SKA PUNK Southern Californian ska punk band Reel Big Fish will play The Empire in Middlesbrough on Thursday February 28. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £14.50 and available by calling 01642 525199.

COMEDY SHOW Middlesbrough-born comic and winner of ITV's Show Me the Funny, Patrick Monahan, will appear at Middlesbrough's Town Hall Crypt on Friday March 8. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £14 and are available from the box office by calling 01642 729729.