Cabaret with a post-modern twist, a western’s 50th anniversary and a dance show about bullying catch CHARLES HUTCHINSON’S eye

Friday night is... cabaret night

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, tonight, 8pm

USHERING in the upcoming 2020s, time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox are circumnavigating the globe in 2019 on their Welcome To The Twenties 2.0 Tour. “The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade, one that I hope will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations,” says retro big band/cabaret enthusiast Scott Bradlee.

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Jukebox jive: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Well worth the drive to the North Yorkshire moorland

Kacy & Clayton, The Band Room, Low Mill, Farndale, tonight, 7.30pm

CANADIAN duo Kacy & Clayton are Kacy Anderson, the link between Sandy Denny and Emmylou Harris, and her second cousin, guitarist Clayton Linthicum, from Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan.“He could have played on The Byrds’ Sweethearts Of The Rodeo, if he’d been around at the time,” reckons Band Room promoter Nigel Burnham, “Some call their music folk roots, others psychedelic folk or cosmic alt-country. Honestly.” Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy produced their latest album, The Siren’s Song, whose songs were first aired on Yorkshire soil at The Crescent, York, last May.

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Kacy & Clayton at The Band Room Low Mill

Dance show of the weekend

The Never Ending Story, Grand Opera House, York, Sunday, 6pm

YORK School of Dance and Drama principal Lesley Ann Eden presents her “choreo-drama” version of the cult 1985 film this weekend. “It tackles the theme of bullying in school, which is very relevant today,” she says. “Our production follows the fantasy of a child who finds an ancient magic book, where the characters help her to resolve her victimisation by a gang of bullies.”

Seeking a laugh? Gamble on this comedy night...

Ed Gamble: Blizzard, Burning Duck Comedy Club, The Crescent community venue, York, Saturday 7.30pm

LONDONER Ed Gamble returns to York with another bracing flurry of idiocy with a short title. In the wake of Marathon and Stampede, be prepared to be blown over by Blizzard. You may have seen Gamble on Mock The Week or The Russell Howard Hour or a “short film he can’t remember the name of where he killed a man from The Bill with a spade”. This weekend he discusses the eternal struggle for identity and being conned by a guide dog.

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Eternal struggle: Ed Gamble at Burning Duck Comedy Club

Western of the weekend

Once Upon A Time In The West (12A), Vintage Sundays at City Screen, York, Sunday, noon

DEEMED the “ultimate western”, drawing from all the archetypes and distilling them down to their mythic core, Sergio Leone’s revisionist film is 50 years old this year. To attain prime land in Sweetwater, crippled railroad baron Morton hires some killers. led by blue-eyed sadist Frank, who wipe out property owner Brett McBain and his family. McBain’s newly arrived bride, Jill, however, inherits the land instead. Both outlaw Cheyenne and “Harmonica” take it on themselves to look after Jill and thwart Frank’s plans to seize her land.