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Showaddywaddy The Playhouse, Whitley Bay Friday will see the Whitley Bay theatre welcome the group billed as "the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world". Well, they are certainly among the most enduring, having clocked up four decades in the business. So, here's a chance to party back to the 1970s during a night of hits and number one favourites, including Under The Moon of Love; Three Steps to Heaven; Hey Rock & Roll; Blue Moon, and Pretty Little Angel Eyes.
The fun will start at 7.30pm. Visit www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk The Thursday Show The Stand, Newcastle This week, the comedy club welcomes another line-up of top comperes, headliners, up-and-coming acts from local and national circuits and a newcomer for two hours of laughter. The line-up is usually the same as the club's premium Saturday night show but at about half the price. Joining the programme tomorrow will be Lost Voice Guy, pictured; Ian Coppinger; Hayley Ellis; Andy Clark and host Martin Mor.
It will kick off at 8.30pm. Visit www.thestand.co.uk Rodfest O2 Academy Newcastle will be rocking tonight as this first ever event gets underway, showcasing some of the best bands the North East has to offer. What's more, it's all for a good cause, so local music-lovers have even more of an excuse to go along and enjoy themselves. All proceeds from the night, which is billed as "an evening of great music", will go to charity. It starts at 6pm and on the line-up will be The Kill; The Force; Sticky Fingers (UK); The Dirty South (a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute); Alkatrazz House Band, and Deep Purple in Rock: A Tribute to Deep Purple.
See academymusicgroup.com Nights on Broadway - The Bee Gees Story Sunderland Empire A one-off treat at the theatre tomorrow comes courtesy of this tribute to the Gibb brothers, which promises to be a blast back through their hits from four decades. Spanning the 1960s-90s, the show aims to give audiences the experience of being at a Bee Gees concert, with a blend of classics, acoustic medleys and dance floor favourites.
It will start at 7.30pm. See www.atgtickets.com Woodhorn Museum Ashington The museum - and former mine site - hosts daily guided colliery tours which offer a perfect opportunity to find out more about the area's industrial heritage. These are held daily at 11am and 2.30pm, and they're free, although there is a suggested donation of PS2. Those interested are invited to meet at the museum welcome desk. For information about what else is on offer for visitors to the Northumberland attraction - including tours of its Pitmen Painters artworks - visit www.experiencewoodhorn.