the creative, digital, and business communities of Sheffield are nearby come together to network, attend talks and enjoy live music and entertainment. (Thu 10 Mar, £9, Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Road, S3 8BX –more info)

11 March: The Coral – After a five year hiatus, they’re back! Their new album, Distance Inbetween, is out on March 4th, and the lads are doing a round of the UK to celebrate. (Fri 11 Mar, £17.50, Leadmill, 6 Leadmill Road, S1 4SE – more info)

11 March: Collabro – Having won Britain’s Got Talent in 2014, the lads in Collabro are embarking on the challenge to take their talent global. They’ve already managed to squeeze two albums, Star and Act Two, into a relatively small period of time, so we wouldn’t be surprised if these guys go all the way. (Fri 11 Mar, £19.50, Sheffield City Hall, S1 2JA – more info)

12 March: The Fargo Railroad Co. – These Sheffield guys are known for their awesome stage shows and catchy country-inspired musical style. With support from the likes of The Vegas 6, The Clench, and Black Shoes, this is going to be a real treat for anyone with an interest in jazz, blues, and soul. (Sat 12 Mar, £7, Plug, 14-16 Matilda Street, S1 4QD – more info)

12 March: Ellie Goulding – Having released her third studio album, Delirium, it is clear that Ellie Goulding’s musical career is going from strength to strength. Her massive, 10 city arena tour is visiting Sheffield, with support from John Newman. (Sat 12 Mar, £35, Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, Broughton Lane, S9 2DF – more info)

12 March: Kong – The Sheffield-based new wave indie punk band are playing a headline gig at one of their hometown’s biggest venues to launch their new EP. With their lyrical themes centring on Sheffield life, it seems only fitting. (Sat 12 Mar, £6.05, O2 Academy, 37-43 Arundel Gate, S1 2PN – more info)

13 March: Spartacus – The world-famous Bolshoi ballet are beaming a recorded performance of Grigorovich’s Spartacus to cinemas around the world. It’s basically Gladiator in ballet form. (Sun 13 Mar, £13, Showroom Cinema, 15 Paternoster Row, S1 2BX – more info)

15 March: Curator’s Club: Gin – Head down to the Broadfield for a tutored tasting panel of five craft gins, and get a free gin and tonic with your favourite! (Tue 15 Mar, £20, The Broadfield, 452 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FR – more info)

16-19 March: SIBA Beer X – There’s nothing better than a good pint, especially when there is over 250 to choose from. The Society of Independent Brewers has chosen beer city Sheffield to showcase the best of British cask, keg, and bottled beer. (Wed 16 – Sat 19 Mar, iceSheffield, Coleridge Road, S9 5DA – more info)

16-22 March: Sheffield Beer Week – To coincide with Beer X, Sheffield’s local pubs, breweries, bottle shops, and other beer enthusiasts, are spending a week celebrating all that beer has to offer. The week will see Meet the Brewer events with brewers from all over the world, as well as beer and food pairing sessions, blind tasting sessions, and many more. March really is going to be a very beery month! (Wed 16 Mar – Tue 22 Mar – more info)

17 March: Robyn Sherwell – To celebrate the release of her new single, My Hand, on 11th March, Robyn Sherwell will be performing an intimate gig at one of Sheffield’s classiest venues. (Thu 17 Mar, £7, Picture House Social, 383 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FS – more info)

18 March: Funk Drunk Records presents: Ben Shenton AKA Mindfair – Lovers of a good disco – don’t miss this! This will be a night of funk, soul, house, and hip hop perfect for dancing to. (Fri 18 Mar, £6, Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Road, S2 4DU – more info)

18 March: I Set The Sea On Fire – These guys released their latest single, Tastes Like Funk, very recently, to high acclaim. Their show, with support from Sheafs, Liines, and The Blinders, will be any indie-lover’s dream. (Fri 18 Mar, £6, Plug, 14-16 Matilda Street, S1 4QD – more info)

18 March: Chocolate Indulgence Dinner – Could there be anything better than an evening entirely dedicated to celebrating delicious chocolate? Award-winning patissiere Mick Burke will demonstrate the versitility of chocolate to his audience, before serving a three course meal to guests based entirely around, you guessed it, chocolate. (Fri 18 Mar, £30, Inox Dine, Sheffield Student’s Union, Durham Road, S10 2TG – more info)

19 March: The SSS/The Wired – The SSS are Sheffield lads through and through. Their unique style of indie got them named Best Unsigned Band of 2015 by Exposed Magazine. They will be supported by Sheffield indie band The Wired. (Sat 19 Mar, £5, Leadmill, 6 Leadmill Road, S1 4SE – more info)

19 March: Reef – After a short hiatus, and with a few new members, world-famous funk rock band Reef are announcing their arrival back on the scene with a UK tour. With old classics (anyone who’s anyone has drunkenly danced to Place Your Hands before) and some new material, this show is guaranteed to be a blast from the past. (Sat 19 Mar, £17.50, Plug, 14-16 Matilda Street, S1 4QD – more info)

19 March: Bread in a Day – Try a variety of different bread types, watch a few demonstrations, have a go yourself, and drink copious amounts of tea and coffee with your mates. Perfect for any aspiring home-bakers, or for a special occasion. (Sat 19 Mar, £39.95, Showroom Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, S1 2BX – more info)

19 March: Mardi Gras – To raise funds for the Sharrow Festival, Hagglers Corner have organised a day of Mardi Gras-inspired event for all the family. The daytime will see live music, dance workshops, and kids activities. When the kids are in bed, there will be live music from the likes of Mango Rescue Team, with DJ sets through til the early hours. (Sat 19 Mar, £5, Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Road, S2 4DU – more info)

19 March: Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair – Lovers of retro and vintage fashion, look no further! This vintage fair has everything you could possibly want – clothing stalls, cake and tea, a hair salon, and live swing music from The Sette of Odde Volumes. (Sat 19 Mar, £2, Sheffield City Hall, S1 2JA – more info)

19 March: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – Scott Bradlee is a pianist/musical arranger that takes classic 21st Century pop tracks and gives them a bit of vintage sparkle. (Sat 19 Mar, £22, O2 Academy, 37-43 Arundel Gate, S1 2PN – more info)

20 March: Dead Prez – American hip-hop duo, Dead Prez, are celebrating 20 years on the scene this year. Their political views are pervasive in their lyrics, so expect tracks such as It’s Bigger Then Hip Hop. (Sun 20 Mar, £14, O2 Academy, 37-43 Arundel Gate, S1 2PN – more info)

21 March: Diiv – Having toured the USA in 2015, Brooklyn-based rock band Diiv are all set for another European tour. They will be performing tracks from their new album, Is the Is Are, which they released earlier this year. (Mon 21 Mar, £11.50, Plug, 14-16 Matilda Street, S1 4QD – more info)

22 March: Supper Club – Breakfast is the most important (and, some may say, the most delicious) meal of the day, so why not eat it for every meal? At this Supper Club you’ll be shown how to adapt breakfast for dinner. (Tue 22 Mar, The Broadfield, 452 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FR – more info)

22-23 March: Into the Hoods: Remixed – The remastered version of 2008’s West End Show is coming to Sheffield. Follow the story of two lost children in the Ruff Endz estate, as they meet unlikely fairytale characters with a gangster spirit. (Tue 22 – Wed 23 Mar, Lyceum Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, S1 1DA – more info)

24 March: April Towers – The lads have only just finished their 2015 tour, and already they’re at it again. This time a seven date tour around the UK will precede some new recordings. Their classic synth-pop sounds have proven popular at previous sold-out shows, so this is one not to miss. (Thu 24 Mar, £5, Picture House Social, 383 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FS – more info)

25 March: Nai Harvest – Following the recent release of their AA single Just Like You / Jelly, Nai Harvest are embarking on a promotional UK tour. Their style of music is dirty, compelling, and catchy, and they’re guaranteed to put on a good show. (Fri 25 Mar, £7, Leadmill, 6 Leadmill Road, S1 4SE – more info)

25-27 March: Resistanz – The annual electronic goth music festival has come round again, so get your glowsticks and flourescent dreadlocks ready, and get down to Corporation to dance to the likes of Organ Donors, The Gothsicles, and Godflesh. (Fri 25 – Sun 27 Mar, £70, Corporation, 2 Milton Street, S1 4JU – more info)

26 March: Gourmet Vegetarian Food Evening – Award winning chef, Jon Tite, is presenting his vegetarian menu, especially focussing on seasonal fruit and vegetables. There’s even going to be vegetarian wine! (Sat 26 Mar, £28, Showroom Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, S1 2BX – more info)

27 March: Monkey Swallows the Universe – Celebrate Easter Sunday with a ‘one night only’ resurrection gig by the Sheffield-based five piece, marking ten years since the release of their first album. (Sun 27 Mar, £10, Queens Social Club, 4 Queens Road, S2 4DG – more info)

31 March: The Carnabys – These lads have gone touring made over the last couple of years, covering most of the globe and supporting huge acts such as Debbie Harry, as well as slots at various festivals. Catch up with the guys at a more intimate gig back on British soil. (Thu 31 Mar, £6, Picture House Social, 383 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FS – more info)

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